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*** AYYAPPA MAHOTSAVAM IN PROGRESS  ***
*** YEAR END DONATIONS - DO IT NOW !!!!! *** 
*** DHANURMASA MAHOTSAVAM BEGINS  SATURDAY, 12/16 *** 
** LAKSHMISRI CHATTERJEE MEMORIAL SEMINAR, SATURDAY, 12/16, 2:30pm **
*** VAIKUNTHA EKADASI ON FRIDAY, 12/29 ***
** TEMPLE BECOMES TIRUPATI/TIRUMALA ON NEW YEAR'S DAY **
*** NEW YEAR BAZAAR - STALL SPACE AVAILABLE ****

2017 YEAR END DONATIONS: We are reminding those that have a balance on their pledges to please send in their installment (or the balance) soon to be able to deduct in this year's taxes.  As always donations can be made in Cash, Check or Credit Card. 
Do IT Now!!    If you want to save more on taxes read below.. and do IT in stocks !!

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NEW YEAR'S DAY BAZAAR:
We are planning to have a NEWYEAR Bazaar on January 1, 2018. We are expecting a large crwod and it will be a good time to exhibit your merchandise.  We have limited number of stalls avialble. Call temple 302-235-7020 to reserve yours or REply to this e-mail.

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2017 DHANURMASA MAHOTSAVAMWe invite you to join with your Friends and Family on all THIRTY days of our  2017 DHANURMASA MAHOTSAVAM and make it a Huge Success. It begins on Saturday, 12/16. 6am.  Till January 14, 2018 Temple opens at 6:00am with Suprabhatam.  Vishnu pooja ,  Tiruppavai recitation and Shiva abhishekam will be performed before the sunrise!  Witness these sevas, pick up a box of tasty pongal prasadam and be on your way to work.  Do it at least ONCE  - on your "Birth Star" day  during this auspicious "Dhanurmasam".  Lord Krishna says in Gita - among the months HE is "DHNURMASAM".   Attend these "Arunaodaya" sevas and be blessed. See below

DHANURMSA MAHOTSAVAM: 

SATURDAY,  DECEMBER 16, 2017 TO SUNDAY, JANUARY 14, 2018
ARUNODAYA VISHNU, SHIVA POOJA
6:00am:  SUPRABHATAM
6:30am:  TIRUPPAVAI
6:45am: VISHNU POOJA
6:45am: Chandana seva
6:45am: Dhara patra abhishekam for Lord Siva begins
Sponsor entire month Dhanurmasa Vishnu Pooja  and Andal Kalyanam $151.

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VAIKUNTHA EKADASI MAHOTSAVAM:  We invite you to join with your Friends and Family in our (2nd) 2017 Vaikuntha Ekadasi Mahotsavam on Friday, December 29 and make it a Grand Success. Vaikuntha Ekadasi also known as Mukkoti Ekadasi is the single most auspicious day in the Hindu Calendar. EVERYONE should enter through the VAIKUNTHA DWARAM.  Please enter through Rajagopuram, turn left at Dhwaja Stambam and go round the enclosed prakaram and enter Temple through the Vaikuntha Dwaram. Have Darshan of Lord Narayana and be blessed. Join us in the recitation of Vishnu Sahasranamam and Divya Prabandham. Some times Vaikuntha Ekadasi comes TWICE in a given calendar year. In 2017 we celebrated the First one on January 8th.

Program:
Friday, December 29 (PUSHYAM, SP, Mukkoti Ekadasi, Bharani)
6:00am: Suprabhatam
6:15am: Vishnu aradhana
6:30am: Tiruppavai
7:00am:  PALLAKI UTSAVAM
7:0AM: UTTARA DWARA DARSANAM
11:00am: Vishnu Sahasranama Parayanam 
5:00pm: PRABHANDHA PARAYANAM 
7:00PM: Ekadasi  Satyanarayana Pooja

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The next "Lakshmisri C. Chatterjee Memorial Seminar" will be held on Saturday December 16, starting at 2:30 pm in the "Lakshmisri C. Chatterjee Memorial Hall" at the Temple.  The topic of this seminar will be "Medicare". This seminar will be conducted by Ashoke Chatterjee. Information from the latest Trustees report released in July 2017 has been incorporated in this presentation. Attendees will find this seminar to be both educational and informative. 

