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Events
Varalakshmi Vratham

  Date Time Event
  Friday
Jul 31, 2020
06:30 PM Varalakshmi Vratham
6:30 PM - Varalakshmi Vrata pooja by devotees
7:30 PM - Maha mangala harathi, Prasadam distribution

Sponsorship:
Evening Lakshmi pooja with kumkum - $25

Please bring pooja items as listed:
Kum Kum
Turmeric
Betel Leaves - 4
Betel Nuts - 8
Banana - 6
Coconuts - 1 No
Sandalwood Powder
Flowers
New Blouse Piece - 1
Honey - 1 small
Quarters - 1 Bundle
Kalasam (Chembu)
Rice - 2 lb
Steel Plates for Puja - 2
Sanagalu
Jaggery - 1/4 lb
Rice Flour - 1/4 lb
Prasadam (Naivedyam to varaLakshmi)
Picture or idol of Maha Lakshmi.
Sri Krishna Janmashtami

  Date Time Event
  Tuesday
Aug 11, 2020
09:30 PM Sri Krishna Jayanthi & Janmashtami
9:30 PM - Krishna Bhajans till mid-night (please come prepared with Bhajans we have arranged for Sound System with Tabla and Keyboard)
12:00 AM - Krishna Janma samay (Bringing Krishna to temple by the Priest), Jhula, Naivedyam, Aarthi
12:30 AM - Prasadam Distribution

Please bring Flowers, Fruits (washed with water) and Prasadam

“Please bring your “little ones” dressed-up as lord Krishna”.

Sponsorship:
Sri Krishna Pooja - $21
Ganesh Chaturthi Celebrations

  Date Time Event
  Friday
Aug 21, 2020
10:30 AM Sri Ganesh Chaturthi
10:30 AM - Ganapati Abhishekam
11:00 AM - Ganesh Sthapna, Arati, Pooja and Prasadam Distribution
12:00 PM - Special Lunch

07:00 PM - Shri Ganpati Pooja, Archana, Arti and Prasadam

You can donate money for fruits & flowers. Temple would arrange for all abhishekam and pooja items.

Sponsorship: Abhishekam - $101
Sri Ganesh Pooja - $51
  Saturday
Aug 22, 2020
07:30 AM Day 2
07:30 AM - Shri Ganpati Pooja, Archana, Arti and Prasadam

06:00 PM - Kids Musical
07:00 PM - Shri Ganpati Pooja, Archana, Arti and Prasadam
07:30 PM - Special Dinner sponsored by community members
  Sunday
Aug 23, 2020
07:30 AM Day 3
07:30 AM - Shri Ganpati Pooja, Archana, Arti and Prasadam

07:00 PM -Shri Ganpati Pooja, Archana, Arti and Prasadam
  Monday
Aug 24, 2020
09:30 AM Day 4
07:30 AM - Shri Ganpati Pooja, Archana, Arti and Prasadam

07:00 PM - Atharvashirsha Parayanam and Shri Ganpati Pooja, Archana, Arti and Prasadam

  Tuesday
Aug 25, 2020
07:30 AM Day 5
07:30 AM - Shri Ganpati Pooja, Archana, Arti and Prasadam

07:00 PM - Shri Ganpati Pooja, Archana, Arti and Prasadam
  Wednesday
Aug 26, 2020
10:00 AM Day 6
10:00 AM - Ganesh Pooja by Kids (Making of Ganapati Ji with clay, Story and Q and A)
11:30 AM - Shri Ganpati Pooja, Archana, Arti and Prasadam

12:00 PM - Grand Food Mela and Raffle

07:00 PM -Shri Ganpati Pooja, Archana, Arti and Prasadam
  Thursday
Aug 27, 2020
09:00 AM Ganesh Visarjan
09:00 AM - Shri Ganapathi Havan
10:30 AM - Group Satyanarayan Pooja and Katha
11:30 AM - Shri Ganpati Pooja, Archana, Arti and Prasadam

5:30 PM - Sri Ganesh Visarjan Preparation
6:00 PM - Shri Ganesh Pooja, Arti, Procession
6:30 PM - Shri Ganesh Visarjan

7:00 PM - Special Dinner

Satyanarayana Pooja Items:
  • Turmeric Powder - 1 Pkt
  • Kumkum - 1 Pkt
  • Sandalwood Powder - 1 Pkt
  • Nava Dhanya - 1 Set
  • Agarbathi - 2 or 3
  • Betel Leaves - 2 Pkt
  • Betel Nuts - 1 Pkt
  • Flowers - 1 Bunch
  • Fruits - 3 varieties, 6 each
  • Coconut - 1
  • Rice - 1/2 Lb
  • Coins (Quarters) - 20
  • Blouse piece (any color except blk.) - 1
  • Kalasam ( Kalash ) for pooja
  • Deepam - 1, Oil, Cotton Wicks, Match box
  • Uddarani / Tumbler 2, Spoon - 2, Plates medium - 2
  • Satyanarayana Prasadam:
    - Kesari / Halva / Kshira
    - Panchamritm (Prepare with: Milk 1 cup, Yogurt, Ghee 4 spoons, Honey 4 spoons and Sugar 4 Spoons)
Please sponsor the Pooja:
Grand Sponsorship - $1,001
All days Sponsorship - $501
Sri Ganesh Abhishekam - $101 (First day)
Sri Ganesh Hawan - $101
Sri Satyanarayana pooja - $101
Sri Ganesh pooja per session - $51

All Devotees please come and make the Ganesh Festival a grand function. Please bring flowers, fruits and Prasadam (Laddu or Sweets specific to Lord Ganesh Ji) every day.

Please note that all Poojas will start on time
Saraswathi Pooja
  Date Time Event
  Wednesday
Oct 21, 2020
11:00 AM Saraswathi Pooja
Goddess Saraswathi is the Hindu Goddess of knowledge, learning, wisdom and music. Goddess Saraswathi is the creator and donor of knowledge and bestows the power of wisdom, learning, music and arts on people.
Durga Ashtami
  Date Time Event
  Friday
Oct 23, 2020
05:30 PM Durga Ashtami
Durga Ashtami represents the eighth day of the Navrathri festival. It is believed keeping fast on this auspicious day gets you the blessings of Goddess Durga.
Dassera and Vijaya Dasami Celebrations
  Date Time Event
  Sunday
Oct 25, 2020
03:30 PM Dassera Celebrations
3:30 PM - Cultural Program (Devotional Songs and Dances by excellent artists in town). Please arrive early and be seated in the community hall by 3:15 PM

5:45 PM - Ravan Dahan followed by Grand Fireworks

6:30 PM - Dinner - Delicious food served by our community
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