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Vaidica Vidhya Ganapathi Center,
 Sri Lakshmi Ganapathi Temple, San Jose, CA

Vaidica Vidhya Ganapathi Center
(A Registered Non-Profit Organization - CA Tax ID: 61-1449457)
Sri Lakshmi Ganapathi Temple

32, Rancho Drive, San Jose, CA – 95111
Phone: (408)226-3600
Om Sri Mathre Namaha

About the Temple

Inauguration

    A long awaited wishes of the residents of South/South East San Jose  to have a close proximity of a Hindu temple was fulfilled at last, on the inauguration of “SRI LAKSHMI GANAPATHI TEMPLE” in “VAIDICA VIDHYA GANAPATHI CENTER”, at 32, Rancho Dr, San Jose, near the intersection of Capitol Express way and Monterey Hwy, opposite to Capitol Caltrain Station.
      The deities of Lord Vigneswara, Valli Devasena Sametha Sri Subramanya from Chennai, Tamil Nadu and Siva Linga, Anjaneya, Ganesha, Shridi Sai Baba, from Delhi were brought and “Prathishtapana” function of the deities was performed on 9th June 2003. Deities of Lakshmi Ganapathi, Bhuvaneswari Amman, Venkateswara have been installed on May-26,2004.

Facilities

      Facilities to conduct Bhajans, Discourses, Music and Dance performances are available at the temple premises. Sathyanarayana pooja, Lakshmi Pooja, Durga Sapthasathi Yanthra Pooja, Homams, and functions like Marriage, Seemandam, Namakarnam and Hiranya Shrardha will be performed in the temple. Devotees are welcome to make use of the facilities.


Temple Timings
Weekdays:
10:00AM to 12:00PM
6:00PM to 8:00PM (Mon-Thu)
5:00PM to 8:00PM (Fri)
Weekends & Holidays:
10:00AM to 9:00PM
Temple might be open for longer duration during special events.

Regular Events
Daily 6:30PM Shiva Abisheka, Aarthi and Manthra Pushpa
 Sunday 7:00PM Sri Skandha Sashti Kavasam Chanting 7:50PM Sukha Hartha Dukha Hartha Aarati and Jai Jagadesha Hare Aarati
Tuesday 7:30PM Sri Hanuman Chalisa Aarati
Thursday 7:30PM Sri Shridi Sai Haarathulu Dhoop Aarathi
 Friday 7:00PM Sri Lalitha Sahasranamam Chanting
Saturday 7:00PM Sri Vishnu Sahasra Nama Chanting

Friday, August-30 2013


11:00AM
Sri Lalitha Sahasranamam Chanting
5:00PM
Sri Bhuwaneswari, Sri Lalitha Devi Abhisheka and Sri Lalitha Sahasranamam Chanting
8:30PM
Sai Bhajans by Bay Area Bhajan Association
Next seven days at Sri Lakshmi Ganapathi Temple, San Jose
08/31/13
Saturday
10:00AM
Sri Venkateswara Suprabhatam
2:00PM
Navagraha Homa,Sani Graha Homa and Navaragraha Abhisheka
4:00PM
Sri Venkateswara Abhisheka and Sri Vishnu Sahasranama Chanting
09/01/13
Sunday
10:00AM
Sri Venkateswara Suprabhatam
2:00PM
Samoohika Sri Sathyanarayana Swamy Vratha/Pooja
4:00PM
Ganesha, Sri Valli Devasena Sametha Sri Subramanya Abhisheka
5:15PM
Kandha Sashti Kavasam Chanting
9:00PM
Sri Jai Ganesha Aarati
09/02/13
Monday
 
Temple will be open from 10:00AM - 9:00PM
5:00PM
Soma Pradosham Shiva Sri Rudra Abisheka Aarati and Manthra Pushpa
09/03/13
Tuesday
6:30PM
Shiva Abisheka, Aarthi and Manthra Pushpa
8:00PM
Hanuman Chalisa
09/04/13
Wednesday
6:30PM
Shiva Abisheka, Aarthi and Manthra Pushpa
09/05/13
Thursday
6:30PM
Shiva Abisheka, Aarthi and Manthra Pushpa
7:25PM
Sri Shridi Sai Haarathulu Dhoop Aarathi
09/06/13
Friday
11:00AM
Sri Lalitha Sahasranamam Chanting
5:00PM
Sri Bhuwaneswari, Sri Lalitha Devi Abhisheka and Sri Lalitha Sahasranamam Chanting
8:30PM
Sai Bhajans by Bay Area Bhajan Association

