History of the Temple

The founders of Om Sri Sai Balaji Temple envisioned creating a place of worship for individuals largely based in the Tri-State area. After several years of research, planning, and perseverance, the founders were fortunate enough to secure land for the temple in Monroe, New Jersey. All plans and architectural designs were presented to the Planning Board of Monroe Township. The township unanimously approved the plan to construct the Authentic Hindu Temple and Cultural Center. An auspicious groundbreaking ceremony for the Om Sri Sai Balaji Temple was performed on June 26, 2016. Let us join together to create a beautiful place of worship for Lord Venkateswara and many more deities, including a 22 feet Hanuman idol.


The primary mission of the Om Sri Sai Balaji Temple is to cater to the spiritual needs of all families and to celebrate all occasions, festivals and rituals. The goal of this temple is to cultivate a divine atmosphere to learn from the timeless knowledge present in our sacred literature. This temple also serves to inspire people to search for divinity present within themselves through unconditional and selfless love.

Phases of the Temple

The Om Sri Sai Balaji Temple will be built on a 11.2 acre Land in two Phases.

First Phase

The first phase includes construction of the 20,000-square-foot, Om Sri Sai Balaji Temple and Cultural Center. The first phase also includes construction of 165 of the total 278 parking spaces.

The Om Sri Sai Balaji temple will be built in sub-phases which comprises the following four buildings in various milestones.

  • Building 1: The Building One is called the Sai Jnana Mandir, which is 20,000 sqft, 2 floors building, which comprises a Prayer Hall and Classrooms and a commercial Kitchen.
  • Building 2: The Building two, is the Hanuman temple, with a 22 ft Hanuman idol, enclosed in an octagonal shaped glass which entitles devotees to perform pradashanas.
  • Building 3: The Building three, is the main temple which comprises of 3 Floors,
    • First Floor: Garba Gudi
    • Ground Floor: Cultural Center & Kalyana Mandapam
    • Basement : Cafeteria
  • Building 4: The Building four is the Priest Quarters.

All Buildings would be interconnected. The Temple is built with Granite and idols arriving from India.

Second Phase

The second phase of the temple, would be the completion of the Parking Lot with the remaining parking spaces.