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Groundbreaking Ceremony

(Bhoomi Pujan)

Sunday, May 15th, 2022
649, Jerseytown Road, Danville, PA 17821


Our collective dream of having a place to worship and gather as a community close to our home is about to come true! As you may know, our organization is embarking on significant task of building a temple. It is our pleasure to invite you with your family and friends to the upcoming Bhoomi Puja (Groundbreaking) ceremony of Shanti Mandir in Danville PA on Sunday May 15th, 2022.

                    Shanti Mandir board is deeply grateful for your support thus far and invites you to take part in this once in a lifetime opportunity of Bhoomi Puja Celebrations, which is the first step towards achieving the goal of building our temple. On this auspicious day, Ganesh Puja, Punya Ahvachan (purification process), Navgraha Puja and Maha Aarti have been planned followed by lunch. Devotees will have the opportunity to personally perform Bhoomi Puja and lay the foundation stones of the temple.

                   Please find the attached event flyer, mark the date, and join us for this grand occasion with family and friends. We also humbly request you to help spread the word among your community, friends, and well-wishers.

           We look forward to seeing you all at this auspicious event and hope that you will take this opportunity to build a legacy that will transform the South Asian community of Central Pennsylvania.

May the blessings of Lord Ganesha be with you and your family always! Thank you.


Shanti Mandir Board

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Program Details: 

10:00 – 12.00: Ganesh Puja, Groundbreaking and laying of foundation stone


12:00 – 13:00: Shanti Mandir Project vision 13:00 – 15:00: Lunch and Fundraising

  • ❖  For further information please visit

  • ❖  Contact and RSVP: or WhatsApp @Friendsofshantimandir

    group or Facebook page

  • ❖  To assist with planning of the event, please RSVP at your earliest convenience!

  • ❖  Please contact us to volunteer on this auspicious day


Groundbreaking Ceremony Significance

(Bhoomi Pujan)

  • Bhoomi Puja is a ritual performed in the honor of Goddess Bhoomi and Vastu Purush (deity of direction). Bhoomi means mother earth. This pooja ritual is believed to eradicate the ill effects and vastu doshas in the land and pave the way for a smoother construction.

  • The sacred corner of the construction site, the north-east corner, is where Bhoomi Puja is performed. The site excavation should begin in the north-east corner of the land to ensure that the north-east part of the site is always lower than the rest of the site. This allows morning bright light into the entire site.

  • Please join us in this auspicious beginning and be part of building your temple!

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