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Sahasra Lingarchana

June 9th to June 11th

The Sahara Lingarchana is a unique Vedic ritual that is performed to worship Lord Shiva. This sacred and beneficial ritual brings blessings and positive energy to the devotees who perform it. To perform the ritual, small Shiva Lingas, also called Pardhiva Lingas, are made out of well-prepared and sanctified clay. These Lingas are made ahead of time and decorated with Vibhuthi and Kumkum. They are then arranged in the form of kailasa pastharam, depicting Shiva Kailasam. Lord Shiva and Devi Sakti are invoked in each Shiva Lingam through Vedic mantras during Shodasa Avarana Puja and worshipped with great devotion and bhakti to seek the blessings of Lord Shiva for health, wealth, prosperity, bliss, and ultimate mukti.

 

Our Hindu Temple of Minnesota will be celebrating its 17th temple anniversary by performing the Sahara Lingarchana from Friday, June 9th to Sunday, June 11th. This is a wonderful opportunity for devotees to participate in this unique ritual and seek the blessings of Lord Shiva. We invite everyone to come and be a part of this special celebration.

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Visiting Priests

All rituals will be performed by our (7) temple priests along with (4) guest priests from other temples in the USA. We will have a live Nadaswaram on all the (3) days as well as Bhajans. We have a 2-1/2 day religious program and invite all the devotees to participate and get the blessings of Lord Shiva.

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Manikandan Sivachariyar

Manikandan Sivachariyar originally from Tamil Nadu currently resides in Delaware USA. He completed Sivagama choodamani at Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam in kanchepuram Tamilnadu. He worked in Mahalakshmi Temple, DE for 8 years. Now he is working as the chief priest at Sri Sanakara Narayana Temple, Delaware.

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Sri Arun Viswanath Gurukkal

Sri Arun Viswanath Gurukkal he is from Lakshmi Narayana Temple hindu temple & Community Center. He completed Sivagama Ratnam from traditional Vedic school at Pillaivar Patti patasala in Tamil Nadu, followed by a MA degree in Shiva Agama from Sri Venkateswara Vedic University, Tirupati. Arun ji has successfully performed various ceremonies, like kumbhabishekam, Rudra Homam, Brahmotsavam, and all other pujas He also performed Sahara lingarchana at his temple

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Pandit Sandip Shastri

Pandit Sandip Shastri born in a family of Vedic Priests in the holy city of Pandaripuram / Pandharpur in Maharastra has offered more than 25 years of passionate service in US. He connects well with the new generation providing faith based guidance and counseling to those in distress. He has studied Shukla Yajurveda, Madhyandina Shaka Ghanatham and Veda Dashagrantham amongst other things. Shastri Ji performs various services including Utsavas, Maharudram, Athirudram, Chandi Yagnas, Veda Parayanam and astrological consultation. He also actively participates in several religious debates. He has obtained various awards and honors, recently was presented the "Sanathana Dharma" at IVY-Tech University.

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Sri Ganapati Bhat

Sri Ganapati Bhat is a highly skilled Vedic priest with a strong background in the study and teaching of the Krisha Yajurveda. With 12 years of dedicated (Krishnayajurveda kramantha) study, and 5 years of Veda teaching. From the past 1 year working in Shiva Vishnu temple, Livermore, California.

Special Performances/Events

During the upcoming Sahara Lingarchana celebration at our Hindu Temple of Minnesota, we are thrilled to announce that we will have the privilege of Nadaswaram Recital from acclaimed artists. The artists who will be performing during the Sahasra Lingarchana are renowned for their skill and expertise in playing the Nadaswaram. Their performance will add to the spiritual ambiance of the occasion and create a memorable experience for all those in attendance. We invite everyone to come and be a part of this special celebration and witness this unique and awe-inspiring performance.

