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FORTHCOMING EVENTS

Pournami Pooja -  Monday 17th March 2003

Pournami Pooja falls on Monday 17th Mar (Pooram Nakashathiram) is being hosted  by Smt & Sri P S Sathiamoorthy (LS-34). The Pooja will be held as usual at Sri Senpaga Vinayagar Temple at  Ceylon Road at 7.30 pm.  The next Pournami pooja falls on Wednesday 16th April 2003 (Chithirai Nakshathiram).  Member(s) wishing to host the Pooja are kindly requested to contact Sri P S Ramanathan (
6442-7841) or Sri P S Sathiamoorthy (Tel: 6737-8389)

Sri Rama Navami--Friday 11th April 2003

Sri Rama Navami Pooja on Friday 11th April will be hosted by Smt & Sri G Srinivasan (LS-04) at their residence, 16 Jalan Tamban Off St.Patricks Road, Tel: 6346-1850.  The programme is as follows:

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.15 pm Pooja commences
7.45 pm Recitation of Vishnu Sahasranamam
8.10 pm Rama,Lakshmi & Anjaneyar Ashtothrams & Archanai
8.30 pm Deeparadhanai & Mantra Pushpam
8.40 pm Bhajans / songs
9.00 pm Distribution of prasadam

Members are requested to attend the pooja with their families and receive the blessings of Lord Rama.

KOTI ARCHANAI- 1st February to 11th April 2003

Koti Archanai is being performed for Sri Mariamman at the Sri Mariamman Temple, South Bridge Road from
1st February to 11th April 2003.  Lalitha Sahasranama Archanai will be performed daily commencing at 7.30 am (6 times) and 6.15 pm (4 times).  Members who know Lalitha Sahasranamam are requested to help in the successful completion of the Koti Archanai. The temple Management Committee seeks the assistance of SDBBS  members, especially during weekends and Public Holidays to complete the major task.  Please turn up in large numbers.  Also pass this message on to all your friends

ANNOUNCEMENTS--Cont'd

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TALK  CUM PRESENTATION ON WORSHIPPING AT HINDU TEMPLES  AT  AUROBINDO HALL   
     SINGAPORE INDIAN FINE ARTS SOCIETY ON SUNDAY 16TH  MARCH  2003 AT 9.30 AM

Sri K G Sridharan, a retired chemical and industrial engineer, has deeply studied about temple rituals and
practices particularly of Vaishnavite temples.  He has been closely associated with the design and construction
of the temple complex presided by sri Venkateshwara in a hillock in Nerul, Mumbai, India and also a founder trustee of Sri Narasimha Sabha, Navi, Mumbai which manages Sri Balaji Mandir.

The objective of the presentationn would be to share the knowledge and experience about (1) the significance of temple worship in general (2) Design, philosophy of Hindu temples in general (3) Prathishta / Stapana / Kumbabhishegam  - how and when the deity gets the power to bestow the benefits on the sorshippers and the steps involved in the pratishta of a typical Vaishnavite temple (4) the daily rituals in a Hindu temple - of Saiva and Vaishnavite agama (5) Utsavas and their significance.

The presentation will also touch upon the daily activities of the tirumala temple and a guide to the temple visit and the various Arjitha Sevas (paid sevas).

This is an excellent opportunity for our members--especially Gen Y--to understand the significance of temple worship and seek direct clarifications at the Q & A session.

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