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Hindu Temple of Rochester, Pittsford, NY

120 Pinnacle Road, Pittsford, NY 14534

Tel : 585-427-8091

9:00am - 10:00am Suprabhatam & Nitya Aradhana 10:00am - 11:30am Sunder Kand Reading 11:30am - 11:45am Bhajans 11:45am -12:00pm Bhog, Aarti & Prasad 12:00pm - 1:00pm Mahaprasad (lunch- downstairs hall)

Vishnu Sahasranama is read in the temple every Sunday from 7:30 - 8:00 pm.

 Monday9.00 A.M. to 12.00 Noon6.00 P.M. to 8.30 P.M.Aarti at 11:30 A.M. and 08:00 P.M
Tuesday9.00 A.M. to 12.00 Noon6.00 P.M. to 8.30 P.M.Aarti at 11:30 A.M. and 08:00 P.M
WednesdayTemple ClosedTemple  ClosedPujariji Day Off

Thursday9.00 A.M. to 12.00 Noon6.00 P.M. to 8.30 P.M.Aarti at 11:30 A.M. and 08:00 P.M
Friday9.00 A.M. to 12.00 Noon6.00 P.M. to 8.30 P.M.Aarti at 11:30 A.M. and 08:00 P.M
Saturday9.00 A.M. to 12.00 Noon4.30 P.M. to 8.30 P.M.Aarti at 11:30 A.M. and 08:00 P.M.
Sunday9.00 A.M. to 12.00 Noon4.30 P.M. to 8.30 P.M.Aarti at 11:30 A.M. and 08:00 P.M.

Tomorrow(11th August, 2013) at 10:00 AM - Sunder Kand Reading

Day after tomorrow at 7:30 PM - Vishnu Sahasranama Parayanam

Sunder Kand Reading

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4th Sunday HostPuja was introduced about 3 years ago and the community has shown tremendous interest in hosting every month. Starting this year, the members of the community will be able to host the Sunder Kand reading at the Temple. This will be done on the Second Saturday of every month (except in cases when a festival occurs on the same day, it might be changed to another convenient date). If you are interested in hosting the Sunder Kand Reading, please contact Lakshmi Rao @ 585-442-3552 for more details.
If you wish to host this puja; you may bring fruits, flowers, coconut and prasad.
Sunderkand, a chapter in the 'Ram-Charit-Maanas', penned by Goswami Tulsidas is considered to be as auspicious to read, as it is to recite the 'Hanuman Chalisa'. In the Sunder-kand, Hanumanji is reminded by Jambavan about the fact that Hanumanji has great powers that the latter has no memory of. In this case Hanumanji is reminded about the fact that he is capable of flying. Jambavan exhorted Hanuman to undertake the crossing of the mighty ocean. Hanumanji's flight was necessary to search for Seeta who had been abducted by Raavan.
Seeta is symbolic of Bhakti or devotion. To reach her one has to don the wings of prayer and love.
Hanumanji is now all ready to take the leap. Let us take the flight with him in search of Love incarnate. Come and join us in the Sunderkand reading.
"Jai Sri Ram"

Om Sri Ganeshaya Namah
Om Sri Anjaneya Namah
||Manojavam , maarutha thulya vegam,
Jithendriyam buddhimathaam varishtam,
Vaathaathmajam vaanara yoodha mukhyam,
Sree rama dhootham sirasaa namaami. ||

Hanuman Murthy Sthapana
Friday, September 13 to  Sunday, September 15, 2013

Dear Fellow Devotee: 
   Sri Hanuman  is a highly revered god of the Hindu pantheon. He is the symbol of ultimate devotion and service.  As the above shloka describes, He is as quick as the God of Wind and one's thought.  He is one who has conquered all senses and has them under his complete control.  He is foremost among intellectuals. 
As the chosen of emissary of Sri Rama himself, he commands our respect and reverence. He is at once a symbol of wisdom, great valor, physical strength, perseverance as well as simple, unbounded love and innocence.  He teaches us the need for humility in the service of our God. Sri Hanuman is believed to be an avatar of Sri Shiva.
We at the Hindu Temple of Rochester are blessed to observe the sthapana (installation and consecration) of Sri Hanuman Murthy to adorn and enhance our Temple.

