Saraswati Puja – Feb 12th 10:30 am

The COMO Bengali Community is coordinating the “Saraswati Puja celebrations” on Feb 12th 10:30 AM (morning) at the Mandir (2006 Holly Avenue).

Please join us to celebrate Saraswati Puja this year either in person or by Zoom

Basant Panchami, also called Saraswati Puja is in honor of Goddess Saraswati, who is the deity of knowledge, language, music, and arts.

  • Devotees believe that worshipping Goddess Saraswati makes the world a better place by bringing enlightenment, knowledge, creativity and purity of thoughts.
  • The day is significant for “Vidhya Arambha” or the ritual of introducing young children to the world of books and learning. Both young and old participate with lots of enthusiasm, devotion and sincerity in the Puja celebrations

Program Details

  • 10:30 to 11:00 am – Puja by our very own priest Sharma ji
  • 11:00 am to 11:30 am – Pushpanjali with Bengali Saraswati Mantra
  • 11:30 am to 12:30 pm – Cultural Program by Local artists and Kolkata Professional Singer.
    **** Special performances by our little friends from Shishu Vihar ****
  • 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm – Bhog (Prasad) cooked by the Bengali Community
  • 1:30 pm – Wrap Up

Puja Sponsorship is $21. If interested to sponsor, please contact Sharma ji (or Koyeli) or respond to this email. If interested in helping or participating or for additional information, please text Koyeli at 573-529-6967.

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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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