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MAHA SHIVA RATHRI CELEBRATIONS - MARCH 8TH FRIDAY


Dear Fellow Devotee,

March 8th Friday is MAHA SHIV RATHRI. All of us know that Shiv Rathri is one of the most important and auspicious festivals for all Hindus and it is celebrated from early morning till the next morning at all the Temples around the world. Our Temple priests and volunteers are planning to celebrate this very special day with the following program.

March 8th (Friday):

7:00 AM: Sri SHIVA Suprabhatam followed by Sri Venkateswara Suprabhatam
7.30 AM: Shiv Ling Abhishekam

11:00 AM: Rudra Havan 
12:00 PM: Rudra Abhishekham 
followed by Maha Mangala Aarathi.
5.30 PM: Shiva Pradosha Abhishekham
10 Minute talk by Priests about Shiv Rathri followed by Kalyanam
8.00 PM Shiva Parvathi Kalyanam
10.30 PM Shiva Abhishekham

Shiv Rathri Temple Hours -

7 AM till 2.00 PM & 5 PM to 11.00 PM - Archana for LORD SHIVA will be performed every 30 minutes (at the request of devotees). Days Last Archana is at 11.00 PM.

SHIVA NAMA Smaran will be done all day. Volunteers can participate in the chanting by taking turns. The chanting slots will be open for 30 to 60 minutes.

Here are the sponsorship details for the entire day:
Day Sponsorship for Shiv Rathri is $ 151
Individual Archana $11
Abhishekham sponsorship $41 (individually per abhishekam)
Rudra Havan Participation $51
Kalyanotsavam $101

Hope to see you all at the Temple on Shiv Rathri Day and get the blessings from Lord Shiva.

Sri Mahalakshmi Abhishekam is moved from 2nd Friday to 24th March for Sri Maha Lakshmi Jayanthi

 

Sri Shirdi Sai Baba Abhishekam is rescheduled for March 21st Thursday to accommodate Holi and Lakshmi Jayanthi.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

March 24th Sunday - Holi Poornima & Maha Lakshmi Jayanthi
April 9th Tuesday - Ugadi / Gudi Padwa 
April 13th Saturday - Tamil New Year - Sri Kartikeya Swamy Abhishekam (Navagraha Abhishekam rescheduled to April 27th)
April 14th Sunday -Vishu
April 16th Tuesday- Sri Rama Navami
April 23rd Tuesday - Sri Hanuman Jayanthi 

 

Temple Closings - Temple closed on following Wednesday's

February 21st and 28th,
March 6th, 13th and 20th.

 

 
 

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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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