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Welcome to the Hindu Temple & Cultural Center of Iowa


Upcoming Events

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

5/3/2019
BalaAlayam Prathistapana Day 1
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Activities start at 9 AM for BalaAlayam Preparation and Punhyavachanam

Program

9 AM Bhagvad Anugya, Vishwaksena Pooja
10 AM Punyahavachanam,Acharya,Rutiwk Varanam,Panchagavya Prasanam,Akalmasha Homam,Yagasala Vaastu
12 Noon Pooranhuti, Arati, Tirta Prasadam
12:30 PM Lunch
5 PM Vishwaksena Pooja
5:30 PM PunhyaVachanam, Raksha Bandanam
7 PM Medinidevi Pooja, Ankurarapanam, Agni Pratista, Kala-Apakarsham from Bimbam, Kalasa Stapanam, Ukta Homam
8 PM Pooranhuti, Arati, Tirta Prasadam and Dinner

5/4/2019
BalaAlayam Pratistapana - Day 2
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All Day Events starting 9 AM to 8 PM. Includes Homams and other Rituals

Program

9 AM Supratbhatam
9:30 AM Vishwaksena pooja and Punhyavachanam
10 AM Agni Pranyanam and Kumbha Aradhanam
10:40 AM Ukta Homam
11:30 AM Pancha-Gavya-Adhivasam and Ksheera-Adhivasam
12 Noon Adhivasa Homam
12:30 PM Pooranahuti, Arathi and Maha Prasadam
1 PM Lunch
4 PM Vishwaksena Pooja & Punhyavachanam
4:20 PM Agni Pranayanam & Kumbha Aradhanam
4:45 PM Ukta Homam
5 PM Maha-Shanti Homam
5:30 PM Houtram-Prasanasanam
6 PM Bimbavastu / Poornahuti / Bimba-Raksha-Bandhanam
7 PM Cultural Programs( Devotional Singing)
8 PM Pushpa-Adhivasam, Phala Adhivasam, Sayana Adhivasam
8:30 PM Arathi & Tirtha Prasadam and Dinner

5/5/2019
BalaAlayam Pratistapana Day 3
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Rituals include Kalasha/Bimba Pratistapana in balaAlayam

Program

8 AM Vishwaksena Pooja & Punhyavachanam
8:30 AM Agni Pranayanam & Kumbha Aradhanam
9:00 AM Ukta-Homam
9:30 AM Kumbha-Yatra (Inside the Temple)
9:45 AM Prana-Pratishtha Muhurtam (Kala-Avahanam)
10:45 AM Prathanma Darshanam
11 AM Prathama Kala Puja
11:30 AM Mantrapushpam
12:30 PM Acharya Ritwik Sambhavana
1 PM Arathi & Tirtha Prasadam and Lunch

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