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Shani Thrayodasi

  Date Time Event
Mar 21, 2020
05:00 PM Shani Thrayodasi (Pradosham)

05.00 PM - Rudrabhishekam
06:00 PM - Visesha Pooja and Arathi

Abhishekam - $51
Ugadi / Gudi Padwa / Cheti Chand - Vedic New Year

  Date Time Event
Mar 24, 2020
06:00 PM Ugadi / Gudi Padwa / Cheti Chand
06:00 PM - Special Tiruvaradhanam for Sri Venkateswara Swami, Sundara Kanda Parayanam.
Starts from ugadi ends on Srirama navami (Nine days Sundara Kanda parayanam). Last slokhas sathumurai on Sri Ramanavami day after Sri Rama Puja
6:30 PM - Rasi Phal / Panchanga Shravanam (in Engilsh) by our Priest
7:15 PM - New Year special Archana and Maha Mangala Aarthi
7:30 PM - Ugadi Pachadi, Prasadam distribution

NOTE: Please bring Ugadi Pachadi for distribution

This is the month to mark the beginning of the New Year in some states of India with different names:
  • Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka as Ugadi
  • Maharastra, Goa and Konkan Communities as Gudi Padwa
  • Tamil Nadu as Tami New Year
  • Kerala as Vishu
  • Sindhi Community as Cheti Chand
This is based on the Lunar and Solar Hindu Calendar and is celebrated on the Sacred day of the Chaitra Shukla Prathama / Padyami Day in the Hindu Calendar. It is customary to pray to the Lord and begin the New Year with His Blessings so that the whole year runs smoothly, peacefully andsSuccessfully
Sri Rama Navami - Utsavar Abhishekam

  Date Time Event
Apr 02, 2020
11:00 AM Sri Rama Navami - Utsavar Abhishekam

11:00 AM - Sri Ram parivar Utsava murthis Abhishekam

Sri Rama Navami Celebrations

  Date Time Event
Apr 04, 2020
10:30 AM Sri Rama Navami - Sri Sita Rama Kalyanam

10:30 AM - Sri Sita Rama Kalyanotsavam (Swayamvar)
11:45 AM - Nivedana, Tirunakshatra (Birthday) Sathumurai
12:15 PM - Maha Mangala Aarti & Prasadam Distribution

Lunch sponsored by Community members
(Food donation $5 per plate)

Menu: Tamarind Pulihaara, Gutti Vankaya Fry, Cabbage/Green Peas Curry, Tamato Daal, White Rice, Goduma Annam (rice alternative), Yogurt, Tomato Pickle, Potato Chips, and Sweet (Halwa/Payasam)

Note: All items are made without onion/garlic.

  • Grand sponsorship for Sita Rama Kalyanam: $ 501 (Vastram Included)
  • Major sponsorship for Sita Rama Kalyanam : $ 251 (Please bring Vastram for Sita Rama)
  • Sita Rama Kalyanam : $ 51
NOTE: Please bring fruits, flowers and Prasadam

He who seeks refuge in me just once, telling that "I am yours", I shall give him assurance of safety against all types of beings. This is My solemn pledge. ---- Lord Sri Rama

Sri Rama Navami
The festival of Ram Navami is celebrated as the birthday of Lord Sri Rama, who is believed to be one of the incarnations of Lord Vishnu. According to our vedic calendar, it falls on the ninth day of the Chaitra month, which is the spring season. It is considered auspicious to undertake a fast on the day of Ram Navami, in the name of Rama. The objective of the fast is to seek perfection as a human being.

Benefits of Sundar Kand
Sri Sundar Kand brings confidence and hope from all corners. Hanuman indulgence in the destruction of evils has proved that Dharma alone will triumph. People started believing in Dharma (good virtues). Only Lord Rama could destroy Adharma (all evil virtues). Sundara Kandam teaches us that, if we want to be successful in life we have to practice Dharma. The significance of reading Sundara Kandam will definitely result in prosperity and it will mitigate all problems you face in your daily life. Reading one time Sundara Kandam is equal to chanting 100,000 times Gayathri Japam.

Let us join in the holy event, chant 108 times "Sri Rama Nam", Sri Sundar Kand and receive divine Blessings of Lord Sri Rama
Tamil New Year, Vishu, Baisakhi & Pôhela Boishakh Celebrations

  Date Time Event
Apr 18, 2020
10:30 AM Tamil New Year, Vishu, Baisakhi & Pôhela Boishakh Celebrations - Sri Maha Ganapathi Homam
10:30 AM - Sri Maha Ganapathi Homam
12:00 PM - Maha Mangala Aarthi
12:15 PM - Lunch by QC Tamil Group

Importance of Ganesha Homam

Ganesha Homa will curb all the impediments that come on your way of success. This powerful Homa will bring in luck and prosperity for you. You will be flooded with happiness and success all around the year..!

