Sep 17

Samoohika Sai Baba Paaduka Pooja on Saturday, Sep 24, 2016

Maine Hindu Temple is arranging a Samoohika Sai Paaduka Pooja as a part of a Historic Sai Paduka Yatra all around the United States undertaken by Sai Datta Peetham (SDP).   As part of this Akhanda Paaduka Seva Yatra the SDP is meeting devotees across the country in order to spread the Sai Thatvam and also providing an opportunity to the devotees to conduct this Holy Event in their respective houses by inviting Baba Paadukas to their houses.

In this process, Sai Datta Peetham (SDP) kindly request’s all the community members to host, Baba Paaduka Pooja in their home or community in such a way SDP can reach many Baba devotees and so far 70,000 devotees taken part in this Holy Event. The Peetham Founder- Raghu Sankaramanchi fondly called as Raghuji (Formerly served in Vijayawada, Dilsukhnagar Baba temple, NY, NJ Baba temples) along with two other priests and Peetham volunteers are taking Baba Padukas on a ‘Rath’ (RV) to devotee’s places all across North America. In this event, every interested individual will get an opportunity to participate in Baba Paaduka Pooja.

Program details for 24the Sep :

6:00pm Guruji will come to the temple with Baba Pallaki and Paadukalu.
6:15pm to 6:30pm we will take Baba paallaki and Baba Paadukalu from the Van to our prayer hall.
6:30pm to 7:15pm Baba Paaduka pooja
7:15pm to 7:35pm Bhajans
7:35pm to 7:50pm Guruji’s speech
7:50pm ShejAarathi
8.15 pm: Prasad distribution

No Sponsorship Required for participating in this event.

Every family who will come to the temple to participate in this Samoohika Sai Paaduka Pooja will get 8X10 size Baba Picture, Baba Udhi and Baba Maha Prasadam.

Please see the below flyer for the Pooja Process on 9/24/2016 Saturday

All community members are invited to the event. Please bring flowers for the Samoohika Sai Paaduka Pooja and receive Shri SaiBaba blessing. Please RSVP as soon as possible to confirm your attendance by emailinginfo@mainehindutemple.org or calling (207) 370-0475, if anyone has any questions about the Samoohika Sai Paaduka Pooja.

Thank you for your continued support. We hope to see you on Saturday, September 24th, 2016, for the Samoohika Sai Paaduka Pooja.
Sincerely,

MHT Board

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Sep 13

Shri SaiBaba Pushapadivasam Utsav on Wednesday, Sep 21, 2016

Maine Hindu Temple will be celebrating Shri SaiBaba Pushapadivasam Utsav as the next step towards Shri SaiBaba Kumbhabhisekam and Prana Pratishtha Utsav.

Program details for 21st Sep :
5.00 pm – 8.00 pm Shri SaiBaba Pushapadivasam Utsav. Following Pooja will be performed during Shri SaiBaba Pushapadivasam Utsav.

  • Guru prarthana
  • Ganesh Pooja
  • Punyahavachanam
  • Kalasha stapanam
  • Ganapathi Homam
  • Pradana Homam ( Sai Baba Homam )
  • Sri Suktam Homam
  • Purusha Sookta Homam
  • Maha-Poornahuthi
  • Shri SaiBaba Pushapadivasam
  • Harathi , Teertha Prasadam
  • Asserevadam

8.00 pm: Prasad distribution

Sponsorship cost:
Shri SaiBaba Pushapadivasam Utsav sponsorship : $21.00 (No limit). We are looking for overall sponsors for Homan and overall the event as well.

MHT is looking for volunteers to operate the following committees:

  • Annadanam:  Take initiative to arrange, come up with a menu and provide traditional festival Indian Anna Prasadam to all devotees
  • Fundraising: Come up with an innovative fundraising idea, canvas, communicate and reach out MHT community for raising funds to the Shri SaiBaba Kumbhabhisekam, Prana Pratishtha Utsav, Shri Sai Padaam and Annadanam
  • Event Organizer: Organize event material, decorate and priest to make an event successful
  • Building Maintenance: Need volunteers who can identify and coordinates with volunteer and vendor external

MHT will provide necessary support, guidance, and material to these committee. We are looking volunteers for the above committees and appreciate signing up as soon as possible.

