Event Archives

Maha Skanda Shasti Pooja – Wednesday, Oct 25th 07:00 pm to 08:30 pm

Carnatic Concert by Vyass Ramakrishnan on Oct 25th @ 8:00 PM to 9:00 pm

 

 Shri Hanumat Katha – Pravachan and discourse by Dr. Ram Kamal Das Vedantiji Maharaj

Deepavali Celebration – Tuesday, Oct 17th and Thursday, Oct 19th from 06:30 pm to 08:30 pm

Sharada Navaratri Pooja, Wed, Sep 20th to Friday, Sep 29th 2017.

Cultural Program during Navartri Celebration – Sep 20th to Sep 30th.

 

Mata Ka Jagran Pooja – Sep 23rd 2017

Samaveda Upakarma (Aavni Avittam) on Thursday, Aug 24th 7:00 am

Samaveda Upakarma will be performed on Thursday, Aug 24th from 7:00 am to 8:30am. There will be only One batch and devotees are requested to contact Pandit GovindJi @ 510-378-1770 to make arrangements.

 

Ganesh Chaturthi Pooja and Visarjan – Thursday, Aug 24th & Sunday, Aug 27th 2017

 

 

Sri Krishna Janmashtami Celebration – Sunday & Monday, Aug 13th & 14th 2017

 Upakarma/Aavani Avittam – Monday, Aug 7th 2017

 Satyanarayana Pooja – Saturday, July 8th – 07:00 PM

– Sunday, May 21st Sunday to Saturday, May 27th – 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm  – all 7 days

Shrimad Bhagawat Katha Saptah – Discourse in English and Hindi by  Pujya Swami AnantacharyaJi

Academic Year End Pooja – Hayagreeva Vidya Saraswati Pooja – Saturday, June 3rd 2017 – 06:30 pm to 09:00 pm

Academic Year Begin Pooja – Hayagreeva Vidya Saraswati Pooja – Sunday, June 4rd 2017 – 05:30 pm to 08:30 pm

 

Sri Narasimha Jayanthi Celebration – Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Moola Mantra Havan – Tuesday, May 9th @6:30pm.

 

Akshaya Tritiya and Adi Sankara Jayanthi – April 28th Friday and April 29th Saturday.

Sri Ramanuja Tirunakshtram Utsavam – Sunday, April 30th

Hanuman Mahima in Hindi – April 19th Wednesday 06:30 pm to 08:30 pm

Ugadi Celebration Cultural Program – March 25th Saturday 06:00 pm 

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Musical Concert by Sri Paduka Academy (Director Sri Hari Devanath & his Students)

Ugadi (Telugu New Year)  March 28th and Rama Navami Celebration April 4th and 5th

Cultural Program Details: 

Musical Concert

Date Day Time Main Artist  
         
3/29 Wed 7:30-8:30 Shashank Mahesh Vocal
3/30 thurs 7:30-8:30 Shreyas Srinivasan Vocal
3/31 Fri 7:30-8:30 Preetika Ashok Vocal
4/1 Sat 2- 4pm Aditya Satyadeep Violin
4/2 Sun 2-4pm Duet by Vibha Sharma and Meghana Kumar Vocal
4/3 Mon 7:30-8:30 Geetha Seshadri Bhajans

 

Rama Navami & Hanuman Jayanthi Celebration – Cultural Program 

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017 – 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm – Musical concert / Bhajans  by Nachiketa Yakkundi

Friday, April 7th, 2017 – 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm – Musical concert by Kalanikethan School of Music and Dance (Artistic Director Preetha Sheshadri)

Saturday, April 8th, 2017 – 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm – Musical concert by Gautam Pradeep (Students of Nachikata Yakkundi)

Saturday, April 8th, 2017 – 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm – Musical concert by Students of Kalaniketan School of Indian Music and Dance (Artistic Director Smt Preetha Sheshadri)

Hanuman Jayanthi and Fourth Yr Annual Celebration – Friday, April 7th to April 9th

MAHA SHIVARATRI – Friday, Feb 24th

Vaikunta Ekadasi – Sunday, Jan 8th @ 07:00 PM

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Discourse on Greatness of NamaSankirtan by Sri. M.K.Ramanujamji on Saturday, Jan 14 @ 7 PM

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Andal Thiru Kalyanam – Sunday, Jan 15th @ 10:00 AM

New Year Eve and New Year 2017 Program

Saturday, Dec 10 2016 – Geetha Jayanthi/Chanting

9:30 to 10:30am    Suprabatham

10:30 to 1:30pm    Geetha Jayanthi / Geetha Chanting ( 18th Chapter)

Archana / Aarthi , Preethi Bhoj

Sunday, Dec 11 2016 – Sundarkand Path

10:30am to 12:30pm  – Tulsidas Ram Charit Manas – Sundarkand path with Pt. Tiwariji

Thursday, Dec 15 2016 – Punarvasu and Dhanurmasam Beginning

07:00 PM – 08:30 PM Sri Ram parivar pooja/ abhishekam followed by a procession during which Hanuman Chalisa will be chanted.

Aandal Godha Devi Abhishekam

Friday, Dec 16 2016 – Sankatahara Chaturthi

7:00 pm to 8:30 pm –  Sankatahara Chaturthi – Ganesha Abhishekam

Sri Lakshmi Devi Abhishekam

Archana / Aarthi

Saturday, Dec 17 2016 – Maata Ka Jagran

7:00 pm – Maata Ka Jagran

Saturday, Dec 31 2016 – New Year Eve Special Pooja

Regular Saturday Morning Pooja

5:30 pm – 11:30pm – Cultural Program (details to follow)

11:30 pm – Vishnu Sahasranama Parayanam, Hanuman Chalisa

12:00 am  Aarati

Preethi bhoj will be served.

Ganesha Chaturthi Pooja and Visarjan – Sunday, Sep 4th to Saturday, Sep 10th 2016

Sunday, Sep 4th 2016 – 10:30 am to 02:00 pm  – Sahasra Modaka Ganapathi Homam

10:30 AM to 02:00 PM : SAHASRA MODAKA GANAPATHI HOMAM (Yearly once)

17th Year Pandit Govindji is performing this Homam.

