More and more devotees are visiting the Temple as the construction work progresses
Diwali Celebrations at Siddhivinayak Temple USA
3rd Sarvajanik Ganesh Chaturthi Mahotsav celebrations. Click the image for more pictures
Chairman of the Temple, Dr. Avinash Gupta met with the Prime Minister of India, Mr. Narendra Modi in NYC and updated him on the work in progress. Click the image for the complete article.
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Proposed Phase 1

Current Temple Opening Hours: Weekdays 8:30 am to 10 am & 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm Weekends 8:30 am to 1:00 pm & 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm   Click Here for more details on Timings and Puja Request Form      We have a full time priest now!   Morning Aarti: 9:30 am & Evening Aarti: 7:00 pm

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.

॥ श्री वक्रतुण्ड महाकाय सूर्य कोटी समप्रभा
निर्विघ्नं कुरु मे देव सर्व-कार्येशु सर्वदा ॥

Grand Opening

Murti Sthapana & Pran Pratishtha
17th, 18th & 19th June 2016

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“Fear not what is not real, never was and never will be.
What is real, always was and cannot be destroyed.”

Bhagavad Gita

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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 has started and is expected to be completed by June 2015.


Brick by Brick Fundraiser.
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.







Mission Statement

Our primary goal is to provide a Temple sanctuary and a Community center hub with dedicated selfless service to our Indian community.


The remover of all obstacles. Our greatest obstacle to self-realization is our ego, which must be removed.


The one with the curved trunk who vanquishes jealousy and sets us onto a path of righteousness.


The elephant faced manifestation of Lord Ganesh who vanquishes greed and focuses our mind inwards on the self.

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. Check out our upcoming events calender for the next Adhivas ceremony for the purification of the Shri Siddhivinayak Murti.

Construction Plans

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

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!

Indian Cultural And Community Center

Our mission is to enable the Community to engage in various cultural and charitable activities, to enable the younger members of the Community to participate in events to help them reinforce their cultural identity and make them more productive citizens, to enable the growing senior citizens among the Indian sub-continental diaspora and local citizenry to share their common heritage and have an opportunity to have social interactions between generations. Also we would like to enable the surrounding community an opportunity to participate in various events engendering mutual understanding and communal harmony and to celebrate various festivals of its congregation and share their traditions with the larger New Jersey community.

The temple offers various religious activities

We are a 501(c) non-profit, tax exempt organization

Tuesday Ganesh Pujan

Tuseday Ganesh prayers wards off the evils of Mangal. Join us every Tuesday for Siddhivinayak Pujan & Aarti at 6.30 pm, Siddhivinayak Temple USA, 1916 Lakewood Rd., Toms River, NJ 08755.


Sunderkand, the 5th book of the epic Ramayana glorifies the adventures of Lord Hanuman. Pt. Narendra Khichi travels all over the US to narrate the Sunderkand. To schedule Sunderkand at your residence, please contact Pt. Narendra Khichi.

Maha Shivratri

Or the great night of Lord Shiva is celebrated in Feb./March with rituals such as bathing of the Shivalingham, pujas & mantras such as Om Namah Shivaha, fast during day and jagran at night. Maha Shivratri signifies the marriage of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati.


The temple is open to devotees of all allied Hindu faiths and is a Sarva Dharma Mandir. As such we envisage to celebrate many diverse festivals and offer religious services to various deities. Durga Puja, Mahavir Jayanti, Mata ki Chowki are just a few of them.

Ganesh Chaturthi

Celebrated for 10 days in Aug./Sept. every year is the most popular Ganpati festival and culminates with Ganesh Visarjan.
We hope to conduct the biggest Ganesh Chaturthi celebration on the east coast of the USA. 2015 will be the fourth consecutive year that we will be celebrating Ganesh Mahaotsav starting with Ganesh Chaturthi on day 1. The Ganesh Visarjan will be on day 10. Check out the upcoming events for details!