Sri Durga Navartri Celebrations

October 17 to October 25, 2020


         Namaste Devotees, 


With the blessing of His Holiness 1008 Sri Sri Sugunendra Theertha Swamiji, Udupi Sri Puthige Matha, we are celebrating Durga Navarathri Pooja ON-LINE at Sri Venkata Krishna Kshetra Temple (SVK Temple) starting from " Saturday October 17 to Saturday October 24 ” for 8 days  and  “ Vijaya Dashami on Sunday October 25, 2020 ”.

On all these nine days, Abhisheka will be performed in the morning and Sri Durga Pooja in the evening at 07:30PM.

 

Sponsorship Details:

     10 days sponsorship   - $ 501 

     One day sponsorship  - $ 251

     Mahalaxmi Abhisheka - $ 108 


Sponsorhip Link - Click Here

Sankalpa Form - Click Here


Devotees can view the Abisheka and Pooja through ON-LINE only using the following Link Click Here 


Samuhika Akshrabhyasa (Vidya Arambham)


Also Vijaya Dashmi day (October 25, 2020) we will perform Samuhika Akshrabhyasa (Vidya Arambham) at 09:00 am to 10:00 am ON-LINE (details below). Devotees who wish to perform can Click Here to Signup.

      1. Our Priest will conduct the Pooja in front of the camera and it will be live streamed to those who have signed up
      2. Those who wish to participate will make the preparations in their own home (we will send out instructions)
      3. The priests will provide instructions on what to do and the participants will follow the instructions in the sanctuary of their own home (Please do not come to the temple)
      4. To participate please use the “Signup form” and there will be charge of $51.00, which you can pay using link - Click Here
      5. The link for the live streaming and the details for the preparations, will be only be sent to those who have signed up.  So please make sure that your email address is provided as instructions will be sent by email. 
         

        We request devotees to please join us virtually on all the nine days and obtain the blessings from Goddess MahaLakshmi         Anthargatha, Lord Sri Narasimha.  

        Sri Krishna Smaranam,
        Kiran Rao (Priest)
        SVK Temple



Special Kalyana Utsava

September 26 to October 18, 2020


Namaste Devotees,

This is the beginning of the festival season according to the Hindu calendar. It is auspicious to perform Kalyana Utsava during this period. Hence in the next few weeks, we will be performing Sri Srinivasa Kalyana, Siva Parvati Kalyan, Subrahmanya (Murgan) Kalyana and Seetha Rama Kalyana ON- LINE.

By the grace of Sri Hari-Vayu Gurugalu and with the blessing of His Holiness Sri Sri Sugunendra Theertha Swamiji, SVK Temple will be starting these weekly Kalyana Utsava from Saturday September 26th to October 18th, 2020.

 



Grand Sponsorship for all Kalyan Utsavas - Click Here

Kalyana Utsava Sponsorship - Click Here

To fill the Sankalpa form - Click Here 





Grand Sponsorship for all Kalyan Utsavas - Click Here

Kalyana Utsava Sponsorship - Click Here

To fill the Sankalpa form - Click Here 




Grand Sponsorship for all Kalyan Utsavas - Click Here

Kalyana Utsava Sponsorship - Click Here

To fill the Sankalpa form - Click Here 



Grand Sponsorship for all Kalyan Utsavas - Click Here

Kalyana Utsava Sponsorship - Click Here

To fill the Sankalpa form - Click Here 


Devotees can view the Kalyanotsavam through ON-LINE only. The sponsors will be given Kalyanotsava Prasada, which will be available at the Temple for sponsors to pick up.

Loka Samastha Sukino Bhavantu. 

Sri Krishna Smaranam,
Kiran Rao (Priest)
SVK Temple


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Tulsi plants available at our temple for a suggested minimum donation of $10. 

Devotees who wish to get the plants can pick up from the Temple. 


  


Tulsi plants available at our temple for a suggested minimum donation of $10. 

Devotees who wish to get the plants can pick up from the Temple. 



Sri Raghavendra Mantra Koti Japa Yajna 2020


 


            

 

Namaste,


With the blessings of Hari, Vayu, Gurugalu Prerane of Sri Ragahvendra Thirtharu we are undertaking the initiative of reciting Raghavendra Naama One Crore times (10,000,000 times) and offering it at the feet of Sri Raghavendra Guruvantargata, Bharatiramana Mukhya Praanantargata, Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Devaru  This initiative has the full blessings of Sri Sri Sugunendra Thirtha Swamiji of Udupi Puttige Mutt under the able guidance of Sri. Prasanna Acharyaru.


