Category Archives: Religion

GopaKuteeram – Sloka and Indian cultural Classes

Gopa Kuteeram is a Indian cultural and moral education class for children that happens every week in Pleasanton. This program runs through out the academic year. We teach slokas,bhajans, sanskrit language,stories from the puranas and life of great saints and provide activities in connection to these stories and lessons.
Classes conducted in Pleasanton on Mondays. Batch 1: 6 to 7, Batch 2: 620 to 7:20. Further details regarding these classes can be found in the flyer above.

Sri Sai Temple, Pleasanton – Inauguration and Prathista

Sri Sai Temple, Pleasanton,  Cordially invites you all to join the Inauguration and  Prana-Prathista with your family & friends.
Many poojas and Homas will be performed from Oct 3rd to 7th, please join and get Baba’s divine blessings.
For more details, refer to the Flyer:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1A6QPb967_2XXTO4EfrGg1PVCcKvwZPx7
www.SriSaiTemple.org

Sri Sai Temple, Pleasanton: Guru Poornima Celebrations

Sri Sai Temple Cordially invites you all to join Guru Poornima celebrations with your family & friends.
The Temple will be performing Baba Abhishekam & Guru Paduka pooja for peace and prosperity of the devotees. No sponsorship is required, please join and get Baba’s Blessings. July 20, 2019 at 301 Main St, Pleasanton, CA from9:30 AM to 4:00 PM.

Interest in Vedanta in Tri Valley?

Is the community interested in Vedanta inspired talk series conducted by an Advait Vedanta monk / Swami from Shri Ramakrishna Order on monthly basis in Danville / San Ramon?Potential schedule is Monday, Tuesday, Friday 8pm, & Saturday 11am, but not finalized.
Topic is open to requests & follow Q&A with Swami:
General Spirituality
Emotional Intelligence
Bhagwad Gita
Upanishads
Yogasutra
Karma
While Vedanta scriptures may be tagged “Hindu,” they’re not in conflict with any organized religions & don’t seek to propagate religions. Vedanta teachings are based on universal unity that go beyond & inclusive of organized religions as well as incorporate ideas & scientific conclusions from neuroscience, western philosophy, & psychology etc.. Vedanta compassionately acknowledges inquiring curious minds.Please email at jnnai…@g…com if interested. Please spread the word in your network & have anyone who may be interested email me.** Check out https://vedanta.org/what-is-vedanta/ OR https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vedanta to learn more about Vedanta.** Visit http://theberkeleyvedanta.org/our-origin to learn about Shri Ramakrishna Order and the monk leading the Tri Valley talk series.

Shirdi Sai Baba’s 100th Maha Samadhi day Celebrations

Sri Sai Temple Pleasanton is celebrating Shirdi Sai Baba’s 100th MahaSamadhi day on October 18th, 19th and 20th. Please join the celebrations with your family & friends and get Shirdi Sai’s blessings.
Don’t miss this once in a lifetime opportunity.
(Baba’s Abhishekam everyday morning 8:30 oct 18th to 20th and Sahasra Pushparcha 5:30 PM Oct 19th)
For more details and to register please visit www.SriSaiTemple.org

pooja viDhi and puruSha sooktha Classes at Livermore Temple

Learn basic pooja shlokas, pooja viDhi, and puruSha sooktha at Livermore Temple.  Classes (7 sessions) begin this Sunday, October 7, 2018.  Refer Livermore Temple calendar for Course Details.
– pooja viDhi 10:45 to 11:45 AM
– puruSha sooktha 12:00 to 1:00 PM
vedhaantha encourages women also to attend puruSha sooktha so that complete pooja could be performed for all male deities.  sri sooktha is used to perform complete pooja for female deities.
Register at [email protected]

Sri Sai Temple Sri Krisha Janmashtami & Sri Radha Kalyanam

Dear All Devotees, Sri Sai Temple cordially invites all devotees to join Sri Krisha Janmashtami and Sri Radha Kalyanam Celebrations on September 2nd 2018. Join the event and get Radha Krishna and Baba’s blessings. Please register ASAP for Kalyanam and more here https://goo.gl/forms/JgliPUoJL8FEvKIF2
In Baba Seva, Sri Sai Temple, Pleasanton.

Seetha Rama Kalyana Mahostavam Invitation March 25th 2018

SriSaiTemple Invites all devotees to participate in Seetha Rama Kalyana Mahostavam celebrations on March 25th 2018  and get Seetha Rama & BABA’s blessings.
Sri Rama was born in the same year, its once in lifetime opportunity, this special occasion happens only once in every 60 years.
Kalyana Bhojanam will be served after Seetha Rama Kalyanam.
In Baba Seva,
— Sri Sai Temple
644 Owens Dr, Pleasanton, CA 94588

Atirudra MahaYagnam from March 1st to March 11th

Maha Prasthana ( Eternal Journey)

Maha Prasthana – (Eternal Journey)
Talk by Shri Vijay Kapoor
Review of the purpose of Life, Preparing for transitioning to the next life (key passages from Gita chapter 8), Role of values in viewing death as a festival (key passages from Gita chapter  13)Preparing for transitioning to next life
Venue: Akella Assembly Hall
Date : Saturday, February 24th
Time : 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM

Informational talk from Shri Madan Arora
HCCC Seniors group meet 2nd, 4th Saturday of the month (11:00 AM to 1:00 PM)
Program is free. All are welcome.

