Place Category: Hindu Temples
India Temple Association Berlin
The ITA General Body will meet on Sunday, November 23, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. atHindu Mandir on 25 East Taunton Road, Berlin, NJ. The members will discuss theoperations of the ITA and elect trustees for the coming year
India Temple Association was formed by five visionaries, Mr. Vankat Raman, Mr. Romesh Chopra, Mr. Mohanram, Dr. Desh Raj Goel and Dr. Kanwar Sain Satija in 1976. Land was bought, plans were prepared and, as usual, community lacked funds to build new temple. Active members of another organization Shri Vallabhnidhi agreed to merge with ITA and on May 6, 1982, ITA purchased the church property and Hindu Mandir in Berlin became a reality, a place of worship for all Hindus in the Delaware Valley. Shri Narendra Amin was instrumental in providing paintings for temple beautification and along with Shri Mahesh Dixit, meticulous details for the ordering of idols from India were finalized. On May 31, 1985, the Idols of Radha-Krishna arrived at the mandir. However, because of damage in transit to Radhaji’s idol, the Pran-Pratishtha Mahotsava, of Lord Krishna was performed on September 20, 21 and 22, 1985. Over the past 25 years, the temple and its services have grown along with the community. Recently, the Organization celebrated its 25th Anniversary of Pran Pratishtha on September 10,11 and 12, 2010.
ITA is a non-profit and educational organization that will not participate in politics and segregation. Its goals are: to promote social, cultural, and religious understanding based on peace, love, justice, truth, and harmony; to promote friendship and goodwill among all people; to perform social services such as providing free medical help to needy families, providing educational grants/loans to needy families, providing social services to the elderly and to conduct educational/guidance programs for children to teach them good family and social values. Donations to ITA, Inc are tax deductible.
Temple Hours Sunday to Saturday: 7:30 A.M. TO 12:30 & 6:30 TO 9:00 P.M.
Aarti is performed at 12:00 noon and 8:00 pm daily.Aarti time is subject to change on Special occassions / Festival Celebrations.