Holy Pilgrimage - Hindu temples in USA -39

Holy Pilgrimage - Hindu temples in USA

  Hindu Bhavan of Fayetteville, NC

907 Cedar Creek Road
Fayetteville, NC 28312
A Non Profit Organization promoting Hindu culture and philosophy
To promote and practice Hindu Religion and philosophy
 To support and strengthen the moral and spiritual well being of its members

Dear Friends:
Jai Sri Krishna/Namaskaar
We are coming to the end of the calendar year and next week we will usher in our New Year by celebrating Diwali (Festival of Lights).  On Behalf of Hindu Bhavan I want to wish each of you and your families, the very best in the coming year.
 I need to communicate an important piece of information that will impact our governing body. The Hindu Bhavan Board of Directors and Trustees met this last weekend for a ‘called meeting’ to review our election process for Directors and for Trustees. We wish to inform our congregation that we will need to defer the election of new directors and Trustees to the next year and elections will take place at about the same time next year. The vote to do so was unanimous. This is necessitated due to an inherent conflict in our current Bylaws. In order for a person to be eligible, you have to be a member in good standing for three years. You can be a member by submitting an application and paying annual dues of $151/- . The current Board of Directors and Trustees have been in place for two and half years (This group was voted in and was part of a larger group that had worked tirelessly and diligently for the preceding many years). After a long discussion with our Attorney Mr. Robert Ray, it is deemed necessary to amend some of the language in our Bylaws and this will provide greater clarity to the process in the future.  If you are not a member you cannot be eligible to run for the leadership. While I am certain the above mentioned issue will raise some questions, I do honestly believe it is being done with the best interest of the Hindu Bhavan in mind. It is my sincere hope that you will agree and this will be put to vote at the gathering of the congregation on Annakut day on November 17, 2012 (Saturday).
I encourage you to become a member by contributing $151/- (per family per year). Any amount paid above the minimum will suffice in being eligible to waive the fee. It does require that you submit a membership application at least once and this can be maintained on file and updated each year. Please note that contributions made for other events such as Ganeshotsav, Brahmotsav or other cultural events are not considered as payment towards the membership dues.  Also note, that instead of the minimum, we are requesting you pledge 120/- per month or $1500/- per year which will go a long way in covering our expenses, priest’s salary and mortgage. The temple can only survive if each family provides the critical support that is necessary. If you have not paid your dues for 2012 there is still ample time to do so by mailing a check. For accounting purposes and dues, our calendar year runs January 1- Dec 31. For those of you that have already pledged – please send in your contributions at the earliest, such that these can be accounted for, in the calendar year 2012. We will collect dues for 2013 on the Annakut day at the temple.
 A new set of Bylaws will be available for review and adoption on Annakut day – Nov 17, 2012.
 We are in the process of finalizing the details of a Picnic shade/eating area and urge you to contribute towards this project. We want to thank the Komandur family and especially Abhishek Komandur – candidate for the Eagle Scout award for completing his project at the temple. The playground is ready for use. All families are advised that the playground should be used with parental supervision only. Children below 10 years of age should not access the playground without the parent providing supervision on site.
 Please keep the temple premises clean, no shoes are permitted in the temple hall, the sanctum, the kitchen or any of the classrooms. Please maintain silence during the prayer services. We look forward to seeing each one of you at the temple and we wish you all a very happy Diwali and a prosperous New Year. 
We wish to thank all our devotees, visitors, volunteers, contributors and supporters that have made it possible for us to continue to provide the religious and other services through the Hindu Bhavan. We look forward to continued service to our temple community. 
Jai Sri Krishna 
Board of Directors and Board of Trustees – Hindu Bhavan
Presiding Priest: Sri Karthik Dixit


March 2013
Mar 31st Sun  : Fellowship Night : 7.15 – 8.00 pm          
                        Gita Reading: Chaper 12 : Verse : 14      
APRIL  2013

 6th, Saturday:     Sri VENKATESHWARA Suprabhatham
                            10.00 – 11.00 am
 11th, Thursday:   UGADHI Special Pooja
                              5.30 – 7.00 pm: Rudra Pooja
 19th, Friday:         Sri RAMNAVAMI
5.30 – 7.00 pm: Sri Ramchandra  Pattabhishekham             
                              & Sankirtanam Paaraayan
21st, Sunday:        Sri RAMNAVAMI: Children’s program
                              5.00 – 6.30 pm  
 25th, Thursday:     CHITRA PURNIMA
                               5.30 – 7.00 pm: Sri SathyaNarayan Pooja
 26th, Friday:          Sri LALITA SAHASRANAM PARAYAN  
                               6.00 – 7.00 pm
      27th, Sat:         10.00 – 11.30 am     and 4.30 – 6.30 pm
      28th, Sun:        4.30 – 6.30 pm in conjunction with 
                              GITA READING and FELLOWSHIP
 Every Thursday: SAI BABA Bhajans: 5.00 – 6.00 pm

