Seventh year Annual celebration with Sarva Devatha Abhishekam followed by Maha Prasadam.
Kavadi Aattam Celebration - Pooja for the Kavadis, Dance, Abhishekam for Lord Murugha, and Special Pooja in the Hindu Temple of Central Indiana.
Shubha Deepawali to everyone!
Sri Ramaswamy Bhattar performed Sri Lakshmi Pooja in the evening to fulfill all the wishes from the devotees. May this festival bring lots of happiness, prosperity, and peace in your family. The celebration was held at HTCI Temple from 6 PM to 9 PM and about 900 plus devotees participated in the event. Followed with Maha Prasadam and Fireworks at night.
Just a reminder - Tomorrow, we have Solar Eclipse visible in US from 3:45 to 8 PM EST and HTCI Temple will be closed in the evening.
May God bless you all - Sarve Jana Sukinov Bhavanthu.
Karva Chauth is a one-day festival observed mainly in North India where all married women fast from Sunrise to Moonrise for the safety and longevity of their husbands. North Indian women in Indianapolis performed Karva Chauth at the Hindu Temple of Indianapolis where Women dressed up with beautiful outfits (Sarees) and performed the Pooja to take blessings from the God. During this ceremony, various Kathas (historic and religious married stories) are told by older women in the family, including narratives of Karva Chauth. Please take a look at the images from the event.
What a fantastic day for a Temple Fest - Mela in Indianapolis, Indiana on Sept. 13 from 11 AM to 3 PM. The event started by small Ganapathi Pooja by Priests, Sri Ramaswamy Bhattar and Badarinath Ji. This Mela, arranged by various volunteer groups and devotees to fund raise to the Temple. Many mouth watering Regional food stalls including Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Andra Pradesh, Kerala, Gujarath, Orissa, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Bihar, and much more. Cultural programs set to entertain the attendees with Grand Finale. Jewelery, Sari, Plants, and other shops for devotees to purchase and play tents for kids to enjoy. You don't have to go to India to get the Indian atmosphere; you would have witnessed it here in the Indy Mela.
Sri Andal Wedding in Indianapolis, IN
Sri Ramaswamy Bhattar performed Sri Andal Kalyanotsavam along with Badarinath in the Hindu Temple, Indianapolis, IN which is one of the Sravana Maasa's special event. Devotees participated with full devotion and lots of Prasadams were made for the wedding. Special garlands and plenty of flowers were the highlight for the event. Event started with the procession inside the temple along with bhajans and keerthanas (songs) were offered.
Please have a look at the images from the event.
Sri Ramaswamy Bhattar has performed Sri Ganesha Havan and Pooja in Indianapolis, IN on Sunday, July 27 2014. There were many participants attended the event to get the blessing from lord Ganesha. Below pictures are coming from Temple Gallery Page - Thanks for the Images!
A special alankaram applied for lord Siva in Florida, Tampa temple. So special, that it seemed that lord was re-born. Please see some beautiful images below.
Sri Ramaswamy Bhattar had a chance to perform the Kumbabhisham and Prana Prathistapan ceremony from May 6th to 12th at the Hindu Temple of Dayton, Dayton, OH. There were many priests present from the various temples to participate in this ceremony. Daily there was recitations for Sri Ganesha, Shiva, Vishnu Deities with special poojas of Vastu homam, Tulasi pooja, Agni Pratistapana, Maha Ganapati pooja, Kalasha pooja, Ganapathi Atharvashersha, Mantra Pushpam, Sri Suktam, and aarathi. May the Lord bless the Dayton, OH temple and their devotees. Please take a look at some beautiful pics below from the event.