Ganesh Chaturthi – 2018

Ganesh Chaturthi festivities in September 2018

Mandir will be open every evening for 10 days from the Staphana on September 12th till Visarjan on September 22nd, 2018.

Ganesh Idol Making on Saturday, September 8th, 2018.

Ganesh Staphana & Chathurthi Puja on Wednesday, September 12th, 2018 from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The Ganesh Moorti Sthapana will be performed on this actual day of Ganesh Chaturthi Puja. Please do remember to decorate (color) the clay Ganesha idols that many of you made earlier on September 8th and bring them to the temple for Sthapana puja.

Contact Person: Ravi Thawani; Email:

Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations on Saturday, September 15th, 2018 from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Ganesh Chaturthi Puja will be celebrated at the Shanthi Mandir on September 15th. The puja is being conducted by our Priest Sharmaji and the Marathi Mandal of Jefferson City, MO. The festival marks the 13th Anniversary of Shanthi Mandir. It was on this auspicious Ganesh Chaturthi Puja on September 7, 2005 when the doors of Mandir were opened to the community.

To get an accurate count of devotees participating and for the community pot-luck dinner please RSVP using this eVite

Contact Person: Tarun Mehta/Ranjana Hans; Email: Tarun Mehta (; Ranjana Hans (

Ganesh Visarjan celebrations on Saturday, September 22nd, 2018 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Flower and Prasad offerings to share are welcome. All those who made Ganesh idols earlier in the week should remember to bring their decorated idols if they would like to perform Visarjan. Those who had already brought their idols for Sthapana Puja on Ganesh Chathurthi day should join us to bid farewell to Lord Ganesha and immerse their idol while singing and dancing to the lyrics of “Morya Rey Bappa Morya Rey”.

Contact Person : Kusum Malhotra; mail:

Photos of Shanthi Mandir Events

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 ( or Smt. Hema Srinivasan (
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; OR Smt. Rajalakshmi Adusumili ( 573-424-8582;
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
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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Spirituality does not come from religion.

It comes from our soul. We must stop confusing religion and spirituality.  Religion is a set of rules, regulations, and rituals created by humans, which were supposed to help people spiritually.  Due to human imperfection religion has become corrupt, political, divisive and a tool for power struggle.

Spirituality is not theology or ideology.

It is a way of life, pure and original as given by the Most High.

Spirituality is a network linking us to the Most High, the Universe, and each other.


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