Himachandan Arati & Rajbesh will start at 9:00 pm on Feb 18, 2023. Note: Temple will provide samagris for the Shiva Avishek. Please do not bring Milk. Temple will not accept any items from outside.
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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
Feb
18
Sat
6:00 PM Maha Shiva Ratri @ Ananda Mandir
Maha Shiva Ratri @ Ananda Mandir
Feb 18 @ 6:00 PM – Feb 19 @ 6:00 AM
Maha Shiva Ratri @ Ananda Mandir
Himachandan Arati & Rajbesh will start at 9:00 pm on Feb 18, 2023. Temple will provide samagris for the Shiva Avishek. Note: Please do not bring Milk. Temple will not accept any items from outside.
Feb
19
Sun
6:00 PM Shyama Puja @ Ananda Mandir
Shyama Puja @ Ananda Mandir
Feb 19 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
For the latest update please check our website https://www.anandamandir.org .
Mar
7
Tue
5:30 PM Dol Purnima
Dol Purnima
Mar 7 @ 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
 
5:30 PM Satyanarayan Puja
Satyanarayan Puja
Mar 7 @ 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
 
Mar
21
Tue
6:00 PM Shyama Puja @ Ananda Mandir
Shyama Puja @ Ananda Mandir
Mar 21 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
For the latest update please check our website https://www.anandamandir.org .
Mar
27
Mon
5:30 PM Basanti Durga Sasthi
Basanti Durga Sasthi
Mar 27 @ 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
DEBIR GHOTOKE AGOMON O DOLAI GOMON AMONTRON O ODHIBAS
Apr
15
Sat
9:00 AM Subho Naboborsho
Subho Naboborsho
Apr 15 @ 9:00 AM – 8:30 PM
Darshan & Stuti from 9.00 am – 8:30 pm Devi Mahatyam Path – at Evening (6:30 pm onwards)
Apr
19
Wed
6:00 PM Shyama Puja @ Ananda Mandir
Shyama Puja @ Ananda Mandir
Apr 19 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
For the latest update please check our website https://www.anandamandir.org .

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.