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RATHA SAPTHAMI - FEB 3RD, Friday

 

 

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Ratha Sapthami is the day when the sun switches over from the zodiac sign Simha Rasi to Makara Rasi on this " Magha SuddhaSapthami " day.  Astronomically, the event marks a change in the trajectory of the sun's path, which affects the planetary movements. The Sun commences its journey towards the northern hemisphere on this day. In the Vedas Lord Vishnu is also described as being seated in the midst of the disc of the Sun; so much so that over time Vishnu worship merged with Sun worship celebrated on a grand scale on this day.

Prahlada Varada Narasimha Swamy ( Lord Vishnu's  Avatara) along with his Consorts Sri Devi/ Bhudevi are taken on a procession around the temple.  Come and celebrate this auspicious event.

Praying to Surya / Vishnu/ Narashima  on this day will give you peace, removes obstacles, helps you to stay steady on the path of righteousness and keeps our mind steadfast on the goals we want to achieve.  

 

Evening Program:

6.00 PM:  Abhishekam for Sri Lakshmi Narasimha & Sridevi Bhoodevi Sameta Prahlada Varada Swami Utsav Moorties

7.30 PM:  Ratha Sapthami special Ratha Yatra  for Sri Devi Bhu Devi
Sametha  Sri Prahlada Varada Narasimha Swamy
7.45 PM Archana for Lord Suryanarayana and Lord Lakshmi Narashima swamy
8.00 PM: Maha Mangala Aarathi followed by Thirtha, Prasadam and Dinner

Dinner Provided at the temple, your donations for food are welcome.

Please join us to celebrate special Ratha Sapthami celebrations. 

 

 

Upcoming Events:

 

February 9th Thai Poosam -details to follow

 

February 10th Lunar Eclipse (5.34 Pm to 8.54pm) Temple will be closed.

 

Due to eclipse MahaLakshmi Abhishekam will be on February 18 Saturday 11.00 Am

 

February 24 - Maha Shivarathri

 

Temple Closings -

 

Temple closed on following Wednesday's January 18, 25, February 1st, 8th and 15th.


 

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4870 Whitneyville Ave. SE

ADA, MI 49301

 

Physical Address:

4870 Whitneyville Ave. SE

ADA, MI 49301

 

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