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  Temple Timings

Monday - Friday: 10:00 AM to Noon and 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Saturday & Sunday: 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM

NOTE:- Every Wednesday temple will be closed
 
Upcoming Events

  Date Time Event
  Tuesday
Oct 21, 2014
06:00 PM Hanuman Chalisa Parayanam
  Thursday
Oct 23, 2014
11:30 AM Shirdi Sai Baba Aarthi
  Deepavali (Diwali)
  Thursday
Oct 23, 2014
07:30 PM Diwali festival - Special Lakshmi pooja and Fireworks
10:30 AM - Sri Lakshmi Abhishekam

07:30 PM - Sri Maha Lakshi Pooja, Maha Mangala Arthi
08:00 PM - Fireworks and small Fireworks by Kids

  Friday
Oct 24, 2014
10:30 AM Sri Subramanya Swami (Murugan) Abhishekam
  Friday
Oct 24, 2014
06:00 PM Lalitha Sahasranama Parayanam
  Saturday
Oct 25, 2014
10:30 AM Sri Ganapathi Abhishekam
  Skanda Shashti
 
  Saturday
Oct 25, 2014
10:45 AM Skanda Shashti
10:45 AM - Kalasha puja
11:00 AM - Special Abhishekam for Subramanya swami with Bhajans
12:00 PM - Alankaram, Kaarthikeya Archana, Naada Bindu[Murugan Potri]
12:30 PM - Maha Naivedyam, Maha Mangala Harathi, Theertha Prasadam Distribution followed by Lunch prepared by Devotees

Please bring fruits, flowers, Prasadam for puja.

Skanda Shashti:
Skanda Shashti is the festival dedicated for Lord Karthikeya, second son of Lord Shiva, also known as Subramanya, Kumaresa, Guha, Murugan, Shanmukha and Velayudhan, who on this day, is believed to have annihilated the mythical demon. Shashti is the day the Lord Subramanya defeated the demon Soorapadman. He fought Soorapadman for six days, at the end of which Lord vanquished the asura. He threw his weapon at him and Soorapadman was split into two halves. One half became a Peacock, which he took as his vahana. The other became a Rooster and was transformed into his flag. The devas who were tormented by Soorapadman, rejoiced and they praised the Lord and prayed to him for six days.

Offering of Kavadi on Skanda Shashti is a form of popular worship. Corresponding to six days of war over the evil forces, devotees undertake fasts, prayers and devotional singing of Lord Muruga.

  Saturday
Oct 25, 2014
12:00 PM to 02:00 PM Enjoy Delicious food served by Annadatas of this day
Skanda Shashti Festival - Tamil Community memebers
  Sunday
Oct 26, 2014
12:00 PM Sri Radha Krishna Pooja
  Sunday
Oct 26, 2014
06:00 PM Sri Vishnu Sahasranama Stothram & Lakshmi Ashtothra Sathanama Stothra Parayanam
  Karthika Somavaram (Monday)
  Monday
Oct 27, 2014
10:30 AM Karthika 1st Monday
10:30 AM - Rudrabhishekam for Shiva
06:00 PM - Special puja & Prasadam distribution.
  Monday
Nov 03, 2014
10:30 AM Karthika 2nd Monday
10:30 AM - Rudrabhishekam for Shiva
06:00 PM - Special puja & Prasadam distribution.
  Monday
Nov 10, 2014
10:30 AM Karthika 3rd Monday
10:30 AM - Rudrabhishekam for Shiva
06:00 PM - Special puja & Prasadam distribution.
  Monday
Nov 17, 2014
10:30 AM Karthika 4th Monday
10:30 AM - Rudrabhishekam for Bhuvaneswara swami
6:00 PM - Special Puja & Prasadam distribution.

Please bring Prasadam every Monday for abhishekam and evening pooja

Sponsorship:
Abhishekam - $51
Special Pooja - $21
Abhishekam for all 4 Monday's - $101

  Monday
Oct 27, 2014
06:00 PM Lingashtakam & Brahmarambhika Ashtakam Parayanam
Deepavali (Diwali)
  Date Time Event
  Thursday
Oct 23, 2014
07:30 PM Diwali festival - Special Lakshmi pooja and Fireworks
10:30 AM - Sri Lakshmi Abhishekam

07:30 PM - Sri Maha Lakshi Pooja, Maha Mangala Arthi
08:00 PM - Fireworks and small Fireworks by Kids
Karthika Masam (Month of Karthika)
  Date Time Event
  Friday
Oct 24, 2014
07:00 AM Rudrabhishekams by priest at your home
October 24th to November 21st (Lunar Calendar)
November 17th to December 15th (Solar Calendar)
Rudrabhishekam is performed to Lord Shiva. This abhishekam is performed to wash away one's sin and bring home prosperity and happiness in the family.

Karthika masam is the one of the favourite lunar month for Lord Shiva and this Rudrabhishekam can be performed on this month.

Rudrabhishekam Pooja: This Pooja, where Lord Shiva is worshiped in His Rudra form, is hailed by all Vedic scriptures as one of the greatest Poojas to remove all evils, to attain all desires and for all round prosperity. In this Pooja after the traditional Ganesha Pooja, Kalasha sthapana etc, the Shiva Linga sthapana is done. Then Laghunyasa is recited. The Shivopasana mantra and the 108 names of Lord Shiva are recited. Then Sri Rudram (chapter 16 & 18 of Yajur Veda) is recited and the Shiva Linga abhishekam is done with the prescribed 11 ingredients like water, milk, curd, ghee, honey etc. The Sri Rudram identifies 346 desires of human beings to be fulfilled to have a peaceful daily life and invokes Lord Rudra to fulfill all of them. The Astrology scriptures have repeatedly prescribed this as a remedy for several planetary Doshas. Whether you want peace or prosperity, progeny or progress in profession, health or wealth the Rudrabhishekam Pooja is the ideal one. It will be done in your name and with your sankalpa, i.e., the specific purpose for which you are getting the pooja performed.

