NJ Sri Guruvaayoorappan Temple Hours:
Weekdays: 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM and 4:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Weekends: 8:30 AM to 8:30 PM
New Year, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanks Giving Day & Christmas: 8:30 AM to 8:30 PM
Sri Krishna Bhojanashala (Run by Volunteers)
Opening Hours: (Thursday Closed)
Weekends: 6.30 Pm to 8.45 PM
Weekends & Holidays: 11.30 AM to 8.45 PM
About NJ Sri Guruvaayoorappan Temple:
Hindu American Temple and Cultural Center, Established 1988 .
Shrines for Lord Guruvaayoorappan as presiding deity and other deities including Sri Shiva, Sri Venkateswara, Sri Ayyappa & Sri Satyanarayana Swamy.
Conducts Nitya Pujas and a wide range of Religious, Vedic, Spiritual, Cultural, Educational and Community Services .
LANDMARKS IN HATCC HISTORY:
1988: HATCC was incorporated.
1995: Acquired 29+ acre property in Morganville. Started Temple services in a private house basement.
1998: Opening ceremony of the renovated prayer hall and started temple services
2004: Opening ceremony of new and bigger prayer hall
2010: First Srinivasa Kalyanam with Deities and Priests from Tirupati, India . Bhoomi Puja for New Temple. First Satyanarayana Vratam with Deities and Priests from Annavaram, India.
2011: Priest Quarters built as part of the new temple project.
2012: New authentic temple is opened and conducted Kurnbhabhishekam event.
2013: HATCC inaugurates its Go Shaala
2014: Krishna Bhojanashala started. First Sita Rarna Kalyanam with deities and priests from Bhadrachalam.
2015: Plans for specific new projects discussed in the next few slides. Yagashala contracts awarded and in progress.
1) HATCC Organization governed by a group of Trustees, elected by members of the organization.
2) Led by “Dharmatma” Dr. S.Yegnasubramanian as the Chairman.
3) All Trustees are professionals and committed devotees. Always eager to contribute and share to improve quality of service.
4) Chairman directs and guides all activities of the temple with able assistance from all Trustees.
5) Resident priests, a Manager, Assistant Manager, 2 cooks and, 2 Shilpis to maintain sculptures and goshala.
6) Annual accounts audited by an independent audit firm and filed with IRS.
NJ Sri Guruvaayoorappan Temple Membership Categories:
Benefactor: 50,000 and above
Grand Patron: 10,000 to 49,999
Patron: 5,000 to 9,999
Corporate Member: 1,000 to 4,999
All members names will be permanently recognized on the temple walls.
NJ Sri Guruvaayoorappan Temple Saraswathi Vidyalaya:
Our temple has been involved in educational activities right from its inception. The old temple building is dedicated for our educational activities. It is called Saraswathi Vidyalaya.
More than 20 different classes are held weekly. Conduct Religion class, shloka, various Indian languages including Samskritam, Yoga, meditation, dance, music and even a public speaking class.
Most of the classes are free and are taught by teachers who are volunteering their time to educate our youth.
Hundreds of kids and adults are making use of the excellent opportunity by attending the classes every week.
Vidyalaya also organizes a number of religious, spiritual and educational dis-courses and workshops throughout the year.
NJ Sri Guruvaayoorappan Temple Cultural Activities:
Sri Guruvaayoorappan Temple conducts many cultural events every year. Each event is unique to itself. Each program is conducted based on quality, variety and content. All the cultural events are made up of several aspects such as spiritual, cultural and traditional categories.
Our cultural events are designed to bring communities together in many ways that express their ideas, traditions and values. Sri Guruvaayoorappan Temple conducts many youth cultural programs to encourage young children to showcase their talents. The youth programs aim to propagate traditional values to preserve and encourage Indian music and dance. These youth programs bring children and adults together to exhibit their cultural prowess in a common platform.
The temple cultural committee accommodates a variety of artists and brings forth the unique skills from these talented artists in the community.
The Temple also conducts cultural programs during major Indian festivals and on other events such as the Temple foundation day and Indo American Community Fair, to bring diverse communities together.
Every year, the Cultural committee conducts a cultural event to celebrate several Indian states’ New Year Day. This event brings many communities together from across India, including Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Bihar/Jharkand, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Punjab, Kerala, Karnataka, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Orissa, Uttarakand, Tamilnadu, Chattisgarh and other States.
The Temple’s cultural events help teachers, students, and artists participate in a diverse offering of culture and artistic expression in divine atmosphere to serve the lord and our community.
NJ Sri Guruvaayoorappan Temple Community Outreach:
We started the community outreach program in 2013. We serve food every month to the needy through our Soup Kitchen. We extend help to Manavi, an organization helping women of South Asian origin, who are victims of domestic abuse.
We conduct medical clinic once a month at the temple with the assistance of Doctors who volunteer their time. Every month 20 -25 people make use of the clinic. Each month, a specialist is available for consultation.
We arrange talks and workshops by doctors who are specialists in their fields. We arrange other lectures that are of interest to the community at large on topics such as life insurance, health insurance, Medicare etc.
Morganville Sri Guruvaayoorappan Temple Address:
31 Wooleytown Road,
NJ 07751, USA
Phone: +1 732-972-5552