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Ugadi & Gudi Padwa Celebrations

April 9 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

We are delighted to extend our warmest greetings and invite you and your family to join us in the vibrant celebrations of Ugadi and Gudi Padwa, marking the auspicious beginning of the Hindu New Year.

Event Highlights:

  • Ugadi Pachadi Preparation: Participate in the traditional preparation of Ugadi Pachadi, a symbolic mixture of six flavors representing the different aspects of life, such as joy, sorrow, and surprise.
  • Gudi Padwa Rituals: Witness the hoisting of Gudi, adorned with colorful fabrics and neem leaves, symbolizing victory, prosperity, and the triumph of good over evil.
  • Cultural Programs: Enjoy cultural performances, including music, dance, and skits, showcasing the rich heritage and traditions of our culture.
  • Special Puja: Offer prayers and seek blessings for a prosperous and harmonious year ahead through special pujas conducted for Lord Brahma, Goddess Lakshmi, and other deities.
  • Delicious Feast: Indulge in a sumptuous feast featuring traditional dishes and delicacies prepared with love and devotion.

Dress Code: Traditional Attire

Let us come together to welcome the New Year with renewed hope, positivity, and gratitude, as we embark on a journey filled with blessings and prosperity.

Thank you, and we eagerly await the pleasure of your company.



April 9
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Pooja Committee


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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