TEMPLE TIMINGS
Monday - Friday : 08:00 am to 12:30 pm & 05:00 pm to 08:30 pm
Saturday, Sunday & Holidays : 08:00 am to 08:30 pm
Weekly News
*** 2017 DIWALI MAHOTSAVAM BEGINS WITH DHANTERAS ON TUESDAY, 10/19 ***
** DIWALI - AMAVASYA LAKSHMI POOJA ON WEDNESDAY, 10/18, 9:30PM(AMRIT) **
***   DIWALI & CELEBRATIONS ON 
THURSDAY, 10/19 **
*** DIWALI DHAMAKA ON 
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28 ***
* Sparklers for children - Thursday, 10/19****
PLEASE DO NOT BRING ANY FIRE WORKS
 
*** PARKING INSTRUCTIONS BELOW  - - - PLEASE READ & FOLLOW ***
*** PARKING IN TEMPLE FOR HANDICAPPED ONLY ON THURSDAY, 10/19, 6+PM *** 
     *** PARK IN TD BANK, HOCKESSIN FIRE HALL - TAKE SCHOOL BUSES ***
*** Lane restrictions on Yorklyn Rd after 6pm ***
 ** "YATRA", Train  between  SMP AND "VAIKUNTHAM" ON THURSDAY, 10/19 *** 
    *** PLEASE READ PARKING INSTRUCTIONS BELOW - PLAN YOUR TRIP ***
** SITA SWAYAMVARAM- KUCHIPUDI DANCE BALLET ON SATURDAY, 10/21, 2PM *
               **MATA KI CHOWKI - SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21, 8PM *** 
          ***  GRAND ANNAKOOT DARSAHN - SUNDAY, 10/22 11AM ***
             ** DIWALI DHAMAKA ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28   *** 

We invite you to join with your Friends and Family in our 2017 DIWALI MAHOTSAVAM and Make it a Huge Success. We have been Planning for this BIG event for a while and have all the resources in place. DELDOT, NCC Police, 25 of our own SAFETY Crew and our "ESTEEMED VOLUNTEER" group are ready to provide you a SAFE and enjoyable time. Join us with your Friends and Family and ENJOY!

Have an AWESOME Darshan of "DHANA LAKSHMI".  As in the past we will have a SILVER DOLLAR archana for Maha Lakshmi. You can have ONE of these SILVER Dollar coins if you pledge to Volunteer !! Join our Esteemed Volunteer Network - serve HER community. See you all on Diwali

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Tuesday, October 17: Dhanteras

Wednesday, October 18, Naraka Chaturdasi / Deepavali Amavasya Lakshmi Pooja

Thursday, October 19, Diwali & Celebrations, Sparklers for Children. 

PLENTY OF PARKING NEAR BY.  SHUTTLES PROVIDED.  Join us and Enjoy.. BE SAFE

PARKING IN TEMPLE ONLY FOR CARS WITH HANDICAPPED STICKER. If you need a permit let us know ASAP. Reply to this e-mail.

We will also be inaugurating a "YATRA" a train shuttle between Stone MIll Plaza and the newly built  HINDU TEMPLE STATION - "VAIKUNTHAM"  on the Great Wilmington and Western Rail Road (http://www.wwrr.com/).   We hope to run this shuttle on Festival Days in future. Use it safely and Enjoy !  

Ticket to "Vaikumtham"  $1. Ticket to Stone MIll Plaza $1. Children under 6 FREE.  Station Masters accept  CASH only BRING small bills!!. 

Thursday,  October 19  (ASWIJAM, DIWALI Amavasya & Celebrations) 
PARKING IN TEMPLE ONLY FOR CARS WITH STATE ISSUED HANDICAPPED  PERMIT OR TEMPLE ISSUED PERMIT AFTER 6PM.  IF YOU NEED A TEMPLE PERMIT PLEASE ASK NOW.. send a request by REply ing to this e-mail. 

PARKING LOTS ON the West side of Lancaster Pike: 
WELLS FARGO BANK, TD BANK & HOCKESSIN FIRE (MEMORIAL) HALL:  
Use GPS address: 7330 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin, DE 19707
Above three  lots are on Route 41 (Lancaster Pike). Park here and take school buses. You will be dropped off in front of Temple. Very convenient and saves you time.
PARKING LOTS ON the East side of Lancaster Pike:
HARVEST MARKET, HOCKESSIN ANIMAL HOSPITAL, DOVER SADDLERY, GRAVELY
Use GPS address:  683 YORKLYN RD, Hockessin, DE 19707
Above Lots are on the East side of Lancaster Pike. Look for Traffic SAFETY people carrying flags. Follow their instructions. You can park in these lots and walk to temple or take our shuttles. You can also walk in to Stone Mill Plaza and take the "YATRA" train. BE EARLY!! 
PARKING LOT next to Temple - Our own Stone Mill Plaza. 
You can park here and walk to Temple OR  take the "YATRA" train. We expect this lot to get filled up fast. If you come up to Stone Mill Plaza after it gets full, you will be stuck in traffic. So, your best bet is to use the above lots. 

