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Upcoming Events

6/2/2017
Temple Anniversary Celebrations
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Program details:9 AM - Anugya 9:30 AM - Ankurarpanam 10 AM - Kalasa Avahanam 10:30 AM - 12:30 AM - AkshanMochanam, PanchagavyaAdhivasam 12:30 PM: Purnahuti, Tirta Prasadam, 6 PM -Anugya 6:30 PM :Raksha Bandanam 7 PM: Medinidevi Pooja, Ankurarapanam, Agni Pratista 7:30 PM - Panchasookta Homam, Rudra Homam, Hautra Homam 8:15 PM: Pooranhuti, Arati, Tirta Prasadam

6/3/2017
Temple Anniversary Celebrations
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7 AM : Supratbhatam 7:30 AM : Go Pooja, Kanya Pooja 8 AM : Punhyavachana Homam 10 AM: Balaji Abhishekam 12 PM: Prasnapratishapana 12:30 PM : Astottara Archana, Maha Mangala Arati, Tirta Prasadam 4 PM: Srinivasa Kalyanam 6 PM : Utsava Moorthi Pradakshina 6:30 PM: Unjal(Swing) Seva 7 PM: Cultural Program 9 PM: Fire Works 9:15 PM : Ekantha Seva and Tirta Prasadam

6/4/2017
Temple Anniversary Celebrations
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7 AM : Supratbhatam 8 AM : Punhyavachana Homam 9 AM: Teerthavari 9:30 AM: Balaji Parivar and Shiva Parivar Utsava Moorthi Abhishkem 10:30 AM: Meenakshi Sundareshwar Kalyanam 12:15 PM : Mangala Arati, Tirta Prasadam 1:30 PM: Asheervadam

6/25/2017
Sri Jagannatha Rath Yatra
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One of the most-awaited festivals in the Orissa state as well as in India, Jagannath Rath Yatra is an annual event, which is celebrated in the month of June or July. It is dedicated to Lord Jagannath (Lord Krishna), his sister Goddess Subhadra and his elder brother Lord Balabhadra. It is also called Gundicha Yatra, Chariot Festival, Dasavatara and Navadina Yatra.

8/4/2017
Vara Lakshmi Vratham
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6 PM Group VaraLakshmi Pooja

8/5/2017
Maha Mrutyunjaya Homam-Shravana Balaji Abhishekam
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Shani Pradhosham and Maha Mrutyunjaya Homam

8/7/2017
Raksha Bandan-Rig and Yajur Veda Upakarma
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Sacred Thread changing ceremony

8/12/2017
Sri Rgahavendra Swamy Aradhana and Balaji Abhishekam - week 3
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Sri Raghavendra is the living Saint of Dvaita Philosphy of Sri Madhwacharya. The kind sage lived durin 1530 AD in the holi place called Mantralaya on the Banks of River Thungabhadra in South India

8/14/2017
Sri Krishna Janmashtami Celebrations
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Celebration of Lord Krishna's Birth. The celebrations are done at midnight, time of Krishna's birth.

8/24/2017
Sri Ganesha Chaturthi - Prana Pratishpana - Sama Veda Upakarma
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Sri Ganesha Chaturti

8/26/2017
Ganesha Maha Neivedyam
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Display of various food items and offering to Lord Ganesha

9/2/2017
Monthly Balaji Abhishekam and Ganapathi Visarjan
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Ganapathi visarjan is traditionally done by immersing the idol of Lord Ganesh into water.

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2PM Moola Ganapathi Abhishekam
4 PM Alankaram, Doopa, Deepa & Neivedyam
5PM Procession to River and Immersion of Ganesha
6 PM Dinner

9/20/2017
Navaratri starts-Nava Durga Kalasha Stapana
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7:00 AM Suprabhata Seva
8:00 AM Durga Kalasha Stapana
8:30 AM Global Vishnu Sahasra Nama Chanting (5 times)
10 AM Balaji Abhishekam
4:30 PM Maha Sudarshana Homam
7 PM Lalitha Sahasra Namam Chanting

9/23/2017
Global Vishnu Sahasra Nama chanting - Rama Charita Manas-Akhanda Ramayan
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10 AM Sri Balaji Parivar Archana

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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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