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Sri Ayyappa Swamy Pooja
Saturday, December 14, 2013, 5:00 PM
Swamiye Saranam Ayyappa
Please bring fruits, flowers, and nuts.
Dinner after the pooja.
Sri Ayyappan Pooja
Lord Ayyappa Swami will be in the Mandapam, and to His right will be Kannimoola Ganapathy and to His left will be Sri Maligapurathu Amme.
The 18 padigal (steps) will be decorated with flowers and lamps on either side. These lamps will be lit during the Padi Pattu at the end of bhajans. The lights will be switched off during the Padi Pattu and then Harivarasanam will be sung.
New Year's Day - Wednesday, January 1, 2014, 10:30 AM
Kalyanadbutha Gathraya, Kamithartha Pradhayine!!
The Kalyanothsavam (Celestial Wedding) for Lord Venkateshwara with Sridevi and Bhudevi will be celebrated on New Year's Day. It will be a special occasion for all families and a great way to start the New Year and receive the blessings of Lord Balaji and His Consorts.
You and your family can represent either the Bridegroom (Lord Himself) or His Brides (Sridevi and Bhudevi).
The wedding will be celebrated per our Shastra – with Vara Pooja, Kankana Dharanam, Kanya Dhanam, Mangalya Soothra Dharanam, Saptha Padi and Laja Homam.
Kalyanam in Sanskrit means wedding. Performing or watching a Divine Wedding is considered very auspicious. Participation in the Kalyanam brings many phalas (blessings).
Note: A special lunch is planned after the Kalyanam.
You may sponsor this event for a donation of $51.
Please send an email to email@example.com if you want to sponsor this event and send your Gothram and Nakshtram for special sankalpam for your family.
Credit cards such as Visa/Mastercard/Discover/Amex are also accepted for sponsorships.
You may bring the following items for the Kalyanothsavam:
Saturday, January 11, 2014, 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Note: We need volunteers to help in preparing flower garlands. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org in case you want to help.
Please note that plastic sheets/rubber sheets etc. should not be used
for floral decorations.
See festival calendar for 2013.
Credit cards for payment
We accept all major credit cards as a mode of payment towards pooja services and lunch service.
For the convenience of our devotees and patrons, we have installed two credit card swiping machines (one in the priest room and the second one in the kitchen) at the Temple.
The following credit cards are accepted:
We welcome, and encourage, all devotees to make use of this facility during their visit to the Temple. Our Priest Pt. Upreti or a designated volunteer will be available to help with processing the credit card payment.
Food service at the Temple
The weekend lunch service at the Temple is available because of volunteers and is a major source of income for the Temple.
We appreciate and thank all food service volunteers and their families for their help and contributions to sustain this program.
Lunch and dinner is also served during major festivals or events at the Temple. Many volunteers spend countless hours in meticulously preparing and serving delicious food to the devotees.
Please see the following guidelines for participating in the Temple food service program.
To sign up for weekend lunch service, please visit : http://www.editgrid.com/user/htccfoodservice/HTCC_Lunch_Menu_Schedule
Temple Hours and Schedule of Priests
Monday to Friday:
9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon and
5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Weekends: (Saturday - Sunday)
The Temple is a place of worship. To make your visit to the Temple an experience you will remember, please follow the guidelines outlined in this document.