Lane Restrictions on Yorklyn Rd will be imposed by DELDOT for YOUR safety!!! 
If you get stuck... be patient .. follow signs and traffic directors.

"YATRA". An awesome addition.. We will  be inagurating a Special TRAIN shuttle between Stone Mill Plaza and Hindu Temple Station - "VAIKUNTHAM". It will run  from 6pm to 9pm.  This is a ONE car train and will carry 30 to 40 passengers. First come.. First Serve... Come early if you want to ride the train!!  PLEASE DO NOT Get disappointed if you miss the train.. we will do it again SOON. 

Ticket to "Vaikumtham"    $1. 
Ticket to Stone MIll Plaza $1. 
Children under 6 FREE.  Station Masters accept  CASH only. Bring Change 

PLEASE BE SAFE AND FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS.  

PLAN YOUR TRIP... BE SAFE .. BE PATIENT
PLEASE DO NOT BRING ANY FIRE CRACKERS... THEY WILL BE CONFISCATED

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This week at your Temple

Monday, October 16,   (ASWIJAM, KP, Dwadsi, PRADOSHAM)      
SIVA'S  DAY

8:00am: Suprabhatam
8:30am: Chandana seva, Nitya homam
9:30am: Bala Bhogam
9:00AM: SIVA ABHISHEKAM (in the evening)
10:30am: Siva Sahasranama archana
12:n : Maha Naivedyam, Arti, mantrapushpam, veda seva
5:30pm: VedaParayanam - (Atharva/Sama vedam) 
6:15pm:  ASWIJA PRADOSHA abhishekam for Lord Siva  
6:30PM:SANDHYA DEEPAM
7:00pm: Satsang,  Siva Stuti 
7:45pm: Kanakadhara Stotram, Maha Naivedyam
8:00pm: Arti
8:30pm: Chamara seva, Sayana ganam 

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Tuesday,  October 17, (ASWIJAM, KP, Trayodasi, AIPPASI begins, DHANTERAS)   
RAM PARIVAR DAY  

800am: Suprabhatam
8:30am: Chandana seva, Nitya homam
9:30am: Bala Bhogam
9:00AM: SIVA ABHISHEKAM 
10:30am: Rama Sahasranama archana
12:n : Maha Naivedyam, Arti, mantrapushpam, veda seva
5:30pm: VedaParayanam - (Valmiki Ramayanam)
6:00pm: NARASIMHA ARCHANA 
6:30pm: SANDHYA DEEPAM 
7:00pm: Satsang,  Rama Nama Sankeertanam

7:00pm: DHANVANTARI POOJA - All medical professionals are invited

7:30pm: Vadamala seva, Sindoor archana to Lord Hanuman
7:45pm: Kanakadhara Stotram, Maha Naivedyam
8:00pm: Arti
8:30pm: Chamara seva, Sayana ganam 

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Wednesday,  October 11, (ASWIJAM, KP, Chaturdasi / AMAVASYA begins 3pm) 
RADHA - KRISHNA DAY

8:00am: Suprabhatam
8:30am: Chandana seva, Nitya homam
9:30am: Bala Bhogam
9:00AM: SIVA ABHISHEKAM 
10:30am: Krishna Sahasranama archana 
12:n : Maha Naivedyam, Arti, mantrapushpam, veda seva
5:30pm: VedaParayanam - (Srimad Bhagavatam)

6:15pm: RADHA KRISHNA  abhishekam 

6:30pm: SANDHYA DEEPAM
7:00pm: Satsang,  Krishna ganam
7:30pm: Laddu Gopala seva 
7:45pm: Kanakadhara Sotram, Maha Naivedyam
8:00pm: Arti

9:00PM:  DIWALI AMAVSYA  LAKSHMI POOJA (AMRIT begins at 9:20pm)

9:30pm: Chamara seva, Sayana ganam 

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Friday, October 20 (KARTHIKAM, SP, Prathama, Svati)
GUJARATI NEW YEAR DAY
SKANDA MAHOTSAVAM BEGINS
DEVI DAY 

