- KARTHIKA MASAM: OCT 28 to NOV 26, 2019
To participate in Karthika Masam Pujas – KARTHIKA
Daily Abhishekam to Sahasra Lingeswara Swamy (Lord Shiva)weekdays at 9:30 am; weekends at 8:30 am during Karthika Masa.
Special Abhishekam to Sahasra Lingeswara Swamy (Lord Shiva)on 4 Mondays and 2 Pradoshams and Mondays at 7 pm during Karthika Masa.
- TULASI KALYANAM @ 7:30 PM on Nov 8
Ksheerabdi Dwadashi – TULASI KALYANAM – 7:30 PM
Nov 8, 2019
Tulasi Kalyanam will be performed at the temple, starting at 7:30 pm on Monday evening.
All are welcome to witness these auspicious events during Karthika Masa, and take Blessings.
To sponsor the Kalyanam, see TULASI
- MAHARUDRAM, SAT NOV 16 – SUN NOV 17
SAT NOV 16 – SUN NOV 17
The temple plans to conduct Mahrudram during the auspicious month of Karthika . The Sri Rudram will be chanted a total of 1331 times followed by Dasamsa Rudra Homam. It is considered one of the highest form of community worship, performed for the welfare of mankind, washing away all sins and afflictions, to bring about peace and prosperity.
To have your name included in the sankalpam, please use the link MAHARUDRAM
Sri Rudram is a hymn that occurs in the Krishna Yajur veda and consists of Namakam and Chamakam. It is offered to the Supreme, visualized as Rudra (Fierce form) or Shiva (the Auspicious form), whose energy is said to permeate every speck of space, every unit of time, every particle of creation.
The Namakam elucidates that it is the Lord who pervades the cosmos, as sunshine and fire, as air and water, the Earth and her inhabitants – the green foliage, mountains, caves, rivers, fertile lands, thorny forests. It is again the Lord who dwells in the vice and the virtuous, cause of good health and knowledge, death and thereby liberation. He is said to be the primordial cause and its subsequent effect.
The chamakam enlists all that one can possibly seek from the Divine. The list of 347 entreaties defines the highest degree of desires to be asked and to be granted. A complete understanding will tell us that there is nothing more to pray for than what is asked in the Chamakam. Again the application is on behalf of humanity and never for the individual seeker.
- Sri Ayyappa Swami Mandala Deeksha Starts: Special Abhishekam to Lord Ayyappa
- Laksha Bilva Archana: November 17, 2019
- SHIVA PARVATI KALYANAM
SUN, Nov 17 – 7:00 PM
SHIVA PARVATI KALYANAM
SUNDAY at 10 AM, Shiva Parvati kalyanam, wedding of the divine couple, will be performed for the benefit of the commnity at large. Devotees registering to play the parents of the divine couple get to take part in the kalyanam events.
To have your name included in the sankalpam, visit KALYANAM.
- SAHASRA JYOTHIRLINGA ARCHANA – NOV 21, 7:30 pm
THURSDAY, NOV 21, 2019
SAHASRA JYOTHIRLINGA ARCHANA
At the S. V. Temple, archana will be performed to Shiva Linga formed by lighting 1008 diyas. All are welcome to light diyas that form the Shiva Linga.
Lighting Diyas is a tradition attributed to Lord Shiva, as he appeared as a tall beam of fire, where Lord Brahma nor Lord Vishnu could find the beginning or the end. It is this Light that burns all our karma from our past birth and gives Salvation to the soul. Seeing this light will release one and all, be it worms, birds, insects, vagabonds, humans or any living being in water or land, from the circle of life. With this thought in mind, in complete surrender to The Supreme, if we light at least one diya in this auspicious month of Karthik Masas, one is sure to get His blessings.
Please join us this Thursday at 7:10 pm in worshipping Lord Shiva in the Jyothrlinga form. All are welcome to light a diya.
- PRADOSHAM, Rudra Abhishekam, KARTHIKA MASAM – 6:30 pm
Pradosham is a very auspicious time when the divine couple, Lord Shiva and Parvati, are said to be in a very propitious and favorable mood, bestowing many blessings and granting wishes of those devotees who with sincere prayer and fasting humbly ask God for both material and spiritual benefits.
To sponsor Rudra abhishekam on this auspicious day, CLICK HERE.