Please sign-up at:
http://www.qchindutemple.com/pooja_signup.php
(Select Rudrabhishekam pooja and Home as Location)
  Friday
Oct 24, 2014
05:30 PM Karthika Dheepam
Every Day at 5:30 PM from October 24th to November 21st
Skanda Shashti

  Date Time Event
  Saturday
Oct 25, 2014
10:45 AM Skanda Shashti
10:45 AM - Kalasha puja
11:00 AM - Special Abhishekam for Subramanya swami with Bhajans
12:00 PM - Alankaram, Kaarthikeya Archana, Naada Bindu[Murugan Potri]
12:30 PM - Maha Naivedyam, Maha Mangala Harathi, Theertha Prasadam Distribution followed by Lunch prepared by Devotees

Please bring fruits, flowers, Prasadam for puja.

Skanda Shashti:
Skanda Shashti is the festival dedicated for Lord Karthikeya, second son of Lord Shiva, also known as Subramanya, Kumaresa, Guha, Murugan, Shanmukha and Velayudhan, who on this day, is believed to have annihilated the mythical demon. Shashti is the day the Lord Subramanya defeated the demon Soorapadman. He fought Soorapadman for six days, at the end of which Lord vanquished the asura. He threw his weapon at him and Soorapadman was split into two halves. One half became a Peacock, which he took as his vahana. The other became a Rooster and was transformed into his flag. The devas who were tormented by Soorapadman, rejoiced and they praised the Lord and prayed to him for six days.

Offering of Kavadi on Skanda Shashti is a form of popular worship. Corresponding to six days of war over the evil forces, devotees undertake fasts, prayers and devotional singing of Lord Muruga.
Karthika Somavaram (Monday)
  Date Time Event
  Monday
Oct 27, 2014
10:30 AM Karthika 1st Monday
10:30 AM - Rudrabhishekam for Shiva
06:00 PM - Special puja & Prasadam distribution.
Annakut / Govardhan Puja
  Date Time Event
  Saturday
Nov 01, 2014
03:00 PM Annakut /Govardhan Puja
3:00 PM - Annakut Darshan and Bhajans
5:00 PM - Special Sri Krishna (Govardhan) Puja
5:00 PM -Maha Mangala Arthi, Prasadam Distribution

Annakut
'Annakut' (literally a mountain of food) is offered to God on this day. A vast array of vegetarian foods is traditionally arranged in tiers or steps, in front of the Lord. The sweets are placed nearest to the Lord. As the tiers descend, other foods such as 'dal', vegetables, pulses and fried savory foods are arranged. A mound of cooked rice, symbolic of Mt. Govardhan, is placed in the center. After offering to the Lord Krishna, there would be Bhajans and then Mahamangal Arti. The Same Prasadam is distributed to the Devotees.

Please participate in Annakut by preparing small quantity (one small bowl) of various dishes from the list and if you do not find any dish name, you may prepare of your choice which can be offered to the God. Please bring Prasadam and all food items by 1:00 PM

ALL FOOD ITEMS SHOULD BE VEGETARIAN (eggless). Homemade, AND SHOULD NOT CONTAIN ONION, GARLIC & HING (ASAFOETIDA)

Karthika Somavaram (Monday)
  Date Time Event
  Monday
Nov 03, 2014
10:30 AM Karthika 2nd Monday
10:30 AM - Rudrabhishekam for Shiva
06:00 PM - Special puja & Prasadam distribution.
Karthika Deepotsavam

  Date Time Event
  Saturday
Nov 08, 2014
05:00 PM Karthika Deepotsavam
05:00 PM - Deeparadhana, Vishesha Deepotsavam, Unjal Seva of Sri Venkateswara Swami
05:30 PM - Veda vinnappam
05:45 PM - Neivedyam, Maha Mangala Aarthi
06:00 PM - Vishnu Sahasranama Parayanam
07:00 PM - Dinner sponsored by Community members

Sponsorship:
Deepalankarana Seva - Special Pooja : $ 25

Karthika Deepotsavam:
Karthika Deepam Festival is also called as “The Festival of Lights”. This falls in the Lunar month of Karthika when the star Kritika (Krithigai) is on the ascendant which usually occurs on full moon day.

This festival is considered as the extension of Deepavali festival. In the olden days, people used to double the number of lamps every day from the day of Deepavali and end up with huge number of lamps on the day of Karthika (Karthigai) Deepam.

It is the day when we light lamps symbolic of blossoming knowledge. It is also the day when we burn the bad behaviours symbolised by chokka panai.
Karthika Somavaram (Monday)
  Date Time Event
  Monday
Nov 10, 2014
10:30 AM Karthika 3rd Monday
10:30 AM - Rudrabhishekam for Shiva
06:00 PM - Special puja & Prasadam distribution.
  Monday
Nov 17, 2014
10:30 AM Karthika 4th Monday
10:30 AM - Rudrabhishekam for Bhuvaneswara swami
6:00 PM - Special Puja & Prasadam distribution.

Please bring Prasadam every Monday for abhishekam and evening pooja

Sponsorship:
Abhishekam - $51
Special Pooja - $21
Abhishekam for all 4 Monday's - $101
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