September 2015 Events at Thulasi

Jai Nandalala!!!

Please see the list of activities planned for the month of September 2015 at Thulasi. Please mark your calendars and show your full support by your participation.

Venue
“Thulasi”
3405 Cabrillo Ave.
Santa Clara, CA 95051

Special Activities Exclusive for the month of September 2015

  • Saturday, September 5th from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM: Janmashtami celebrations at Thulasi
    • Devotees can bring their children dressed like Krishna/Radha and get special gifts. Devotees will have a chance to cradle pull baby Krishna, churn butter in a mud pot, and listen to storytelling for the kids at the top of every hour.
    • Devotees can bring their own prasad and offer to Lord Krishna and keep it for distribution
  • Wednesday, September 16th from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM: Ganesh Chathurthi
    • Devotees can offer Ganapathy slokams during Thulasi temple hours.
  • Wednesday, September 23rd: Shri Akka’s 75th Star Birthday Celebration (Utthrashada Nakshatra)
    • 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM – Thulasi will be open. Activities include Shri Amma’s padhuka abhishekam, rangoli decoration, chanting, Children’s program, potluck dinner. The details are listed below. Due to traffic considerations, activities are planned from 7 PM, but you may visit anytime from 5 PM.
    • 7:00 PM – A specific rangoli design will be available on a wooden board. Devotees can bring flowers, and help decorate and complete the rangoli. Please plan to bring flowers for this and the puja. The completed rangoli will be offered at the end of chanting. ( Devotees can come and offer flower rangoli at Thulasi. Devotees are requested to bring flowers and offer the rangoli – delete)
    • 7:00 PM onwards until 8:00 PM – Abhishekam to Pujyashri Akka’s padhukas. All devotees can offer milk to Shri AMMA’s padhukas and then join the chanting.
    • 7:15 PM to 8:30 PM – Lalitha Sahasranamam chanting followed by Thrisadhi and Shri Akhilandeshwari slokam chanting followed by maha aarthi.
    • 8:30 PM – Cultural activities by children of Nandalala Mission Children’s Club (TBD). Will be confirmed mid-September.
    • 8:45 PM onwards – Dinner (potluck). Please contact Smt. Shyamala Ramakrishnan for potluck menu details at (408) 498-1604.
  • Saturday, September 26th: Homams conducted on the occasion of Shri Akka’s 75th birthday
    • 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM – Ganapathy, Navagraha, Ayush, and Mrithunjaya homam.
      • Interested devotees are requested to contact Shri Ramakrishnan and Smt. Shyamala Ramakrishnan at 408 498 1604 or parijath@gmail.com with your Gothram, Name and Nakshatram/Rasi details. Sankalpam amount is $101/- per family. Family includes (husband/wife and children).
    • 11:00 AM onwards – Lunch (potluck). Please contact Smt. Shyamala Ramakrishnan for potluck menu details at(408) 498-1604.

Monthly Activities for September 2015

  • Sunday, September 6th – Ganapathy Homam
    • If you are interested in performing the Ganapathy Homam, please contact Shri Ramakrishnan mama or Smt. Shyamala Ramakrishnan for more details. Sponsorship is $201 per family.
  • Thursday, September 10th – Maasa Sivarathiri
    • Rudram Chanting will begin at 7:00 PM. Post-Vishnu Sahasranamam chanting will begin at 6:30 PM.
  • Friday, September 11th – Lalitha Sahasranamam Chanting
    • Lalitha Sahasranamam chanting will begin at 7:00 PM.

Weekly Activities for September 2015

  • Vishnu Sahasranamam Chanting (every Thursday) at 6:30 PM
    • 9/3, 9/10, 9/17, 9/24
  • Rudram Chanting (every Monday) at 7:00 PM
    • 9/7, 9/14, 9/21, 9/28