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Sri Lakshmi Temple

Sri Lakshmi Temple Events

Navarathri Sept 27- Oct 6, 2011


September 27 – October 6: Navarathri Festival at Lakshmi Temple
You are invited to view the special display of Dolls (Golu) from India at the temple, take part in the special poojas and listen to the classical music, bhajans and devotional songs every evening by local artists.

Navarathri is here. And it is celeberation time at NEHTI with special pooja,homas and variety of singing. And very important is the display of Dolls (Golu) in the Temple Premises. Every evening classical music, bhajans and devotional songs have been arranged keeping with the tradition of Navarathri.

The festival of Navarathri is a 9 Night festival, last for 9 days with three days each devoted to worship Mad Durga, the Goddess of Valor, Ma Lakshmi, the Goddess of Wealth and Maa Saraswathi, the Goddess of Knowledge. During the nine days of Navarathri, feasting and fasting take precedence over all normal daily activities among Hindus. Evening give rise to the religious dances and music in order to worship and celebrate Navarathri.

Following is the schedule for the Cultural Programs during the festival.  Please join us for the cultural feast.

Date                  Day              Dance (6-7:30PM)                                           Music (7:30PM-9PM)   
28thSept 2011    Wednesday   Pravachan on Navarathri and Jagan Mata          Students of Bhavadharini
                                            Dr. Akkiraju Sundara Rama Krishna
29thSept 2011    Thursday      Smitha Srinivasan                                            Students of Padma Valli
30thSept 2011    Friday          Students of Sunanda Narayanan                        Students of Sandhya Sridhar
1st Oct 2011       Saturday      Students of Sowmya Ramanathan                     Students of Tara Bangalore
2nd Oct 2011      Sunday        Students of Jayanthi Ghatraju                            Students of Bhuvana Ganesh
3rd Oct 2011      Monday        Shrunothra San                                                Students of Geetha Murali

4th Oct 2011      Tuesday       Students of Swapna Ray – Hindustani vocal music program

5th Oct 2011      Wednesday   Students of Prafulla Veluri                                 Prayuth, Param Karandikar


6th Oct 2011      Thursday      Sridevi Tirumalai and students                           Durga Krishnan and Students


The religious Programs for the rest of Navarathri are


Daily Sept 27th, 2011 through Oct 6th, 2011

For Sivakami: 6:00PM to 8:30PM
– Sri Devi MAhatmiya Parayanam
– Lalitha Sodasa Upachara Puja
– Lalitha SahasranAmavali Archana, Aarati

For Mahalakshmi: 7:00PM to 8:00PM
– Sri Mahalakshmi Narayana Hridaya Parayanam
– Lakshmi Venkateshwara Utsavam
– Vishesha Aradhanam

Date    Day           Program

9/30    Friday        Kalasa Sthapanam, Poorvanga puja, Chandi Parayanam,
                           Sthaba Prathishta Bhairava, Yogini Puja                                                 7PM – 10PM

10/01   Saturday   Poorvanga Puja, Agni Prathishta Chandi Homam, Kanya,
                           Brahmachari, Mathru Puja, Sowbhagya Dravya Homam,
                           Vasuvadhara, Poornahuthi, Aarathi, Prasadam
                                        7:30AM – 3PM

10/6     Thursday  Samrajya Pattabhishekam, Lalitha Thirasathi Archana,

    Devi Uthsavam, Aarathi 

                                                                        6PM – 7PM  


                           Vijaya Dasami, Vidyarambham


                           Aksharabyasam – MULTIPLE SESSIONS

                          First session                                                                                   6:30 PM 

                  Second session                                                                               7:30 PM 

                   Horse Vahana Uthsavam, Sravanam,
                   Sri Venkateswara Uthsavam                                                                   8PM – 9PM     



More events
There will be Sanskrit classes conducted in the temple from Oct 6, 2011 to June end.

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