GROUND BREAKING CEREMONY
RAM NAVAMI, SUNDAY, APRIL 1, 2012
Ram Navami (Date of birth of Shri Ram, Avtar of God on earth ) and Palm Sunday ,
both very Holy Day in the two great religions on earth, when the Ground
Breaking Ceremony of the Historic Sankat Mochan Mandir in Old Bridge, NJ took place.
is a First that a NJ Senator participated actively in the Pooja from the
beginning to the end.
was supported and attended by American community as well
Senator Sam Thompson, Assemblyman Robert Clifton, Asm Upendra
Chivukula, Dr Poonam Alaigh, former Health Commissioner , NJ State, Councilman
Richard Green, surrogate of Mayor O. Henry of Old Bridge as he was out of
town, Councilperson Debbie Walker and Anita Greenberg, Chairman, OBRCC,
Dr. Sudhanshu Prasad , Councilman Edison attended the event.
started with the Devotional music and Songs, Chaupaiyan (Verses) from ancient
Play back singer of sixties and seventies Minoo Purushottam sang bhajan on
the great occasion.
chanting the Mantra in Sanskrit from Ancient Scriptures the Priest performed the
Pooja (worship) of Lord Ganesh (the
first one to be worshipped to remove all the obstacles), Mother
earth, Nava Graha (nine planets) and performed Havan and
end, Pooja ceremony was done in 3 ft x 3 ft x 3 ft hole in the ground by
pouring in Milk and Holy Water and then it was
covered by earth by Shovel
by All guest and dignitaries.
of the tough location of the Site from the point of view of Parking and other
Traffic considerations, a Bus shuttle was organized to transport the guests
back and forth from the parking lot to the Temple Site. Nearly 500 people
event was heavily covered by Media such as TV Asia, Sahara TV, India Abroad,
EBC Radio, Radio Dil Se and others.
the Ceremony delicious Prasad (Blessed Food) was served to all attendees. A brief
Reception was done honoring the dignitaries for their help and Support.
Gupta, Founder and Chairman, in his welcome speech said, "The
only reason this Sankat Mochan temple is being built is to help people who are in
SANKAT (suffering and crisis) . They can go there and pray for the relief from
their Problems and get their MANORATH (wishes) fulfilled."
"SANKAT MOCHAN" literally means "Remover of Serious
Problems". This name was given to Hanuman Ji by
Sant Tulasidas, after writing Ramayan and Hanuman Chalisa at the Bank of
Holy river Ganga in the Holy city of Varanasi, UP, India. He said, “I am giving YOU this name because this is
YOUR Role in
Ramayan. Any time Sri Ram was in Ghor
Sankat, you helped Him.”
he founded the World Famous Temple Sankat Mochan in Varanasi, India, where people come from all over the world to pray for
relief from their problems.
Gupta said, "One
day people from whole North America and all over the world will come
to this Sankat Mochan in Old Bridge for relief of their problems and fulfill their
Wishes. I PRAY to Sankat Mochan Hanuman Ji to Help all those who come
here, as this is the
only Goal I have. "
nearly seven years in finding the land and getting all approvals from
State, County and Town after spending lot of time and money.
is ready for construction and need Funds. One can help by Tax
deductible Donation or extending loan to the Temple. Names of
the Donors of $1000.00 or more will go on the Wall of the Temple. You can
donate On Line or pay by check or Credit Card. Make checks payable to Sankat
Mochan Temple USA and mail to the office 40 La Valencia Rd , Old Bridge, NJ
addition to the the dignitaries mentioned above event was attended by community
leaders HR Shah, Piyush Patel, Rajeev Bhambri, India Abroad, Sudhir
Vaishnav, Sahara TV, Alka Agrawal EBC Radio, Ramesh Patel, Gulshan Chhabra and