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Happy, Healthy and prosperous New Year to everyone.

A very special welcome to Shree Hiroo Bhai Patel our New Chair of the Board of trustees. As you know Hiroo bhai has been working  for last ten years with the temple planning and construction committee. He has been temple trustee and devotee for last 30 years.

I would also like to thank our outgoing chair Dr. Madhu Aggarwal for her Extra ordinary work for the temple .

For last seven months Temple has held many successful events with the help of all EC Officers, members and Volunteers. These are the people who give their time and resources in various events and activities in the temple. In December we had senior citizens program which was well attended and a very successful,We had very informative talk on nutrition by Mrs. Shobha Nath, thank you Shobhaji. Thanks Sanjay Mehtaji for 2018 Calendar. Inspite of cold weather We had very successful new year Havan which was well attended and very well executed by EC and volunteers,Thanks to all our priests.  Special thanks to Taj ( Ushaji) for donating food for New Year Havan.Thanks to Lalitji for donating Sound system and Sofa and working hard for removing the snow in the parking lot. Thanks to Dinesh Bhai for getting furnace repairedand working hard for financial reports.. Thanks to Jain Group for donating $15,000 for temple operating expenses. A very special thanks to Anilji, Himanshuji, Sanjayji G and Rajeevji who stood in10 temperature to help for parking. Thanks to Priya Dhar was a leader for recycling the dirty plates, along with Monicaji Jayeshji Parminderji and Sumedhaji. Shivji and Sriji were worked hard for registration. Vibhaji and Rashmiji and Mahenderji worked in Puja and cleaning. Food serving was done by Madhuji V, Ketuji, Priyeshji, Rohiniji,Shubhaji, Hitshesji. Parminderji and Sanjayji ordering volunteers T shirts to remind everyone to become temple member.  We just celebrated Makar Sankrati in which Sunday school children performed the Havan. In-spite of cold weather children flew balloons in the air instead of kites. We just had a very successful Saraswati Puja on Vasant Pachmi  day in the temple in which Puja was performed by the children. Special thanks to all Sunday School volunteers those cooked and cleaned. There were young children Ishan and Sheehan Bansal and Mr. & Mrs. Sanjay Bansal those helped in stuffing the envelopes to mail.  We will be celebrating Maha shivratri on Feb 13th , Holi Ka Dahan and Purnima Katha on March 1st  Holi color on March 3rd, Mata ki Chowki on Mrch 18th,  Cheti Chand on March 18th, Navratri starts on March 18th,  Akhand Ramyan  starts on March 24th, Ram Navmi March 25th, Hanuman Jayanti and Purnima on March 31st.  

As soon as reconstruction work will be finished temple will organize Puja on a large scale called “ Mandir Jirnoddhar Kumbhabhishek” (Punaravardhana Jeernodharana Maha Kumbhabisekam.) We will our Pujya Swamiji to come for this Puja and bless us.

Thank you all.

 

Om Shanti Shanti Shanti

Sarita Singh

 

 

Special Note and humble request

  1. Please renew your membership or trusteeship. You can Renew it online also.

  2. Temple has installed two TV. One in community Hall another in downstairs of the main temple. Reason for these TV’s is that lectures and functions can be seen from anywhere.

  3. Temple Sunday school is in urgent need for Language Teachers (Hindi, Punjabi, Marathi, Gujrati and Bengali). We also need more students. Please register your children and Volunteer your time for this good cause to teach our young children.

  4. Hindu Jain Temple will hold summer camp from July 29th to August 4 th 2018. This Camp will be lot of fun for children, they make new friends, learn religion, culture, dance, music and yoga. There will be outdoor activities as well. Temple invites children as campers and adult Men and women to serve as  Volunteers. For further information contact Camp Director Sanjay Gulati: 412 965-4673 or go to Temple website.

  5. Temple gives scholarship to high school graduating children. Scholarship forms are available on temple website. Decision is made by scholarship committee. Temple has graduation Puja every year. Graduation Puja is held yearly, Jointly by Hindu Jain Temple and S. V. Temple. Both Temples  Alternate the venue in hosting the graduation Puja. This year Hindu Jain Temple will host graduation Puja. Next year it will be hosted by S. V. Temple.

  6. We have started Sunderkand every third Saturday of the month, (Saturday is also Hanumanji’s day).At 2:30.  Monthly Sunderkand is in addition to the Tuesday Sunderkand.

  7. Every month Purnima Katha to conduct in the Temple.  Every Ekadash Shri Vishnu Sahastranaam Stotram is recited.