Mandir will be closed on 10/22, 10/31, 11/1, and 11/2. Panditji will be taking off

Diwali

Deepawali or Diwali is the biggest festival of all Indian Festivals. Also recognized as “Festival of Light”, Diwali intend to “the victory of Light over Darkness”and Knowledge over Ignorance. During the five days of festival, houses are lighted with number of Diya (small clay lamps) and Fire crackers are busted. Each day of Deepawali has its own tale. The festivity Begins with Dhanteras followed by Naraka Chaturdasi on second day, than Diwali on third day, Diwali Padva on fourth day and Bhai Dooj on last Day. Diwali has its significance as Lord Rama returned to Ayodhaya with his wife Goddess Sita and Brother Laxman from exile. The citizens of Ayodhaya welcomed them by lighting diyas all over their houses. The preparations for Diwali starts almost before a month as people clean and renovate their houses. Diwali also marks the beginning of New Year according to Hindu Vikrama calendar.

Diwali

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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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