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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at 1-201-887-5034. Or, send an email to email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
- Maha Gauri Puja: 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
- Pushpanjali followed by Kichri Prasad
- Havan and Chandi Paath – 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
- Aari – Dhup Dance 8:00 – 8:30 pm
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.