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Events
Karthika Masam (Month of Karthika)
  Date Time Event
  Friday
Oct 20, 2017
Rudrabhishekams by priest at your home
October 20th to November 17th (Lunar Calendar)
November 17th to December 15th (Solar Calendar)

Rudrabhishekam is performed to Lord Shiva. This abhishekam is performed to wash away sin and bring home prosperity and happiness in the family.

Karthika masam is the one of the favourite lunar month for Lord Shiva and this Rudrabhishekam can be performed on this month.

Rudrabhishekam Pooja: This Pooja, where Lord Shiva is worshiped in His Rudra form, is hailed by all Vedic scriptures as one of the greatest Poojas to remove all evils, to attain all desires and for all round prosperity. In this Pooja after the traditional Ganesha Pooja, Kalasha sthapana etc, the Shiva Linga sthapana is done. Then Laghunyasa is recited. The Shivopasana mantra and the 108 names of Lord Shiva are recited. Then Sri Rudram (chapter 16 & 18 of Yajur Veda) is recited and the Shiva Linga abhishekam is done with the prescribed 11 ingredients like water, milk, curd, ghee, honey etc. The Sri Rudram identifies 346 desires of human beings to be fulfilled to have a peaceful daily life and invokes Lord Rudra to fulfill all of them. The Astrology scriptures have repeatedly prescribed this as a remedy for several planetary Doshas. Whether you want peace or prosperity, progeny or progress in profession, health or wealth the Rudrabhishekam Pooja is the ideal one. It will be done in your name and with your sankalpa, i.e., the specific purpose for which you are getting the pooja performed.

Please sign-up at:
http://www.qchindutemple.com/pooja_signup.php
(Select Rudrabhishekam pooja and Home as Location)
  Saturday
Nov 04, 2017
05:30 PM Dheepotsavam
Vaikunta Ekadashi - (Mukkoti Ekadashi)
  Date Time Event
  Friday
Dec 29, 2017
09:00 AM Vaikunta Ekadasi (Mukkoti Ekadasi)
09:00 AM - Sri Venkateshwara Suprabhatam
09:30 AM - Thiruppavai Sevakalam
10:00 AM - Sri Venkateshwara (Vaikunta) Dwara Darshanam

11:00 AM - Poolangi Seva (Pushparchana) - Decoration of Sri Balaji & Lakshmi Devi with variety of flowers
11:30 AM - Sri Vishnu Sahasranama Parayanam, Sri Vaikunta Gadya Parayanam, Mantra Pushpam, Maha Mangala Arathi, Teertha Prasada Viniyogam

5:30 PM - Lakshmi Astotharam & Sri Vishnu Sahasranama Parayanam
6:00 PM - Vishesha Archana to Utsavamurthys, Arathi, Teertha Prasada Viniyogam

All are invited to participate and receive Blessings of the Lord.

Sponsorship for Poolangi Seva (Flowers): $51
Grand Sponsor : $101


Vaikunta ( Mukkoti ) Ekadasi - The Gateway to Heaven
The gateway to Vaikunta is opened on Vaikunta Ekadashi - the most important Ekadasi in Sri Vaishnava tradition. Vaikunta Ekadasi, also famous as Mukkoti Ekadasi is an important festival dedicated to Lord Vishnu in the Tamil month of Margazhi and is observed on the 11th day of Dhanurmasam or Dhanurmasa Ekadashi. Ekadasi means the eleventh in Sanskrit and refers to the eleventh day of the bright fortnight (shukla paksha) belonging to a lunar month. It is one of the most auspicious days to worship and to offer abhishekam to Lord Vishnu as it is the most significant of the twenty four Ekadashi observances. This is the ideal day to seek for spiritual redemption or to rescue from the existing confusion and suffering.

On Vaikunta Ekadasi, Vaikunta Dwaram or the gateway to heaven is opened which is the passage encircling the innermost sanctum of the Lord. People observe a fast and worship lord Vishnu on this day to be absolved from all the sins and to attain Moksha as The door to heaven will be kept open for the soul after it leaves this physical body. The soul does not have a rebirth anymore and attains the lotus feet of the Lord.
New Year Celebrations
  Date Time Event
  Monday
Jan 01, 2018
10:00 AM 2018 - New Year Day
Please come and celebrate the New Year at Quad City Hindu Temple. The schedule is:

10:00 AM - Thiruvaradhanam
10:30 AM - Thirupavai recitation
11:30 AM - Special Abhishekam for Lord Venkateswara

1:00 PM - Annadanam by our Community members

Thank you all for your dedication, devotion and selfless service to our Temple! May this new year bring you more prosperity and happiness
Makar Sankranthi Celebrations
  Date Time Event
  Saturday
Jan 13, 2018
04:00 PM Makara Sankranti Celebrations
4:00 PM - Special Andal (Goda Devi) Kalyanam

5:00 PM - Sankranthi Sri Venkateswra Asthana Pooja, Maha Mangala Arthi, Shathumurai

5:00 PM - Bhogimantalu
5:15 PM - Bhogipallu
5:45 PM - Rangoli Competition

6:30 PM - Dinner (Sponsored by Community members)

Rangoli (Muggulu) Competition Details:
  • Rangoli (Muggu) need to be pre-drawn on a 22 inch x 28 inch standard poster
  • Everyone need to bring their own posters
  • Rangoli poster need to be registered prior to the competition at the temple.
  • Each poster will be given a number and all the posters are displayed on the wall.
  • All the Rangoli posters (Muggulu) will be judged by a panel of judges and prizes will be awarded to the winners.
  • Judging will be done based on Overall Appearance, Theme, Details, Clarity, Color combination and Creativity
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