Karva Chauth 2012

Shanthi Mandir

4:30 P.M – 6:00 P.M

Friday, November 2nd, 2012

About Karva Chauth

Karva Chauth, as practiced these days, is observed by married women for ensuring wedded bliss and long and happy lives for their husbands and families. The origin, its social and practical significance and associated tales will be fascinating to many amongst us who are not entirely familiar with the festival. A few informative Internet sites on the subject include:

(http://www.geocities.com/lamberdar/karva-chauth.html, and
http://festivalsofindia.in/Karvachauth).

On the occasion of Karva Chauth, which is on the fourth day (Chauth) of the Kartik month (eighth month of the lunar calendar and one of the holiest in the Hindu calendar), fasting (vrat) is observed.

Karva refers to the decorated clay pot which is used to exchange beauty trinkets among women. The intent of the festival is also to build bonds with like-minded girlfriends who offer social support to a bride when she moves to the home of her newly-wedded husband and her in-laws.

The Program

Social Hour and Thali Puja

Session 1 – 4:30 – 5:15 pm

Session 2 – 5:15 – 6:00 pm

Please contact Punam Sethi at 514-0486, or Chandra

Rawlani at 446-5960 to help with planning for the puja.

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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
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Bhagavad Gita Study Circle
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Tamil Class
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Quote of the month

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.

 

Haile Selassie