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

Chair

Board of Trustees

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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

Chair

Board of Trustees

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A RESPONSE TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS YEAR'S (2020) ELECTION PROCESS. 


WE MUST RECEIVE YOUR RESPONSE BY APRIL 30, 2020 TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS YEAR'S ELECTION. ALL FORMS RECEIVED AFTER THE DEAD LINE WILL BE REJECTED. 

Per our Bylaws Paragraph 2.1 d reads as follows: 

Determination of Voting Members: Every year, between February 1, and March 30, a written communication, either by first class mail or email, shall be sent to voting members address as shown in Temple records to confirm if they wish to continue as voting members and members. Members who elect not to continue as voting members and members from whom no response is received within 30 days from mailing shall be removed as voting members.

Each life member must file this form. All fully paid life-members of the same family must file individually and if only one form is filed, then only one voter is allowed to participate in the election. 

I am a fully paid life member/donor/benefactor of Sri Ranganatha Temple. I would like to participate in this year's election and elect the trustee (s). My full details are as follows. 

Name: Last ____________________________________ First____________________________

Address: _______________________________________________________________________ 

_______________________________________________________________________________

Home Phone # ____________________________ Cell #: ________________________________

Email address: (required)___________________________________________________________

I promise to follow the rules of the temple and exercise my right as a voter in this year's election.

Date: ___________________ ______________________________________ 

Signature of the Life Member/Donor/Benefactor

You can download additional copies of this form from our website (ranganatha.org) and fill out and email it as an attachment to srtlms@ranganatha.org or mail this filled out form to following address:

Sri Ranganatha Temple, P.O. Box 3300, Pomona, NY 10970

No other form of delivery will be accepted


NOTICE TO ALL PATRONS OF SRI RANGANATHA TEMPLE


Dear Devotees,

TO MINIMIZE THE SPREAD OF CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY TEMPLE IS CLOSED TO GENERAL PUBLIC AND DEVOTEES

OUR RELIGIOUS SERVICES WILL BE BROADCAST ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE

THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING.

Board of Trustees

 


SRT - Fund Appeal


 

Ways to donate:  

  • Mail a check to: Sri Ranganatha Temple, 8 Ladentown Road, Pomona NY 10970
  • Call the Temple at 845-364-9790 EXTN 101 to donate with Credit-Card


AGM (ANNUAL GENERAL BODY) MEETING Notice


AGM (ANNUAL GENERAL BODY) MEETING Notice

Greetings.

Coronavirus (Covid-19) continues to dominate headlines with news of its spread and potential new cases in the United States and New York. While we are uncertain of how this outbreak will affect the operations of Sri Ranganatha Temple, Board of Trustees shall make a decision, as we get closer to AGM, and inform you in case we need to postpone or cancel the meeting. Please refer to our website (www.ranganatha.org) as we get closer to AGM.

In accordance with the by-laws, the Board of Trustees (BOT) will be conducting the Annual General Body (AGM) meeting along with members' annual lunch on Sunday, May 24. 2020 from 12 noon to 2:00 PM at Sri Ranganatha Temple, 8 Ladentown Road, Pomona, NY 10970. Please accept this invitation and attend to make it a success and let your voice be heard in making the Temple a better place.

This is the only official notification of AGM along with the proposed agenda of the meeting, shall be sent all life members. Any member would like to include any topic for discussion at AGM meeting, please send your suggestions, in writing, to the Secretary (secretary@ranganatha.org) or mail to Sri Ranganatha Temple, P O Box 3300, Pomona, NY 10970, no later than May 7, 2020. All suggestions received in time will be considered by BOT for their appropriateness and may be included in the agenda. The final agenda will be posted on our website (www.ranganatha.org) at a later date on or prior to May 17, 2020.  In addition, if any member would like to make any changes to temple By-laws, please send your proposed changes, in writing, to the secretary (secretary@ranganatha.org) by April 30, 2020 for consideration.  

This is also the official notice for elections of new trustees that will become vacant on the day of our AGM. Please see the enclosed information about number of vacant positions and other rules governing this election. All nominations for prospective trustee members must be received by May 7, 2020 and post marked no later than May 1st of 2020. For other details, please see the enclosed nomination form and other information on Nominations for Sri Ranganatha Temple.

Nomination forms and related information can be downloaded from our website (www.ranganatha.org)

We are grateful to you and your family for your continued support to Sri Ranganatha Temple. We would like to express our heartfelt gratitude for your ongoing support and offer our sincere prayers to our Divine Parents- Sri Maha-Lakshmi and Lord Sriman Narayana to bestow their blessings on you and your loved ones, today, every day and always.

