Saraswati Puja – February 16, 2021, Tuesday 8:30 am to 10:00 am – Puja 10:00 to 11:30 am – Arati, Pushpanjali, & Hate Khori.
Bani Bandana – February 20, 2021, Saturday 10:00 to 11:30 am – Debi Stuti, Arati, Pushpanjali, & Hate Khori
Because of COVID-19, we have to maintain distancing & mask-wearing, so the plan is we will make the seating arrangements (on a chair) 6 feet apart and their parents will sit with them. Biswabhai will say the mantra and the parents will help the kids with the writing on the slate. After the process is complete we have to wipe off (disinfect) slates, chalks, and chairs. Sitting capacity will be limited based on the space available.
DUE TO COVID 19 PANDEMIC THE TEMPLE WILL REMAIN CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
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Who We Are
With limited funds but unlimited hope, leading members of the Bengali community in New Jersey got together in 1995 and incorporated Ananda Mandir as a non-profit, tax-exempt organization. Following intensive efforts to locate a property that could accommodate a Temple as well as a Community Center, Ananda Mandir purchased a 7.5 acre property in December, 1997. At that time, the property included a 2800 sq. ft., 6-year old ranch-style building andAnanda Mandir became debt-free in 2001 and began a serious effort to obtain Township permits for a Hindu Temple on the site. We received Construction Permit in November, 2002 – and we celebrated Temple groundbreaking with Bhumi Puja on December 7, 2002 – a historic date in our calendar! Temple construction was completed in 2003. The old ranch-style building then became the residence for our priest and our office/meeting/classroom space.
In 2011 we launched The Campaign for Ananda Mandir with a goal of raising $1 million by the end of 2013. With your generous contributions, this goal ws achieved. The Campaign funds were used primarily for the construction of a new and expanded temple with a classical Bengali temple faÃ§ade and a multi-functional cultural center. This two-year, $4 million+ project was completed in 2015-2016
In June 2018, Ananda Mandir Hosted NABC 2018 at Atlantic City, NJ. NABC 2018 was a great success and enjoyed by thousands of Bengalis from all over the USA. Click to view the pictures from the event, and here to view short videos.
December 2019 – Ananda Mandir recently welcomed three new members to the Board of Trustees:
Meena Dam, Sumit Ganguli and Anjan Lahiri.
January 2020 – Ananda Mandir recognizes the following Life Members for their Sustained Support:
BENEFACTOR: Arun & Rita Bhowmik, Rajat & Devika Chakraborty, Kiran & Kamala Das and Supriya & Rik Sen.
BENEFACTOR-GOLD: Paritosh & Srimati Chakrabarty, Pijush & Chandra Chakraborty and Debajyoti & Shikha Chatterji.
BENEFACTOR-DIAMOND: Jai Prakash & Suparna Biswas, Chandi & Nandita Maitra, Ashok & Bandana Rakhit and Shyamal & Ruby Sarkar