Sankat Mochan Hanuman Sangha is a community of worshippers who congregate at the Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple on Mount Madonna, in Watsonville, CA, near Gilroy and Morgan Hill.
The Temple was founded by Master Yogi Baba Hari Dass in 2003 with the vision to keep it open and free for all.
Access to the Temple at Mount Madonna Center (MMC) is managed by the Center's board of directors. They are enforcing a Mandatory Reservation System (MRS) since March 1, 2017. The MRS dramatically limits the number of people who can attend services at the Temple. Worshippers who come without a reservation are being turned away.
We are concerned that the resources of the non-profit could be better utilized for the public benefit than is the case under the MRS. We are also concerned that the MRS disproportionately affects worshippers in the Hindu tradition.
On Saturday April 29, 2017 Sankat Mochan Hanuman Sangha organized a protest against the Reservation System. We collected 245 signatures on Petition in 6 hours. The protest was held on Summit Road where there are no pedestrians. All these signatures were from people in cars that stopped to sign our petition. That is one petition signed every 88 seconds!!
The Management of MMC was aware of our protest. No cars were turned away that day.
We continue getting signatures on our Petition to end Mandatory Reservation System at Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple. Click Here to Sign
Click Here to read about Master Yogi Baba Hari Dass.