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  Date Time Event
Dec 17, 2018
06:00 PM Lingashtakam & Bhramarambika Ashtakam Parayanam
  Vaikunta Ekadashi - (Mukkoti Ekadashi)
  Date: Tuesday, Dec 18, 2018
Start Time: 09:00 AM
Vaikunta Ekadasi (Mukkoti Ekadasi)
09:00 AM - Sri Venkateshwara Suprabhatam
09:30 AM - Thiruppavai Sevakalam
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 : $25

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.

Dec 18, 2018
06:00 PM Hanuman Chalisa Parayanam
Dec 20, 2018
11:30 AM Shirdi Sai Baba Aarthi
At 11:30 AM and 6:00 PM
Dec 22, 2018
12:00 PM to 02:00 PM Enjoy Delicious food served by Annadatas of this day
Susmita Dahal, Bindu, Sudhir Prakash, Siru Pabitra

Funds raised go to Quad City Hindu Temple.
Menu for this day:
Rice, Chole, Cauliflower Curry, Alu Achar, Shrikhand
Dec 23, 2018
12:00 PM Sri Radha Krishna Pooja
Dec 23, 2018
06:00 PM Sri Vishnu Sahasranama Stothram & Lakshmi Ashtothara Sathanama Stothra Parayanam
I sincerely thank entire community who came and supported food fundraising on Dec 01, 2018 to raise $300. Funds raised go to Quad City Hindu Temple. I also sincerely thank Kameswari Bulusu and Students for their time and effort in organizing, preparing and serving food on last Saturday’s Annadata event.
NOTE: Regular pooja may be canceled or timings changed on special events day
May God's Blessings be with you always.
Ilesh Kurani
President, Quad City Hindu Temple
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