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RATHA SAPTHAMI - January 27th, Friday


Ratha Saptami is regarded as one of the most significant and religiously relevant festivals which is celebrated across India. Ratha Sapthami is the day when the sun switches over from the zodiac sign Simha Rasi to Makara Rasi on this " MaghaSuddhaSapthami " 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.

 

Thai Poosam- Feb 4th Saturday

 

Thai Poosam is on Saturday Feb 4th. 'Thai' refers to the Tamil month and 'Poosam' refers the name of the star. Thaipusam commemorates the killing of demon Tharakasuran by Lord Murugan. On this day special puja, abhishekam, yagna, archana and deeparadhanai is held for Lord Muruga.

 

It is celebrated with great devotion in all Lord Muruga’s Temples. Many devotees fast in this day and take Kavadi, Pal Kuddam and do padayatra (walk) to Lord Muruga’sTemples. Chanting of Lord Muruga hymns and special yagnas take place in temples. Special Abhishekam to Moolavar and Uthsavar with milk, curd, panchamirtham, tender coconut, sandal, paneer, honey, thiruneer, panchakavi, fruit juices and other diraviams amidst the chanting of vedas are seen in all Lord Muruga temples. After alankaaram and maha deeparadhanai, Lord Muruga is taken on a procession around the temple.

 

We will be celebrating Thai Poosam in our temple on Saturday Feb 4th evening.

 

Program schedule for THAI POOSAM: ​

 

11.00 AM ​Sri Murugan (Kartikeya) Abhishekam ​

11.30 AM Skandi Shashti Kavacham (Group Recitation) ​

12.00 PM​ Kavadi for Kartikeya Swami

12.30 PM Archana followed by Aarti and Prasadam and lunch

 

If anyone is interested in participating in the celebrations please contact the Temple.

 

February 4th Schedule Change:

8.30 AM Suprabhatam

9.00 AM Sri Venkateshwara Swamy Abhishekam

9.30 AM Vishnu Sahasra Namam

10.30 AM Archana and Arati

 

Abhishekam Sponsorship $41

Ayyappa Puja Sponsorship $21

Archana $11

Day Sponsorship $101

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

 

January 25th Wednesday - Vasanth Panchami

January 31st Tuesday - Bhishma Ekadasi

February 18th Saturday- Maha Shivrathri

 

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Dear Devotees:

 

Please read the following guidelines carefully and follow them strictly.

 

West Michigan Hindu Temple Guidelines (Covid 19):

 

1. We are running the temple at 10% capacity of occupants which is 25 people at one time.

 

2. All devotees including children need to wear a mask before entering the temple. No one is allowed to enter into the temple without wearing a mask.

 

3. If bringing children under 12, parents to keep their kids with them at all times, to stop the spread.

 

4. Darshan to all the deities is allowed only in one direction.

 

5. Please follow the signs posted inside the temple.

 

6. All devotees need to maintain social distancing of 6 ft at all times inside the temple.

 

7. Items Not Allowed into the temple – Fruits, cooked food, any perishable food item, Milk, Yogurt, Honey, Butter and Ghee.

 

8. Flowers are allowed. Untampered 'factory sealed' dry fruits and dry groceries are allowed.

 

9. WMHT will provide all the necessary stuff for required pujas if you sponsor for the puja.

 

10. No one is allowed to enter into Kitchen, Storeroom or Laundry Room.

 

11. No appointments are required for Temple Scheduled Pujas and Archanas (Please check the temple published calendar for various pujas).

 

12. Any other special pujas needed, consult with our priests for the same to be performed with social distancing. If you want a certain puja done in the temple call our priests ahead of time to fix an appointment so that they can give you an estimated time of arrival.

 

13. All puja sponsors are encouraged to pay online ahead of time before arriving to the temple. Envelopes will be available for Cash donations.

 

14. Do not visit our temple in large groups of friends.

 

15. Our temple community center is closed for any group activities, classes for children, yoga and lectures.

 

We will be conducting temple anniversary virtually with out any devotees. All puja sponsors can watch the programs on a live stream. We will be updating with dates and sponsorship details soon on this.

 

Your support and cooperation is greatly appreciated.

 

with best wishes,

 

WMHT

 

 

 

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