America Saraswata Sangha established its first Asana Mandira at Efland, North Carolina
in August 2012.
Aerial view of plot during construction.
The land was purchased on the auspicious occasion of Shri Shri Thakur's 130th birthday(24th
August 2010). Asana Mandira construction completed and Shri Shri Thakura entered Mandira
(temple) on july 28, 2012. The temple was named as Nigam Smruti Mandira on August 2, 2012,
auspicious birthday of ShriShriThakura
As per Hindu religion, Bhumi Puja (ground breaking) is a ceremony performed at new site before
construction of home, temple or any building. Bhumi Puja has been commenced on September 11,
2010 coinciding with Ganesh Puja as per Hindu tradition in presence of members of America