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Saturday, Sunday & Holidays : 08:00 am to 08:30 pm
Weekly News
*** NAVARATRI MAHOTSAVAM in PROGRESS   ***
*** NAVA CHANDI HOMAM BEGINS ON THURSDAY, 9/28 ***
*** AKSHRABHYASAM ON WEDNESDAY, 9/27, 7PM (Saptami, MOOLA) ***
*** VIJAYA DASAMI ON SATURDAY, 9/30 ***
*** TWO  AKSHRABHYASAM SESSIONS , 2PM AND 4PM ON SATURDAY, 9/30 ***
*** KUMARI POOJA ON SATURDAY, 9/30, 2PM ***
*** MAHA PURNAHUTI ON SATURDAY, 9/30, 7PM ***
*** SIVA , PARVATI KALYANAM - SUNDAY, 10/1  4PM ***
* SHIRDI SAI CHARITHRA PARAYANAM BEGINS THURSDAY, 9/28 *
*** Limited Selection of  Awesome Navaratri Sarees - Get yours NOW for offering ***

We invite you to join with your Friends and Family in our 2017 NAVARATRI, NAVA CHANDI MAHOTSAVAM and make it a Huge Success.  See complete program below:

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Aksharabhyasam Sessions:
For your convenience we have scheduled the following 3 sessions. Choose the one that is convenient to you.  All are equally auspcious.   We will provide pooja smagri, notebooks and crayons.  Please bring fruits and flowers. 

Wednesday, September 27, 7pm: (Saptami, MOOLA Nakshtram - Saraswati's nakshtram)

Saturday, September 30: (Vijaya Dasami)
2:00pm:  Akshrabhyasam ceremony  Session #1

2:30pm: Kumari pooja

4:00pm:  Akshrabhyasam ceremony  Session #2

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2017 NAVARATRI, NAVA CHANDI MAHOTSAVAM:

NAVA CHANDI HOMAM SCHEDULE
THURSDAY,  SEPTEMBER 28  (MAHA ASHTAMI, PURVASHADHA)  
9:00am:  KALASA STAPANA, GANAPATI HOMAM
5:00pm: NAVA CHANDI HOMAM – PHASE 1, 8:30pm: PURNAHUTI

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FRIDAY,  SEPTEMBER 29
 (MAHA NAVAMI, UTTARASHADHA)  
5:00pm: NAVA CHANDI HOMAM – PHASE 2, 8:30pm: PURNAHUTI

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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, (Vijaya Dasami, Uttarashadha) 
4:00pm  NAVA CHANDI HOMAM – PHASE 3
7:30pm:  MAHA PURNAHUTI

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Daily: 9:00am Devi Homam,  10:30am Chandi path , 5:00pm: Sri Chakra pooja and Suvasini pooja 

Monday,  September  25 (Day  6, Shasthi) 
7:00pm:  Kumkum archana to Sri.  Saraswati  (Day 3),  Hamsavahini alankaram
7:45pm: Kirtans, 8:00pm arti   Vidwan: Shanti Umashankar
8:30pm: Ras Garba in Wedding Hall 

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Tuesday, September 26 (Day 7,  Shasthi/Saptami) 
7:00pm:  Kumkum archana to Sri. Durga (Day 1), Kanaka Durga alankaram  alankaram
7:45pm: Kirtans, 8:00pm arti   Vidwan: Shashikala Tanjore
8:30pm: Ras Garba in Wedding Hall

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Wednesday,  September 27   (Day 8,  Saptami – MOOLA)  
7:00pm:  AKSHARABHYASAM  CEREMONY 
7:00pm: Kumkum archana to Sri. Durga  (Day2) Kali alankaram
7:45pm: Kirtans, 8:00pm: arti , Vidwan : Mahalaxmi Narayanan
8:30pm: Ras Garba in Wedding Hall

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Thursday,  September 28  (Day 9,  Maha Ashtami)   
7:00pm: Kumkum archana to Sri. Durga  (Day3)   alankaram
7:45pm: Kirtans, 8:00pm: arti , Vidwan : Students of Mahalaxmi Narayanan
8:30pm: Ras Garba in Wedding Hall 

