It all started in summer 2012 some friends gathered for a community prayer in Glen Oaks, a booming Asian Community in Queens, New York. Discussions centered on the religious and spiritual needs of Hindus in the area, and everyone present agreed that there was a critical mass for building a temple in the GlenOaks area, to serve the community. Soon the idea took shape and a core group of twenty people met several times to hammer out the details the name for the organization, the mission, evaluating potential locations, and identifying major sponsors and support groups. Within the first few days of 2012, Sri Sankat Mochan Hanuman Mandir (SMHM) was created with temporary members, and the temple was named Hanuman Temple. Documentation necessary for certification as a charitable, non-profit organization 501(c)(3) was prepared and filed with appropriate authorities.
We are planning to provide downloadable texts in English for most Poojas on the website.
Temple does not at this time, provide services at “funeral home” but a SHOK SABHA MEMORIAL SERVICES can be arranged at temple or home. Please call to book ahead of time.
Yes, just need to call temple and schedule time two weeks in advance.
Please email at [email protected] The manager will help you schedule the pooja and put you in contact with a priest who can assist you in finding the appropriate date, time and type of pooja as well as pooja materials required. Information on types of poojas and the Temple charges for each can be found on the temple website.
Yes. Please make sure to call for booking at least 2 weeks in advance or as soon as you determine the date in order to avoid any possible conflict. Be sure to advise the time for temple management to make necessary arrangements for dedicated space and ceremonies. Functions with large guest lists above 295 cannot be permitted. You will be responsible to clean the place after the function.
The Temple is right on Hillside with parking at the back of the temple and near all the Indian shopping & restaurants. Nassau County (N22) and NYC buses (Q43) stops right in front of temple.