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*** NAVARATRI MAHOTSAVAM BEGINS  ON 9/20  *** 
   *** GARBA MAHOTSAVAM BEGINS 9/21 - SPONSOR GENEROUSLY *** 
*** SPECIAL CHILDREN'S GARBA ON SUNDAY, 9/24, 5PM ***
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We invite you to join with your Friends and Family in our 2017 NAVARATRI, NAVA CHANDI MAHOTSAVAM and make it a Huge Success.  See complete program below:


2017 NAVARATRI, NAVA CHANDI MAHOTSAVAM:

NAVA CHANDI HOMAM SCHEDULE
THURSDAY,  SEPTEMBER 28  (MAHA ASHTAMI, PURVASHADHA)  
9:00am:  KALASA STAPANA, GANAPATI HOMAM
5:00pm: NAVA CHANDI HOMAM – PHASE 1, 8:30pm: PURNAHUTI
 
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FRIDAY,  SEPTEMBER 29  (MAHA NAVAMI, UTTARASHADHA)  
5:00pm: NAVA CHANDI HOMAM – PHASE 2, 8:30pm: PURNAHUTI

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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, (Vijaya Dasami, Uttarashadha) 
4:00pm  NAVA CHANDI HOMAM – PHASE 3
7:30pm:  MAHA PURNAHUTI

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Daily: 9:00am Devi Homam,  10:30am Chandi path , 5:00pm: Sri Chakra pooja and Suvasini pooja 
Wednesday, September 20 (Day 1, Prathama)
5:00pm: 108 Kalasa abhishekam for Maha Lakshmi, Durga, Saraswati ,  Gollu 
6:00pm: Shobha Yatra, Kalasa Sthapana
7:00pm: Kumkum archana to Sri.  Lakshmi (Day 1),  Vaishnavi devi  alankaram
7:45pm: Kirtans , 8:00pm: arti     Vidwan : Sobhana Ayalasomayajula

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Thursday,  September 21  (Day 2, Dwitiya)
7:00pm:  Kumkum archana to Sri. Lakshmi (Day 2),  Padmavathi   alankaram
7:45pm: Kirtans, 8:00pm: arti  Vidwan: Ranjini Ayalur
8:30pm: Ras Garba in Wedding Hall

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Friday, September 22 (Day 3, Tritiya) 
7:00pm: Kumkum archana to Sri.  Lakshmi  (Day 3 ), Dhanalakshmi  Alankaram
7:45pm: Kirtans, 8:00pm: arti , Vidwan : Sreeya and Sritan Pittala
Dance:Student of Arathi Narayan

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Saturday,  September 23 (Day 4, Chaturthi) 
7:00pm:  Kumkum archana to Sri.  Saraswati  (Day 1) , Saraswati alankaram
7:45pm: Kirtans, 8:00pm: Arti,  Vidwan : Manya Ajith and Srilekha Mamidala
Dance: Rochita Nathan, student of Viji Rao

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Sunday, September 24  (Day 5,  Panchami)
7:00pm: Kumkum archana to Sri. Saraswati  (Day 2),  Nartaki  alankaram
7:45pm: Kirtans, 8:00pm arti  Vidwan: Gireesh Viswanathan
 
Dance: Kadambari Prabakar, student of Ramaa Ramesh
8:30pm: Ras Garba in Wedding Hall 

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Monday,  September  25 (Day  6, Shasthi) 
7:00pm:  Kumkum archana to Sri.  Saraswati  (Day 3),  Hamsavahini alankaram
7:45pm: Kirtans, 8:00pm arti   Vidwan: Shanti Umashankar
8:30pm: Ras Garba in Wedding Hall 

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Tuesday, September 26 (Day 7,  Shasthi/Saptami) 
7:00pm:  Kumkum archana to Sri. Durga (Day 1), Kanaka Durga alankaram  alankaram
7:45pm: Kirtans, 8:00pm arti   Vidwan: Shashikala Tanjore
8:30pm: Ras Garba in Wedding Hall

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Wednesday,  September 27   (Day 8,  Saptami – MOOLA)  
7:00pm:  AKSHARABHYASAM  CEREMONY 
 7:00pm: Kumkum archana to Sri. Durga  (Day2) Kali alankaram
 7:45pm: Kirtans, 8:00pm: arti , Vidwan : Mahalaxmi Narayanan

8:30pm: Ras Garba in Wedding Hall

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Thursday,  September 28  (Day 9,  Maha Ashtami)   
7:00pm: Kumkum archana to Sri. Durga  (Day3)   alankaram
7:45pm: Kirtans, 8:00pm: arti , Vidwan : Students of Mahalaxmi Narayanan

