Oct 14

Diwali Celebrations – October 19th, 2017

The festival of lights, Diwali is celebrated with full vigor and enthusiasm all over the World. Sri Lakshmi puja is one of the important rituals performed during the festival of Diwali, and this is performed to invite Goddess Lakshmi. Let us all gather to celebrate this traditional “Festival of Lights” and offer our prayers to Goddess Lakshmi.

Diwali falls on a dark moon night which is then illuminated with the shine of earthen diyas and lamps.

This festival is devoted to the praise and worship of Goddess Lakshmi, goddess of wealth and luster. In her honor, Lakshmi Puja is performed religiously during the evenings, generally after sunset.

Diwali Lakshmi Puja
program details
(10/19/2017)
  • 6:00 PM to 6:30 PM – Pooja Preparations, Archana & Diya Registrations
  • 6:30 PM to 7:00 PM – Deeparadhana, Sri Maha Lakshmi Ashtothram with New Coins & Rose Flowers
  • 7:00 to 7:45 PM – Decorating Diyas
  • 7:45 PM to 8:15 PM – Sri Maha Lakshmi Aarti and Sai Dhoop Aarti
  • 8:15 PM to 9:00 PM – Prasadam Distribution, Cleaning
Sponsorship Details:

Diwali Lakshmi Puja & Diwali Diya Lighting is $21. Please email to info@mainehindutemple.org for Registrations.

All community members are encouraged to bring flowers, prasad for the Lakshmi Puja.

Volunteers needed for registration, decoration, perform Puja, crowd control, Prasad distribution and clean up. Please sign up for any of the seva on the auspicious Diwali Lakshmi Puja celebrations.

Please email info@mainehindutemple.org or call (207) 370-0475 for more details. Thank you for your continued support. We are looking forward to seeing you at MHT Diwali Lakshmi Puja celebrations.

Sincerely,
MHT Board
October 13, 2017

Sep 11

Navaratri Celebrations – 2017

MHT is celebrating 2017 Navaratri from Wednesday, 20th September 2017 to Saturday, 30th September . MHT is open daily for Navratri Bhajan’s from 6.30pm – 7.30pm, followed by Aarti and Prasad.

Nine days of navratri puja includes, Devi puja and Lalitha sahasranama, Laxmi sahasranama and Sarawati sahasranama. Navratri depicts the spiritual evolution in life of a worshipper. The mother aspect of god is worshipped as Maha Durga, Maha Laxmi & Maha Saraswati.

We need community members to sponsor for Navratri events for all 9 days. The sponsor can take any of the 9 days and will be allocated on first come first basis. The sponsorship includes:

– Organizing puja & aarti for a day
– Bringing prasad & flowers and after clean up for a day
– Organizing Devi bhajans for a day
– Sending out an invitaion to all their respective friends and families to participate for the event for that particular day

We request the community to participate in the above sponsorship and bring their friends and families for an evening of worship and bhajans.

All devotees are encouraged to bring Prasad & flowers for the daily Navratri Bhajan events.

The Program details are as follows:
Day 1 of Navratri – September 20, 2017 (MHT)
Tithi – Pratipada
Ritual – Ghatstaphna, Goddess Worshipped – Shailaputri (Daughter of Mountain), Offerings to the Goddess – Ghee and Color to be worn on the Day – Red

Day 2 of Navratri – September 21, 2017 (Devi & Lahari)
Tithi – Dwitiya
Ritual – Chandra Darshan, Goddess Worshipped – Brahmacharini, Offerings to the Goddess – Sugar and Color to be worn on the Day – Royal Blue

Day 3 of Navratri – September 22, 2017 (Ankita, Manali, Neha, Rekha & Deepashri)
Tithi – Tritiya
Ritual – Sindoor Tritiya, Goddess Worshipped – Chandraghanta, Offerings to the Goddess – Milk and Color to be worn on the Day – Yellow

Day 4 of Navratri – September 23, 2017(Sheily, Neha, Mamata & Lakshmi)
Tithi  Chaturthi
Ritual – Varad Vinayaka Chauth, Goddess Worshipped – Kushmanda, Offerings to the Goddess – Malpua and Color to be Worn on the Day – Green

