Makara Sankranti Celebrations
January 14th, 2017
|Date / Day
||Lord Shiva Abhishek
||Offering of Til (Sesame) Ladoos or Sweets
Lord Ayyappa Swami Pooja – Grand Finale – Makaravilakku Pooja
||Alankaram & Bhajans
||Makara Jyothi Darshan
||Sharana Ghosham – 108
||Shree Dharmasastha Panchrathnamala (Lokaveeram/Namaskara Sloka)
||Om Arindhum Ariyamalum
Please plan to attend with your family and friends and get the blessings of Lord Shiva and Lord Ayyappa Swami.
Suggested Donations per family are $ 151 for Grand Sponsor, $51 for Abhishekam & Pooja and $31 for Archana.
You can bring fruits, flowers and small quantity of Prasad (offering) for the Havan/Pooja/Abhishekam.
You can also bring Til (sesame) sweets for offering to God.
Urgent Appeal for Year End Donations, 2016
Greetings from the Board of Trustees and priests of Hindu Temple!
Year 2016 has been a very significant year in the history of the organization. After redesigning and reconstruction of west patio, HTCC received the final Certificate of Occupancy (CO) from City of Centennial. The reconstruction cost money, but by God’s grace it is behind us now and we were able to secure permanent mortgage financing for a loan of $2,250,000 from Citiwide Bank.
In June 2016, Pundit Raghavendra Ji resigned from HTCC to devote more time to his family. And then in September, Acharya Upadhyay Ji decided to retire after 18 years of service. Fortunately, Acharya Shiv Kumar Mishra Ji was selected as a new priest and he was able to join right away as he was in New Jersey and had a permanent resident visa. Another priest, Shri Chandrsekar Sastrigal from Chennai is currently waiting for his R-1 visa and is expected to join us soon. With these two new, very well educated and experienced priests, we have updated the Policies and Procedures Book to better serve the community and manage the available resources.
As we approach the end of year 2016, HTCC is in urgent need of $200,000 in donations to build up a cash reserve fund. This would qualify us to refinance the mortgage loan at a lower interest rate. This would hopefully reduce our monthly mortgage payment from current $13,600 per month to $10,000 per month or less. We also need funds to finish the Basement. The kitchen is urgently needed so that food can be properly reheated/cooked and served. The hall and stage are urgently needed for cultural programs and sponsored celebrations such as weddings, birthdays, anniversaries. This would provide some income to the Temple.
We know that there are dozens, if not scores, of families in the community (professionals, small business owners, and retirees) who can afford to donate $10,000 to $25,000 and may be more. There are also hundreds of families who can easily make a donation of $1,000 to $5,000 for this noble cause. You have two choices for making the donation:
1. You can make an unrestricted donation in any amount or specify whether the fund should be used for cash reserve for refinancing or for basement finishing.
2. You can pledge and pay $25 per month (that’s less than dollar a day) or more on your credit card or from your checking account.
Your donation will be properly recognized in either case. You of course still have time to buy the bricks (only $250 each) that would have your name forever! So, please share your good fortune with the community by making a generous tax- deductible donation before the year 2016 ends. Make the check to Hindu Temple and send it to: HTCC, 7201 South Potomac Street, Centennial, CO 80112. Please also update your address, email, and phone number, if necessary. An acknowledgment receipt will be sent to you by January 31, 2017 to help you with your tax deduction for 2016.
With our very best wishes for a happy and prosperous New Year,
Board of Trustees and Priests
Hindu Temple & Cultural Center of the Rockies
If you would like to sponsor any upcoming Poojas, please contact the Temple at 303-858-9927
. Please update your mailing address
and email address
with the Temple if it has changed in order for us to correspond with you about the upcoming events.
We thank you for your support in all the past years and ongoing support in the year 2016 and beyond.
HTCC Communication Team
Require Sunday Sponsors:
If anyone would like to sponsor this Sunday pooja, please contact Suresh Lakkaraju at 720-732-3988 or 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, Suresh Lakkaraju at 720-732-3988 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.