Aug 17

Varalakshmi Vratham – August 26, 2016

MHT will be celebrating Varalakshmi Vratham on 26th August 2016. Goddess Lakshmi is also known as the Varalakshmi and MHT is celebrating the Vara Laxmi Vratam in her honor. The Varalaxmi Vratam is celebrated to receive the blessings of Goddess Lakshmi who bestows boons and fulfills all desires of her devotees.

Varalakshmi Vratham Program details:
6.30pm – 7.30pm        Varalakshmi pooja
7.30pm – 8.00pm        Aarti
8.00pm                      Prasad distribution

Varalakshmi Vratham Sponsorship cost : $11
There is no limit to the number of Sponsor. The sponsor needs to bring coconut for kalsh, flowers, fruits and prasad for the Varalakshmi Vratham and MHT will provide rest of the pooja material for the  event.

All community members are welcome and encouraged to participate and receive Goddess Lakshmi blessing and encouraged to bring flowers and Prasadam for the above function. Please RSVP as soon as possible to confirm your attendance. Please email info@mainehindutemple.org, call (207) 370-0475 or Varalakshmi Vratham event coordinator Anuradha Kolli at (207) 671-4190, if anyone has any questions about Varalakshmi Vratham festival. Please forward this email to any new community members.

Thank you for your continued support. We hope to see you on Friday, August 26th, 2016, for the Varalakshmi Vratham festival.
Sincerely,

MHT Board

Aug 11

Shri SaiBaba Dhanyadhivasam Utsav on Monday, August 22nd, 2016

MHT will be celebrating Shri SaiBaba Dhanyadhivasam Utsav as a 2nd step towards Shri SaiBaba Kumbhabhisekam and Prana Pratishtha Utsav. Dhanyadhivasam is done prior to Maha Samprokshanam. During Dhanyadhivasam, the Shri Sai Baba’s Murthy will be completely immersed in Dhanyam (paddy). Bhagavan is saluted through this ritual as “Vishwa-bhuk“, the protector of the Universe. The essence of the manthrams recited at this time is that the Lord is recognized as the Controller, Master and Consumer of the entire universe. It states that the food is a form of nectar and is offered to the Lord.

We have secured Priest Pradeep Sharma from Billerica Temple to perform Shri SaiBaba Dhanyadhivasam.

Program details for 22nd Aug :
5.00 pm – 8.00 pm Shri SaiBaba Dhanyadhivasam Utsav. Following Pooja will be performed during Shri SaiBaba Dhanyadhivasam Utsav.

  • Guru Prarthana
  • Ganesha pooja
  • Punyahavachanam
  • Kalasha Stapanam
  • Ganapathi Homam
  • Pradana Homam ( Sai Baba Homam )
  • Sri Suktam Homam
  • Purusha Sookta Homam
  • Maha-Poornahuthi
  • Kalasha Prakara Ustavam for Baba Kalasha Abishekam
  • Rudrabhisekham to Siva lingam
  • Harathi , Teertha Prasadam
  • Asserevadam

8.00 pm: Prasad distributionDhanyadhivasam Sponsorship cost:
Dhanyam  for Shri SaiBaba Dhanyadhivasam Utsav: $21.00 (No limit). We are looking sponsors for 3 Homam slots and additional sponsors for poojari as well for the overall event.

Shri SaiBaba Paadam
MHT is already secured Shri SaiBaba Paadam and ready to be shipped from India. We are expecting Shri SaiBaba Paadam available for the Shri SaiBaba Kumbhabhisekam and Prana Pratishtha Utsav.

Shri SaiBaba Paadam Sponsorship cost:
Minimum sponsorship cost : $11
Maximum sponsorship cost : unlimited

Below is the overall timetable for the Shri SaiBaba Prana Pratishtha Utsav

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

Thank you for your continued support. We hope to see you on Monday, August 22nd, 2016, for the Shri SaiBaba Dhanyadhivasam Utsav.
Sincerely,

MHT Board

Aug 08

Sri Krishna Janmashtami Celebrations

Krishna Janmashtami is the birthday of Hinduism’s favorite God Lord Krishna, and this year MHT is celebrating 5243th Birth Anniversary of Lord Krishna known as Krishna Janmashtami.  Maine Hindu temple cordially extends an invitation to every community member along with family and friends to celebrate Lord Krishna Janmashtami celebration using newly brought Lord Krishna and Radha Utsava Murthy.

The program details are as below:

Bhajan Kirtan               6:00 pm to 7:15 pm
Aarti                            7:15 pm to 8:00 pm
Maha Prasad                 8:00 pm onwards
Clean-up                      9:00 pm onwards

We have attached flyer for details (click here).


Depending on devotees interest midnight PUJA/AARTI will be performed. All community members are welcome and encouraged to participate and receive Lord Krishna and Goddess Radha divines blessing and 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 Krishna Janmashtami Celebrations. Thank you for your continued support. We look forward to seeing you at Krishna Janmashtami Celebrations on Saturday, 27th August 2016

Sincerely,

MHT Board