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Temple Festivals
 
Festivals in the Temple in July, 2009:  
  • July 3, Friday: Inaugural puja in the Hanuman
    Temple's Cultural Center / Community Hall 

 July 3rd - July 12th: See special section below on the
Hanuman Mahotsav & Guru Purnima Celebrations

  • July 4, Saturday: Pradosham & Rudrabhisheka
  • July 15, Wednesday: Anaghastami
  • July 19, Sunday: Pradosham & Rudrabhisheka
  • July 31, Friday: Vara Lakshmi vratham

Please note that temple events and Mahotsav events may be occurring at the same time in different venues.

Please join in the daily chanting of the Hanuman Chalisa at 6:45 pm. The event pujas above will start at 7:00 pm.  Devotees may bring fruits, flowers and offerings of saatvic prasad (no onion/garlic) during these events.

Guru Purnima & Hanuman Mahotsav:  July 3-12, 2009
 
For the 9 day celebrations (July 3-12), we are honored to welcome Sri Ganapathi Sachchidananda Swamiji to the Karya Siddhi Hanuman Temple in Frisco (DFW area).
 
Highlights of the celebrations include:
  • July 3: Inauguration of the Temple Community Hall
  • July 4: Hanuman Raga Sagara music concert at the famous Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth
  • July 5-6: Symphony of Yoga for Wellness and Rejuvenation - world famous doctors, healers, dieticians, and yoga leaders on one stage
  • July 9-12: Gnana Nada Bhakti ("Gna-Na-Bha") Yoga conference
  • Discourses on Hanuman

Special Pujas, Abhisekas & Homas are scheduled as below, please check DallasHanuman.com for timings, venue details and any updates on the schedule:

  • July 3: Vaastu Homa, Ganapati & Sri Chakra puja*
  • July 4: Hanuman Homa, Hanuman Abhisekam
  • July 5: Ganapati Homa, Sri Chakra puja*
  • July 6: Rudrabhisekam, Sri Chakra puja*
  • July 7: Guru Purnima Celebrations
  • July 8: Vishnu sahasranama, Pavana Sukta Parayana, Sri Chakra puja*, Sita Ramayana Kalyana
  • July 9: Dattatreya Homa, Naga Prathisthapana, Sri Chakra puja*
  • July 10: Gayatri Homa, Naga Prathisthapana, Saraswati Puja, Sri Chakra Puja*
  • July 11: Navagraha Homa, Hanuman Abhisekam, Anagha vratam, Sri Chakra Puja*
  • July 12: Ganapati Homa, Sri Chakra Puja*

* Performed by HH Sri Swamiji and followed with discourse and bhajans.

Personal Message from Sri Swamiji
 

Jai Guru Datta. Sri Guru Datta.

 

From July 3rd to July 12th, with the blessings of Lord Dattatreya, there are three extraordinary events happening in the Dallas area.   These events are a gift from Lord Dattatreya specifically for Dallas, especially for Hanuman Devotees and music lovers. 

 

The inauguration of the Cultural Center also known as the Community Hall at the Karya Siddhi Hanuman Temple has been scheduled for July 3rd.  I am very happy that the Community Hall will be used for sharing our culture with children during the Bala Datta classes.  The Bala Datta kids are being taught about the Hindu Dharma and more so Human Dharma, which will provide moral support to the little ones.   This was the key reason for building the Cultural Center. This center is for children, parents, and the public in general to learn and practice our cherished traditions, customs and values.

 

Guru Purnima is a very auspicious occasion and comes on July 7th this year.   Guru Purnima celebrates Guru Parampara and Tattvam (Guru lineage and philosophy). This started when Sri Maha Vishnu came as Vyasa Maharishi and brought forth the Vedas and Upanishads. 

These Vedas and Upanishads contain tenets about the human nature, behavior of humans and nature, and secrets for liberation. The Upanishads don't just talk about one religion or one dharma. They are related to all dharmas.   For having introduced the holy Vedas and Upanishads to the world, we honor Sri Vyasa Maharishi and celebrate Guru Purnima. 
 

Guru Purnima is about remembering and offering prayers to one's Guru per their traditions.   This is the main significance of Guru Purnima.   Guru Purnima is being celebrated by people in US, Europe, India and Caribbean.   The Guru Purnima in Dallas is being celebrated and attended by devotees of Lord Dattatreya, Lord Hanuman, Lord Ganesha, and Lord Subramanya, Lord Shiva, Lord Vishnu and Mother Goddess.  So everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend.

 

The next event is the Hanuman Raaga Sagara, the Music for Healing and Meditation Concert.  Lord Hanuman is well known for his Naada (music) and

sermonized the connection between Bhakti and Naada to the humanity. If we look at the Sundarakanda in the holy Ramayana, with just his own Nada bhakti, Lord Hanuman searched and helped trace Mother Sita. 

