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  Temple Timings

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
  Sri Lakshmi Jayanthi
 
(Birthday of Goddess Lakshmi)
  Friday
Mar 06, 2015
10:30 AM Sri Lakshmi Jayanthi special pooja
10:30 AM - Abhishekam to Sri Lakshmi
11:15 AM - Visesha Puja (With Sri Suktam)
11:30 AM - Kumkuma Archana
11:45 AM - Maha Mangala aarthi
12:00 PM - Prasadam distribution followed by lunch by Annadatas

Sponsorship:
Event - $75
Abhishekam - $51
Vishesha Puja - $25

Sri Lakshmi Jayanti, birthday of Goddess Sri Lakshmi Devi, is observed Phalgun Purnima, the Full Moon day in Phalgun month. On this occasion devotees worship Goddess Lakshmi devi, Goddess of wealth, with utmost devotion. This festival is also celebrated as Holi or Madan Purnima or Vasant Poornima.

Birth of Goddess Lakshmi Devi – Legend of Sagar Manthan:
Puranas and several ancient Hindu scriptures describe the birth of Goddess Maha Lakshmi. Devotees believe that the Goddess is the daughter of Bhrigu Maharshi and reborn during the churning of the Milk Ocean (Ksheera Sagar manthan).

The Story behind Ksheera Saagara Manthan (Churning of the Milky Ocean):
The story of Ksheera Saagara Manthanam (Samudra Manthan) tells the birth of Goddess Maha Lakshmi. When Lord Indra, the King of Gods, was riding on his elephant, sage Durvasa Maharshi presented him a special garland. But Lord Indra put that special flower garland on the trunk of his elephant. Irritated by the smell and crushed the garland, the elephant crushed the garland with its foot. This enraged Durvasa Muni and he cursed Indra and all Gods that they will lose their entire strength, energy, and fortune.

As the curse of Durvasa Muni started working all Gods became week and lost everything. They all went to Maha Vishnu and prayed to him for their lost wealth, health and wisdom. Lord Vishnu promised that he will deal the issue during Sagar Manthan and the Goddess of wealth will emerge from the Ocean. As the Lord promised, along with Amrit (Nector) Goddess Lakshmi was also emerged from the ocean.

  Friday
Mar 06, 2015
10:30 AM Sri Lakshmi (Sridevi) Abhishekam
  Friday
Mar 06, 2015
06:00 PM Lalitha Sahasranama Parayanam
  Saturday
Mar 07, 2015
10:30 AM Sri Venkateswara Swami (Main deity) Abhishekam
  Holi
  Saturday
Mar 07, 2015
11:00 AM Holi
11:00 AM - Holika Puja and Holi Fire
11:30 AM onwards - Socialization and colors
followed by Dance, Bhangra, Garba with songs
(Colors will be available at the Temple. Please bring good quality colors if you have)

Lunch and Thandai would be served during festival - Sponsored by Baheti Family

Menu: Pav Bhaji, Raita, Pulao, Pickle, Chutni, Thandai and Kheer

Please attend the event with Family and Friends and have Fun

  Saturday
Mar 07, 2015
12:00 PM to 02:00 PM Enjoy Delicious food served by Annadatas of this day
Manju Soni, Veena Sodhani, Manisha Baheti, Sarita Baheti, Anju Choudhari, Trupti Patel, Manisha Vishwakarma
  Sunday
Mar 08, 2015
12:00 PM Sri Durga Pooja
  Sunday
Mar 08, 2015
06:00 PM Sri Vishnu Sahasranama Stothram & Lakshmi Ashtothra Sathanama Stothra Parayanam
  Monday
Mar 09, 2015
06:00 PM Lingashtakam & Brahmarambhika Ashtakam Parayanam
  Tuesday
Mar 10, 2015
06:00 PM Hanuman Chalisa Parayanam
  Thursday
Mar 12, 2015
11:30 AM Shirdi Sai Baba Aarthi
Sri Lakshmi Jayanthi

(Birthday of Goddess Lakshmi)
  Date Time Event
  Friday
Mar 06, 2015
10:30 AM Sri Lakshmi Jayanthi special pooja
10:30 AM - Abhishekam to Sri Lakshmi
11:15 AM - Visesha Puja (With Sri Suktam)
11:30 AM - Kumkuma Archana
11:45 AM - Maha Mangala aarthi
12:00 PM - Prasadam distribution followed by lunch by Annadatas

Sponsorship:
Event - $75
Abhishekam - $51
Vishesha Puja - $25

Sri Lakshmi Jayanti, birthday of Goddess Sri Lakshmi Devi, is observed Phalgun Purnima, the Full Moon day in Phalgun month. On this occasion devotees worship Goddess Lakshmi devi, Goddess of wealth, with utmost devotion. This festival is also celebrated as Holi or Madan Purnima or Vasant Poornima.

