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  Temple Timings - 02/20/2017, Monday

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
  Monday
Feb 20, 2017
06:00 PM Lingashtakam & Bhramarambika Ashtakam Parayanam
  Tuesday
Feb 21, 2017
06:00 PM Hanuman Chalisa Parayanam
  Thursday
Feb 23, 2017
11:30 AM Shirdi Sai Baba Aarthi
  Friday
Feb 24, 2017
10:30 AM Sri Subramanya Swami (Murugan) Abhishekam
  Friday
Feb 24, 2017
06:00 PM Lalitha Sahasranama Parayanam
  Saturday
Feb 25, 2017
10:30 AM Sri Ganapathi Abhishekam
  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.
  Friday
Feb 24, 2017
05:30 PM to 06:00 PM Rudrabhishekam Preparation
  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
  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
  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.

  Sunday
Feb 26, 2017
12:00 PM Sri Radha Krishna Pooja
  Sunday
Feb 26, 2017
06:00 PM Sri Vishnu Sahasranama Stothram & Lakshmi Ashtothara Sathanama Stothra Parayanam
 
 
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.
Ugadi / Gudi Padwa / Cheti Chand - Vedic New Year

  Date Time Event
  Tuesday
Mar 28, 2017
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
  Tuesday
Apr 04, 2017
10:30 AM Sri Rama Navami - Sri Rama Abhishekam
10:30 AM - Sri Rama Abhishekam
  Sunday
Apr 09, 2017
09:00 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: Belmont Indian Community Members

    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
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