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  • Dhanur masam Special pujas/chantings – Daily 5 am – 7.30 am, Dec 16

    5:00 AM-7:30 AM
    12/16/2017-01/13/2018

    As Sun transits through Dhanur Rashi (Sagarittus) it is called as Dhanur Maasa. Usually this maasa will be observed during Dec16, 17th to January 14, 15th. During this month, the sun transits the Dhanur Rasi until it enters the Makara Rashi during the end of this month on the Makara Sankranthi day.

    Dhanur masam Special pujas/chantings – Daily 5 am – 7.30 am, 16th December 2017, and ends 13th January 2018

    To have your name included in the sankalpam for any or all of the special pujas during this auspicious month register at DHANUR MASAM.

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  • Nagendra Swamy Monthly Special Abhishekam 7 p.m. – Dec 21

    7:00 PM-8:00 PM
    12/21/2017

    Nagendra Swamy Monthly Special Abhishekam 7 pm – Dec 21

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  • SAHASRA DEEPALANKARA SEVA AND UNJALA SEVA – 6:30 PM

    6:30 PM-8:00 PM
    12/23/2017

    Everyone, especially children, should have a chance to see the Sahasra Deepam Alankaram of Lord Venkateswara at least once in their lives. When the lights are turned low, and the dipas glisten, it is both beautiful and mystical.

    Lord Venkateshwara, SreeDevi and Bhoo Devi will be seated on the Unjal (Swing) as priests chant vedic hymns and devotees light a thousand diyas around them. All are welcome to participate in preparing the deepams and lighting them.

    Every religion uses deepas (lights) in their services.  Light symbolizes God. Devotees including children will light the lights, setting them on an auspicious path and burning away their sins.

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  • Skanda Shashti Murugan Abhishekam – Dec 23, 7:00 pm

    7:00 PM-9:00 PM
    12/23/2017

    Shasti Murugan Abhishekam at Temple.

    Get the blessing of the Lord Murugan, followed by Archana.

    Devotees may bring milk, fruits, flowers to offer for puja.

    SPONSOR HERE

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  • Special Ayyappa Mandala Puja on Sunday, Dec. 24th 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

    4:00 PM-6:00 PM
    12/24/2017

    SWAMIYAE SARANAM AYYPAPPA
     
    Ayyappa Mandala Pooja and Annadhanam
    at
    Sri Venkateshwara Temple of Austin
    Sunday, December 24
     from 

    4:00 PM to 8:00 PM

    On behalf of Sri Venkateshwara Temple and Austin Ayyappas, we cordially invite you, your family and friends to attend out Third Ayyappa Mandala Pooja and Annadhanam on dec 24th from 4:00 pm to  8:00 pm, and get Dharma Sastha blessings.

    If you are willing to sign up for Annadhanam and bring prasad, please do so at the link provided below.

    Swamiyae Saranam Ayyappa

    Austin Ayyappas

    Contact Info : Bala Arumugam – 512- 924-1216

    It will be in Main Temple hall instead of Navagraha building.

    To Register for Puja – Ayyappa

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  • Vaikuntha Ekadasi – All Day Program 5 a.m. – 9 p.m. – Dec 29

    5:00 AM-9:00 PM
    12/29/2017

    Vaikunta Ekadasi will be celebrated at the Sri Venkateshwara Temple on Friday, December 29th. The Shukla Paksha Ekadasi, (eleventh day after the new moon) in the month of Marghazhi (Dec 16- Jan 13) is observed as VaikuntaEkadasi. It is also referred to as Moksha Ekadasi or Mukkoti Ekadasi.
    It is believed that the doors of Vaikuntam, Shri Narayana’s abode, is open on this day during the early hours of the morning referred to as Brahma Muhurtam. One who walks in through the Vaikunta Dwaram (the doors of Vaikunta), will be blessed with Moksha, liberty from the cycle of birth and death. Temples open the Northern entrance as ‘Vaikunta Dwaram’, on this special day to its devotees. General practice is that this entrance will be open only on Vaikunta Ekadasi. At the Sri Venkateshwara Temple, devotees can walk through the Vaikunta Dwaram and have darshan of Lord Narayana on this auspicious day.
    Once, when Lord Vishnu was resting, a demon by name Muran, took advantage and harassed all the living beings. To save them, the Lord’s power in the form of a woman by name ‘Ekadasi‘ destroyed the demon. Lord Vishnu’s boon to Ekadasi was that whoever fasts on that day will be liberated from the circle of life and death.Hence, this is one of the most important days in the Hindu calendar, to worship Sri Narayana.
    Observing fast on this day is equivalent to fasting on all Ekadasis during the year. On this day, it is essential to do two things – one, to observe complete fast, and the second is to spend the day in singing the praises of the Lord. By complete fast, it is meant that one should observe fast without drinking water even, if possible. The important part of the observance is to sing His praises whole-heartedly, thereby feeling close to the Supreme.
    Na gaayatryaa: param mantram
    Na maatu : para deivatam
    Na kaasyaa: paramam teertham
    Na ekaadasyaa: samam vratam
    ~ There is no mantra above Gayatri, there is no God above one’s mother; there is no sacred river superior to the Ganges in Kaasi; there is no Vratam equivalent to Ekaadasi!
    Please join us on this auspicious day and offer your prayers to protector of all, Sriman Narayana!
    Om Namo Bagavathey Vasudevaya!
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  • Shani Trayodasi – Special Shani Homam and Abhishekam at 10 a.m. – Dec 30

    10:00 AM-1:00 PM
    12/30/2017

    SATURDAY, DECEMBER 30
    10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    SHANI TRAYODASHI HAVAN
    Sani Trayodashi is considered a very auspicious day to worship Sani to get relief from troubles.  Register for this Saturday’s Sani Havan by visiting SANI HAVAN. Sani Havan will lessen the effects of Sani’s affliction, and bring relief.  You may also sponsor Sani Havan for a loved one who is suffering from Sani Sade Sathi.  On request, special puja prasad will be mailed to those not present.
    OTHER REMEDIES FOR SANI:  Giving to food to charities or the poor, elderly, or labor class is a remedy to appease Sani, especially this Saturday.   Light sesame oil lamps at home this Saturday. Give food to the poor on this day (you can drop off peanut butter or jelly/jam at the temple kitchen for feeding the poor). Give a black or dark blue dress to a young girl. These acts will propitiate Sani.
  • Pradosham – Rudra Abhishekam at 7 p.m. – Dec 30

    7:00 PM-9:00 PM
    12/30/2017

    SATURDAY, DECEMBER 30
     PRADOSHAM
    7:00 PM 
    Rudraabhishekam to Sahasralinga Swamy
    To register for the abhishekam with name and star visit
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  • New Year Eve – Special Bhajans 9 pm – Mid Night, and followed by Special New Year Aarati to Lord Baba

    9:00 PM-12:00 PM
    12/31/2017-01/01/2018

    New Year Eve – Special Bhajans 9 pm – Mid Night, and followed by Special New Year Aarati to Lord Baba

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