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Hindu Community and Cultural Center
Shiva – Vishnu Temple, Livermore, CA

Hindu Community and Cultural Center,
Shiva-Vishnu Temple,
Livermore, California
Phone: (925) 449 6255
Press Ext. 3
Welcome

Hindu Community and Cultural Center was incorporated in 1977. The need for a place where Hindus can pray, study religion and have cultural programs was seen as necessary and it was in this mood the birth of this organization took place
Upcoming events


Event Description:
(Click on events below to find more details)
Event Date and Time
Events
Lakireddy Multipurpose Hall Pravesha Puja Sunday, August 18th 2013
08:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Upakarma Monday, August 19th, 2013 - Rig Upakarma
Tuesday, August 20th, 2013 - Yajur Upakarma
Sri Vaikhanasa Jayanthi Tuesday, August 20th, 2013
6:00 PM: Parayanam
Sri Raghavendra Swamy Aradhane Sunday, Aug 25th 2013
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Shri Krishna Janmashtami (Weekday Function) Tuesday August 27th 2013
6:00PM - 07:30PM
Krishna Janmashtami Celebration Saturday, August 31st, 2013
6:30PM - 12:00AM
rnatic vocal concert by usha prabhu hungund On Sunday September 1, 2013 from 01.00 to 04.30 pm Ganesha Chathurthi Children's Poja Saturday, September 07th, 2013
10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Mega Health Fair Saturday, September 14th, 2013
10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M 
East Parking Lot & Infrastructure Development Big Thank You For Your Generosity & Support Balajyothi & BhaktiJyothi Classes
2nd & 4th Saturday of the month
1:30 PM to 2:45 PM
Free Health Advisory Services Every Saturday of the month
1:00 - 3:00 pm  Vishnusahasranamam and
Bhagawad Gita Classes
2nd & 4th Saturday of the month
12:00 noon - 01:45 pm
Sanskrit Classes
Every Saturday of the month
(Time & Venue varies by course level)
  Weekly Yoga Classes Every Saturday 08:00 AM to 09:00 AM   Youth Volunteer Credit Program All year program   Program for Seniors 2nd Saturday of every month
2:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M

Pooja / Event Schedule For Next 7 Days



Date
Event Details
8/19/2013-Mon
09:00 AM Temple Opens
09:00 AM Suprabhatam
09:30 AM Shiva Abhishekam
09:30 AM Navagraha of the Day Archana
12:00 Noon Temple Closes for Afternoon Break
06:00 PM Venkateswara Sahasranama Archana (Sravana)
07:45 PM Ekanta Seva
08:00 PM Temple Closes
8/20/2013-Tue
07:00 AM Temple Opens
07:00 AM First Batch (Yajur Upakarma)
09:00 AM Suprabhatam
09:00 AM Second Batch (Yajur Upakarma)
09:30 AM Shiva Abhishekam
09:30 AM Navagraha of the Day Archana
12:00 Noon Temple Closes for Afternoon Break
06:00 PM Lalitha Sahasranama chanting by Devotees (Poornima)
06:30 PM Ganesha Sahasranama Archana
07:45 PM Ekanta Seva
08:00 PM Temple Closes
8/21/2013-Wed
09:00 AM Temple Opens
09:00 AM Suprabhatam
09:30 AM Shiva Abhishekam
09:30 AM Navagraha of the Day Archana
12:00 Noon Temple Closes for Afternoon Break
06:00 PM Temple Opens for Evening Services
07:45 PM Ekanta Seva
08:00 PM Temple Closes
8/22/2013-Thu
09:00 AM Temple Opens
09:00 AM Suprabhatam
09:30 AM Shiva Abhishekam
09:30 AM Navagraha of the Day Archana
12:00 Noon Temple Closes for Afternoon Break
06:00 PM Temple Opens for Evening Services
07:45 PM Ekanta Seva
08:00 PM Temple Closes
8/23/2013-Fri
09:00 AM Temple Opens
09:00 AM Suprabhatam
09:30 AM Shiva Abhishekam
09:30 AM Navagraha of the Day Archana
10:30 AM Parvathi,Maha Laxmi, Bhoodevi, Dasabhuja Durga  Abhishekam
06:00 PM Ganesha Abhisheka and Archana (Sankatahara Chaturthi)
07:45 PM Ekanta Seva
08:00 PM Temple Closes
8/24/2013-Sat
09:00 AM Temple Opens
09:00 AM Suprabhatam
09:30 AM Shiva Abhishekam
10:00 AM Vishnu Abhishekam
10:30 AM Shiva Swarna Mukhavada Alamkaram (4th Saturday of the Month)
11:00 AM Navagraha Abhishekam
12:00 Noon Pushpaseva for Lord Balaji (4th Saturday of the Month)
03:00 PM Hanuman Abhishekam
07:45 PM Ekanta Seva
08:00 PM Temple Closes
8/25/2013-Sun
09:00 AM Temple Opens
09:00 AM Suprabhatam
09:30 AM Shiva Abhishekam
09:30 AM Navagraha of the Day Archana
10:00 AM Ganesha Abhishekam
11:30 AM Karthikeya Abhishekam
04:00 PM Durga Abhishekam
04:30 PM Kalabhairava Abhishekam (Last Sunday of the Month)
07:45 PM Ekanta Seva
08:00 PM Temple Closes

