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UPCOMING EVENTS

 

SUMMARY OF EVENTS

 

 

Sunderkand Path on Saturday September 8, 10am

 

Satynanaryan Puja on Monday September 24 @ 6pm at the Mandir


Janamashtami at our Mandir on Sunday September 2

Ganesh Utsav September 13th - September 23rd

Visarjan September 23rd, Sunday after Ganesh puja

Children’s Navratri October 7th 2:30—5:00 pm @ ICC

 

NAVRATRI October 10 to October 18

 

Durgashtami - Havan October 17th 4pm - 7 pm @ mandir

Ravan Dahan ITA Dussehra Festival October 19 from 6pm @ICC

 

ITA GENERAL BODY MEETING & ANNUAL TRUSTEE ELECTION

Saturday November 17th at 1:30 at the Berlin Temple

 

Please book these dates in your planner and join these major events with friends and families

 

VIKRAM SAMVAT 2074 / YEAR 2018—CALENDAR & Event Updates ONLINE -https://www.indiatemple.org/

 

If you would like to receive temple info & Satsang Sandesh via email, Please email vpinfo@indiatemple.org

 

Calendar 2018 and Vikram Samvat 2074 Yearly Event Overview Insert included in Nov. Satsang Sandesh

 

Senior Social Group, every Tuesday in the Social Hall @ 1pm in the Mandir

 

Free Yoga Classes, every Thursday Morning from 10-11:15am in the Mandir, please bring your mat and contact Hina Desai at 856-495-5864 with any questions.

 

Free Notary Service by our ITA Members---- the following ITA members provide Free Notary Service to our community: Ghanshyam Dave.:856-596-7531; Raman Modhera: 856-528-2863 and Dalapat patel: 609-298-2724

 

Marlton Gita Study Group, every Tuesday at 8pm, please contact Lata Pimplaskar latap1215@gmail.com for information

 

Durgashtami - Wednesday, October 17 

 

Ashtmi Havan - 4pm - 7 pm in mandir

 

Special Prayers

 

ITA has a program whereby you can have prayers performed on your behalf every year

on a special day in your life by pledging $301. Also, at your request, Shri. Bhupendra

Shuklaji or Shri Sudhir Jhaji will perform a special puja on your behalf, or the regular

temple puja performed on the designated day will be dedicated in your name. Below are the donors for this month.

 

Hudson James Sep 01

Soni Devendra Sep 17

Patel Vinod N Sep 03

Shah Nagindas & Champaben Sep 19

Giyanani Mulchand Sep 04

Mistry Nathu Sep 22

Patel Kashiben Sep 08

Aggarwal Girish Sep 23

Patel Ajay Sep 10

Doshi Kirti Sep 23

Kochhar Omila Sep 14

Patel Babubhai Sep 27

Patel Krina Sep 14

Patel Thakor Sep 28

Maheswari Arun Sep 17

Vijay & Asha Gupta Sep 30

 

 

 

EVENT DETAILS

 

Satyanarayan Puja

Event occurs Monday September 24 @ 6pm followed by Mahaprasad sponsered by Indian Villa. Anyone can sit in this Puja and receive blessings of Lord Satyanarayan.

 

Please contact Charuben at 856-662-8754

or Kshamaben at 707-332-3400


if you are planning to be Puja Participant. Suggested Donation of $31 or more from Puja participants will be appreciated.

 

Sundarkand Paath 

Sundarkand Paath on Saturday, September 8 @ 10am followed by Mahaprasad sponsered by Gagan Palace  

 

 

Programs for Seniors by HSC

We will have two meetings in the month of September 2018 at 6.30 PM at ICC:-

First meeting will be held on Friday September 7, 2018 will be the Kavi Sammelan at 6:30 to 9:30 at ICC. Three eminent

Kavi's namely Arun Jamini, Vishnu Saxena and Chirag Jain from India will present an evening of Hindi Poetry,

Geets,Ghazals, Shayari-flavors of Humor, Satire, Love, and Beauty dedicated to you -the listeners. Please join us in

this once-a-year event-joint venture of ICC and Hindu Senior Citizens. The ticket price is $12 for HSCSJ Members

to cover the cost of the Dinner.

Our second meeting will be held on September 20, 2018 at 6.30 PM. Dr. Parveen Verma DO, FACE will talk about basic understanding of Diabetes, Indian Meal Planning, DM (failure of the pancreas to produce insulin or from in-

sulin resistance) and Medications.


