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  Temple Timings - 01/18/2018, Thursday

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
Jan 18, 2018
11:30 AM Shirdi Sai Baba Aarthi
  Friday
Jan 19, 2018
06:00 PM Lalitha Sahasranama Parayanam
  Sunday
Jan 21, 2018
12:00 PM Sri Rama Parivar Pooja
  Sunday
Jan 21, 2018
06:00 PM Sri Vishnu Sahasranama Stothram & Lakshmi Ashtothara Sathanama Stothra Parayanam
  Monday
Jan 22, 2018
06:00 PM Lingashtakam & Bhramarambika Ashtakam Parayanam
  Tuesday
Jan 23, 2018
06:00 PM Hanuman Chalisa Parayanam
 
 
Thai Poosam

Thai 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 04, 2018
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

Tuesday, February 13th evening through Wednesday, February 14th morning
From 5.30 PM to 6.30 AM. Maha Rudrabhishekam, Ksheerabhishekam, Special Puja’s and Bhajans.
  Date Time Event
  Tuesday
Feb 13, 2018
05:30 PM to 06:00 PM Rudrabhishekam Preparation
  Tuesday
Feb 13, 2018
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
  Tuesday
Feb 13, 2018
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
  Wednesday
Feb 14, 2018
12:00 AM to 03:00 AM Third Session
Rudrabhishekam, Archana, Mangala Aarthi & Bhajans
  Wednesday
Feb 14, 2018
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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