Temple Timings



  Monday-Thursday
  9 AM to 12 Noon
  6 PM to 8 PM

  Friday, Saturday, Sunday &   Holidays
  9 AM to 8 PM

Kanakadurga Devi Temple

Monday-Thursday
  9 AM to 12 Noon
  6 PM to 8 PM   Friday, Saturday, Sunday &
  Holidays

  9 AM to 8 PM



 Information

Religious Services:

The Shiva-Vishnu Temple is offering religious services for the Hindu community both at the temple and at the residence of devotees. HCCC also serves the community needs through human services, youth & education, and cultural events.

The deities in the main temple are: Ganesha, Shiva, Parvati, Kartikeya, Sridevi (Lakshmi), Vishnu, Bhoodevi, Radha-Krishna, Rama-Sita, Navagraha, Hanuman, Kalabhairava, and Dashbhuja Durga. Deity Kanaka Durga Devi is in Kanaka Durga prayer hall. Serving the devotee needs as per Hindu traditions and sampradayas in authentic way is objective of HCCC.

Religious Services offered at the Temple


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Nitya poojas for different deities are performed according to sampradaya, please refer to temple web-site and calendar for more details
Abhisekha
Mundana
Shanti Puja
Akshara Abhyasa
Namakarna
Shashti Abda Poorti
Annaprasana
Punyaha Vachana
Upanayana
Ashtottara Archana
Sahasranama Archana
Vaastu Puja
Bhoomi Puja
Samarpana
Vivaha
Hiranya Shradha
Satyanarayana Puja
Vahana Puja
Homa
Seemantham
Kalyana Utsava

Religious Services offered at the residence of devotees


Akshara Abhyasa
Mundana
Seemantham
Annaprasana
Namakarna
Shanti Pooja
Griha Pravesha
Punyaha Vachana
Shashtabdi Poorti
Hiranya Shradha
Satyanarayana Pooja
Upanayana
Homa
Kalyan Utsava
Vivaha

Key Events Celebrated at the Temple


New Year’s Day
Hanuman Jayanthi
Dhanurmasa
Andal Kalyanam
Ayappa Makara Deepa Pooja
Makara Sankranthi
Thai Pongal
Thai Pooosam
Saraswathi Puja
Vasantha Panchammi
Ratha Saptami
Shiva Brahmostavam
Maha Shivaratri
Holi
Ugadi Asthanam
Baisakhi
Tamil New Year
Sri Rama Navami
Meenakshi Kalyanam
Akshaya Tritiya
Basava Jayanthi
Sri Ramanujar Jayanthi
Sri Adi Sankara Jayanthi
Vasavi Jayanthi
Narasimha Jayanthi
Annamacharya Jayanthi
Buddha Poornima
Vaikasi Visakam
Annamacharya Jayanthi
Hanuman Jayanthi
Jyeshatabhishekam
Guru Poornima
Aadi Krittika
Aadi Pooram
Pavithrotsavam
Varalakshmi Vratam
Onam
Rig Upakarma
Raksha Bandhan
Vaikhansa Jayanthi
Raghavendra Swamy Aradhana
Sri Krishna Janmashtami
Gokulashtami
Swarna Gowri Vratam
Ganesh Chathurthi
Rishi Panchami
Ananta Chaturdasi
Saraswati Puja
Durgashtami
Vishnu Brahmotsavam
Chandi Homam
Maha Navami
Madhwa Jayanthi
Vijaya Dasami Ashtanam
Shiva Annabhishekam
Karva Chauth
Deepavali
Kali Puja
Lakshmi Kubera Puja
Naraka Chathurdasi
Gujarati New Year
Skanda Shashti
Vishnu Pushpa Yagam
Tulasi Vivaham
Kala Bhairava Jayanthi
Geeta Jayanthi
Dattatreya Jayanthi