07:00 PM to 09:00 PM (Evening) :  Ganesh Abhishekam, Alankaram, Naivedyam, Archana & Aarathi

07:45 PM to 08:30 PM – Performance by Sruti Sarathy (Violin) and Team

Preethi Bhoj will be served.

Saturday, Sep 10th 2016 – 10:30 am to 02:00 pm – Ganesha Visarajan

10:00 AM to 10:15 AM : Ganesha Pooja

10:15 PM to 10:30 AM :  Boarding Bus to SFO for Visarjan

12:30 PM to 03:00 PM : Boarding, Ganesh Visarjan at SFO Bay in Cruise and Return

05:30 PM                         : Expected Return to temple.

Bring your Ganesh Moorthy for Visarjan at SFO Bay.

Preethi Bhoj will be served.

Sri Krishna Janmashtami Pooja – Homam (Havan) – Wednesday, Aug 24th 06:30 PM to 12 Midnight

Sri Krishna Janmashtami Celebrations – Saturday, Aug 27th 02:30 PM to 12 Midnight

Event Schedule:

02:30 pm to 11:30 pm:  Cultural Program

11:30 pm to Midnight:  Sri Krishna Janmashtami Pooja, Krishna Janmothsav, Naivedyam, Archana, Aarti.

Cultural Program and Bhajan:

02:30 pm to 04:00 pm

1.  Musical Concert by Bhairavi Music Academy

2. Musical Concert by Vydehi Sudharshan

04:00 pm to 06:00 pm – Musical Concert by Shruthi Swara Laya –  Students of Anu Suresh and Manasa Suresh

06:00 pm to 08:00 pm – Musical Concert / Bhajans by  Nachiketa Yakkundi (vocal) Rajguru Sangeet Vidyaniketan, Ravi Gutala (Tabla), Anand Karve (Harmonium)

08:00 pm to 09:30 pm – Musical Concert by Sri Paduka Academy – Sri Hari Devanath and Sri Vivek Sundaraman —  IAIM – Sri Shivakumar Bhat and Smt Kasthuri Shivakumar

10:00 pm to 11:30 pm – Musical Concert by Neel Sarkar Group – Neels Nirvana (www.neels-nirvana.com)

Varalakshmi Pooja – Friday, Aug 12th 2016 @ 7:30 am 

Upakarma/Aavani Avittam – Wednesday Aug 17th 2016 @ 5:30 am 

Thiru Adippooram Andal Utsavam – Thursday,  Aug 4th 2016 @ 7:00 pm

Guru Peyarchi – Havan (Homam)/Navagraha Shanti Pooja – Sunday, Aug 7th 2016 @ 10:30 am

Samoohika Sathyanarayana Pooja (Guru Poornima) – Monday, July 18th 2016 @ 7:00pm

Academic year end – Hayagreeya Vidya Saraswathi pooja: Saturday, June 11th.

Our young students have worked hard thru this academic year, gaining knowledge along the way. This is a special pooja to offer our gratitude and pray for their continued success. You are cordially invited to participate in this pooja with your family & friends and obtain the blessings of Goddess Saraswathi and Sri Hanumanji. It will be followed by a cultural music program presented by the students of Sruthi Swaralaya. You can also participate in the Ramakoti writing drive during this program. Writing materials will be provided. Preethi Bhoj (Prasadam) will be served after the Naivaidyam and Aarti.
  • June 11th: 06:30 PM to 07:30 PM : Hayagreeva Vidya Saraswati Pooja.
  • June 11th: 07:30 PM to 08:30 PM : Cultural program by Sruthi Swaralaya (students of Anu and Manasa Suresh).
  • June 11th: 08:30 PM to 09:00 PM : Naivedyam and Aarti.

Sri Lakshmi Sahasranama Pooja (Akshaya Tritiya)

Sunday, May 8th, 2016 – 7.30 pm to 8:30 pm

Sri Adi Sankara Jayanthi Pooja

Monday, May 9th, 2016 – 7.30 pm to 8:30 pm

Sri Ramanuja Thirunakshtra  Utsavam & Punarvasu Sri Rama Parivara Utsavam

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016 – 6.30 pm to 8:30 pm

Narasimha Jayanthi celebrations & Sudarshana Homam: Saturday, May 21st, 2016

You are cordially invited to participate in this auspicious homam and pooja with your family & friends and obtain the blessings of good health, courage and prosperity; from Lord Sri Laxmi Narasimha, Sri Sudarshana and Sri Hanumanji. It will be followed by a cultural program presented by the Sri Paduka Academy. Preethi Bhoj (Prasadam) will be served.
  • May 21st: 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM: Sri Lakshmi Sudarsana Narasimha Moola Mantra Homam (Havan), Poornahuti.
  • May 21st: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM: Artists from Sri Paduka Academy, Artistic Director Sri Hari Devanath.

Sri Hanuman Jayanthi and our third anniversary celebrations: Apr 22nd – Apr 24th, 2016

A grand three day third anniversary celebrations which also highlights Sri Hanuman Jayanthi. It is the culmination of the Ramakoti Patram drive. Preethi bhoj (prasadam) will be served on all three days. On Friday. the SriSuktham (Havan) will be performed, On Saturday, i.e. Sri Hanuman Jayanthi there will be Hanuman Chalisa chanting from 10:30 AM to 6:30 PM. It is followed by a homam and the Sri Ramkoti samarpan. There are several pujas one can sponsor and help support the temple . We invite you to join us and help make it a grand event.
  • Friday, Apr 22nd: 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM: Sri Suktham (Havan).
  • Friday, Apr 22nd: 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM: Sri Lakshmi abhishekham, archana and aarati.
  • Saturday, Apr 23rd: 10:30 AM – 06:30 PM: Sri Hanuman Chalisa Path.
  • Saturday, Apr 23rd: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM: Homam (Havan), Sri Ramakoti samarpan, aarati.
  • Sunday, Apr 24th: 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM: Third anniversary celebrations

Sri Hanuman Jayanthi Celebration – Music Progam Apr 22nd – Apr 24th

  • Friday, Apr 22nd- 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM – Hindustani Vocal Concert by Sri Nachiketa and Students of Nachiketa

Sri Ramanavami celebrations: Apr 7th – Apr 16th, 2016

During the week, Pandit Govind Srinivasan for the sixteenth year will read the complete Sri Valmiki Ramanayam which comprises of over 20,000 slokas.

