Oct 30

Diwali Celebration at MHT

HAPPY DIWALI. Let us all gather to celebrate this traditional “Festival of Lights” and offer our prayers to Goddess Sri Lakshmi for receiving her blessings of health, wealth, prosperity, and peace.

Saturday, November 2nd. Event starts at 5 pm

5.00 – 5.30 pm Sri Lakshmi Asthoram
5.30 – 6.00 pm Sri Lakshmi Abhishekam
6.00 – 6.30 pm Deeparadhana pujadiwali-lamps-cc-shrikrisna-pundoor
6.30 – 7.00 pm Lighting of Diyas/Deepams
7.00 – 7.30 pm Sri Maha Lakshmi Aarati
8.00 pm Prasadam distribution
8.30 pm Cleanup

Advance ticket is required for performing the Puja ceremony. The advance registration closes by 11/01.
RSVP for ticket – email to info@mainehindutemple.org

Abhishekam: $5 per individuals and $10 per family registered in advance. Check or cash collected from registrants at MHT before the event.

Diyas lightning: $25 per tray with 5 Diyas per tray registered in advance. Check or cash collected from registrants at MHT before the event.

Late registration: Any left over ticket will be available at the door. $10 per individuals and $15 per family

Darshan: Free

Purchase Tickets at https://mainehindutemple.yapsody.com/

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

All community members are encouraged to bring Prasad for the above event.

Please email info@mainehindutemple.org or call (207) 370-0475 to confirm your Prasad dish.

Thank you for your continued support. We are looking forward to next year to celebrate all the auspicious festivals like this year with you.

Sincerely,
MHT Board

Sep 24

Navratri Celebration

Sri Raj Rajeshwari Sri Mahisha Mardhimni Sri Mahalakshmi Sri Mahasaraswathi Sri Lalitha Tripura Sundari Sri Gayathri Devi Sri Annapurna Devi Sri Bala Tripura Sundari Sri Durga Devi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Navratri is a festival of Hindus celebrated with devotion, love and fervor all over India. The mood of Navratri is very colorful & unique. It incorporates veneration along with commemoration by means of song and dance. Navratri basically means “Nine Nights” (“Nav” meaning nine and “Ratri” meaning nights). These nights are devoted to the reverence of Goddess Durga (Maa Durga) who exists in many forms and is the manifestation of the absolute energy that pervades the Universe. During these days and nights prayers are offered to Mother Goddess. During Navratri, Goddess Durga is decorated in her different aspects like Bala Tripura Sundari, Mahishasura Mardhini, Annapoorna, Kali, Raja Rajeshwari, Kanaka Durga, Lakshmi, Saraswati and Gayatri Devi.

For the devout these days are the sacrosanct for it is during these days when Goddess Durga takes a stock of her devotees and grants all blessings, removes ills and evils and ensures problem free life for her devotees.

During these days of festivity everyday a different alankaram is done for the diety, kumkum puja will be performed all the days. Please check the calendar for specific times and days.

Cost per family to participate is $10. All proceedings go to the temple. For more information, please contact anumkolli@gmail.com, manjullavijay@gmail.com or info@mainhindutemple.org

Kindly register if you wish to participate and/or attend the pooja.