Other Services


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Laddu and Vada prasadam offered for a suggested donation


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Calendar offered for a suggested donation


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Annadana, Free food served over the weekends and during major events


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Sesha vastras offered for a suggested donation


Human Services Charter


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The Human Services Committee is an integral part of HCCC and is chartered with the responsibility of serving the communities locally and globally on a need basis irrespective of religion, race, and cultural identity depending upon the available funds, on a priority and need basis.


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HCCC allocates limited amount of funds each year for supporting eligible organizations engaged strictly in Human Service functions. Recipient organizations will be required to disclose the affiliations with other organizations to enable HCCC to determine their eligibility to receive HCCC charity funds.


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Human Service projects are mainly aimed at basic human needs as food, shelter, medical and educational purposes. All of its funds will be spent in these areas only.


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Human Services Committee welcomes the association of individuals and groups who would like to identify, donate and execute projects for human cause within its spectrum of coverage.

Human Services Programs


Health Advisory Service
Helping Local Food Banks
Health Fair
Yoga class
Health Seminars
Thanksgiving Dinner (Livermore)
Grant-in-Aid
Senior Group
Performing and donating to help people affected by natural catastrophe
Youth and Education Charter


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To establish a full-fledged Learning Center which includes a library and conducting regular classes for enabling religious, cultural and spiritual learning for Asian-Indian children, youth and adults in the Northern California Community. The key elements of the center will include:
  • An extensive state-of-the-art library housing authoritative books and audio-visual media on Vedic literature, religion and Indian history and culture in English and several Indian languages.
  • Discourses and classes for youth and adults


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To establish systems and conduct regular youth workshops that inspire the youth by increasing their awareness of the spiritual and cultural richness of our heritage.


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To continuously advance the Learning Center though networking with other religious, cultural and spiritual learning centers around the world.

Youth and Education Programs


Bala Jyothi classes
Spelling and Math bee
Bhakti Jyothi classes
Navarathri Golu Musical program
Bhagavad Gita and Vishnushasranamam classes
Ganesha Chathurthi Children's program
Sanskrit classes
Art and Craft exhibitions
Youth volunteer credit programs
Sanskrit Camps
Graduation Saraswati puja
Sanskrit as a Foreign Language program
Bhagavad gita discussions
Dictionary project along with Livermore Rotary club
Youth forum
Annual children’s day programs
Summer Reading Program
Cultural program by children

Library


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The HCCC library is housed in administrative building and open on Saturdays and Sundays from 10:30AM to 3:30PM.


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HCCC would be grateful to devotees for making generous donations of books, Audio-Visual material and/or monetary help for the development of the HCCC Learning Center. Books are media should ideally be one of the following subjects:
  • Hindu Religion
  • Religious Texts such as Ramayana, Mahabharata, Bhagawad Gita, Bhagavatam, Upanishads etc.
  • Indian Culture
  • Indian History
  • Indian/Hindu Philosophy and Spiritualism
  • Books for Children like Amar Chitra Katha, Panchatantra etc.
Cultural Events Charter
infobulSupporting the growth and exposure of cultural activities under the Hindu Community and Cultural Center (HCCC) banner with the aim of making the Shiva Vishnu Temple the destination for cultural activities in the bay area. infobulProvide a forum and location for artists of all ages to perform and get exposure via onstage presentation. infobulCultural activities include vocal and instrumental programs of all south and north Indian styles, classical dance programs including Bharatanatyam, Kuchipudi, Odissi, and other forms including live Garba dance programs. infobulSupport temple religious functions with cultural support as needed.  

