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Balalayam updates as of January 2023 

Dear devotees,

As you have noticed around the Temple, repairs, renovations and paintings are carried out in a very fast phase to ensure they are completed in time for the Maha Kumbabishegam ceremonies commencing from 6th April 2023 for the Big Day on 10th April 2023.

Please note the following changes to Abishegam arrangements at the Temple:

As we have completed Balalayam ceremonies on 18/01/2023 on various deities at both Siva and Perumal Temples, we will be able to do Abishegam for Utsava Moorthies for the following:

  • Sri Ramar

  • Sri Hanuman

  • Sri Narasimhar

  • Sri Sudharsanar and

  • Sri Viswak Sena

and please note that Abishegams will not be performed on the following until Kumbabhishegam:

  • Sri Garudalwar

  • Sri Idumbar

  • Sri Bairavar

  • Sri Dhakshina Murthy

  • Sri Navagraha Murthies

All are invited to join the puja and receive the blessings of God.

Dear Devotee(s), Sri Venkateswara Temple depends and thrives on the dedicated involvement of volunteers to assist the Management in conducting and performing the daily activities of the temple. Your efforts in keeping the temple precincts and the adjoining areas clean and tidy, upkeeping the Archana bowls and Prasada utensils by washing them at regular intervals and many other similar chores, like managing the Vasthirams that have adorned the deities and the Garlands and floral arrangements to be properly disposed off, you can certainly make a positive impact and these are certainly not mean tasks.   It has been a tradition for devotees and their family members to participate in these activities. We need fresh hands to help the temple provide the facilities and an environment for devotees to pray and receive the blessings of the Lord.   With the impending Kumbabhishekam during April '23 - 6th to 10th, which is fast approaching, SVT does require many more fresh hands to join the existing force and take it forward. Primarily we need volunteers to carry out tasks in the following areas during Kumbabhishekam and beyond.   The primary tasks are:  
  • Helping the Priests with the tasks outlined above, briefly.
 
  • Guiding the devotees and visitors by addressing their queries and manning information counters.
 
  • Traffic Management both vehicular and pedestrians.
 
  • Regulating the flow of traffic and being part of the parking area
 
  • Helping in the Marquee arrangement during festivals and special occasions such as weddings
 
  • Maintaining flower plants and garden / lawn areas
 
  • Cleaning of Temple vessels and upkeep of Sanctums
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  • Managing the Temple counter & the Souvenir shop
 
  • Serving the customers in the canteen as well helping in the community kitchen activities;
    Contributing in this manner would definitely bring lot of happiness and self- satisfaction in serving the Lord. You will have to try it first-hand to experience the feeling of joyfulness.    Participating in these kind of activities brings you new acquaintances which have resulted in many positive changes in one's life.   We invite your expression of interest by notifying your area of interest along with preferred days and timings. Please click here to register online (the preferred mode) or speak and leave your details with the person at the information counter or directly with the organiser approaching you.   We certainly look forward to having you on board, as part of this noble cause, serving the Lord.   Ohm Namo Bhagavathey Vasudevayah!!                              Ohm Namashivayah!!   SVTHL Management
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THIRU VILAKKU POOJA LALITHA SAHASRANAMA ARCHANA Sunday, the 12th February 2023

 



śrīmātā śrīmahārājñī śrīmatsiṃhāsaneśvarī । 

cidagnikuṇḍasambhūtā devakāryasamudyatā ॥

Udyadbhānusahasrābhā caturbāhusamanvitā । 
rāgasvarūpapāśāḍhyā krodhākārāṅkuśojjvalā ॥ 
 
manorūpekṣukodaṇḍā pañcatanmātrasāyakā । 
nijāruṇaprabhāpūra majjadbrahmāṇḍamaṇḍalā ॥ 
 
campakāśokapunnāga saugandhikalasatkacā । 
kuruvindamaṇiśreṇī kanatkoṭīramaṇḍitā ॥ 
 
aṣṭamīcandravibhrāja dalikasthalaśobhitā । 
mukhacandrakalaṅkābha mṛganābhiviśeṣakā ॥ 
 
vadanasmaramāṅgalya gṛhatoraṇacillikā । 
vaktralakṣmīparīvāha calanmīnābhalocanā ॥ 

Lalitha Sahasranamam is the recitation of thousand names of the Mother Goddess Lalithamnbigai. It is a sacred text for the worshippers of the Goddess Lalitha Devi, who is considered to be a manifestation of the Divine Mother "Shakthii", and the text is therefore used in the worship of Durga, Parvati, Kali, Lakshmi, Saraswati, Bhagavati,, as well.

