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Hindu Temple, Madison, Wisconsin

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Rath Yatra
Nithya Pooja



We conduct regular Annadanam events at Mandir of Madison. As the old sanskrit saying `annan parabrahma swaroopam`, we thank God for providing food for our well-being and sustenance. We encourage all the devotees to participate in these events.


Rath Yatra
Nithya Pooja


Dear All,


Please mark your calendar for Rath Yatara of Lord  Jagannathji (Biggest Deity’s in USA)  on July 14th, Saturday 2018 @ Mandir of Madison Starting @ 9 AM. Please also share this info with your family, friends and coworkers. We are doing it together & every one is cordially invited to attend, help in construction, sponsor or whatever their desire or talent for Lord Jagannathji Chariot celebration.

More About Lord Jagannath

Who is Lord Jagannath ?

Jagannatha means " Lord of the Universe ". Many vedic books mention that " Jagannatha " is " Lord Sri Krishna ", " Lord Baladeva " is his Brother and " Mata Subhadra " is his Sister. Although " Lord Sri Krishna " is absolute and transcendental to material nature to accept the loving service of his devotees. He appears before us as the diety in the temple, in the form of stone, metal, wood or paint. " Lord Jagannatha " is a wooden form of " Lord Sri Krishna ".

Significance of Jagannath Puri Temple:

The temple is one of the holiest Char Dham(four divine abodes)pilgrimage sites, with the other three being  Rameshwaram, Dwarka and Badrinath. All the renowned Acharyas or Saints have visited this holy site. ’Saint Adi Shankara’ established his Govardhana  matha  (monastery) here. There is also evidence for the visits of ‘Guru Nanak’, ’Kabir’, ‘Tulsidas’, ‘Ramanujacharya’, and ‘Nimbarkacharya’, ‘Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu’ of Gaudiya Vaishnavism stayed here for 24 years and spread the love of God by reciting the Hare Krishna mantra.

Benefits of Visiting Jagannath Puri Temple:

‘Jagannath Puri Temple’ is one of the Char Dham (4 Holy Abodes of the Supreme God) and is considered as the most sacred pilgrimage site highly revered by Vishnu devotees. Jagannath is believed to be a special manifestation of Lord Krishna and the temple is visited by countless devotee every year. Visiting this relishing the gaze of the Lord, gifts the devotees with miraculous benefits, fulfills their wishes and blesses them with a blissful life.

8 wonders of Puri Jagannath Dham:

Flag always flaps in opposite direction of air.

From any place in Puri you, will always find the Sudarshan Charka (Charka at top of Temple) facing you.

Normally during day-time, air comes from sea to land and during evening, the vice-versa occurs. But in Puri it’s totally opposite.

Birds do not fly above the Temple.

The shadow of the main dome is invisible at any time of the day.

The quantity of cooked food inside the Temple remains same for the entire year. But the same quantity of prasadam can feed thousand people and 20 lac people also. Still it won’t get wasted or never lag.

The Temple Kitchen, 7 pots are kept on each other and cooked on firewood. In this process the contents in the top pot get cooked first and then the bottom one.

After entering from Singhadwara’s first step (from inside of the Temple), you can’t hear any sound produced by the ocean. But when you cross the same step (from outside from Temple) you can hear it. This can be noticed clearly during evening.

Ratha Yatra and significance: The Jagannath Ratha Yatra (cart festival of Lord Jagannath) is a centuries-old festival which takes place in Jagannath Puri, India. It celebrates the return of Krishna (Jagannath) along with His brother and sister (Balarama and Subhadra) to Vrindavan, the place of the pastimes of his youth.

It is mentioned in the scriptures by ‘Lord Krishna’ to ‘Shri Narada’ that “you will find me wherever my devotees come together to remember me and chant my name and glories”. In Rath Yatra thousands of devotees come together for the purpose of remembering God.  In this day and age where there is so much conflict, hatred ,greed and ego even in the name of religion, people come together to honor ‘Lord Jagannath’, ’Jagannath’ means the Lord of the universe, the father, the mother of all living beings. Vedanta Sutra states “Janmady asya yatah”, that the absolute truth is one from whom everything and everyone emanates”.

“Real religion is that which awakens unconditional, unmotivated love for the Lord from within our hearts. The love for God, which is dormant in the heart of all living beings, can be awakened by chanting of holy names of the lord”.

‘Srila Prabhupada’ very simply explained the meaning of Rath Yatra. He said that “Rath Yatra is the meditation on bringing Krishna back into our hearts. Krishna resides within the heart of all living beings, but we have forgotten Him. The real purpose of spiritual life is to make our heart a suitable home for God to reveal Himself to us. If we are inviting God to reveal himself in our hearts it must be clean. But if our hearts have accumulated the dirt of lust, envy, arrogance, greed, anger and illusion then He will not be happy to reveal His home within our heart .The purpose of every great spiritual path in this world is to help one another to honestly and sincerely clean our hearts, to cultivate the character of humility, charity,love for God and compassion to all beings”.

By arranging the Rath Yatra on June 14th 2018 in Madison, Mandir of Madison is giving us that opportunity to come together to chant the holy name of ‘The Supreme Lord” and  surrender ourselves to the ‘Lotus Feet’ of the almighty. We request you to join us with your family and friends on June 14th 2018 for the Rath Yatra and help us make our small initiative a grand success.