To Register for Annual Abhishekam Visit ANNUAL PRADOSHAM
- VISHNU DEEPOTSAVAM & DEEPALANKARAM – 7:15 PM SATURDAY, NOV 23, 2019
VISHNU DEEPOTSAVAM & DEEPALANKARAM – 7:15 PM
SATURDAY, NOV 23, 2019
Sahara Deepa Alankaram and Unjal Seva for
On Saturday, Vishnu Deepotsavam will be celebrated with Sahasra Deepa Ankara and Unjal Seva to Lord Venkateshwara. Devotees will be able to light lamps around the Lord, who will be seated on the Unjal (swing) along with Sri Devi and Bhoo Devi.
It is tradition in Tirumala to perform the Sahasra Deepa Ankara Seva to the Lord while he is seated on the Unjal. Annamacharya kritis and Vedic hymns are sung during the seva and occasionally dance performances are also held.
At the Venkateshwara Temple, similar seva will be offered amidst vedic chanting by our Vedic priests. Lamps will be lit using sesame oil. All are welcome to light a light.
Devotees are welcome to help with the preparation of the seva in preparing the lamps and lighting them. To help with the lamps please come early. Donations of sesame oil and wicks are welcome.
All are welcome to participate (free event).
- SAMUHIKA RUDRABHISHEKAM KARTHIKA EKADASI SUNDAY, NOV 24 – 10:30 AM
SUNDAY, NOV 24 – 10:30 AM
On Sunday at 10:30 am, Saamuhika Rudrabishekam will be performed. Devotees who would like to perform rudrabishekam can do so, guided by the priest as they chant Rudram and Chamakam
To register to participate in the Saamuhika Rudrabishekam visit
Each family registering will be given a clay Shiva Linga to perform the puja at the temple. Devotees may bring milk, fruits, flowers, paan leaves and nuts and coins for the puja. All other puja saamagri will be provided by the temple.
Lord Shiva is worshipped in the Linga Swaroopa in most temples. It signifies the unending, undefinable source of life, the infinite Paramatman. The Linga has to be cooled with abishekam. Shiva is referred to as ‘Abisheka Priyan’, One who likes abishekam. To cool and please Him we do abishekam. Chanting Sri Rudram while perfoming the abishekam is apractice that is prevalent in all Shiva temples and households.
Sri Rudram or Rudra prasnam is a part of the KrishnaYajur Veda. It is divided into two parts, the Rudra Namakam and Chamakam.
It is said that Sri Rudra is a great purifier which when repeatedly chanted with devotion can destroy the worst of the sins. One can attain all material benefits for enjoyment of life on earth and Mukthi, which is freedom from the ills of the world. But to get the complete benefit of the chanting, it has to be chanted with utmost faith and complete surrender.
If one Rudra [that is, eleven times the eleven stanzas of Namakam chanted along with one stanza of Chamakam every time by a single person] is chanted, it can free one from all childhood diseases.
Various benefits are outlined for the repeated chanting of Sri Rudram.
There are eleven Anuvakas in Rudra Namakam. In the first one Rudra is asked to turn away His Ghora Roopa and keep away all weapons. Having been pacified, He is asked to destroy the sins of those for whom it is being chanted. In each of the following Anuvakas, He is seen in different forms. After thus worshipping Shiva, and identifying Him in almost everything, the Chamakam is chanted. In the Chamakam we ask for everything material, ideal to attain happiness as a human. It seeks to show the way to Realisation through fulfillment of material life., ultimately leading to Divine fulfillment.
- MAHALINGARCHANA: SUNDAY, NOV 24 @ 6 PM
SUN, NOV 24 – 6:00 PM
Maha Linga Archana will be perfomed on Saturday evening. Mahalinga Archana is an unique puja, where around 363 Lingas are made from natural clay and arranged to represent Kailasa prastana, where each Linga represents the power of the deities present in Kailasa, The Kingdom of Shiva.
All sponsors of Mahalinga Archana, can perform abishekam and archana to Lord Shiva.
- 108 HANUMAN CHALISA PARAYANA SATURDAY, NOV 30, 1:00 to 7:00 PM, followed by H. Abhishekam & Archana
Hanuman is the prime devotee of Lord Rama. He is the embodiment of courage, strength and devotion. The Hanuman Chalisa is a collection of 40 verses by Saint Tulsidas, in which he talks about Hanuman’s devotion to Lord Rama, his courage, strength, appearance, His role in the Ramayana, and the need for His blessings to devotees. Chanting the Chalisa gives a lot of internal strength to the devotees and when chanting it 108 times in single day, the devotee has his wishes fulfilled. The Chalisa is written in such simple style, that even people who are new to this text find it easy to read or follow. Saturday at the temple please join in at least for a little while to read or chant this beautiful hymn along with other devotees, 1:00-7:00 pm. Abhishekam and Archana at 7:00 pm to Lord Hanumanji.Devotees may bring fruits, flowers, prasad to offer for Lord Hanumanji.