Makar Sankranti / Pongal

Makar Sankranti is celebrated on 14th January every year in almost all parts of India. The festival has immense spiritual significance and marks the transformation of sun into Makar Rashi (Capricorn) on its celestial path. Makar Sankranti is also the festival of Harvest and marks the arrival of spring in India. It is celebrated as “Pongal” in Tamil Nadu and as “Lohri” in Punjab. It is a festival of Thanksgiving and the end of inauspicious phase that begins in the month of December according to Hindu calendar. Kite flying and Til Ladoos (Sesame Seed Sweets)are also important part of the festival.

Pongal

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Regular Events

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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