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

Temple Hours:
Weekdays:
8:00am to 10:00am
6:00pm to 9:00pm
Weekends:
10:00am to 2:00pm
6:00pm to 9:00pm
Wednesdays:
CLOSED*

Services

Satsangs & Poojas

Bal Vikas

Priest

Facilities Reservation


Temple Deities

2018 Committee

Downloads

Donation or Pledge Form

Membership-Donation Form

Kumkum Archana Sign-up Form

Temple Calendar 2018

Newsletter

Temple Aarti

Mission

Youth Group Bylaws

Membership

Goals, Objectives & Policies

Upcoming Temple Events

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL OF YOU AND YOUR FAMILY MEMBERS !!

We hope the New Year brings health, happiness, prosperity and peace for all of you, your family and friends.

IACCT - iOS App - Free
Download it from Apple App Store - IACCT App LINK
We are pleased to announce that iOS app for IACCT is avaialable on Apple App store for Free download ! Search 'IACCT' on the app store and download it.

UGADI/GUDHI PADWA - HINDU NEW YEAR CELEBRATION
Sunday, March 18, 2018, 11:00 AM
IACCT will celebrate Ugadi/Gudhi Padwa - the Hindu New Year day on Sunday, March 18, 2018. The program will begin with a pooja in the Temple at 11:00 AM followed by bhajans, archana, arati and lunch prasadam. The program is sponsored by Kameswara & Vijaya Tatineni; Gopal & Bharathi Alluri; Ravi & Sarada Chadalavada; Prabhash & Aparna Tatineni; Vamsi & Chethana Garikapati; Satish & Saujanya Gullapalli; Raj & Tirumala Thota; Suresh & Jyotsna Parsa; Venkat & Devaki Modukuru; Sivareddy & Nagamani Tegulapalle.


RAMA NAVAMI CELEBRATION
Sunday, March 18 – Sunday, March 25, 2018
IACCT will celebrate Rama Navami during March 18 – March 25, 2018. Please join the celebration of the birth of Lord Rama during the nine-day period. There will be Lord Rama pooja every evening at 6:30 PM. On Rama Navami day, Sunday, March 25, there will be pooja beginning at 11:00 AM,, a skit by Bal Vikas children (see flyer), bhajans, archana, and arati, followed by lunch prasadam. The program is sponsored by Nitin & Himja Udhawani and Govindan Subramanian & Tayi Harathi.

SPELLING BEE, VOCABULARY BEE, MATH BEE, GEOGRAPHY BEE, SCIENCE BEE
Saturday, April 7, 2018
competition for K- 12th grade will be sponsored by IACCT. This year, it will be held on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at the Engineering Campus – Western Michigan University. Registration for all contests ends on March 26, 2018. Please register your children as soon as possible to minimize the number of conflicts for those who participate in more than one contest. A complete schedule for the day of the contest is available under Regional Contests at www.northsouth.org with contestants’ check-in starting at 9:00 AM. For complete information, please go to www.northsouth.org to register your children or contact Tarun Gupta (guptat57@yahoo.com or 269-276-3361 or 269-352-3021). Per NSF rules, on-site registration is not allowed

Video - Bal Vikas kids reciting Bhagawad Geeta slokas on Maha Shivarathri Celebration
Photos - - Bal Vikas kids reciting Bhagawad Geeta slokas on Maha Shivarathri Celebration

REPUBLIC DAY OF INDIA FESTIVITIES BY BAL VIKAS GROUP
On January 28, Bal Vikas group did a wonderful presentation on Republic Day of India at the temple. As an opener, a couple of children presented their well-researched reports on the history of Republic Day and what it means to every citizen of India. This was followed by recitation of a patriotic poem in Hindi, and a rendition of a couple of popular Indian songs. As a grand finale, the entire group linked hands to exhibit the theme of Unity in Diversity to the song of Vande Mataram. The participants who took time to research, practice, and present were Shrutilaya, Akila, Shreya, Sanvi, Yashitaa, and Prathicksha to name a few. Thanks to all the enthusiastic Bal Vikas group and parents for their dedication and continued support.

MAHA SHIVA RATRI CELEBRATION
This year Maha Shiva Ratri Festival was celebrated on February 13, starting with pooja and abhisheka first by sponsoring families, followed by all the attendees while Swadhyaya Group chanted Shiva Mahima. A few select Bal Vikas children, namely Akila, Sanvi, Samana, and Sejal, recited Chapter 15 of Shri Bhagvad Gita. In addition, the community members had an opportunity to watch an enlightening Bharata Natyam dance performance by Pallavi Bhat. The evening ended with archna, arati and sumptuous dinner prasadam. Our thanks to all the participants of Swadhyaya Group, Bal Vikas students, and Pallavi Bhat. We offer our special thanks to Pratima Kotekal for teaching and preparing the Bal Vikas kids for their presentation. The evening program would have not been possible without the dedication of our Pandit ji, tireless enthusiasm of numerous volunteers, and active participation of community members.

IN MEMORIAM: PREM SINGH JAGLAN
September 1929 – January 2018
We are deeply saddened to report that Prem Singh Jaglan, passed away peacefully on 21st January 2018 in Naples, Florida. Prem Singh, and his wife, Mohinder were a long-time resident of Kalamazoo. A lot of us remember Prem Singh as a loving and jovial gentleman with a great smile. Prem Singh obtained his Bachelors degree from PUSHA institute in New Delhi, India; his Masters degree in Agricultural Science and Entomology from Ludhiana University. He earned his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of California-Riverside. He worked at Upjohn Company in Kalamazoo for 26 years where he was a Senior Scientist. While in Kalamazoo, he encouraged and sponsored the majority of his family to immigrate from India to Michigan. He is survived by his loving wife of 66 years Mohinder Kaur, two brothers (Ram Chander and Ram Singh), sister Suraj Kaur, three sons (Vikramjit, Samarjit, and Amarjit), eight grandchildren and a great-granddaughter. We offer our deep sympathy and condolence to Mohinder Jaglan and all members of Jaglan family. If anyone is interested in learning more about Prem Jaglan's life, please read his autobiography at www.premjaglan.weebly.com.

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

ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP AND FUNDRAISING DRIVE
FOR 2018
You should have received our annual membership and fundraising drive letters with the 2018 Calendar. Please support the temple by sending a check for your annual taxdeductible membership for 2018, as well as donation in any amount. In case you did not receive the Calendar, you may collect a copy of the 2018 Calendar at the temple front desk or from Panditji.

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 ***