Temple Festivals

Major Festivals celebrated at Sri Ranganatha Temple, Pomona, New York

The Temple follows the Visishtadvaita Philosophy as given by Bhagavad Sri Ramanujacharya, as elaborated by Sri NigamAntha Maha Desika and as currently followed by the Jeers of Sri Ahobila Mutt, India. ALL devotees, irrespective of their birth or current status have an equal opportunity to reach the Lotus Feet of the Lord in Sri Vaikuntham (Moksham) by following the path of SaraNagathi, or Absolute Surrender to Lord Sriman Narayana.

All festivals conducted by the Temple are in strict accordance with the Temple philosophy and traditions. These elaborate festivals are conducted in a very grand manner (some have likened these events to events conducted at the DivyaDesams in India) and there is active and loving participation by thousands of devotees who are constantly drawn to the Divine Beauty and Splendor of the Divya Dampathi who beckon the devotees to surrender at their Lotus Feet.

To navigate to individual festivals click on the links below:

Temple News Letter

November 20, 2018

Dear Devotee,

There is no time more fitting to say THANK YOU for your trust and confidence in Sri Ranganatha Temple (SRT). Our SRT family would like to express its heartfelt appreciation for your continued support and generosity. On behalf of the board, staff and volunteers, we wish you and your loved ones a very happy Thanksgiving and joyful holiday season.

May Lord Ranganatha and Mahaa Lakshmi shower their blessings on you and your family.

Very truly yours

S. Ram Nagubandi


Board of Trustees


November 10, 2018

Dear Devotee and Member                                                                                                                         

You have experienced world-renowned religious experience- delivered with compassion by extraordinary priests of Sri Ranganatha Temple. Recently one of the devotees said “I get the feeling and satisfaction when I visit Sri Ranganatha Temple that I never experienced visiting any other temple in the world. I truly believe God really exists in this temple”. We would like you to experience the same feeling visiting Ranganatha Temple.

Whether it was personal attention you received from highly skilled priests, the vast knowledge and religious expertise of Sri Krishna Desika Yata Jeeyar Swamy (skdyjswamy@gmail.com), or a reassuring smile, a satisfying free prasadam and encouraging word of fellow devotee or a volunteer-we hope that your experience with the temple was positive. You can send Jeeyar Swamy for any request of your requirements or doubts about any part of our religion and private religious consultation.

At Sri Ranganatha Temple, devotees are at the center of everything we do, and it means so much to everyone at the Temple when we hear about your outstanding devotion you received. Lord Ranganatha and Mahaa Lakshmi does not discriminate based on your ability to donate and pay for Aarathi. God treats everyone equally whether you are rich or poor. That is why we do not charge you for Aarathi or Puja at our temple and we strive to treat everyone equally. We strongly believe in that and we also offer free food (Prasadam) to all. We believe that the Temple belongs to you and you and your family are partners in caring-a way that you can personally honor those people (Priests or volunteers) who made a difference to you and your family.

If you encountered someone who made your experience special, please take a moment to let us know. Make a donation today and we will send a note to the priest, volunteer, board member, or other staff to acknowledge their excellence and thank them on your behalf.

Your support will not only bring well-deserved recognition and joy to one of our priests, volunteer or staff but it will help to ensure that other devotees experience the same high-quality attention as you did.

With warm regards,

S. Ram Nagubandi


Board of Trustees



Vasthra-SamarpaNam to Lord Sri-Krishna & Sri Venkateswara on Their Tiru-Nakshatrams (Birthdays)

Vasthra-SamarpaNam to Lord Sri-Krishna & Sri Venkateswara on Their Tiru-Nakshatrams (Birthdays) on Aug 23rd &/or on Oct 8th, 2019

How to Sponsor Vasthra-SamarpaNam :

  1. Temple will Provide Exclusive Fine-Silk Piithaambarams for both Occassions.

  2. If you want to Sponsor, please send a e-mail to secretary@ranganatha.org

  3. Cut-Off Date to send e-mail to Sponsor Sri-Krishna Vasthram is 4 PM, on August 22.

  4. Cut-Off Date for e-mail to Sponsor Sri-Venkateswara Vasthram is 4 PM, on October 7.

  5. Lucky Sponsor picked by Open Lottery on Aug 23rd at 10 PM and at 10 AM on Oct 8.

  6. All Sponsors must be present at Temple and only the 2 Lucky Sponsors donate $5,001=

  7. Lucky Sponsors will get Bhagavaan’s Sesha-Vasthram & Sri-Mahaa-Lakshmi’s Saree.

  8. Abhishekam Sponsorship and Special Prasadam included for Lucky Sponsors. 


Devotees who sponsored any event at Sri Ranganatha Temple are all Very Prosperous.

As always, we can sponsor Abhishekam, Anna-Dhaanam, KalyaaNam, KalyaaNam-Garlands, Flowers & Tulasi and Homam  on  -  " YATHA-SAKTI " basis - whatever we can and whenever we wish to Donate - Whole-Heartedly, is Welcome - be that $11= or $108= or $251= or $501= or $1,001= or $5,001= or $10,001= or any amount we can afford to donate - like a hand-full of Flattened-Rice offered by Sri Kuchela to the Supreme Lord Sri-Krishna)

Sri-Maha-Lakshmi’s Navaratri Celebrations



KalyaaNaanaam avikala niDhi: kaapi kaaruNya siimaa

nithyaa modhaa Nigama vachasaam mouLi Mandhaara maalaa -

sampath-dhivyaa MaDhu-Vijayina: sanniDhaththaam sadhaa me

saishaa dhevi sakala bhuvana praarThanaa Kaama-Dhenu:



   Sept 29th

10:00 am    Sri-Mahaa-Lakshmi Abhishekam, followed by Anugna, Vishvaksena Aradhana,    Punyahavachanam, Kalasa-Sthapana, Asta-Lakshmi Avahana, and  Veda-Divya-Prabandha thodakkam begins


   From Sept 29th to Oct 6th

10:00 am    Kumbha Aradhana & Sri-Mantra japam
05:00 pm    Special Alankaram, Saayam-Aradhana, Sahasra-namaarchana, Sri-Stuti, Unjal-Seva


   Oct 6th: Mahar-Navami

05:00 pm    Sri Maha-Lakshmi Homam, PuurNaahuthi, Mahaa- Kumbha Prokshana, Saatrumurai & Utsava-Samaapthi   (Conclusion)


   Oct 7th: Vijaya-DaSami

10:00 am

   Sri Ranganatha Utsavar Thirumanjanam 

05:00 pm    Aayudha Puuja, Hayagriiva Aaraadhana and Akshara-Abhyasam for All children