Mandir will be closed from March 17 - April 11. Panditji will be out of town

Deepavali 2012

Deepavali was celebrated at Shanthi Mandir on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012. Deepavali, or Diwali, also called the festival of lights, is celebrated throughout India, and is possibly the best known Indian holiday. According to the Indian lunar calendar, Diwali a five day festival, starting on the thirteenth lunar day of Krishna paksha (dark fortnight) in the month of Ashwin and ending on the second lunar day of Shukla paksha (bright fortnight) of Kartik. 

The program at Shanthi Mandir began with lamp lighting and Lakshmi Puja 6:30 pm, followed by group and individual bhajans, short descriptions of the significance of Diwali, Aarthi, fireworks in the parking lot (sparklers only for children and adults alike!) and prasad. About 70 people attended the function, including several attendees who were new to Columbia or had come to the temple for the first time. Welcome to our community!

HAPPY DEEPAVALI!

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Temple Calendar

Regular Events

Lakshmi Puja, Sri Lalita Sahasranama and Sri Lakshmi Ashtothra Parayanam Starting July 13th, 2018 - Every 2nd Friday of the month, this puja is performed by the temple priest Sri. Sharmaji. The puja will be followed by aarti and prasad at 7:30 pm
Murugan Abhishekam and Puja Starting July 15th, 2018 - Every third Sunday of the month, this puja is performed by the temple priest Sri. Sharmaji.. The Puja for Karthikeya (Murugan): Abhishekam, will be followed by recitation of Kanda Shashti Kavacam, songs and/or dances by children.
If you would like to help with this event, please contact Smt. Anandhi Upendran (anandhiu@gmail.com) or Smt. Hema Srinivasan (hemaxsrinivasan@gmail.com)
Sri Satyanarayana Puja Every 4th Saturday of the month, this puja is performed by the temple priest Sri. Sharmaji.
If you are interested in participating and/or sponsoring the monthly Satyanarayana Puja, please contact Smt Latha Krishnan (573-424-7537; latha_krishnan@hotmail.com) OR Smt. Rajalakshmi Adusumili ( 573-424-8582; rladusumilli@gmail.com)
Shishu Vihar
Sundays from 10:15 a.m – 11:15 a.m, Second Sundays from 9:00 am - 9:50 am
Bal Sabha
Fourth Sundays of the month from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m, except during June and July
Kirtan
1st Sundays of the month from 10:00 a.m – 1:30 p.m
Open Prayer
Tuesdays and Saturdays from 5:00 p.m – 6:30 p.m
Sai Bhajans
Thursdays from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m
Suprabhatham Prayers
Sri Venkateshwara Suprabhatham and Sri Vishnu Sahasranamam Recited Saturdays from 9:00 a.m – 10:00 a.m
Bhagavad Gita Study Circle
2nd and 4th Saturdays 6:00 p.m – 7:30 p.m
Shram Daan
Saturdays from 10:00 a.m – 12:00 p.m (October – May) Fridays 6:30 – 8:30 p.m (June – September)
Tamil Class
1st and 3rd Sundays from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m
Hindi Class
2nd Sundays from 1:00 – 2:00 and 4th Sundays of the month from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m
Yoga Class
Second Sundays from 10:00 a.m – 11:30 a.m except April 9th due to Akhhand Ramayan Program

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Any person capable of angering you becomes your master; one can anger you only when you permit yourself to be disturbed by others

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