Sincerely,

Vamsi Krishna Nalluri

Secretary, BOT    

Enclosures

Notice of AGM Meeting

Nomination Form for Trustee Position

Information About Trusteeship


LET FAITH GUIDE US ALL


Sri Ranganaayakii Sametha Sri RanganaaTha ParaBrahmaNe Nama:

Sri-Bhuu-NiiLaa Sametha Sri Lakshmi NRuSimha Para-BrahmaNe Nama:

Srimate Sri SaTakopaaya Nama: - Srimate Raamaanujaaya Nama:

           Srimate Nigamaantha Mahaa-DeSikaaya Nama:

Srimate Srimadh-Aathivan SaTakopa Yathiindhra Mahaa DeSikaaya Nama:

Srimate Srivan SaTakopa Sri Vedhaanta DeSika Yatiindhra Mahaa DeSikaaya Nama:

Srimate Sri LakshmiNrusimha Divya-Padhuka-Sevaka Srivan SaTakopa

Sri NaaraayaNa Yatiindhra Mahaa DeSikaaya Nama:

Srimate Srivan SaTakopa Sri RanganaaTha Yathiidhra Mahaa DeSikaaya Nama:

                                                   LET FAITH GUIDE US ALL

What is faith? Faith is Absolute belief in God. Faith is our Total Trust in God and Faith can become stronger by drawing closer to God through Prayer. Faith is a gift from our Lord Sriman-NaaraayaNa. You may feel that you have faith, but current Coronavirus (COVID-19) events may undermine our faith. God may have a purpose for everything happening on Earth but we are unable to understand His magic. It may seem there is no reasonable purpose for COVID-19 crisis or doubt if this onslaught would ever end? God does not work on our timetable but one day we may comprehend His magic.

What are we doing to address Covid-19? Some of you called to ask us that you want to visit the temple and pray in person, in front of God. For your own safety and the safety of our priests, we have closed the temple for all devotees and no one is allowed into the temple. We are streaming all the religious events on-line on Facebook, Vimeo and Youtube. In fact, during the last couple of weeks we did broadcast several events and we had over 250,000 views of our live events. People from all over the world watched our live broadcasts, including India, Malaysia and Singapore, etc. Our live broadcast is free and available to everyone. We continue to broadcast future events also. Please follow through one of the above platforms or on our website www.ranganatha.org . For some of you, this crisis may have caused lot of stress and anxiety. If you feel you are stressed specially maintaining the Social Distance, need some spiritual guidance, please call Jeeyar Swamiji at: 551-500-3601.

WE UNDERSTAND THAT COVID-19 CRISIS MAY HAVE TRIGGERED LAYOFFS, PAY-CUTS AND HIRING FREEZE. WE ARE HERE TO HELP YOU. IF YOU ARE HAVING FINANCIAL DIFFICULTIES, PLEASE SEND US A NOTE AND WE ARE HERE TO HELP YOU IN ANY WAY WE CAN. WE SHALL PAY A GROCERY STORE SO THAT YOU CAN PICK UP GROCERIES, ETC. YOU CAN SEND US A CONFIDENTIAL NOTE TO CONTACTUS@RANGANATHA.ORG IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO PREPARE FOOD FOR YOURSELF OR YOUR LOVED ONES, PLEASE SEND US A CONFIDENTIAL NOTE AND WE CAN ARRANGE PRASADAM (VEGETARIAN MEALS) FOR PICK UP. IF SOME OF YOU ARE WILLING TO HELP, PLEASE ALSO SEND US A NOTE AND WE SHALL CONTACT YOU OR YOU CAN SIMPLY DONATE WHATEVER AMOUNT YOU CAN, TO HELP US TO HELP THOSE IN NEED. PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT US IF YOU NEED HELP OR IF YOU ARE WILLING TO HELP OTHERS.

 

Sponsoring Any & All events at Sri RanganaaTha Temple is our Bhaagyam:

(Please donate generously to sponsor Abhishekam, Flowers-&-Tulasi, Hanuman-Vada-mala,  KalyaNam, Pattaabhishekam etc..,YaTha-Sakthi - whatever we can - $16, $116, $1,116 or more

- as our Temple runs with No-Ticket, and only with your donations. Please donate generously using PayPal (http://www.ranganatha.org/donations/online-request), or mail a check to temple address, or call the temple at (845) 364 979