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This week at your Temple

Monday, December 11  (MARGASIRAM, KP, Navami, U.Phalguni) 
SIVA'S  DAY

8:00am: Suprabhatam
8:30am: Chandana seva, Nitya homam
9:30am: Bala Bhogam
9:00AM: SIVA ABHISHEKAM  
10:30am: Siva Sahasranama archana
12:n : Maha Naivedyam, Arti, mantrapushpam, veda seva
5:30pm: VedaParayanam - (Atharva/Sama vedam) 
6:15pm: Margasira U.Phaluguni AYYAPPA abhishekam 
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,  December 12  (MARGASIRAM,KP, Dasami, Hasta)  
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
6:15pm: Ekadasi Srinivasa, Sridevi, Bhudevi abhishekam 
6:30pm: SANDHYA DEEPAM 
7:00pm: Satsang,  Rama Nama Sankeertanam
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,  December 13   (MARGASIRAM, KP, Ekadasi, Chitra)   
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)
6:30pm: SANDHYA DEEPAM
7:00pm: Satsang,  Krishna ganam
7:00pm: Ekadasi, Sanuhik Satyanarayana Pooja 
7:30pm: Laddu Gopala seva 
7:45pm: Kanakadhara Sotram, Maha Naivedyam
8:00pm: Arti
8:30PM: Chamara seva, Sayana ganam 

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Thursday,  December 14  (MARGASIRAM,KP, Dwadasi, Svati)     
GANESHA  DAY

8:00am: Suprabhatam
8:30am: Chandana seva, Nitya homam
9:30am: Bala Bhogam
9:00AM: SIVA ABHISHEKAM
10:30am: Ganesha Sahasranama archana 
12:n : Maha Naivedyam, Arti, mantrapushpam, veda seva
5:30pm: VedaParayanam - (Divya Prabandham) 
6:00pm: DAKSHINAMURTHY ARCHANA
6:30pm: SANDHYA DEEPAM
7:00pm: Satsang,  Ganesha stuti   
7:45pm: Kanakadhara Sotram, Maha Naivedyam
8:00pm: Arti
8:30pm: Chamara seva, Sayana ganam

Every Thursday:
SHIRDI SAI, DATTA SANNIDHI:
6:30pm: SAI, DATTA Bhajans 
7:30pm:  SAI, DATTA Archana
8:30pm: Annadanam (SPONSOR GENEROUSLY) 
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Friday, December 15  (MARGASIRAM, KP, Trayodasi , Visakha - PRADOSHAM)  
DEVI DAY 

8:00am:  SUPRABHATAM
8:30am: Chandana seva, Nitya homam
9:30am: Bala Bhogam
9:00AM: SIVA ABHISHEKAM (in the evening)
12:n : Maha Naivedyam, Arti, mantrapushpam, veda seva
5:30pm: VedaParayanam - (Rigvedam)  
6:30pm: Sri Chakraarchana 
6:00pm: RAJA RAJESWARI ARCHANA
6:30PM: SANDHYA DEEPAM
6:15pm: Margasira Pradosham Shiva and Devi abhishekam
7:00pm: Satsang, Lalitha Sahasranama parayanam
7:45pm: Kanakadhara Stotram, Maha Naivedyam 
8:00pm: Arti
8:30pm: Chamara seva, Sayana ganam 

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Saturday,  December 16  (MARGASIRAM, KP, Chaturdasi, Anuradha - MARGHAZI begins - DHANURMASAM BEGINS ) 
Balaji Day

6:00am:  SUPRABHATAM
6:30am:  TIRUPPAVAI
6:45am: VISHNU POOJA
6:45am: Dhara patra abhishekam for Lord Siva begins
 
8:30am: Chandana seva, Nitya 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
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, December 17  (MARGASIRAM,KP, Ashtami, P.Phalguni)      
MAHA LAKSHMI DAY

6:00am:  SUPRABHATAM
6:30am:  TIRUPPAVAI
6:45am: VISHNU POOJA
6:45am: Dhara patra abhishekam for Lord Siva begins
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
6:30PM: 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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2017 YEAR END DONATIONS:  If you already satisfied your entire pledge a BIG Thank you!!  We are reminding those that have a balance on their pledges to please send in their installment (or the balance) soon to be able to deduct in this year's taxes.  As always donations can be made in Cash, Check or Credit Card.  We also encourage you to doate Appreciated Stock and Save More!! This is truly a win-win situation.  You win by saving capital gains tax.  Temple wins by building it's Endowment Fund. Please consider this option as you get ready to make your donation. Donation by check/cash/credit card always welcome !!

