Broome Street Temple

Hari Om!

We wish you all a very Happy Diwali season full of happiness, joy, and peace. Diwali is commonly known as the festival of lights, and is a time to celebrate our inner light and amass spiritual wealth by praying to Goddess Lakshmi, who is the principal deity associated with the festival.

Om Asato Maa Sad-Gamaya |
Tamaso Maa Jyotir-Gamaya |
Mrtyor-Maa Amrtam Gamaya |
Om Shaantih Shaantih Shaantih ||

1: Om, (O Lord) Keep me not in the Unreality (of the bondage of the Phenomenal World), but lead me towards the Reality (of the Eternal Self),
2: (O Lord) Keep me not in the Darkness (of Ignorance), but lead me towards the Light (of Spiritual Knowledge),
3: (O Lord) Keep me not in the (Fear of) Death (due to the bondage of the Mortal World), but lead me towards the Immortality (gained by the Knowledge of the Immortal Self beyond Death),
4: Om, (May there be) Peace, Peace, Peace

Please join us for our Diwali puja on Wednesday, November 7th, from 7pm – 8:30pm.

Our schedule will be as follows:
– Ganapati Abhisheka
– Lakshmi Abhisheka
– Deepa Puja
– Lakshmi Sahastranama
– Aarti

As a reminder, we are located at
206 Vanderbilt Avenue, near the Southwest corner of Willoughby and Vanderbilt Avenues, in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn.

Nearest Subway Stops:
G Train to Clinton-Washington Avenue Station, then a 0.3 mile or 7 min walk: take exit Clinton Ave & Lafayette Ave at NE corner. Head west on Lafayette Ave toward Clinton Ave. Turn right onto Vanderbilt Ave.

OR the C Train to Lafayette Avenue, then a 0.6 mile or 13 min walk: take exit Oxford St & Fulton Ave at NE corner. Head north on S Oxford St toward Lafayette Ave. Turn right onto Lafayette Ave. Turn left onto Vanderbilt Ave.

OR the 2,3,4,5,B,D,Q,R to Atlantic Avenue Barclays Center, then a 0.9 mile or 19 min walk:take exit, then Head north toward Hanson Pl. Turn right onto Hanson Pl. Continue onto Greene Ave. Turn left onto Vanderbilt Ave.

Thank you very much!
Brooklyn Ganesh Temple


Address: 206 Vanderbilt Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, 11205

The Broome Street Ganesha Temple was established in Manhattan in 2001, and moved to Brooklyn in 2016. It is a traditional South Indian Temple, with Sri Abhayankara Mahaganapati, Sri Rameshvara Linga, Sri Durga, Lakshmi and Saraswati, and Sri Bhakta Anjaneya as the installed deities.

Currently, construction on the new temple has not been completed, and the new pratishtas have not been performed, therefore, the temple IS NOT OPEN ON A DAILY BASIS AT THIS TIME.

Once the pratishta is complete, the temple will operate on a full schedule. Until then, you may kindly check this page for our puja schedule.

Donations to the temple construction can be made here:

Questions? email info@broomestreettemple.org