Jun 18

MHT upcoming June/July events

MHT would like to thank you for your continued support. Below is an update on the upcoming June/July MHT events

HANUMAN CHALISA PARAYAN: 06/24 – Saturday
Hanuman Chalisa was composed by legendary poet Tulsidas who was also an ardent devotee of Lord Rama. It has 40 poetic verses, hence the name ‘Chalisa.’ It is widely believed that Hanuman Chalisa has some sort of clandestine divinity associated with it. Anybody can recite the godly 40 verses, irrespective of the age.

shrīguru charana saroja raja nija mana mukuru sudhāri।
baranau raghubara bimala jasu jo dāyaku phala chāri॥
buddhihīna tanu jānikai sumirau pavanakumāra।
bala budhi bidyā dehu mohi harahu kalesa bikāra॥

Program details:
09.00 AM – 09:30 AM – Pooja Sankalpam
09:30 AM – 12:00 PM – Hanuman Chalisa chanting – 40 Times
12:00 PM – 12:30 PM – Ashtothram (With Betel Leaves & Flowers) & Aarti
12:30 PM – 01:30 PM – Prasad distribution and Cleaning.

These are the many benefits of reading the Hanuman Chalisa on a regular basis and hope it will help you to live a better live and do away with all your troubles.

Hanuman Chalisa Sponsorship: $11.00 (members) and $15 (non-members)

All devotees are requested to bring Prasamdam, flowers, and fruits for the above events.

Guru Poornima: 07/08 – Saturday
MHT is celebrating auspicious occasion of Guru Poornima which falls on Sunday the July 8th of this year according to Drik Panchang and entire MHT community is cordially invited for celebrating Guru Poornima.


Program details:
09.00 AM – 10.00 AM – Baba Abhishekam and Alankaram
10.00 AM – 10:15 AM – Saibaba Ashtothram
10:15 AM – 11:00 AM – Bhajans
11:00 AM – 11:30 AM – Nivedyam and Aarti
11:30 AM onwards prasadam distribution and cleaning

All devotees are requested to bring Prasamdam, flowers, and fruits for the above events.

MHT clean up: 07/15 – Saturday (Tentative)

MHT is planning to clean up entire premise and fix many items that needs immediate attention like painting, fixing tiles, inventorying pooja and kitchen items. We also need volunteers for the activities . Kindly email info@mainehindutemple.org if you would like to volunteer.

Fund raising efforts

  • Community giving campaign towards priest acquisition: As MHT kicked off this very important initiative and more than 2 dozen individual signed up and we are still looking for same amount of individuals to sign up. Please consider making a contribution by clicking through the donation/pledge form. Aparna Basani volunteered to lead the donation/pledge campaign towards priest acquisition. MHT wants to personally thank all of you who have committed to pledge in this campaign.
  • Baba Anniversary ornaments acquisition:  It is nice to have ornaments acquired before Baba’s anniversary, so please consider making a contribution towards this effort. Sakuntala volunteered to lead the donation/pledge campaign towards ornament acquisition. MHT wants to personally thank all of you who have committed to pledge in this campaign.

For those of you who have not yet contributed, MHT hopes you will consider pledging in doing whatever you can to help maintain and acquire priest at Maine Hindu Temple.

Other MHT initiatives

BalaGokulam for kids/Spiritual learning for adults -Sunday
Ages   : Kids well as adults. Those who are interested in signing up their kids please do so as soon as possible. Adults can join spiritual learning and discussions too.

MHT Wellness (Adults) – Sunday
MHT will conduct Zumba for its members towards wellness program.

A nominal fee will be charged for BalaGokulam and MHT Wellness program. Please contact Neelima for the fees and the exact schedule

Donate supplies
MHT needs pooja material for daily as well as for the Thursday Bhajan. MHT also needs kitchen material for prasadam distribution. MHT appreciates generous donation towards supplies.

Please RSVP as soon as possible to confirm your attendance for any of the above event. Please email info@mainehindutemple.org, visit our website http://www.mainehindutemple.org, or call (207) 370-0475, if anyone needs more details or clarifications regarding above events. Community members are requested to sign up for various volunteer works to help with daily operations of  MHT. As always, we appreciate your help and support. May God bless you all.