Special Events:
September 2nd (Monday) 5:00PM - Soma Pradosham Shiva Sri Rudra Abisheka Aarati and Manthra Pushpa  
 September 7th (Saturday) 9:00AM - Samopakarma (Sama Veda Upakarma)  
 September 8th (Sunday) 5:00PM - Swarna Gowri Vratha. Please contact Temple for further details.  
 September 9th (Monday) Vinayakar Chathurthi / Ganesha Chathurthi 8:00AM - Sri Venkatewswara Suprabhatam followed by Sri Lakshmi Ganapathi Homa, Sri Lakshmi Ganapathi Abhisheka, Sri Siddhi Vinayaka Vratha, Aarati and Manthra Pushpa
All Day - Continuous Archana 10:30PM - Sukha Hartha, Dukha Hartha, Aarati and Jai Jagadesha Hare Aarati for Balaji Ekantha Seva  
 September 10th (Tuesday) Rishi Panchami  
 September 11th (Wednesday) 8:30PM - Sukla Sashti Vratha, Sri Valli Deva Sena Sametha, Sri Subramanya Sahasra Nama Archana   September 15th (Sunday) 4:00PM - Sri Ganesh Visarjan (Nimmarjan ) Ceremony  
September 16th (Monday) Oonam Pandigai / Oonam Festival (Thiruvonam Festival)  
 September 17th (Tuesday) 6:00PM - Pradosham Shiva Sri Rudra Abhisheka Aarati and Manthra Pushpa   September 18th (Wednesday) Sri Anantha Chathurdasi Vratha  
 September 19th (Thursday) 5:00PM - Shiva Abhisheka Aarati and Manthra Pushpa 6:00PM - Sri Pournami Vratha, Sri Sathya Narayana Swamy Vratha/Pooja Aarati and Manthra Pushpa  
September 20th (Friday) Mahalaya Paksha (Pirupaksha Begins)  
 September 22nd (Sunday) 4:00PM - Sri Sankata Hara Chathruthi, Sri Lakshmi Ganpathi Homa, Sri Lakshmi Ganapathi Abhisheka Aarati and Manthra Pushpa  
September 23rd (Monday) Maha Bharani  
 September 24th (Tuesday) 6:30PM - Kritika Vratha, Sri Valli Deva Sena Sametha Sri Subramanya Abhisheka, Aarati and Manthra Pushpa  
 September 26th (Thursday) Maha vyadeeya padam  
September 27th (Friday) Madhya Ashtami Kala Ashtami  
September 28th (Saturday) Avidhana Navami


 
For Poojas and Rituals Contact
Pandit Ganesh Shasthry
5639 Kimberly Street,
San Jose, CA 95129
Home: (408)245-5443
Cell: (925)209-7637
Email: srikalahatheeswara@yahoo.com
 

Guru Mantra

Chant this mantra repeatedly to get positive energy.

Devaanaam Cha Risheenaam Cha Gurum Kaanchana Sannibhaam
Buddhi Bhootam Trilokesham Tam Namammi Brihaspatim
Pooja Items List  


 For Abisheka's in the temple, please bring the following:

Milk, Buttermilk, Juices, Saffron, Rose water, Vasthras Dhoti/Sarees, Ganga Jal (Ganga water), Fruits, Coconuts, betel leaves and betel nuts, Flowers, Camphor, Agarbathi, Garland (if possible), some prasada for naivedya.

Bharatnatyam dance classes - Every Saturday between 8:00AM - 9:00AM

Bharatnatyam dance classes for the age group between 3 years and 45 years, both for boys and girls.
Contact: Shraddha Joglekar
E-mail: skjogleka@yahoo.com
Also do watch her performance on the songs of "Geet Ramayan" here - www.calaaonline.com.


Satsung by Viswamjee Devotees

3rd Sunday of every month - 2:00PM to 4:00PM

Marathi class for kids - Every Sunday

We are glad to announce Marathi class for kids in the age group of 4 to 8. We would use fresh and novel techniques to teach the language. The emphasis will be on developing kid’s interest in Marathi. There would no pressure to learn Mulakshare or Barakhadi initially. Instead importance will be given to developing vocabulary through Badbadgeete, Balgeete, pictures, play etc.
 
Class would be run by Mangala and Jyoti Joglekar.

Jyoti has a Master’s degree in Sociology and is a Director of YMCA child care center. She has been working with kids for over 15 years.
Mangala has a Master’s degree in Social Work. She organizes training programs on various subjects. She had the opportunity to study innovative education methods being used at the award winning Aksharnandan School in Pune.


Interested people can contact Mangala Joglekar
Email: Mangala_Joglekar@yahoo.com
Phone: 408-224-1865


Appeal to the Devotees of Sri Lakshmi Ganapthi Temple
and Bay Area Community
Dear Devotees,

VVGC sincerely appreciates your continued support over the years. It has not only outgrown its capacity to accommodate the increasing number of devotees from many faiths, but has also been facing challenges such as inadequate parking. VVGC has acquired a much larger plot of land, about 12.7 acres at 11355 Monterey Hwy, San Martin, CA - 95046 (about 18 miles from the current location).

