12005 Hwy 64
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Ganesh Chaturthi

India Cultural Center and Temple

invites your family and friends for 

Ganesh Chaturthi Celebrations

Friday, August 21st, 2020

Due to the existing pandemic restrictions with the limit in the number of people gathering at one place, only LIMITED number of sponsors are allowed to participate in this event. After sponsoring online, please schedule your visit by clicking here and make sure you follow the temple visit guidelines when you visit the temple.

 

Ganesh Chaturthi, also known as Vinayaka Chaturthi / Chavithi is the festival that reveres god Ganesha. A ten-day festival, it starts on the fourth day of Hindu luni-solar calendar month of Bhadrapada, which typically falls in the months of August / September. The festival is marked with the installation of Ganesha clay idols privately in homes, or publicly on elaborate pandals (temporary stages). Observations include chanting of Vedic hymns and Hindu texts such as Ganapati Upanishad, prayers and vrata (fasting). Offerings and prasadam from the daily prayers, that is distributed from the pandal to the community, include sweets such as modaka believed to be a favorite of the elephant-headed deity. The festival ends on the tenth day after start, wherein the idol is carried in a public procession with music and group chanting, then immersed in a nearby body of water such as a river or ocean.

The festival celebrates Lord Ganesha as the God of New Beginnings and the Remover of Obstacles as well as the god of wisdom and intelligence and is observed throughout India

SCHEDULE
EventTime
Ganesh Homam9:30 AM
Mooshika Vahana Seva5:30 PM
Ganesh Abhishekam6:00 PM
Special Alankaram / Puja6:30 PM
Aarathi8:00 PM
SPONSORSHIP
Ganesha Abhishekam$ 51
Ganesha Homam$ 51
Mooshika Vahana Seva - Ubhayam$ 51
Abhishekam + Homam + Vahana Seva$ 151
Ganesh Nimajjan$ 51

 

What is Ubhayam? – Yajamani’s (Seva sponsors) name will be read during Sankalpas for all the sevas performed on the day of Ganesh Chaturthi. The seva’s include abhishekam, homam, procession and flowers.

 

All are welcome to participate and receive the Lord’s blessings