MAY 2013

 4th, Saturday:   Sri VENKATESHWARA Suprabhatham
                          10.00 – 11.00 am
  10th, Friday:     SUNDARKAND RECITAL
  7.00 – 8.30 pm
 17th   & 18th       TEMPLE ANNIVERSARY  

 18th, Saturday: Dance Recital – Evening
                         10.00 – 11.30 am 
                          7.00 – 8.00 pm 
                          6.00 – 7.00 pm 
Every Thursday: SAI BABA Bhajans : 5.00 – 6.00 pm

June 2013

 June 1st, Saturday: Sri VENKATESHWARA Suprabhatham                   
                                 10.00 – 11.00 am
 June 2,   Sunday      Vedanta lecture – Swami Chidananda
                                  5.30 – 7.00 pm
 June 28th, Friday:    Sri Lalita SAHASRANAM PARAYAN  
                                   6.00 – 7.00 pm
June 30th, Sun:         GITA READING & FELLOWSHIP
                                   7.00 – 8.00 pm
 Every Thursday:      SAI BABA Bhajans
                                   5.00 – 6.00 pm

JULY 2013 

July 6th, Saturday: Sri VENKATESHWARA Suprabhatham
                                 10.00 – 11.00 am
July 21st, Sunday:  Sri GURU PURNIMA
                                SRI SATHYANARAYAN POOJA
                                 4.30 – 7.00 pm
                                6.00 – 7.00 pm 
July 28th, Sun:       GITA READING & FELLOWSHIP
                                7.00 – 8.00 pm 
Every Thursday : SAI BABA bhajans : 5.00 – 6.00 pm

Temple Daily Schedule:  10AM to 12 Noon and 5 PM to 7 PM

Bhajans and Aarathi at 6.30 PM to 7:00 PM daily

Every Monday: Rudra Abhishekam 5.30 PM followed by Aarti

Priest: Sri Karthik Dixit

 For schedule of charges for different pujas,  please check religious services
Contact us :
Hindu Bhavan of Fayetteville
907 Cedar Creek Road
Fayetteville, NC 28312
Tel No: 910-483-4451

EMAIL: hindubhavan@yahoo.com
Board of Trustees: bot@hindubhavan.org
Board of Directors: bod@hindubhavan.org
 Religious Committee: religion@hindubhavan.org
  Cultural Committee: culture@hindubhavan.org
Rental Committee: rent@hindubhavan.org
                Priest: sjkdixit@gmail.com

Directions :
From I 95 take exit 49 to Cedar Creek Road and turn west towards Fayetteville. The temple is on the right side of the road
From Downtown Fayetteville take Grove street east past Business 95, turn right on to Cedar Creek Road. The temple is on the left side of the road.

Sunday School :

Group 1: ( 3-6 years)
1. Learning basic Shlokas

2. Understanding significance of Gods and Goddesses

3. Importance of food and how it affects us

4. Festivals and related projects

Group 2: ( 6-9 years )
1. The story of Ramayana

2. The value of Right Conduct with sub values of good behavior,respect of property, kindness and respect of people who work for us.

3. Shlokas : Mukam karoti, Vasudevam sutham, Shantakaram

4. Sanskrit/Hindi alphabet introduction and first 1-4 verses of daily Aarti

Group 3: ( 9-12 years )
1. The story of Mahabharata with interrelated values were discussed.

2. The Sanskrit/ Hindi alphabet: reading, putting words together in small sentences.

3. Importance of festivals and shlokas from syllabus and temple booklet.

Group 4/5: ( >13 years ):
1. Analysis of desire and anger, their relationship and how to overcome.

2. Family tree of Kuru dynasty from Mahabharata

3. Why do we : wear a tilak, apply holy ash, do pradakshina, ring a bell, worship kalash, consider the lotus special, prostrate before elders, offer food to the Lord before eating and why do we fast.

4. Sanskrit/Hindi alphabet and Shlokas


We will resume Sunday School on January 13th
     9.30-11.30 AM              Groups 2-5
11.00 - 12 noon             Group 1
Our Dates


January 14 - Makarsankranti/Pongal
10, 24

February 14 - Vasant Panchami
10, 24

March 10 - MahaShivaratri, March 27th  Holi
14, 21

April 11 - Ugaadi, April 20th : Ramanavami, April 25th : Hanuman Jayanthi
5, 12 ( Graduation)

May 17,18 - Temple Anniversary


We will be planning a Ramanavami event and graduation for the Seniors heading for college.
We will continue to provide support and with your feedback work with the students to invigorate their learning process. We
 hope to continue to enrich their knowledge of our scriptures, so as to create the desire to inquire further into the wealth
 of hidden Vedic knowledge that we have. As we stay involved in their learning, together we will continue to grow
 and reap the benefits. Please reach out to anyone of us if any queries.

