Date : 20-Nov-2013
AYYAPPA POOJA_BEGINNING OF MANDALA POOJA
THE HINDU TEMPLE OF CENTRAL TEXAS
OMKARA MAHAGANAPATHY DEVASTHANAM
The GANESHA TEMPLE OF TEXAS
4309 Midway Drive, Temple, TX 76502
www.hindutemple.org /254 771 1270
Monthly Ayyappa Pooja & Start of Mandala Pooja at HTCT
The monthly abhishekam and Pooja will be on Saturday the 23rd at 6:30 p.m. This month’s Ayyappa Pooja will be the beginning of Mandala Pooja at our temple.
The pooja will be in the same familiar format as before; starting with BalaGanapathy Pooja followed by Sankalpam, Abhishekam with Vedic Chanting, Alamkaram with bhajans, Mantrapushpam, pradakshinam, Namaskaram, saranaghosham, lighting of the 18 steps, Recitation of Ayyappa Aarati, Omkara mahaGanapathy Pooja and Harivarasanam. A light meal that devotees prepare and bring will be served after.
MALAYIDEEL FOR THOSE PLANNING WILL BE AFTER THE POOJA.
Starting on November 24th, until MakaraSankranthi on Tuesday the 14th of January, there will be daily special pooja for Swami Ayyappa. Each day’s pooja may be sponsored by devotees on their or their loved ones’ birth nakshatra. The sponsors need not be present for the pooja. Prasadam will be mailed out after the sponsored pooja to the address given.
Makara Sankranthi Celebration at the temple will on January 12th, Sunday.