Address:
2002 Ramona Ave., Portage, MI
Phone:(269) 324-8224
Panditji:(269) 276-6203
Email:IACCTemple@sbcglobal.net

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6:00pm to 9:00pm
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6:00pm to 9:00pm
Wednesdays:
CLOSED*

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LORD JAGANNATH POOJA, RATH YATRA & SATSANG
SUNDAY, JULY 22, 2018
Lord Jagannath Rath Yatra will be celebrated at the Temple on July 22 (Sunday) followed by Satsang. Rath Yatra, also known as the Chariot Festival, is one of the major Hindu festivals associated with Lord Jagannath held at Puri in Orissa state, India. The deities -Jagannath, Balabhadra and Subhadra are worshipped within the temple throughout the year, but on the day of the Chariot Festival they are taken through the streets, allowing people of all religions and castes to have the fortune of worshipping them. Three richly decorated chariots, resembling temple structures, are pulled through the streets of Puri. This commemorates the annual journey of Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and their sister Subhadra to their aunt's temple (Gundicha Mandir). The Rath Yatra will be celebrated at the IACCT temple with the pulling of the traditional Rath, a special program on the significance of the festival and Satsang.

MEMBERSHIP-DONATION UPDATE 2018
So far, we have received annual membership-donations from almost 135 families and individuals. IACCT annual Membership-donations cover January through December every year. We are running behind our goal of 150 plus annual members for 2018. Your membership helps tremendously in providing many services the IACCT offers. Please send your tax deductible membership-donation to IACCT. Please make your check payable to Indo-American Cultural Center & Temple or IACCT and mail to: IACCT, 2002 Ramona Avenue, Portage, MI 49002. You may even charge it on your credit card.

SPECIAL KUMKUMA ARCHANA AND HOMA CELEBRATION
IACCT is pleased to announce the ninth annual two-day celebration with Laksha Mahalakhsmi Kumkuma Archana and Ganesha Navagraha AshtaLakshmi Kanakadhara Maha Yagna. Dinner mahaprasadam on 24th August and also Lunch prasadam on 26th will be served. Preliminary program is as follows.
Day 1: Friday, August 24th, 2018 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM followed by Dinner prasadam. Shravan Masa Vara Maha Lakshmi Auspicious Day: Laksha Mahalakhsmi Kumkuma Archana, open to ladies and girls above 10 yrs age. Panditji will lead the pooja for up to 108 ladies who will chant 1008 names of Mahalakshmi; thus, the participants will accomplish over 108,000 chants of Mahalakshmi. Those who are attending, please bring two fruits to pooja. This event is equivalent to 108 Mahalakshmis attending pooja, and has the potential for Mahalakshmi Asta Anugraha to bring about generational happiness, remove generational poverty, sorrow and fear. For Kumkuma Archana, a donation of $51 for each participant is required. We are grateful for big participation in the past, and are counting on great community support to fill the prayer hall with reverberations of Mahalakshmi chants. Please support IACCT by participating in Kumkuma Archana. Dinner prasadam sponsored by: Jayesh & Neha Sharma Please sign up at the temple, or send the registration form or contact Panditji at 269-276-6203 to participate.
Day 2: Sunday, August 26th, 2018 9:00 AM - Noon followed by Lunch prasadam: Ganesha Navagraha AshtaLakshmi Kanakadhara Maha Yagna (Havan, Homa, and Annadhana), open to all. Our Panditji will lead the Modaka Ganesha Havan, Navagraha Havan, Ashtalakshmi and Kanakadhara Maha Stotra pooja outdoors. This Homa is very powerful and has the potential for Nirvighanata, Vijaya, Manashanti, Manashantosha, Sakala Navagraha Dosha Nivarana (Mangala and Shani Dosha), Apamrituya Nivarana and Sarva Roga Nivarana. Sponsoring donation for Homa alone is $101 for each family. Event Sponsor donation for the entire Maha Yagna is $251 (includes participation in all events and would be recognized as the sponsors for Mahaprasad). We hope that you will support IACCT efforts by participating in Kumkuma Archana alone for $51 and/or Homa alone for $101 or the entire Maha Yagna for $251. This is an excellent opportunity to participate in Special pooja and/or havan and support the temple. Please sign up at the temple or send the attached registration or contact Panditji at 269-276-6203. Lunch prasadam sponsored by: Dharmesh & Niraj Rajpoot


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Umesh & Punita Sharma West Main Physical Therapy
BACK PAIN – Thursday, June 28, 2018 7:00 pm to 8:00 PM
KNEE & ANKLE PAIN – Thursday, July 26, 2018 7:00 pm to 8:00 PM
SHOULDER PAIN – Thursday, August 30, 2018 7:00 pm to 8:00 PM

SATSANG SPONSORSHIPS NEEDED FOR 2018

We are thankful to numerous families who have helped sponsor satsangs and festivals at the temple during 2017. Please support the temple by sponsoring a satsang during 2018. Please use the chart at the temple to fill in your names to sponsor or call one of the Board Members. Board Members are available to provide you any guidance needed in sponsoring a satsang at the temple. You may contact Prabha Ravi (269-808-6394) or any Board Member for help.

For information on Temple Fund Raising Initiative please contact:
Brij Bhargava: (269) 375-6474 Email:Brij_Bhargava@yahoo.com

*** All donations made to temple are Tax Deductible ***