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269 Cedar Grove Lane, Somerset, NJ 08873 ♦ Phone: (732) 873-9821 ♦ Email: info@anandamandir.org
Upcoming Events
Nov
29
Sun
6:00 PM Raas Purnima
Raas Purnima
Nov 29 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
 
6:30 PM Satyanarayan Puja
Satyanarayan Puja
Nov 29 @ 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
 
Dec
14
Mon
6:00 PM Shyama Puja @ Virtual Ananda Mandir
Shyama Puja @ Virtual Ananda Mandir
Dec 14 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
For the latest update please check our website http://www.anandamandir.org . We will broadcast the live puja from 7:00 PM Est – 7:15 PM Est.  
6:30 PM Shayama Puja
Shayama Puja
Dec 14 @ 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
 
Jun
23
Wed
10:00 AM Ratha Yatra
Ratha Yatra
Jun 23 @ 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
 
Jul
5
Mon
9:00 AM Guru Purnima
Guru Purnima
Jul 5 @ 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
 
Aug
11
Wed
9:00 AM Jonmashtomi
Jonmashtomi
Aug 11 @ 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM
 
Sep
17
Fri
9:00 AM Biswakarma Puja
Biswakarma Puja
Sep 17 @ 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
 
10:00 AM Tila Tarpan
Tila Tarpan
Sep 17 @ 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
 
Oct
21
Thu
5:00 PM Sosthi – Debir Bodhan, Amantran ... @ Ananda Mandir
Sosthi – Debir Bodhan, Amantran ... @ Ananda Mandir
Oct 21 @ 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Sosthi - Debir Bodhan, Amantran O Adhibas @ Ananda Mandir
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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

December 2019 – Ananda Mandir recently welcomed three new members to the Board of Trustees:

Meena Dam, Sumit Ganguli and Anjan Lahiri.

January 2020 – Gayatri GaMarsh Memorial Awards for Literary Excellence:

Awardees were  Keya Mukhopadhyay (Bengali Publications) and Sneha Sundaram and Vishnupriya (English Publications). More

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