Om Gajaananam bhootaganaadi sevitam Kapittha jamboo phal saarbhakshinam Uma sutam shok vinaash kaaranam Nammami vighneshwar Paad pankajam
The Sanatan Dharma Mandir of Florida is a place of worship to God. Devotees are encouraged to come to the mandir and perform Puja to their Isht Devtas. The worship of God helps the devotee attains God's Realization.
The revered Pandit Baljit Ramnarain is the presiding priest at the mandir. Panditji has been serving the Hindu community in Guyana, New York, Florida and further afield for over 50 years. Panditji works selflessly and tireless to promote Sanatan Dharma. His outstanding community work is known near and far. His honesty, simplicity, dedication, sincerity and unconditional love for Sanatan Dharma are his trademarks.
Pandit Ramnarain comes from humble beginning. He hails from the beautiful countryside of WhimVillage, Corentyne, Berbice. He is second generation East Indians. Like other Indians, his ancestors too were brought from the Indian Sub-continent to sweat and toil on the sugar plantations across British Guiana.
Panditji is one of our unsung heroes. He worked very hard to make something of his life, but more so for the benefit of the community and to enhance the quality of life for people in the community. Being born in a Brahman home, he experienced an innate calling to serve his people in a religious capacity. At an early age, he started studying the Hindi and Sanskrit languages. He took to studying the Hindu religious texts, such as the Holy Ramayan, the Sacred Bhagavad Gita and the many other scriptural texts. His early preparation and perseverance paid off handsomely. Today, Panditji is one of our most learnt, inspiring and respected spiritual leaders.
Currently, Panditji lives in Kissimmee, Florida where he has undertaken the most challenging task of building a breath-takingly beautiful but extremely large mandir for devotees from all over the globe.
While the mandir is being built, Pandit Ramnarain has generously donated his home as the mandir for devotees to come and perform Puja to God. Panditji conducts Puja, the sacred Havan Ceremonies and all other major Parbs at his home freely for devotees to worship God.
Recently, he celebrated the Shiv Ratri Vrata Puja for the entire night at the mandir home. Devotees attended in such large numbers that there is absolutely no doubt that the Hindu community there needs a larger mandir to worship.
SANATAN MANDIR OF FLORIDA basking in the sun light
HELP TO CONSTRUCT A MASSIVE MANDIR -A SPIRITUAL GOLDMINE IN THE MAKING ... Your effort will bring Blessings to you and those that will worship there for many generations. Contacts:
Pt. Baljit: (407) 856-4383 Pt. Yoga: (718) 465-1830 OR (917) 302-3813 Doodnath: (718) 776-4143
Pandit Ramnarain Hanoman (Pandit Baljit) is currently leading the construction of a new and huge mandir in Kissimmee, Florida. The Sanatan Mandir of Florida has undergone many years of hard work and thousands of dollars in expenses. The location of the mandir site is 3473 Boggy Creek Road, Kissimmee, Florida, 34744.
A piece of land (5.5 acres) was acquired in 2003.The land is paid in full. The propose structure is 108 ft X 48 ft wide and 16 feet high. Architectural drawings and all permits have been acquired and the foundation has been laid. The commencement of this construction has brought great delight to all. We are extremely grateful to the people who donated money to purchase the property. We ask god’s blessing to those individuals who donated their trucks to transport dirt to prepare the site for construction. Those members and well wishers who came out to give physical labor are indeed blessed. We will take great pride to list their names in the future for their selfless contributions.
The mandir has reached a standstill recently due to lack of funds. We were hoping to acquire a loan to continue the project based on current assets of appx. $600.000, while we are raising funds to repay the loan. This, however, became difficult due to the current economy and problems with the banks. We have three fund raising events in progress at this time and hope you are able to assist us. We have planned a dinner on 23rd of August in New York. We are currently conducting a raffle, tickets are available.
We are hoping to raise a hundred thousand dollars from these events. We are also arranging fundraising dinners in Orlando and Ft. Lauderdale in the near future to create more awareness. Your contribution will help to lift the Hindu flag higher and with greater pride. God Bless You.
