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2021 - Annual Fundraising Campaign Launched

The Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the launch of our Annual Fund-Raising Campaign. The funds we collect through these annual campaigns are critical to the financial health of our organization. Last year, this campaign brought in 53% of our annual revenue. Without a successful fund-raiser, we would have faced great difficulty in meeting many of our financial obligations (such as the annual payment of interest and principal to the members who have advanced us personal loans totaling $3.2 million).

2021 - Annual Fundraising Campaign Launched

This year's campaign will reach its finale on Sunday, June 27. Like last year, we will organize an online cultural event to celebrate the occasion in place of an in-person lunch. Our Cultural Committee is working on finalizing the program, and we will share the details with you in due course. Last year, we featured Bhajan Samrat Anup Jalota, and the program received excellent reception from our members.
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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 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.

Upcoming Events
May
11
Tue
5:30 PM Shyama Puja @ Ananda Mandir
Shyama Puja @ Ananda Mandir
May 11 @ 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
For the latest update please check our website http://www.anandamandir.org .
May
14
Fri
9:00 AM Akshya Trithia @ Ananda Mandir
Akshya Trithia @ Ananda Mandir
May 14 @ 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
 
Jul
9
Fri
5:30 PM Shyama Puja @ Ananda Mandir
Shyama Puja @ Ananda Mandir
Jul 9 @ 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
For the latest update please check our website http://www.anandamandir.org .
Jul
12
Mon
6:30 PM Ratha Jatra
Ratha Jatra
Jul 12 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
 
Jul
19
Mon
5:30 PM Satyanarayan Puja
Satyanarayan Puja
Jul 19 @ 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
 
6:00 PM Ultorath Jatra
Ultorath Jatra
Jul 19 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
 
Jul
24
Sat
10:00 AM Guru Purnima
Guru Purnima
Jul 24 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
 
Aug
7
Sat
5:30 PM Shyama Puja @ Ananda Mandir
Shyama Puja @ Ananda Mandir
Aug 7 @ 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
For the latest update please check our website http://www.anandamandir.org .

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Community News

December 2020 – Ananda Mandir recently welcomed three new members to the Board of Trustees:

Sanchoy Das, Nimai Ghosh & Shyamal Sarkar.

January 2021 – Gayatri GaMarsh Memorial Awards for Literary Excellence:

Winners are Swapna Ray & Subhankar Mukhopadhyay (Bengali Publications) and Debashis Roy Chowdhury (English Publications). More

Our sincere thanks to two BOT members who retired during 2020:

Indrani Dhar &  Suprasad Baidyaroy.  And we extend a warm welcome to Anjan Lahiri as Vice President.