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UPCOMING EVENTS

We invite you to join us in the 2017 Ayyappa Mandala Mahotsavam with your Friends and Family and make it a HUGE success. As always we will have a comprehensive program (see below). It begins on Wednesday, November 15.  We have Malas and vastrams available in the Maha Lakshmi Boutique.  See program below:

2017 AYYAPPA MANDALA MAHOTSAVAM

Saturday, December 30 Irumudi kettu, travel to SSVT temple (see details Below)
 
Monday, December 11 (Ayyappa jayanthi U. Phalguni)
6:00 PM - Ayyappa Abhishekam

Saturday, December 16
5:30 PM - Bhajans
7:30 PM - Ayyappa Ashtothara Archana, Deeparadhana & Namaskaram
8:35 PM - Harivarasanam & Annadhanam

Saturday, December 23 (Udayaastamana Pooja)
08:00 AM - Sankalpam
08:30 AM - Vigneshvara pooja, punyavachanam
09:00 AM - Pradana pooja, abhishekam
12:15 PM - Bhajans
12:50 PM - Alaya pradakshinam (Seeveli with Thalapoli)
01:15 PM - Archana prasadam & Annadhanam
05.30 PM - Alaya pradakshinam (Seeveli with Thalapoli)
06.00 PM - Vilakku pooja  
06.30 PM - Padipattu, namaskaram bhajans
08:00 PM - Deeparadhana
08:35 PM - Harivarasanam & Annadhanam

Monday, December 25  Ayyappa Mandala Pooja (Mandalam last day) 
05:30 PM - Bhajans
06:00 PM - Abhishekam 
07:00 PM - Ayyappa Sahasranama Archana (Vilakku Pooja) 
07:30 PM - Ayyappa Ashtothara Archana 
07:45 PM - Padi Pattu, Namaskaram and Seeveli  
08:00 PM - Deeparadhana
08:35 PM - Harivarasanam & Annadhanam

Saturday, December 30
Irumudi kettu travel to  SSVT temple
6:00 AM - Irumudi
8:00 AM - Leave for Shiva Vishnu Temple 
6:00 PM - Return to DE Temple, Bhajans, Ashtothara Archana

Wednesday, January 1 Aardhra (Dhanumasa Thiruvathira)

Saturday, January 06 (Maha Padi Pooja) U. Phalguni
5:30 PM - Bhajans
6:00 PM - Ayyappa Abhishekam
6:30 PM - Maha Padi Pooja, Alaya pradakshinam (Seeveli  - Take Ayyappa Idol around the temple)
7:30 PM - Ayyappa Ashtothara Archana, Deeparadhana & Namaskaram
8:35 PM - Harivarasanam & Annadhanam

Saturday, January 13 (Makara Sankranthi)
10:00 AM - Ganesha &  Ayyappa Homam
06:00 PM - Abhishekam 
06:30 PM - Thiruvabharanam & Bhajans
07:00 PM - Ayyappa Sahasranama Archana (Vilakku Pooja) 
07:30 PM - Ayyappa Ashtothara Archana 
07:45 PM - Padi Pattu, Namaskaram and Seeveli  
08:00 PM - Deeparadhana
08:35 PM - Harivarasanam & Annadhanam 

POOJA SPONSORSHIP
Annadhanam - $101
Udayaastamana Pooja (Saturday, December 23) - $101
Maha Padi Pooja - $101
All Pooja Entire Mahotsavam (11/15/2017- 01/13/2018) - $201
Irumudi kettu, travel to SSVT temple Saturday, December 30
MALA, DEEKSHA VASTRAM, IRUMUDI BAGS AVAILBLE IN TEMPLE. (Irumudi Package $51, SSVT charges $25)
For further information please call temple and talk with priest Karthik Ganesan.

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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