Infectious disease experts believe that we, as individuals, must take certain steps to minimize exposure to the virus and transmission to others. To make you aware of these precautionary steps, we have prepared the attached one-page flyer. We are also posting this information prominently at the entrance to the Temple, the Front Building and the Community Hall. Please take a minute to review the information, and follow the precautions every time you visit us.
In the coming weeks, our buildings will remain closed for visitors until further notice. We are monitoring the daily updates by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and New Jersey State Government.
Individuals or groups who have made reservations of our Tagore Hall should stay abreast of local and national updates and make decisions that ensure the overall safety and well-being of all guests. In the event you have a reservation for an event and would like to re-schedule, please know that we will work with you to postpone the event to a later date and honor any deposits toward future events.
Watch Sandhya Arathi
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 faÃ§ade 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.
December 2019 – Ananda Mandir recently welcomed three new members to the Board of Trustees:
Meena Dam, Sumit Ganguli and Anjan Lahiri.
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