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  Temple Timings - 12/07/2016, Wednesday

Monday - Friday: 10:00 AM to Noon and 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Saturday & Sunday: 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM

NOTE:- Every Wednesday temple will be closed
 
Upcoming Events

  Date Time Event
  Thursday
Dec 08, 2016
11:30 AM Shirdi Sai Baba Aarthi
  Friday
Dec 09, 2016
10:30 AM Sri Andal (Bhoodevi / Goda Devi) Abhishekam
  Friday
Dec 09, 2016
06:00 PM Lalitha Sahasranama Parayanam
  Saturday
Dec 10, 2016
10:30 AM Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swami Abhishekam
  Saturday
Dec 10, 2016
12:00 PM to 02:00 PM Enjoy Delicious food served by Annadatas of this day
Sanjana Puri, Sushmita Dahal
  Sunday
Dec 11, 2016
12:00 PM Sri Durga Pooja
  Sunday
Dec 11, 2016
06:00 PM Sri Vishnu Sahasranama Stothram & Lakshmi Ashtothara Sathanama Stothra Parayanam
  Monday
Dec 12, 2016
06:00 PM Lingashtakam & Bhramarambika Ashtakam Parayanam
  Tuesday
Dec 13, 2016
06:00 PM Hanuman Chalisa Parayanam
 
 
Dhanurmasa Thirupavai recitation
Daily from December 16, 2016 to January, 14, 2017
  Date Time Event
  Friday
Dec 16, 2016
10:00 AM Dhanurmasa (Margazhi month) Thirupavai recitation
Andal (Godhadevi) Thirupavai recitation followed by Sathumarai, during the month of Dhanur (Margazhi).
Vaikunta Ekadashi - (Mukkoti Ekadashi)
  Date Time Event
  Sunday
Jan 08, 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

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.

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.
Makar Sankranthi - Pongal
  Date Time Event
  Saturday
Jan 14, 2017
10:30 AM Makar Sankranthi - Pongal
10:30 AM - Special Andal (Goda Devi) Kalyanam

06:30 PM - Sankranthi Sri Venkateswra Asthana Pooja, Maha Mangala Arthi, Shathumurai
07:00 PM - Prasadam Distribution

Makar Sankranti:
The festival of Makar Sankranti traditionally coincides with the beginning of the northward journey of Sun (the UTTARAYAN) when it enters the sign of Makar (the CAPRICORN) signifying the onset of Uttarayana Punyakalam, It falls on the 14th of January. This day is most auspicious day for Hindus. The day begins with people taking holy dips in the waters and worshipping the Sun.

To Hindus, the Sun stands for knowledge, spiritual light and wisdom. Makar Sankranti signifies that we should turn away from the darkness of delusion in which we live, and begin to enjoy a new life with bright light within us to shine brighter and brighter. We should gradually begin to grow in purity, wisdom, and knowledge, even as the Sun does from the Day of Makar Sankranti.

This also coincides with the harvesting of few crops in India. Til and Rice are two important ingredients of this festival. Til or sesame seed contain lot of oil and they therefore have a quality of softness in them. Therefore, firstly the use of til in sweets is good for health and secondly being soft their exchange means exchange of love and tender feelings.

The festival of Makar Sankranti is highly regarded by the Hindus from North to South. The day is known by various names Lohri, SUKARAT or SAKARAT, Pongal and a variety of traditions are witnessed as one explores the festival in different states.
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