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Operating and Priest Service Hours

  • Saturday and Sunday: 9 am to 6 pm; Weekday Mornings: 10 am to 12 noon
  • Weekday Evenings: 6 pm to 8 pm
  • Priest services for family sacraments at or outside of the temple may be scheduled by appointment based on availability.
  • Call or leave message on phone 309.671.5668 or 309.687.5534
  • Dosadatha program serves Dosa lunch on Saturdays between 12 noon and 3 PM
  • Annadatha program serves Special lunch on Sunday between 12 Noon and 3 PM

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Aerial View of the Temple from 175 feet above the ground  

Temple's 10th Brahmotsava

A Spectacular Event with Devotee Participation

Holy Showers for Lord Srinivasa with 108 Kalashas, Pallakki parade for Lord Sreenivasa and His consorts, and Srinivasa Kalyanotsava are scheduled Saturday afternoon.

Pallakki parade for Goddess Girija and Lord Shiva and Pallakki parade for Lord Murugan are scheduled ahead of Chariot Pulling (Brahmotsava) on Sunday.

Sponsorships are designed to meet the desires of Devotees to conduct poojas on an annual basis.

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Temple's 10th Brahmotsava Program


it is a three day religious retreat to seek wellbeing for self, family, community, nation and the world we live in.

May 29, May 30 & May 31, 2015

Register on line:

http://www.hinduheritage.org/event-1913337/Registration

Friday, May 29, 2015

10 AM to 12:30 PM: TEMPLE’s SANCTUM

Wake up prayers; Well wishes and prayers for program success; Self/family resolve/request for wellbeing; Holy showers for Lord Ganesha, Lord Shiva and Lord Venkateshwara Moola Vigrahas; Assign priestly duties and present dhotis to the Priests; Daily Poojas and Aarati

5 PM to 7 PM: TEMPLE’s SANCTUM

Self/family resolve/request for well-being; Purification of Pooja items and Fire pit area; Adorning of sacred thread (Raksha Bhandan); Installation of 108 Kalashas and invocation of Gods with Vishnusahasranama chanting

7 PM to 8:30 PM: TEMPLE’s YAGASHALA

 Collection of soil and planting the nine grains; Hoisting of the Temple flag; Daily Homa and Baliharana; Ganapathi Homa and Aarati

8: 30 PM: TEMPLE’s SANCTUM and ATRIUM

Aarati and Prasadam

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Saturday, May 30, 2015

8:30 AM to 11:00 AM: TEMPLE’s YAGASHALA

Wake up Prayers; Daily Pooja; Fire ceremonies (Homas); Purusha Sookta, Shree Sookta, Durga Sookta, Nitya Homa and Baliharana and Aarati. 

11AM to 11:30 AM: TEMPLE’s SANCTUM

Maha Mangalarathi

11: 30 AM: to 4 PM: TEMPLE’s BANQUET HALL

Extended Special Lunch 

12:30 PM to 1:30 PM: TEMPLE’s SANCTUM

Holy Showers for Lord Srinivasa with 108 Kalashas

1:30 PM to 2 PM: TEMPLE’s OUTDOOR PRAKARA

 Pallakki parade with Garuda for Lord Sreenivasa and His consorts

2 PM to 4 PM: TEMPLE’s SANCTUM

Srinivasa Kalyanotsava and Aarati

 

6:00 PM to 7:30 PM: TEMPLE’s LOWEL LEVEL  

Children’s Cultural Program and General Body Meeting

7: 30 PM: TEMPLE’s BANQUET HALL

Light Dinner

 

Sunday, May 31, 2015

8: 30 AM: to 10 AM: TEMPLE’s SANCTUM

 Wake up prayers; Daily Poojas; Holy showers for 108 Shiva lingas

 10 AM: to 11:40 AM: TEMPLE’s YAGASHALA

Three major Homas (Rudra Trishati, Lalita Trishati and Nitya Homa)

11:50 PM to 2 PM: TEMPLE’s OUTDOOR PRAKARA

With Live Sampradaya Music by

Visiting Artists from India

  • ·       Pallakki parade of Goddess Girija and Lord Shiva
  • ·       Pallakki parade with peacock for Lord Murugan
  • ·       Rathanga Homa for Chariot and Purnahuti 
  • ·       Chariot Pulling (Brahmotsava)
  • ·       Mahamangalarati

12: 00 PM to 4 PM: TEMPLE’s BANQUET HALL

Extended Special Lunch

3 PM: to 4:30 PM: TEMPLE’s SANCTUM

Sampradaya Music by Kadayanallur Sri Rajagopal Bhagavathar , vocal supported by Rajalkakshmi Rajagopal and Suresh Venakatachalam and Mridangam by Manikantan Venkateshan (Visiting artists from India)

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Honoring the attending Priests

4:30 PM to 5:30 PM: TEMPLE’s YAGASHALA

Daily Pooja, Nitya Homa, Mahapoornahuthi; Baliharana; Lowering of the Temple Flag; Removal of wrist thread; Prayer for wellbeing of self/family, community, nation and world; Mangalarati and Peace prayers

 

You can Sponsor in one of the following categories:

Patron Sponsor: $250 

Sponsorship includes 2015 Brahmotsava.

You also become Temple's Patron member for one year. 

Bronze Sponsor: $500 

Sponsorship includes 2015Brahmotsava, 

and Monthly Samoohika Satyanarayana Poojas for one year.

You also become Temple's Patron member for one year. 

Silver Sponsor: $1000 

Sponsorship includes 2015 Brahmotsava,

Monthly Samoohika Satyanarayana Poojas,

Moola Vigraha Abhisheka for one of the three Abhisheka Murthis (Lord Ganesha, Lord Shiva, Lord Balaji). 

You also become Temple's Patron member for one year 

Gold Sponsor: $2000 

Sponsorship includes 2015 Brahmotsava, 

Monthly Samoohika Satyanarayana Poojas, 

Abhishekas for all Moola Vigrahas (Lord Ganesha, Lord Shiva and Lord Balaji) for one year,

Nitya Poojas for one year.

You also become Temple's Patron member for one year 

Register on line:

 http://www.hinduheritage.org/event-1913337/Registration

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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© Hindu Temple of Central Illinois
Street Address: 4224 W. Prairie Lane, Peoria, IL 61604
Mailing Address: PO Box 3601, Peoria, IL 61612-3601
Phone Number: (309) 671-5668
 contact@hinduheritage.org

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