Hindu Samaj Temple Timings:
*Closes at 8:30 PM from December 1 to March 1
Monday – Friday 8:30 – 12:30 PM / 4:00 – 9:00 PM* or 8:30 PM from 12/1 to 3/1
Saturday 8:30 AM to 9:00 PM*(8:30 PM from 12/1 to 3/1)
Sunday 8:30 AM to 9:00 PM* (8:30 PM 12/1 to 3/1)
Hindu Samaj Temple Aarti:
10:30 AM, and 7:30 PM Weekdays
8:00 PM on Tuesday
Suggested Donation for Puja Services:
Hindu Samaj would like to suggest the following minimum donation amounts though more can be offered at the yajman’s discretion:
Mahwah Hindu Samaj Temple Services at Temple:
Anna Prasna $51
Bhagwati Seva $201
First Birthday $101
Hiranya Shradh $51
Kalyana Utsavam $151
Karva Chauth $51
Navagraha Puja $101
Satyanarayana Puja $75
Special Abhshek $101, $301 Full day Puja
Udaya astmana Puja Sponsorship
Vahana Puja $51
Varalakshmi Vrath $51
Mahwah Hindu Samaj Temple Services at Home:
Anna Prasna $125
Bhagwati Seva $301
First Birthday $125
Griha Shanti $151
Griha Pravesh $201
Hiranya Shradh $101
Kalyana Utsavam $251
Navagraha Puja $151
Satyanarayana Puja $125
Varalakshmi Vrath $101
Rates are based on 4 hour round trip from departure to return. Additional charges may apply for longer trip.
*Please call Mandir for all other Pooja/Services not mentioned above
Priest Dakshina is not included and should be paid separately to the priest, including transportation and other expenses. In determining the amount of dakshina to be offered to the priest, the yajman should take into account the time devoted by the priest to the performance of a particular ceremony and in reaching the venue of this service.
Dakshina should be clearly marked and not mixed with Aarti money. No tax deductible receipt will be issued for dakshina.
For puja held outside the Mandir, the yajman should consider the money collected for Aarti as an extension of the mandir’s Aarti collection. Therefore, this money should be offered to the Mandir.
Donation to the Mandir :
All yajmans have an obligation to donate to the Mandir on the occasion of pooja performed by the priest at their homes or at other venues. However, for non-members of the society, in addition to the dakshina, a minimum donation of $101 to the Mandir is expected.
Guidelines for Prasad Offering :
We are making this request fully aware of the sentiments of devotees. We have also given instructions to the priest to follow the the guidelines as given below. Lots of Prasad-sweets , fruits and prepared food brought as an offering is wasted because other devotees do not wish to receive them from the priests for various reasons such as dietary, health and sanitary concerns. We feel terrible when we are compelled to throw it away because of health code and liability reasons. We are therefore requesting:
1) Bring only Almonds/Raisins/Cashews (dry-fruits) as offerings
2) If sweets and other perishable food including fruits are brought, please do the following: a)after it has been offered to the deity , take it to the kitchen and distribute it to your family and friends b) take the Prasad home. Please do not distribute any food in the Mandir area.
3) We request that instead of sweets and other perishable food, please make a donation either by cash or check deposited in the donation box. Checks written to Hindu Samaj is charitable tax deductible. If you deposit cash in a sealed envelope with your name, and address, we will send you a receipt. Such donations will help the temple to pay off mortgage which is over $4million.
We deeply appreciate your understanding, cooperation and generous donations
Hindu Samaj Temple of Mahwah Address:
247 W Ramapo Ave,
NJ 07430, USA
Phone: +1 201-529-1277