- PRADOSHAM, Rudra Abhishekam, Jan 18 – 7:00 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.
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- Shani Trayodasi – Special Shani Homam at 10 a.m. – Jan 19
SATURDAY, JAN 19
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
SHANI TRAYODASHI HAVAN
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.
- Hanuman Abhishekam, 7:00 pm, Jan 19, Saturday
The worship of Sri Hanuman has blessed devotees all over the world with countless miracles. Hanuman bestows on those who worship the Lord with sincerity the blessings of happiness; increases of wealth, strength, courage, and devotion; and the removal of all sufferings and hardships
7:00 pm – Lord Hanuman Abhishekam
7:45 p.m. – Darshan & Archana to Lord Hanuman
All are welcome. Devotees may bring milk, fruits, flowers, or wada mala for Priest to offer to Hanumanji.
- 108 HANUMAN CHALISA PARAYANA SATURDAY, JAN 19, 1:00 – 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.
- Navavarana Sri Chakra Archana – Jan 20, at 7:30 am
Navavarana Sri Chakra Archana- 7:30 am-11:00 am,
This puja is performed on Poornima to Sri Chakra Meru at feet of Durga Ma, for blessings from Divine Mother.
Sri Venkateswara Temple – Durga shrine.
- SAMUHIKA SATHYANARAYANA PUJA – JAN 20 at 10:30 am
SUNDAY, JAN 20
SAMUHIKA SATHYANARAYANA PUJA
Sathyanarayana Swamy is the most benevolent form of Vishnu. He grants His devotees all the material and spiritual blessings they ask of Him. Sathya Narayana Puja can be performed by all members of the family, including the children. Usually, the puja is performed before the start of any special endeavor to get the divine blessings. Performing this puja grants peace, happiness, prosperity, and abundance in one’s life.
To register to perform the puja at the temple on this auspicious day visit
Devotees registering for the puja need to bring, fruits, flowers, coconuts, coins, paan leaves, betel nuts, and prasad to offer.
- Temple closes for Total Lunar Eclipse – Jan 20th, 1:30 pm till Jan 21, 11:30 am
Total Lunar Eclipse – Jan 20, 8:23 pm to Jan 21, 1:48 am
|Sun, Jan 20||1:30 pm||Temple closes for Total Lunar Eclipse|
|Mon, Jan 21||11:30 am||Temple opens after eclipse|
- SAHASRA DEEPALANKARA SEVA AND UNJALA SEVA – 6:30 PM, JAN 26
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.