Namaste MHT devotees,

On behalf of Maine Hindu Temple, we would like to thank you for your support and contributions so far during the year 2013 calendar year. Through your contributions, you are helping to sustain MHT for Hindu community for future generation.

We greatly appreciate your donation to MHT and hope that you will continue to extend your generous support during the holiday season and in the coming years. We are just few days away for the year 2013 and any donation made before year end 2013 has tax deduction advantage under 401 c (3).

We take this opportunity to thank all the volunteers who planned the religious events, taking care of the daily rituals, taking care of the building logistics, governance and other financial matters a grand success.

We celebrated all major festival events like (Vasant panchami, Bhishma Ekadashi, Shankaracharya Jayanti, Maha Shivratri, Ram Navmi & Sri Sita Ram Kalyanam, Group Sri Satya Narayana Katha, Ayyappa Swami Puja, Gudi Padwa, Sankashthi Chaturthi, Shri Krishna Janmashtami, Ganesh Chaturthi, Guru Purnima, Navratri (Godess puja all 9 days), garba dandiya and Dussera (Sai Baba Samadhi day), Karva Chauth, Sri Lakshmi Puja on Diwali) and various functions (e.g. Sri Shirdi Sai Baba kirtan every Thursday) throughout the year 2013 attended by majority of devotees. We would like to see increased interest from our devotees in volunteering with various tasks for the year 2014. MHT Board has been focusing on getting the MHT per code with local civic authority with full certification of occupancy. We also completed significant, major necessary building infrastructure like environmental clean up, boiler room and balcony storage room dry wall as per fire department codes, smoke fire alarm system connected to the fire department and monitored by alarm company 24×7, replaced entire electrical system, heating conversion to gas for full certificate of occupancy. This required continuous discussions, dialogue, lobbying with the fire department, city code enforcement, and City officials like the Director and the Mayor. We have added full roof coverage with new architectural shingles to stop leaks in time before winter started.

There have been suggestions to replace inside temple door with traditional Indian temple door, altar area, carpeting in the main temple sanctum floor (ideally downstairs community hall also). Any sponsorship is greatly appreciated. It is a well know belief that “Dharmo rakshati rakshitah” – religion protects those who protect religion. “Mandir Jirnoddhar” (renovation of an old dilapitated temple) is a very pious, rewarding seva (volunteer work). We do not get such an opportunity every day. Please support with any and every way you can, TAN (physical seva), MAN (prayers & religious activity participation), and DHAN (donations).

We have lot more building renovation (e.g. insulation, basement heat zoning, restrooms and kitchen upgrade), cultural and religious activities ahead of us in the coming years and we seek your help and co-operation in accomplishing these tasks.

MHT is planning 2014 religious activities similar to the above list from 2013 which will be published in MHT calendar. In the mean while, feel free to send your suggestions.

Please support MHT generously so that MHT we can serve your family and entire Maine Hindu community religious needs with better services.

Thank you
MHT Board