In This Issue
Support The Temple
Upcoming Events
Sri Swamiji Says
Lord Hanuman Story
Temple Open Hours
 
Monday - Friday
5:30 - 8:30 pm
Aarti: 8:00 pm

Weekends
10:00 am - 8:30 pm
Aarti: 12 noon & 8:00 pm

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Hanuman Chalisa Chanting:
Everyday: 7:45 pm
Weekends: 11:45 am also

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Phone: 866-996-6767
 
Support The Temple

Join the Dollar a Day seva... become a 

Hanuman Setu Bandha! 


Lord Hanuman served as a bridge between Rama and Sita and is praised the world over as Prana deva. It is Sri Hanuman who serves as a Setu (bridge) for our own spiritual growth which will lead to the  culmination of the individual self into the Supreme Almighty. Our beloved  Hanuman is the Sadguru for all seekers and leads us to the state of eternal bliss.

The Hanuman Setu Bandha or Dollar Seva program recognizes that not everyone can bear the large burdens needed to construct the Hanuman  temple.

Just imagine what we can achieve when everyone makes a pledge of $1 or $2 or $3 a day. Many devotees coming together by each giving a little ... makes a lot possible. Lend your support to the Temple through the Dollar Seva program. Choose a level of donation that is right for your family whether it is $1 or more a day or perhaps $1 per family member. All proceeds go directly towards the construction fund and support of Lord Hanuman's Temple.

To make your pledge and for more details, visit the Hanuman Setu Bandha page.

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Thank you for including the Karya Siddhi Hanuman Temple in your charitable giving.
 
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Contributions are tax deductible under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
Community Calendar
DYC will be presenting at the first Hindu Unity Day on the theme of community service or seva.  It will be held on August 8th, Saturday, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Go to the the SDF website for more information.

Temple Contact

12030 Independence Pkwy
Frisco, TX 75035  

(866) 996-6767

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Temple Festivals - 2009
Pay homage to Lord Hanuman in the newly inaugurated Karya Siddhi Hanuman Temple's Hanuman Cultural Center.
  • August 2, Sunday:  
    7:00 pm - Pradosham

  • August 5, Wednesday, Shravana Purnima:
    7:00 - 9:00 am -  Shravana Upaakarma &    Avani Avittam
    7:00 pm - Satyanaraya Vrat
    All are welcome to personally perform the puja. No sponsorship required but please plan to bring fruits and flowers.

  • August 7, Friday: 12 noon - 1:00 pm
    Special Meditation session
    On this day, at 12:34:56pm is a very auspicious time numerologically and for meditation. It is 12th hour - 34th minute - 56th second on the 7th day of the 8th month - 9th year in this millennium. In numerology, it is 1,2,3,4, 5,6,7,8,9.

    Please note: To facilitate this special meditation session, we will be observing silence or revered chanting of the raksha mantra. Please help maintain the serene atmosphere on this special occasion.

  • August 13, Thursday:
    6:00 pm - Anaghastami Vrat All are welcome to personally perform the puja. No sponsorship required but please plan to bring fruits and flowers.
    7:00 pm - Sri Krishnashtami

  • August 17, Monday:
    7:00 pm - Pradosham

  • August 23, Sunday - August 31, Monday:
    Maha Ganapati Navaratri Celebrations
    Full details of the all day programs are on the Temple website.

Devotees may bring fruits, flowers and offerings of saatvic prasad (no onion/garlic) during these events. To join in regular seva for the temple, please send anemail to Seva@DallasHanuman.Org.

Bala Datta 2009-2010

Bala Datta classes will begin the next school year session on
Sunday, August 30, 2009.
Sri Swamiji Says

Jaya Guru Datta is a common greeting we use when we meet each other. It is a wonderful greeting which has a deep inner meaning.

Jaya means Victory
Guru represents knowledge
Datta means a gift, sacrifice, self surrender.

It implies self less service. It implies that work is worship. It means surrendering to Paramatman who is Nirvikara (Unwavering). This surrender is possible only through commitment. The phrase Jaya Guru Datta radiates victory, knowledge and bliss. 

Lord Hanuman Story

In the last newsletter, we celebrated the marriage of Lord Hanuman with Surya's daughter, the brilliant Suvarchala, after which the newlyweds retired to the Gandhamadana mountain to perform penance while abiding by strict celibacy.
 
While the divine couple was immersed in their penance, various devotees came to Gandhamadana and to perform seva. One such devotee offered a camel as a vahana for Lord Hanuman. Though Sri Hanuman had no need for this vehicle, he accepted the offering to please and bless the devotee. Meanwhile, Lord Hanuman also took another form as an ordinary vanara to serve and care for his parents in Kishkinda.

Around the same time, Vali and Sugreev were engrossed in deep penance and were blessed with powers by the Celestials.  Since Vali's penance was more severe, he was blessed with a unique boon - that he would gain half of his opponent's strength in any battle!

In time, the great vanara King Ruksharajasa died. As his adopted eldest son, Vali was crowned the new king while Sugreev became the crown prince.  Both Vali and Sugreev requested Hanuman to be their prime minister.  Hanuman agreed and guided the kingdom with dharmic conduct and wisdom. Following Sri Hanuman's advice, the empire grew considerably.

To protect his vast kingdom, Vali defeated many vanara and demon enemies. After defeating one such enemy, the evil demon Dundubhi, Vali threw the body onto the nearby Rushyamuka mountain. Sage Matanga's ashram was located on that very mountain and was desecrated by Vali's reckless act. The Sage noted Vali's pride and placed a curse on him. If Vali ever sets foot on Rushyamuka mountain, his head would explode into a thousand pieces! From that day on, Vali avoided Rushyamuka for fear of his life.

Being a king has many challenges. Another time, Vali fought with a huge demon called Mayavi. Both were evenly match and in the course of the battle, Vali backed him into a cave. After many days of non-stop fighting, a stream of blood flowed out of the cave. Sugreev and the other vanaras called fervently for Vali. But Vali did not answer nor did he return.  Thinking that Mayavi had defeated even the great Vali, everyone decided to block the cave's entrance to prevent the demon from coming out.

They returned home with heavy hearts and relayed the news to Vali's Queen, Tara. Though they were all in mourning, a kingdom cannot remain kingless. King Vali's eldest son, Angada, was still a minor so the ministers approached Prince Sugreev to accept the crown.  But Sugreev, still entrenched in grief, flatly refused.  It fell to Hanuman to help him realize his duties as Prince.  Per the vanara code of righteous conduct, a younger brother must take up his elder brother's kingdom and take responsibility for any surviving family as his own, if there is no eligible heir among his children. Hanuman patiently explained to Sugreev the ramifications and pitfalls if he continued his refusal to take up the crown.

Sugreev accepted the kingship and took Vali's family as his own. He also made Angada the crown prince. This dispelled any question of any future children of Sugreev making a claim to the crown. The first successor to the crown was clear - it would be Prince Angada.  This first act of King Sugreev pleased both the elders and Queen Tara.
 
Will be continued...
Thank you for supporting the Hanuman Temple. Come and take Lord Hanuman's darshan in the wonderful Hanuman Cultural Center.
 
Jai Hanuman!
 
Sincerely,
Karya Siddhi Hanuman Temple Team