March events

March 5 – Rangwali Holi

March 8 – (9am to 7pm) Tax return filing assistance.

March 20 – Gudi Padwa/Ugadi/Chaitra Navrathri

March 28 – 9am – Rama Navami –  Sita Rama Kalyanam

 

 

February 16 – Maha Shiva Raatri

Maha Shiv Raatri Puja

Monday February 16, 2015.

Agenda:

TEMPLE OPENS AT 5:30pm

5:35pm – Ganesh puja

5:45pm – Shiv Puja and Abhishek and Archana.

7:00pm – Dhoop Aarti

7:30pm – Baba Abhishek

8:00pm – Shiv Puja and Abhishek and Archana.

8:30pm – Shej Aarti

8:55pm – Shiva Archana

9:15pm – Ruram/Namakam/Chamakam  sahita Shiv Abhishek

12:00pm –Aarti

12:21am to 1:17am – Nishita Kaal Puja. (Those who are fasting can break their fast during this time)

** Devotees who wish to perform Shiva puja and archana on their gotranama please register your details at the front desk. Suggested donation $11.00.

** Devotees may sponsor Baba Abhishek and Devi Saree for occasion of Maha Shivaratri. (Donation requested $351)

** Please bring Flowers & Rose petals for the Archana.

** Devotees who wish to donate regularly by post dated monthly cheques, may please do so.  Mandir requests your support.

 

 

January 13/14/15 – MakarSankranti celebrations

Tuesday, January 13 – Bhogi / Lohri

7:00pm  – Dhoop aarti

7:25pm – Ganesh Puja followed by Bhogi Pallu.

Bhogi is celebrated by showering blessing on young children under age 7,  Panditji will be blessing the children by doing Asirvachanam., Those who are interested to celebrate Bhogi may please come to the temple with your children by 7:25pm.  Please bring berries  such as Ber, Cranberrys , flower petals etc, for Bhogipalluu.

As Bhogi falls on a Tuesday this year, Those who wish to offer  a Vada Mala for Hanumanji on Bhogi, on your children’s name, please bring the vadamala with a count of either 21/54/108  vadas. Please email us back if you would like to offer the Vadamala.

8:30pm – Shej Aarti.

 

Wednesday, January 14 – Makar Sankranti / Pongal / Uttarayan

7:00pm – Dhoop Aarti

7:30pm – Shirdi Sai Vrat and Anagha Lakshmi Puja  and Archana with your Gotranama.

8:30pm – Shej Aarti

 

Thursday, January 15 –  Kanuma

7:00pm – Dhoop Aarti & PallakiSeva

7:30pm – Baba Abhishek

8:30pm – Shej Aarti

 

 

January 10 – Thirupavai

Date: 10 January 2015

Time: 9:00 am to 11 am

On the auspicious occasion of Margasirsha , we are happy to invite you to attend the rendering of the Tirupavai. The Tiruppavai is a collection of thirty stanzas in Tamil written by Andal also Nachiyar, in praise of the Lord Perumal, (Vishnu). It is part of Divya Prabandha, a work of the twelve Alvars, and is dated before 8th century AD.

Meaning of the Lyrics of the Tiruppavai:

Sri ANDAL is the Quintescence incarnation of Sri BHUMI DEVI the Divine consort of SRIMAN NARAYANA,who took birth on this earth to liberate suffering human beings from worldly bondage.She composed and sang thirty sweet songs containing the cardinal principles of SriVaishnava Dharma during the month of MARGAZHI.Singing these songs,with understanding of their inner meaning, will bring to us peace, prosperity and above all Divine Grace.

ANDAL, though a Brahmin girl, assumes the guise of a cowherdess and yearns for Everlasting Happiness and Service of the Lord.It is the age-old practice of Sri Vaishnavas to sing these stanzas every day of the year in the presence of the Lord in the temple as well as in their homes.