Lord Ganesha is the chief deity of this powerful Homa. He is considered the God of Luck and he Blesses his devotees with smooth success in all their endeavors! Ganesha Homa is recommended to keep away from obstacles. The Homa energizes your potential to achieve victory.

Akshaya Trithiya

  Date Time Event
Apr 25, 2020
06:30 PM Akshaya Trithiya
6:30 PM - Sri Lakshmi (Sridevi) special pooja
7:00 PM - Sri Lakshmi Kumkumarchana pooja
7:30 PM - Maha Mangala Arthi & Prasadam distribution

  • Kumkumarchana : $ 21
Sri Narasimha Jayanthi

  Date Time Event
May 05, 2020
09:00 AM Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swami Jayanthi
09:00 AM - Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swami special Abhishekam
10:30 AM - Sri Lakshi Narasimha Swami Kalyanotsavam
12:00 PM - Archana, Maha Mangala Harathi
12:15 PM - Prasadam Distribution

  • Abhishekam : $ 51
  • Kalyanotsavam : $ 51
Sri Hanuman Jayanthi

  Date Time Event
May 16, 2020
06:30 PM Sri Hanuman Jayanthi
06:30 PM - Sri Hanuman Abhishekam
07:00 PM - Sri Hanuman Chalisa parayanam
07:15 PM - Special Aaku Puja [ Betel Leaves Puja ]
07:45 PM - Maha Mangala Harathi and Prasadam Distribution

08:00 PM - Dinner sponsored by Community members

Please bring Fruits and Flowers

Abhishekam : $ 51
Aaku Pooja : $ 21

Hanuman Jayanthi is to mark the birthday of Lord Hanuman. Shri Hanuman is known for his great strength, power and his immortal devotion towards Lord Rama. He is also known as Sankat Mochan as people pray him during both good and bad times. He is considered to be one of the most powerful Hindu Gods in India.

Celebrations on Hanuman Jayanthi begin early in the day with special puja being performed by devotees. Devotees perform holy Puja in temples dedicated to Shri Hanuman or at Home. People organize special prayers for Lord Hanuman to get rid of evil spirits. Hanuman is considered as a symbol of power and great strength in Hindu mythology. He is believed to have carried a whole mountain on his shoulder. Participating in Hanuman Jayanthi is considered for good health and good luck.
Shani Jayanti Navagraha Homam

  Date Time Event
May 23, 2020
10:30 AM Navagraha Homam
10.30 AM - Navagraha Homam 12:00 PM - Maha Naivedyam and Maha Mangala Aarathi.
12:10 PM - Prasadam Distribution

* Devotees may bring :
-- Prasadam (Sesame rice or any other type)
-- Sesame Oil
-- Fruits & Flowers

  • Homam : $ 51
Guru Purnima
  Date Time Event
Jul 04, 2020
06:00 PM Guru Purnima
6:00 PM Shirdi Sai Baba Bhajans
7:00 PM Shirdi Sai Baba Arti
7:30 PM Prasadam Distribution followed by dinner

Varalakshmi Vratham

  Date Time Event
Jul 31, 2020
06:30 PM Varalakshmi Vratham
6:30 PM - Varalakshmi Vrata pooja by devotees
7:30 PM - Maha mangala harathi, Prasadam distribution

Evening Lakshmi pooja with kumkum - $25

Please bring pooja items as listed:
Kum Kum
Betel Leaves - 4
Betel Nuts - 8
Banana - 6
Coconuts - 1 No
Sandalwood Powder
New Blouse Piece - 1
Honey - 1 small
Quarters - 1 Bundle
Kalasam (Chembu)
Rice - 2 lb
Steel Plates for Puja - 2
Jaggery - 1/4 lb
Rice Flour - 1/4 lb
Prasadam (Naivedyam to varaLakshmi)
Picture or idol of Maha Lakshmi.
Sri Krishna Janmashtami

  Date Time Event
Aug 11, 2020
09:30 PM Sri Krishna Jayanthi & Janmashtami
9:30 PM - Krishna Bhajans till mid-night (please come prepared with Bhajans we have arranged for Sound System with Tabla and Keyboard)
12:00 AM - Krishna Janma samay (Bringing Krishna to temple by the Priest), Jhula, Naivedyam, Aarthi
12:30 AM - Prasadam Distribution

Please bring Flowers, Fruits (washed with water) and Prasadam

“Please bring your “little ones” dressed-up as lord Krishna”.

