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Welcome to the Hindu Temple & Cultural Center of Iowa


Upcoming Events

3/24/2019
Holi Celebrations
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Holi Celebrations at the temple at Noon. Music and Lunch will be served. Holi Colors will be made available for everyone. Please join us

Program

12 Noon Hollika Pooja and Colors
1 PM Special Lunch

4/6/2019
Ugadhi (Lunar New Year ) Celebrations
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Lunar New Year celebration with Abhishekam for Balaji and Panchanga Sravanam and Lunch

Program

10:30 AM Monthly Balaji Abhishekam
12:30 PM Panchanga Shravanam(New Year Almanac reading)
12 Noon Lunch Service

4/13/2019
Sri Rama Navami Celebrations (Sita Rama Kalyanam)
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Lord Rama breaks the Bow of Lord Shiva at the court of King Janaka during the Swyamwar of Sita. Per the traditions of Swayamvra, King Janaka agrees to give his daughter Janaki to Lord Rama. The wedding was celebrated in a grand style amidst the assembled guests under the guidance of sage Vishwamitra and Sage Vashista. Every year during Ramanavami, it is a tradition to celebrate the celestial wedding of Lord Rama and Sita.

Program

10:30 AM Sita Rama Kalyanam
12:30 PM Arathi followed by Special Lunch

4/13/2019
Akhanda Ramayan Recitation
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It is traditional to recite Tulasi Ramayan for 24 hours during Ramanavami Celebrations. Ramayan chanting starts at 1 PM after Kalyanam.

4/14/2019
Tamil New Year and Vishu Celebrations
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Solar New Year is celebrated as Tamil New Year and as Vishu in Kerala

Program

4 PM Special Abhishekam for Lord Ganesha and Dinner

4/20/2019
Hanuman Jayanthi Celebration
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Special Abhishekam for Hanuman (11 AM) followed by Arathi and Lunch

Program

11 AM Hanuman Abhishekam

4/27/2019
Carnatic Musical Recital - Thyagara Aradhana
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All day Classical Singing tribute to Saint Tyagaraja and other musicians. Start Time 10 AM End time 6 PM

4/28/2019
Annual General Body Meeting
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Annual General Body Meeting and Elections at 2 PM

5/4/2019
Monthly Balaji Abhishekam
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Monthly Balaji Abhishekam starts at 10:30 AM

5/31/2019
Temple Anniversary Celebrations
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Temple Anniversary Celebrations is a Three Day event starting on May 31 and concludes on June 2 1) Event starts at 6 PM on May 31 2) June 1: Balaji-Sridevi-Bhudevi Kalyanam 3) June 2; Shiva-Parvathi Kalyanam

6/1/2019
Temple Anniversary Celebrations
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Temple Anniversary Celebrations is a Three Day event starting on May 31 and concludes on June 2 1) Event starts at 6 PM on May 31 2) June 1: Balaji-Sridevi-Bhudevi Kalyanam 3) June 2; Shiva-Parvathi Kalyanam

6/2/2019
Temple Anniversary Celebrations
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Temple Anniversary Celebrations is a Three Day event starting on May 31 and concludes on June 2 1) Event starts at 6 PM on May 31 2) June 1: Balaji-Sridevi-Bhudevi Kalyanam 3) June 2; Shiva-Parvathi Kalyanam

6/29/2019
Maha Mrutyunjaya Homam
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This Homam is done on Pradosham day when it falls on a Saturday (called Shani Pradosham). Homam starts at 4 PM and concludes at 6 PM and will be followed by Shiva Abhishekam and Dinner

7/7/2019
Jagannath Rath Yatra
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Famous Rath Yatra of Puri Jagannatha at 4 PM

8/9/2019
Vara Lakshmi Vratam/Pooja
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Shravana Masam Second Friday Group VaraLakshmi Pooja at 7 PM

8/10/2019
Sravana Masam Second Specail Balaji Abhishekam
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Abhishekam starts at 10:30 AM

8/14/2019
Rik/YajurVeda UpaKarma/Raksha Bandan
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New thread changing ceremony at 9 AM

8/17/2019
Sri Raghavendra Swamy Aradhana
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10:30 AM: Sravana Masam Special Balaji Abhishekam 12:30 PM: Sri Raghavendra Swamy Astottara 1 PM: Arathi

8/22/2019
Sri Krishna Janmashtami Celebrations
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Celebration of Birth of Lord Krishna at 8:30 PM thru midnight

8/24/2019
Sravana Masam Fourth Specail Balaji Abhishekam
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Abhishekam starts at 10:30 AM

9/2/2019
Ganesha Chaturthi - Ganapathy Avahanam
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Pooja time will be confirmed

9/7/2019
Ganapathi Visarjan
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2 PM: Ganapathi Abhishekam 5 PM: Procession to River for Immersion of Lord Ganesha

9/29/2019
Navaratri Celebrations - Durga Kalasha Stapana
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Durga Avahanam and Kalasha Stapana at 11 AM

10/4/2019
Chandi Hom
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Chandi Hom starts at 6:30 PM

10/5/2019
Maha Sudharshana Homam
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The Main deity invoked for this Homam is Sudharshana (disc) adoring the hands of Lord Vishnu.

10/12/2019
Dussera/Vijaya Dashami Celebrations
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5 PM : Rama Parivar Pooja and Procession Ravan Dahan at Dusk (before Sun Set) Special Dinner

10/27/2019
Diwali Celebrations
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Lakshmi Pooja / Govardhana Anna Koot / Fire works - All times TBD

11/1/2019
Skanda Shasthi
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Karthikeya Abhishekam at 6:30 PM

 Hours
Monday-Friday 9 AM to Noon, 5 PM to 8 PM
Saturday 9 AM to 8 PM
Sunday 9 AM to 6 PM
 Mailing Address
Hindu Temple & Cultural Center of Iowa
PO Box 100
Granger, IA 50109
 515-795-2635
 admin@htcciowa.org