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Murti Sthapana & Pran Pratishtha
Tuesday Ganesh Pujan
Tuseday Ganesh prayers wards off the evils of Mangal. Join us every Tuesday for Siddhivinayak Pujan & Aaarti at 6.30 pm, Siddhivinayak Temple USA, 1916 Lakewood Rd., Toms River, NJ 08755.
॥ श्री वक्रतुण्ड महाकाय सूर्य कोटी समप्रभा
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.
Grand Opening – Oct 23rd, 24th & 25th Pran Pratistha and Grand Opening
“Fear not what is not real, never was and never will be.
What is real, always was and cannot be destroyed.”
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.