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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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.

BAL VIKAS GROUP PERFORMANCE ON NAND MAHOTSAV FESTIVAL
Tuesday, August 19
August 19th, Shri Krishna Nand Mahotsav was celebrated at IACCT. The sponsors and festival attendees had a fabulous surprise treat from Bal Vikas Group. About 20 children from three to twelve years of age, enacted ten scenes from the popular TV serial Mahabharata by B.R.Chopra. It included the birth of Shri Krishna and the childhood Krishna Leela. Our special thanks are due to Pratima Kotekal and Poonam Lohmor for orchestrating the artful production, and organizing rehearsals. Srinivas Kotekal and many volunteer parents designed and constructed a stage on time for the program and also for future use. Srinivas Kotekal also captured all the amazing moments through his camera and a video of the whole colorful program. Many thanks to all the volunteer parents for helping with costumes and collecting props for the skit. It was a grand production put together by the group for the community on this special day. For those who missed the program Photos of the Janmashtami Play are available at following link: Photos
Youtube Video of the play is available at following link Youtube Link


SPECIAL FUND-RAISING TO HELP VICTIMS OF FLOODING IN TEXAS
TROPICAL STORM HARVEY
We all have been watching with horror the tragedy that hit Texas Gulf Coast. Tropical Storm Harvey has caused unprecedented flooding over several cities in Texas including Houston, Corpus Christi and many others. Thousands and thousands of families have been rescued from their flooded homes and are temporarily housed in shelters. It is a national tragedy of untold proportions. We as a nation have the best of resources available at our disposal. Nevertheless, it will take a long time to completely recover from this disaster. Tragedy like this tests our character as a community and our empathy for fellow citizens and human beings. We hope you will consider supporting Texas flood relief efforts. There are tons of ways to contribute – none better than a community’s resolve to help collectively. The Indo American Cultural Center & Temple (IACCT), on behalf of its community expresses the grief felt by this great tragedy. Our hearts go out for everyone affected by such a devastating disaster. Our prayers and thoughts are with all of the families impacted by this tragedy. IACCT is establishing a Harvey Relief Fund specifically to help the victims of this disaster. We are requesting you to donate generously for this great humanitarian cause. Please write your checks to IACCT and mention Harvey Relief in the memo area. Please mail your checks to: IACCT, 2002 Ramona Avenue, Portage, MI 49002. You may also personally give your checks to any of the IACCT Board members or drop them in the Donation Box at the temple. We plan to distribute all of the money collected for this cause through American Red Cross or other nationally recognized relief agencies

GANESHA CHATURTHI FESTIVAL - Conclusion
Anant Chaturdashi - September 5, 2017
Ganesha Chaturthi Festival continues with Ganesha pooja every evening from August 26 through September 4 beginning at 6:30 PM. The Ganesha festival will conclude with Anant Chaturdashi pooja and celebration followed by dinner prasadam on Tuesday, September 5


SHARADEEYA NAVARATRI CELEBRATION and VIJAYA DASHMI
Thursday Sept 21 - Saturday Sep 30
Thursday, September 21, 2017
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Kalash Sthapana
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Durga Pooja, Chandi Path (reading by Panditji)

Friday, September 22 – Friday, September 29, Everyday
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Chandi Path (reading by Panditji)

Saturday, September 30, 2017
Vijaya Dashmi / Dushera Celebration
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Pooja; Archana and Bhajans
8:30 PM Arati, Dinner Prasadam

EDUCATIONAL LECTURE SERIES
We are planning to start an educational lecture series to cover various health related topics each month. We plan to continue this series as long as there is enough interest in the community. We are considering some topics initially, but welcome other topics which you may be interested in. Please call Brij Bhargava (269-271-2735) or any other board member to suggest other topics. Arun Tandon is scheduled for two presentations in September. Our goal is to cover a new topic each month. Several physicians from the community, who are leaders in their medical specialty, have agreed to participate in this educational lecture series for everyone’s benefit. Here are some suggested topics under consideration: 1. Just headache or a tumor?,
2. Blood pressure - a silent killer,
3. Depression - you don't have to suffer alone,
4. Gas or is it a heart attack?,
5. Diabetes - why should I worry about it?

Arun Tandon will be presenting two talks on September 14 and 21 with questions and answers, at IACCT, lower level, as follows:
“Solving the puzzle of weight loss – once for all!! Simple solutions – fast results by Arun Tandon
Thursday, September 14, 2017 7:30 PM
“Preventing and slowing the progression of diabetes and heart disease by Arun Tandon,
Thursday, September 21, 2017 7:30 PM
Arun Tandon is a licensed pharmacist who has been practicing 'compassionate care' for almost 30 years in the Portage area. He has a special interest in Ayurveda, yoga and pranayama, and has also received a certificate in nutrition from Cornell University. His extensive knowledge of the human body/mind relationship, positive and negative impacts of medicine on the human body, and his simple, yet powerful and holistic approach towards health makes him a great teacher. He has been awarded the "Preceptor of the Year" award by Ferris State University, School of pharmacy. He has lectured at several universities, institutions, and nursing homes. Arun is well regarded and recognized for his humility and love for humanity. Arun has helped several patients get off their diabetes medications including insulin for Type 2 diabetes, and subscribes to the philosophy of taking the least amount of medications to stay healthy.


SATSANG SPONSORSHIPS NEEDED
FOR 2017
We are thankful to numerous families who have helped sponsor satsangs and festivals at the temple during 2016. Please support the temple by sponsoring a satsang during 2017. Please use the chart at the temple to fill in your names to sponsor or call one of the Board Members.

ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP AND FUNDRAISING DRIVE
FOR 2017
You will be receiving our annual membership and fundraising drive letters with the 2017 Calendar. Please support the temple by sending a check for your annual tax- deductible membership for 2017, as well as donation in any amount to take advantage of the year-end income tax deductions.

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 ***