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VARALAKSHMI vRATAM, 8-8-2014


Varalakshmi Vratam is an important Puja, dedicated to Goddess Varalakshmi, performed by many women in the states of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra. Varalakshmi is another form of Lord Vishnu's consort Lakshmi, the Goddess of wealth.  Varalakshmi Puja is performed by married women for the well-being of husband and the other family members.

Varalakshmi Vratam falls during Shukla Paksha of Hindu month Shravan and it is observed on first Friday before Shravan Purnima. Shravan Purnima is observed as Raksha Bandhan in most Indian states. Varalakshmi Vratam also happens to be second Friday in Shravan month.  This year it falls on August 8th.

Program for August 8, 2014 – Friday:
5:30 pm          Sri Lakshmi Abhishekam
6:30 pm          Kum Kum Archana by Ladies
7:30 pm          Maha Mangala Arati
8:00 pm          Prasad followed by dinner

Pooja Sponsorship for Vratam is $21/-.
For Pooja Sponsorship please contact our temple priests at 616-868-9909.

Temple will provide all necessary pooja samagri. You can just bring Fruits, Flowers and Naivedyam.

Sri Krishna Janmastami celebrations, 8-16-2014


Janmastami is celebrated to welcome and enjoy Lord Krishna's birth. The birth of Lord Krishna took place on the eighth day (Ashtami) in the month of Sravana or Savana. Lord Sri Krishna was born on the 'Rohini' nakshatram (star). It is generally celebrated in the month of August-September according to the Christian Calendar. Legend has it that Sri Krishna was born on a dark, stormy and windy night to end the rule and atrocities of his maternal uncle, Kansa.

Program for August 16th, Saturday:
2.00 PM          Bhajans
5.00 PM          Utsav Moorthi Abhishekam
6.00 PM          Janmastami Mahotsav
7:30 PM          Maha Mangala Arati
8.00 PM          Prasad followed by Dinner

Sri ganesh chaturthi celebrations, 8-29-2014 thru 9-7-2014


Ganesh Chaturthi is a day on which Lord Ganesha, the son of Shiva and Parvati, is believed to bestow his presence on earth for all his devotees. It is celebrated as it is the birthday of Lord Ganesh. The festival is observed in the Hindu calendar month of Bhaadrapada, starting on the shukla chaturthi (fourth day of the waxing moon period). Typically, the day usually falls between 20 August and 15 September. The festival lasts for 10 days, ending on Anant Chaturdashi . Ganesh, the elephant-headed son of Shiva and Parvati, is widely worshipped as the supreme god of wisdom, prosperity and good fortune.

August 29th 2014 - Friday:
5.00 PM Sankalpa, Ganapati Havan
6.00 PM Ganesha Abhishekam
6.30 PM Alankara, Bhajan
7.00 PM Pooja by Sponsors, Astottara Archana, Mantra Pushpa
8.00 PM Katha Shravana, Mahamangalarti Prasad distribution
followed by Dinner

August 30th to September 6th 2014:
Everyday Morning (at 11 AM) and Evening (7 PM)
Special Pooja for Ganesh till Ganesha Idol Immersion

September 7th 2014 - Sunday:
11.00 AM Archana
11:30 AM Ganesha Pooja, Arati.
12.30 PM Palki Utsav for Ganesha
1.00 PM Ganesh Idol Immersion

Pooja Sponsorship:
$81 - Ganapati Havan & Abhishekam
$41 - Ganapati Havan
$41 - Abhishekam

Please register for Sponsorship in temple with the priest or contact
Shridhar Bhat - 616-540 8342

Contact for Prasada Preparation for Ganesha
Smita Chandra - 616-977-9908
Padma Bhat - 616-956-1638



 

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