Om Sai – Shri Ganesh Utsav 19th to 29th September, 2012

  • Om Sai Ram – Shri Ganesh Utsav 19th to 29th September, 2012

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Om Sai Ram,

Dear Sai Devotees,

Vakratunda Mahakaya, Suryakoti Samaprabha !
Nirvighnam Kuru mey deva, Sarva Karyeshu Sarvada !!

By Baba’s grace Shirdi Sai Baba Temple Association of London invites you all to join the celebrations of “Shri Ganesh Utsav 2012” starting 19th September.

Ganesh Chaturthi – Celebrations, rituals & tradition:

The festival is observed in the Hindu calendar month of Bhaadrapada, starting on the shukla chaturthi (fourth day of the waxing moon).

Ganesh Chaturthi starts with the installation of Ganesh statue. The priest, usually clad in red or white dhoti and uttariyam (Shawl), then symbolically invokes life into the statue by chanting mantras. This ritual is the Pranapratishhtha. After this the ritual called as Shhodashopachara (16 ways of paying tribute) follows. Coconut, jaggery, 21 modakas, 21 durva (trefoil) blades of grass and red flowers are offered. The statue is anointed with red unguent, typically made of kumkum and sandalwood paste. Throughout the ceremony, Vedic hymns from the Rig Veda, the Ganapati Atharva Shirsha Upanishad, and the Ganesha stotra from the Narada Purana are chanted.

Ganesha is worshiped for 10 days from Bhadrapada Shudha Chaturthi to the Ananta Chaturdashi, On the 11th day, the statue is taken through the streets in a procession accompanied with dancing, singing, and fanfare to be immersed in a river or the sea symbolizing a ritual see-off of the Lord in his journey towards his abode in Kailash while taking away with him the misfortunes of his devotees. This is the ritual known as Ganesha Visarjan.

Full eleven day program from sthaapna to visarjan at Shirdi Sai Baba Temple, Union Hall, Union Road, Wembley HA0 4AU is as below:

19/0/2012 Wednesday (1st Day):
10:30 AM – Shri Ganesh Sthaapna
11:00 AM – Shri Ganesh Aarti
04:00 PM – Shri Ganpati Atharva Shirsha Recitaion for 11 times
07:00 PM – Shri Ganesh Aarti

20/09/2012 to 22/09/2012 & 24/09/2012 to 28/09/2012:
11:50 AM – Shri Ganesh Aarti
04:00 PM – Shri Ganpati Atharva Shirsha Recitaion for 11 times
07:00 PM – Shri Ganesh Aarti

23/09/2012 (Sunday):
11:50 AM – Shri Ganesh Aarti
02:00 PM – Shri Ganpati Atharva Shirsha Recitaion for 11 times
03:00 PM – Shri Ganesh Pooja #
07:00 PM – Shri Ganesh Aarti

  • To reserve place call 02089022311 or email to bookings

29/09/2012 Saturday (Last Day):
11:50 AM – Shri Ganesh Aarti
01:00 PM – Shri Ganesh Visarjan

# Guidelines for participating in “Shri Ganesh Pooja” are as below:

  • Devotees who wish to participate in this holy pooja, should reply to bookings@shirdisai.org.uk immediately with Name of each participant, Rashi/Nakshatra/Gotra of each participant and contact number as soon as possible.
  • To cover the expenses for the Pooja, SHITAL is requesting a VOLUNTARY donation of £21 per booked space.(Donation is not mandatory in order to participate).
  • Due to space restriction we can only accommodate 09 spaces.
  • Each space can be occupied either by a single person, or his/her family.
  • All the materials for the Pooja will be provided by SHITAL.
  • Participants are requested to reach TEMPLE at least 30 minutes prior to avoid any disappointment. We will contact you via email once your space for Pooja is confirmed.
  • Please note that Free Parking is NOT avaliable at Temple.

Note: All other Aarti times remains the same.

Please feel free to contact us for any queries or concerns.

Kind Regards,

SHITAL (Shirdi Sai Baba Temple Association of London)
02089022311
Baba Malik

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