The Murthy is being sculpted in Jaipur, India as prescribed by strict rules of Temple and Murthy construction—shilpa shastra. Please see the adjoining picture. The Murthy will arrive in Rochester mid August. It is a highly impressive and magnificent Murthy carved from a single piece of marble by a very dedicated and renowned sculptor Mr. Pandey and his team. Mr. Pandey hails from the family of sculptors and has also carved the other Murthys that are in our Temple.  The Yoga Anjaneya Murthy's height is 4’ 1"
   The Murtihy will be installed on the North-West alcove, across from Durga Mata's Murthy  The Praana-Pratishta (infusing of vital energy) ceremonies will start on Friday, Sept. 13 and conclude on Sunday, Sept. 15. Our own Pujari Ji, Shri L.V. Govind will perform the ceremonies, assisted by Shri. Gopala Bhattar of Hindu Temple of Atlanta. 
   On behalf of the executive committee, I extend a very warm welcome to you to join us for this spiritual and joyous occasion. As I have said before we can do this because of our extraordinary community of dedicated devotees who step forward and do whatever it takes to make these religious events a grand success. Countless hours go into planning, organizing, and executing these events and devotees are engaged in every step. They donate generously; volunteer their time and talent to clean the temple, create puja packets, cook meals, engage in public relations, organize events, manage parking, and so much more. Our best devotees often ask us, “What can I do to help?” and pitch in wherever we need them. Join us to make this a memorable function and serve Lord Hanuman along the way! 
 Participating in and observing the Prathishtapana brings prosperity to one and harmony and blessings to the community.

Your strong support is critical to conduct this function in a grand manner.

   Please participate and receive Lord’s Blessings for all Peace and Prosperity!!!
Cordially, Temple Sources

Prathamaha preyath nathu  
History shows that as early as 1200 BC, statues of Lord Ganesha had been discovered in different parts of the world including Nepal, Burma, Thailand, Mongolia, China, Japan, Sri Lanka, Java, Bali, , Afghanistan, Iran, Mexico and North America. By installing the Ganesh murthy, the Hindu Temple of Rochester will become a part of many ancient sites around the world where Ganesh murthy is located and worshipped.  
The journey off all divine murthys’ starts in a stone. The stone carver or chiseler must first imagine in his heart and soul the image of the divine that he hopes to carve. This is why statues of the same God come with different expressions.  
Once the statues carved, the temple priest (vaideeka) was then embed this work of art with divine powers, without which the deity remains a mere stone. Through the ritual of prana prathista, which consists of three forms of worship, namely water, air, fire (agni), the priest applies his knowledge of the Vedas and rich Hindu traditions.  
This process begins with the Yantra puja. A plate made of copper and pancha lohas is inscribed with the moolah mantra. Special prayers are chanted for 48 days and the yantra is placed under the statue.  
This is followed by kalasha aradhanam and thana puja. During Jaladivasam, the statue is symbolically bathed in the water from the Ganges. Next, the statue is immersed in different grains, as a symbolic way to invite Goddess Lakshmi.  This is also referred to as dhanyadhivasam.  
Next, the statue is immersed in fragrant flowers, also referred to as pushpadivasam. Finally, the statue, which by now has undergone significant transformation, is allowed to rest. In other words, the statue is in a restful state before it is starts its Divine journey. As one can see, jalam (water), agni (fire), air (mantras) play an important role in this process of transformation.  
The Maha Prathistapana kumbha abhishekam is the culmination of inviting and embracing the Divine to bless us and be with us.  


    Please feel free to contact any of us by phone or email if you have any questions or suggestions.
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Neila Kohli 
Sanjay Mathur 
Cultural Secretary 
Ashok Gupta 
Manoj Rajgarhia 
Virendra Sharma 
Education Secretary 
Bal Narang 

Mailing Address
 Hindu Temple of Rochester
P.O. Box 20061
Rochester, NY 14602
Hindu Temple of Rochester
120, Pinnacle Road
Pittsford, NY 14534
Contact Information
Phone: Temple:(585) 427-8091
Email: Web Master
Email: President (585-730-5056)
Email: Secretary (585-754-1055)
Email: Communications Secretary(585-486-9628)
Email: Cultural Secretary(585-442-2525)
Email: Priest (585-427-8091)

Hindu Temple of Rochester.

120 Pinnacle Road, Pittsford, NY 14534-1008
(585) 427-8091 

Om Tat Sat

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






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