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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River-Front Satya-Narayana Pooja


River-Front Satya-Narayana Pooja on Saturday - Sept 14, 2019 at 2 PM at Haverstraw Bay Park, 21 Gagan Road, West Haverstraw, NY-10993                        

As you all heard many times, this pooja is preferably done on a River-Front, on an auspicious day.  King Ulkaamukha performed this Pooja many times on the banks of the River Bhadrasiila and was born as King DhaSaraTha in the next life and had Lord Sri- Raama as his son.  May we all be blessed with the right motivation to do this Special Pooja, for Sath-Santhaana-Phalam (to be blessed with good kids) and SarvaarTha-SiDhdhi (to fulfill all our material desires) and Moksha-Praapthi (to attain Salvation, if done as Nishkaama-Karma for Bhagavaan Sriman-NaaraayaNa PriithyarDham).

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

 As always, we can sponsor Abhishekam, Anna-Dhaanam, KalyaaNam, KalyaaNam-Garlands, Flowers & Tulasiand 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-Krishna Jayanthi Celebrations


 

"aDharaahitha chaaru VamSa naaLaa: - makutaalambi mayuura pinCha maalaa: -

Hari niila Silaa vibhanga liila: - prathibhaa: santhu mama-anthima prayaaNe."

 

08:00 pm    Cultural Programs - Dance & Music
09:30 pm    Nava-KalaSa-Snapana-Thirumanjanam (Abhishekam)
11:00 pm    Children's Loot the Treasure
11:15 pm    Sri Krishna Janana Katha
11:30 pm

   Archana & offering 64 items ( 8 Varieties Each - Sweets, Snacks, Sweet-Rice,  Fried-Rice, Fruits, Dry-Fruits, Uncooked Food Items & Flowers)

12:00 Midnight    Srungaara Haarati, Uunjal-Seva (Swing the Cradle) & Prasaadam distribution 

 

Note: Special Sri-Krishna-Rukmini-Satyabhama Kalyaanotsavam on Saturday, Aug 24th at 11 AM

 

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)


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)


Karnatak Violin Music Concert