Questions? For more information contact:
Temple Office – 925-449-6255 press 3 or
Padmaja Madhusudan – pmadhus…@g…com

Atirudra MahaYagnam from March 1st to March 11th

Shiva-Vishnu Temple, Livermore, CA, would like to reach out to the Hindu community in the Bay area and across the US and invite them to participate in the Atirudra Maha Yagnam and Sata Chandi Homam to be performed at the Livermore temple from March 1 through March 11, 2018. This is the first time an event of this magnitude is performed by Livermore Temple. Atirudram is a Mega 11 day event with participation by 121 priests and ritviks, many of them coming all the way from India. We therefore urge devotees to seize the opportunity at hand and participate all eleven days of the event.
What is the Ati Rudram? The four Vedas (Rig, Yajur, Sama and Atharva) are the roots of our religion and foundation for Sanatana Dharma. Rudram and Chamakam are contained in the Krishna Yajur Veda. Rudram is the most sacred means of worshipping Lord Siva. Eleven recitations of the Sri Rudram (Namakam) followed by one recitation of the Chamakam is called the Ekadasa Rudram. Eleven Ekadasa Rudram recitations make one Laghu Rudram. Eleven Laghu Rudram recitations make Maharudram and eleven Maharudram recitations constitute Ati Rudram!

Arya Samaj Group in Trivalley area

Hi, all, is there is a Arya Samaj group in this area? Or even a few families that could be getting together to do Havan once in a while and working towards inculcating appreciation  for Aum, the Vedas, Gayatri Mantra, the mantras of the Havan, and also a general understanding of the history of the Arya Samaj movement and what it stands for? If not, but anyone could be interested, please contact me and we can set up something. ~ Rohit Email: jivtiho…@g…com

Saraswati Pooja 2017 – August 13th , 1:00 – 4:00 pm

Saraswati Pooja 2017 – by Amrita Bala Kendra
Learning is a lifelong pursuit. School gets us the best start for it.
Let’s get a great start to the upcoming school year 2017-18.
Invoke Mother Saraswati’s blessings as you embark on your journey for knowledge.
This Saraswati Pooja is for the kids, by the kids under the guidance of adults in a kid friendly atmosphere.
Come by, participate and start a wonderful learning year!
M.A Center, 10200 Crow Canyon Road, Castro Valley, 94552
Please register for the event at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/saraswati-pooja-2017-registration-34950670396

Bhagavad Ramanujacharya Millennium Celebration

Shiva-Vishnu Temple, Livermore, CA invites you to a Bhagavad Ramanujacharya’s Millennium event starting on Tuesday, April 25 and concluding on Sunday, April 30. Idols of the Alwars, who composed the Divya Prabhandham, will be installed in the temple. Join fellow devotees chanting the Astakshari Mantra, “Om Namo Narayanaya” eight lakh times! Participate in the Sriman Narayana vratam, arranged for your benefit, each evening. On April 30, take Ramanujacharya on a procession around the temple. For additional details, please visit livermoretemple.org
http://www.livermoretemple.org/hints/content/html/2017/ramanuja-millennium-event.pdf
http://www.livermoretemple.org/hints/content/html/2017/astakshari-yaagam.pdf

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Teens Event on Nov 23: ‘Relevance of Hindu Faith, Temple Architecture, & Worship’

Lecture and discussion about ‘Relevance of Hindu Faith, Temple Architecture, and Worship’ at Dublin Library on November 23, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM. This is an exclusive teen’s event (minimum age 13) requested by a group of teens in the San Ramon and Dublin neighborhoods. Limited seats will be filled on a first come first served basis; please pre-register before November 21, 2016 at [email protected]

pooja viDhi & puruSha sooktha Courses at Livermore Temple

Please check out the 2016 Fall Courses Starting From This Sunday (September 11, 2016) at Livermore Temple.
Course Starts on Sunday, September 11, 2016
Day: Sundays
Number of Classes – 15 – 18
Pooja Vidhi 9.30 am – 10.30 am
Purusha Sookta 10.45 am – 11.45 am
Sri Sookta 12.00 pm – 1.00 pm
Conducted by Sri. Kumar Padmini
Venue: Gangotri
Limited Seats – Maximum 25
Courses are offered in English – Ages 18 and above
This Event is Free
Details here: http://www.livermoretemple.org/hints/content/html/2016/vedanta-and-pujavidhi.pdf
Alternatively, email your interest to omtatbrahm…@g…com
Kumar Padmini