 

  • Thursday, Apr 7th – Friday, Apr 15th: 9:30 AM – 02:30 PM & 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM: Valmiki Ramayana parayanam, naivaidyam and aarati.

 

 

Sri Ramanavami Utsavam, Pattabhishekham, and Sri Seetha Rama Kalyana utsavam

Several activities are planned for the weekend celebrations. We invite you to join us during these auspicious times. Preethi bhoj (prasadam) will be served on both the days.
  • Friday, Apr 15th: 12:00 PM – 01:30 PM: Sri Ramajanma utsavam, naivaidyam and aarati.
  • Friday, Apr 15th: 7:00 PM – 09:00 PM: Sri Rama Pattabhishekham, naivaidyam and aarati.
  • Saturday, Apr 16th: 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM: Sri Seetha Rama kalayana utsavam, naivaidyam and aarati.

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We continue the drive for collecting 10000 Ramakoti patrams by Hanuman Jayanthi. Please join us in this effort.
  • Pandit Govind Srinivasan will start reading the Rambhaktha (devotee) names off the Ramakoti patrams on Hanuman Jayanthi i.e April 21st.

Ugadi celebrations: Apr 7th, 2016

  • Thursday, Apr 7th: 9:30 AM – 02:30 PM & 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM: Valmiki Ramayana parayanam, Sri Rama Parivara Utsavam,, naivaidyam and aarati.

Annual Ramanavami and Hanuman Jayanthi music festival: Apr 7th – Apr 16th, 2016

Leading local Carnatic and Hindustani music schools will participate in this festival that highlights daily music concerts starting on April 7th through the April 16th.
  • Thursday, Apr 7th: 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM Geeta Seshadri School.
  • Friday, Apr 8th: 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM Ananya Ashok (Vocal), Sruti Sarathy(Violin), Vignesh Venkatraman(Mridangam) .
  • Saturday, Apr 9th: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Bhajans by Neel Sarkar from Neels-Nirvana Music Meditation Yoga training school; accompanied by a guitarist and other vocalists.
  • Saturday, Apr 9th: 1:00 PM – 7:00 PM Preeta Seshadri School.
  • Sunday, Apr 10th: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Dr. TN Arunagiri (Vocal), Dr. Saravanapriyan Sriraman(Violin), Shri. Natarajan Srinivasan (Mridangam).
  • Sunday, Apr 10th: 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM Shreyas Srinivasan ( Violin), Achyut Srinivasan ( Mridangam).
  • Sunday, Apr 10th: 1:50 PM – 2:35 PM Aditya Satyadeep (Violin), Achyut Srinivasan ( Mridangam).
  • Sunday, Apr 10th: 2:45 PM – 4:00 PM Students of Shruthi Swara Laya ( Vocal), Shreyas/Aditya( Violin), Achyut( Mridangam).
  • Sunday, Apr 10th: 4:30 PM – 7:00 PM Manasa Suresh (Vocal), Sruti Sarathy (Violin), Akshay Venkatesan (Mridangam).
  • Monday, Apr 11th: 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM Anu Suresh (Vocal) Shreyas Srinivasan (Violin), Achyut Srinivasan (Mridangam).
  • Tuesday, Apr 12th: 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM Sruti Sarathy (Violin); Akshay Venkatesan – Mridangam.
  • Wednesday, Apr 13th: 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM Vijay Narayanan (Vocal); Keerthi Sundaramurthy (Violin) and Aditya Sriram (Mridangam).
  • Thursday, Apr 14th: 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM Shashank Mahesh (Vocal); Shreyas Srinivasan (Violin) and Varun Viswanath (Mridangam).
  • Friday, Apr 15th: 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM Geetanjali School of Music – students of Akila Iyer
  • Saturday, Apr 16th: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Shri Ram Bhajans by Braj Theatre Group

Two day Maha Shivaratri pooja and celebrations: Sunday March 6th, 2016 thru Monday March 7th, 2016

Lord Shiva pooja and Rudrabhisekham will be performed at two hourly intervals starting at 9:30 AM. These poojas will continue through the night until 5:30 AM of March 7th. Later in the evening, the Maha Mrithyunjayam japam will be chanted and a Lord Shiva abhisekham and aarati will be performed. Preethi bhoj (prasadam) will be served on both days. We invite you to join us and help make it a grand event.
  • Sunday, March 6th: 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM: Lord Shiva pooja and Rudrabhisekham.
  • Sunday, March 6th: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM: Lord Shiva pooja and Rudrabhisekham.
  • Sunday, March 6th: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM: Lord Shiva pooja and Rudrabhisekham.
  • Sunday, March 6th: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM: Lord Shiva pooja and Rudrabhisekham.
  • Sunday, March 6th: 6:30 PM – 12:00 AM: Prathama Kala Pooja, Mahanyasa Rudra Ekadashi Pooja and Rudrabhishekam.
  • Monday, March 7th: 1:30 AM – 2:30 AM: Dwitiyakala Vishesha Pooja.
  • Monday, March 7th: 3:00 AM – 4:00 AM: Tritiyakala Vishesha Pooja and Rudra Homam.
  • Monday, March 7th: 4:30 AM – 5:30 AM: Turiyakala (Chathurtam) Vishesha Pooja.
  • Monday, March 7th: 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM: Maha Mrityunjaya Japam (Chanting).
  • Monday, March 7th: 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM: Lord Shiva Abhishekam and aarti.

Monthly special events

Mata-ke-jagran: 8:15 PM – 01:00 AM (Sunday) on Saturday, March 19th, 2016.

