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  Temple Timings - 01/24/2017, Tuesday

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
  Tuesday
Jan 24, 2017
06:00 PM Hanuman Chalisa Parayanam
  Thursday
Jan 26, 2017
11:30 AM Shirdi Sai Baba Aarthi
  Friday
Jan 27, 2017
10:30 AM Sri Subramanya Swami (Murugan) Abhishekam
  Friday
Jan 27, 2017
06:00 PM Lalitha Sahasranama Parayanam
  Saturday
Jan 28, 2017
10:30 AM Sri Ganapathi Abhishekam
  Saturday
Jan 28, 2017
12:00 PM to 02:00 PM Enjoy Delicious food served by Annadatas of this day
Susmita and Rajendra Dahal
  Sunday
Jan 29, 2017
10:30 AM Navagraha Abhishekam
  Monday
Jan 30, 2017
06:00 PM Lingashtakam & Bhramarambika Ashtakam Parayanam
 
 
Thy Poosam

Thy Poosam ( தைப்பூசம்) is celebrated on the full moon in the Tamil month of Thai (Jan/Feb). Pusam refers to a star that is at its highest point during the festival. The festival commemorates both the birthday of Lord Murugan (also Subramaniam), the youngest son of Shiva and Parvati, and the occasion when Parvati gave Murugan a vel (lance) so he could vanquish the evil demon Soorapadman.
  Date Time Event
  Sunday
Feb 12, 2017
10:30 AM Lord Murugan (Subramanya Swami) Thaipusam

10:30 AM - Sri Subramanya Swami Special Abhishekam with Bhajans, Pal Kudam
11:30 AM - Alankaram, Karthikeya Ashtoram, Maha Naivedyam, Maha Mangala Harathi, Theertha Prasadam Distribution

Please bring flowers, fruits & prasadam for the pooja

Sponsorship: $51
Maha Shivrathri

Friday, February 24th evening through Saturday, February 25th morning
From 5.30 PM to 6.30 AM. Maha Rudrabhishekam, Ksheerabhishekam, Special Puja’s and Bhajans.
  Date Time Event
  Friday
Feb 24, 2017
05:30 PM to 06:00 PM Rudrabhishekam Preparation
  Friday
Feb 24, 2017
06:00 PM to 09:00 PM First Session
Special Maha Rudrabhishekam for Lord Shiva with Eleven Types of Dravyam, Ksheerabhishekam [Milk Abhishekam] with 48 Kalasham, Visesha Alankara Darshanam, Maha Naivedyam, Maha Mangala Harathi, Theertha Prasadam Distribution, Bhajans
  Friday
Feb 24, 2017
09:00 PM to 12:00 AM Second Session
Rudrabhishekam with Chanting Shiva Panchakshari by Devotees, Alankaram, Bilvashtakam, Lingashtakam, Vishwanatha Ashtakam Recitation, Mangala Harathi, Bhajans
  Saturday
Feb 25, 2017
12:00 AM to 03:00 AM Third Session
Rudrabhishekam, Archana, Mangala Aarthi & Bhajans
  Saturday
Feb 25, 2017
03:00 AM to 06:00 AM Fourth Session
Special Rudrabhishekam, Bhajans & Visesha Alankara Darshanam

Sponsorships:
Abhishekam for each Session (Jamam) : $ 25
Abhishekam for all four Sessions (Jamam) : $ 101
Grand Sponsorship : $251
a. Devotees are requested to bring Fruits ( Oranges, Appels, Lemons), Flowers, Please bring flowers on Friday or Saturday morning so that it will be helpful to make garlends.
Please DO NOT bring Milk, Yogurt, Sugar, etc.
b. Tea will be provided for the devotees who participate in the pooja sessions late night)
c. Kalashams will be provided by the temple to perform Abhishekams. They are not for sale or to take to home

All devotees are requested to participate all night abhishekams & poojas. Participations is free. All devotees are requested to sponsor liberally and any additional donations would be appreciated.

Significance of Shivratri:
Sivaratri, dedicated to Lord Shiva, is celebrated on the moonless night of the month of Phalguna (Feb / Mar), which is the fourteenth day in the krishnapaksha or dark half. Owing to a special planetary conjunction, spiritual practices done on this day are considered to be especially auspicious and beneficial. There is a reference to this in one of the Puranas, where Shiva himself tells Parvati Devi [the Divine Mother] that this day is particularly dear to him, and that those who perform the prescribed austerities on this day will be freed from all sins.

According to the Puranas, during the great mythical churning of the ocean called Samudra Manthan, a pot of poison emerged from the ocean. The gods and the demons were terrified as it could destroy the entire world. When they ran to Shiva for help, he in order to protect the world, drank the deadly poison but held it in his throat instead of swallowing it. This turned his throat blue, and since then he came to be known as Nilkantha, the blue-throated one. Shivratri celebrates this event by which Shiva saved the world.
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