”The worship of Lord Ganesha signifies the act of placing the Divine before each and every one of our actions. I am ecstatic that Lord Ganapati has accepted to come and reside with us.”
These beautiful words were spoken by Prabhuji when the foundation was laid for the Vishwa Ganapati Temple in the Vishwa Dharma Ashram in New York State.
The temple will be home to a beautiful 4-foot marble Vishwarupa Ganapati, and a shelter for his admirers and devotees from all over the world. The vision of Prabhuji is that the temple will open its gates for spiritual seekers who wish to offer their devotion, meditate at Ganesha’s feet, and take a part in his service.
The Vishwarupa Ganapati deity was brought to the USA from India in 2008 with the tireless efforts of Vimukti Yoga Mission monks and yogis.
For a few years, Vishwarupa Ganapati stayed in a temporary location in the Radhe Shyam temple of the mission in New York City, and now we are thrilled to bring him to his own dedicated temple, at the mission’s ashram.
The building of the temple will be in 2 stages, with the first basic, yet beautiful, structure. The second will be a more elaborated temple.
The temple construction began successfully on August 10, 2012. The ground was flattened and a cement platform was laid. Prabhuji blessed the new foundation and expressed his joy and love for Ganesha by helping to level the ground.
The wooden structure has been put in place, granite has been brought in for the floor and is scheduled to be installed in the next few days. We will then paint the temple’s exterior and decorate its interior, putting on the final touches for the great day of the installation.
Our goal is to finish the temple’s construction and bring Lord Ganesha to his new home on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi, on Sept. 29, when the installation ceremony will take place.
You are heartily invited to attend and participate!Please enter here for event details.
You have the opportunity to take part in and express your devotion to Lord Ganesha! Here are the details of the first stage of the temple's construction costs:
Total cost: $3,895
All donations will be blessed* *All USA donations are tax deductible