2013 Brahmotsava (Temple’s 8th)
Three Day Ceremonies include Dwajarohana, Pallakki & Ratha Utsavas
It is also a three day religious retreat to seek wellbeing for self, family, community, nation and the world we live in.
May 31, June 1 & 2, 2013
Register on line;: http://www.hinduheritage.org/Default.aspx?pageId=44002&eventId=481865&EventViewMode=EventRegistration
Friday May 31, 2013
10 AM to 12:30 PM: 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; Assign priestly duties and present dhotis to the Priests; Daily Poojas and Aarati
5 PM to 8:30 PM: Self/family resolve/request for well-being; ; Purification of Pooja paraphernalia and Fire pit area; Adorning of sacred thread ; Installation of 108 Kalashas and invocation of Gods; Collection of soil and planting the nine grains; Hoisting of the Temple flag; Daily Homa and Baliharana; Ganapathi Homa and Aarati
8: 30 PM: Prasadam
Saturday June 1, 2013
8:30 AM to 11:00 AM: Wake up Prayers; Daily Pooja; ; Fire ceremonies (Homas); Purusha Sookta, Shree Sookta, Durga Sookta ,Nitya Homa and Baliharana and Aarati.
11: 30 AM: to 4 PM: Extended Special Lunch
12:30 PM to 4:00 PM: Holy Showers for Lord Srinivasa with 108 Kalashas Pallakki parade with Garuda for Lord Sreenivasa and His consorts, Srinivasa Kalyanotsava and Aarati
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM: Children’s Cultural Program and General Body Meeting
7: 30 PM: Light Dinner
Sunday June 2, 2013
8: 30 AM: to 2 PM: Wake up prayers; Daily Poojas; Holy showers for 108 Shiva lingas; Three major Homas (Rudra Trishati, Lalita Trishati and Nitya), ; Pallakki parade of Goddess Girija and Lord Shiva; Pallakki parade with peacock for Lord Murugan; Rathanga Homa for Chariot, Purnahuti and Chariot Pulling (Brahmotsava) & Mahamangalarati
12: 00 PM to 4 PM: Extended Special Lunch
3 PM: to 4 PM: 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, Honoring the attending Priests.
You can Sponsor in one of the following categories:
Patron Sponsor: $250
Sponsorship includes 2013 Brahmotsava. You also become Temple's Patron member for one year.
Bronze Sponsor: $500
Sponsorship includes 2013 Brahmotsava, and Monthly Samoohika Satyanarayana Poojas for one year. You also become Temple's Patron member for one year.
Silver Sponsor: $1000
Sponsorship includes 2013 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 2013 Brahmotsava, Monthly Samoohika Satyanarayana Poojas, all Moola Vigraha Abhishekas (Lord Ganesha, Lord Shiva and Lord Balaji) for one year. You also become Temple's Patron member for one year
Register on line; http://www.hinduheritage.org/Default.aspx?pageId=44002&eventId=481865&EventViewMode=EventRegistration
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