August – Most of the month of August will overlap with the Shravan/Sravan month as per Hindu calendar.
Sravan is the 5th month in the traditional calendar. Sravan Maas is dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi . Vara Lakshmi varat is observed on Fridays during this month.
In addition to the Varalakskmi vrat, devotees also participate in Mangala Gouri Vrat, and Sravan shukruvar Lakshmi puja.
In August we will also be celebrating Rakhi poornima, Sri Krishna Janmastami and Ganesh Chathurthi and the Birday of SriPara SriVallabha (the 2nd incarnation of Lord Guru Dattatreya)
August 8 – Friday – Varalakshmi Vrat
On Friday August 8th, Pandit Vinod Sodyal ji will be conducting the Varalakshmi vrat pooja, after baba’s Dhoop aarti, starting approx at 7:20pm.
August 10 – Sunday – Rakhi
August 16 – Saturday – Sri Krishnastami / Janmastami.
August 29 – Friday – Ganesh Chaturthi / Sri Pada Sri Vallabha Jayanti.
Om Sai Ram,
Following upcoming events at the mandir in July.
July 3rd – Thursday
Pravachan by Devi Shri Chitralekha - internationally known speaker on Bhagwatgita – will be in the temple at 7:30pm, She will speak on Lord Krishna.
July 12 – Saturday
Guru Poornima – Once a year we pay homage to all the Gurus. We start with the Lineage of the Datta Guru Parampara and celebrate the entire day.
All day program begins at 9am and goes on till 9pm.
*Kakad aarti at 5am.
July 19-20 (Saturday & Sunday)
” Sa Re Ga…Do Re Me”
A 2- day summer music camp titled ” Sa Re Ga…Do Re Me…” held for children, youth and adults interested in Music. The camp will be conducted by Ms. Aarti Shankar, a professional violinist, vocalist and teacher from Bangalore, India.
Camp is intended for all those who are interested to know more about music in general and specifically the concepts of classical carnatic and western music. Students who are currently pursuing music education in the western and Indian styles will benefit by learning about the music structure. There is no prerequisite to attend this camp. The attendees should be atleast 7 years of age and be able focus on the workshop.
The workshop starts at 3:00pm both days and goes on till 6:30pm.
July 26 – Saturday
Join us for a wonderful Charity Violin concert by Ms. Aarti Shankar, a professional violinist, vocalist and teacher from Bangalore, India. She will be joined by Calgary’s own Bhai Harjit Singh jee on Tabla. This concert will be at Cardel Theatre from 7:00pm to 9:00pm, Tickets are $10 each. No ticket sales at venue. please buy your tickets ahead.
All are welcome to attend.
June 12 – Thursday
Abhishek of Lord Shiva will be performed starting right after the Dhoop Aarti. Pandit Vinod Sodhyal ji will be performing this prayer. This will start at approx 7:20pm start soon after the Dhoop Aarti.
June 13 – Friday
Satyanarayan Vrat/Katha will be performed starting right after the Dhoop Aarti. Pandit Vinod Sodhyal ji will be performing this prayer. This will start at approx 7:20pm start soon after the Dhoop Aarti .
June 21 – Saturday
Pravachan Series. We will continue the ‘Arsha Dharma’ pravachan by Sri Appaji Panchangam starting at 5:30pm. This talk focuses on the basic principles of spirituality from the Vedantic perspective, particularly as outlined in Srimad Bhagavad Gita. This series has been wonderful, all are encouraged to attend and gain an understanding of the founding texts of our religion.
Tomorrow, Saturday May 17, at 5:30pm, Sri Appaji Panchangam will continue the talk about ‘Arsha Dharma’ basic principles of spirituality from the Vedantic perspective, particularly as outlined in Srimad Bhagavad Gita. This discourse will help in understanding of the basic principles and outline the general perspective.
This is the 3rd session in this series.
Future discussion/discourse on any Purana or Itihasa will be better understood with this foundation. All are welcome to attend.
We are pleased to inform you that Sri Shankara Jayanthi will be celebrated on Saturday 3 May, which happens to be the actual Jayanthi day of the Jagathguru, which is the Shukla Panchami of VAISHAKA month, starting 9:15 AM at the Shirdi Baba mandir .
We cordially invite you all to join us in honouring the Jagathguru, Sri Adi Shankaracharya and also pay homage to the entire Guru Parampara.
Continuation of the Pravachan with Sri Appaji Panchangam on Arsha Dharma. Pravachan starts at 5:30pm.
On the occasion of Vasanth Navratri ceblebrations, We will be performing Sri Sita Rama Kalyanam. Program starts at 10:00 am on Sunday April 6th. We are happy to announce that Pandit Sri Lakshmana Sarma from Edmonton Balaji Mandir will be performing this ceremony.
To perform the Kalyanam as a family with your Gotra nama and rakshabhandanam, a donation of $51 is requested. Please call 403-668-0653 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm your spot.
We will be performing Sri Anahga Lakshmi Vrat on the occasion of Ugadi on March 31, starting at 7pm.
All are welcome to attend.
4:15pm – 5:15pm – Lalitha and Vishnu Sahsranama chanting
5:30pm – Pravachan by Sri Appaji Panchangam
On the Occasion of Holi, we will start with the chanting of Lalitha Sahasranama and Vishnu Sahsranama from 4:15 pm. This will be followed by Sri Appaji Panchangam’s first pravachan about Holi and and he will introduce the topic of Arsha Dharma.
For the next few months Sri Appaji will talk about ‘Arsha Dharma’ basic principles of spirituality from the Vedantic perspective, particularly as outlined in Srim Bhagavad Gita. This discourse will help in understanding of the basic principles and outline the general perspective. Future discussion/discourse on any Purana or Itihasa will be better understood with this foundation. This topic will take at least 6 to 8 months and then we can start a selected topic such as ‘Srimad Bhagavatam’ based on devotees interest.
Maha Shiva Ratri program
6:00pm: Baba Abhishek, while chanting Purusha suktam , Vishnu Sahasranamam.
7:00pm: Dhoop aarti
7:30pm: Pallaki Seva
8:00pm Lalitha Sahasranama chanting
9:00pm Chanting – Rudram, Namakam, Chamakam. while performing Abhishek for Baba and Shivalinga.
9:30pm Chanting – Shiva Stora and astakam and perform archana to Lord Shiva with Bilva (Bel Leaves and flowers).
12:00am – Aarti. and conclusion.