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Mission of The Shri Maha Kali Devi Mandir Inc.

Ram Ram, Pranam, Namaste and Vanakam to everyone. We the Executive Members, Pujaries and Devotees of
The Shri Maha Kali Devi Mandir Inc. would like to welcome you to the lotus feet of MAHA KALI (Mariamma) and our official web site.

The Shri Maha Kali Mandir is a Hindu Temple dedicated to practice, preserve and teach spiritual traditions of the Great Mother Goddess, Kali. The Temple performs regular pujas, devotional work, gives cures and remedies based on indigenous healing practices of India, provides humanitarian services, and teaches sacred arts in Indo-Caribbean communities of the United States and Guyana. Through this service, the temple protects and preserves Dharma (Truth), ancestral wisdom and sacred ways of life, for younger generations to grow up with self respect and integrity through connection and continuity with their ancient heritage.


yen Guru Wai

 Yen Guru Wai (Calling Upon the Guru) portrays the life and legacy of the late Pujari Basdeo Mangal, and documents his spiritual voyage over several decades. Through the film, we bare witness to the realization of Pujar’s dream of spreading the sacred Mariamman spiritual tradition across the Americas. Award-winning director, Manauvaskar Kublall, documents the impact of this vibrant and innovative leader and his Karagam Pujas—sacred rituals—where the Divine Mother Goddess, Mariamma, is summoned from the ocean to bestow healing to devotees amongst a backdrop of drumming and singing.

Indo-Caribbeans were brought to British colonies such as Guyana, starting in 1838, as Indentured laborers after the abolition of African slavery. In the face of an oppressive system that threatened cultural continuity, physical abuse and ailments, emotional and psychological trauma, spiritual traditions such as the one documented in Yen Guru Wai were resurrected as a form of healing. Through the courageous journey of Basdeo Mangal, this film imparts an inspiring story of a people's power to heal themselves spiritually.

August 11, 2018 - Two Showings

RECEPTION: 3:30pm SHOWING 4:00pm

RECEPTION: 6:30pm SHOWING 7:00pm

* Your ticket includes a special Q&A after each showing with filmmaker Manauvaskar Kublall (Media Sutra, Inc.), Pujari Anil Mangal (son of Basdeo Mangal), and special guests.

Tickets are $15. Limited Seating.

Tickets are NOW AVAILABLE for purchase. Visit and purchase at
Buy them now, before we open the event to the public, while they last!

Limited tickets also available to purchase at the Shri Maha Kali Devi Mandir Inc. at 170 Van Siclen Avenue Brooklyn NY 11207.

For inquires about the tickets and/or sponsorship opportunities please contact Ricky at 917-951-2394 and Sandra at 646 -377-2574.



ஓம் ஸ்ரீ ஆதி பாரா சக்தி

The Shri Maha Kali Devi Mandir Inc. cordially invites you


to Our 3 Days Mariamman Annual Puja
to be held on: July 27th - 29th 2018 at
170 Van Siclen Avenue,
Brooklyn New York 11207
For more info Please contact us at:
Tel: 347 750 6803
Officiating Priest: Pujarie Anil Mangal
A.K.A Anil Mangal





The Shri Maha Kali Devi Mandir Inc. cordially invites you to our 3 Days Mariamman Annual Puja.

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Mariamman’s worship embodies the sacred energies and evolutionary forces of Mother Earth and is done to usher in health and prosperity to devotees.  This is an ancient ritual enacted by Guyanese of Tamil (Madras) heritage and the oral tradition has been passed down unbroken to specialized, chosen religious priests known as Pujaries.


Pujarie Jamsie Naidu (1913-1997)

Guru of the Shri Maha Kali Devi Mandir
(Albion, Guyana)


Pujarie Basdeo Mangal

Guru of the Shri Maha Kali Devi Mandir Inc.
170 Van Siclen Avenue

Brooklyn, New York 11207


Pujarie Boopchand Mangal

Pujarie of the Shri Maha Kali Devi Mandir Inc.
170 Van Siclen Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11207


Pujarie Takechand Mangal

Pujarie of the Blairmont Kali Temple Inc.
#2 Setlement West Bank
Berbice Guynana


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The Shri Maha Kali Devi Mandir Inc.
170 Van Siclen Avenue,
Brooklyn, New York 11207

New York Branch
(Brooklyn New York)

Pujarie Bhoopchand Mangal
Tel: 347 750 6803

Guyana Branch
(Blairmont Guyana)

Pujarie Takechand Mangal
Tel: 011 592 692 4937


Assistant Pujarie Dinesh
Tel: 647 885 4901