Category Archives: Religion

Need Indian pandit for doing puja at home in San Ramon

Hello, Can someone suggest a North Indian pandit for doing puja at home. Thanks

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

Sri Sai Temple – Pleasanton Ugadi & Gudipadawa Celebrations

Ugadi Celebrations on Saturday March 21th! Yugadhi flyer8X11
Pooja: 10.00 AM to 11.30 AM
Madhyan Aarati: 12.00 AM to 12.30 AM
Sai Bhajans by Group: 12.30 PM to 1.30 PM
Sai Bhajans by Group: 1.30 PM to 2.45 PM
Kids Dance Program: 3.00 PM to 3.30 PM
Kids Bhajans: 4.00 PM to 4.30 PM
Sai Bhajans by Group: 4.30 PM to 6.00 PM
Dance Program by Vineela: 6.00 PM to 7.00 PM
Dhoop Aarati: 7.00 PM to 7.30 PM
Sai Bhajans by Group: 7.30 PM to 8.30 PM
Shej Aarati: 8.30 PM to 9.00 PM

Address: 6644 Owens Dr, Pleasanton, CA 94588
Ram Navami Celebrations on 28th March!
More information: event…@s…com

Campaign – californiahindus.org/

The issue addressed is ‘Presentation of Hinduism & Indian Civilization in California K – 12 Schools’.
Please spread the word about the web-site for the letter campaign and ask your friends and co-workers to participate.
If you have already signed the letters physically once please do not sign on the web-site again. Your name is already added as signatory.

http://californiahindus.org/

The campaign is about the way Hinduism and Indian Civilization is portrayed.

  • Hinduism presented in 6th Grade Textbook lacking in accuracy, factual content and sensitivity.
  • Indian civilization is not mentioned in 7th Grade World History despite being ~1/3 of the GDP of the world during that time.
  • California state standards regarding religion & ethnicity are not applied to Hinduism and Indian Civilization.

Sai Sai Temple – Pleasanton

The Sai Baba temple in Pleasanton is organizing its one year anniversary celebration on Sunday, September 14th. The day is full of activities with Bhajans, Dance Performance by children, etc. Sai Baba Temple PleasantonSai Sai Temple, Pleasanton The attendance at the temple has steadily been increasing over the past year. The weekly high point is considered to be the usual Thursday Aarti between 7:45 and 9:00. The temple is open everyday morning and evening.
The temple was formed as a break away from the Sri Datta Sai Mandir, San Ramon when 6 or 7 volunteers pooled resources and took up a location on rent in Pleasanton at the Hopyard exit, near Home Depot. To their credit, you don’t see any names – only silent volunteer work towards their purpose.
The temple is always looking for volunteers, or you can sign up to contribute towards the wish list.
So if you live in the area, a good place to make a spiritual call to, especially on Thursday evenings. You will also get a feel of the community, see kids helping each other in their own little area with color crayons, volunteers helping with prasadam (food) and some others hanging outside.
Directions to sai sai temple pleasantonThe address is:
Sri Sai Temple
6644 Owens Dr.
Pleasanton, CA-94588.
Tel:(925) 732 1343
http://www.srisaitemple.org/