Birth of Goddess Lakshmi Devi – Legend of Sagar Manthan:
Puranas and several ancient Hindu scriptures describe the birth of Goddess Maha Lakshmi. Devotees believe that the Goddess is the daughter of Bhrigu Maharshi and reborn during the churning of the Milk Ocean (Ksheera Sagar manthan).

The Story behind Ksheera Saagara Manthan (Churning of the Milky Ocean):
The story of Ksheera Saagara Manthanam (Samudra Manthan) tells the birth of Goddess Maha Lakshmi. When Lord Indra, the King of Gods, was riding on his elephant, sage Durvasa Maharshi presented him a special garland. But Lord Indra put that special flower garland on the trunk of his elephant. Irritated by the smell and crushed the garland, the elephant crushed the garland with its foot. This enraged Durvasa Muni and he cursed Indra and all Gods that they will lose their entire strength, energy, and fortune.

As the curse of Durvasa Muni started working all Gods became week and lost everything. They all went to Maha Vishnu and prayed to him for their lost wealth, health and wisdom. Lord Vishnu promised that he will deal the issue during Sagar Manthan and the Goddess of wealth will emerge from the Ocean. As the Lord promised, along with Amrit (Nector) Goddess Lakshmi was also emerged from the ocean.
Holi
  Date Time Event
  Saturday
Mar 07, 2015
11:00 AM Holi
11:00 AM - Holika Puja and Holi Fire
11:30 AM onwards - Socialization and colors
followed by Dance, Bhangra, Garba with songs
(Colors will be available at the Temple. Please bring good quality colors if you have)

Lunch and Thandai would be served during festival - Sponsored by Baheti Family

Menu: Pav Bhaji, Raita, Pulao, Pickle, Chutni, Thandai and Kheer

Please attend the event with Family and Friends and have Fun
Ugadi / Gudi Padwa / Cheti Chand - Vedic New Year

  Date Time Event
  Friday
Mar 20, 2015
06:30 PM Ugadi / Gudi Padwa / Cheti Chand
10:00 AM - Suprabhatham & Nitya Pooja
10:30 AM - 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
11:30 AM - Maha Naivedyam, Maha Mangala Aarthi, Sathumurai and Theertha Prasadam Distribution

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

  Date Time Event
  Friday
Mar 27, 2015
10:30 AM Sri Rama Navami - Sri Rama Abhishekam
10:30 AM - Sri Rama Abhishekam
  Saturday
Mar 28, 2015
10:30 AM Sri Rama Navami celebrations - Sri Sita Rama Kalyanam - Sundar Kand Pat (Chant)
9:00 AM - Sri Sundara Kanda Parayan

10:30 AM - Sri Sita Rama Kalyanotsavam (Swayam var)
11:45 AM - Nivedana, Tirunakshatra (Birth day) Sathumurai.
12:10 PM - Maha Mangala Aarti & Prasadam Distribution

12:30 PM - Lunch sponsored by:
Kameswari Marla, Kameswari Bulusu, Gowri, Aruna, Sharmila, Subha, Padma Pagadala, Padmaja Pillutla, Rajashree, Jyothi, Srilatha
Menu: Vada, Mango pachadi, Pulihora, Rice, Dondakaya Sabji, Cabbage Sabji, Mango Dal, Pulusu, Yogurt and Laddu

    Sponsorships:
  • 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
  • Sita Rama Abhishekam : $ 51
NOTE: Please bring ample quantity of fruits, flowers and Prasadam (Kesar, Pulihora, Halwa, etc.)

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
  Saturday
Apr 18, 2015
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 Annadatas

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.

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