Slokam and bhajan class (prarthana)

Hi friends, I am  Sumitra and I live in San Ramon .I am planing to start bhajan and slokam class for little kids .being mother of two little kids i know it is tough to make kids concentrate on the slokam so was planing to make it little interesting by narrating them some interesting epic stories which will make them learn our culture in their own way .I mainly want to make sure kids learn their slokam with meaning .the class will be interesting with stories ,bhajans and little art activities .My class name is PRARTHANA ( prayer with knowledge ) …please mail me at prarthanasum…@g…com for further details .
the class is once a week on Thursday

RANA Holi Celebration (Festival of Colors)

Holi1  Holi3 Holi5RANA Holi Celebration (Festival of Colors), Biggest Holi in Bay Area. It’s time to celebrate the fun filled festival of colors. RANA brings you the biggest Holi Festival in Bay Area inspired by the original Rajasthani Holi in India. RANA Creates the best family experience for all and this time RANA holi is even better.
– On 03/26/2016 (11:00 am – 03:00 pm)
– Cost: 18 –
– Venue: Cardoza Park, Kennedy Dr, Milpitas, CA 95035
http://rana.org/ Email: Inf…@r…com
Buy your ticket at https://www.tickettailor.com/checkout/view-event/id/44824/chk/e7d6/ (limited tickets available)

The Rainbow holi ticket is all inclusive of
– Delicious north Indian Lunch
– organic beautiful colors
– Hot chai tea
– Cold Thandai (Milk drink with rich ingredients)
– DJ Music
– Rajasthani Photo booths
– Free parking

So you just come with your friends and family and RANA will take care of all your needs.
As we say… Khambaa Ghani Saaa… Holi Haiii….

Maha Lakshmi Yaagam Feb 17 – 21 2016 @ Shiva-Vishnu Temple, Livermore

Mahalakshmi Yaagam will be performed at Shiva-Vishnu Temple from February 17 -21 2016. During this auspicious homam, Sri Suktham will be chanted 1600 times by 16 Rithviks while performing homam. Swarna Kireeta Samarpana will be performed on Sunday February 21 2016. Please mark your calendars & plan on participating in this divine event and receive blessings.
Hindu Community and Cultural Center
1232 Arrowhead Ave, Livermore, CA 94551
More details: Maha Lakshmi Yaagam Feb 17 – 21 2016 @ Shiva-Vishnu Temple, Livermore

Srinivasa Kalyanam on 27th June, 2015, Sat

Govu Puja & Srinivasa Kalyanam at Sri Datta Sai Temple, San RamonSDST JUNE 27th 2015 Event
27th June, 2015  Saturday

  • Govu (Cow) Puja 9-30 am to 10-30 am
  • Srinivasa Kalyanam 10-40 am to 12-40 pm
  • Madhyanha Aarati 12:40 pm
  • Kalyana Bhojanam 1:00 pm

Sri Datta Sai Temple, San Ramon
1901 San Ramon Valley Blvd, San Ramon, CA
For more details visit the temple website at http://www.sridattasaimandir.org/
Join our Facebook https://www.facebook.com/sridattasaitemple.sanramon

Spiritual Programs May 2015 @ Sri Sai Temple, Pleasanton, CA

SPRITUAL PROGRAMS MAY 2015 : Sri Sai Temple is taking this opportunity in welcoming Sejal Lakumb, Satya Kalra Ji , Geeta Seshadri &
Nityalakshmi Iyer for sharing their experiences with all of us

We invite each and every one of you to come and support these programs. For additional details about these programs and for recommending someone to perform at the temple, please contact our front desk devotees with your details & our event coordinator will reach you out to discuss further details.

Sat Sukh (True Happiness) : By Sejal Lakumb
Date: May 17th Sunday 2015
Duration: 60 minutes
Suggested Audience: Adult (aged 25-40)
Time: 5:00 to 6:00 P.M.
Frequency: Once a Month
Focus: Baba’s preaching, practical implementation and FAQs

Bhagavad Gita : By Satya Kalra Ji
Date: May 23rd Saturday 2015
Duration: 90 minutes
Suggested Audience: All ages
Time: 10:30 A.M. to 12 (noon)
Frequency: Once a Month

Devotional Songs : Geeta Seshadri & Nityalakshmi Iyer
Date: May 23rd Saturday 2015
Time: 12:30 to 1:00PM – by Geeta Seshadri
Duration: 30 minutes
Time: 1:00 to 1:30PM – by Nityalakshmi Iyer
Duration: 30 minutes

Sri Sai Temple May 2015 Flyer
6644 Owens Dr, Pleasanton, CA-94588