Mar 19

Sri Rama Navami Celebration

MHT is celebrating 2017 Divine Kalyanam of Sri Sita Rama Swamy 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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Please 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

Jan 30

Lord Ayyapa Swamy Pooja on Feb 5th, 2017

Maine Hindu Temple (MHT) is hosting Lord Shri Ayyappa Swamy pooja.  Lord Ayyappan is worshiped to attain great success in all aspects of life which is followed by Bhajans. At the Lord Shri Ayyappa Swamy pooja, all devotees will experience the sheer pleasure of the supreme bliss after having a glimpse of the religiously decorated presiding deity Lord Shri Ayyappa. Poojari Pradeep Sharma from Boston will be performing Lord Shri Ayyappa Swamy pooja, on Sunday, Feb 5th , 2017.

Lord Shri Ayyappa Swamy is also called as “Hariharasuta”, the son of Vishnu (Hari), the saviour and Hara (Shiva), the destroyer AS WELL AS ‘Dharma Sastha’, for he is considered by some to be born out of the union between Mohini (an avatar of Vishnu) and Shiva.

Program details (Tentative)

11:00 am – Kalash Puja & Abhishekam
11:30 am – Alankaram & Ashthoram
11:45 am – Padi puja
12:00 am – Naivedyam & Aarati
12:15 am – Harivarasanam
12:30 pm – Prasad
01:00 pm – Cleanup

Grand sponsorship of the event        –  $501.00
Lord Shri Ayyapa Swamy Abhishekam is  – $51.00 (non-members – $75) 

Please RSVP as soon as possible to confirm your attendance.

All community members are encouraged to bring the flowers, prasad for the above event. 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 Lord Shri Ayyapa Swamy Abhishekam pooja.

Sincerely,

MHT Board