7:00am: Suprabhatam
8:30am: Chandana seva, Nitya homam
9:30am: Bala Bhogam
9:00AM: SIVA ABHISHEKAM 
12:n : Maha Naivedyam, Arti, mantrapushpam, veda seva
5:30pm: VedaParayanam - (Rigvedam)  
5:30PM: SKANDA MAHOTSAVAM:

6:00PM: SUBRAHAMANYA, VALLI, DEVASENA  abhishekam
 
6:30pm: Sri Chakraarchana 
6:00pm: RAJA RAJESWARI ARCHANA
6:30PM: SANDHYA DEEPAM
6:30pm: Satsang, Lalitha Sahasranama parayanam
7:45pm: Kanakadhara Stotram, Maha Naivedyam 
8:00pm: Arti
8:30pm: Chamara seva, Sayana ganam 

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Saturday,  October 21 (KARTIKAM, Dwitiya, Visakha)    
BALAJI  DAY 

8:00am: Suprabhatam
8:30am: Chandana seva, Nitya homam, Sudarsana homam
9:30am: Bala Bhogam
9:00am: Navagraha abhishekam 
9:00am: SIVA   abhishekam 
9:30am: Balaji abhishekam 
12:00noon: Maha Naivedyam, Arti, mantrapushpam, veda seva
5:00pm:  Samuhik Satyanarayana Pooja

6:00pm: SKANDA MAHOTSAVAM - Subrahamany abhishekam 

6:30PM: SANDHYA DEEPAM
7:00pm: Satsang,  Vishnu Sahasranama paryanam  
7:15pm:  Balaji archana - Laddu seva - Mangala sasanam 
7:45pm: Kanakadhara Stotram, Maha Naivedyam
8:00pm: Arti
8:30pm: Chamara seva, Sayana ganam 

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Sunday, October 22  (KARTIKAM, SP, Titiya, Anuradha)   
MAHA LAKSHMI DAY

8:00am: Suprabhatam
8:30am: Chandana seva, Nitya homam
9:30am: Bala Bhogam
9:00am: Siva abhishekam 
9:30am: Maha Lakshmi  abhishekam 
12:n : Maha Naivedyam, Arti, mantrapushpam, veda seva

6:00pm: SKANDA MAHOTSAVAM - Subrahamany abhishekam 

6:30PM: SANDHYA DEEPAM
7:00pm: Satsang, Lakshmi Sahasranama archana 
7:45pm: Kanakadhara Stotram, Maha Naivedyam
8:00pm: Arti
8:30pm: Chamara seva, Sayana ganam

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UPCOMING EVENTS

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2:00PM:  Temple & NATARAJA PERFORMING ARTS, PA
PRESENT  "SITA  SWAYAMVARAM"  (A KUCHIPUDI DANCE-DRAMA).  An Awesome dance drama featuring GURU PASUMARTI SARMA and our own SUNANDA GANDHAM and her students.   Admission FREE.  DONATIONS WELCOME TO MEET COSTS. 
For info:    This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21, 8:00PM;  MATA KI CHOWKI
MATA KI CHOWKI
DINNER WILL BE SERVED BEFORE CHOWKI 
JAI SHERA WALI MAT JI

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SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 4PM: We invite you all for the Hindustani Music Concert
By Sitar Maestro  Ustad Ikhlaq Hussain Khan, Naren Budhakar – Tabla, 
Admission $15 Sponsors Welcome! 

TEMPLE EDUCATION SCHEDULE:

EVERY SATURDAY:
4pm to 6pm: Telugu class – Rama Atluri   856-241-8690     This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
11:00am (Selected Saturdays only) Vedanta Society Lecture/Satsang – Chandan Nath,

EVERY SUNDAY:
10:45am:  Balavihar: Religious education – Sunita Nasta, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Balvihar signup URL: https://goo.gl/Si4iBT

4:30pm: Hindu Spirituality Seminars – Arjun Sau,  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , 302-239-0381
5:30pm: Yoga class - Tia Mukerji (please contact) 
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   302-394-9279

FIRST AND THIRD SUNDAYS:
1 to 4 pm:  Bengali class–Kaushik,  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or Rupa Roy,  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

SECOND AND FOURTH SUNDAYS:
10:00am:  Gita Study - Pramod Mathur (please contact)  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  302-234-4127
1:30 to 4:30 pm:  Hindi class – Dolly Chatterjee, 
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , 856-241-7382, 856-472-8528

WEDNESDAYS
6:00pm: RudramTai Chi lessons – Ganesh Vaidyanathan

TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS:
7:00pm: Rudram lessons  (TBA, please contact temple)

Venues for Classes: 
Lalshmisri Chatterjee Memorial Hall, Basement under the stage, Wedding Hall Granite Lobby (when it is available)
 
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