First Anniversary, Snana Purnima, Discourses and Ratha Yatra and more in Austin Hindu Temple


Saturday, May 31, 2014  Quick Links: Priest ServicesRequest Featured Article Regular Abhishekam Schedule Donate Calendar Gurukulam Temple Hours Directions to the Temple Info. on MainTemple Hanuman Jayanthi RamNavamiCelebration  GuruMadir Kumbhabhishekam  Vaikuntha Ekadasi  Kumbhabhisheka Photos Main Temple More Photos NarasimhaKalyanam Thiruvadipooram Devi Navaratri Guru Purnima Ratha Yatra Contact Info: Temple Web Link  Tell your friends to join. This the best way to stay informed.    Hari Om, Devotees: Namaste. The month of June is filled with many important religious events happening in Austin.

At AHT, it starts with the first anniversary of the Mahakumbhabhishekam of the Main Temple on June 2nd and ends with Sri Jagannath’s Ratha Yatra on the 29th.It also gives us immense pleasure to see that Austin will have two new Temples, to be inaugurated this month: (1) Sri Venkateswar Temple of Austin (an extension of Sri Shirdi Sai Baba Temple, Cedar Park): Kumbhabhishekam (grand opening) has been set for June 18th – 22nd. Program details are available HERE. (2) Chinmaya Mission Austin: Various rituals and ceremonies preceding Prana Pratishta at Chinmaya Sundaram are happening from June 16th through 24th, to be followed by the installation of the deities and H.H. Swami Tejomayananda’s visit on June 26th and 27th, 2014.

The location of the new facility is 12825 Burnet Road, Austin TX 78727 (behind the TX-Tag building). We strongly believe that both of these events are major milestones for the Hindu Community of Austin in general. These new additions will enrich the community’s experience and serve its diverse needs for many years to come in the Central Texas area. We congratulate the organizations and wish them all the best. We encourage all devotees to enjoy and support various June events happening in and around the AHT, with their participation.

May Lord bless us all, and may we all grow together in serving the community. With Humble Regards, Management, Austin Hindu Temple & Community Center Monday, June 2, 2014 Main Temple Anniversary Register Now! 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm: Moola Manthra Homam for all Dieties 7:00 pm: Abhishekam for Lord Shiva 7:30 pm – 8:15pm: Veda Parayanam 8:30 pm: Harathi Saturday, June 7, 2014 .

Cultural programs to commemorate the first year anniversary. If you are interested in showcasing your talent and sharing your artistry with the community please send your information (name/s of participants , description of item, time duration ) before June 1st. Thursday, June 12, 2014 6:30 pm: Samoohika Satyanarayana Puja Devotees are requested to bring following items (i) 8 betel leaves (ii) 2 coconuts (iii) 25 number of coins (iv)flowers (v) fruits (vi) prasadam.

To plan better devotees are requested to register by clicking HERE. Saturday, June 14, 2014 5:30 pm: Sri Jagannatha’s Deba Snana Purnima Celebration  Sponsorshiop: $21 6:30 pm: Sundarkand Recital Wednesday, Jun 18, 2014 Bruhaspathi in Karkataka Raasi Transition 6:30 pm: Abhishekam ($21) 7:00 pm: Bruhaspathi Homam ($31) June 24-25th and June 27-28th Discourse by Brahmasri Samavedam Shanmukha Sarma on Hanuman Chalisa Aantaryamu and Devi Bhagavatam Saturday, June 28, 2014 6:00 pm: Sri Jagannatha’s Netra Utsava Sunday, June 29, 2014 5:00 pm:

Sri Jagannath Ratha Yatra 2:00 pm: Meet Renowed Telugu Poet, Lyricist Sri Sirivennala Seethrama Shastry, songs by Parthu Sunday, July 6, 2014 10: 30 am: Bahuda Yatra (Return Trip of Sri Jagannath)  Featured Article: Deva Snana Purnima, a ritual public bathing ceremony of Sri Jagannatha held annually on the full moon day of the Hindu month Jyestha, is an important festival that attracts thousands of visitors to Puri. Sri Jagannath is worshipped in a humanized way with elaborate daily rituals and special festival rituals throughout the year.  The first in a series of summer festivals is called Chandan Yatra which lasts for three weeks.

Every evening, Sri Jagannath, in his portable replica forms (utsava vigrahas) called Madan Mohan – Rama Krushna, leaves the temple to take a boat ride in a nearby lake along which devotees sing and dance. As the heat intensifies, the Lord desires a grand outdoor shower. The deities, Jagannatha, Balabhadra, and Subhadra, huge and heavy as they may be, are carried in a grand ceremonial procession to the Snana Mandap (bathing altar) located in the northeast corner of the temple wall visible from the street. Here, on the day of Snana Purnima, 108 large vessels of coolspring water perfumed with sandal wood paste and other fragrances are poured ceremonially over the deities.

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