Suprabhatham

Sri Venkateshwara Suprabhatham and Sri Vishnu Sahasranamam prayers are recited every Saturday, from 9 to 10 a.m.

Lord Venkateshwara, another form of Lord Vishnu, is a very popular Hindu deity. He is also known affectionately known as Balaji or Srinivasa. His consort (left in the picture alongside) is Padmavati Devi also reverently called “Tayaar” (mother). He has been depicted as having a dark complexion and four hands. In his two upper hands he holds a discus (Chakra – a symbol of power) and a conch shell (Shankh – a symbol of existence). With his lower hands extended downward he asks devotees to have fait h and surrender to him for protection. One of the most popular temples dedicated to Lord Venkateshwara is in Tirupathi (Andra Pradesh), India. The Andhra temple is located atop the seventh peak of a range of seven hills and hence he is also known as the Lord of Seven Hills. The better known U S Temples dedicated to Lord Venkateshwara are located in Pittsburg, PA and Aurora, IL.

More Information on Lord Venkateshwara:
Tirupathi Temple: http://www.tirumala.org/default.htm
Pittsburg Temple: http://www.svtemple.org/temple/index.shtml
Aurora Temple: http://www.balaji.org/

For more information, contact Anantha Gopalaratnam at 446-0663

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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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