HTCSCI Cultural Center

HTCSCI Cultural Center

Satsang with Swami Tyagananda

HTCSCI Cultural Center 2130 County Rd 1000 E, Champaign, IL, United States

Join us for Satsang with Swami Tyagananda! Swami¬†Tyagananda¬†ji has written, translated, and edited fourteen books and has edited and written numerous articles as well. His most recent book is called¬†Being…

Bathukamma Celebrations – Last Day

HTCSCI Cultural Center 2130 County Rd 1000 E, Champaign, IL, United States

We cordially invite you, your family and friends to the cultural and state festival of Telangana ‚ÄúBathukamma (i.e Mother Goddess Come Alive)‚ÄĚ along with Dassara. Bathukamma festival is a true…

Braj and Yumuna Kachru Memorial Lecture – II

HTCSCI Cultural Center 2130 County Rd 1000 E, Champaign, IL, United States

John Stratton Hawley, Claire Tow Professor of Religion at Barnard College, Columbia University will be delivering the second annual Braj and Yamuna Memorial lecture "Vrindavan Now: Krishna's Playground after 50…

Sponsorships, Participation, and Blessed Prasadam

If you would like to help sponsor the festival or participate in the puja yourself, please do consider from the available sponsorships. Sponsorships help to cover the cost of fruits, milk, ghee, flowers and garlands offered during the puja and abhishekam. In gratitude for your kind offering, we will give you blessed and energized prasadam from the event.

For sponsorship of Abhisekham or Archana, please reach out to our Temple Priest Sharma Ji at 630-247-0173 or email to htcscipooja@gmail.com.

For some sponsorships, we will include your name in the sankalpam chanted before the event. The sankalpam is a Sanskrit statement recited before any major puja or homam. When your name is recited in the sankalpam, it creates a subtle energetic bond between you and the puja or homam, bringing divine blessings to you and your family.

All sponsors receive blessed and energized prasadam from the event. Blessed prasadam usually includes small packets of kumkum and/or vibhuti as well as special items like a blessed thread, yajna raksha, or other holy items.

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