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Holy Pilgrimage - Hindu temples in USA

OM SAI MANDIR, Flushing, New York

Located in the heart of Queens, New York, is Sri Sai Baba's magnificent temple. Devotees are welcome to visit the temple and seek Baba's blessings. The temple is open from early morning till late evening. Daily activities consist of aratis, bhajans, satsangh, naam jaap, annadan, and more.
Temple Timings: 8:00 AM to 9.00 PM Daily. Temple is open 365 days.
For more information contact us at:
Om Sai Mandir
45-11 Smart Street
Flushing, New York 11355

Tel. (718) 461-0454

The temple's hall is available for bhajans, annadan, functions, pujas, etc. For more information, please call us at 1.718.461.0454.

Om Sai Mandir is organized exclusively for charitable, religious purposes and is a non profit organization, exempt under section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

As firm believers in righteous conduct and with a strong belief that a temple is a persuasive means to shape and nurture the ideals, aspirations, and conduct of individuals—especially young children—for generations to come, my wife and me embarked on this mission of constructing a temple in the service of Baba—and humanity at large.
Our desire was transformed into a strong determination by the blessings of our beloved Guruji, Late Dr. K.V. Raghava Rao. His holy blessings found expression through the foundation of Om Sai Mandir. With God’s grace and Guruji’s blessings, the temple has the distinction of being the first mandir in the world dedicated to both Shirdi Sai Baba and Sathya Sai Baba—essentially the same supreme Lord in 2 different forms.
A beautiful house was purchased—on Thursday, June 26, 2003—with close access to all the key amenities, including transportation, schools, medical facilities, religious institutions, and a thickly populated community of devotees. The temple’s activities began with group bhajans on Guru Poornima, 2003.
Extensive renovation, spanning over 5 months, was undertaken to transform the place and render it suitable for spiritual activities. On Datta Jayanti, 2003, “Gruh Pravesh” puja was performed and bhajans were conducted on: November 23rd, Christmas, and December 31st. Finally, on Saturday, January 03, 2004, the auspicious day of Vaikuntha Ekadashi—when the gates of heaven are unlocked for devotees—the gates of Om Sai Mandir were also opened for regular temple activities. Beautiful, life-sized pictures of Shirdi Sai Baba and Sathya Sai Baba, placed adjacent to each other, now adorn the temple’s altar.
The Present
Devotees from all walks of life, and from diverse backgrounds, now throng to this temple to seek Baba’s blessings and grace. The mandir is open 7 days a week and conducts devotional programs that include: aratis, bhajans, regular pujas, naam smaranam, and annadan [food service]. Devotees’ prayers and a vibrant spiritual ambience have made this temple a veritable Shirdi and Parthi in New York.
The mandir’s website (www.omsaimandir.org) serves as a comprehensive source of information and direction to several Internet users. In addition to the website, Baba’s message is being spread using several means, such as word of mouth, newsletters, flyers, and spiritual gatherings.
The Future
Efforts are now being undertaken to bring life-sized statues of both Shirdi Sai Baba and Sathya Sai Baba from India. Extensive plans are also in progress for the overall development and expansion of the mandir. Needless to mention, with Baba’s blessings, the temple is headed toward unprecedented growth.
A dedicated team of volunteers form the very backbone of this organization and it is their service that makes the running of this temple seem effortless. While thanking this dedicated team, I would like to make a request to all devotees to come forward and volunteer services in the best possible manner.
As we embark on this spiritual journey, I would like to once again thank everyone for their affection and seek Baba’s blessings to grant us strength and to ensure the welfare of one and all. Sai Ram.

The temple is open from 8 a.m. in the morning till 9 p.m. in the night - 7 days/week, 365 days/year. Devotees are welcome to come and participate in daily prayers, aratis, bhajans, name chanting, food services, and more. Food is served on a daily basis to one and all.
All are requested to come and participate.


The temple is open daily from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. 7 days a week




Kakad (Morning)
8.00 AM

Every Thursday
7.00 PM to 8.30 PM


Madhyana (Afternoon)
12.00 PM

Every Sunday
2.00 PM to 3.00 PM

Naam Jap

Dhoop (Evening)
6.00 PM

Seja (Night)
8.00 PM

Despite our best attempts, events may not always proceed as planned. Please check with the temple before planning your visit.


