MEET OUR PANDITS
Our devoted pandits perform pujas, ceremonies, and rituals at Maha Lakshmi Mandir.
Ravi Doobay From Triump Village, ECD, Son of Rajendra Doobay, Grandson of Pt. Puniram Doobay. Shishya of Pt. Mahendra Doobay. Emigrated to Canada and lived there for 25 years. Then moved to Moved to USA and currently residing in Queens NY.
Thakur R. Tiwari
Thakur was born in Guyana and from an early age, he had a close relationship with Pt Ramsahai Doobay, first Dharmacharia of Guyana and the Caribbean. He was introduced to regular Sandhya which he practiced throughout his life. He is the nephew of Dr Budhendra Doobay, Priest in Charge of Vishnu Mandir in Toronto and the Shishya of Pt Dowlat Ram Chowbay.
Thakur was trained by Lloyd Wilson, Head of the Accounting body in Guyana at the Guyana Commercial Academy - Audit and Accounting Firm, which provides individual training for candidates and conducts UK examination for Secretaries and Accountants.
On completion of his course of studies, Thakur was offered a position to work in Mr Wilson’s Office.
He worked at First Federation Life Insurance Company as an Accountant, and subsequently moved on to Denmor Garment Manufacturing Inc Guyana as Office manager. He was also the Priest-in-Charge of the Annandale Hindu Temple.
In 2006, he migrated to the US and worked as Warehouse Manager at National Steel Supply Inc. He joined the Maha Lakshmi Mandir and eventually became a priest at the temple.
In life, Thakur is influenced by the following Gems of Wisdom from Swami Jyotirmayananda:
“Lift your mind to the glorious heights of spiritual life.
There is no wealth greater than contentment.
There is no victory greater than controlling the turbulent mind.
There is no power greater than universal love.
There is no attainment greater than Self-realization.
Even the tiniest step that you take towards Self-realization will never go in vain.
All you need to do is to practice a little Japa, a little prayer, a little meditation, a little reflection and a little dedicated action.
And soon you will be climbing the heights of Divine Consciousness!”
For any questions please contact the mandir at (718) 805-4988 to discuss or book an appointment.