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Niruban
Nakintheeran

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Suriyakumar Jeyaraman

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Nathaswara Vidwan
M.P. Nakeenthiran

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Nirmalan
Nakeenthiran

Schedule

Schedule

FRIDAY JUNE 9TH
9:00 AM - 12:00 NOON

Sri Maha Ganapathi Homam, Navagraha Homam

SATURDAY JUNE 10
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Mangala Vadyam, Sri Maha Ganapathi Pooja, Sankalpam, Punyahavachanam, Soma Kumbha Pooja, Surya Pooja, Dwitiya Kala Pooja

SATURDAY JUNE 10
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Mangala Vadyam, Sri Maha Ganapathi Pooja, Sankalpam, TritiyaKala Pooja

FRIDAY JUNE 9TH
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Mangala Vadyam, Anugna, Alaya Pradakshinam, Sri Ganapathi Pooja, Punyahavachanam, Sankalpam, Pratham Kala Pooja, Acharya Ritwik Varnam, Ankurarpanam, Rakshabandanam, Sahara Linga Staphana.

Sri Lalitha Deepa Puja by Devotees, Sri Lalitha Sahsra Nama Parayanam. Ashtavadhana Seva & Arathi

SATURDAY JUNE 10
2:00 PM Onwards

Lingatho Mandala Pooja, Rudrabhishekam, Avarana Pooja, Shodasopachara Pooja, Arathi. Vrishabha Vahana Seva Natya Seva During Uthsavam (From All Regions of India)

SUNDAY JUNE 11
8:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Mangala Vadyam, Rudrabhishekam, Maha Ganapathi Puja, Punyahavachanam, Chaturthi Kala Pooja, Sri Rudra Homam, Parivara Devatha Homam, Maha Poornahuthi, Go Pooja, Ashwa Pooja, Kalasabhishekam to Lord Sri Soma Sundareshwara Swami, Archana, Mantra Pushpam, Maha Mangala Arathi, Sahara Linga Uthara Pooja, Samyojanam to Lord Shiva Acharya Sambhavana Ashirvadam

Parking

Parking

Convenient parking options 

Temple Parking

Schedule

On-site parking on all 3 days

Location

10530 Temple Drive, Maple Grove MN 55311

More information

Car-pooling encouraged 

Off-Site Parking

Schedule

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Location

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More information

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Sponsorship

Sponsorship

Sponsorship Options

Sponsorship levels

  • Diamond: $5001 (All 3 Days)

  • Gold: $2501 (Saturday & Sunday)

  • Silver: $1001 (Saturday Evening & Sunday Morning)

  • Bronze: $501 (Saturday Evening)

Annadhanam

Annadanam sponsorship

  • Ruby: $501

  • Emerald: $1001

Food Menu

Food

FRIDAY JUNE 9TH

DINNER

  • Papdi Chat

  • Samosa Chat

  • Pulao & Raita
  • Rava Laddu 

Sponsors: Sree Lakshmi and Friends

Food Committee members: Madhulika , Bharati & Archana 

SATURDAY JUNE 10TH

DINNER

  • Jira Rice

  • Bengali Dal

  • Mixed - Curry

  • Payesh (Kheer Bengali Style)

  • Chutney

  • Papad

Sponsors: Bengali Association of Minnesota
Food Committee: Chaitanya, Shankar & Karthik

SATURDAY JUNE 10TH

LUNCH

  • Puliogare

  • Curd Rice

  • White Rice

  • Vada

  • Chutney

  • Tomato Dal

  • Moong Dal Payasam

  • Eggplant Curry (Gutthi Vankai)

Sponsors: Srinivasa Group
Food Committee: Lax Chokkady and Anbu Thangam

SUNDAY JUNE 11TH

LUNCH

  • Pulao

  • Boondi Raita

  • Puri

  • Potato-Chole Curry

  • Pepper Pongal

  • Peanut Chutney

  • Cauliflower Pickle

  • Mango Custard (With Mixed Fruit)

Sponsors : Nagaraju Devalla and Friends
Food Committee: Karthik, Lax, Anbu and Shankar

Contacts

Contacts

Event Contact

Food Contact

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