COVID19 – TEMPLE is OPEN

Dear Devotees,

Due to the current Covid-19 (Novel Coronavirus) pandemic, we are concerned with its impact on our community. 

After understanding the recommendations of various government and health authorities we have determined that the the temple will remain open as it servers the community and strengthens those who need to pray. The Aarti’s will continue as per their usual schedule. Although the temple will be open, we request that you do not bring any cooked food for Prasad, fruits are welcome.

We will continue to monitor the situation and will update you as there are any impactful changes with the virus.

The Alberta Government has placed a restriction on events and gatherings with more than 15 individuals. Due to the current situation, we generally have less than 15 devotees attending aarti or other prayers at a given time, as such, we feel that closing the temple is not necessary.

As a form of precaution, we recommend that you maintain social distance from others, and use good judgement. If you or a member of your family is sick, we respectfully request you to stay at home. The same goes , if you or your family members returned from any international travel in the past 3 weeks.

Here is some information and recommendations that we have gathered:

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  • Please stay home if you are sick and follow Alberta Health Services advice. Call HealthLink at 811
  • Wash hands frequently and thoroughly to reduce risk.
  • Please also refer to the following sites for more information:

With Baba’s grace everyone will be safe and healthy. 

March Events

March 8th – Choti Holi and Holika Dahan

March 9th Holi poornima

  • 6pm Satyanarayan katha
  • 7pm Dhoop aarti
  • 7:30pm to 8:30pm Holi fun with colors
  • 8:30pm Shej aarti

March 28 Sita Rama Kalyanam

February 8- Magha purnima

February 8th – Magha Poornima – Introductory prayer to start our Mahayagnya (April 23-26) Sankalpa – all volunteer families are requested to attend the prayers

Saturday February 8, 2020
5:00pm
7:00pm
7:30pm  
Ganesh Puja, Havan       
 Dhoop Aarti
SatyaNarayan Vrat followed by Shej Aarti

This year’s Yagnyam program arrangements will be initiated by our offerings/pooja to Lord GANESHA on February 8th Saturday Magha Purnima. We request devotees who are interested in taking the sankalpam and those who have participated in our last major events Sri Maha Rudra Yagam and Sri Lalitha Sahasranama koti kumkumarchana yagnyam to come to the temple on February 8th by 5pm for Ganesh pooja/ Ganapathi Mudupu and Havan followed by Aarthi and Satyanarayana Vratham and Prasad distribution.

The estimated cost for this program is $25000, please ask your friends and families to donate towards this event generously.

February 21 – Maha Siva Ratri – Temple will be open till 2am.

Ratri First Prahar Puja Time – 06:03 PM to 09:26 PM
Ratri Second Prahar Puja Time – 09:26 PM to 12:49 AM, Feb 22
Ratri Third Prahar Puja Time – 12:49 AM to 04:13 AM, Feb 22
Ratri Fourth Prahar Puja Time – 04:13 AM to 07:36 AM, Feb 22

Happy Sankranti

The temple will be open today evening from 6:30 to 9pm.

Due to the severe weather the temple will remain closed in the morning today. (Jan 14)

December 31 and January 1 2020

December 31 2019

  • 11:00pm Last Abhishekam for Baba in 2019
    • Abhishekam for the main idol
  • 12:00 Midnight Aarti – Temple open till 12:30am.

January 1 2020

  • 10:30am Abhishekam    
    • Abhishekam for the main idol
  • 12:00 – Madhyana Aarti
  • 7:00pm Dhoop Aarti
  • 8:30pm Shej Aarti

January 6

  • Vaikunt Ekadasi
    • 10:00am – Suprabhatam seva
    • Aarti and Vaikunta dwara darshanam
    • LaxmiNarayana Abhisehkam
    • Aarti
  • 11:00am – Sudarshana Homam
  • 12:00noon – Madhyana Aarti
  • 7:00pm – Dhoop aarti
  • 7:30pm – Vishnunama deepaaradhana
  • 9:00pm – Shej Aarti

January 10

  • 7:30pm Poornima – Satyanarayana vratam

January 14  – Makar Sankranti

  • 7:30pm Ayyappa Swami Padi Pooja.