  • 8:15 PM – 01:00 AM (Sunday) Jai Mata bhajans and pooja.

Punarvasu Celebrations: 07:00 PM – 09:30 PM on Thursday, March 17th, 2016.

  • 07:00 PM – 09:30 PM Ram parivar pooja followed by a procession during which the Hanuman Chalisa will be chanted.

Sundarkand Path: 10:30 AM – 01:00 PM on Sunday, March 13th, 2016.

  • 10:30 AM – 01:00 PM Tulsidas Ramacharitra Manas Sundarkand path and pooja. Preethi bhoj will be served.

Sankata Hara chaturthi Celebrations: 07:00 PM – 09:30 PM on Thursday, February 25th, 2016.

Vasantha Panchami on Friday, February 12th 2016

Monthly special events

Sankata Hara chaturthi Celebrations: 07:00 PM – 09:30 PM on Monday, January 27th, 2016.

Sundarkand Path: 10:30 AM – 01:00 PM on Sunday, February 14th, 2016.

  • 10:30 AM – 01:00 PM Tulsidas Ramacharitra Manas Sundarkand path and pooja. Preethi bhoj will be served.

Mata-ke-jagran: 8:15 PM – 01:00 AM (Sunday) on Saturday, February 20th, 2016.

  • 8:15 PM – 01:00 AM (Sunday) Jai Mata bhajans and pooja.

Pradosham Celebrations: 07:00 PM – 09:30 PM on Friday February 19th, 2016.

Punarvasu Celebrations: 07:00 PM – 09:30 PM on Friday, February 19th, 2016.

  • 07:00 PM – 09:30 PM Ram parivar pooja followed by a procession during which the Hanuman Chalisa will be chanted.

Pradosham Celebrations: 07:00 PM – 09:30 PM on Thursday January 21st, 2016.

Punarvasu Celebrations: 07:00 PM – 09:30 PM on Friday, January 22nd, 2016.

  • 07:00 PM – 09:30 PM Ram parivar pooja followed by a procession during which the Hanuman Chalisa will be chanted.

Mata-ke-jagran: 8:15 PM – 01:00 AM (Sunday) on Saturday, January 16th, 2016.

  • 8:15 PM – 01:00 AM (Sunday) Jai Mata bhajans and pooja.

Goddess Andal (GODHA) Thiru Kalyanam on Saturday, January 16th 2016

This is our annual wedding celebration of Goddess Andal with her Lord Shri Krishna. Jayashree Dasarathy, the artistic director of Jayashree Dasarathy’s Music School along with her students will present a brief music concert. The concert will be performed by the following students: Anjana, Adithi, Sowmya, Janani, Manogna, Nandhitha, Vishal, Vibhav, Amritha, Maya, Lakshmi, Shastha, Divya, Shivani, Vaishnavi and Thejas.
Preeti bhoj will be served after the traditional Aarti. You are cordially invited to join us with your family & friends.
  • 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM : Balaji suprabhatan, abhisekham and alankaram.
  • 11.00 AM to 12:00 PM : Goddess Andal Thirukalyanam
  • 12.00 PM to 1:30 PM: Cultural programme, arati and Preeti bhoj

Makar Sankranti and Pongal celebrations on Sunday, January 17th 2016

Kalpana Kamalanathan, artistic director of Natyanjali Dance Academy will present several dance performances by their (14) students as a part of the annual Sankranti and Pongal celebrations. You are cordially invited to join us with your family & friends.
  • 11:00 AM to 12:15 PM : Dance performance by the students of Natyanjali Dance Academy.
  • 12.15 PM to 1:30 PM : Hanuman chalisa chanting, arati and prasadam

Sundarkand Path and Havan: 10:30 AM – 01:00 PM on Sunday, January 10th, 2016.

  • 10:30 AM – 01:00 PM Tulsidas Ramacharitra Manas Sundarkand path and pooja. Shri Krishna Kant Tiwariji and his group will lead this path. Havan will be performed during the path. Preethi bhoj will be served.

Saturday, January 2nd, 2016 – 06:30 PM – 08:00 PM

Musical Concert by Dr. Padma Rajagopal, Mridangam: Akshay Bharadwaj.

Dr. Padma Rajagopal had her early training from her grandmother, Natu Lakshmi Ammal, a disciple of the renowned musician of yesteryears, Kanchipuram Naina Pillai. Later, she had formal training under Sri Gopal Rao, a disciple of Thiruvottriyur Thyagayer.. She later had intensive training in concert singing under the popular musician Padmassri D. K. Jayaraman. She also had guidance from the well known artist-musician Sri S. Rajam and Thivarur Sethuraman. She has also learnt padams and javalis from Smt. T. Mukta.

Padma Rajagopal after graduating in Hindustani Music from the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, continued her training in Hindustani Vocal Music under Prof. Narayan Rao Patwardan, then Professor and Dean of Music, M. S. University of Baroda. She also completed her Ph.D in Music under the guidance and encouragement of Prof. N. Patwardan and Prof V. C. Ranade, Head of the Dept. of Music, M.S. University., and Prof. N Ramanathan, Prof. and Dean of Dept of Music, Madras University. The thrust of her research work was the Study of Systems of Raga Classification from Sarangadeva (13th century) to Venkatamakhi (17th century)

New year`s eve celebrations: 06:30 PM – 09:30 PM on Thursday, December 31st, 2015

You are cordially invited to join us with your family & friends to usher in the new year. During this event, you can also participate in the Ramakoti writing drive. Writing materials will be provided.

  • 06:30 PM to 07:45 PM : Dance performance by students (10-12) from Smt Preetha Sheshadri`s Kalaniketan school of Indian music and dance, Cupertino.
  • 07:45 PM to 08:30 PM : Smt Sruti Sarthy and Party – Violin concert.
  • 08:30 PM to 11:00 PM : Ashwin Srikant along with Vignesh Thyagarajan (violin) and Ajay Gopi (mridingam). – Carnatic vocal concert.
  • 11:15 PM to 11:55 PM – Sri Vishnu Sahasranamam & Hanuman Chalisa followed by an aarati at midnight to usher in the new year.