It may appear in the beginning that Andal is intending to perform a particular
religious vow to marry the Lord and thereby obtain His Everlasting Company,and that she is inviting all her girl friends to join her.It is only towards the end of TIRUPPAVAI that we learn that she did not actually perform a religious rite and it was her Soul’s inner craving to redeem itself and to reach His Divine Nearness in order to serve him which forms the real purport of this poem.

Look forward to having you all attend this auspicious occasion.

 

Dec 31, 2014 and Jan 1, 2015

December 31st - Vaikunta Ekadasi
We will be celebrating the new years eve and the Vaikunta Ekadasi by the performing Abhishekam for Lord Rama (Vishnu avatar) starting at 9pm, and  follow it up with a Unjal Seva/Dolotsavam ceremony and conclude with a midnight aarti.
7pm:Dhoop aarti
8:30pm Shej Aarti
9:00pm Vishnu Sahasranama chanting and SriRama Abhishekam
10:00pm -12:00am Dolotsavam/Unjal seva
12:00am MahaAarti.
 January 1st, 2015
We will be welcoming the new year with a Sudarshan Homam followed by Baba Abhishek and Madhyana Aarti
9:30am Ganesh puja
10:00am – Sudarshan Homam
11:00am – Baba Abhishekam
12:00noon – Madhyana Aarti.
** Sponsorships of $351 are welcome
Pt. Senthil Iyer will be conducting the ceremonies.
We are also volunteering at the Calgary Drop in Center on January 1st, We need about 20 vounteers, if you are interested please email us.
 

1st Anniversary – Dec 5,6,7

 

Sri Guru Dattatreya Jayanti

Temple’s 1st Anniversary Celebrations

Sri Anagha Datta Society of Calgary is celebrating its first anniversary and the opening of Shirdi Sai Baba Temple. We have a 3 day celebration planned.  All are welcome to attend the ceremonies.

 

December 5 – Friday (Purnima)

5:30pm – Ganeshji puja

5:45pm – Baba Abhishek

6:30pm – Guru puja for SriGuru Dattatreya and AnaghaDevi

7:00pm – Baba Dhoop Aarti

7:20pm – Satyanarayana Puja and Katha

8:30pm – Baba Shej Aarti followed by prasad

 

December 6 – Saturday

9:00am – Ganeshji, Hanumanji puja

9:15am – Shirdi Sai Baba Abhishek

10:00am – 10:30am – Anagha Devi Abhishek

10:30am -12:00pm – Shiva puja and Rudra homam(Havan)

12:00noon – Baba Madhyana Aarti

12:30pm – Lunch

2:00pm – 4:00pm – Open Bhajans/Keertans/Devotional Singing

4:00pm – 5:00pm – Vedic Chanting by Chinmaya mission

5:00pm – 5:30pm – Devotional Message by Sri Gouri Shankar

5:30pm – Hanumanji Abhishek and puja – vada mala, paan patta alankar & sindhoor alankaar.

7:00pm – Baba Dhoop Aarti

8:30pm – Baba Shej Aarti followed by prasad

 

December 7th – Sunday

Morning 5:30 am – Kakad Aarti and Baba abhishek

6:30am – Akanda Parayana of the Sri Guru Charitra – All are requested to sign up for parayana for some time during the day starting at 6:30am.

12:00pm –Baba Madhyana Aarti

7:00pm – Baba Dhoop Aarti

8:30pm – Baba Shej Aarti followed by prasad

 

November 5 – Karthika Poornima

Light a Diya on the Karthika poornima, join us for Dhoop Aarti followed by the Karthika poornima diya lighting . Please bring your own diya and wick pre-soaked in Ghee.

 

November 1 – Composers day celebrations

St. Tyagaraja Aaradhana will be conducting the Composers day celebrations, this will involve several Classical singers from Calgary.

 

 

October 23 – Special Abhishek for Baba

On the occasion of Diwali, we will perform a special abhishek of Baba starting at 5:45pm.

 

October 22 – Kuber Lakshmi Puja

Acharya Vinod Sodhyal will be performing a Kuber Lakshmi puja starting right after Dhoop aarti (approx. 7:20pm)