In case of incliment weather Ananda Mandir Committee reserves the right to close the temple without any advance 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 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
10
Fri
9:30 AM Akshya Trithia
Akshya Trithia
May 10 @ 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Sri Krishna – Chandan Jatra
Jul
7
Sun
6:00 PM Ratha Jatra
Ratha Jatra
Jul 7 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
 

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.