Help us build the temple!
॥ श्री वक्रतुण्ड महाकाय सूर्य कोटी समप्रभा
निर्विघ्नं कुरु मे देव सर्व-कार्येशु सर्वदा ॥
Welcome to our site!
The website of the Sri Siddhivinayak Temple USA and the Indian Community Center.
The Temple is dedicated to Sri Siddhivinayak, one of the most revered manifestations of Lord Ganesha.
A Brief History of Our Temple
6 acres of prime land was purchased on Nov. 28th, 2012 for the building of the Temple and Community center by the generous contributions of the community members. Bhumi Pujan or ground breaking ceremony was performed on June 1, 2013, amidst much fan-fare. Phase 1 construction of the Temple is to start soon.
Ensure the future of your children by donating to the Brick by Brick fund for temple construction. Each child or loved one’s name will be prominently displayed. Donate $501/brick/person.
Our primary goal is to provide a Temple sanctuary and a Community center hub with dedicated selfless service to our Indian community.
Contribute your recipes for publication in The Sri Siddhivinayak Cookbook. Please, view our Pdf folder...
Phase 1 Construction Project The architectural rendering of the facade of the phase 1...
Join us for a magical evening when we take you on a stroll through memory...
“Fear not what is not real, never was and never will be.
What is real, always was and cannot be destroyed.”
Sri Siddhivinayak Murti
The Shree Siddhivinayak Murti has arrived in Toms River, NJ, USA after making its long journey from Mumbai, India via national carrier, Air India. The Murti was hand crafted by Shilpis or artisans from Jaipur, Rajasthan, India. As soon as construction of the temple is finished, there will be an inauguration or Murti Sthapana ceremony to consecrate the Murti. This ritual will usher in the Shree Siddhivinayak deity and energize the idol. And, regular aarti and chanting of mantras will release the vibrations for all the avid devotees to feel. Till then, the Murti lies quiescent at the Sai temple of Pt. Narendra Khichi in Toms River, NJ.
Phase 1 is our immediate plan for renovating 3035 sq.ft. building on site. The Sri Siddhivinayak Murty will be placed at the northwest end of the temple with the major space being utilized as a sanctum for devotees to pray. There will be a restroom and kitchen. Attic space will be utilized for offices. The site plan includes a large parking lot. A phase 2 plan is also ready and to be implemented in the next 5 years and envisages a much bigger temple and community center and the scope of this project will be determined by the available funds.
Sanskaardham Pathshala is a school conducted by a group of dedicated volunteers or Sewaks belonging to Sri Siddhivinayak Temple USA who are focused on teaching our children the value of Hindu religion, our Indian culture and our many ethnic languages such as Gujarati & Hindi, at the present. We are just starting out and currently teach age group, 5-12 year old. A new batch for teenagers is being enrolled for the coming semester. Classes are scheduled to coincide with the academic year and run for the academic semester on every alternate Sundays at the High School North, Toms River, NJ. Enroll your child today!
One Community One Garba
The coming Navratri will see one Garba this year as the temple has decided to support the Indian Cultural Association's Garba/Dandiya event. The community has hailed this step and we call on all to unite and make this year's Navratri celebration a grand success.