Rasksha Bandhan

Raksha Bandhan is a festival that symbolizes the sacred relation between Brother and Sister. It is celebrated on the Full Moon day of the Shravan (July-August) Month of Hindu Calendar. Also known as Rakhi, Raksha Bandhan is a special occasion that is celebrated by tying a holy thread of protection by a sister to her brother around the wrist. Among all the mythological legends related to Raksha Bandhan, most famous is the one related to Queen Draupadi and Lord Krishna. Once when Lord Krishna was hurt during a war and was left with a bleeding finger, Draupadi tied a cloth, torn from her sari, to his bleeding hand, and in return Krishna promised to repay her debt in future. Similarly, by extending their wrist for Holy Rakhi, brother promises to protect his sister throughout his life.

Raksha Bandhan

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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 (anandhiu@gmail.com, 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; latha_krishnan@hotmail.com) OR Smt. Rajalakshmi Adusumili ( 573-424-8582; rladusumilli@gmail.com)
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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