Day 5 of Navratri – September 24, 2017(Sumitra, Sanjana & Pavitra)
Tithi – Panchami
Ritual – Upang Lalita Vrat, Goddess Worshipped – Skandamata, Offerings to the Goddess – Bananas and Color to be Worn on the Day – Grey

Day 6 of Navratri – September 25, 2017 (Need a sponsor)
Tithi – Shashthi
Ritual – Saraswati Awahan, Goddess Worshipped – Katyayani mata, Offerings to the Goddess – Honey and Color to be Worn on the Day – Orange

Day 7 of Navratri – September 26, 2017 (Need a sponsor)
Tithi – Saptami
Ritual – Saraswati Puja, Goddess Worshipped – Kaalratri mata, Offerings to the Goddess – Jaggery Dishes and  Color to be Worn on the Day  White

Day 8 of Navratri – September 27, 2017 (Debalina, Lakshmi Priya, Sangeetha & Minakshi)
Tithi – Ashtami
Ritual – Maha Gauri Puja; Durga Ashthami, Goddess Worshipped – Mahagauri, Offerings to the Goddess – Coconut and Color to be Worn on the Day – Pink

Day 9 of Navratri – September 28, 2017 (Aparna & Venkat Basani)
Tithi – Navami
Ritual – Ayudha puja, Navami Homam, Goddess Worshipped – Siddhidaatri, Offerings to the Goddess – Grains and Color to be Worn on the Day – Sky Blue

Day 10 of Navratri – September 29, 2017 (Bhargavi, Vani, Devi & Nagina)
Tithi – Dashami
Navratri Parana Time to break Fasting

Day 11 of Navratri – September 30, 2017. (Bajan Mandal/Poonam & Rashmi)

Event Details:
6.30pm – 7.30pm            – Bhajan
7.30pm – 7.45pm            – Aarti
7.45pm – 8.30pm            – Prasad
8.30pm – 9.00pm            – Cleanup

MHT needs volunteers for the above events for all the days. Kindly email info@mainehindutemple.org if you would like to volunteer.

We are grateful for your support, participation, and generosity for this noble cause! Thank you for your continued support. We are looking forward to seeing you at  Navratri. Please email info@mainehindutemple.org or call (207) 370-0475 if anyone needs more details or clarification.

Sincerely,

MHT Board
September 11, 2017

Aug 22

Sri Ganesh Chaturthi (24th Thursday to 26th Saturday, Aug 2017)

Maine Hindu Temple (MHT) invites all the community members along with family and friends to celebrate the birthday of our most loved deity Lord Ganesha known as Sri Ganesh Chaturthi.

Ganesha who is the younger son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati is known by 108 different names among devotees and in mythology. Ganpati, the God of good beginnings is prayed to on special occasions. Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated with great pomp and fervor in most parts of the country.

The program details:

08/24 Thursday – DAY1
6.00 pm – Sri Ganesh Stapana, Ashtothram and Nivedanam
7.30 pm – Sri Ganasha Aarti
8.00 pm – Prasad distribution
9.00 pm – Cleaning

08/25- Friday  – DAY 2
7 pm – Archana, Nivedyam, Sri Ganapathi Aarti
8 PM – Prasad distribution

08/26 – Saturday – DAY 3
10 AM – Archana, Nivedyam, Sri Ganapathi Aarti followed by Ganesh Visarjan.
11 AM – Prasad distribution

Lord Ganesh Chaturthi Archana : $21

We are grateful for your support, participation and generosity in this noble cause! Devotees are welcome to bring Prasadam, flowers, and fruits during Sri Ganesh Chaturthi.

Maine Hindu Temple needs an accurate count to provide Pooja articles, manage Prasadam and other arrangements for all the community members. Maine Hindu Temple humbly requests all the community members for Sri Ganesh Chaturthi Pooja and offer a donation for Sri Ganesh Chaturthi Maha Laddu.

Please RSVP as soon as possible to confirm your attendance for any of the above events. 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. As always, we appreciate your help and support. May God bless you all.

Sincerely,

MHT Board