New Year Celebrations
Saturday, April 14, 2018
Introducing the 2018 Hindu Temple Board
With great pleasure and excite would like like to introduce the 2018 Hindu Temple Board.
First, we would like to thank the outgoing interim President Mahesh Jha Ji and the retiring board members: Arun Budhiraja Ji, Prabhakar Rao Ji, Madhur Mahajan Ji, Mita Mukherjee Ji and C P Mishra Ji for their dedicated and outstanding service to the temple for so many countless years.
Currently, we have few former board members for continuity, and several new board members have been selected based on the skills temple needs at present time to move forward. Our team includes:
- Sudhir Verma, President
- Sridhar Talanki, Vice President
- Arjun Sen (new board member), Secretary
- Satish Kumar, Treasurer
- Rajesh Agarwal
- Sony Das (new board member)
- Rajesh Kaul (new board member)
- Deepak Malhotra (new board member)
- Ved Nanda
- Reva Nayar
- Anshuman Purohit (new board member)
- Asha Vasant
The new Hindu Temple and Cultural Center management and board would also like to invite members of the community to come forward to work with the temple board as we still have few open positions. The vision and the goals of the board are:
- Create transparency and governance
- Create different tiers of board and a youth board
- More community involvement to participate in committees and organizing events
- Have a participatory, robust and a community based temple
- Board to act as a facilitator
- Prioritize the temple projects per the needs
- At time of need, temple to stand up with the community
- Make temple a spiritual, religious, social networking place
- Temple for all, Respect for all
Please let us all join together to move temple and community forward.
Sudhir Verma, President
On behalf of HTCC Board
Dance classes at Hindu Temple
We are pleased to announce that dance classes will be offered at Hindu Temple, in the basement. The classes will be offered by Mrs. Unnimaya Menon (Maya Ji) of Kairali school of dance. Her passion for dance started at the age of 4 and since then she has been learning classical dance under the guidance of her Guru who is also her mother, Mrs Asha Vasudeva Menon, disciple of Kalamandalam Kshemavathy. She has also been a student of many prominent Gurus in India such as RLV Anand, Sunil Nellayil, Giri MK, Kalamandalam Sini, Kalamandalam Seema and Job Lonappan who have trained various Malayalam actors. She portrays both Kalamandalam and Kalakshetra styles. She has also performed various classical, semi- classical, kathak and Bollywood dances for which she has won prizes at National and international level.
She taught dance classes in Doha- Qatar for about 12 years to more than 150 students. After marriage, she moved to California, where she had started dance classes. Recently she relocated to Denver due to her husband’s work.
Dance training will be offered in Bharatnatyam, Mohiniyattam, Kuchuppidi and Kathak styles. Classes for program based items like semi-classical and cinematic dances may also be offered, if there is interest. The classes will be offered to girls aged 5 years or more. Special batches may also be formed for ladies and housewives, if there is interest.
“Dance is an ultimate treat for your body, mind and soul. Once you have mastered it, there will be no boundary to happiness and fulfillment you could attain in your life.”
Please contact Maya Ji at Kairali School of Dance for information and registration:
Phone : 925-963-1473
Email. : email@example.com
Facebook. : @kairalischoolofdance
Priest Schedule and Suggested Minimum Donations
Many of you request and use services of our priests to perform poojas and sanskaaras in the temple or your home (off-site). You also use other services like Bhoomi Pooja, Grih Pravesh and Vahan Pooja (Car pooja). Occasionally you use the temple basement for wedding and other celebrations – anniversaries, birthday etc.
We are providing the following information below so that you can plan and schedule the services with priest of your choice, know in advance how much donation you have to give to temple, additional expense like Dakshinaa and mileage, book the service through the priests, and pay by check or credit card. This will avoid any misunderstanding. Please print them out and keep handy for ready reference:
- Hindu Temple Priests Schedule and Contact Information: http://www.hindutempleofcolorado.org/weekly-priest-schedules/
- Hindu Temple Suggested Minimum Donations for Various Services: http://www.hindutempleofcolorado.org/temple-services/
If you have any questions, please contact me by sending an email to Jhaji@q.com.
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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.
HTCC Communication Team
As you know HTCC publishes Mandir Vani three times a year. The latest issue, December 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.
We thank you for your support in all the past years and ongoing support in the Year 2016 and beyond.