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PAUNARUDDHARANA MAHAABHISHEKAM_DAY 3
  Date : 03-27-2015

OMKARA MAHAGANAPATHY DEVASTHANAM

THE HINDU TEMPLE OF CENTRAL TEXAS
4309 Midway Drive, Temple, TX 76502
www.hindutemple.org /254 771 1270
 
PUNARUDDHARANA MAHA ABHISHEKAM DAY 3 – SATURDAY, 3/28/2015
 
In accordance with the Shastras, the Punarudharana Maha-abhishekam of the Hindu Temple of Central Texas, OMKARA MAHAGANAPATHY DEVASTHANAM, is continuing through Sunday the 29th. This unique ceremony, occurs every twelve years after the establishment of a temple to renew, nurture, and preserve the divine presence of the deities; and to revitalize the dedication of the devotees and their connection to the divine power.  The rituals are performed by a group of scholarly priests in accordance with the Agama Shastra and Vedic Traditions.  
 
The 1st & 2nd days' (Thursday the 26th & Friday the 27th) events were completed successfully.
2nd Day

The Third day's (March 28, Saturday) events are as follows:
  
8:45 AM  -  11:30 AM
Vigneswara Pooja,   Punyaham,   
Ganapathy Homam,   Moola Mantra Homam,   
  Purusha Suktha Homam,   Sri Suktha Homam,   
  Durga Suktha Homam,   Rudra Homam,   
  Poornahuti,   Deeparadhana,   Annadanam

3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM
Vigneswara Pooja,   Punyaham,   
  Ganapathy Homam,   Moola Mantra Homam,   
  Ayyappa - Subramanya - Nagaraja  Moola Mantra Homam,   
  Poornahuti,   Deeparadhana.   Prasadam

5:30 – 7:30 p.m.: Cultural & Social Program
        5:30 p.m. Bharatanatyam Dance by Janani from Dallas.
        6:15 p.m. Community leaders visit the temple and address the devotees. 
                        Danny Dunn – Hon Mayor of Temple
                        Ms. Marion Grayson – Hon Mayor of Belton

Other invitees include: 

                           Jonathan Graham  -   Temple   City Manager
                           Gary Smith         -       Temple   Police Chief
                           Mitch Randles      -      Temple Fire Chief
                          Jonathan Christian ....     "      Fire Marshall

Sam A. Listi           .....  Belton City Manager

6:30 p.m. Spiritual Lecture by Swami Shivatmananda (formerly, Br. Girish Chaitanya) 
Topic: Temples, Hindu Culture & 2nd Generation.  

For a schedule of events for all the four days, please visit: http://hindutemple.org and "click to view Pooja schedule"
 
Please note: 

There is a display by Sai Art Gallery (Shankar Rao Ravulapati) from Chicago with the following items on sale: Divine pictures with exquisite details, Tanjore Paintings, Indian fashion jewelry silver w/ gold plated, designer saris, beads, rubys, emeralds etc. May contact the owner, Sri Shankar Rao Ravulapati @ 630 201 5405 or shankarravul@yahoo.com
 
The trophies of the Mythology Quiz held on 02/07/2015 will be distributed to the participants after the noon Maha Deeparadhana on Sunday, March 29th. 
 
The raffle tickets will be drawn after the Kalyana Mahotsavam on Sunday the 29th.

Priests:
    Sreeram Hariharan 
    BS Srinidhi
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