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Friday,  September 29  (Day 10,  Maha Navami)    
7:00pm: Kumkum archana to Sri. Durga  (Day4)   alankaram
7:45pm: Kirtans, 8:00pm: arti , Vidwan : Sripreetika Guruprasad and Saanvi Venkatesan
Dance: Meera Ratnagiri, student of Saisanthosh Radhakrishnan

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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, ( VIJAYA DASAMI ) 
2:00pm:  Akshrabhyasam ceremony  Session #1
2:00pm: Kumari pooja 
4:00pm:  Akshrabhyasam ceremony  Session #2
4:00pm: NAVA CHANDI HOMAM – PHASE 3, 
7:00pm: MAHA PURNAHUTI
6:45pm: Kumkum archana to Sri.  Durga  Saraswati and Lakshmi 
Raja Rajeswari   alankaram
7:45pm: Kirtans, 8:00pm: arti Vidwan: Amrutha Gopinath

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Sunday, October 5 (Navaratri  Mahotsavam concluding day),  
9:00am:  Maha Lakshmi, Saraswati, Durga abhishekam 
4:00pm:  Uma Maheswara Kalyanam  

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Sponsor entire Mahotsavam including NAVA CHANDI HOMAM $251,  
NAVA Chandi homam $101. 

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DELAWARE'S FIRST SHIRDI SAI, DATTA SANNIDHI: 
SAI SATCHARITRA PARAYANAM
Thursday, September 28, 7PM to 8.30PM followed by Sheja Aarthi and Annadanam
Friday, September 29, 7PM to 8.30PM followed by Sheja Aarthi
Saturday, September 30, 10AM to 12NOON followed by Madhyan Aarthi
Sunday, October 1, 10AM to 4PM  with break for Madhyan Aarthi at 12 NOON.

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Garba:   MONDAY, 9/25, TUESDAY, 9/26,  WEDNESDAY, 9/27,  THURSDAY, 9/28 

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Saturday, October 7, 2:00pm: Telugu families present Dasara Cultural (Children’s)  program  

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Thursday, October 5,  7:00pm:  Kojagari Poornima Lakshmi pooja 

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Sunday, October  8,  4:00pm: Karvachowth pooja 

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Bengali Community celebrates  Durga Ma poojas   September 29, 30, Oct 1
MAHALAY by BADV ,   Saturday, September 23,  5:00am: Chandi Path in the traditional and nostalgic rendering of Mahishasura Mardini by the immortal voice of Birendra Krishna Bhadra. 
Kali Puja – Saturday, 10/14 at 6 PM (Wedding hall)

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2017 GARBA MAHOTSAVAM

Our 2017 Garba Mahotsavam begins on Wednesday, 9/20. Sponsor generously. 
Contact Ila Roy at   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
09/21/17 Thursday,Padvo:
Sangeeta Patel, Nyainika Patel, Nital Patel, Trushna Patel

09/24/17 Sunday,Chouth
Priti Patel, Snehal Patel, Sonia Patel, Binaben, Kismat Oza, Dipika ben, Kalpana Joshi, Bhoomi Patel, Jalpaben, Yogiben, Chintal Patel, Shefali Patel, Raju Dave

09/25/17 Monday, Pancham
Darshana Purohit, Shobhana Upadhaya, Geeta Shukla, Urmilaben Patel, Ila Roy, Devyani Patel, Jagruti Patel, Bhanuben Patel, Snehaben Patel, Jaya Patel

09/26/17 Tuesday, Shasthi
Chirag and Riddhi Shah, Jatan and Manpreet Upadhyay, Mona and Sarbjit Singh, Jalpa and Jay Bhavsar, Kismat Oza, Tina and Rinken Patel, Twinkle & Asit Chadha

09/27/17 Wednesday, Saptami
Ami Patel and group

09/28/17 Thursday, Atham
Padma Patel, Trupti Patel, Avani Shah, Kokila Patel, Ranjan Patel, Anju Patel, Kosha Desai, Kanchan Kotak, Ketal Patel, Devyani Patel, Vidhata Patel, Phalguni Mody, Shilpa Patel, Anjuben Patel, Asha Vaidya, Ila Tailor, Bakula Patel, Kashmira Patel, 
Pushpa Patel, Kalpana Patel, Dipti Patel, Dipika Patel, Jyothsna Patel, Sailu Patel, Lila Patel, Jaya Patel,Manisha Mody, Kokila Mody, Krisha Patel, Happy Patel, Mina Patel

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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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