Tues, Jan. 01: New Year’s Day Celebrations
Sun, Jan. 13: Lodhi/Lohri
Mon, Jan. 14: Makar Sankranti/Pongal
Tues, Jan 15: Uttarayan Punyakalam Begins
Sat, Jan. 26: India’s Republic Day


Thurs, Feb. 14: Valentine’s Day

Sun, Mar. 10: Mahashivaratri
Wed, Mar. 27: Holi/Holika Poornima

Thurs Apr 11: Ugadi/Gudi Padwa/Cheti Chand/Vasant Navaratri Begins/Vijaya Namasamvatsara Begins
Sat, Apr. 13: Baisakhi
Sun, Apr. 14: TamilNew Year/Vishu/Malayali New Year
Mon, Apr 15: Bengali New Year Fri, Apr. 19: Sri Ram Navami


Mon, May. 06: Eshwaramma Day/Buddha Poornima
Sun, May 12: Mother's Day


Mon, Jun 03: Hanuman Jayanti
Sun, Jun. 16: Father’s Day


Thurs, Jul. 04: America's Independence Day
Tues Jul 16: Dakshinayana Punyakalam Begins
Mon Jul 22: Guru Poornima/Vyasa Poornima

Thur, Aug 15: India's Independence Day
Wed, Aug. 21: Raksha Bandhan/Raakhi Poornima
Wed, Aug. 28/Thurs Aug 29: Sri Krishna Janmashtami/Krishna Jayanti

Mon, Sep. 9: Ganesh Chaturthi/Siddhivinayak Chowthi

Mon, Sep. 16: Onam
Sat, Sept. 28: Shri Shirdi Sai Baba's Birthday


Sat, Oct. 05: Sharad Navaratri (Devi Navaratri) Begins
Sat., Oct 12: Durgashtami

Mon, Oct 14: Vijayadashami/Dussehra/Shri Shirdi Sai Baba's Samadhi Day
Tues, Oct 22: Karva Chowth


Fri, Nov 01: Dhantrayodashi/Dhanteras
Sun Nov 03: Diwali/Deepavali/Amavasya
Mon Nov 04: Gujrati New Year
Tues Nov 05: Bhai Dooj/Bhav Beej
Sat, Nov 09 6.00 PM to Sun Nov 10, 6 PM: Akhanada (24 Hours) Bhajans for Global Peace

Sun Nov 17: Karthik Poornima/Guru Nanak Jayanti
Sat Nov 23: Sri Sathya Sai Baba's Birthday

Thurs Nov 28: Thanksgiving Day

Sat, Dec 14: Hanumad Vrat
Mon, Dec 16: Datta Jayanti; Dhanurmas Begins
Tues, Dec 24: Christmas Eve
Wed, Dec 25: Christmas Celebrations

Tues Dec 31: New Year's Eve Celebrations
45-11 Smart Street
Flushing, New York 11355
Tel: 1-718-461-0454
Email: info@omsaimandir.org
Web: www.omsaimandir.org
From Manhattan: If coming from Manhattan; Take Long Island Expressway (I-495 East). Exit at Kissena Blvd. (Exit 24). Make left into Kissena Blvd. Go north on Kissena Blvd for one mile (approx. 8 traffic lights). Make a right turn into 45th Avenue. Drive straight towards Smart Street (4th block) make right into Smart Street. Om Sai Mandir is the second building (white) on your left.  
From Long Island:   If you are coming from Long Island, Take Long Island Expressway (I-495 West) then take exit 24 (Kissena Blvd). Make right turn into Kissena Blvd. Go north on Kissena Blvd for one mile (approx. 8 lights). Make a right turn into 45th Avenue. Drive straight towards Smart Street (4th block) make right into Smart Street. Om Sai Mandir is the second building (white) on your left. 
If you are coming from areas other than Manhattan or Long Island, take any one of the highways most convenient to you - The Belt Parkway, Brooklyn-Queens Expressway or Grand Central Parkway - and then get on Long Island Expressway. From there, follow directions given above.
BY PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION  :  From Manhattan (New York City) - Take the 7 Train. Get off at Main Street (Flushing) station. From there you could catch either Q25/34, Q17, or Q27 (going towards Jamaica).
If you take Q17, Q27, Q25/34
The bus goes through Kissena Blvd. Get off at 45th Avenue on Kissena Blvd. Walk into 45th Avenue towards Flushing Hospital. Walk 4 blocks. 4th block is Smart Street. Make right into Smart Street. Om Sai Mandir is the second building (white) on your left.

Eshwaramma, The Divine Mother who served as an instrument for the Divine Avatar's advent, holds a very dear place in the hearts of Sai devotees. Her birthday and Samadhi Day fall on the same day, May 06. We will be celebrating her birthday with great love at Om Sai Mandir. The day's events will start at 7.45 AM and will continue until 9.00 PM. Do not miss this day!
Suprabhatam: 7.45 AM
Kakad Arati: 8.00 AM
Rudram/Sarva Devata Abhishekam: 9.00 AM to 12.00 PM
Vishnu/Lalitha Sahasranam: 2.00 PM to 3.00 PM
Mrityunjaya Japam/Sai Sahasranamavali: 4.00 PM to 6.00 PM
Special Bhajans: 8.00 PM to 9.00 PM
Followed by Mahaprasad

Om Tat Sat

(My humble  salutations to the great devotees ,  wikisources  and Pilgrimage tourist guide for the collection )


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