 

These Vedas and Upanishads contain tenets about the human nature, behavior of humans and nature, and secrets for liberation. The Upanishads don't just talk about one religion or one dharma. They are related to all dharmas.   For having introduced the holy Vedas and Upanishads to the world, we honor Sri Vyasa Maharishi and celebrate Guru Purnima. 
 

Guru Purnima is about remembering and offering prayers to one's Guru per their traditions.   This is the main significance of Guru Purnima.   Guru Purnima is being celebrated by people in US, Europe, India and Caribbean.   The Guru Purnima in Dallas is being celebrated and attended by devotees of Lord Dattatreya, Lord Hanuman, Lord Ganesha, and Lord Subramanya, Lord Shiva, Lord Vishnu and Mother Goddess.  So everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend.

 

The next event is the Hanuman Raaga Sagara, the Music for Healing and Meditation Concert.  Lord Hanuman is well known for his Naada (music) and

sermonized the connection between Bhakti and Naada to the humanity. If we look at the Sundarakanda in the holy Ramayana, with just his own Nada bhakti, Lord Hanuman searched and helped trace Mother Sita. 

He is also known as the ultimate achiever (harbinger of Karya Siddhi) and helps others achieve their goals. Success in one's goals, studies, business, health, spiritual upliftment, and strengthening Guru-Disciple relationship can be obtained through Lord Hanuman's Mantra.  A temple for such a great Lord Hanuman is being constructed in Dallas for the benefit of the devotees.    In Lord Hanuman's name, Sri Swamiji will be blessing everyone in Dallas with Hanuman Raaga Saagara Healing and Meditation concert on July 4th.
 
Recently on his 100th country tour, Swamiji performed the healing concert in Singapore. This program was broadcast on live television to devotees in 150 countries.  There are many lakhs of people who are reaping the benefits of listening to these wonderful Nada (healing) concerts daily.  Everyone should take this opportunity to attend this a wonderful Music Healing program on July 4th at Bass Hall in Fort Worth.  Sri Swamiji especially invites the Bala Datta kids and their parents to attend this healing concert.

 

Overall there are three programs in the Dallas area: 

  • Community Hall /Cultural Center Inauguration at the Hanuman Temple - July 3rd
  • Hanuman Raaga Saagara - Music for Healing and Meditation Concert - July 4th
  • Guru Purnima & Hanuman Mahotsav Celebrations - July 3rd - 12th

There are all excellent programs in Dallas that no one should miss.  Do make every effort to attend.

 

Jai Guru Datta. Sri Guru Datta.

 
Lord Hanuman Story

In the last newsletter, we learned that Lord Surya's was unable to bear his brilliance and decided to leave their home. Having created a double of herself named Chaaya Devi whom she left in charge, Sanjna Devi left for her parents' home.
 
Sanjna Devi told her father, Vishwakarma, of her problem and refused to return to her husband's home.  But her parents were insistent that she try to resolve her marital issues and kept requesting her to return.  To get some relief from them, Sanjna Devi changed herself into a mare one day and began performing penance in the forest. 

Lord Surya was unaware of all this.   He and Chaaya Devi had two sons Shani and Savarni  and a daughter named Tapati.   Shani became the planet Saturn while Savarni bacame a manu.   Tapati, a very chaste and beautiful maiden, was married to King Samvarana.  It is their son, Kuru, from whom the Pandavas and Kauravas of Mahabharata fame are descended. 

Gradually Chaaya Devi started mistreating Sanjna Devi's children.   Witnessing this, Lord Surya realized that she was not Sanjna Devi, his wife.   At once, he started searching for her.    He recognized his wife as a mare and changed himself to a horse.   From this union, the Ashwini Devatas (twins) were born to them.    Sanjna Devi explained to Lord Surya that the intensity of his heat made life at home unbearable.   Hearing this Lord Surya called a conference of all the celestials and requested their help to solve this problem. 

His father-in-law, the celestial architect and engineer, Vishwakarma invented a machine capable of sawing off some of Lord Surya's brilliance.    From the shavings and dust, Vishwakarma made Lord Vishnu's Chakra (disc); Lord Shiva's Trisula (trident) and conches for the Asta Vasus (eight special celestials).  Finally, from Lord Surya's Varchas (luminescence) was born a daughter named Suvarchala, whose beauty and grace astonished even the celestials.
 
With his heat now reduced, Sanjna devi could now return to stay with him.  Suvarchala took an oath of celibacy and was ever engaged in penance.   But Surya wanted her to get married and not affect her vows adversely.