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WASHINGTON KALI TEMPLE
SHIVA SHAKTI MANDIR
16126 New Columbia Pike, Burtonsville, MD 20866
www.kalitemple-washington.org
Phone: 301 476 8152

UPCOMING MAJOR EVENTS – January – February, 2010



Spiritual Journey at the Washington Kali Temple

continues with the worship of Goddess of Learnig

Ma Saraswati

on ACTUAL PANCHAMI TITHI DAY



January 15, 2010, FRIDAY

7:00 PM – AMAVASYA TITHI KALI PUJA

Individual Puja Offerings, Anjali, Arati and Bhog



January 16, 2010, SATURDAY

12:00 PM – CELEBRATION OF AMAVSYA TITHI KALI PUJA

Individual Puja Offerings, Anjali, Arati and Bhog



January 17, 2010, SUNDAY

12:00 PM – SPECIAL SHIVA DURGA PUJA

Anjali, Arati, Bhog





JANUARY 20, 2010, WEDNESDAY

11:00 AM

TITHI SARASWATI  PUJA

Individual Puja Offerings,

12:30 PM Hatey Khori, Anjali, Arati



7:30 PM – SPECIAL PUJA, HATEY KHORI, ANJALI, ARATI

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JANUARY 23, 2010, SATURDAY

 TITHI SARASWATI PUJA CELEBRATION

11:00 AM – 12:00 Noon

Hatey Khori, Puja, Anjali, Arati, Prasad

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Hatey Khori, Anjali, Arati, Bhog distribution





JANUARY 24, 2019, SUNDAY

12:0 PM – SPECIAL KALI PUJA

Individual offerings, Anjali, Arati, Bhog



JANUARY 30, SATURDAY

12:00 PM – PURNIMA TITHI SATYANARAYAN PUJA

!ndividual offerings, Anjali, Arati, Bhog



JANUARY 31, 2010, SUNDAY

12:00 PM – SPECIAL KALI PUJA

Individual Puja Offerings, Anjali, Arati, Bhog

February 6, 2010, Saturday

11:00 AM – MONTHLY DEVOTIONAL BHAJAN /PRAYER

12:00 PM - SPECIAL KALI PUJA

Individual Puja Offerings, Anjali, Arati and Bhog



February 7, 2010, SUNDAY

12:00 PM -SPECIAL SHIVA DURGA PUJA

Individual Puja Offerings, Anjali, Arati , Bhog



February 12, 2010,  Friday

7:00 PM – SHIVARATRI BRATA – SHIVA PUJA

Individual Puja offerings, Anjali, Arati, Bhog

9:00 PM – 6:00 AM – CONTINUOUS BHAJAN



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February 13, 2010,  Saturday

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM – CELEBRATION OF SHIVARATRI

12:00 PM  AMAVASYA TITHI KALI PUJA

Individual Puja offerings, Anjali, Arati, Bhog



February 14, 2010, Sunday

12:00 PM SPECIAL SHIVA AND DURGA PUJA

Individual Puja offerings, Anjali, Arati, Bhog



February 20, 2010, Saturday

12:00 PM – SPECIAL KALI PUJA

Individual Puja offerings,Anjali, Arati, Bhog



February 21, 2010, Sunday

1:00 PM - Special RADHA KRISHNA PUJA

Individual Puja offerings, Anjali, Arati and Bhog



February 27, 2010, Saturday

12:00 PM – SPECIAL KALI PUJA

Anjali, Arati, Bhog



February 28, 2010, SUNDAY

12:00 PM – DOL PURNIMA TITHI SATYA NARAYAN PUJA

INDIVIDUAL OFFERINGS, ANJALI, ARATI

BHOG at 1:30 PM

Saraswati: Goddess of Knowledge & Arts

Saraswati, the goddess of knowledge and arts, represents the free flow of wisdom and consciousness. She is the mother of the Vedas, and chants to her, called the 'Saraswati Vandana' often begin and end Vedic lessons.

Saraswati is the daughter of Lord Shiva and Goddess Durga. It is believed that goddess Saraswati endows human beings with the powers of speech, wisdom and learning. She has four hands representing four aspects of human personality in learning: mind, intellect, alertness and ego. She has sacred scriptures in one hand and a lotus – the symbol of true knowledge – in the second.

With her other two hands she plays the music of love and life on a string instrument called the veena. She is dressed in white – the symbol of purity – and rides on a white swan – symbolizing Sattwa Guna or purity and discrimination. Saraswati is also a prominent figure in Buddhist iconography - the consort of Manjushri.

The learned and the erudite attach greater importance to the worship of goddess Saraswati. As a practice, only educated people worship her for knowledge and wisdom. They believe that only Saraswati can grant them 'moksha' - the final liberation of the soul.

Saraswati's birthday - Vasant Panchami - is a Hindu festival celebrated every year on the 5th day of the bright fortnight of the lunar month of Magha. Hindus celebrate this festival with great fervor in temples, homes and educational institutions.

The following prayer is recited on this day:

"May Goddess Saraswati,
who is fair like the jasmine-colored moon,
and whose pure white garland is like frosty dew drops;
who is adorned in radiant white attire,
on whose beautiful arm rests the veena,
and whose throne is a white lotus;
who is surrounded and respected by the Gods, protect me.
May you fully remove my lethargy, sluggishness, and ignorance."

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