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Upcoming Events

3/4/2018
HTCC Holi Celebrations
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Synopsis
Holi is traditionally observed all over India during the month of Phalguna(the last month in Hindu Calendar), before the onset of Spring. The festival of Holi can be regarded as a celebration of the Colors of Unity & Brotherhood - an opportunity to forget all differences. It has traditionally been celebrated in high spirit without any distinction of cast, creed, color or status. It is an occasion when sprinkling colored powder or colored water on each other breaks all barriers of discrimination so that everyone looks the same and universal brotherhood is reaffirmed. This is one simple reason to participate in this colorful festival

Program

11 AM Holi Pooja and Holika Dahan
12 Noon Celebration with colors Music and SPECIAL LUNCH

3/18/2018
Ugadi (Lunar New Year)
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Program

10 AM Balaji Utsava Moorthi Abhishekam followed by Panchanga Sravana

3/24/2018
Akhanda Ramyan Parayan Start (Continous chanting ends on Sunday afternoon)
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Program

11:00 AM Akhanda Ramayan Path starts

3/25/2018
Ramanavami Celebrations- Sita/Rama Kalyanam
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Synopsis
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

3:45 AM Sankalpam
4 PM Sita Rama Kalyanam

Notes

  • Sponsorship Information: $51
  • ** Sponsor families will be take part in Sankalpam, Special Archana and Knaya Dhanam.
  • Devotees may bring Vastrams for the Lord and His Consort, Fruits,Flowers, Dry Fruits, Coconuts for the Kalyanam.

3/30/2018
Panguni Uthiram(Goddess Lakshmi Birthday) Celebration
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Synopsis
Panguni Uthiram, or Paiguni Uttaram, is an important Tamil festival observed in the Tamil month of Panguni(Palguna). It falls on confluence of Uttara Nakshatram and Poornima(Full Moon day) in the month of Palguna. It is also happens to be Birthday of Goddess Lakshmi and traditionally also celebrated as Thiru Kalyanam (Wedding) of Lord Venkateshwara and Lakshmi. It is widely believed that Lord Shiva married Godess Parvati on this day

Program

6:30 PM Abhishekam for Goddess Lakshmi
7:45 PM Arathi and Sayanotsavam

4/15/2018
Tamil New Year
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Synopsis
Tamil New Year

Program

10:30 AM Ganesha Abhishekam

 Volunteer Needs
Role: We are in need of individuals to manage the front desk. You can sign up using the link below. Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on SignUp.com
Time Commitment: 1-2 hours/week
 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
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