 Sample List of Cultural Events Organized

 infobulVocal concert by local artists. infobulBharatanatyam dance by local dance school. infobulKuchipudi dance by local dance school. infobulOdissi Dance concert by local dance school. infobulHindustani Bhajans by local music school. infobulVeena and Violin concert by local artists. infobulLive Garba dance program. infobulDance and Music by visiting artists from India.
Weekly / Monthly services in the Temple
Ganesha
Gakara Ganapathy Archana
Tuesday
6:15 pm & 7:15 pm
Abhishekam
Sunday
10:00 am
Abhisheka & Archana
Samkata Hara Chaturthi
(4th day after full moon)
6:30 pm
Shiva
Suprabhatam
Sunday
9:00 am
Abhishekam
Everyday
9:30 am
Sahasranama Archana
Pradosham
6:30 pm
Sahasra Nagavalli Dala Puja
3rd Sunday
9:30 am
108 Kalasha Abhishekam for Shiva & Rajita Bhilva Archana
Masa Shivaratri
6:30 pm 
Shiva Kalyanam
2nd Sunday
3:00 pm
Venkateswara (Balaji)
Suprabhatam
Saturday & Sunday
9:00 am
Abhishekam
Saturday
10:00 am
Vajra kirita Seva with vastra samarpana
1st Saturday
11:30 am
Sahasra Kalasha Abhishekam with Muttangi Seva
2nd Saturday
10:00 am
Thiruppavada Seva & Rajitha Kavacha
3rd Saturday
11:30 am
Poolangi Seva(or Pushpa Seva)
4th Saturday
11:30 am
Sahasranama Archana
Monday - Friday
10:00 am
Sahasranama Archana
On Shravana nakshatra
6:30 pm
Balaji Bhoga Murthy Abhishekam & Archana
On Ekadasi
6:30 pm
Nija Netra & Pada Darsanam
Every Friday
All day
Narasimha Abhishekam & Archana
On Swathi nakshatra
6:30pm 
Balaji Kalyanam
Saturday
3:00 pm
Karthikeya
Abhishekam
Sunday
11:30 am
Sahasranama Archana
On Shukla Sashti
 6:30 pm
Abhishekam & Sahasranama Archana
On Krithika
 6:30 pm
Subramanya Kalyanam
3rd Sunday
3:00 pm
Parvathi, Lakshmi, Boodevi & Dasabhuja Durga
Abhishekam
Friday
10:30 am 
Lalita Sahasranama Parayana
Poornima
6:30 pm
Lakshmi Sahasranama Archana
Monday thru Friday
9:30 am
Kanaka Durga Abhisheka
Sunday
4:30 pm
Rama
Abhishekam & Archana
On Punarvasu nakshatra
6:30 pm
Krishna
Archana (waiting for Krishna’s Vigraham to be brought from India, so Abhishekam can be performed)
On Rohini nakshatra
6:30 pm
Narasimha
Abhishekam & Archana
On Swati nakshatra
6:30 pm
Anjaneya
Abhishekam & Archana
Saturday
3:00 pm
Kalabairava
Abhishekam & Archana
4th Sunday
4:30 pm
Dwara Ganapathi, Nagaraja, Garuda & Nandhi
Abhishekam
Thursday
10:30 am
Navagraha
Abhishekam & Archana
Saturday
11:00 am
Annual functions like Siva & Vishnu Brahmotsavams, Pushpa Yaga, Jyeshta Abhisheka, Ganesha Chaturthi, Maha Sivaratri, Ardrotsava, Vaikunta Ekadasi, Navaratri, Krishna Janmashtami, Sri Rama Navami, Hanuman Jayanthi, Narasimha Jayanthi, Deepavali, Varalakshmi Vratha, Ayyappa Makara Deepam, Ugadi, Meenakshi Kalyanam, Skanda Shasti, Geetha Jayanthi, etc., are performed. For more information, please contact the Temple Manager.
Paid Sevas
1. Abhisheka
2. Ashtothara Archana
Chanting of 108 holy names of the God/Goddess by the priest.

3. Sahasranama Archana
Chanting of 1008 holy names of the God/Goddess by the priest.

4. Kalyanotsavam (Balaji, Siva, Subramanya)
5. Vahana Sevas
6. Annual Abhishekam Program
7. Annual Abhisheka & Services Program

Annual Abhishekam Sponsorship Application
The following single payment ensures sponsorship of Religious services for one full year.

Abhishekam to Performed at Venkateshwara (Balaji/Vishnu) Saturday 10 am Shiva Daily 9:30 am Ganesha (Ganapathi) Sunday 10 am Karthikeya (Murugan/Subramanya) Sunday 11:30 am Narasimha Swathi day 6:30 pm Rama Punarvasu day 6:30 pm Parvathi (Ambal / Abirami) Friday 10:30 am Maha Lakshmi Friday 10:30 am Boodevi Friday 10:30 am Dasabhuja Durga Friday 10:30 am Kanaka Durga Sunday 4:30 pm Anjaneya (Hanuman) Saturday 3pm Garuda, Nagaraja & Dwara Ganapathi Thursday 10:30 am Navagraha Saturday 11 am Devotee Information : Name: Today’s Date : Phone : Service Starting Date: Email : Service Ending Date : Amount : Check # / Cash : Address : Gothram: Receipt # :
Individual Samskaras

The objective of the Samskaras, are several. The removal of evil spirits, invoking blessings from Gods for material gains, longevity and good progeny, are a few of these. Different Mantras are chanted and different gods are worshipped depending upon the ceremony.

