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Ananda Mandir, Somerset, NJ
Temple of Worship and Cultural Center


Ananda Mandir, Inc.
269 Cedar Grove Lane,
Somerset, NJ 08873-5212

Welcome to Ananda Mandir

Ananda Mandir is not just another temple. It is a Bengali religious and cultural center where opportunities to participate in the arts abound,whether it be classes or community events and gatherings. Come and spend some time here, talk to Biswabhai, our resident priest, and feel the power of faith. Volunteer for various activities and make a difference to the community.

Darshan and Puja Hours : 9 AM to 11:30 AM and 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM (Time subject to change without notice, depending on circumstances)  

About Ananda Mandir

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 7.53 acres property in December, 1997. At that time, the property included a 2800 sq. ft., 6-year old ranch-style building (with full and walk-out basement) and two additional usable structures.
ANANDA 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 has been completed. The old ranch-style building has become our Community Center.

October, 2013
  • 4 Fri. Til Tarpan  (10:00am-12:30pm) & Shyama Puja (6:00pm-8:00pm)
  • 6 Sun. Mahishashura Mardini 
  • 10-14 Thurs-Mon. Durga Puja 
  • 18 Fri.Kojagori Lakshmi Puja & Satyanaryan Puja 

November, 2013
  • 2 Sat. Maha Kali Puja  (7:31pm-11:00pm)
  • 9-11 Sat-Mon. Jagaddhatri Puja 
  • 14 Thurs. AM Foundation Day 
  • 17 Sun.Raas Yatra & Satyanaryan Puja 

December, 2013
  • 7 Mon. Shyama Puja  (5:30pm-7:30pm)
  • 15 Sun. Satyanaryan Puja (5:30pm-7:30pm)
  • 31 Tues.Shyama Puja (7:30pm-9:30pm)

January, 2014
  • 1 Wed. New Years Day (Temple will remain open from 9:00am-8:00pm)
  • 12 Sun.Satyanaryan Puja (5:30pm-7:30pm)
  • 14 Tues.Makar & Pous Sankranti 
  • 29 Wed.Ratanti Kali Puja 
  • 30 Thurs.Shyama Puja (5:30pm-7:30pm)

February, 2014
  • 4 Tues. Saraswati Puja 
  • 9 Sun.Bani Bandana   (Satyanaryan Puja from 5:30pm-7:30pm)
  • 27 Thurs.Shiva Ratri 
  • 28 Fri.Shyama Puja (5:30pm-7:30pm)

March, 2014
  • 16 Sun. Dol Purnima & Satyanaryan Puja 
  • 30 Sun.Shyama Puja (5:30pm-7:30pm)

April, 2014
  • 4-9 Fri.-Wed. Basanti Puja 
  • 8 Tue.Ram Nabami Puja (5:30pm-7:30pm)
  • 13 Sun.Nil Yatra (morning) Satyanaryan Puja (evening)  
  • 14 Mon.Chaitra Sankranti 
  • 15 Tues.Poila Baishakh (5:30pm-7:30pm)

Our Resident Priest

Biswajyoti Nayak, Ananda Mandir’s Resident Priest, is one of those rare priests who enlighten our hearts and minds with the knowledge of Hindu Religion and Spirituality.

Executive Committee (2012-2014)

Dipak Sarkar, Suranjan Choudhury, Suprasad Baidyaroy, Jaiprakash Biswas, Chanu Das, Chandi Maitra, Santosh Mukherjee, Arun Bhowmik, Ashok Rakhit, Krishna Dutta Roy


President:               Dipak Sarkar
Vice President:       Suprasad Baidyaroy and Jaiprakash Biswas
General Secretary: Suranjan Choudhury
Assistant General Secretary: Chitra mondal
Treasurer:               Chanu Das
Other Members: Chanda Aditya, Krishna Bhattacharya, Arun Bhowimik, Prabir Biswas, Sikha Chatterji, Pronoy Chatterjee, Krishna Dutta Roy, Sanjit Dutta, Phalguni Ghosh, Saurav Ghosh, Alex Kosnik, Chandi Maitra, Pradip Majumdar, Uma Roychowdhury, Santosh Mukherjee, Ashok Rakhit, Sukanta Sengupta, Utpal Sengupta

Contact us

Ananda Mandir, Inc.
269 Cedar Grove Lane,
Somerset, NJ 08873-5212

Om Tat Sat

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


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