Saturday 9 December 2023 | Kartik Vad 12, Samvat 2080

Sat 9 Dec 2023

During these unprecedented times, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Maninagar Shree Swaminarayan Gadi Sansthan and its local chapters around the globe have initiated fundraising campaigns to aid our communities in relief efforts. On behalf of His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree Maharaj, Shree Swaminarayan Temple Secaucus, New Jersey has donated $2,000 to the Secaucus Township Emergency Fund.

“Let’s continue this collective, positive surge, and we will get through this together. Let’s share positive thoughts, and most of all, stay connected with loved ones, even as we stay indoors,” said Mayor Michael Gonnelli of Secaucus Township.

Many members of the community continue to show support and ask how to they can help the community. With over 37,000 cases in the State of New Jersey and 164 cases in Secaucus Township, it is important that people stay indoors and avoid leaving their residence as much as possible. This is how we can help the first responders, hospital staff, and our fellow community residents the most. Acharya Swamishree Maharaj and Sadguru Sants have advised disciples to do the same and use this additional time at home to please Lord Shree Swaminarayan, Jeevanpran Shree Abji Bapashree, and Jeevanpran Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa.

Shree Swaminarayan Temple is following the proactive measures put in place by Governor Phil Murphy, by suspending public gatherings and visits to the temple during this time. The temple has also shifted to live daily virtual rituals available at

The temple is collecting donations for COVID-19 relief efforts. Donations may be made online at

On behalf of our temple, we want to thank all the first responders, healthcare workers, and essential workers for their sacrifices to keep us all safe during this pandemic. Above all, we pray to Lord Shree Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa and Acharya Swamishree to provide strength to those affected by the virus, as well as their families. May the Lord be with us all during this difficult time.