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MAKARA SANKRANTHI AYYAPPA POOJA AND PONGAL
  Date : 01-01-2018
OMKARA MAHAGANAPATHY DEVASTHANAM
 
THE HINDU TEMPLE OF CENTRAL TEXAS
4309 Midway Drive, Temple, TX 76502
www.hindutemple.org /254 771 1270
 
MAKARA SANKARANTI with AYYAPPA POOJA & PONGAL CELEBRATION
Sunday, January 14, 7:30 a.m. 

7:30 a.m.: (In Homa Kundam)Ganapathy Homam and Navagrahahomam followed by
SURYANARAYANA POOJA. Devotees fill up coconuts with ghee while Saranam Vili fills the atmosphere. 

From this year, we will have Irumudikkettu by those devotees who wear mala (rosary). They will also climb the symbolic 18 steps (now part of OM Dhyana Mandapam)

Then in main sanctum,
Sankalpam, AYYAPPA Abhishekam with Vedic Chanting
Alamkaram with bhajans & recitation of Aditya Hrudayam
Mantrapushpam, Pradakshinam, Namaskaram
Saranaghosham, lighting of the 18 steps
Recitation of Ayyappa Aarati
Omkara MahaGanapathy Pooja
Harivarasanam.
 
Special lunch that devotees prepare and bring will be served after. Pongal may be brought as Naivedyam to be shared as prasadam later. 

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