The Lalitha Saharanamam is organized in such a way that Devi is described from "Head to Toe" (Kesadi Padam). The names then go on to extoll Devi in all her achievements, powers, and forms.

She is the Great Empress of the whole Universe, enthroned on the lion’s back. Devi came out of the fire of Pure knowledge and consciousness to promote the cause of divine forces (devas).

Programme: 

Sunday the 12th February 2023

10.00 am – Thriu Vilakku Pooja, Sri Lalitha Sahasranama Archana & Maha Deeparadhanai.

Sri Lalitha Sahasranama Archana is performed for Goddess Sri Tripurasundari.

Devotees participating in Vilakku Pooja are requested to bring along a Vilakku (Lamp), Tambalam/plate and couple of fruits for Neivedyam. Oil will be provided by the Temple. 

Vilakku Pooja Donation: $25/-.

Garland for Goddess Tripurasundari - $95.00

Other Note: Sale of SAREES : The sarees that adorned the deities are offered to be bought by devotees and be blessed. The sale shall commence at 9.15am.

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THIRU VILAKKU POOJA LALITHA SAHASRANAMA ARCHANA - Online Booking Sunday, the 12th February 2023

 



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What's On - Monthly Update

FEBRUARY 2023

Date Day Function Description
03/02/2023 Friday Pradosham 5.30 p.m. Abhishekam for Nandhikeshwar & Sri Chandramouliswarar, alankaram & maha deeparadhana
04/02/2023 Saturday Thai Poosam 10.00 a.m. Visesha abhishekam & alankaram for Sri Siva Subramanya Swamy, Sri Valli & Sri Deivasena, followed by alankaram, deeparadhana
05/02/2023 Sunday Thai Poosam Festival   10.00 a.m. Visesha (pal kuda/milk pots) abhishekam & alankaram for Sri Siva Subramanya Swamy, Sri Valli & Sri Deivasena, maha deeparadhana and archana.
05/02/2023 Sunday Poornima 5.30 p.m. Lalitha Sahasranama archana for Sri Tripurasundari
12/02/2023 Sunday Thiru Villakku Pooja 10.00 a.m. Thiru Villakku Pooja - Lalitha Sahasranama archana & maha deeparadhana.
18/02/2023 Saturday Pradosham   4.00 p.m. Abhishekam for Nandhikeshwar & Sri Chandramouliswarar, alankaram & maha deeparadhana
18/02/2023 Saturday Maha Sivarathri Maha Sivarathri : 1ST Kala Pooja : 6.00  p.m. to 9.00 p.m.   Ekadsa Rudra parayanam ,  9.30 p.m. maha deeparadhana 2nd Kala Pooja: 11.00 p.m. to 12.30 a.m.Rudra Parayanam, Mahadeeparadhana` 3rd kala pooja 1.00 a.m. to 2.30 a.m. Rudra Parayanam, Maha deeparadhana 4th  kala pooja 3.30 a.m.to 5.00 a.m.Rudra Parayanam, Maha Deeparadhana  
 
 

All are Welcome! Please contact Temple office for further details:02-4214 9080

www.svtsydney.org May Lord shower his blessings.

 
MAHA SHIVARATRI & SANI PRADOSHAM

Saturday, the 18th February 2023  &

Sunday, the 19th February 2023



girīndrātmajā saṅgṛhītārdhadehaṃ girau saṃsthitaṃ sarvadāpanna geham |parabrahma brahmādibhir-vandyamānaṃ, śivaṃ śaṅkaraṃ śambhu mīśānamīḍe

kapālaṃ triśūlaṃ karābhyāṃ dadhānaṃ padāmbhoja namrāya kāmaṃ dadānam |balīvardhamānaṃ surāṇāṃ pradhānaṃ, śivaṃ śaṅkaraṃ śambhu mīśānamīḍe

śaraccandra gātraṃ gaṇānandapātraṃ trinetraṃ pavitraṃ dhaneśasya mitram |aparṇā kaḷatraṃ sadā saccaritraṃ, śivaṃ śaṅkaraṃ śambhu mīśānamīḍe

haraṃ sarpahāraṃ citā bhūvihāraṃ bhavaṃ vedasāraṃ sadā nirvikāraṃ|śmaśāne vasantaṃ manojaṃ dahantaṃ, śivaṃ śaṅkaraṃ śambhu mīśānamīḍe

