Ganesh Chaturthi – 2020

Ganesha Puja festivities – Chaturthi & Sthapana Puja + week long puja/celebration, Havan and Visarjan (outdoors)
Please join us for the Ganesh Chaturthi puja/celebrations at the Mandir on Sat Aug 22nd @5:45pm or Join us Online Meeting ID: 925 896 1252. One tap mobile +19292056099,,9258961252# US (New York) +13017158592,,9258961252# US (Germantown) 
For sponsoring the puja, please contact Manjula Nathan (573-639-7814) or Ranjana Hans (614-745-6272) with your name, gothram, and birth star. Payments can be made by cash/check/pay pal to HTCC.
  • Devotees who are sponsoring/attending the puja in-person at the temple, need not bring anything.
  • Devotees can also attend the puja online via zoom link
  • For additional information about the puja, please contact our Priest Sharma Ji at 678-622-5159
Sponsorship fees:
  1.  For Ganesha puja all days during Ganesha Navaratri and Ganesha Homam/Havan:  $121
  2.  Ganesha Homam/Havan:  $51
  3.  For one day puja:  $21
Sat August 22nd – Ganesha Chaturthi/Sthapana Puja from 5:45 pm to 8:00 pm @ 2006 Holly Avenue
Ganesha Chaturthi Puja will be performed at the temple by our Priest Sharma Ji. Attendance at the temple will be via RSVP and the maximum number of devotees will be limited to 21. If you choose to attend in person, please RSVP at the temple evite email or this shareable link: Ganesh Chaturthi eVite or send a text message to Priest Sharma Ji at 678-622-5159.
  • 5:45 pm –  Sankalpam
  • 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm –  Ganesh puja, Ganesha stapana and Katha
  • 7:30 pm –  Aarti
  • Followed by on the spot bhajans if time permits
Sun August 23rd to 30th – Ganesha Navaratri daily puja from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm @ 2006 Holly Avenue
Puja will be performed daily at the temple. Daily Program is as follows:
  • 6:00 pm to 6:30 pm – Puja
  • 6:30 pm to 6:45 pm – Bhajans
  • 6:45 pm to 7:00 pm – Aarti
Sun August 30th – Ganesha Homam/Havan from 8:30am @ 4321 E New Haven Rd
Ganapati Homam/Havan puja at the new temple land in the morning from 8:30 am (details yet to be finalized).
Mon August 31st – Ganesha Visarjan  @ 4321 E New Haven Rd
Visarjan will take place at the pond at the new temple landTime and other details are being worked out.

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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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