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Hindu Temple and Cultural Center of Iowa (HTCC) Special Covid-19 Guidelines

Namaste Devotees !!

Hope you all had a chance to participate in Panchamukhi Hanuman Prana
Prathistapana and received blessings from Lord Hanuman, Lord Rama, Lord
Shiva, Lord Balaji and his consorts.

Updated COVID Guidelines

  • First and foremost, if you are not vaccinated, HTCC encourages everyone
    to get vaccinated.
  • HTCC continues to recommend devotees to wear masks and maintain social
    distance. We still have younger children not fully vaccinated. If you are
    not vaccinated, we mandate wearing masks. Note: We are not asking for
    vaccination proof with good faith.
  • If you travelled recently outside United States, please quarantine for 14
    days before visiting the temple.
  • If you had symptoms of fever or cold, please try to avoid visiting temple
    for 7 to 14 days. We are all in this together, we have to protect the
    temple, priests and the community.

Updates to daily rituals/pooja's:

  • Starting June 12th, parikrama around Rama, Krishna and Balaji shrine’s
    inside mandir is allowed.
  • Starting Monday June 14th, weekly Rudrabhishekam will be done to the
    Moola lingam and online streaming will be discontinued. Other weekly
    abhishekams will continue online streaming until end of the June.
Note: Monthly Balaji Abhishekam is already being performed to the
moola vigraha (deiti).
  • Starting July 1st, all weekly abhishekams (Parvathi, Ganesha, Karthikeya,
    and others) will be performed to the Moola vigraha (deiti) and online
    streaming will be discontinued. No appointments required for monthly
    Balaji Abhishekam, but we encourage devotees to continue to let Manager or
    priest know about their sponsorships ahead of time.
  • Devotees can bring fruits, flowers and abhishekam material in limited
    quantities. Make sure to wash the fruits at home before bringing. If not,
    please ask the manager or a volunteer to wash it from the kitchen. Note:
    Temple kitchen is not accessible to everyone
  • If Devotees are interested in making prasadam/bhog, please let the
    Manager or the priests know ahead of time and upon their permission you
    can enter kitchen to make it. Only one family (max 2 people) allowed at a
    time and they need to be fully vaccinated to make prasadam/bhag.
  • Starting June 19th, limited weekend To-Go lunch/prasadam services will be resumed.
  • Theertham and Shatari is still not given at this, we will continue to monitor and make adjustments as accordingly.
  • Foot washing station will continued to be closed. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Thank you all for your cooperation !!

If you have any questions, suggestions or feedback, please email us at
admin@htcciowa.org

Best Regards and Stay Blessed !!
HTCC

Upcoming Events

8/2/2021
Adi Kritikai Celebration - Karthikeya Abhishekam
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Adi Kritikai Celebration Monday RudraAbhishekam : 5:30 PM Karthikeya Abhishekam : 6:30 PM

8/14/2021
Sravana Masam First Saturday Balaji Abhishekam
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Sravana Masam First Saturday Balaji Abhishekam

Program

10:30 AM Abhishekam starts
12:45 PM Arathi

8/20/2021
Sri Varalakshmi Vratam
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Sri Varalakshmi Pooja is special for Ladies to offer worship to Goddess Lakshmi.

Program

6:45 PM Vara Lakshmi Pooja - Zoom Session

8/21/2021
Sravana Masam Second Balaji Abhishekam (Two Sponsor Families allowed)
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Sarvana Masam Second Balaji Abhishekam

8/21/2021
Rig/Yajur Veda Upakarma
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Rig/Yajur Veda Upakarma. Please send an email to "admin@htcciowa.org" if you want to join for Thread Changing Ceremony at 9 AM.

Program

9 AM Thread Changing Ceremony at Temple

8/28/2021
Sri Raghavendra Swamy Aradhana and Sravana Third Balaji Abhishekam
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Sri Raghavendra Swamy Aradhana/Sravana Masam Third Balaji Abhishekam

Program

10:30 AM Abhishekam starts
12:45 PM Raghavendra Swamy Astottara Pooja

8/29/2021
Sri Krishna Janmashtami Celebration
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Sri Krishna Janmashatami Celebration Rohini Nakshatra is on 29th during midnight/Moonrise time when Krishna was born hence the Janashmastami

Program

8:30 PM Bhajans and Kirtans on Lord Krishna
Mid night Lord Krishna Birth Celebration and Arathi

9/4/2021
Sravana Masam 4th Week Special Balaji Abhishekam
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Sravana Masam 4th Week Special Balaji Abhishekam - 10:30 AM

9/8/2021
Samaveda Upakarma
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Samaveda Upakarma

9/10/2021
Ganesh Chaturthi Pranaprathistapana
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As a tradition, a Clay deity of Lord Ganesha will be brought and installed at the temple. Worship and Bhajans for Lord Ganesha will continue for a week and Visarjan will be done on Sept. 18th.

