New York Kali Mandir, Inc., aka, NYKM is a Hindu Religious non-profit organization registered under section 501Â© (3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986. All donations to the temple are tax deductible.
NYKM is a community based organization, run and administered by an elected Executive Committee and The Board of Trustee who are also active members of the temple. All officers are also volunteers.
Anyone can join the temple as a member of this volunteer organization whoever accepts Mother Kali as the Divine Mother. To maintain the membership active prescribed yearly dues are required to be paid to the organization for its maintenance.
Goddess Kali is the principal deity of this temple established in 2005 including Lord Shiva following the footprints of Dakshineswar Kali Temple of Kolkata, India. Goddess Durga, Radha-Krishna, Lakshmi-Narayan also added in 2011 and worshipped in the temple.
The temple provides various types of Pujas based on the Hindu calendar and religious rites and it is open 7 days a week to serve the community. Full time multi-lingual priest is resident employee of this temple. The temple belongs to everyone, there is no individual owner. There is an administrative body comprise of elected unpaid volunteers who runs the temple. Anyone can join the temple and be a member and a volunteer. The governing body encourages people to be a member and serve the community of the temple.
Priest: Mr. Samiran Chakroborty (2011 - present)
Baccalaureate from Burdwan University.
Completed Pourahittya[Yaginiki] from Paschim Banga Vedic Academy of Kolkata.
Previously associated with Sansrit Parisad of Hooghly.
Used to perform regularly all types of Hindu rites [puja] in Hooghly District and almost every nook and corner of Bengal.
Temple is open from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM EST and 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM EST Tuesday to Sunday. Please call the temple ahead if you are coming to visit the temple, unless it is a special Occasion like a Puja or any festival.