Mandir will be closed on 10/22, 10/31, 11/1, and 11/2. Panditji will be taking off

Upcoming Events

HTCC & Community Calendar 2018

Please check the Calendar link under Events tab and the home page for details on the event time and contact info. Dates in parentheses indicate the date of the festival according to the Hindu calendar.
Unless otherwise indicated, all events will take place at Shanthi Mandir, 2006 Holly Avenue, Columbia, MO 65202.

Click 2018 HTCC Devotional Calendar to view the calendar

January 2018:
Monday 1 New Year
Sunday 14 Makara Sankranthi – Pongal

February 2018:
Sunday 11 Maha Shivarathri (13)
Thursday 15 Maha Shivartathri-Special Bhajan

March 2018:
TBD Holi (2)
Saturday 17/18 Akhand Ramayan Paat
Thursday 22Sri Ramanavami Special Bhajan
Sunday 25 Sri Ramanavami

April 2018:
Saturday 21 Annual Program
Thursday 26 Buddha Purnima: Special Bhajan

May 2018:
Saturday 5 Geeta Path

June 2018:
Youth Workshops* (Jun.—Aug.)
Sunday 19 Samuhika Satyanarayana Puja

July 2018:
Thursday 26 Special Saibhajan for Guru Purnima
Friday 27 Guru Purnima and Samoohika Satyanarayana Puja

September 2018:
Sunday 2   Janmashtami/Krishna Jayanthi
Thursday 6 Janmashtami Special Bhajan
Sunday 8     Ganesh Idol Making
Thursday 13 Ganesh Stapana Puja; Ganesh Chathurthi
Saturday 15 Ganesh Chaturthi Celebrations (12)
Thursday 20 Ganesh Chaturthi Special Bhajan
Sunday 23 Ganesh Visarjan

October 2018:
Tuesday 9   Navarathri Begins
Thursday 11 Devi Jagran Special Bhajan
Saturday 13    Devi Jagran
Friday 19 Dassera
Sunday 28 Karva Chauth (28)

November 2018:
Saturday 3    Diwali (7)
Thursday 8 Deepawali Special Bhajan
Thursday 22 Gurunanak Jayanthi: Special Bhajan,
Karthika Deepam and Thanksgiving
Sunday 24 Gurunanak Jayanthi

December 2018:
Saturday 1   Gita Jayanthi (3)
Sunday 16 Dhanurmasa 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 ( or Smt. Hema Srinivasan (
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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