Sanatan Mandir Cultural Centre (SMCC) is a beautiful temple and a cultural centre serving the Hindu Community of the Greater Toronto Area.
The SMCC Project was initiated by the Gujarat Samaj of Toronto in 1985 to help, promote and preserve Gujarati and culture. To preserve our values and traditions for generations to come, SMCC provides facilities for education, religious worship, and social functions for all ages.
SMCC was initiated with the blessings of Saint Shri Krishnashankar Shastri (Dadaji) of Bhagwat Vidyapith, Sola, India. Dadaji's blessing, his first Bhagwat Katha and ground-breaking ceremony initiated this $6 million project. SMCC formally opened in July 1996 with Dadaji's blessings as he also performed Praan Pratistha for the beautiful Swarups.
Religious, educational, cultural and social activities are conducted at SMCC. All religious Festivals, according to the Panchang (Hindu lunar calendar), are celebrated at SMCC regularly. Classes are held to teach religion, music, culture and Yoga to students of all ages. SMCC's Youth group conducts activities of interest to teenagers and young adults. An active Seniors' Group meets socially as well to provide information on various subjects of interest to the seniors.
Over the years, SMCC has been blessed by many saints from all over the world. Shri Bhagwat Rushi and Shri Ramrambhai have also put their trust in and worked with SMCC to make it a successful project.