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Weekly Temple News: Scroll Below 


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


Aerial View of the Temple from 175 feet above the ground  

Ratha Saptami this Sunday and

this week/end at the Temple 

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February Temple Programs

Feb 14 (Sunday) Ratha Saptami is celebrated 
with Aditya Hrudaya Chanting at 12 Noon
Feb 21 (Sunday) Samoohika Satyanarayana Pooja at 3PM
Feb 26 (Fri) Sankastahara Chathurthi with Moola Vigraha Abhisheka at 7 PM

Sign up for Temple Poojas:

1. This Week/end at the Temple

Week Days

Mondays: Rudrabhisheka  7 PM

Tuesdays: Swaminarayana Pooja 6 PM & Durga Pooja 7 PM

Wednesdays: Sahasranama for Krishna at 7 PM

Thursdays: Ramparivar Pooja and Vishnusahasranama chanting 7PM

Fridays: Lalithasahasranama chanting 7 PM

Saturday, February 13, 2016

11:00 AM to 12:30 PM  

Venkateshwara Suprabhatha, Abhisheka for Moola Vigraha of Lord Venkateswara,Vishnusahasranama 
Bhajans and Aarati
12: 30 PM to 3 PM
Menu: Eat in or Take Out
Dahi Vada and Tamarind Rice

Sunday, February 14, 2016 (Ratha Saptami)

11 AM to 12:00 Noon:  Suprabhatam, Abhisheka for Moola Vigraha of Lord Ganesha

12 Noon: Aditya Hrudaya Chanting, Bhajans, Aarati 

10:30 AM to 12:30 PM: Deva Gokulam 

Lunch: 12:30 PM to 3 PM


Sponsors: Srinivas's Family and Friends 


2. Weekly Financials

Collection from 2/1/2016 to 2/7/2016

Collection from food program on Saturday $321
Collection from food program on Sunday $286
Collection from Hundi Fund $862
Collection from Priest Services $551
Other collection $529

Total $2549

Help raise $1.1 Million by 2020

3. Temple 2016 Festival Calendar

4. Annadatha Program Signup

Thank you for your interest in sponsoring/volunteering for Temple's Annadatha Program. This program is very important to the Temple, helping to build community while providing vital ongoing cashflow. 

To signup, starting this year, we suggest that you consult one of our Priests (phone:309-671-5668 or We encourage that you form a group amongst your friends and families and sign up once a month or once in three months for either Saturday or Sunday. You can also sign up to cook and serve on Temple's major festival weekends. By signing up frequently, the task is easier and safer. Several recipes and the associated process have been developed meticulously over the years. This makes even novices to cook like professionals! 

If you are interested in supporting this program monetarily, you can donate $150 towards the food ingredients. You can do that by talking to one of our Priests. Sankalpas will be done in the names provided. 

When you are ready to signup, you can use the signup sheet below, which operates just like an Excel spreadsheet. Here are the instructions:

  1. Click here to enter the signup spreadsheet (opens in new window)
  2. Scroll down to the desired date
  3. Click and type in the appropriate box (volunteer names, phone, email)
  4. As the date approaches, you can add menu details.


5. Temple Develops Hallmark “Eat in or Take home” Food Products

 Dahi Vada and Tamarind Rice 


Following Pittsburgh Temple’s example of providing packaged foods, our Temple has been working on two signature food products: Dahi Vada and Tamarind Rice. We are pleased to report that we have developed unique recipes and processes and are committing to delivering these products consistently for both quality and quantity. Packaged in safe boxes, these will be available weekdays and weekends

(Dahi Vada for $4 and Tamarind Rice for $3 per box) 


We encourage our devotees to try these and provide feedback.  




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Mailing Address: PO Box 3601, Peoria, IL 61612-3601
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