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Bala-Vihar 2008-09

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List of items for Poojas

 
Archana / Sahasranama Archana
Items needed
  • Fruits
  • Flowers - I bunch
Sri Satyanarayana Swami Pooja (at devotee's home or the Temple)
Items needed
  • Turmeric - 1 cup
  • Kumkum - 1 cup
  • Betel leaves - 10
  • Betel nuts - 20
  • 5 kinds of Fruits
  • Panchamrutham (milk, honey, yogurt, ghee and sugar) - Mix and bring half gallon
  • Coconuts - 2
  • Flowers - 4 bunches
  • Agarbathi - 1 packet
  • Sooji Rava Prasadam
  • Blouse pieces (except black color) - 2
  • Rice, raw - 1lb
  • Navadhanyam (wheat, rice, toor dal, moong dal, chenna dal, avare kalu, black sesame, urad dal, horse gram dal). - 1 packet
    Note: Please check with Punditji before you buy.
  • Chandan - 1/4 cup
  • Kalasham - 1
    Note: If you donít have a Kalasham, please check with Punditji.
  • Silver/brass plate or tray - 1
  • Sri Satyanarayana Swamy picture
  •  $20 in quarters
     
Sri Satyanarayana Swami Pooja (Group pooja at the Temple)
Items needed
  • Flowers - 1 bunch
  • Fruits - 4 or 5 kinds
  • Betel leaves - 10
  • Betel nuts - 20
  • Coconut - 1
  • Blouse piece (except black color) - 1
  • $10 in quarters
Punhyavachanam (Purification Ceremony)
Items needed:
  • Agarbathi - 1 packet
  • Fruits - 1 dozen
  • Flowers - 1 bunch
Vahana Pooja
Items needed
  • Lemons - 5
  • Coconut - 1
  • Fruits - 1 dozen
  • Flowers - 1 bunch
Gruhapravesham (Housewarming function)
Items needed
  • Turmeric / Haldi - 1/4 cup
  • Kumkum - 1/4 cup
  • Milk - 1 gallon
  • Coconuts - 4
  • Fruits - 2 dozen
  • Bananas - 1 dozen
  • Flowers - 4 bunches
  • Rice (raw) - 5 lbs
  • Betel leaves - 20
  • Betel nuts - 20
  • Pumpkin or Squash - 1
  • Ghee (Home made with unsalted butter is preferred) - 2 lbs
  • Aluminum Trays - 2
  • Kalasa Vastram (White cloth 1 yard) - 1
  • Towels (new) - 2
  • Agarbathi - 1 packet
  • Camphor (Karpooram) - 3 packets
  • Navadhanyam (wheat, rice, toor dal, moong dal, chenna dal, avare kalu, black sesame, urad dal, horse gram dal). - 1 packet (200 gms each)
    Note: Please check with Punditji before you buy.
  • Poha - 2 lbs
  • Puffed Rice - 2 lbs
  • Wooden Planks (if available to protect carpet - 2
  • Deepa stambhas or any kind of lamp stands - 2
  • Trays - 4
  • Cotton Wicks - 1 packet
  • Change for $20 (quarters)
  • New pan for boiling milk (Should be unused)
Balaji , Siva, and other Gods abhishekams (at the Temple) - Individual
Items needed
  • Milk - 2 gallons
  • Coconuts - 1
  • Fruits - 1 dozen
  • Flowers - 1 bunch
  • Yogurt - 1/2 gallon
  • Honey - 1 bottle
  • Juice (orange or apple) - 2 gallons
Balaji , Siva and other gods Abhishekams (at the Temple) - Group
Items needed
  • Milk - 1 gallon
  • Coconuts - 1
  • Fruits
  • Flowers - 1 bunch
  • Yogurt - 1/2 gallon
  • Juice (orange or apple) - 1/2 gallon
Butter Alankaram ( Decorating with butter)
Items needed
  • Unsalted butter - 10 lbs
  • Fruits - 1 dozen
  • Flowers - 1 bunch
Vadamala Seva (Decorating with garland of vadas)
Items needed
  • Vadas made into a garland - 108
  • Fruits
  • Flowers - 1 bunch
Akumala (Betel leaves garland) Alankaram
Items needed
  • Betal Leaves / Viledhele - 108
  • Fruits
  • Flowers - 1 bunch
Homam (at the Temple)
Items needed
  • Turmeric - 1/2 cup
  • Kumkum - 1/2 cup
  • Chandanam - 1/4 cup
  • Betel leaves - 10
  • Betel nuts - 20
  • Flowers - 2 bunches
  • 5 kinds of fruits (5 in each variety)
  • Rice (raw) - 2 lbs
  • Navadhanyam (wheat, rice, toor dal, moong dal, chenna dal, avare kalu, black sesame, urad dal, horse gram dal). - 1 packet (200 gms each)
    Note: Please check with Punditji before you buy.
  • Coconuts - 2
  • Blouse piece (except black). You can buy 1 yard pieces from Wal-Mart - 1
  • Ghee (Home made with unsalted butter is preferred) - 2 lbs
Homam (at the devotee's home)
Items needed
  • Turmeric - 1/2 cup
  • Kumkum - 1/2 cup
  • Chandanam - 1/4 cup
  • Betel leaves - 10
  • Betel nuts - 20
