NE Sri Raghavendra Swamy Brundavan was launched in 2016 as the first US branch of the Mantralayam Shri Raghavendra Swami Matha. Within months, this registered non-profit organization organized the first and biggest Raghavendra Swamy Aradhana celebration in the Boston area with over 400 attendees. Mantralayam Swamiji sent Raghavendra Swamy Padukas not just for this event but as a symbol of Raghavendra Swamy until the community was ready for a Mrittike Brundavan. This event and all events organized since then by NE Sri Raghavendra Swamy Brundavan have been completely community powered on all aspects and the Rayarhood has grown event to event.
At a high level, the organization plans to follow a 4-part roadmap –
Phase 1 (COMPLETED) – Conduct community led special events related to SRS Matha like Raghavendra Swamy Aradhana, Madhwa Navami etc and also fundraising events.
Phase 2 (COMPLETED) – Community run (With guidance of priests in India) interim Matha in a leased space to allow the community to gain darshan of Raghavendra Swamy Padukas and Prateeka Brundavan and congregate on a regular basis for Parayana, classes and ongoing sevas and basic religious services and observations.
Phase 3 (COMPLETED) – Priest run and community maintained interim matha in a leased space with full priest services including personal celebrations and satyanarayana Pujas, Upakarma and Pitru Karyas etc.
Phase 4 – (IN PROGRESS)
STEP 1 - (COMPLETED - Property Acquisition - Target 2022) Permanent property for the Sri Raghavendra Swamy Matha has been procured at 95 Front Street, Shirley, MA 01464
STEP 2 - (Mrittike Brundavan - Target 2023/24) A fully functional Matha with Mrittike Brundavana
To raise funds for the mission of Raghavendra Swamy in New England in general and also purchase of a property and/or construction, please donate to the Guru Raghavendra Samarpana Fund - Building Fund