September 21 – September 30, 2017 Events & News Updates

Navaratri Celebration begins Wednesday, September 20

10:30 AM to 12 PM: Kalash Sthapana and Shail Putri Pooja

7 PM – 8:00 PM: Devi Sukta followed by Garba/Dandiya

8:00 PM: Evening Arti and Prasad

Wednesday, September 27: Saraswati Pooja.

Thursday, September 20 thru Wednesday, September 27

During Navaratri days, Mother Goddess will be honored in various forms and will be dressed in accordance with the avataras each day. Pooja will be performed in the morning and evening. Every evening after Devi Pooja/Devi Stotra, there will be Garba/Dandiya, followed by Arti and Prasad. Please join us with family and friends and make this Navaratri season filled with fun and sweet memories.

Request for Community Participation: You are welcome to bring flowers, fruits and prasad items to offer to Maa Durga and share with other devotees. We request few families pick up a day to bring Prasad, that way we can organize the event and prasad will be available each day. To sign up, please contact Pandit ji at or call him at 1-201-887-5034. Or, send an email to

Golu Program:

Nava Durga pooja for daily avataras.

Bommala Koluvu Pooja with ritual dolls

11 different alankaras for Maa Durga each day

We invite you to sponsor Devi puja and various alankaras for each avatara in honor of Mother Goddess. For more information, please contact Pandit ji at or call him at 1-201-887-5034.

Sunday, September 24 – 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM: Mata Ki Chowki

Please join us with family and friends to participate in Mata Ki Chowki Bhajans & Kirtan followed by Aarti and Prasad. This week’s sponsors are Piyush and Nidhi Srivastava, their sons – Kabir and Raghav. We thank Srivastava family for sponsoring the Pooja. May Maa Durga shower Her blessings on the Srivastava family and their loved ones.

Monday, September 25: Navaratri Celebration continues
Tuesday, September 26: Navaratri Celebration continues
Wednesday, September 27: Navaratri Celebration continues

Devi Saraswati Pooja

Thursday, September 28: Durga Ashtami Havan and Chandi Paath

Durga Ashtami, also known as Maha Ashtami is the eight day of the Navaratri. It is believed that Maha Shakti Durga, killed the demon Mahisasura with her trident on the day of Durga Ashtami. Maa Durga protects Her devotees like a mother saves her child. Let us all pray to her Lotus feet for a peaceful and prosperous life.

Morning Program:

  • Maha Gauri Puja: 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
  • Pushpanjali followed by Kichri Prasad

Evening Program:

  • Havan and Chandi Paath – 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Aari – Dhup Dance 8:00 – 8:30 pm
  • Prasad

Durga Ashtami Havan and Chandi Paath are sponsored by Somnath and Sohini Ghosh. We thank Ghosh family for sponsoring the Pooja, may Maa Durga shower Her blessings on the Ghosh family and their loved ones.

Friday, September 29: Navami Kanya Pooja

  • Siddhi Datri Pooja: 10:30 AM – 12 PM
  • Kshma Pan Stotra Paath: 6 PM
  • Arti: 7:30 PM

Friday, September 29 6pm – 9pm: Navaratri Garba Dhoom

We invite you to join us in a fun-filled musical evening of Garba/Dandiya Raas and celebrate this auspicious Navaratri festival with family, friends, and community. Please spread the word and make this event a grand success.

All are welcome!

Entrance Fee (Prasad included in the ticket price):

Adults, ages 12 and above $10
Children, ages 5-12 $5
Children under 5 Free

Dandiya Sticks: Dandiya sticks will be available for purchase.

If you would like to sponsor Pooja and Prasad on any day of your choice, or help with Garba event, please send an email to

Saturday, September 30: Vijaya Dashami

Vijaya Dashami is celebrated on the tenth day to signify the victory of good over evil.

September 28, 30 and October 1: Sushree Gopeshwari Devi Ji’s Satsang

Didi Gopeshwari Devi ji’s Program: Didi Gopeshwari Devi, a disciple of Jagadguru Kripalu Ji Maharaj is visiting Denver and conducting Satsanga at Hindu Temple.

Thursday, Sept 28 and Sept 30: The Satsang will be from 6 to 7:30 PM in the basement.

On Thursday and Saturday evenings, dinner Prasad will follow.

On Sunday, her Satsang will be from 12:30 to 1 PM in the prayer hall.

Upcoming Events

Karva Chauth: October 8

Pooja Items Needed: We need following items to perform rituals for daily poojas and special poojas. We would appreciate if you donate money to the temple in cash or check or bring these items to the temple.

Item No Item Description  Qty
01. Turmeric 5 lbs
02. Thalgiri Kukkum /Bindhi/Sendur 2 lbs
03. TSR Chandhan Powder/Tablets 10 lbs
04. Ghee 50 lbs
05. Camphor 1 lbs
06. Sesame Oil 5 ltr
07. Dry Fruits 10 lbs
08. Silk/Cotton Saree’s 10 counts
09. Stone Jewels Any
10. Ritual Dolls Any
11. Thorans/Wollen Garlands Any
12. Kalasha pooja items contact Pandit
13. Havan pooja items contact Pandit
14. Fresh Flowers/ Fresh flower garland
15. White Dhotis 10
16. Alankar Items from India contact pandit
17. Daily Prasad 4 lbs/ day
18. Thambulam

  • Bangle
  • Sindoor
  • Blouse bit
  • Comb
  • mirror
  • Mehandhi
  • Saree’s etc

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Important General Items

We constantly need money to purchase daily Pooja items, like chandan powder, kum kum, ghee, dry fruits (almonds, cashews), paper towel rolls, match boxes or lighters (big size), and much more. We would appreciate if you give the money to the temple in cash or check (which is always needed) or bring these items to the temple. 


We humbly request your financial support to cover the daily expenses. It takes money to pay for the mortgage and operating expenses. These expenses are averaging around $30,000 per month. We totally depend on the donations from our devotees and supporters. We thank you for your past support and request continued support in future.

We need your volunteer support to keep this temple a vibrant place and make your visits a pleasant experience. Please sign up and let us know how you can help us to serve our community better.

Our sincere thanks for all your help, support, and encouragement.

With Regards,

HTCC Communication Team

Mandir Vani

As you know HTCC publishes Mandir Vani three times a year. The latest issue, August 2017, has just been published. In the past we used to mail the hard copy. In order to save mailing costs, and also avoid handling of returned mail, we will not be mailing it. Printed copies will be available in Temple lobby. Please take only one copy.

It will also be available on the following link for free downloading:

Require Sunday Sponsors:

If anyone would like to sponsor this Sunday pooja, please contact Satish Kumar at 720-232-8287.

The program includes Pooja, Bhajan keerthan followed by Aarati and Lunch – Prasad. Please forward this message to all who may be interested in the program.

If you would like to sponsor any upcoming Poojas, please contact the Temple at 303-858-9927, or Satish Kumar at 720-232-8287.

We thank you for your support in all the past years and ongoing support in the Year 2016 and beyond.