Posts in category Events

Akhand Ramayan : 3/25 – 3/26

Please join us for the upcoming poojas – Akhand Ramayan (03/25-03/26) and Ramnavami (03/30) at the Mandir (2006 Holly Av, Columbia, MO 65202. It’s time for 24 hour reading of Akhand Ramayan at Shanthi Mandir followed by aarti and prasad. Pandit ji will start and conclude the puja with recitation/reading happening in between. Reading starts […]

Holy – March 25th

Please join us for Holi festivities – there will be Holi music, Holi colors and Water Balloons. Sunday March 25th – 2:00pm to 4:30 pm at “4321 New Haven Rd (new TEMPLE Land)” We look forward to another fun-filled Holi celebration. Come and join us for Holi – be prepared to get color all over […]

Ugadhi Celebration – 22nd March

Let us celebrate Shubhakruth Nama Samvatsara Ugadhi at the temple (2006, Holly Avenue) Program : 6:30 pm – Ugadhi Pooja followed by Panchanga Sravanam by Sharmaji Please RSVP via Ugadhi Celebration eVite

Saraswati Pujo – February 19th

Please join us to celebrate Saraswati Puja at the Mandir ( 2006 Holly Avenue, Columbia, MO) Basant Panchami, also called Saraswati Pujo is in honor of Goddess Saraswati, who is the deity of knowledge, language, music, and arts. Program Details 10:00 am – Puja by priest Sharma ji 10:30 am – Pushpanjali with Bengali Saraswati […]

Maha Shivaratri – February 18th

Please join us in celebrating Maha Shivratri at the Mandir Program Details: Feb 18th 9:00 am – 10:30 am Mahanyasam 10:30 am – 12:00 pm Ekadasa Rudrabhishekam 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm Bhajans & Decoration 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm Archana concluding with Aarti Sponsorships: Abhishekham – $151 Garlands – $31 (Limited 5) For Pooja […]

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Temple Calendar

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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