It is with great sadness that we announce that the Broome Street Ganesha Temple is now closed. Due to rising real estate prices, and an inability to garner the necessary support to save the temple, our doors closed on Friday, August 28th.
On September 2nd, a ceremony was performed to transfer the prana from Abhayankara Mahaganapati onto a temporary vigraha. Puja will be offered to this vigraha until a permanent temple is found. There will be no public programs held with this vigraha, but the temple will continue to host monthly prayer services and observe the major festivals to keep in touch with our growing Broome Street Temple community.
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Thank you all who have supported the temple over the years. We were the first and only Ganesha temple to ever be Vedically consecrated on Manhattan Island, and we are thankful for what we were able to accomplish over the past 14 years on Broome St. We are certain that this is not the end of our temple. The amount of energy generated over these years does not simply go away... it builds into something even grander and more profound.
Eddie Stern, temple president