Dr. David Gold, PT, DPT will talk about the Fall Prevention and Balance. He will review common issues with balance and Aging, Risk factors for falls, prevention strategies, free balance screenings, followed by Q & A session. Dr. Gold did his Doctor of Physical Therapy in 2009 from Temple Univ. and is currently a Director of Physical Therapy at Ivy Rehab Physical Therapy, Mt. Laurel, NJ.

NO DINNER WILL BE SERVED PER RESOLUTION OF THE GENERAL BODY ON JUNE 7, 2018. If you

want to sponsor for snacks, please call Manju Goel at 856-424-9028

 

Senior Social Group 

Senior Social Group will meet each Tuesday at 1pm in the Social Hall at Berlin Mandir. Please contact Mr. Bhulabhai Bhakatiji at 856-983-0769 for details!

 

Prayers


We will be reciting Vishnu Sahasranamam and Lalitha Sahasranamam on

Friday, September 7th at our Berlin Temple. We will start at 10:30 am.

This will be followed by Aarti at 12 noon.

Please join us with family and friends and get Blessings.

 

Satya Sai Baba of Medford


Bhajans

September 21st, Friday 8-9pm


P.K. Prabhakar 856-596-3147 ; Sesha Vemuri 856-751-0867

 

 

ITA Balvihar Program Enrollment for 2018 -2019 Year Opens on Saturday, May 12th, 2018

Purpose: To teach Vedic Heritage and Indian Culture to children (Pre-K to 8th Grade).

Curriculum Summary:

 

Pre-K-Children 4+ - Hindu Art, Shlokas/Songs/Story

KG (Meghaa) - Stories from Panchatantra, Indian Festivals

1st (Saagar) - Stories from Puranas, Intro. to Gods/Goddess, Intro. to India

2nd (Vaayu) - Bala Bhagavatam, Stories of Saints, Intro. to India II

3rd (Pavan) - Ramayana, Important Indian Historical Figures

4th (Aakash) - Mahabharata I, History: Mauryan Dynasty

5th (Gagan) - Mahabharata II, History: Gupta Dynasty/South Indian Empires

6th (Agni) - Values, Analysis of Ramayana/Mahabharata characters, History: Mughal dynasty

7th (Marut) - Principles of Hinduism & Ishvara, History: British Rule

8th (Medhaa) - Religious Disciplines, Culture, Tradition, Vedic Chanting, Evolution of civilization

Timing: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM two Sundays a month starting on September 9th and ending on May 5th

Location: Marlton Middle School (150 Tomlinson Mill Road, Marlton, NJ)

Fee: $157 on or before June 30th / $207 on or after July 1st. (ITA MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED)

Please explore the Balvihar webpage for the calendar, curriculum and greater program details.

The website is https://www.indiatemple.org/bal_vihar.php.

Questions? Email balviharenrollment@gmail.com or call Samir Patel at 201-657-8661

 

 

Janamashtami will be celebrated at our Mandir on Sunday September 2

 

Bal-Krishna-Leela-Special program for children from 2:30pm - 5:00pm.

Children will come dressed as Gopal and Gopi. Please contact Charu Sheth

at sheth_charu@yahoo.com or Dhiru Saparia at dannysaparia@verizon.com for

details.

2:30pm - 3:00pm, Greet Children

3:00pm - 4:00pm, Baal Gopal activities. Krishna dance performances.

Appearance by Vasudevji carrying live Baby Krishna

4:00pm - 4:30pm Special Baal Krishna Jhula- Aarti-Matki Celebration & Prasad

Evening festivities:

5:30pm - 6:00pm, Puja of Lord Krishna.

6:00pm - 7:45pm, Bhajans

7:45pm - 8:00pm, Utsav **Yajman bring Lala & Nand Bhayo


8:00pm - First Aarti;

9:30pm - Second Aarti

12:00am- Midnight Krishna Pragtya Aarti

Sponsorship is welcome. If you would like to participate in Bhajans,

please contact Dhiru Saparia at 856-287-1415

If you would like to sponsor or participate in Lalla festivities, please

contact Binduben at 856-996-5644 or Charu at 856-662-8754.

 

ITA invites you to celebrate Ganesh Utsav

 

September 13th - September 23rd, 2018

Receive blessings, remove obstacles


Ganesh Sthapan & Puja: September 13th.

5:30 Ganesh procession from temple parking lot to the alter

followed by puja, Aarati and Maha prasad

September 14 - September 23

12:00pm Ganesh Archana and Aarati performed followed by temple Aarati.

6:30pm Samuhik Ganesh puja will start followed by Aarati and Prasad.