New year`s celebrations: 10:15 AM – 12:15 PM; 06:30 PM to 08:30 PM on Friday, January 1st, 2016

You are cordially invited to join us with your family & friends and obtain the blessings of Sri Lakshmi and Sri Hanumanji. During this event, you can also participate in the Ramakoti writing drive. Writing materials will be provided.

  • 10:15 AM to 12:15 PM : Hanuman chalisa chanting (11 times) follwed by Sri Hanuman abhishekam, naivedyam, archana & aarthi. Preethi bhoj will be served.
  • 06:30 PM to 07:15 PM : Hindustani violin concert.
  • 07:15 PM to 8:30 PM : Lakshmi puja.

Thursday, Dec 24th, 2015

  • 06:30 AM – 07:45 PM Vocal Musical Concert – Vocal – Smt Janani Kumar, Violin – Divya Mohan, Mridangam – Ajay Gopi

Punarvasu Celebrations: 07:00 PM – 09:30 PM on Saturday, December 26th, 2015.

  • 07:00 PM – 09:30 PM Ram parivar pooja followed by a procession during which the Hanuman Chalisa will be chanted.

Sankata Hara chaturthi Celebrations: 07:00 PM – 09:30 PM on Monday, December 28th, 2015.

Sunday, Dec 20th, 2015 

  • 10:30 AM – 01:30 PM Geetha Jayanthi Celebration – Geetha Parayanam (Chanting) 01 to 18th Chapter
  • 07:30 PM – 08:30 PM Vykunda Ekadasi – Vishnu Sahasranama Parayanam – Archana / Aarati

Karthika Poornima Parva Deepotsavam and Tulasi Vivah on Wednesday, Nov 25th, 2015

  • 07:00 pm to 09:00pm – naivedyam, aarati

Manavala Mamuni Tiru Nakshtram on Saturday, Nov 14th, 2015

  • 07:00 pm to 08:30pm – Divyaprabhandham – Goshti
  • 08:30 pm to 09:00pm – naivedyam, aarati

Maha Skhanda Shasti celebrations: cultural program on Sunday, Nov 15th, 2015

  • 01:00 pm to 02:30pm – Music Program by Manasa Suresh (Vocal)
  • 02:30 pm to 04:00pm – Music Program from Students of Shruthi Swara Laya

Maha Skhanda Shasti pooja : 06:30 PM – 09:30 PM on Monday, November 16th, 2015

Please participate in this auspicious pooja with your family and obtain the blessings of Lord Karthikeya Swamy and Sri Hanumanji.
During this event, you can also participate in the Ramakoti writing drive. Writing materials will be provided. Preethi Bhoj (Prasadam) will be served after the aarati.
  • 06:30 PM to 07:30 PM : Lord Karthikeya Swamy abhishekham, alankaram, naivedyam
  • 07:30 PM to 08:15 PM : Karthikeya Sahasranamam
  • 08:15 AM to 09:00 PM : Music program by Sruthi Swaralya: Anu Suresh (vocal) accompanied by Shreyas Srinivasan (violin) and Adarsh Ramachandran (Mrindangam)
  • 09:00 PM to 09:15 PM : Aarthi.

Two days of Deepavali celebrations on Saturday, November 07th, 2015 and Tuesday, November 10th, 2015.

The celebrations highlight a Lakshmi sahasranama havan followed by the Ramakoti samarpan to Lord Hanuman. You are cordially invited to join us with your family & friends and obtain the blessings of Sri Lakshmi and Sri Hanumanji.
During this event, you can also participate in the Ramakoti writing drive. Writing materials will be provided. Preethi Bhoj (Prasadam) will be served after the aarati.
Generous donations towards the temple development is greatly appreciated.

Weekend Deepavali celebrations: 06:30 PM – 09:30 PM on Saturday, November 07th, 2015

  • 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM : Flute concert by Sri G.Mohan Rangan
  • 04:30 PM to 06:00 PM : Bharatha Natyam dance performance by Jayendra KalaKendra; Artistic director Smt. Suganda Iyer.
  • 06:30 PM to 07:30 PM : Hanuman Chalisa Path
  • 07:30 PM to 09:30 PM : Sri Ramakoti Patra Samarpan, & aarthi

Tuesday Deepavali celebrations : 06:30 PM – 08:30 PM on Tuesday, November 10th, 2015

  • 06:45 PM to 07:30 PM : Deepavali celebrations: Sri Lakshmi Kubera Pooja, Sri Lakshmi Sahasra Nama Homam (Havan)
  • 07:30 PM to 08:30 PM : Sri Hanuman abhishekham, alankaram, naivedyam and aarati

Maha Chandi Homam (Havan) on Tuesday, Oct 20 – 4:00 pm to 1:00 am (Sankalpam:8 pm)

Sharada Navaratri Pooja Celebration Oct 13, 2015 to Oct 22, 2015

Special Musical Programs during Navaratri Pooja

Wednesday Oct 14, 2015 – 6:15 pm to 7:30 pm – Artists from Nandini Ramamurthy’s Musical Acadamy.

Thursday, Oct 15, 2015 – – 6:15 pm to 7:30 pm – Artists from Latha Srinivasan’s Musical Acadamy.

Friday, Oct 16, 2015 – – 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm – Artists from International Academy of Indian Music, Artistic Director Smt Kasthuri Shivakumar and Sri Paduka Academy, Artistic Director Sri Hari Devanath.

Sunday, Oct 18, 2015 – 10:30am to 12 noon – Artists from Kalaniketan school of Music & Dance (Artistic Director Preetha Sheshadri) – 20 Children performing Bharatha Natyam.

Sunday, Oct 18, 2015 – 2:00pm to 4:00pm Artists from Bhairavi Music Acadamy, Artistic Director, Vydehi Sudharshan.

