Dec 21

2016 Year end MHT newsletter

MHT board takes this opportunity thanks to each and every one who volunteered, supported MHT throughout the year 2016 and wishing the community and its members “Happy Holidays and A Happy New Year 2017“.

BalaGokulam program for Children
MHT would like to start a new BalaGokulam program for Children to engage, appreciate, learn and practice Hindu way of living called “Sanatana Dharma”.  Children need spiritual learning through fun activities and the BalaGokulam program provides an opportunity for children to perform skits and sing devotional songs during temple events. The activities are planned for Children’s physical, intellectual, social and spiritual development.

Below activities are offered and a weekly schedule will be sent out with allotted time for each of these activities.

  • Shlokas
  • Bhagavad-Gita Verses
  • Devotional songs
  • Stories/Indian games/Children Skits/dramas/Meditation
  • Fitness through Zumba

When                     : Saturdays (exact timing will be communicated later)
Ages                      : 3 to 15
Monthly Fees          : $20 for MHT members and $30 for non-members

Many thanks to Neelima Namburi (MS, MBA), who has volunteered to organize the BalaGokulam program at MHT.

MHT would also like to extend Zumba for adults.
When                    : Saturdays (exact timing will be communicated later)
Monthly Fees          : $15 for MHT members and $25 for non-members

Please reach out to MHT through email or in person during Bhajans for BalaGokulam program sign up.

Year End donation
MHT would like to remind the community that there are just 10 days left for any year end donation. MHT board will make a matching contribution to certain amount.

2017 Membership drive
MHT invites all of the community to become a member of MHT.  A yearly membership fee per family is $101 that includes preferences and a discount to the all services offered by MHT. Being a MHT member provides an opportunity to volunteer,  get involved with MHT programs and go even further.

Community giving campaign towards priest acquisition
Please consider making a contribution by clicking through the donation/pledge form. Many thanks to Aparna Basani, who has volunteered to lead the donation/pledge campaign.

Donate supplies
MHT needs pooja materials for daily as well as for the Thursday Bhajans and also needs kitchen supplies for prasadam distribution.

Please email info@mainehindutemple.org or call (207) 370-0475, if anyone needs more details or clarifications regarding BalaGokulam program or various fundraising campaigns. Thank you for your continued support.

Sincerely,

MHT Board

Dec 05

MHT Fundraising campaign

With infusing vital energy and innovation of life into the new Shri Sai Baba Idol at the Maine Hindu Temple (MHT), it is necessary to perform pooja and other necessary rituals to Shri Sai Baba on a daily basis.  MHT needs to acquire priest and upgrade the temple facilities to better serve the community.  MHT is kicking off various fundraising campaigns and your generous donation will make a difference in the coming years, so please consider donating to MHT.  Every dollar counts and with your help, we can reach our goal.

  • Community giving campaign towards priest acquisition: As MHT kicks off this very important initiative, please consider making a contribution by clicking through the donation/pledge form. Aparna Basani volunteered to lead the donation/pledge campaign towards priest acquisition. MHT wants to personally thank all of you who have committed to pledge in this campaign.  For those of you who have not yet contributed, MHT hopes you will consider pledging in doing whatever you can to help maintain and acquire priest at Maine Hindu Temple.
  • Yearend matching contribution: Just a month left in the year 2016 and please considers donating to MHT to better serve the community. Your donation doubles with MHT board members matching program to some extent.
  • Kid’s engagement program : MHT is looking for a volunteer or volunteers who could engage and teach kids our Hindu culture and heritages at MHT.
  • Donate supplies : MHT needs pooja material for daily as well as for the Thursday Bhajan. MHT also needs kitchen material for prasadam distribution. MHT appreciates generous donation towards supplies.

Also, be sure to get involved with MHT programs to the community go even further.   MHT also would like to remind important safety considerations when volunteering for performing daily pooja and other necessary rituals to Shri Sai Baba.  Please speak with MHT board members for following safety steps and other details.

Please email info@mainehindutemple.org or call (207) 370-0475 if anyone needs more details or clarifications regarding various fundraising campaigns. Thank you for your continued support.

Sincerely,

MHT Board

Nov 06

Sri Satyanarayana Swamy Vratam and Kartika Purnima Rudrabhisekham, on Sunday, Nov 13th , 2016

Maine Hindu Temple (MHT) is hosting one of the most commonly performed ritualistic prayers by Hindu are the Satyanarayan Vratam which is a worship of the Lord Satyanarayan and the embodiment of eternal truth. Poojari Pradeep Sharma from Boston will be performing Sri Satyanarayana Swamy Vratam and Kartika Purnima Rudrabhisekham, on Sunday, Nov 13th , 2016

The Spiritual Significance of Satyarayan Vratam : Satya means Truth and Narayan mean the one that abides in everything and everybody. The vratam and worship of Satyanarayan who is a form of the Lord Vishnu, suggests that to overcome problems and difficulties in life caused either due to deeds of previous birth or similar factors can be overcome by worshipping the Lord of Truth. Devoting time to the Truth and worshipping is a way of being truthful to oneself and being truthful to others. The more honest and truthful, we come, the better we can worship Lord Narayan in ourselves as well as others.

Kartika Purnima Rudrabhisekham is an excellent Pooja for all round Shanti and success in all undertakings. Lord Shiva has eleven forms of Rudra and during the Rudrabhisekham all the eleven Rudras are worshiped. The Pooja is performed with the prescribed ingredients, Japas repeated and ends with Poornahuti and Shanti paath.

Sri Satyanarayana Swamy Vratam and Kartika Purnima Rudrabhisekham details (11/13/2016)

4:00 PM To 4:30 PM       Pooja preparation work
4:30 PM To 7:00 PM       Sri Satyanarayana Swamy Vratam and Kartika Purnima Rudrabhisekham
7:00 PM To 7.30 PM       Prasad/Maha Prasad
7:30 PM                        Clean-up

Sponsorship : MHT will provide necessary pooja items and advance registration is mandatory for MHT to prepare necessary arrangements.

  • Sri Satyanarayana Swamy Vratam  and Kartika Purnima Rudrabhisekham for a nominal fee of $75 if registered before 11/10/2016
  • Sri Satyanarayana Swamy Vratam  and Kartika Purnima Rudrabhisekham for a nominal fee of $101 if registered after  11/10/2016

All the sponsors registered before 11/10/2016 are guaranteed with necessary pooja items supplied by MHT.

All community members are encouraged to bring the flower, prasad for the above event. Volunteers needed for registration, decoration, perform Puja, crowd control, Prasad distribution and clean up. Please sign up for any of the seva on the Sri Satyanarayana Swamy Vratam and Kartika Purnima Rudrabhisekham celebrations. 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 at  Sri Satyanarayana Swamy Vratam and Kartika Purnima Rudrabhisekham celebrations.

Sincerely,

MHT Board