About Us

Shri Surya Narayan Mandir, Inc (SSNM) was founded in 1993 by the late Dharmacharya Pt. Hardowar Panday and its mission is to serve as a teaching institution of Sanatan Dharma (Hinduism).  The primary goal of Surya Mandir is to bring out the true essence, philosophy, and teachings of our Shastras during regular services, programs, and classes in an easily understandable manner. It is our hope that all devotes especially the children will utilize these teachings and inculcate the values thought into their lives as they strive to reach the ultimate goal of mankind, Moksha.











Leading the way and guiding us ever forward in our quest to uphold our motto “Keep Your Dharma Alive” and to help “Keep Our Values Alive” is our hardworking and dedicated Guruji, Pandit Ram Hardowar the Spiritual Acharya of SSNM (New York and Florida).  Guruji is versed in the Shastras, leads by example and he always practices what he teaches.
Along with Guruji, SSNM is lead by a talented and dedicated group of executives and Pandits.  Pandit Sewram Hardowar, Pandit Tulsie Bisesar, Pandit Anand Hardowr, and Pt. Ishwar Tiwari lead SSNM-New York, and Pandit Vishnu Hardowar leads SSNM-Florida.  Our resident Priests are assisted by many junior pandits who are attending an ongoing in-house training program

There are many programs at SSNM where the learned Pandits and teachers distill the essence and philosophy of our Shastras (Vedas,Upanishads, Ramayan, Bhagawat Gita, etc) so that all devotees from young to old can understand the teachings of our Sanatan Dharma.   Some of our programs and classes are as follows:

Services offered at Mandir (Please refer to our services section for additional details)
Regular Sunday Service
Lord Shiva Abhishekam
All religious festivals

Classes Offered at Mandir (Please refer to our services section for additional details)
Dance (Kathak)
Pandit Training
Surya Veer Sang Classes
Tabla Classes
Vocal & Harmonium
Yoga and Meditation

SSNM is very lucky to have great executives and several groups of hard working people without whom the mission and goal of SSNM would be difficult if not impossible to achieve.  These groups teaches the classes; maintain and clean the Mandir; organize events; support the pandits; conduct fund raisers in order to provide scholarships to youths; conduct medical and educational outreach; and help to take care of the day to day operations of SSNM.

Alter Prep/Clean Up Group
Cooking Groups
Facilities Coordinator
Kirtan Group
Maintenance Group
Pandits in Training
Services Coordinator (Abhishekam, Satya Narayan Katha)
Surya Devi Mandalee
Surya Narayan Seva Outreach Sang
Surya Veer Gurukulam
Teachers (Surya Veer Sang, Music & Tabla, Dance, Yoga)
Youth Group

Shri Surya Narayan Mandir would like to extend an invitation to all to come and visit us, and to participate in our various programs.