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Sri Lakshmi Ganapathi Temple August 2019 Events

Tuesday, August 6th:  Night at 8.30 PM, Sukla sashti vratha, Sri Valli Deva Sena sametha, Sri Subramanya sahasra nama archana.

Friday, August 9th:  Sri Vara Lakshmi vratha Pooja:

  6:00AM – 1st Batch

  7:00AM – 2nd Batch

  8:00AM – 3rd Batch

 9:00AM – 4th Batch

10:00AM – 5th Batch

12:00PM – 6th Batch

Please bring the following items for Vara Lakshmi vratha/pooja: Turmeric powder, kum kum, sandal powder, agarbathi, camphor, beetle leafs (6), beetle nuts (4), coconut, variety of fruits, flowers, Sri Vara Lakshmi deity (silver mukham), silver kalasam (if you have in your house), Pancha pathira uttharani, kalasa vasthram, small deepam and prasadam for naivedhyam.

4:00PM – Sri Bhuwaneswari / Sri Lalitha Devi abhisheka, followed by Sri Lalitha sahasra nama chanting, aarati and manthra pushpa.

6:00PM Samoohika Sri Vara Lakshmi vratha/pooja, aarati and manthra puhpa.

Please bring the following items for Sri Vara Lakshmi vratha samoohika pooja: Turmeric powder, kum kum, flowers, variety of fruits and prasadam for naivedhyam.

Monday, August 12th: Evening at 6.00 PM, soma pradosham, Shiva Sri Rudra abhisheka, Sri Lakshmi Ganapathi abhisheka, Sri Valli Deva sena sametha, Sri Subramanya abhisheka aarati and manthra pushpa.

Thursday, August 15th: Rig/Yajur upakarma avani avittam.

Yajur upakarma (avani avittam) – Brahmacharis samithathanam, kamokarishith japam, brahma yagnam, maha sankalpam, noothana yagnopaveedah dharanam, kandha rishi tharpanam, Sri Vigneswara / Sri Vishwekshena aardhana pooja, varuna sahitha, Sri Veda Vysa pooja, homa, Sri Veda aarambham, aaseervadham and theertha prasada viniyogam

5:55 AM – 1st Batch

8:00AM – 2nd Batch

10:00AM – 3rd Batch

Please bring the following items for avani avittam upakarma: Pancha patthra uttharani, plate (thambalam), rice, moong dhall, jaggerry, black seasame seeds, (black /ellu/till/ nalla nuvulu), variety of fruits, flowers, coconut, beetle leafs (4), beetle nuts (2), prasadam for naivedhyam.

Please bring the following items for thalai avani avittam (1st year prathama sravanam vadu’s brahmacharis): sundal, appam and prasadam for naivedhyam. Please contact the temple for further details.

6:00PM – Sri Pournami vratha /pooja, Sri Sathya Narayana swamy pooja/vratha. Please participate with family and friends.

Friday, August 16th: At 7:00AM – Sri Gayathri japam/ homam, aarati and manthra pushpa. 

Monday, August 19th:  Sri Maha Sankata Hara chathurthi. Evening at 5.00 PM Sri Lakshmi Ganapathi homa / Sri Lakshmi Ganapathi abhisheka aarati and manthra pushpa.

Friday, August 23rd: Evening at 5.00 PM, Sri Bhuwaneswari / Sri Lalitha Devi abhisheka, kritika, vratha; Sri Valli Deva Sena sametha, Sri Subramanya abhisheka. Continued Sri Lalitha sahasra nama chanting. 

Evening at 6.00 PM, Gokula asthami, Sri Vaikasanasa jayanthi, Sri Janma Ashtami special pooja  aarati and manthra pushpa.

Saturday, August 24th:  Evening at 4.00 PM Munithraya Sri Jayanathi, Sri Pancharatha, Sri Jayanthi pooja aarati and manthra pushpa.

Wednesday, August 28th: Evening at 6.00 PM, pradosham, Shiva Sri Rudra abhisheka  aarati and manthra  pushpa.

Monday, Septmber 2nd:  Labour day weekend timings.

