Sita Jayanti (Navami) or birth or appearance of Goddess Sita was observed in New York at Shaanti Bhavan and other several Mandirs on April 28. Shaanti Bhavan is located at 98th Street and 109 Ave. Pandit Manoj is founder and spiritual leader. The mandir was opened in April 25. There was a nightly discourse on the Ramayana. Service concludes on Sunday morning April 30.