An initiative of this magnitude cannot be completed without the active participation of all devotees. We hereby request you all to chant the following Rayara Naama:


   - Men: Om Sri Raghavendraaya Namah Om

    - Ladies: Sri Raghavendraaya Namah


and update your count in the Google form we have set up for this purpose at the following link:


   CLICK HERE


In this unique initiative being driven for the first time from USA, no amount is small. We request each and every devotee to chant the above Naama to the best of their abilities and update the number of times they have chanted. It is our goal to get this completed by (need to add a date). We look forward to your active participation in this effort and get the blessings of Hari, Vaayu and Gurugalu.


Loka Samastha Sukino Bhavantu. 


Sri Krishna Smaranam

Kiran Rao (Priest)




Face Masks are Mandatory in the Temple


Namaste Devotees


We have opened up the temple on a limited basis but are cognizant of the fact that Arizona is a hot spot for COVID-19. Hence we need to continue to take precautions and will continue the current arrangement for a little while more. We had mandated that all visitors to the temple should wear face face masks and most visitors abide by these rules. Unfortunately some don't.


The City of Tempe has mandated the use of masks in public. Given that the temple is open to public, visitors to the temple are required to wear masks. We request you to wear a mask. If not, you might be asked to leave, please do not make it difficult for the temple staff.  This simple activity will go a long way in containing the virus and getting the temple back to normal.  Again, please visit the temple only if you feel comfortable in doing so. Thank you.


Current Temple Hours:

Sunday & Monday     - 5 PM to 6 PM

Tuesday to Saturday - 5 PM to 7 PM

Saturday - 11 AM to 12 Noon - Senior citizens only


To Sponsor:

Archana - Click Here

Rudrabhisheka (Monday) - Click Here

Venkateshwara Abhisheka (Saturday) -  Click Here

* Please Click Here to fill out Sankalpa details. 



Humble Request

Please Help Your Temple


We hope you all are staying safe and following the CDC guidelines in these challenging times. As you are aware, in interest of the safety of our devotees, we made a decision to close the Temple to the public due to the Corona Virus (COVID-19).


The unintended consequence of this decision is that our revenues have taken a massive hit. Over 85% of our revenue comes from services in the temple or Poojas at home and this source has dried up. Similarly, donations from devotees visiting the temple has also stopped. We are now in a tremendous cash crunch and need to meet our mortgage expenses, utility bills etc. We need your generous donation like never before. Please also forward this to your friends who may not be on our mailing list as we need every bit of help we can get.  Every dollar counts.  And your donations are tax deductible.


You can make your donations online : CLICK HERE


or please send checks payable to "SRCF", Address - 615 S Beck Ave, Tempe AZ - 85281


Please help us. 


Sri Krishna Smaranam,


Kiran Rao (Priest)

SVK Temple



Senior Citizens Temple Visiting Time


Namaste Devotees,

Thank you for your cooperation and adherence to our rules during the times we were opened in the evening. We have received some requests and suggestions from senior citizens to visit the temple.  Till now we have advised senior citizens or those with health conditions to abstain from the temple for some time as a precautionary measure.  As an experimental measure, we will be open this Saturday (05/30) and Sunday (05/31) between 11 am and 12 noon for senior citizens only

Again please visit only if you feel able and comfortable in doing so. The temple cannot provide assurances of any sort. 


Please note the rules and conditions

      1. The temple will be open during these hours only for those who are 60 years of age and above.  (Saturday (05/30) and Sunday (05/31) between 11 am and 12 noon)
      2. One younger person who may have to drive the older folks can also enter if needed.  To the extent possible we suggest this should be limited.  Please do not bring your whole family or  others under the pretext of accompanying an elderly person/s.  We want to minimize exposure to the elderly, so bringing everyone would not be courteous or safe.
      3. All devotees should wear masks
      4. Please do not come if you are unwell or have a cold or cough.
      5. The expectation is that devotees will come, quietly pray and leave.  There will be no provision for devotees to sit down, chant or stay for more than a few minutes.  Please be prepared for that.
      6. Access is limited to only a few areas of the temple.  Please do not access to areas that are behind the cordon.
      7. No theertha prasada, fruits, badam etc.  will be given at this time.
      8. Once temple doors are closed, no one will be allowed inside the temple.
      9. If you need to wait, please wait in your cars and do not form groups or congregate in the parking lot.


If we find that discipline is being maintained, we may consider expanding the days the temple is open.

Thanks again for following the rules so far.


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