Sama Veda upakarma, Morning at 7.00 AM, only one batch.

Sama Veda upakarma (samopa karma).

7:00AM – Only one batch. Please contact the temple for further details.

Ganesh Chathurthi / Vinayakar Chathurthi mahothsav

7:00AM – Temple opens with Sri Venkateswara suprabhatam, followed by Sri Lakshmi Ganapathi homa / Sri Lakshmi Ganapathi abhisheka followed by Sri Siddhi Vinayaka vratha, aarati and manthra pushpa.

All Day – Continuous archana.

10:15 PM – Sukh Karta Dukh Hartha aarati and Jai Jagadeesha Hare aarati, Balaji ekantha seva. Temple closes after aarati.

Tuesday, September 3rd: Rishi Panchami.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sri Lakshmi Ganapathi Temple June 2019 Events

Sunday, June 2nd: Evening at 4.00 PM, Kritika Vratha, Sri Valli Deva Sena Sametha, Sri Subramanya abhisheka, Sri Laksmi Ganapathi abhisheka, Sri Shiva abhisheka, aarati and manthra pushpa.

Saturday, June 8th: Afternoon at 2.00 PM, Sri Lakshmi Ganapathi temple vadica vidhya Ganapathi Center 16th year anniversary celeberations, Sarva Devatha homa, Sri Navagraha homa, Sri Saneeswara Graha homa, Sri Navagraha abhisheka, Sri Saneeswara Graha abhisheka, aarati and manthra pushpa.

Evening at 4.00 PM, Sri Venkateswara abhisheka, continued with Sri Vishnu Sahasra Nama chanting, aarati and manthra pushpa.

Evening at 6.00 PM, 16th year anniversary celeberations. Music programme Vignesh Venkataraman and Guhan Venkataraman and party. All are welcome to participate with family.

Night at 8.30 PM, Sukla Sashti vratha, Sri Valli Deva Sena sametha, Sri Subramanya sahasra nama archana.

Friday, June 14th: Evening at 5.00 PM, Sri Bhuwaneswari / Sri Lalitha Devi abhisheka, continued with Sri Lalitha shasra nama chanting.

Evening at 6.00 PM, Praodhsam, Shiva Sri Rudra abhisheka, aarati and manthra pushpa.

Sunday, June 16th: Pournami vratha. Afternoon at 2.00 PM, Sri Sathya Narayana Swamy pooja / vratha, aarati and manthra pushpa. All are welcome to participate with family.

Thursday, June 20th: Sri Sankata Hara chathurthi. Evening at 5.00 PM, Sri Lakshmi Ganapathi homa / Sri Lakshmi Ganapathi abhisheka, aarati and manthra pushpa.

Saturday, June 29th: Evening at 4.00 PM, Kritika vratha, Sri Valli Deva Sena sametha, Sri Subramanya abhisheka, Sri Venkateswara abhisheka, continued with Sri Vishnu sahasra nama chanting, aarati and manthra pushpa.

Sunday, June 30th: Evening at 4.00 PM, Pradosham, Shiva Sri Rudra abhisheka, Sri Lakshmi Ganapathi abhisheka, Sri Valli Deva Sena sametha, Sri Subramanya abhisheka, aarati and manthra pushpa.

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Sri Lakshmi Ganapathi Temple May 2019 Events

