Greetings from our great Temple for a Happy, Healthy and Blessed 2019!
As your Chairman I would like to thank all the temple devotees for their continued support and participation in all of the functions we conduct throughout the year. Especially this year special mention is made for the tremendous outpouring of financial support for the Temple Gopuram project. Also, please, mark your calendar 2nd, 3rd and 4th of August, 2019 for participation in the Temple Kumbhabhishkam.
We have been celebrating all the Hindu festivals, and not a single month passes without a festival being included. On behalf of the Board of Trustees I thank you all for a good year, and hope you will continue the same in the future. The many volunteers whose selfless service keeps the Temple going the way it does cannot be appreciated enough.
As usual the year started with Maha Ganapati pooja and Sarva Devata Homam in the morning and Mata ki chowki in the evening. Also we had Sri Ayyappa Irumudi pooja and Pongal celebration. In the month of February we had Vasantha Panchami,and Thaipoosam. In the month of March we had Mahasivarathri Pooja concluding with Siva-Parvathy Kalyanam and the Temple was open till midnight. Chandramana Yugadi , Holi celebrations, Panguni Utharam and Hanuman Jayanthi were also the highlights of March. April events included Tamil New Year, Vishu, Vilambinama Souramana Yugadi,Narasimha Jayanthi, and Sri Satyanaraya Kalyana Utsavam. In the month of May Shani Trayodasi Pooja and Vaikashi Visakam along wth the Community Days Health Seminar. Can collectkon for the soup kitchen and clothes distribution were also included as paet of the Interfaith events. In the month of June,Venkateshwara Brahmotsavam, Bhagawat Gita chanting by kids, samskritham workshop and the 21st International yoga day observance. July-Maha Mruthyunjaya Homam Adhyatma Ramayana Parayanam, and voluteers appreciation day. August- Aadipuram, Nalloor kanthan and Varalakshmi utsavam along with Temple anniversary. September-Krishna Janmashtami, Ganesha Chathurthi. October-Navarathri celebratons with golu display and Chandi Homam. November- Kedaswara pooja followed by Deepavali and Skantha Shashti utsavam and Sri Subramaniya Kalyanam. Ayyappa Mandala Vratham started with Ayyappa Suprabhatham chanting and bhajans every Saturday till January. December-Sri Vaikunta Ekadashi and Hauman Jayanthi. Devotees may sponsor annually for Sri Satyanarayana pooja on pournami days, Sri Ayyappa pooja every third Saturday evening, and Pradosha pooja. Sponsorship forms are available in the Temple and on the temple website at "www.sihindutemple.com".
There are on going children’s religion classes (Purna Vidya) every Sunday evening, music and Bhajan classes on Friday evenings and dance classes on Saturdays. You may contact the Temple for more information regarding these.
I wish you all a very happy, prosperous and safe year 2019. This great Temple of ours depends on you continued support and generous contributions. Temple donations can be made using credit card or paypal account online via temple's official website 'www.sihidutemple.com' by clicking Donate link. With blessings from Lord Rama.
Dr Krishne Urs