Sunday, Oct 18, 2015 – 4:30pm to 6:00pm – Solo Vocal Concert by Manasa Suresh, Violin: Sasidhar Madugula, Mridangam: Akshay Venkatesan

Sunday, Oct 18, 2015 – 6:00pm to 7:00pm – Vocal Performance of Students of Shruthi Swara Laya, Violin: Shreyas Srinivasan, Mridangam: Akshay Aravindan. Artistic Director: Anu Suresh (Founder/Director Shruti Swara Laya, Fremont, CA)

Vijayadashami/Ramakoti Samarpan Celebration Sunday, Oct 25, 2015

Sita Rama Kalyana Utsavam – at Foster City Saturday, Oct 24, 2015

Friday Oct 16th Regular Lakshmi Abhishekam/Pooja at 10:00 am to 12:00 pm.

Due to Lalitha Sahasranama/Suvasinee Pooja in the Evening, Regular Lakshmi Abishekam/Pooja will be performed in the Morning 10:00am to 12:00pm.  This change is only for this Friday, Oct 16th.

Lalitha Sahasranama/Suvasinee Pooja – Friday, Oct 16, 2015 at 06:30pm

Sri Ganesha Chaturthi Celebrations – children`s program: 10:30 AM – 01:00 PM on Sunday, September 20th.

The SMH temple will conduct a special Shri Ganesh puja for the benefit of the young devotees. You are cordially invited to this auspicious event along with your family & friends.

During this event, you can also participate in the Ramakoti writing drive. Writing materials will be provided. Preethi Bhoj (Prasadam) will be served.
Obtain the blessings of Lord Sri Maha Ganapthi and Sri Hanumanji by participating in this event.

  • 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM : Ganesha Pooja
  • 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM : Cultural Program
  • 12:30 PM to 01:00 PM : Naivedyam & aarthi.

Sri Ganesha Visarjan: 09:30 AM – 04:00 PM (expected) on Saturday, September 26th.

This annual day long event is very popular among our devotees. Pandit Govind Srinivasan will perform special pujas for the Shri Ganesha idols, before their ritual immersion. You can also bring along your Ganesh idol. The cost per ticket is $51/-. Please sign up early since space is limited.
  • 09:30 AM to 10:00 AM : Ganesh Pooja
  • 10:00 AM to 10:15 AM : Bus Boarding to SF
  • 11:45 AM to 4:00 PM : Arrive in SF, boat cruise boarding, Shri Ganesha visarjan, return to temple.
  • We have Classical Music in the Cruise by Kalaniketan School of Indian Music and Dance.  Artistic Director: Smt. Preetha Sheshadri

Sri Ganesha Chaturthi Celebrations: 06:00 PM – 10:30 PM on Wednesday, September 16th.

Pandit Govind Srinivasan will be performing the ‘Sahasra Modaka Ganapathi Homam’ for the 16th year. You are cordially invited to this auspicious event along with your family & friends.

During this event, you can also participate in the Ramakoti writing drive. Writing materials will be provided. Preethi Bhoj (Prasadam) will be served.
Obtain the blessings of Lord Sri Maha Ganapthi and Sri Hanumanji by participating in this event.

  • 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM : Sahasra Modaka Ganapathi Homam
  • 09:15 PM to 10:30 PM : Alankaram, abhisekham, naivedyam, archana & aarthi.

Sri Krishna Janmashtami (birthday) Celebrations: 06:30pm – 12 Midnight on Saturday, September 5th.

You are cordially invited to the grand celebrations of Krishna Janmashtami with your family & friends. The event will highlight Hindustani and Carnatic musical performances from our local music schools. Around midnight, there will be an enactment of Sri Krishna`s journey from Mathura to Brindavan which will be followed by a Sri Krishna aarthi. During these events, you can also participate in the Ramakoti writing drive. Writing materials will be provided. Preethi Bhoj (Prasadam) will be served.
Obtain the blessings of Lord Sri Krishna and Sri Hanumanji by participating in this event.
  •  06:30 PM to 07:45 PM : Smt Hema Sista`s Sangithalaya school of music
  • 08:00 PM to 09:30 PM : Smt Preetha Sheshadri`s Kalaniketan school of Indian music and dance, Cupertino.
  • 09:30 PM to 10:30 PM : Smt Sruti Sarthy and Party – Violin concert.
  • 10:30 PM to 11:30 PM : Smt Krishnapriya (Hindustani) will sing bhajans and keerthanas.
  • 11:30 PM to 12 Midnight : Sri Krishna Janmashtami pooja,  Krishna Janmothsav, naivedyam, archana & aarthi.

August 2015 – Special Events

Aug 16th Sunday – Thiru Adippooram Andal Utsavam

Aug 23rd Sunday – Hayagreeva Vidya Saraswathi Pooja

Aug 29th Saturday – UPAKARMA / AAVANI AVITTAM 07:00 am to 10:30 am

Mata-ke-jagran.

June 27th, 2015 – Saturday

  • 8:30 PM – 10:30 PM Jai Mata bhajans and pooja.

Medha Dakshinamurthy Homam & Guru Parihara Pooja: Sunday, July 05th, 2015.

This a special special Guru (Brihaspati) Homam (Havan) & Pooja to Lord Gurubhavan to celebrate Guru Peyarchi (transit of planet Jupiter). You are cordially invited to participate in this auspicious homam and pooja with your family & friends and obtain the divine grace. Preethi Bhoj (Prasadam) will be served after the pooja.
  • July 5th: 10:30 AM to 01:00 PM : Guru (Brihaspati) & Medha Dakshinamurthy Homam
    (Havan/ Navagraha Shanti Pooja).

Sunderkhand Path

July 12th, 2015 – Sunday

  • 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM Tulsidas Ramacharitra Manas Sundarkhand path and pooja.

Mata-Ka-Vishal-Jagran: Saturday, June 20th.

This is a special five hour Mata-Ka-Jagran pooja. Sri Bunty Babaji will be conducting this event. You are cordially invited to participate in this pooja with your family & friends and obtain the blessings of Jai Mataji and Sri Hanumanji. Preethi Bhoj (Prasadam) will be served after 8:30 PM.
  • June 20th/21st: 08:30 PM to 01:30 AM : Sri Bunty Babaji will be leading the special bhajans, kirtans and aarti.