January 31 – Ratha Saptami

  • 11am – Surya Namaskaram and Aditya Hrudayam parayana
  • 12:00noon Madhyana Aarti

December 10 & 11 – Datta Poornima Celebrations

December 10th
10:00 am Ganesh pooja
10:30 am Mandapa pooja
11:30 am Ganesh homam
12:00 noon – Madhyana Aarti
7:00pm – Dhoop Aarti
7.30pm Anagha Vartham
8:30pm Shej Aarti

December 11th
10:00am Ganesh pooja
10:30am Guru Dattatreya homam
12:00noon Aarti
12:30pm – Guru Dakshina Biksha
5:30pm Satyanarayan Vrat katha
7:00pm Dhoop Aarti
7:30pm Guru Datta-Anagha kalayanam, followed by
Sri DattatreyaPalakseva followed by Shej Aarti

Sri Dattatreya Pallaki Seva : Every day at Ganagapur, Pallaki Seva (Palanquin of the Lord Datta) of the Lord Datta takes place around 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm, The Palanquin Circumambulates the Temple along with Chanting, Singing, and Bhajans, hymns in praise of the Lord Datta and the Devotees performing this seva have an opportunity of sitting in front of the Deity of Shri Datta (Utsav Murti which will be kept in Pallaki) exquisitely decorated with Flowers. Devotees performing the seva take a position of Saashtanga pranama. Pallaki will move on top of them. Devotees feel that all doshas and graha peeda will be cured and ill health will be cured by doing this seva. After the 3 rounds (With Bhajans) around the Sanctum the Utsav Murti is placed inside. Devotees can offer Bhiksha in the form of monetary donations during seva. We will perform this in AnaghaDatta temple. Join us in this once a year tradition.

Nov 11 – Kartika Poornima

10:00 am – Ganesha Puja
10:30 am – Karthika Poornima Devi Puja  
12:00 noon – Madhyana Aarti
1:00pm – Rudra hava
5:30pm Satyanarayana Vrat Puja
7:0pm Dhoop aarti
7:30pm – Sahasra Deepalankaran – Lighting of a 1000 lamps
8:30pm – Shej Aarti

On Kartika Poornima, traditionally, devotees light a Diya with 365 wicks. The temple will provide you with the diya with 365 wick, small donation of $21 is requested. This requires a time slot booking and is based on availability. Limited slots and a limited number of diya’s available. Time slots available from 10am to 7pm only, each time slot is 30 mins  (4 slots per hour, 2 people max per each 30 minute slot), eg. 10am to 10:30am / 10:30am to 11:00am Please book your time and stick to your scheduled time. Late arrivals may not be accommodated due to time constraints.  

Signup using the online tool   https://signup.com/go/QNscgLd  if you have problems signing up online, please call the temple and talk to the priest.

Diwali

Join us in celebrating Diwali at the temple on 27th of October.

10:30am Baba Abhishk

11:00am Havan

5:30pm – Lakshmi Puja

7:00pm Dhoop Aarti

7:30pm Diwali celebration with Sparklers and Diya

8:30pm Shej Aarti

Dussera Celebrations

September 28th Swarna Anagha Alankar

September 29th – Day 1 – Sunday – Sri Bala Tripura Sundari Alankar

September 30th – Monday- Gayathri Matha Alankar

October 1st – Tuesday – Annapurna Alankar

October 2nd – Wednesday – Sri Lalitha Tripura Sundari Alankar

October 3rd – Thursday – Sri Maha Lakshmi Alankar

October 4th – Friday- Mula Nakshatra – Sarswathi Alankar- Saraswathi Pooja for children

October 5th – Saturday – Durga Alankar- Durgastami Pooja- Suhasini Pooja

October 6th – Sunday -Navami – Mahishasur Mardhini Alankar Pooja

October 7th – Monday – Sri Raja Rajeswari Alankar Pooja -VIJAY DASAMI/ DUSSEHRA Celebration

Please contact Shirdi Sai Baba Mandir @ 403-668-0653 or Email
Info@anaghadatta.org for sponsoring Navarathri 2019 event.

Dussehra sponsorship for Mathaji Alankar Pooja is $401. Please call Mandir for more information about the event. Generous donations are requested towards flowers, food and Prasad. Mandir needs $3000 towards purchase of Sarees and Baba ji Vasthras/shipment costs immediately towards this event.

September Events

September 2nd 2019 – Ganesh Chathurthi Puja

Join us with family to celebrate the Ganesh Chathruthi and perform the Ganesh Chathurthi Vrat puja, guided by our priest Sri Rajkumar ji.

10:00 am: Ganapathy  Mandap Stapana and Ganapathy Chathurthi Vrat Katha
11:30 am: Ganapathy Homam
12:00noon – Madhyana Aarti

7:00pm Dhoop Aarti
7:30pm Ganaptahy Vrat katha
9:00pm Shej aarti

September 2 – September 6 Daily Ganesh puja 7:30pm. – Pray to the remover of obstacles at the specially setup altar Ganesh Mandap.

On September 7th we will take the Ganesha on a Procession thru downtown Calgary starting at 10am along the 8th Ave sw, from Olympic plaza to the Shaw Millennium park

September 13– 7:30pm – Poornima – Satyanarayana Vrat

September 29 – October 7 – Join us in the Grand celebrations of the Dussera Navratri.