About Us
Temple Priest
February Month Events
About Us



The Mandir of Madison needs to keep up with the growth of our community and analyse how to address the increasing requirements. At the same time we need to still support the existing infrastructure. This vision document is compiled based on the feedback from the committees, current and past board members and Temple employees.


Temple Contact Information : 3393 Burke Rd, Sun Prairie, WI 53590, United States

Phone Number :  608-825-9200

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February Month Events








Monday - Friday

5pm - 9pm

Saturday, Sunday

Everyone is invited for Monday to Friday weekdays and Sat, & Sun Weekend Pujas.Mandir is open 7 days a week. Priest Anandaji is off on Wednesday and conducts services by appointments only. 


Mandir Hours  : 5pm – 9pm (M-F) |  11am – 9pm (Sat)   |          11am – 8pm (Sun)


For : Priestly services and private pujas, please call or text to temple Or Pl. Call Mandir office (608) 825-9200


About Hindu Temple (Mandir ) and Hinduism

A Hindu temple (Devaalaya) has not only religious purpose but also spiritual, cultural, educational and social objectives. It provides a place for devotees to focus and develop their spiritual insight. A Hindu temple in essence can be recognized in three forms. The first is oneself with God within. The second one is a dedicated room (with altar and deities) in a home.
The third one is the Hindu temple in which devotees participate collectively that reflects the pluralistic nature of Vedic Hinduism or Santana Dharma. Thus a devotee needs to integrate all the three forms of temples to develop the spiritual insight and enjoy the peace and bliss.

Rudra & Rudrabishekam
Hanuman Pooja
Sankashti Chaturthi
Krithika Abisekham
Subrahmanya Abisekham
Lalitha Sahasra Namam
Sunderkand Path Pt 1

Navagraha Puja & Homa
Sunderkand Path Pt 2
Nitya Pooja
Poornimaa Pooja
Surya Pooja
Pradhosha Pooja



Possible activities include : Geet – Sangeet, Gazals, light Dances, Organizing Visiting Sight Tours with other members support.
Let Panditji know if your interested…


Objectives :

For organizing various events at the temple through out the year for religious, cultural and social events. To provide an opportunity to the Children of Asian Indian origin to develop leadership skills through community service events.
To provide an oversight to the Children of the society. Assign activities/tasks to Youth  members for various Children’s activities.

Children’s Classes
Sanskrit Shloka
For more information please call
608 239 3363




The Importance of Membership :

For MANDIR OF MADISON the Membership in the Soul: the individuals, couples and families, make a commitment to support the temple. Their contributions ( time, knowledge and financial resources) help the temple fulfill its mission of serving the community.

Members from all segments of society, regardless of religious affiliation, national origin, ethnic background, age, marital status, race, color, sex, handicap, veteran status or sexual orientation are welcome.

The Mandir of Madison is a house of God, and its doors are open to everyone. A sustained support from a broad-based membership is welcome.

Categories of Membership :

The Mandir of Madison has several categories of Membership, membership titles are additive:

SILVER: $501
GOLD: $1001
DIAMOND: $1501
LIFE: $3001

Daily Ganapati Puja:

Daily Ganapati Puja for 1 year is available for $401 including samigri.

Benefits of Membership :

BECOMING A MEMBER of The Mandir of Madison is a way to serve the community, discover new friends and help your children learn and grow. Members enjoy many other benefits as well, including:

Free Hindu heritage.

10% discount of priestly services for home pujas

Reduced tuition fees for dance, language, chess and other classes (Upcoming)

Opportunities to participate in youth programs such as summer camp and the

Children Corner talent show.

Volunteering and community-service opportunities

Free temple publications, including an annual calendar, quarterly magazine and the temple member directory (Upcoming)

Automatic payment system for annual membership renewal

To become a member, please complete a Membership Application (Please Click Membership Application to download Printable Membership Form ) and Mail to

Mandir of Madison & Community Center
3393 Burke Road
Sun Prairie, WI-53590


No one will hold the Mandir of Madison & Community Center its facility or its program hosting facility or any of its founding members, members of the ECM, Board, regular staff, volunteers or Priest and his family to be liable for any accidents, injury, or any other unexpected occurrence during any planning, practice, program or organized activities. Incase of any medical emergency the available person have the permission to seek emergency assistance. All are being informed herein to read and understand the above statement and fully agree and waive all claims as mentioned or what so ever.




All governing bodies consist of volunteers from dues paying members. The Mandir has constitution and by-laws that apply to form various committees.

The Mandir has a Board with 11 Directors(8 elected and 3 appointed). The dayto day activities and planning for functions are monitored by Executive Committee.

The Executive Committee consists of a presidents-elect, secretary, joint secretary, treasurer, joint treasurer. The Standing Committees, chairpersons will be selected by executive committee and approved by Board of Directors.

The Standing Committees are:

membership committee

religious committee,
education committee

building committee

prasad committee

financial committee

‘Shruti’ a quarterly magazine committee.

Most of these committee are formed yearly and report to Executive Committee. There will be a Monthly News Letter with important news and views with community announcements.

Several other standing committees are: constitution and By-Laws committee, audit committee, long range planning committee, election committee, and nominating committee. Board of Directors select the chair person of these committees.

When needed the Board and the Executive Committee may form ad-hoc committees with special objectives.

Current board members list will be updated soon…



Puri Jagannath Rathyatra
Venkateshwar Kalyanam and Rathotsavam
Puri Jagannath Rathyatra






July 14th, 2018 RATH YATRA   &   July 21st, 2018 BAHURA


Venkateshwar Kalyanam and Rathotsavam


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