Swami Saranam!! Dear devotees, the Vishu puja & cultural program grand event is TODAY ... starting at 1:30 PM at Sanatan Dharma Kendra, 897 Kifer Rd.,Message 1 of 3 , Apr 15, 2012View SourceSwami Saranam!!Dear devotees, the Vishu puja & cultural program grand event is TODAY ... starting at 1:30 PM at Sanatan Dharma Kendra, 897 Kifer Rd., Sunnyvale, CA. Please join us for a great event. Thank you!
--- In Ayyappasamaaj@yahoogroups.com, "o_manoj_o" <kapish@...> wrote:
Vishu Puja & Cultural Program on April 15 @ Sunnyvale!
In Kerala, the start of the Zodiac New Year*when the sun enters into Sidereal Aries, Ashwini nakshatrais celebrated as Vishu. It is said that what one sees when one first opens one's eyes on Vishu morning is an indication of what one can expect in the year to come. Thus on Vishu, effort is made to assure one opens one's eyes before an auspicious imagethe Vishukkani.
While the festival is called "Vishu" only in Kerala, across India festivals sharing the same spiritsuch as Ugadhi in Andhra Pradesh and in Karnataka, Gudi Padwa in Maharashtra, Bihu in Assam and Baisakhi in Punjabare celebrated around the same time of year.
All are invited to celebrate Vishu with Ayyappa Samaaj at the Sanatan Dharma Kendra in Sunnyvale.
The event is organized to bring together all Ayyappa devotees in Northern California to witness local children performing classical dances and singing devotional/classical songs and bhajans.
The cultural program will be followed by Ayyappa bhajan, archana, aarti, and Maha Prasadam
Ayyappa Samaaj Vishu Cultural Program.
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM : Classical Music & Dance
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM : Ayyappa Bhajan & Arti
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM : Maha Prasadam (catered from Tirupathi Bhimas)
Event Coordinators: Sundar Malikayil (sundareshkumar@...), Rajendran Nair (rajendran_nair@...) and Chitra Padmanabhan (vgopal.chitra@...)
Please volunteer and help put on this great event!!
This evening, starting at 6 PM, we will be doing the alankaram and setting up the Vishu-kani at Sanatan Dharma Kendra (897 Kifer Rd., Sunnyvale, CA) If you could, please join us and help do the alankarams to Swami Ayyappa!
Thanks Tirupathi Bhimas for sponsoring the maha prasadam for this event. Thanks also to New India Bazaar for sponsoring all the fruits and vegetables for alankaaram. May Ayyappa Swami's blessings be showered on all of us!