Sincerely,

MHT Board
June 18, 2017

Mar 19

Sri Rama Navami Celebration

MHT is celebrating 2017 Divine Kalyanam of Sri Sita Rama on Saturday, 8th April 2017. Our Priest Pradeep sharma is coming from Boston to perform the Kalyan Mahostav.

Entire community is cordially invited for the Kalyanam (click here for PDF invitation)

The program details are as below:

1) 09:00 AM to 10:30 AM: Kalyanam Preparation work
2) 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM: Welcome, registrations
3) 11:00 AM  to 2:00 PM

SRI RAMA THARAKA MANTRA HOMAM
SRI RAMA ABHISHEKAM
ALANKARAM WITH BHAJANS AND CLASSICAL SINGING
KALAYANA UTSAVA SANKALPAM, KALYANAM UTSAVAM
ARCHANA and ARATHI
PRASADAM DISTRIBUTION

4) 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM: Lunch – Prepared by volunteers and served in a traditional Indian style .

We also need volunteers for the following Seva. Kindly email info@mainehindutemple.org if you would like to volunteer.

1) Cooking and decorations
2) Registration, crowd control and Runners
3) Food Serving
4) Photography and Video
5) Parking
6) Cleanup & trash collection
7) Kids program

Here is the invitation and Maine Hindu Temple is looking for sponsors from the community members.

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Page2Please RSVP as soon as possible to confirm your attendance. MHT needs accurate count to manage Divine Kalyanam efficiently and prepare food for all the community members. We are looking forward to seeing you at Sri Sita Rama Kalyanam.

Please email info@mainehindutemple.org, visit our website http://www.mainehindutemple.org, or call (207) 370-0475, if anyone needs more details or clarifications regarding Divine Kalyanam of Sri Sita Rama Swamy. Thank you for your continued support.

Sincerely,

MHT Board
March 19, 2017

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Feb 18

Maha Shivaratri Celebrations

Maine Hindu Temple (MHT) is celebrating Hindu festival Maha Shivaratri with devotion and religious fervor in honour of the Lord Shiva on Feb 24th, 2017. Celebrating the festival of Maha Shivaratri,  devotees observe day and night fast and perform ritual worship of Shiva Lingam to appease Lord Shiva.

Background* : The fourteenth day of every lunar month or the day before the new moon is known as Shivratri. Among all the twelve Shivarathri that occur in a calendar year, Mahashivratri, the one that occurs in February-March is of the most spiritual significance. On this night, the northern hemisphere of the planet is positioned in such a way that there is a natural upsurge of energy in a human being. This is a day when nature is pushing one towards one’s spiritual peak. It is to make use of this, that in this tradition, we established a certain festival which is nightlong. To allow this natural upsurge of energies to find their way,one of the fundamentals of this nightlong festival is to ensure that you remain awake with your spine vertical throughout the night.
* Courtesy of Isha Sadhguru


The day of Maha Shivaratri is spent in meditation on Lord Shiva and fasting. The Shiva Linga at the temple is bathed with milk, honey and water, and offerings are made to Lord Shiva in the form of fruits, and other specially prepared foods. Devotees sing and chant the sacred Panchakshara mantra “Om Namah Shivaya” mantras.

Program Details : February 24, 2017Friday (Maha Shivaratri day)
07:00 pm08.30 pm : Rudra  Abhishekam
08:30 pm – 09.00 pm : Alankaram & Shiva Archana
09:00 pm – 09.30 pm : Prasadam distribution
09:30 pm – Cleanup

Lord Shiva Bhajan 
MHT is planning to keep temple open until midnight and after that if required. Devotees can sing Lord Shiva Bhajans throughout the night.

Sponsorship
Rudra Abhishekam    :        $21.00 (members) and $26 (non-members)

Maha Shivaratri Abhishekam is done with panchamrutham using Milk, Ghee, Curd, Honey, and Coconut Water to please Lord Siva. All devotees are requested to bring Milk, Sugar, Ghee, Honey, Water, Flowers, variety of Fruits and Prasadam.

We need volunteers for celebrating  Maha Shivaratri, so please contact MHT to discuss the event in details.  Volunteers are needed for registration, decoration, perform Puja, crowd control, Prasad distribution and clean up. Please sign up for any of the seva as soon as possible. Please email info@mainehindutemple.org or call (207) 370-0475 if anyone needs more details or clarifications. Thank you for your continued support.

We are looking forward to seeing you all at  Maha Shivaratri Celebrations.

Sincerely,

MHT Board