Celebrations

shiva1Shiva Sai Mandir celebrates holidays based on calculations specifically for the Western hemisphere, so our timing may be one or two days different from the Indian calendar.

Our celebrations are simple, family oriented and joyfully participatory.  Each celebration is connected with a community seva project which brings the blessing of our celebration tangibly into the world.

 

2017 Holiday Celebration Calendar

  • Apr. 10Hanuman Jayanti, 6-6:45 pm.
  • Apr. 28Akshaya Tritiya – Day of Lasting Achievements, 6-6:45 pm.  Akshaya Tritiya is a 24-hour period when anything done during this time will increase and have lasting achievements. “Akshaya” means never diminishing. It falls on the third day of the bright half of the lunar month of Vaisakha. It is a day to inaugurate projects and bless new undertakings. Anything commenced on this day will multiply many-fold. Traditional observances include buying gold and jewels, giving gifts to temples and charities, and undertaking auspicious actions.This holiday celebrates the birth of Lord Parasurama (sixth incarnation of Vishnu). This is the day when Lord Kubera himself praised the Goddess Lakshmi. The entire day is considered auspicious and free of malific influences. It’s also believed that this is the day when Lord Ganesh started recording the Mahabharata. Have your endeavors blessed at Shiva Sai Mandir’s puja. These blessings bring a symbol representing your undertaking (example: a contract, a business card, etc.) for offering at the puja.
  • May 8Narasimha Jayanti, 6-6:45 pm.
  • June 20, Summer Equinox Celebration, 6-9 pm.
  • July 8, Guru Purnima, 6-9 pm.
  • Aug. 7, Full Moon Homa and Raksha Bandha, 7-9 pm.
  • Aug. 14, Krishna Janmashtami, 6-6:45 pm
  • Aug. 30, Gauri Puja, 6-6:45 pm.
  • Sept. 20-28, Navaratri Celebrations: Day 1, Sept. 20; Day 2, Sept. 21; Day 3, Sept. 22; Day 4, Sept. 23; Day 5, Sept. 24; Day 6 & Skanda Shasti), Sept. 25; Day 7, Sept. 26; Day 8, Sept. 27 and Day 9, Sept. 28 (& Saraswati Puja), 6-6:45 pm.
  • Kartik begins Oct. 6, Kartik Amavasya ends Oct. 19, 6-6:45 pm.
  • Dec. 2, Dattatreya Jayanti, 6-6:45 pm.
  • Dec. 21, Winter Solstice, 6-9 pm.

“The night is black. Kindle the lamp of love with thy life and thy devotion.” – Rabindranath Tagore

 

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303-722-3658, shivamandir@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

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