The estimated cost of the land is about $1.5 Million. VVGC has embarked on an ambitious fund raising campaign for the first time, and requests the devotees to come forward to either make a donation or a pledge (loan).

Donation: You can donate online securely using your Credit/Debit card or PayPal account by clicking on the PayPal Donate button on this page. Alternatively, you can write a check, payable to VVGC, with a memo - San Martin Site and mailed to VVGC, 32 Rancho Drive, San Jose, CA 95111. All donations are tax deductible, to the extent allowed under the Law.

Pledge: You can make a pledge (loan) payable to VVGC for which a promissory note will be issued. If you are interested in making a pledge, please contact the Temple or one of the volunteers listed below for more information. You can write a check, payable to VVGC, with a memo - Pledge for San Martin Site and mailed to VVGC, 32 Rancho Drive, San Jose, CA 95111. Please DO NOT use the PayPal Donate button to make a pledge.

VVGC is committed to provide the excellent traditional services that the Hindu community in the Bay Area has enjoyed for the past nine years. Your support is absolutely essential for this ambitious plan. In addition we plan to conduct Yoga, Meditation, Music and language classes as well as provide facilities such as an auditorium, library and farmers market.

Please contact the Temple or any of the volunteers listed below for further details:
Subramaniam Y. Dixit
(408) 628-9166
RamKumar
(503) 997-5368
Sarangapani
(408) 332-9894
Sriram
(650) 438-5477



Temple Address
32, Rancho Drive
San Jose CA 95111
Phone: (408)226-3600

Directions:
San Jose, CA 95111

Due to limited parking at the Temple premises, please make use of available LEGAL parking spaces outside the Temple, in the neighborhood. Please be aware that your vehicle MAY BE TOWED if you park in the parking lots of any neighboring businesses

Take West Capitol Express Way (Capitol Express Way exit ramp will branch into East and West)
Take Monterey Road Exit (Exit will be on your Right once you go past Seven Trees Blvd.)
Turn Right on Monterey Road
Turn Right on Rancho Drive (First Right on Monterey)
Turn Right on to the drive way NEXT to "Tony Di Maggios Pizza"


Take 101 South towards Los Angeles
Take West Capitol Express Way (Capitol Express Way exit ramp will branch into East and West)
Take Monterey Road Exit (Exit will be on your Right once you go past Seven Trees Blvd.)
Turn Right on Monterey Road
Turn Right on Rancho Drive (First Right on Monterey)
Turn Right on to the drive way NEXT to "Tony Di Maggios Pizza"


If you are closer to 280 - 101 Intersection
Take 101 South towards Los Angeles
Take West Capitol Express Way (Capitol Express Way exit ramp will branch into East and West)
Take Monterey Road Exit (Exit will be on your Right once you go past Seven Trees Blvd.)
Turn Right on Monterey Road
Turn Right on Rancho Drive (First Right on Monterey)
Turn Right on to the drive way NEXT to "Tony Di Maggios Pizza"

If you are closer to 280 - 87 Intersection
Take 87 South
Take Capitol Express Way / Auto mall Exit
Turn Left on Capitol Express Way
Take the Monterey Road Exit (Exit will be on your Right once you go past Snell Ave and climb up the bridge)
Turn Right on Monterey Road
Turn Right on Rancho Drive (Second Right on Monterey)
Turn Right on to the drive way NEXT to "Tony Di Maggios Pizza"


Take Capitol Express Way / Auto mall Exit
Turn Left on Capitol Express Way
Take the Monterey Road Exit (Exit will be on your Right once you go past Snell Ave and climb up the bridge)
Turn Right on Monterey Road
Turn Right on Rancho Drive (Second Right on Monterey)
Turn Right on to the drive way NEXT to "Tony Di Maggios Pizza"


Take Capitol Express Way / Auto mall Exit
Turn Right on Narvaez Ave
Turn Left on Capitol Express Way
Take the Monterey Road Exit (Exit will be on your Right once you go past Snell Ave and climb up the bridge)
Turn Right on Monterey Road
Turn Right on Rancho Drive (Second Right on Monterey)
Turn Right on to the drive way NEXT to "Tony Di Maggios Pizza"


Take 87 North
Take Capitol Express Way / Auto mall Exit
Turn Right on Narvaez Ave
Turn Left on Capitol Express Way
Take the Monterey Road Exit (Exit will be on your Right once you go past Snell Ave and climb up the bridge)
Turn Right on Monterey Road
Turn Right on Rancho Drive (Second Right on Monterey)
Turn Right on to the drive way NEXT to "Tony Di Maggios Pizza"












Om Tat Sat
                                        
(Continued...)                                                                                      



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




 

 


1 comments:

amol sanap said...

this is very useful for those who want to learn the marathi, thanks for sharing this information.

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