MHT is working on the invitation flyers for the Shri SaiBaba Prana Pratishtha Utsav (6th Oct)  and Shri Sai Padaam and Annadanam and (8th Oct) which will be sent as soon it is finalized. MHT will shortly send an invitation for the grand Shri SaiBaba Kumbhabhisekam and Prana Pratishtha Utsav.

Below is overall timetable for the Shri SaiBaba Prana Pratishtha Utsav

All community members are invited to the event. Please bring flowers for the Shri SaiBaba Pushapadivasam Utsav and subsequent days until Shri SaiBaba Kumbhabhisekam and Prana Pratishtha Utsav and receive divines blessing. Please RSVP as soon as possible to confirm your attendance by emailinginfo@mainehindutemple.org or calling (207) 370-0475, if anyone has any questions about Shri SaiBaba Pushapadivasam Utsav

Thank you for your continued support. We hope to see you on Wednesday, September 21st, 2016, for the Shri SaiBaba Pushapadivasam Utsav.
Sincerely,

MHT Board

Sep 05

Shri SaiBaba Sayanadhivasam Utsav on Tuesday , Sep 6, 2016

Maine Hindu Temple will be celebrating Shri SaiBaba Sayanadhivasam Utsav as the next step towards Shri SaiBaba Kumbhabhisekam and Prana Pratishtha Utsav.  Shri Sai Baba’s murthy is placed in a reclining position for this ritual. Shayana means bed. This bed is made up of multiple layers such as Paddy, Rice, Gingelly, Mustard and Dharbha. A ghada or khadi type of cloth is spread between each layer. The topmost layer is a silk cloth. Dwadhasha and Sribeeja Mantras are chanted.

Program details for 6th Sep :
5.00 pm – 8.00 pm Shri SaiBaba Sayanadhivasam Utsav. Following Pooja will be performed during Shri SaiBaba Sayanadhivasam Utsav.

  • Guru prarthana
  • Ganesh Pooja
  • Punyahavachanam
  • Kalasha stapanam
  • Ganapathi Homam
  • Pradana Homam ( Sai Baba Homam )
  • Sri Suktam Homam
  • Purusha Sookta Homam
  • Maha-Poornahuthi
  • Shri SaiBaba Sayanadhivasam
  • Harathi , Teertha Prasadam
  • Asserevadam

8.00 pm: Prasad distribution

Sponsorship cost:
Shri SaiBaba Sayanadhivasam Utsav sponsorship : $51.00 (No limit). We are looking for overall sponsors for the event as well.

MHT is looking for volunteers to lead and operate the following committees:

  • Annadanam:  Take initiative to arrange, come up with a menu and provide traditional festival Indian Anna Prasadam to all devotees
  • Fundraising: Come up with an innovative fundraising idea, canvas, communicate and reach out MHT community for raising funds to the Shri SaiBaba Kumbhabhisekam and Prana Pratishtha Utsav and beyond Post Prana Pratishtha
  • Event Organizer: Organize event material, decorate and priest to make an event successful
  • Building Maintenance: Need volunteer who can identify and coordinates with volunteer and vendor external

MHT will provide necessary support, guidance, and material to this committee. We are looking for lead and volunteers for above committee and appreciate signing up as a volunteer.

Additional details regarding Shri SaiBaba Prana Pratishtha Utsav will be made available as soon it is finalized. MHT will shortly send an invitation for the grand Shri SaiBaba Kumbhabhisekam and Prana Pratishtha Utsav.

Below is overall timetable for the Shri SaiBaba Prana Pratishtha Utsav

All community members are welcome and encouraged to participate and receive divines blessing. Please RSVP as soon as possible to confirm your attendance. All community members are encouraged to bring flowers and prasad for the above function . Please email info@mainehindutemple.org or call (207) 370-0475, if anyone has any questions about Shri SaiBaba Sayanadhivasam Utsav.

Thank you for your continued support. We hope to see you on Tuesday, September 6th, 2016, for the Shri SaiBaba SayanadhivasamUtsav.
Sincerely,

MHT Board