Ananda Mandir

At Ananda Mandir the focus is on preserving and fostering the religious, educational and socio-cultural activities of the Hindu community...

KALI PUJA - Monthly

Ananda Mandir cordially invites you and your family to attend the monthly Kali Puja

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269 Cedar Grove Lane, Somerset, NJ 08873 Phone: (732) 873-9821. Morning Darshan: 9:00 am – 11:30 aM, Evening Darshan: 5:30 pm – 8:00 pM

We reserve the right to change the opening and/or closing time depending on other commitments.

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Who We Are

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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 façade 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.

Community News

June 2019 – Ananda Mandir welcomes three new members to the Board of Trustees:

Mita Sinha, Nilotpal Paul and Joy Bhowmick.

January 2019 – Gayatri GaMarsh Memorial Awards for Literary Excellence:

Awardees were BENGALI: Subrata Kumar Das (Bengali) and Jayashree Chatterjee (English). More

February 2019 – 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.