:: Suggested Donations for Various Ceremonies
The HTCC Board of Trustees adopted a standard policy regarding performance of various religious and cultural ceremonies by either of the priests at the request of the Yajmans (sponsors). It is requested that the sponsors (Yajmans) donate the amount indicated below, or more, for specific ceremonies. Please pay the amount by a check made to Hindu Temple and give it to the priest who performed the ceremony. If you choose to pay cash, ask and get a proper receipt. The priest will give the money and copy of the receipt to our Treasurer.
|Acharya Mishra Ji cell phone: (201)640-2257||Pundit Raghunath Ji cell phone: (201) 887-5034|
|Type of Service||Performed at Temple||Performed Off-site|
|Sunday/Saturday Sponsored Pooja with Prasad Bhoj arranged by temple (simple food for 100, additional charge for extra items like Halwa)||$501|
|Sunday/Saturday Sponsored Pooja, with Prasad Bhoj brought by sponsor||$201|
|Any other Pooja and/or Homam||$151||$251|
|Arati / Archana of any 1 deity||$25|
|Arati / Archana of any 5 deities||$51|
|Shiva Abhishekam (Pradosh)||$101|
|Satya Narayana Pooja (Purnia Night at temple, Saamoohik) or off-site||$ 21 per family||$211|
|Shiva Abhishekam (Pradosh) – Saammohik||$21 per family|
|Sankashti Chaturthi (Ganesh Pooja) – Saamohik||$21 per family|
|Ayush Homam + Ayush Pooja||$125||$211|
|Vidyaarambh / Akshraabhyasam||$125||$211|
|Yagyopaveet (Janeu) – Thread Ceremony||$251||$351|
|Special Anniversaries and Birthdays (10, 25, 50, 60, 75 etc)||$151||$251|
|Last Rite (performed at cremation)||$211|
|Anniversary Shraaddh (Pinda Daan), Pitripaksh||$211|
|Hiranya Shraaddh (with Tarpan)||$101|
|Bhoomi Pooja (Land purification)||$211|
|Grihapravesh w/Vastu Puja & Homam||$251|
|Grihapravesh w/Vastu Puja, Homam & Satyanarayana Pooja||$301|
|Vaahan Aashirvaadam (Car Pooja)||$31|
|Use of Basement|
|For weddings – setup mandap day before, wedding, reception||$1,000|
|For anniversary, birthday and similar celebrations||$100 per hour|
|A refundable cleanup deposit required at booking time||$200|
* Please Note:
1. Above suggested minimum donations are to be paid to Hindu Temple by check or credit card at the time of booking. If you want to pay by cash, please ask the priest for a receipt. Temple will send you a receipt for total donations made by you during the entire year, by following January 31, for charitable tax deduction purpose.
2. It is customary to give separately a Dakshinaa to the Priest at conclusion of the ceremony and get his blessings. Also, it is sugested that you give a mileage allowance to the priest, if you live far from temple. You can combine the two and give him one amount by cash or check.
3. For services performed at the temple, any money donated by you or other attendees, on Deities or in Arati thali, goes to temple. At services performed off-site, it goes to the Priest.
Please pay following amounts separately to the priest to cover extra time for travel and mileage: $50 for Boulder, Brighton, Lafayette and Longmont; $100 for Colo. Springs and Fort Collins.