Pray You, Siva, Sankara, Sambhu, Who is the Lord, Who is the Lord of our lives, Who is Vibhu, Who is the Lord of the world, Who is the Lord of Vishnu (Jagannatha), Who is always dwelling in happiness, Who imparts light or shine to everything, Who is the Lord of living beings, Who is the Lord of ghosts, and Who is the Lord of everyone.
I pray You, Siva, Sankara, Sambhu, Who has a garland of skull around the neck, Who has a net of snakes around His body, Who is the destroyer of the immense-destroyer Kala, Who is the lord of Ganesa, Whose matted-hair are spread-out by the presence of the waves of Ganga falling on His head, and Who is the Lord of everyone. I pray You, Siva, Sankara, Sambhu, Who scatters happiness [in the world], Who is ornating the universe, Who is the immense universe Himself, Who is possessing the adornment of ashes, Who is without a beginning, Who is without a measure, Who removes the greatest attachments, and Who is the Lord of everyone. I pray You, Siva, Sankara, Sambhu, Who resides below a Vata (Banyan) tree, Who possesses an immense laughter, Who destroys the greatest sins, Who is always resplendent, Who is the Lord of Himalaya, various Gana and the demi-gods, Who is the great Lord, and Who is the Lord of everyone. I pray You, Siva, Sankara, Sambhu, Who shares half of His body with the daughter of Himalaya, Who is situated in a mountain (Kailasa), Who is always a resort for the depressed, Who is the Atman, Who is reverred by (or Who is worthy of reverence by) Brahma and others, and Who is the Lord of everyone.

Maha Shivaratri is an annual festival dedicated to the Lord Shiva. The celebration includes maintaining an all-night vigil and prayers, which is marked as “overcoming darkness and ignorance” in one’s life and the world through Shiva.  According to the legend, Maha Shivaratri was the day when Lord SHIVA drank poisonous negativity to protect the world. “Om Namah Shivaya”, the sacred mantra of Shiva, is chanted throughout the day & night.

 

Programme Details:

18th Februay 2023

04.00 to 05.30 PM  Abhishekam for Sri Nandikeswarar and Sri Chandramouliswarar, Alankaram and Maha Deeparadhanai.

06.00 to 09.30 PM – 1st Kala Shivaratri Poojas ; Ekadasa Rudra Jabam; Abhishekam, Alankaram & Maha Deeparadhanai.

11.30 PM to 12.30 AM – 2nd Kala Shivaratri Poojas; Rudra Parayanam,  Abhishekam, Alankaram & Maha Deeparadhanai.

19th Februay 2023

01.00 AM to 02.30 AM – 3rd Kala Shivaratri Poojas ; Rudra Parayanam, Abhishekam, Alankaram & Maha Deeparadhanai.

03.30 AM to 05.00 AM– 4th Kala Shivaratri Poojas ; Rudra Parayanam, Abhishekam, Alankaram & Maha Deeparadhanai.

 
“Aathma Linga Pooja” will be performed through out. The donation for the same is $20/-

Ritual Donation:

Abhishekam – $101Archana        – $25

Aathma Linga Pooja - $20

Garland Donation:

Lord Shiva Malai – $135

Nandikeshwarar  – $95

“Shivaya Nama”                                       “HaraHara Mahadeva”                              “Shiva Shambo”

FEBRUARY 2023 functions

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THAI POOSAM THIRUVIZHA SATURDAY 4th FEBRUARY 2023 &

SUNDAY 5th FEBRUARY 2023

Om Saravana bhavaya Namaha

Mahorasam, divya mayoora vahanam,Rudrasya soonum, sura loka nadam,Brahmanya devam, saranam prapadye

“Thai Poosam” is a sacred Hindu festival that is celebrated to commemorate the triumph of good over evil. The day of Thai Poosam is observed annually during the ‘Poosam’ star in the Tamil month of "Thai’. 

Lord Sri Murugan, is the embodiment of Lord Shiva's light and wisdom. Devotees pray to him to overcome the obstacles they face, as He is the divine vanquisher of evil. The motive of Thaipoosam festival is to pray to God, to receive his grace so that bad traits are destroyed.

Programme:

Saturday the 4th February 2023 – Commencing at 10.00 AM

Abhishekam, Alankaram &  Deeparadhanai for Sri Subramanya Swamy, Sri Valli & Sri Devasena.

Sunday the 5th February 2023 – Commencing at 10.00 AM

Paal Kudam & Kaavadi Attam

Abhishekam, Alankaram & Sodasa Upachara Deeparadhanai for Sri Subramanya Swamy, Sri Valli & Sri Devasena Purappadu (procession) within the Temple.

Ritual Donation:

Abhishekam – $101 

Paal Kudam - $10

Archana – $20 

Garland Donation:

Lord Sri Muruga, Sri Valli and Sri Devasena - $190

Utsavamoothy Garlands - $125

Vettri Vel Muruganukku Arohara!!                         Sri Bala Dhandayuthapanikku Arohara!!

MAHA KUMBABISHEGAM

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