Upcoming Temple Events
LORD JAGANNATH RATH YATRA
on SUNDAY, JULY 28 at 11:30 AM
Lord Jagannath Rath Yatra will be celebrated at the Temple on July 28 (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
privilege 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 the queen'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.
Saroj & Lara Mohanty; Subhranshu & Jasbir Samanta; Raj & Neetu Tiwari; Biswajit & Rekha Behera; Bijay & Rita Pusty
SPECIAL PRAVACHANAM IN TELUGU LANGUAGE
ON MONDAY, JULY 1, 2019 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM by SRI SAMPOORNANANDAGIRI SWAMIJI
Nitya Jeevitamlo Bhagavadgita Samanvayam
Shrothriya Brahmanista Poojya Sri Sampoornanandagiri Swamiji followed the footsteps of Sri Adi Sankaracharyagaru in the thought of Advaita since his very early age. He earned a doctoral degree in Kasi. Swamiji dedicated himself in educating and explaining Vaidhika Dharma, Dharmika and Aadyathmika knowledge for 20 years. His profound knowledge on Upanishads, Brahmasutra Bhashyam, Pathanjali Yoga Darshanam made him stood at the top to answer any sort of questions people have in this area. The ordinary people can easily follow his interpretations and explanations. Swamiji is known for his spiritual discourses across India. He conducted many Jnana Yagnas in different cities and small villages. Sampoornanandagiri Swamiji also delivered his preachings on patanjali Yoga Sastra, Dasopanishath and Viveka Chudamani through many regular Telugu TV channels. After completion of Ph.D in Kaashi, Swamiji founded Sri Jagadguru Matam Sri Lalithambika supeetam in Hyderabad. Swamiji is also serving as Uttara Peethadipathi of Sukha Brahmasramam in Kalahasthi established by Sri Vidya Prakashanandagiri Swamiji, and takes care of the activities at that ashramam.
Please contact Muralidhar Ghantasala (269-353-1763) for further information.
DURING HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION CEREMONY and SARASWATI POOJAN
During a HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION CEREMONY and SARASWATI POOJAN held at the temple on May 19, 2019, twelve high school graduates from class of 2019 participated. The event started with the Panditji conducting an elaborate pooja for every student individually. Then Swami Bodhananda Saraswati from Sambodh Society graced the occasion. Swamiji gave an insightful and inspirational talk to the students. This was followed by award ceremony. IACCT awarded each graduate with a gift packet consisting of a Certificate of Excellence, a book on Hinduism by Swami Bodhananda, Why Do We Do, a book by Dayananda Saraswati, a book on Bhagawad Gita, and a couple of prayer books from Sanatana Dharma Foundation. The program ended with Aarti and special lunch by the sponsoring families. This memorable experience would have not been possible without the coordination and team work by many of the IACCT board members, Panditji, sponsors, and community members. A special thanks to Swami Bodhananda Saraswati for attending the function and blessing the high school graduates, their families, and satsang attendees. The following students from our community have achieved this educational milestone: Suyash Dixit; Vivek Ganapa; Saaketh Medepalli; Urvin Patel; Shephali Raghubanshi; Veeresh Rajendran; Arshi Rawat; Karthik Subramanian; Akanksha Thakur; Saketh Thota; Hrishikesh Vaddineni; and possibly others.
KALAMAZOO COLLEGE AND SEMINARY STUDENTS VISIT IACCT
On May 12th, Elizabeth Candido, Kalamazoo College Chaplain and Office of Religious and Spiritual Life visited IACCT with three of her students, Sarah, Dana, and Leo. They were greeted and given a tour of the temple. Sujatha Krishnamurthy explained to them about the different Hindu festivals, Bal Vikas and its teachings, and all other regular activities that our temple has to offer to the community. They attended the pooja, satsang, and enjoyed the sumptuous lunch prasad. Ben Beaghan, a student of Seminary, visited our temple on May 13th. He had an interesting dialogue with our temple Panditji and Sujatha Krishnamurthy on several topics such as Hinduism, beliefs, and practices. Both Ben and visitors from Kalamazoo College were presented with 2019 IACCT Calendar and a copy of the book on Hinduism by Swami Dayananda Saraswathi.
ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP DRIVE FOR 2019
As you may know, your annual membership dues are an
essential part of operating budget of the temple. Without your membership support, the temple cannot provide
ongoing services for everyone. Annual membership dues pay for one calendar year. For 2019, we have received
memberships from 115 families so far. We are behind the target of 150. Please support the temple by sending a check for your annual taxdeductible membership for 2019.
SATSANG SPONSORSHIPS NEEDED FOR 2019
We are thankful to numerous families who have helped sponsor satsangs and festivals at the temple during 2019. Please support the temple by picking a date from below for sponsoring a satsang during 2019. 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.
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.
For information on Temple Fund Raising Initiative please contact:
Brij Bhargava: (269) 375-6474
*** All donations made to temple are Tax Deductible ***