Sri Krishna Pooja - $21
Ganesh Chaturthi Celebrations

  Date Time Event
Aug 21, 2020
10:30 AM Sri Ganesh Chaturthi
10:30 AM - Ganapati Abhishekam
11:00 AM - Ganesh Sthapna, Arati, Pooja and Prasadam Distribution
12:00 PM - Special Lunch

07:00 PM - Shri Ganpati Pooja, Archana, Arti and Prasadam

You can donate money for fruits & flowers. Temple would arrange for all abhishekam and pooja items.

Sponsorship: Abhishekam - $101
Sri Ganesh Pooja - $51
Aug 22, 2020
07:30 AM Day 2
07:30 AM - Shri Ganpati Pooja, Archana, Arti and Prasadam

06:00 PM - Kids Musical
07:00 PM - Shri Ganpati Pooja, Archana, Arti and Prasadam
07:30 PM - Special Dinner sponsored by community members
Aug 23, 2020
07:30 AM Day 3
07:30 AM - Shri Ganpati Pooja, Archana, Arti and Prasadam

07:00 PM -Shri Ganpati Pooja, Archana, Arti and Prasadam
Aug 24, 2020
09:30 AM Day 4
07:30 AM - Shri Ganpati Pooja, Archana, Arti and Prasadam

07:00 PM - Atharvashirsha Parayanam and Shri Ganpati Pooja, Archana, Arti and Prasadam

Aug 25, 2020
07:30 AM Day 5
07:30 AM - Shri Ganpati Pooja, Archana, Arti and Prasadam

07:00 PM - Shri Ganpati Pooja, Archana, Arti and Prasadam
Aug 26, 2020
10:00 AM Day 6
10:00 AM - Ganesh Pooja by Kids (Making of Ganapati Ji with clay, Story and Q and A)
11:30 AM - Shri Ganpati Pooja, Archana, Arti and Prasadam

12:00 PM - Grand Food Mela and Raffle

07:00 PM -Shri Ganpati Pooja, Archana, Arti and Prasadam
Aug 27, 2020
09:00 AM Ganesh Visarjan
09:00 AM - Shri Ganapathi Havan
10:30 AM - Group Satyanarayan Pooja and Katha
11:30 AM - Shri Ganpati Pooja, Archana, Arti and Prasadam

5:30 PM - Sri Ganesh Visarjan Preparation
6:00 PM - Shri Ganesh Pooja, Arti, Procession
6:30 PM - Shri Ganesh Visarjan

7:00 PM - Special Dinner

Satyanarayana Pooja Items:
  • Turmeric Powder - 1 Pkt
  • Kumkum - 1 Pkt
  • Sandalwood Powder - 1 Pkt
  • Nava Dhanya - 1 Set
  • Agarbathi - 2 or 3
  • Betel Leaves - 2 Pkt
  • Betel Nuts - 1 Pkt
  • Flowers - 1 Bunch
  • Fruits - 3 varieties, 6 each
  • Coconut - 1
  • Rice - 1/2 Lb
  • Coins (Quarters) - 20
  • Blouse piece (any color except blk.) - 1
  • Kalasam ( Kalash ) for pooja
  • Deepam - 1, Oil, Cotton Wicks, Match box
  • Uddarani / Tumbler 2, Spoon - 2, Plates medium - 2
  • Satyanarayana Prasadam:
    - Kesari / Halva / Kshira
    - Panchamritm (Prepare with: Milk 1 cup, Yogurt, Ghee 4 spoons, Honey 4 spoons and Sugar 4 Spoons)
Please sponsor the Pooja:
Grand Sponsorship - $1,001
All days Sponsorship - $501
Sri Ganesh Abhishekam - $101 (First day)
Sri Ganesh Hawan - $101
Sri Satyanarayana pooja - $101
Sri Ganesh pooja per session - $51

All Devotees please come and make the Ganesh Festival a grand function. Please bring flowers, fruits and Prasadam (Laddu or Sweets specific to Lord Ganesh Ji) every day.

Please note that all Poojas will start on time
Saraswathi Pooja
  Date Time Event
Oct 21, 2020
11:00 AM Saraswathi Pooja
Goddess Saraswathi is the Hindu Goddess of knowledge, learning, wisdom and music. Goddess Saraswathi is the creator and donor of knowledge and bestows the power of wisdom, learning, music and arts on people.
Durga Ashtami
  Date Time Event
Oct 23, 2020
05:30 PM Durga Ashtami
Durga Ashtami represents the eighth day of the Navrathri festival. It is believed keeping fast on this auspicious day gets you the blessings of Goddess Durga.
Dassera and Vijaya Dasami Celebrations
  Date Time Event
Oct 25, 2020
03:30 PM Dassera Celebrations
3:30 PM - Cultural Program (Devotional Songs and Dances by excellent artists in town). Please arrive early and be seated in the community hall by 3:15 PM

5:45 PM - Ravan Dahan followed by Grand Fireworks

6:30 PM - Dinner - Delicious food served by our community
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