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Historical Drama about Sri Ramanujacharya on March 4

Historical Drama about  Sri Ramanujacharya on March 4

HOUSTON: “Sri Ramanuja”, a historical stage play on the great Vaishnava Acharya commemorating 1000 years of his birth, will be presented by Houston’s Meenakshi Theaters on Saturday March 4th, in support of Global Organization for Divinity/Namadwaar. The play will be staged at Marie Spence Flickinger Fine Arts Center, Building 15, San Jacinto College South, 13735 Beamer […]

Sri Meenakshi Temple Society Hosts Grand Celebration of Thaipoosam on Full Moon Sunday, February 12

Sri Meenakshi Temple Society Hosts Grand Celebration of  Thaipoosam on Full Moon Sunday, February 12

By Kamala Raghavan PEARLAND: Thaipoosam was conducted at MTS on a grand scale on Sunday, February 12. More than 800 devotees participated in the celebrations including “Kavadi”, “Paalkudam” and reciting the Skanda Shasti Kavasam providing a feast to the eyes and ears. Thaipoosam, is a festival celebrated mostly by the South Indian community on the […]

Technology Day at The Hindu Temple of The Woodlands

Technology Day at The Hindu Temple of The Woodlands

By Beth Kulkarni & Vasu Rayachoti. The WOODLANDS: The EYS (Education Youth Service) Venture Club of the Hindu Temple of The Woodlands held its Technology Day at the temple on Sunday, February 12, 2017 from 2:30 to 5:00 pm. The program was primarily for the youth of the temple and surrounding community and their parents. […]

BAPS Celebrates Indian American Culture at the Texas Capitol Building in Austin

BAPS Celebrates Indian American Culture at the Texas Capitol Building in Austin

AUSTIN: A prominent Hindu organization in local communities across Texas, BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha (BAPS) hosted a celebration of Indian American Culture at the historic Texas State Capitol in Austin on February 1. The celebration was sponsored by State Representative Matt Rinaldi of House District 115, who represents a BAPS mandir (house of worship) in Irving, […]

Pongal Celebrations and Support for Jallikattu

Pongal Celebrations and Support for Jallikattu

HOUSTON: Greater Houston Tamil School branches celebrated the harvest festival of Tamil Nadu known as “Thai Pongal” and “Uzhavar Thiruvizha” with a lot of joy and zeal. “Pongal” festival usually falls in the middle of January. This year it fell on Saturday, January 14. All the branches celebrated on the same weekend or a week […]

Vasavi Agni Pravesam at Sri Meenakshi Temple

Vasavi Agni Pravesam at Sri Meenakshi Temple

  By Madhavi Akarapu PEARLAND: The Vasavi (Sri Kanyaka Parameshwari) Agni Pravesam at Sri Meenakshi Temple was conducted collaboratively by the Vasavi group of Houston and Sri Meenakshi temple on Sunday, Jan 29. The Vasavi Agni Pravesam event was attended by more than 150 Devotees. It started at 9:00am in the morning with Ganesh Pooja, […]

A Trifecta of Events at Sri Meenakshi Temple During January 11- 15

A Trifecta of Events at Sri Meenakshi Temple During January 11- 15

    PEARLAND: The trifecta of events celebrating Arudhra Darshanam, Andal Kalyanam, and Pongal displayed the rich traditions of India and the depth of “bhakthi” (devotion) among the devotees who attended. Each event was a feast to the eyes and ears, and proved to be extremely gratifying to the devotees, thanks to the beautiful decorations […]

Mataji Aanakut Darshan 2017 at Sanatan Shiv Shakti Mandir

Mataji Aanakut Darshan 2017 at Sanatan Shiv Shakti Mandir

HOUSTON: Mataji’s Pooja started at 9:00 am on Wednesday January 11. Annakut Darshan timings were 11:00 am to 6:30 pm. Mahaprasad was served after maha Aarti. Devotees bought many Samagri- Prasad. Devotees who desire to sit in future Pooja may give their names to Priest Shri Hardik Raval 361-243-6539 or Shri Prakash Adhvaryu 832-981-0055 or […]

Sri Ramanujacharya: The Inspirational Leader

Sri Ramanujacharya:  The Inspirational Leader

HOUSTON: There are many great souls who have made a deep impact on this world. They become guiding forces for the society with their inspirational lifestyle and leadership. Many people became their followers and have kept the lineage and tradition alive with the core values. Sri Ramanujacharya is the jewel among such great souls. Bestowed […]

Heavenly Gates open at the Vaikunta Ekadasi Celebrations at Sri Meenakshi Temple

Heavenly Gates open at the Vaikunta Ekadasi Celebrations at Sri Meenakshi Temple

By M. K. Sriram PEARLAND: It was a great and divine start to 2017 for several hundred devotees who worshipped at Sri Meenakshi Temple on the very auspicious Vaikunta Ekadasi day that fell on Sunday, January 8. The darshan of Lord Maha Vishnu on this day is most important to many devotees. “The Temple” is […]

