All of us who get together on the jagran day and remember Durga Ma are the Durga temple group.
Durga Temple Group does not charge any fee for the jagran or get involved with money.
The purpose of jagran is not to collect money but to get people involved in Bhajan Kirtan, and to express gratitude for what God has given us.
The purpose of the bank account is to hold the money collected in jagrans so this money may be used by any group constructing a Durga temple in this area.
Every Jagran devotee donates $1.00, $2.00, or $10.00, or more. Where does that money go? After every Jagran, the family that sponsors the Jagran picks up the Charhava(donation), counts it, and the next day deposits in the account # 3090031714 at the Sovereign Bank. No money is ever withdrawn from that account. Money only goes into that account. No money comes out of the account for any expenses. From the Jagran account the checks are only written to temples where we perform the Jagrans, for the temple expansion projects. Until today $46,000.00 has been donated to Satsang Center, Woburn, MA (the temple where most of our Jagrans were performed in the past years). Satsang Center is at present under construction to accommodate our growing attendance.
In addition, $ 27,000.00 plus has been contributed to Sarvadev Temple, Oxford, MA, where we have been performing Jagrans a few times a year. For the last year or so, since Satsang Center has been under construction, all the Jagrans have been performed in Sarvadev Temple. In the case of Sarvadev Temple, besides the donation of $27,000.00 plus, all the collection made during Jagran is also donated to temple. That is why there is no money being deposited in Sri Durga Temple account for part of last year. We have contributed $1,000.00 to the Chinmaya Mission temple in Andover, MA, to buy the carpets for their marble floor for the convenience of our devotees to sit comfortably.