Visarjan September 23rd, Sunday after Ganesh puja -Details to follow.

Donations are welcome. To sponsor puja and prasad or for more information, please contact Anoo Joshi at 856-616-2460 or anoojoshi@gmail.com. Or Charu Sheth at 856-662-8754 or sheth_charu@yahoo.com

 

TEMPLE PARKING LOT

 

We have an official approval for 58 car spaces total. We are awaiting soil erosion permit from Camden County Soil

Conservation District. We will then obtain construction permit for construction to start .We are actively seeking

bids from contractors. Please feel free to provide references of site contractors to Divyakant Parikh

(dparikh309@aol.com)

 

 

FREE YOGA CLASSES FOR ALL LEVELS

YOGA and Pranayam Classes at Berlin Mandir

 

How do we stay physically and mentally HEALTHY? Yoga - done on regular basis is the answer. So come inlarge numbers and enjoy the yoga classes in the serene atmosphere of the temple.

Dr. Gandhi will resume yoga classes as of April. along with Hina Desai. Please review the schedule.

Every Tuesday and Thursday at 9 am and Saturday at 8.30am. The class is usually 1 hour and 15 minutes. Come

with yoga mat, on an empty stomach at least for 2 hours. Classes are free. but If you wish to give donation please

 

give on the name of temple for providing us with the beautiful space.

 

August Classes:

Tuesday - 4, 11, 18, 25; Thursday - 6, 13, 20, 27; Saturday - 22

 

Contact: Dr. Veena S. Gandhi: 856 435 9148; Hina Desai Cell Phone: 856-495-5864

 

Invitation to Join, Marlton Gita Study Group,

Starting from September, 11, 2018

Will Meet at ICC, 820 NJ Route_73, Marlton

Every Tuesday at 10:00 AM

Meaning of Yoga, Meditation and Japa Sadhana.

In general, Yoga is physical exercises for well being. However, Yoga has manifold meanings and most appropriate one is

Being in Harmony or Unity. Harmony implies an adjustment of oneself with an environment that is external to oneself.

 

When there is no proper adjustment of one thing with another thing, we call it disharmony. When there is a proper adjustment, a smooth working of one principle, one fact, one object, one person with another, we regard it as harmony. Now, the question which may arise in our mind at the very outset is, why should harmony be the central objective. Why should harmony be regarded as the essential of life?

 

The reason is the very structure of the universe. The universe is a system of harmony. We, as human individuals, form part of this universe. We form part of it in such a way that we are integrally related to it. However, in our daily life we find ourselves disassociated with others and many a times with ourselves. Knowledge of The Self and Understanding Ways of Meditation and Japa Sadhana could transform oneself in Harmony with Cosmos, Others, and Oneself. need not emphasise the importance of this work as its subject-matter forms the foundation of spiritual Sadhana. Yajnanam Japayajnosmi- I am the sacrifice of Japa among all sacrifices, says Lord Krishna in the Gita.

 

In this Kali Yuga (iron age) Japa alone is the easy way to the realization of God!

To register for the Class, contact, Lata Pimplaskar latap1215@gmail.com or call 856-912-5782

 

Daytime Gita Study Group

 

A new Gita study group has just started meeting at the Temple on Tuesdays, 11AM to

12Noon. This is an informal group to study Gita verse by verse following "Bhagavat Gita

Study" summaries published by India Temple Association. Since Gita speaks to every aspect

of human issues, these discussions encourage questioning and reflecting upon our life and our

thoughts. Many of the topics get repeated and reviewed in light of the on-going Gita verses.

 

The study is open to all. Please join in the group, as we would like as many people to partici-

pate as possible. You are never too late to join. Please contact Sharad Pimplaskar at (856) 466-1430 by text message or call.

 

Ravan Dahan ITA Dussehra Festival

on Friday October 19th 2018 from 6—10pm at ICC

 

ITA celebrates Dussehra on Friday October 6th at 6 pm

at the ICC. There will be a Musical Ramayana Play

presented by Hindi USA students.

Raavan Dahan Bigger and better.

Food Fun for the whole family.

