Vakant Panchmi & Saraswatie Jayantie – Holika Planting – Fri. Feb. 12th
Namaskar. Given that our Mandir is not yet completed, we will not be observing Saraswattie Jayanti in grand style. Puja will be performed on the planting of Holika. However, this is not open to the public.
May the blessings of Maa Saraswaatie be showered on all of you in abundance.
Purnima – Mon. Feb 22nd
On Purnima, “Satyanarayan Vrath Katha” is performed. Among the kathas that are prevalent, “Shri Satyanarayan Katha” is the most popular. Satyanarayan Vrat is the easiest and the most in-expensive way of self-purification and self -surrender at the feet of Hari. One who observes Purnima with full devotion and faith is sure to attain his heart’s desire. Our Shastras state that during hte “kalyug” , the fruit that one gets by hearing hte Satyanarayan Katha is enormous . The Katha is dedcated to Lord Vishnu in his manifestation as Lord Satyanarayan . “Satya” means truth , “Nar” means Man and “Ayan” means a place .Thus the place where truth resides in man is call Satyanarayan. The “Satyanarayan Katha” and the “Vrat” helps us overcome vices like lust , anger, greed , attachments and ego.
Puja commences at 7:00 PM.
Maha Shiv Puran Yajna – Fri. Mar 4th – Sun. Mar 6th
On each morning at 6:00 a.m. Abhishekam is done to the lingam. Evening puja and katha starts at 7:00 p.m.
Katha commences at 7:00 PM.
Maha Shivratri – Mon. Mar 7th
Abhishekam is done to the lingam, 12 Dwaadash Jyotir Lingam puja; start 6:00 a.m., evening puja start @6:30 p.m. until next morning 6:00 a.m. aarti; offering done at all 4 different prayers.
12 Dwaadash Jyotir Lingam puja; start 6:00 a.m; evening puja start @6:30 p.m.
Holika Burning & Satyanarayn Vrat. – Tues. Mar 22nd
The spring festival of india, Holi is a festival of colours. A time to welcome the spring and win the blessings of gods for good harvest and fertility of the land. There are many interesting legends attached to Holi, including Prince Prahlad, who was a devout follower of Lord Vishnu and the immortal love of Krishna and Radha. Purnima Puja will also be performed at this time.
Puja commences at 7:00 PM.
Purnima, Phagwah (Holi) – Wed. Mar 23rd
Purnima Puja performed at 7:00 p.m. We will NOT be playing Holi in the Mandir. All are invited for the celebration. Chowtal singing.
Starts at 7:00 PM.
Chaitra Nau Raatri – Samvat 2073 – Thurs. April 7th – Fri. April 15th
Shubh Nauraatri to all. Navraatri affords us the opportunity to thank the Universal Mother for her gifts to us. This is a time for reflection and cleansing. Maa teri mamtaa kitni pyaaree– Mother, you are affectionate, kind, and loving. Please join us every evening for Nau Raatri Puja at the Temple. On Asthhmi,(Thurs, April. 14th) everyone will be performing individual Puja to Durga Devi. As usual, please bring your Durga Murti in a thaalee with all the required ingredients. Navraatri Satsangh every evening from 6 :30 PM.
Puja commences at 6:30 PM.