9th Annual Madhura Utsav at Namadwaar – a Feast of Devotion

9th Annual Madhura Utsav  at Namadwaar – a Feast of Devotion

MANVEL: Saints say that Bhakti is akin to a virus. It cannot be taught; it has to be caught! Bhakti is nurtured, inspired and grows only in the satsang of a Mahatma who himself (or herself) has that true bhakti. This fact becomes more and more evident every year in the annual Madhura Utsav held […]

HWS Begins the New Year with Blessings from Durga Mata!

HWS Begins the New Year with Blessings from Durga Mata!

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: It is considered an auspicious beginning of the New Year when the blessings of the Goddess Durga, the Invincible One, are invoked to protect you through the coming months. And the Hindu Worship Society on Wirtcrest Road commenced it with jut that fervor at its annual Mata di Chowki on the […]

Sri Meenakshi Temple Celebrates the Arrival of New Year 2017

Sri Meenakshi Temple Celebrates the Arrival of New Year 2017

By Akilan Gopal & S. Narayanan PEARLAND: Long before the dawn of the New Year, devotees were gathered at Sri Meenakshi Temple Society (MTS) to bid farewell to 2016 and to welcome 2017. The special midnight pooja has become a regular feature at MTS with many devotees braving the winter cold for the occasion. The […]

Maha Satyanarayana Puja at Meenakshi Temple

Maha Satyanarayana Puja at  Meenakshi Temple

By M. K. Sriram PEARLAND: Ardent devotees look forward to the Maha Sathyanarayana Puja at Sri Meenakshi Temple every year. This year, a record 200 families sponsored and participated in the puja conducted at the Ganesh Temple, with great enthusiasm, even though the event had been postponed by a week due to inclement weather warnings. […]

HH Pramukh Swami Maharaj’s 96th Birthday Celebration

HH Pramukh Swami Maharaj’s 96th Birthday Celebration

INDIA: An 11-day celebration on the occasion of His Holiness Pramukh Swami Maharaj’s 96th birthday was held at Swaminarayan Nagar, Surat. For ten days, the 400-acre celebration site became an attraction for all eyes primarily because of the extraordinary exhibitions and evening cultural programs. The cultural village was the creation of volunteers from all over […]

The Elegancy of Kaishika Dwadashi Sangeetharchana Enthralls MTS Devotees

The Elegancy of Kaishika Dwadashi Sangeetharchana Enthralls MTS Devotees

By Chittoor Ramachandran PEARLAND: Among the periodic rituals Sri Meenakshi Temple conducts on special auspicious days, the annual Kaishika Dwadashi Sangeetharchana particularly fascinates many devotees. Many Hindu families look forward to attend this unique event due to the cultural and religious significance of this day to visit the temple. Kaisika Dwadasi is observed on the […]

Chinmaya Prabha Rejoices in a Unique Dual Celebration

Chinmaya Prabha Rejoices in a Unique Dual Celebration

By Padmashree Rao HOUSTON: The Hindu way of life is marked by the constant remembrance of the ever present Divine through meaningful rituals such as japa, puja, and homa. Hindu Dharma infuses the celebration of every stage of life with inspired prayers and incessant gratitude. With that as the thematic backdrop, the huge Chinmaya family […]

Bhoomi Puja at Sri Meenakshi Temple

Bhoomi Puja at Sri Meenakshi Temple

By S. Narayanan PEARLAND: Sri Meenakshi Temple Society (MTS) celebrated on Sunday November 6, the Bhoomi puja (Ground breaking ceremony) for the Corner Temples renovation Project (CTRP).  The CTRP project includes expanding and connecting all the four Corner Temples, as well as connecting the Rajagopuram and the Main Temple. The project includes South and North […]

Diwali at Arya Samaj

Diwali at Arya Samaj

HOUSTON: Arya Samaj Houston celebrated Diwali on Saturday, November 5 evening in a grand manner as a fitting tribute to its founder Maharshi Dayanand Sarasvati who breathed his last on the Diwali evening of 1883 – one light vanished to ignite millions of lights. The evening began with a Havan followed by a brief message […]

Spectacular Deepavali Bazaar Celebrations at Meenakshi Temple

Spectacular Deepavali Bazaar  Celebrations at Meenakshi Temple

By M.K. Sriram PEARLAND: Deepavali festival 2016 turned out to be a most unforgettable experience in Sri Meenakshi Temple Society (MTS). It is estimated that over 7000 people of all ages from far and near of the Houston metroplex visited the temple throughout the day, from early morning till midnight. Year by year, Sri Meenakshi […]

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