The Sanatan Mandir of Florida is a one-of-a-kind mandir of its stature in the entire USA that sits on a very spacious landscape. It is a mandir within a mandir that will house a Devi Durga Mandir, a Shiva Mandir and a Vishnu Mandir. The Sanatan Mandir of Florida is an 18, 000 square feet structure that will have 4 16-feet domes and 8 8-feet domes. It will have several entrances and a walkway all the way around the mandir.
Below are some photos of Sanatan Mandir of Florida under construction. For the completion of this beautiful mandir, your help is needed. Please help donate generously for a great cause that will benefit your youself, your children, your grand-children and generations to come. _________________________________________________________________________________________
PHOTOS OF SANATAN MANDIR OF FLORIDA - 2013
Contruction work is continuing at the mandir compound as Pandit Baljit and other devotees are working round the clock to have the mandir complete as soon as possible. Towards that end, roof has been put on certain parts of the mandir structure and fence has gone up.
Pandit Yoga Ramnarain has raised about $20,000 from a fundraiser event in New York which went towards the roof of the mandir. He would like to extend special thanks to all the devotees, relatives and friends who have helped to make this possible.
Now, funds are needed for the doors, windows and sheet rocking of the walls of the mandir. Anyone who would like to help in anyways, please do so. All help are highly appreciated.
PHOTOS OF MANDIR - 2010
These are photos of the Sanatan Mandir of Florida as construction was being done in 2010. The work continues until completion and beyond. Please send in your donation and be part of this massive project. All your help is very much appreciated.
_____________________________________________ MEET PANDIT BALJIT RAMNARAIN - A STALWART HINDU!
Pandit Baljit has been a pioneer in mandir-building in Guyana and here in the United States, among the Guyanese people. Mandir-building is not an easy task. Many people will not want to undergo the rigorous experience of constructing a mandir. Many people would ask, “Why are these people interested in building mandirs? There must be some benefit in the hard work they are putting in.”
If you are one such individual who ask such question, you are correct. The answer is, some people work for material gains, and those that want spiritual happiness build temples around the world for the others benefits. When this thought occur to us this was not our motive, we just saw the need for a mandir and people who are eager to pray.
Pandit ji hailed from Whim Village, in the central Corentyne of Berbice inGuyana. Pandit Baljit lived most of his life Lancaster Village in Guyana before migrating to New York in 1977 and currently lives in Orlando, Florida since 1988. As he settled in these places, he established mandirs where they were needed and assists in the development of those that previously existed.
Pandit Baljit developed an intense love for Sanatan Dharma from a tender age. He started performing ‘Purohit Karma’ around age twenty seven. He quickly won the respect and love of the people of the neighboring villages (Whim, Bloomfield, Alness, Alverston, Hogstyle, Bushlot,Bushlot Farm and Blackbush Polder). As a Hindu priest his life became that of a son, a father, and a leader in the community.
The revered Pandit Baljit celebrated his birthday on Saturday November 13th by performing Puja with his family priest, Pandit Tiwari. Panditji sat down with his "dharam patni" and his 94-years-old mother to perform Puja. Pandit Yoga was also assisting in the worship. It was an amazing satsang. We wish him Lord Shiva's choicest blessings always.
The revered Pandit Baljit performing Puja for his birthday on November 13th
Pandit Baljit addresses the gathering at fund-raiser on Feb. 7th
__________________________________________________________________________________________________________ DONATE A BHAGAVAD GITA!
The Sanatan Mandir of Florida and the Sanaatan Dharma Mandir of New York have embarked on an important community project termed "Donate a Bhagavad Gita" to Hindus and non-Hindus across the United States and further afield. The idea is to encourage people of all walks of life to delve into, read and try to understand the rich teachings of the Bhagavad Gita whose philosophy is universal in its context and is applicable to all humanity.
One of the great sloks taken from the Bhagavad Gita is: "Action Thy Duty, Reward Not Thy Concern."
If we strive to implement the true wisdom taken from the Bhagavad Gita into our lives, our lives will be less miserable and worrisome. We will be transformed into a more happy and contented individual.
To help towards this drive, or for more information, please contact:
1. Sanatan Mandir of Florida 3473 Boggy Creek Road Kissimmee, Florida 34744 USA
2. Sanaatan Dharma Mandir of New York 101-17 114th Street Richmond Hill NY 11419 USA
To read more on SwamJi's great charity work and to donate to this great cause in India, click here. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
THE NEW SANAATAN DHARMA MANDIR OF NEW YORK
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