  
Thursday, May 2nd: Pradosham Evening at 6:00pm, Shiva Sri Rudra Abhisheka Aarati and Manthra Pushpa
Sunday, May 5th: Kritika Vratha Evening at 4:00pm, Sri Valli Deva Sena Sametha Sri Subramanya Abhisheka Sri Lakshmi Ganapathi Abhisheka Sri Shiva Abhisheka Aarti and Manthra Pushpa
Tuesday, May 7th: Sri Akhshaya Tritiya Sri Bala Rama Jayanthi Vening at 6:30pm, Sri Bhuwaneswari Special Pooja Aarati and Manthra Pushpa
Thursday, May 9th: Evening at 6:30pm, Sri Ramanujia Jayanthi, Sri Sankara Jayanthi Special Pooja Aarati and Manthra Pushpa
Friday, May 10th: Sukla Sashti Vratha Night at 8:00pm, Sri Valli Deva Sena Sametha Sri Subramanya Sahasra Nama Archana
Monday, May 13th: Sri Vasavi Jayantho
Thursday, May 16th: Pradosham Evening at 6:00pm, Shiv Sri Rudra Abhisheka Aarati and Manthra Pushpa
Friday, May 17th: Evening at 6:30pm, Sri Narashimha Jayanthi Special Pooja Aarati and Manthra Pushpa
Saturday, May 18th: 12:00 noon, Sri Nava Graha Loma/ Sri Saneeswara Graha Homa Continued with Sri Nava Graha Abhisheka Sro Sameeswara Graha Abhisheka.
2:00pm Vaikasi Visakham Sri Buddha Pournima Pournami Vratha Sri Santhaya Narayana Swamy/ Vratha/ Pooja Aarati and Manthra Pushpa. All Are Welcome to Participate with Family.
Evening at 4:30pm, Sri Venkateswara Abhisheka Continued with Sri Vishnu Shasra Nama Chanting Aarati and Manthra Pushpa
Sunday, May 19th: Evening at 4:00pm, Sri Kanchi Maha Periyaval Chandra Sekara Swamy Jayatnhi Special Pooja Aarati and Manthra Pushpa
Wednesday, May 22nd: Evening at 5:00pm, Sri Sankata Hara Chathurthi Sri Lakshmi Ganapathi Loma/ Sri Lakshmi Ganapathi Abhisheka Aarati and Manthra Puhpa
Monday, May 27th: Memorial Day Weekend Timings.
Tuesday, May 28th: 7:00pm, Sri Hanuman Jayanthi According to Lunar Calendar Chandramana Vaisaska Masa Poorvabhadra Nakshatra Sri Hunuman Jayanthi. All Are Welcome to Participate With Family.
Friday, May 31st: Evening at 5:00pm, Sri Bhuwaneswari/ Sri Lalitha Devi Abhisheka Continued With Sri Lalitha Sahara Nama Chanting.
Evening at 6:00pm, Pradohsam Shiva Sri Rudra Abhisheka Aarati and Manthra Pushpa.

The Changing Woman: Women’s History Month

International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month has been on my mind.  There are a lot of empowering stories that buzz about. We read, share, and celebrate these messages. While we applaud these “others”– we often miss the ones that are closest to us. Examples of enduring strength, love and courage surround us, even though we don’t stop to recognize them.

There are legends which form part of the mythology of cultures world wide, deifying and honoring the “female” – as a creative spirit, as the “giver of life” – and as goddesses. India has its pantheon of  “Devis,” worshiped for the roles they play in her ancient and plentiful mythology.

The correlations between such legends and myths crisscross and resonate. As does the concept of “Changing Woman” – who is one of the most revered of deities among the Native Americans of the southwestern United States. For the Navajo people, Changing Woman is central to their way of life. She is a benevolent figure, giving people their abundance and teaching them to live in harmony with all things. She is part of the initiation ceremony of Navajo women, imbuing young girls with the values of love, hospitality, and generosity. She teaches that within each woman is the source of food, creation and harmony.

Her  most important quality is that she can change at will from a baby, to a girl, young woman, and age into an old woman – repeating the cycle, performing roles within the mythic framework as needed. Changing Woman is part of the Navajo spirit, and lives through them as a nourishing goddess, who teaches the wisdom of nature and the cycles of birth and death.

My upbringing was full of such stories of goddesses. Much like the Changing Woman, they colored my life through the voices of my grandmothers. They were celebrated as Lakshmi, Saraswathi, Durga, Kali, Parvati, and many more as I discovered for myself as I grew older. Worshiping them I gradually accepted that they each had qualities I could identify with – as the woman I was becoming.

In an attempt to acknowledge, and applaud the creative female spirit, I have created a series of “portraits” of women I have the privilege of knowing personally. This series celebrates the ability of women, to hold on to their creative identity while they “shape-shift” and evolve to fulfill the many labels and roles in their lives.  It is the only way I know how to walk with them – to join in their journey, and learn from their stories.