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  Temple Timings - 03/04/2024, Monday

Monday - Friday: 09:00 AM to Noon and 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Saturday & Sunday: 09:00 AM to 2:00 PM and 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
 
Upcoming Events

  Date Time Event
  Friday
Mar 08, 2024
10:30 AM Sri Andal (Bhoodevi / Goda Devi) Abhishekam
  Maha Shivrathri
 

Friday, March 8th evening through Saturday, March 9th morning
From 5:30 PM to 6 AM. Maha Rudrabhishekam, Ksheerabhishekam, Special Puja’s and Bhajans.

  Friday
Mar 08, 2024
05:30 PM to 06:00 PM Rudrabhishekam Preparation
  06:00 PM to 08:30 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
  09:30 PM to 11:30 PM Second Session
Rudrabhishekam with Chanting Shiva Panchakshari by Devotees, Alankaram, Bilvashtakam, Lingashtakam, Vishwanatha Ashtakam Recitation, Mangala Harathi, Bhajans
  Saturday
Mar 09, 2024
12:00 AM
Lingodbhava kala Dharshanam, Bilva Ashtothara pooja
  01:00 AM to 03:00 AM Third Session
Rudrabhishekam, Archana, Mangala Aarthi & Bhajans
  04:00 AM to 06:00 AM Fourth Session
Special Rudrabhishekam, Bhajans & Visesha Alankara Darshanam

Please note that the priests will be offering ONLY ORGANIC PRODUCTS FOR ABHISHEKAM. if you wish to bring any offerings, please find the recommended items below :
Organic Milk (Grass fed cow milk. Please make sure no fish oil or any other ingredients)
Organic Yogurt (Homemade Preferred)
Organic fruits
Organic fruit juice

All devotees are requested to participate in all night abhishekams & poojas. Participation is free. All devotees are requested to sponsor liberally and any additional donations would be appreciated.

Significance of Shivratri:
Shivratri, 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 Parvathi 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.

  Saturday
Mar 09, 2024
11:00 AM Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swami Abhishekam
  Sunday
Mar 10, 2024
11:00 AM Sri Rama Parivar Pooja
 
 
Maha Shivrathri


Friday, March 8th evening through Saturday, March 9th morning
From 5:30 PM to 6 AM. Maha Rudrabhishekam, Ksheerabhishekam, Special Puja’s and Bhajans.

  Date Time Event
  Friday
Mar 08, 2024
05:30 PM to 06:00 PM Rudrabhishekam Preparation
  Friday
Mar 08, 2024
06:00 PM to 08:30 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
Mar 08, 2024
09:30 PM to 11:30 PM Second Session
Rudrabhishekam with Chanting Shiva Panchakshari by Devotees, Alankaram, Bilvashtakam, Lingashtakam, Vishwanatha Ashtakam Recitation, Mangala Harathi, Bhajans
  Saturday
Mar 09, 2024
12:00 AM
Lingodbhava kala Dharshanam, Bilva Ashtothara pooja
  Saturday
Mar 09, 2024
01:00 AM to 03:00 AM Third Session
Rudrabhishekam, Archana, Mangala Aarthi & Bhajans
  Saturday
Mar 09, 2024
04:00 AM to 06:00 AM Fourth Session
Special Rudrabhishekam, Bhajans & Visesha Alankara Darshanam

Please note that the priests will be offering ONLY ORGANIC PRODUCTS FOR ABHISHEKAM. if you wish to bring any offerings, please find the recommended items below :
Organic Milk (Grass fed cow milk. Please make sure no fish oil or any other ingredients)
Organic Yogurt (Homemade Preferred)
Organic fruits
Organic fruit juice

All devotees are requested to participate in all night abhishekams & poojas. Participation is free. All devotees are requested to sponsor liberally and any additional donations would be appreciated.

Significance of Shivratri:
Shivratri, 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 Parvathi 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.
     
Maha Shivrathri
Sponsorship Amount
Shivratri - Grand Sponsor
$251.00
Shivratri - Abhishekam - All Sessions
$101.00
Shivratri - Abhishekam - 1 Session
$25.00

Click here to sign-up sponsorship for: Maha Shivrathri
Holika Dahan / Lakshmi Jayanthi Panguni Utsava

Birthday of Goddess Maha Lakshmi
  Date Time Event
  Sunday
Mar 24, 2024
10:30 AM Panguni Uthiram / Lakshmi Jayanthi
10:30 AM - Abhishekam
11:30 AM - Special Puja for Lakshmy Devi.
12:00 AM - Maha Mangala harathii
Chaitra Navratri Ugadi/Gudi Padwa

  Date Time Event
  Tuesday
Apr 09, 2024
06:30 PM Chaitra Navratri Ugadi/Gudi Padwa

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

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
  • Sindhi Community as Cheti Chand
This is based on the Lunar 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 and successfully
Tamil New Year, Vishu, Souramanaa Ugadi / (Assamese, Bengali, Oriya, Punjabi New Year)

  Date Time Event
  Sunday
Apr 14, 2024
10:30 AM Souramana Ugadi, Tamil New Year, Vishu
10:30 AM - Sri Maha Ganapathi Homam
12:00 PM - Maha Mangala Aarthi

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.

Sri Rama Navami

  Date Time Event
  Tuesday
Apr 16, 2024
10:30 AM Sri Rama Navami - Sri Rama Abhishekam

10:30 AM - Sri Rama Utsava Murthi Abhishekam

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