Program

4 PM Procession of Ganesha Deity into the Temple with Bhajans
4:30 PM Prana Prathistapana of Ganesha
5 PM Astottara Pooja, Arathi

9/18/2021
Maha Muhamrityujanya Homam
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Maha Mrityunjaya Homam on Shani Pradhosham day

Program

4 PM Rudra Homam starts

9/19/2021
Ganapathi Visarjan
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Ganapathi Visarajan is a traditional way of completing the Annual Ganesha Festival by immersing the worshipped clay deity in Water. This is done in a River / Pond / Pool.

Program

2:30 PM Abhishekam for Moola Ganapathi with chanting of Ganapathi Athivershirsham
4 PM Alankaram, Doopa,Deepa Naivedyam and Bhajans and Mangala Arathi.
4:30 PM Immersion of Ganapathi Idol in a Pool (on the Deck)

10/6/2021
Sharad Navaratri Begins
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9 Days of worshipping Durga Mata and conclusion on Vijaya Dashami Nava Durga Kalasha Prathistapana at 5:30 PM

10/7/2021
Navaratri Celebrations
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Durga Sapta Sati chanting - 11 AM Lalitha Sahasra Nama chanting - 7 PM

10/8/2021
Navaratri Celebrations
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Durga Sapta Sati 11 AM Lalita Sahasra Nama chanting - 7 PM

10/9/2021
Global Vishnu Sahasranam Chanting
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8:30 AM: 5 times chanting of Global Vishnu Sahasranam Chanting

Program

8:30 AM Vishnu Sahasrana Namam chanting starts
12:00 Noon Arathi

10/9/2021
Annual Maha Sudharshana Homam
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Annual Maha Sudharshana Homam at 4 PM

Program

4 PM Homam Starts

10/11/2021
Navaratri Poojas / Monday Rudrabhishekam
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Due to Navaratri - Monday Rudrabhishekam will start at 6 PM. Lalita Sahasranama Chanting will occur at 7 PM

Program

11 AM Durga Sapta Sati
6 PM Monday Evening Rudraabhishekam
7 PM Lalitha Sahasranama Chanting

10/12/2021
Navaratri Celebrations
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Durga Sapta Sati 11 AM Lalita Sahasra Nama chanting - 7 PM

10/13/2021
Durga Ashtami - Maha Navami - Saraswati Pooja
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Special Navaratri Poojas at 11 AM and Dialy Durga Sapta Sati chanting in the morning and Lalita Sahasra Nama chanting at 7 PM in the evening

Program

11 AM Sundar Kand Paath
3:30 PM Navaratri Deepa Pooja
4:30 PM Lalitha Sahasra nama Kumkumarchana

10/15/2021
Chandi Home
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Chandi Hom at 6 PM

Program

6 PM Chandi Hom

10/16/2021
Dussera - Vijaya Dashami Celebration
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Rama Parivar Pooja, Procession and Ravan Dahan at 6 PM (Dusk)

Program

5 PM Rama Parivar Pooja
Dusk (before Sunset) Ravan Dahan (No Procession due to Covid Restrictions)

10/24/2021
Karva Chauth
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Karva Chauth

11/2/2021
DhanTeras
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Dhanteras Celebration evening 6 PM

11/3/2021
Naraka Chaturdashi
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Sri Krishna Pooja (Diwali ) - 6:30 PM

11/6/2021
Diwali Celebrations
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DIWALI Celebrations (Lakshmi Pooja, Govardhan Pooja, Anna Koot) / Gujarati New Year. Pooja starts at 4 PM

Program

9 AM Temple Opens - Suprabhat
10 AM Lakshmi Ganesha Abhishekam
12 PM 12 PM Main Arathi
5 PM Govardhan Pooja
6 PM Grand Govardhan Arathi and Swami Narayan Arathi
7 PM Hourly Arathi
8 PM Hourly Arathi

11/6/2021
Monthly Balaji Abhishekam
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Monthly Balaji Abhishekam at 10:30 AM

11/9/2021
Maha Skandha Shasti
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Karthikeyan Abhishekam at 6 PM

11/18/2021
Karthika Pournami Group Sathyanarayana Pooja
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Group Satyanarayana Pooja at 6 PM

12/15/2021
Dhanurmasa starts
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Dhanurmasa Poojas (morning 9 AM Tiruppavai Chanting by Priests)

1/1/2022
New Year Day Balaji Kalyanam
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Celestial Wedding of Lord Balaji, Sridevi and Bhudevi starting at 10 AM

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

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