8:30pm: Ras Garba in Wedding Hall 

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Friday,  September 29  (Day 10,  Maha Navami)    
7:00pm: Kumkum archana to Sri. Durga  (Day4)   alankaram
7:45pm: Kirtans, 8:00pm: arti , Vidwan : Sripreetika Guruprasad and Saanvi Venkatesan
Dance: Meera Ratnagiri, student of Saisanthosh Radhakrishnan

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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, ( VIJAYA DASAMI ) 
2:00pm:  Akshrabhyasam ceremony  Session #1
2:00pm: Kumari pooja 
4:00pm:  Akshrabhyasam ceremony  Session #2
4:00pm: NAVA CHANDI HOMAM – PHASE 3, 
7:00pm: MAHA PURNAHUTI
6:45pm: Kumkum archana to Sri.  Durga  Saraswati and Lakshmi 
Raja Rajeswari   alankaram
7:45pm: Kirtans, 8:00pm: arti Vidwan: Amrutha Gopinath

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Sunday, October 5 (Navaratri  Mahotsavam concluding day),  
9:00am:  Maha Lakshmi, Saraswati, Durga abhishekam 
4:00pm:  Uma Maheswara Kalyanam  

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Sponsor entire Mahotsavam including NAVA CHANDI HOMAM $251,  
NAVA Chandi homam $101. 

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Garba: THURSDAY, 9/21, FRIDAY, 9/22, SUNDAY, 9/24, MONDAY, 9/25
TUESDAY, 9/26,  WEDNESDAY, 9/27,  THURSDAY, 9/28 

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MATA JAGRAN:   TBD

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BATHUKAMMA PANDUGA : Friday, September 22, 7 pm & Saturday, 9/23, 5pm 

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Saturday, October 7, 2:00pm: Telugu families present Dasara Cultural (Children’s)  program  

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Thursday, October 5,  7:00pm:  Kojagari Poornima Lakshmi pooja 

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Sunday, October  8,  4:00pm: Karvachowth pooja 

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Bengali Community celebrates  Durga Ma poojas   September 29, 30, Oct 1
MAHALAY by BADV ,   Saturday, September 23,  5:00am: Chandi Path in the traditional and nostalgic rendering of Mahishasura Mardini by the immortal voice of Birendra Krishna Bhadra. 
Kali Puja – Saturday, 10/14 at 6 PM (Wedding hall)

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2017 GARBA MAHOTSAVAM

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 5PM: CHILDREN's Navratri Festival 
The Navratri festival at the Hindu Temple is sponsoring an evening only for kids on Sunday, September 24 at 5pm. Kids ages 5 and up, dressed in their fanciest Indian fashions, are invited to come learn the Dandiya Raas and enjoy the festivities with dance, Aarti and Prasad.  It will be greatly appreciated if you would RSVP BY 9/21 with the following information:
1. Child's name: 
2. Age: 
3. Any food allergies: 
For information: Ila Roy 302-588-4776   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or 
Nisha Punjabi 302-898-8698   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Our 2017 Garba Mahotsavam begins on Wednesday, 9/20. Sponsor generously. 
Contact Ila Roy at   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
09/21/17 Thursday,Padvo:
Sangeeta Patel, Nyainika Patel, Nital Patel, Trushna Patel

09/24/17 Sunday,Chouth
Priti Patel, Snehal Patel, Sonia Patel, Binaben, Kismat Oza, Dipika ben, Kalpana Joshi, Bhoomi Patel, Jalpaben, Yogiben

09/25/17 Monday, Pancham,
Chirag and Riddhi Shah, Jatan and Manpreet Upadhyay, Mona and Sarbjit Singh, Jalpa and Jay Bhavsar, Kismat Oza, Tina and Rinken Patel, Twinkle & Asit Chadha
09/26/17 Tuesday, Shasthi
Darshana Purohit, Shobhana Upadhaya, Geeta Shukla, Urmilaben Patel, Ila Roy, Devyani Patel, Jagruti Patel, Bhanuben Patel, Snehaben Patel, Jaya Patel

09/27/17 Wednesday, Saptami
Ami Patel and group

09/28/17 Thursday, Atham
Padma Patel, Trupti Patel, Avani Shah, Kokila Patel, Ranjan Patel, Anju Patel, Kosha Desai, Kanchan Kotak, Ketal Patel, Devyani Patel, Vidhata Patel, Phalguni Mody, Shilpa Patel, Anjuben Patel, Asha Vaidya, Ila Tailor, Bakula Patel, Kashmira Patel, 
Pushpa Patel, Kalpana Patel, Dipti Patel, Dipika Patel, Jyothsna Patel, Sailu Patel, Lila Patel, Jaya Patel,Manisha Mody, Kokila Patel, Krisha Patel, Happy Patel, Mina Patel