Vaishnav Temple of New York, New York

Jai Shree Krishna
Vaishnav Temple of New York
100 Lakeville Road, New Hyde Park, NY 11040 (516) 354 -7583

Established in 1988, Vaishnav Temple of New York is the first traditional "Pushtimargiya" temple in North America. It is our fortune that Shri Govardhannathji Prabhu have enhanced our lifestyles by his gracious presence in New York for last twenty years through this temple. Vaishnav Temple of New York has done an excellent job in serving "Lord Shriathji" and helping Vaishnavs since its existance. Vaishnav Temple has experienced an exponential growth on the flow of vaishanvs participating in religious and community services of the temple.
Vaishnav Temple of New York offers different religious activities every year such as "Bhagwat Gyan Yagna", "Gita Gyan Yagna", Giriraj Mahotsav", "Phag Khel (Holi)", "Janamashtami", "Nand Mahotsav", "Shri Mahaprabhuji Prakotsav" just to name a few. Board of trusties and Committee members are very delited to have support of Prominent Pushtimargiya Spritual Leaders and Vallabhkulna Balako such as P.P. Goswami 108 Shri Mathureshwarji Maharaj, P.P. Goswami shri Indirabetiji and others.
Vaishnav Temple of New York is not just a Pushtimargiya Epic Cente of North America, it is also a community service center. Besides its religiuos activities, Vaishnav Temple of New York parcipates in different community activities as well, such as Senior Citizen Center, Youth Committee, Computer Classes, Gujarati Language Classes, Yoga Classes, Health Fair, Support to HELP (Human Enrichment by Love & Peace, Support to natural disasters, and others.
Satsang Mandal
* Senior Citizen Center
* Youth Committee
Upcoming Events
Sharad Punam na Raas Garba
Sunday Oct 24, 2010 at 7:00 PM
Diwali Annnkut
Sunday Nov 7th, 2010 at 3:00 PM

Darshan Schedule
May 1st - October 31st
November 1st - April 30
08:00 AM - 08:30 AM
08:00 AM - 08:30 AM
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
05:00 PM - 05:30 PM
04:30 PM - 05:00 PM
Sandhya Aarti
06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
08:00 PM - 08:30 PM
07:30 PM - 08:00 PM
Vaishnav Temple of New York
100 Lakeville Road, New Hyde Park, NY 11040
(516) 354 7583

Directions ;
(516) 354-7583
From I95 N/S: Take Throg's Neck /Whitestone Br. Take Cross Island Pkwy toward Long Island. Take exit #28A towards Hillside Ave/RT 25B, Turn left go 1.9 Mile, Turn Right on Lakeville Road
From Verizona Br. Take Belt PKWY East, which becomes Cross Island Pkwy North. Take exit #27 toward Jericho Tpke/Jamaica Ave. Bear left on 244 St. Turn Right on Jamaica Ave. Go 1.2 Mile on Jamaica Ave. becomes Jericho Tpke. Turn Left on Lakeville Road
From Eastern Long Island: Take Northern PKWY West Take Exit #25S on Northern State PKWY Merge in to Lakeville Road South
From Queens: Take Long Island Expressway (495) East Take Exit #33, Lakeville Road Take Right at the traffic light (Lakeville Road), Drive approximately 1 mile And arrive at 100 Lakeville Road on your left.

Pujyapad Goswami 108 Shri Mathureshwarji Maharaj
Dr. Arvindbhai Shah (Chairman)
Govind Butala (Co-Chairman)
Dr. Indravadan Shah
Ramesh Sakaria
Dr. Padmakant Shah
Dipak Shah
Harish Parikh
Hasmukh Shah
Kirit Parikh
Narendra Shah
Pravin Parikh
Jayesh Shah
Arvind Dharia

Executive Committee 2010
Jayesh Shah
Shardaben Butala
Dr. Mitesh Parikh
Vice Presidents:
Pradip Parikh
Indravadan N. Shah
Dr. Nalini Parikh
Arvind Dharia
Parthiv Shah
Ashok Sheth
Pradeep Maheta
Arvind Gandhi
Manubhai Mevada
Dr. Ramesh Thakkar
Milan Shah
Kishor Mehta
Ashok Shah
Bhagvati Shah
Govind Akruwala
Parashar Sheth
Setu Shah
Shailendra Koya
Mahendra Patel
Joint Secretary:
Chandrakant Mehta
Rajesh Butala
Narendra Choksi
Jayesh Shah
Yagnesh Shah
Jaymin Shah
Pankaj Sheth
Pravin Parikh
Jaymin Shah

Joint Treasurer:
Praveen Shah

Bharat Shah
Rameshbhai Shah

Sub Committee
Dr. Dipak Banker
Dilip Tolat
Vinod Shah

Om Tat Sat

(My humble  salutations to the great devotees ,  wikisources  and Pilgrimage tourist guide for the collection )


Post a Comment