Ganesh Chaturthi – 2019

Ganesh Chaturthi festivities 2019

Mandir will remain open for 11 days from the Staphana on September 2nd till Visarjan on September 12th, 2019.

Ganesh Idol Making on Saturday, August 31st, 2019 from 3:00 – 5:00 pm.

Ganesh Staphana & Shiva Abhishekam on Monday, September 2nd, 2019 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 August 31st and bring them to the temple for Sthapana puja.

Ganesh Chaturthi Special Sai Bhajans on September 5th

Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations on Saturday, September 7th, 2019 from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Ganesh Chaturthi Puja will be celebrated at the Shanthi Mandir on September 7th. The puja will be conducted by our Priest Sharmaji

The festival marks the 14th Anniversary of Shanthi Mandir. It was on this auspicious Ganesh Chaturthi Puja on September 7th, 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

Ganesh Visarjan celebrations on Thursday, September 12th, 2019 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”.

Photos of Shanthi Mandir Events

Temple Calendar

Regular Events

Lakshmi Puja, Sri Lalita Sahasranama and Sri Lakshmi Ashtothra Parayanam Every 3rd Friday of the month, this puja is performed by the temple priest Sri. Sharmaji. Puja Time: 6:15 PM - 8:00 PM To be one of the sponsors for the puja, please contact Anandhi Upendran (, 573-999-7196) or Abirami Elangovan (573-6737423)
Murugan Abhishekam and Puja Every 2nd Sunday of the month, this puja is performed by the temple priest Sri. Sharmaji. Puja Time: 6:15 PM - 8:00 PM 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 or be one of the SPONSORS, then please contact Smt. Manjula Nathan (573-639-7814) or Smt. Hema Srinivasan (573-289-8797)
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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