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This week at your temple 

Monday, September 18  (BHADRAPADAM, KP, Chaturthi, Magha)    
SIVA'S  DAY

8:00am: Suprabhatam
8:30am: Chandana seva, Nitya homam
9:30am: Bala Bhogam
9:00AM: SIVA ABHISHEKAM
10:30am: Siva Sahasranama archana
12:n : Maha Naivedyam, Arti, mantrapushpam, veda seva
5:30pm: VedaParayanam - (Atharva/Sama vedam) 
6:30PM:SANDHYA DEEPAM
7:00pm: Satsang,  Siva Stuti 
7:45pm: Kanakadhara Stotram, Maha Naivedyam
8:00pm: Arti
8:30pm: Chamara seva, Sayana ganam 

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Tuesday,  September 19 (BHADRAPADAM, KP, Amavasya, P.Phalguni)           
RAM PARIVAR DAY

800am: Suprabhatam
8:30am: Chandana seva, Nitya homam
9:30am: Bala Bhogam
9:00AM: SIVA ABHISHEKAM 
10:30am: Rama Sahasranama archana
12:n : Maha Naivedyam, Arti, mantrapushpam, veda seva
5:30pm: VedaParayanam - (Valmiki Ramayanam)
6:00pm: NARASIMHA ARCHANA 
6:30pm: SANDHYA DEEPAM 
7:00pm: Satsang,  Rama Nama Sankeertanam
7:30pm: Vadamala seva, Sindoor archana to Lord Hanuman
7:45pm: Kanakadhara Stotram, Maha Naivedyam
8:00pm: Arti
8:30pm: Chamara seva, Sayana ganam 

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Wednesday,  September  20  (ASWIJAM, SP, Prathama, U.Phalguni) 
NAVARATRI, NAVA CHANDI MAHOTSAVAM BEGINS             
RADHA - KRISHNA DAY

8:00am: Suprabhatam
8:30am: Chandana seva, Nitya homam
9:30am: Bala Bhogam
9:00AM: SIVA ABHISHEKAM 
10:30am: Krishna Sahasranama archana 
12:n : Maha Naivedyam, Arti, mantrapushpam, veda seva
5:30pm: VedaParayanam - (Srimad Bhagavatam)
6:30pm: SANDHYA DEEPAM
7:00pm: Satsang,  Krishna ganam  
7:30pm: Laddu Gopala seva 
7:45pm: Kanakadhara Sotram, Maha Naivedyam
8:00pm: Arti
8:30pm: Chamara seva, Sayana ganam 

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DELAWARE'S FIRST SHIRDI SAI, DATTA SANNIDHI SCHEDULE:
Sai, Datta archana will be performed as needed. Please ask
Everyday:
8:30am:  Kagad Arati
11:30am: Madhya Arati
5:30pm: Dhoop Arati
7:30pm: Shej Arati  (Darshan till 8:30pm)

Every Thursday:
6:00pm: Utsava murthy abhishekam
6:30pm: Bhajans
7:15pm: Archana
7:30pm: Shej Arati  (Darshan till 8:30pm)
8:30pm: Annadanam (Sponsor Generously $101)

Every Pournima: 
6:00pm: Moola murthy abhishekam
7:30pm: Pallaki Seva

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UPCOMING EVENTS:

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TEMPLE EDUCATION SCHEDULE:

EVERY SATURDAY:
4pm to 6pm: Telugu class – Rama Atluri   856-241-8690     This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
11:00am (Selected Saturdays only) Vedanta Society Lecture/Satsang – Chandan Nath,

EVERY SUNDAY:
10:45am:  Balavihar: Religious education – Sunita Nasta, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Balvihar signup URL: https://goo.gl/Si4iBT

4:30pm: Hindu Spirituality Seminars – Arjun Sau,  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , 302-239-0381
5:30pm: Yoga class - Tia Mukerji (please contact) 
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   302-394-9279

FIRST AND THIRD SUNDAYS:
1 to 4 pm:  Bengali class–Kaushik,  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or Rupa Roy,  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

SECOND AND FOURTH SUNDAYS:
10:00am:  Gita Study - Pramod Mathur (please contact)  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  302-234-4127
1:30 to 4:30 pm:  Hindi class – Dolly Chatterjee, 
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , 856-241-7382, 856-472-8528

WEDNESDAYS
6:00pm: RudramTai Chi lessons – Ganesh Vaidyanathan

TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS:
7:00pm: Rudram lessons  (TBA, please contact temple)

Venues for Classes: 
Lalshmisri Chatterjee Memorial Hall, Basement under the stage, Wedding Hall Granite Lobby (when it is available)
 
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