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Sri Hanuman Mandir

About Temple

March 29, 2010 was a special day for Hanuman devotees of Atlanta as the Hanuman Temple, Alpharetta came in to existence with the grace of God amidst customary deity installation rituals of Sri Bhakthanjaneya Swamy Pratishta mahotsavam. The Hanuman Prana Pratishta was performed on this day by Sri Satyanarayanacharyulu Dittakavi and Srimannarayana Puranam. Sri Seshu Puranam was founder priest of the temple.

Since its inception 6 years ago, there have been many blessings and miracles in every penny, devotee and puja performed. When the temple doors opened for first time, made an announcement as whoever makes a donation of $1000 and above will be made a trustee of the temple. The response was overwhelming. Over 20 people came forward, including some priests from other temples that helped financially during initial days. With the grace of God, temple was able to repay all loans in a timely fashion. With the financial support of trustees, temple quickly surpass the break-even point.

Sadika Mataji was named first president of the Board of Trustees, Rakesh Garg was the Treasurer and Ram Arunachalam was the Secretary.

The next big event at the temple was the consecration of the Ram Parivar and Puri Jagannath. Ram Praviar was donated by Sri Sundar Garg, Puri Jagannath donated by Sri Kew Ray and family.

The following year, Sri Rakesh Garg and Sachi pati were nominated as President and Treasurer and Sri Ram Arunachalam, the Secretary. During this period, bought the land where temple is currently located. When temple decided to purchase the land, a miracle happened. The owner who had insisted on a particular price, agreed to reduce the price by half.

Before the land was acquired, a Pavamanasuktam havan was performed, during which, a 7 – foot long snake visited through the back door which was left open. The snake went all around the temple and touched the feet of Lord Hanuman before it left. (video clip on youtube: )

Another miracle arrived in the form of a sadhu from Germany called Prabhu Paramathma. The sadhu was extremely pleased with the way the temple was run and requested to send the temple bank account details. On his return to Germany, he transferred big amount plus $1000 at once with which temple completely paid off the loan for the land. During purchase of the land, 20 more people donated and joined as trustees.

During the temple opening period, Sri Srimannrayana Puranam was a priest at the SV temple in North Carolina. But he joined at Hanuman Temple as priest and has been here from day 1. He has devoted himself completely to Lord Hanuman and the temple. He performs all the pujas and looks after the temple. His childhood friend, the intelligent and knowledgeable priest Sri Laxman Swamy has joined as other priest in the temple. Both priests have been trained by Sri Chinna Jeeyar Swamiji’s ashram. Swamiji has visited the Hanuman Mandir Twice. Temple also hired another priest Gangadhar Pandey, but he left due to his health issues.

Currently, Temple is having so many development plans like adding a temple kitchen, an office, a room for the priests and a rest room. And also having the plans to extend the parking lot and work on the land scaping.