October 08 – October 14, 2017 Events & News Updates
We had a spectacular celebration of Navaratri at the Hindu Temple. Traditions and rituals from various regions of India were followed for 10 days. More than 600 people attended the Navaratri Garba Dhoom; we hope you enjoyed the event. We want to thank you all for participating in Navaratri festivities and making it a grand success.
We want to acknowledge all the volunteers who helped us in this event and have been helping us all along, in so many ways. They work tirelessly with a smile on their face. It is hard to list all the names, we still want to recognize few outstanding folks – Shiva Chidambaram, Kiran, Sanjay, Ravi, Kiran Rathod, Nimisha, and her whole team, Venkat Velpuri, Venkata Chunduri, Deepesh Lakkaraju, Krishna Chunduri, Samu Shreshta, Krish Deep, Chapla Agarwal, Sailaja and Suresh Lakkaraju, Poonam Kakkar and so many more who helped in promoting the event, setting up the place, preparing for poojas, serving food, clean up afterwards, and give their hand in every task. We want to thank Mini India, Chutneys, India’s Clay Oven, and Taste of India restaurants for providing delicious food for the event. We deeply appreciate everyone’s efforts and hard work in making the Hindu Temple a great place.
Sunday, October 8 – 11AM to 1PM: Sunday Pooja
Please join us with family and friends to participate in Sunday poojay, October 8 from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM. This time 7 families came forward and sponsored this week’s Pooja.The program includes bhajan, kirtan and group singing.
We wish all seven families and their loved ones long and happy life, good health, and prosperity.
Sunday, October 8 – 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM: Karwa Chauth Pooja
Moonrise- 20:14, Karwa Chauth Puja Muhurat- 17:55 to 19:09
Women, who keep fast on this day, are welcome to join in Karwachauth Pooja from 4 pm to 7 pm. Ganesh Pooja, Shiva and Parvati Pooja will be performed and Karvachauth story will be recited by the priest in different batches.
Hindus believe that if married women fast on this day, it helps in prolonging the life of their husbands and also brings happiness in the family. Married women keep fast without food and water during the day and pray for the long life of their husband. After the sun sets, they wait for the moon to appear. After sighting and worshipping the moon, they take the first bite of food from their husband’s hand. This festival symbolizes the bond between husband and wife.
Monday, October 9 – 6:45 PM: Rudra Abhishekam
Rudra Abhishekam pooja is performed every Monday to worship Lord Shiva using Vedic methods. Please join us with family and friends to participate in Rudra Abhishekam in the morning at 10:00 am or evening at 6:45 PM and get the blessings of Lord Shiva. We welcome you to bring flowers, fruits and prasad (sweets).
Tuesday, October 10 – Hanuman Chalisa Paath
Please join us in Hanuman Chalisa Paath and Aarti. We welcome you to bring flowers, fruits and prasad (sweets).