Academic year end – Hayagreeya Vidya Saraswathi pooja: Saturday, June 13th.

Our young students have worked hard thru this academic year, gaining knowledge along the way. This is a special pooja to offer our gratitude and pray for their continued success. You are cordially invited to participate in this pooja with your family & friends and obtain the blessings of Goddess Saraswathi and Sri Hanumanji. It will be followed by a cultural program presented by Smt.Kasthuri and Sri Shivakumar’s School – “International academy of Indian music”. You can also participate in the Ramakoti writing drive during this program. Writing materials will be provided. Preethi Bhoj (Prasadam) will be served after the Naivaidyam and Aarti.
  • June 13th: 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM : Hayagreeva Vidya Saraswati Pooja.
  • June 13th: 06:30 PM to 08:00 PM : Smt.Kasthuri and Sri Shivakumar’s School – “International academy of Indian music”.
  • June 13th: 08:00 PM to 08:30 PM : Naivedyam and Aarti.

Shri Ramayan – Rama Katha Discourse by Shri Anantacharyaji – May 17 to May 22, 2015

Narasimha Jayanthi celebrations & Sudarshana Homam: Sunday, May 3rd.

You are cordially invited to participate in this auspicious homam and pooja with your family & friends and obtain the blessings of good health, courage and prosperity; from Lord Sri Laxmi Narasimha, Sri Sudarshana and Sri Hanumanji. It will be followed by a cultural program presented by the Kalanikethan School of Indian Music and Dance. Preethi Bhoj (Prasadam) will be served at 02:00 PM
  • May 3rd: 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM: Sri Lakshmi Sudarsana Narasimha Moola Mantra Homam (Havan), Poornahuti.
  • May 3rd: 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM: Cultural Program – Kalanikethan School of Indian Music and Dance – Artistic Director: Smt. Preetha Sheshadri.
  • May 3rd: 1:30 PM – 2:00 PM: Archana & Aarti.
  • May 3rd: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM: Dance Program – Natyanjali Dance Academy – Artistic Director: Smt. Kalpana Kamalanathan Tel: (510) 289-1016.

Upcoming special events in April: 20th, 22nd & 23rd.

Sri Lakshmi Sahasranamam Pooja: Monday, Apr 20th, 2015

  • 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM: Lord Shiva Rudrabhishekam
  • 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM: Akshaya Tritiya Pooja, Sri Lakshmi Sahasranama Archana & Aarati

Sri Adi Sankara Jayanthi Pooja: Wednesday, Apr 22nd, 2015

  • 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM: Sri Adi Sankara Jayanthi Pooja, Archana & Aarti

Sri Ramanuja Thirunakshtra Utsavam: Thursday, Apr 23rd, 2015

  • 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM: Sri Ramanuja Thirunakshtra Utsavam, Archana, Aarti.

Discourse on Srimad Ramayana: Friday, Apr 24th, 2015

Sundarkand Path

Apr 12th, 2015 – Sunday

  • 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM Tulsidas Ramacharitra Manas Sundarkand path and pooja.

Ramakoti-patram-10000-campaign

We have started the drive for collecting 10000 Ramakoti patrams by Hanuman Jayanthi. Please join us in this effort.
  • Pandit Govind Srinivasan will start reading the Rambhaktha (devotee) names off the Ramakoti patrams on Ramanavami i.e March 28th. It will conclude on Hanuman Jayanthi i.e April 4th.

Sri Hanuman Jayanthi and our second anniversary celebrations: Apr 3rd – Apr 5th, 2015

A grand three day second anniversary celebrations which also highlights Sri Hanuman Jayanthi. It is also the culmination of the Ramakoti Patram drive. Preethi bhoj (prasadam) will be served on all three days. SriSuktham (Havan), Sri Hanuman Jayanthi and second anniversary celebrations. We invite you to join us and help make it a grand event.
  • Friday, Apr 3rd: 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM: Sri Suktham (Havan).
  • Friday, Apr 3rd: 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM: Sri Lakshmi abhisekham, archana and aarati.
  • Saturday, Apr 4th: 10:30 AM – 06:30 PM: Sri Hanuman Chalisa Path.
  • Saturday, Apr 4th: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM: Homam (Havan), Sri Ramakoti samarpan, arati.
  • Sunday, Apr 5th: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Cultural program – Smt Hema Sista`s Sangitalaya school of music.
  • Sunday, Apr 5th 1:00 PM: Aarati.

Sri Ramanavami celebrations: Mar 20th – Mar 28th, 2015

During the week, Pandit Govind Srinivasan will read the complete Sri Valmiki Ramanayam which comprises of over 20,000 slokas.
  • Mar 20th – Mar 28th: 9:30 AM – 02:30 PM & 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM: Valmiki Ramayana parayanam, naivaidyam and aarati.

Sri Ramanavami Utsavam, Pattabisekham, Akhand Ramayan Path (24 hours) and Sri SeethaRama Kalyana utsavam

Several activities are planned for the weekend celebrations. We invite you to join us during these auspicious times. Preethi bhoj (prasadam) will be served on both the days. Signup sheets for the 24 hour Akhand Ramayan Path are available with Sudha: (510) 793-8672. Please signup for the one hour or two hour slots.
  • Saturday, Mar 28th: 12:00 PM – 01:30 PM: Sri Ramajanma utsavam, naivaidyam and aarati.
  • Saturday, Mar 28th: 12:00 PM – 01:30 PM: Sri Rama Pattabhisekham, naivaidyam and aarati.
  • Saturday, Mar 28th: 3:00 PM – onwards for 24 hours: Akhand Ramayan (Sri Tulasidas Ramacharitra Manas) Path.
  • Sunday, Mar 29th: upto 3:00 PM: Akhand Ramayan (Sri Tulasidas Ramacharitra Manas) Path.
  • Sunday, Mar 29th: 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM: Sri Seetha Rama kalayana utsavam, naivaidyam and aarati.

