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Event Series Event Series: Sri Ayyappa Vishesha Mandala Pooja

Sri Ayyappa Vishesha Mandala Pooja

January 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Swamiye Saranam Ayyappa!

It is with great joy and devotion that we extend a heartfelt invitation to you and your family to join us in the auspicious observance of Ayyappa Mandala Pooja at the Hindu Temple. We have Sri Ayyappa Swamy Vishesha Pooja every Wednesday evening starting from Dec 6th through January 10th.

Event Highlights:

  • Ayyappa Mandala Pooja: Engage in the sacred rituals dedicated to Lord Ayyappa during the Mandala season, marking the culmination of the 41-day penance period.
  • Makara Jyothi Darshan: Experience the divine moment of witnessing the Makara Jyothi, a celestial light that appears on the hills of Sabarimala, symbolizing Lord Ayyappa’s blessings.
  • Bhajans and Devotional Chants: Immerse yourself in the uplifting melodies of bhajans and devotional chants, creating an atmosphere of spiritual fervor.
  • Prasadam Distribution: Share in the divine blessings through the distribution of blessed prasadam.

Dress Code: Traditional Attire

Let us come together in the spirit of devotion and celebrate the culmination of the Mandala season with prayers, rituals, and the divine presence of Lord Ayyappa.



January 3
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Sri Maha Saraswathi Hindu Temple
2130 County Rd 1000 E
Champaign, IL 61822 United States
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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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