1. Vivaham
All the traditions and Sampradayas agreed that marriage is a divine samskara to get along Dharma, Artha, Kama and Moksha. The Temple helps in conducting marriages. For the Muhurtha (auspicious time), one can get the help of the priest.

You are required to bring these items for conducting a marriage. In fact, you can request the Temple to conduct the wedding in the Temple Assembly Hall or out side.

Item names
Quantity
Item names
Quantity
Rice
5 Lb
Betel Leaves
30
Akshatha (Yellow rice)
½ Lb
Betel Nut powder
10 Pkts
Haldi
25 grams
Fruits
25
Kumkum
25 grams
Puffed rice
100 grams
Camphor
1 Pkt
Agarbhathi
1 Pkt
Milk
½ Gallon
Honey
1 Bottle
Coconuts
5
Cashews
1 Lb
Raisin
1 Lb
Almonds
1 Lb
Loose Flowers
Some
Silver Toe rings
2 pairs
Mangalya (gold chain
Or Yellow thread)
1
Madhuparka (Dress for the Groom)
1
Chain of black beeds
1
Ball of cumin seeds mixed with Indian jaggery
One small ball
Firewood (preferably Kinding wood)
Ghee
3 Lb
Two flower garlands will be supplied on request and payment. Advance request is required. You can ask the priest for any special items you may need to conduct the wedding as per your sampradaya. Please confirm this list with the priest.
2. Seemantham
Performed in the 7th or 8th month of pregnancy. You can consult the priest for the auspicious time and the items needed. Veda parayana, Santhi pata pravachana also can be arranged at home or in the Temple. Please contact manager if you need more information.

All the other birth related Samskaras like, Pumsavana (Performed in the 2nd, 3rd, 4th month), Jaatakarma (immediately after child birth), Nama Karana (child naming cermony 10th or 12th day after birth), Punyaha Vachana, Anna prasana (First feeding of cooked rice to child, at 6th month), Mundana, Akshara-abhyasa make the child eligible for the next samskara and purify the body to recive the spiritual vibrations very quickly.
Common items
Item names
Quantity
Item names
Quantity
Rice
5 Lbs
Betel Leaves
15
Coconuts
2
Betel nut powder
10 pkts
Loose flowers
some
Camphor
1Pkt
Agarbathi
1 Pkt
Cooked prasadam
some
Milk (for namakarana)
½ Gallon
Diluted milk (for Annapayasa)
1 Cup

Extra milk for Annaprasana. One white hand-kerchief and new scissors, extra for Mundan. One slate for writing material, extra for Akshar-abhayasa.



3. Upanayana  (Thread Ceremony)
A sacred thread is prescribed for the three classes like Brahmana, Kshatriya and Vaisya in their respective traditions and they are advised to consult the priest for their sampradaya. In order to get the eligibility to the Nitya Karma, Veda adhyana and Yajna - Yaga sacrifices, one needs to get the samskara. To set the auspicious Muhurtha you can get help from any priest.

Item names
Quantity
Item names
Quantity
Rice (uncooked)
5 Lb
Betel Leaves
30
Akshatha (Yellow rice)
1 cup
Betel Nut powder
10 Pkts
Haldi
25 grams
Fruits
25
Kumkum
25 grams
Puffed rice
100 grams
Camphor
1 Pkt
Agarbhathi
1 Pkt
Milk
½ Gallon
Honey
1 Bottle
Coconuts
5
Cashews
½ Lb
Ghee
3 Lb
Loose flowers
some
Murukku & appam
10 each
Appam
10
Cooked rice (for havan)
1 cup
Almonds
½ Lb
Raisins
½ Lb
Camphor
1 Pkt
Dhotees with angavastharas
2
Panchapathram with spoon
1
Agarbathi
1Pkt
Chandan Tablets
10
Rice with any ingredients for Kumara Bhojan
some
Firewood (preferably
Kindling wood)
1 Pkt
Blouse pieces
3



You can ask priest for any special items you wish to include in the Upanayana as per your Sampradaya.
4. Ayushya Homa
Normally when a child completes his/her first year, the Ayushya Homa is recommended by the Rishis for the long life of the baby.