Upcoming special events

Karthikeya Swamy Moorthi Mandalabhisheka Pooja: Mar 14th, 2015

You are cordially invited to participate in this auspicious pooja with your family & friends and obtain the blessings Lord Karthikeya and Hanumanji. Preethi Bhoj (Prasadam) will be served at 02:00 PM
  • Mar 14th: 11:30 AM – 02:00 PM: 108 Kalasha abhishekam & alankaram, Sri Subramanya Swamy Trishathi (Special); archana and aarathi.

Sundarkand Path

Mar 8th, 2015 – Sunday

  • 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM Tulsidas Ramacharitra Manas Sundarkand path and pooja. Preethi bhoj will be served.

Mata-ke-jagran.

Feb 21st, 2015 – Saturday

  • 8:30 PM – 10:30 PM Jai Mata bhajans and pooja.

Sunderkhand Path

Feb 8th, 2015 – Sunday

  • 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM Tulsidas Ramacharitra Manas Sundarkhand path and pooja.

January 31st, 2015: 7:00 PM to 9:00PM – Shani Pradosham

Shiva abhisekham

Sankata Mochana Hanuman temple and Pandit Govindji wishes you and your family a very happy and prosperous New year – 2015.

Karthikeya Swamy Moorthi Laghu Prana Pratishtha: Jan 23rd – 25th, 2015

We invite you to the three day celebrations to welcome the divine moortis of Karthikeya Swamy in our temple. The program details are as follows:
  • Jan 23rd: 7:00 PM – 09.30 PM Ganesh Pooja/Homam Anugnya Bhoomi Pooja, Sankalpam for Devotees.
  • Jan 24th: 11:30 AM – 01:30 PM Ganesh Pooja-Kalasa Sthapanam-Adhivasa Homam Jaladhi Vasam-Poornahuthi Dhanyadhi Vasam.
  • Jan 24th: 07:00 PM – 09:30 PM Ganesh Pooja-Rudram Skandha Homam Subramania
    Moolamantra Homam-Suktati Homam-Bimbasuddhi Homam-Poornahuthi-Shayanathi Vasam-Aarti.

  • Jan 25th: 09:30 AM – 01:30 PM Ganesha Pooja-Tatvarchana-Nadi Sandhana Ahuti Prathishta Homam-Moorthi Sthapanam (Prana Prathishta)-Meena Lagnam (10.45 AM – 11.30 AM)-Nayanonmeelanam-Maha Poornahuthi-Kalasha Udvasanam-Prokshnam-Naivedyam-Aarti-Veda Aashervadam
    • Cultural Program: Jan 25th Sunday 2.00 PM to 3.30 PM – Musical event by Mrs. Hema Sista (Vocal) & Sri. Srikantha chari (Veena)

Goddess Andal (GODHA) Thiru Kalyanam: January 18th 2015

This is our annual wedding celebration of Goddess Andal with her Lord Shri Krishna. It will be followed by a brief music concert presented by Kasturi Shivakumar. A kalyana bhojan will be served after the traditional Aarti. The program details are as follows:
  • 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM : Goddess Andal Thiru Kalyanam (Goda Kalyanam)
  • 12.00 PM to 01:00 PM : Kasturi Shivakumar Cultural Program
  • 01.30 PM onwards: Kalyana Bhojan

Year end celebrations: Dec 31st, 2014

Several Bay area music schools and artistes will be joining us for the year end celebrations. Come and enjoy an evening of devotional music with us.
  • 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM Preetha Sheshadri`s Kalaniketan school of Indian music and dance, Cupertino.
  • 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM Hema Sista`s Sangithalaya school of music.
  • 9:00 PM – onwards Krishnapriya (Hindustani) and Pavithra Narasimha will sing bhajans and keerthanas.

New year celebrations: Jan 1st, 2015

The Bay area Sankta Mochana Hanuman temple wishes you all a very happy New year. At the temple, the New year will be ushered in with the chanting (eleven times) of Hanuman Chalisa, followed by the Hanuman Aarthi. Panditji will be performing the Hanuman Abhisekham as a special New year pooja.
  • 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM Hanuman Abhishekam

A benefit concert on November 15th

Yatra yatra raghunatha kirtanam; Tatra tatra kritha masthakanjalim;
Bhaspavaari paripurna lochanam; Maarutim namata raakshasanthakam.
Wherever Sri Rama’s songs are sung, Sri Maruthi (Son of Wind God) with joyous tears in his eyes and folded hands over his head is present. To him we offer our namaskaram.

buddhir balam yasho dhairyam nirbhayatvam arogatAm;
ajADyam vAk paTutvam ca hanumat smaraNAt bhavet.
You will be blessed with wisdom, strength, fame, valor, fearlessness, health, determination and articulacy by praying to Shri Hanuman.

Artistic Director “Hema Sista” along with her school, and the schools of Artistic Director “Srikanth Chary” and Artistic Director “Ravindra Bharathi Sridharan” will perform the “Sangeetha Ramayana” at the Robert Smithwick Theater, Foothill college, Los Altos Hills; on November 15th.
The musical event is accompanied by multimedia presentation of slides depicting the story being sung. The narrated story (performed by the 3 gurus) in English, will borrow from many of the saints; references to their work will be quoted in the original language. The additional visual slide will help the audience follow what goes on in a musical sequence.
Please pick your tickets and come enjoy this delightful event thus offering your support to the Sankata Mochana Hanuman Temple fundraising efforts. All proceeds of this concert is for the benefit of the temple.

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Deepavali celebrations: a music concert on October 25th.

Students from Sri Padhuka Academy – disciples of Hari Devanath and Vivek Sundararaman ( disciples of Sri. Neyveli Santhanagopalan ) would be singing classical Carnatic music on Saturday Oct 25th, between 7-9 PM @ the Sankata Mochana Hanuman Temple, Newark CA. This concert is a traditional rendition of the devotional compositions of several celebrated Carnatic music composers. It will be a Diwali treat to everyone. All are welcome to enjoy this event and encourage the young talent.