A TEMPLE FOR THE UPLIFTMENT OF HUMANITY
Join us as we transform a former church into a beautiful, ground-breaking spiritual center serving Paramahamsa Vishwananda’s mission in America!
The Paranitya Narasimha Temple:
A spiritual home for all.
August 31 – September 3, 2023!
“With one person it is not possible to build anything. A temple is for everybody. When you participate in it, you will always be there. Whenever people are doing prayer there, whether you remember it or not, with the brick that you have put there, the Divine blessing will always be with you.”
– Paramahamsa Vishwananda
The Paranitya Narasimha Temple fundraiser is a $200,000 campaign aimed to transform a former church in Elmira, NY into a groundbreaking temple! Thank you from the bottom of our heart to all the donors who have contributed over $99,000 in donations so far!
The temple is a spiritual center where people from all walks of life can come experience God’s Love through beautiful temple prayers, yoga & meditation, ritual, knowledge, devotional arts, and be supported by a vibrant and loving community.
In addition, we are turning a former chapel in the ashram into a new temple for Kali Ma; it will be a sacred and intimate sanctuary for celebrating the Divine Mother and being in Her Loving Presence.
By supporting the Paranitya Narasimha and Kali Temple, you are directly contributing to bringing the Love and Grace of the Divine into the lives of devotees and spiritual seekers for generations to come.
A PERFECT FOUNDATION
- Beautiful, 10,000 sq/ft stone building.
- Capacity to seat up to 1000 people, (making it the perfect venue for temple prayers as well as for Guruji’s Darshan!)
- Features stained glass windows and has a beautiful archway framing the main altar where the temple deities will have Their home.
- Downstairs space with class rooms, kitchen, and a large seminar room.
PLANS FOR THE NEW TEMPLE
The temple will feature a stunning black granite 8.5ft Paranitya Narasimha murti in the center of the altar, framed by beautiful wooden carved arches. In front of the altar, on both sides of Narasimha will be beautiful 3-foot black marble Murtis of Mahavatar Babaji and Ramanuja Acharya, honoring our lineage in the Hari Bhakta Sampradaya.
On the right and left sides of the altar are beautiful spaces which will be the home to Prabha Lakshmi (a beautiful 3-ft white marble murti already blessed by Paramahamsa Vishwananda), and a gorgeous 3-ft black marble Rukmini-Panduranga to the left!
In addition, behind Paranitya Narasimha will be a 1008 Narasimha saligram temple in which visitors can worship and receive the blessings of while being able to walk in a full circle around Paranitya Narasimha Himself!
All of this has been blessed by, or specifically requested by Paramahamsa Vishwananda Himself! This temple is very dear to His Heart.
YOUR SUPPORT IS NEEDED: TEMPLE INAUGURATION 2023
Guruji had his first visit to Elmira in September 2022! He was very happy with the events, and the progress of the ashram and temple. His visit was a perfect taste of what is to come – a beautiful celebration of the Love of God!
Guruji has set the official dates for the temple inauguration in 2023!
The temple inauguration will be 4 days of celebration from August 31- September 3.
Your heart-felt donation contributes directly to making the temple ready for inauguration and Guruji’s next visit. With your love and support, this temple will be a one of the most beautiful temples in the world.
PHOTOS FROM THE SITE
YOUR DONATION GOES TOWARDS
- $42,000 – Construction of altar and beautiful, carved, wooden arches for the altar, from India
- $10,000 – Carving of altar for 1008 Saligrams
- $11,000 – Puja kitchen & Deity clothing storage
- $6,000 – Clothing & Jewelry for temple Deities
- $28,000 – Concrete support for Paranitya Narasimha & structural designer fees (He weighs 8 tons!)
- $10,000 – Beautiful, carved wooden arch for Guruji’s asan (shh! It’s a surprise for Guruji!)
- $4,800 – Carved Saligrams for each Deity
- $10,000 – Decorations for altar
- $22,000 – Painting supplies, professional mural artist fees
- $10,000 – Construction and decoration for Kali temple in ashram!
- $12,000 – Guruji’s Asan and furniture for temple
- $27,000 – Moolasthanam & Asan for Paranitya Narasimha & Deities
- $5,000 – Moolasthanam for Tulsi Devi
- $26,000 – Narasimha’s Kavach & shipping Narasimha
- $3,600 – Saligram wall
- $25-$50k – Marble floor for altar
BECOME A BENEFACTOR
THE BENEFACTOR CAMPAIGN TO GET YOUR NAME ON THE ALTAR OFFICIALLY ENDS MARCH 12 AT MIDNIGHT (EST). However- It will still be possible for anyone who becomes a benefactor after March 12 to have their name placed in the Babaji Cave underneath the altar with the Likhita Japa.
While any donation, no matter the amount, is deeply appreciated, our Temple Benefactor Initiative is a special way you can give to the temple and ashram, serve the Deities, and help to co-create a beautiful temple and ashram experience.
Benefactor Levels of Giving:
– Grateful Heart: $20 / month for 6 months
You receive: Your name will be placed in the Babaji Cave underneath the altar, so every time there are prayers in the temple you will receive the blessing.
– Friend: $50 / month for 6 months
The former, plus: You and your family will be prayed for at every major holiday yagna done at the temple for one year.
– Sponsor: $150 / month for 6 months
The former plus, a personal puja in your name, or for a loved one of your choice.
– Founder: $250 / month for 6 months
The former plus:
-25% off your first weekend stay (2 nights) at the ashram.
– A free 1:1 60 minute spiritual guidance session with Swami Tulsidas
-Patron: $500 / month for 6 months
The former plus:
– A saligram adopted in your name for 1 year
– Upgraded to 50% off your first weekend (2-nights) stay at the ashram.
– Legend: $1000 / month for 6 months
The former plus:
– A personal yagna done for you or a loved one
– Upgraded to first weekend (2 nights) at the ashram free!
Email us to find out how to make large tax-deductible contributions through the sale of real estate or a business, tax refunds, stock, crypto-currency, annuity gifts, or needed material donations.
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ONE TIME OR RECURRING DONATION
We gratefully accept one-time or recurring donations of any size. Donations can be made online or by mailing a check.