In addition to the above items for the samskaras, these following items are needed.
New clothes for the baby, ghee (2 lbs), firewood - preferably kindling wood (1 pkt), cooked rice (1 cup), dry fruits - cashews, almonds, raisin (1/2 lbs each), home cooked prasada like sharkar pongal.

If you do the same in a grand scale for the 60th Birthday (Shashtiyabhipurthi) Shanthi, Sahasra Chandra Darsha Shanthi at the age of 80, some more items may be needed. Please contact the Manager for more details.
5. Satyanarayana Puja
Conducted every Saturday and Sunday from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm in the Temple. This is the most common worship for the general well being and for individual benefits. Performing this puja on a full moon day is very auspicious. One can perform this worship at home or within  Temple, collectively or individually.


Item names
Quantity
Item names
Quantity
Rice
1 Lb
Bananas
1 Dozen
Coconuts
4
Apples
1 Dozen
Betal Leaves
15
Oranges
1 Dozen
Betal nut powder
5 Pkts
Blouse piece
1
Camphor
1 Pkt
Agarbathi
1 Pkt
Haldi
1 small Pkt
Kumkum
1 small Pkt
Panchamrutha in a cup (milk, honey, butter, sugar, ghee and banana slices and slices of 4 other fruits). A picture of Satyanarayana Swamy. Satyanarayana Story. Satyanarayana Prasad either dry or in kesari form. Small packets of Navadhanyas - Whole Wheat (Sun), whole white Rice (Moon), Whole Toordhal (Angaraka), Whole Moongdhal (Budha), Whole Channadhal (Brahaspathi), Black eye peas (Shukra), Black Sesame (Shani), Black Whole Urad dhal (Raghu), Horse gram or small lentils (Kethu).
6. Vahana (Car / Truck) Puja
Bring 4 lemons, 1 coconut, flowers, fruits, karpoor or camphor (one small pkt).

7. Bhoomi Puja
While construction is going to take place the puja is recommended in the sastras as Bhoomi worship.

8. Grihapravesam
While entering into a new or already dwelling home to please the presiding deity of the place. A vastu puja is recommended.

9. Shraaddha (Service to departed souls)
Paying respects to the departed souls is considered as the most sacred ceremony in the Vedic tradition. The Temple assists in performing this at Temple or at devotee's home.

Items Needed:
Rice, vegetables (uncooked) Indian jaggery, milk, yogurt, sesame seeds, Toordhal, one coconut and fruits. Devotees can contact the manager for more details with regard to the Death Rites, Maasikas, Anna Shraaddhas with Homas.

Note:
Anna Shraddhas or Pinda Pradana can be performed only outside the Temple premises. Please contact manager for more details.
For Ganapathi Homa, Mrutyunjaya Homa, Rudra Homa, Trisati Homa, Pancha Sukta Homa, Sudarshana Homa, Chandi Homa, Shree Sukta Homa, Durga Sukta Homa, Lalitha Sahasranama Homa, Lakshmi Homa, Navagraha Homa, etc.,
A homa, or fire offering, is a sacred ceremony in which the Gods are offered oblations through the medium of fire according to Vedic scriptual injuctions while special mantras are recited. A Homa is performed during specific auspicious occasions for the benefit of the entire world as well as the participants.

One must understand that the actions of the Homa are a nourishment for the Devatas, who all correspond to basic principals of nature. By nourishing those energies one gets the support of nature. All objects which are offered into Agni refer to specific deities. These deities who are governing different main aspects of Nature, bless us with overall health and well being.
You can consult the concerned priest for the items to be brought for the particular homa of your choice. Contact Manager for more details.
Please note
Identification of a specific solution requires in-depth knowledge of the subject and the systems. Seeking advice from knowledgeable and experienced vedic scholars is very crucial. Performing Puja/Homa/Japa with all devotion to God and not as a ritual is the key to utmost satisfaction.


Contact us:
Hindu Community and Cultural Center
1232 Arrowhead Ave, Livermore, CA 94551
A Non-Profit Organization since 1977
Tax ID# 94-2427126; Inc #D0821589
Tel: 925-449-6255; Fax: 925-455-0404






Om Tat Sat
                                        
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