  • Flowers - 2 bunches
  • 5 kinds of fruits (5 in each variety)
  • Rice (raw) - 2 lbs
  • Navadhanyam (wheat, rice, toor dal, moong dal, chenna dal, avare kalu, black sesame, urad dal, horse gram dal). - 1 packet (200 gms each)
    Note: Please check with Punditji before you buy.
  • Coconuts - 2
  • Blouse piece (except black). You can buy 1 yard pieces from Wal-Mart - 1
  • Ghee (Home made with unsalted butter is preferred) - 2 lbs
  • Sesame Oil
  • Camphor (Karpooram) - 1 packet
  • Fire Logs or wood chunks - 1 pack
  • $20 in 25-cent coins
Kalyana-Utsavam (Celestial Wedding for Lord) - Individual
Items needed
  • Betel leaves - 10
  • Betel nuts - 20
  • 5 Kinds of Fruits
  • Coconuts - 2
  • Flowers - 2 bunches
  • Prasadam (Any kind of sweet or halwa)
  • Agarbathi - 1 packet
  • Garlands (flowers 2ft each) - 3
  • Saris for Goddesses - 2
  • Blouse Pieces (except black color) for Goddesses - 2
  • Dhothi and Uttareeyam for Lord - 1
  • Milk - 1/2 gallon
  • Laddu or any sweet prasadam
  • $10 change in 25-cent coins
Kalyana-Utsavam (Celestial Wedding for Lord) - Group Pooja
Items needed
  • Betel leaves - 10
  • Betel nuts - 20
  • 5 Kinds of Fruits
  • Coconuts - 2
  • Flowers - 2 bunches
  • Agarbathi - 1 packet
  • $10 change in 25-cent coins
Namakaranam (Naming ceremony)
Items needed
  • Betel leaves - 10
  • Betel nuts - 20
  • Fruits - 1 dozen
  • Coconut - 1
  • Flowers - 1 bunch
  • Chandanam
  • Rice, raw - 3 lbs
  • Agarbathi - 1 packet
  • Any Sweet Parasadam
  • New Clothes for Baby
  • $10 change in 25-cent coins
Wedding at Temple or other venues
Items needed
  • Turmeric - 1 cup
  • Kumkum - 1 cup
  • Flowers (loose) - 4 bunches
  • Flower Garlands (2-3 feet long)
  • Betel leaves - 50
  • Betel nuts - 25
  • Chandanam - 1/4 cup
  • Coconuts - 4
  • Agarbathi - 1 packet
  • Curtain (White cloth with border) - 1
  • Cumin Seeds (Jeera) - 1 packet
  • Gud (Bellam) - Jaggery - 1 packet
  • Mangla Sutra and Mettelu/ Toe Rings
  • Wedding Rings and Bashayakams
  • Yellow Rice for Talambraalu
  • Khalasam for Punyaahavachanam
  • Blouse Pieces - 2
  • Milk - 1/2 gallon
  • Yoghurt & Honey for Madhuparkam
  • Mango Leaves
  • Oil Lamps, cotton wicks, match box, camphor, trays, napkins, towels, glasses and spoons
  • Plate and vessel to clean feet of the Groom
  • $25 Change as 25-cent coins
  • Fire Logs & Ghee for Homam (Havan)
Gowri Pooja Ė Part of wedding function
Items needed
  • Turmeric - 1 cup
  • Kumkum - 1 cup
  • Saree and blouse pieces - 1 and 2
  • Glass Bangles
  • Flowers  - 1 bunch
  • Thread for Kankanams
  • Cloth or Towel
Navagraha Puja / Shanthi / Homa
Items needed
  • Turmeric - 1/2 cup
  • Kumkum - 1/2 cup
  • Chandanam - 1/4 cup
  • Flowers - 2 bunches
  • Betel leaves - 10
  • Betel nuts - 20
  • Fruits - 2 dozen
  • Agarbathi - 1 packet
  • Camphor/ Karpooram 1 packet
  • Cotton Wicks - 1 pack
  • Sesame Oil
  • Rice, raw - 2 lbs
  • Navadhanyam (wheat, rice, toor dal, moong dal, chenna dal, avare kalu, black sesame, urad dal, horse gram dal). - 1 packet (200 gms each)
    Note: Please check with Punditji before you buy.
  • Kalasam
  • Coconuts - 2
  • Any sweet prasadam
Navagraha Shanthi
Items needed
  • All Above Pooja materials
  • Blouse pieces (red, 2 white, maroon, green, yellow, black, ash color, multi-color)
  • Ghee - 2 lbs
  • Fruits - 1 lb
  • $10 in 25-cents coins
Sankalp Shraddam (Deceased ancestor's annual ceremony)
Items needed
  • Rice, raw - 1lb
  • Bananas - 1 dozen
  • Til (Black Sesame) - 1 packet
  • Rice + Joggery + Toor Dal + Moon Dal + Vegetables (for Dhanam (donation))
  • $5 in quarters
Tarpan (Deceased ancestor's annual ceremony)
Items needed
  • Rice, raw - 1lb
  • Bananas - 1/2 dozen
  • Til (Black Sesame) - 1 packet
  • Rice + Joggery + Toor Dal + Moon Dal + Vegetables (for Dhanam (donation))
  • $5 in quarters

 

 


  To schedule an event at the Temple please contact:

Panditjis at the Temple:
515-795-2635

Terry Anderson
515-832 -3355

Manjunath
515-314-9816

E-mail
sahai@mchsi.com