 

For information contact Sangeeta Rashatwar 609-685-

2755, Jagdeep Talwar 856-308-7870

Rashmi Julka 856- 873-6447

 

Spiritual Celebration

 

Importance of Pitri-Paksha Shradha-Tarpan - Every year, an important period of 15 days (Pitru Paksha or Shraadh) is dedicated to the ancestors and forefathers. Pitru Paksha is considered perfect for performing Tarpan rituals. It is believed that the rituals performed during Shraddh produces best results for pleasing the ancestors. Shradh occurs right before the Sharada Navaratri in autumn. Like every year, Shraddha is coming again in 2018 with a great significance for our ancestors and for us. Shradh marks an important time for performing the ritual of Tarpan. Hindus will perform rituals of Tarpan for their departed ancestors and forefathers this year at our mandir. We will perform Tarpan in Shradh in the way of remembering, giving thanks and honoring the ancestors for all they have given us, the present generations. It is a way of telling them that they are still an important part of our family and they still reside in our memories. Period of Shradh is also known as Pitru Paksha. Shraadh Paksha is also a time to offer our prayers for liberation of our forefathers' Atmas Date: Sept.25th to Oct.9th–according to South Jersey Panchang. Matri Navami Shradha on Thursday Oct 4th, 2018; Sarva Pitri Shadha on Tuesday Oct.9th, 2018. We are introducing two new short pujas during Shraddha Paksha lasting 15-20 minutes through out the mornings between 9:30 and 11:30. No booking needed. For questions, please contact Pujari Sudhirji.

 

NAVRATRI 2018

 

WHERE and WHEN !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

October 10, 11, 15, 16, 17, 18

Indian Cultural Center (ICC)

820 Rt 73 South, Marlton

7:30 PM to 11:00 PM

October 12, 13, 14 and Sharad Purnima

(Venue to be announced)

 

ONLINE SEASON NAVRATRI TICKETS CAN BE PURCHASED ONLINE

 

AT WWW.INDIATEMPLE.ORG/NAVATRI.PHP

 

Children’s Navratri October 7th 2:30—5:00 pm @ ICC

Join us for an afternoon of garba and raas for young kids (ages 4-12)!

Including:

-Small group garba and raas instruction

-Slower paced music to facilitate learning

-Less crowded environment

 

-Live musicians & singers

-Navratri related crafts

-Child friendly prasad and Aarti

 

For questions and additional information contact:

Samir Patel: 201.657.8661 Sagar Dalal: 201.705.4466

Shashank Sheth: 732.604.8956 Vidya Shukla: 610.703.1710

 

Online Tickets ONLY / NO tickets at door

www.indiatemple.org/childrens-navratri-ticket.php

 

Adults $12 / Children $6

Ticket Sales Begin September 15th, 2018

DON’T MISS OUT! ONLY 300 TICKETS AVAILABLE

 

Invitation to At ICC on 820 NJ-73, Marlton, NJ 08053 Marlton Gita Study Group,

Begins on Tuesday, September, 25th, 2018 Will Meet every Tuesday at 9:30AM

Uddhava Gita:

Beautiful Conversation Between Krishna and Uddhava.

Uddhava was Krishna’s childhood friend and had done a number of services to Bhagwan Krishna. He had never

asked anything from Krishna. Krishna asked him to ask for anything Uddhava wishes as a benefit or boon.

 

Though Uddhava did not desire anything for himself, the conduct of Krishna, whom he had observed from child-

hood, appeared to be a riddle, with his words and deed being divergent. He wished to get an clarification from Lord

 

Krishna.

What follows is a beautiful, heartening, enlightening and the final teachings of the Lord to His dearest devotee.

 

These final chapters of Shri Bhagavatam is worth learning for every devotee of Lord Krishna and even the most as-

cetic Vedanta student who may have intellectually accomplished the study of the Vedas and yet may have missed its

 

very glue to the human heart. As Shri Shankaracharya has said, Jnanam without Bhakti is like a wick burning in a

lamp without the oil.

Class is Limited to 15 Members, only 10 more remaining.

Please register by email latap1215@gmail.com Or Call 856-9854785

 

Om Namo Bhagavaté Vasudevaya Namah

 

Remember, our Vedic Rishis words, “All be Happy and be Prosperous”. If maximum numbers of people in a society

(city, state, or country) are happy, then that society is happy and prosperous. One easy way is to

chant Sri Vishnu Sahasranama and do good work. Experience has shown that an individual chanting

VSN alone makes him/her calm and happy. If this chanting is done as a part of a Satsang, then one

 

feels his/her happiness elevated to another level, and the satsang group feels very positive and hap-

py (multiplying effect). By spreading the word, collectively we all can do Sri Vishnu Sahasranama

 

chanting across the Globe for world harmony and peace. In this connection, on Saturday October

13, 2018 at 9:30 AM at our Mandir. We all get a chance to participate in the Same Time Satsang

 

across different countries in the world. Thanks for your time and help, and please spread the word.

 

 

 

 
 
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