HTCC Holi Celebrations
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
||Holi Pooja and Holika Dahan
||Celebration with colors Music and SPECIAL LUNCH
Ugadi (Lunar New Year)
||Balaji Utsava Moorthi Abhishekam followed by Panchanga Sravana
Akhanda Ramyan Parayan Start (Continous chanting ends on Sunday afternoon)
||Akhanda Ramayan Path starts
Ramanavami Celebrations- Sita/Rama Kalyanam
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.
||Sita Rama Kalyanam
- 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.
Panguni Uthiram(Goddess Lakshmi Birthday) Celebration
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
||Abhishekam for Goddess Lakshmi
||Arathi and Sayanotsavam