July 2010 E-Newsletter

Hindu Temple of Las Vegas
Jain Center of Las Vegas
1701 Sageberry Drive, Las Vegas NV 89144
(A Non Profit Organization)

July 2010 E-Newsletter

Dear Devotees,

The Hindu Society of Nevada E-News letter is sent every month providing details of the activities scheduled at the Temple. The following is a list of Temple activities for the month of July 2010.

Temple Administration - NEW TEAM:
We are glad to inform you that a new Executive Committee and a new Chairman of the Board of Trustees have been approved by the Board of Trustees of the Hindu Society of Nevada at their 2010 3rd Quarterly Meeting that was held at the Temple on July 11th, 2010. We are also glad to inform you of the addition of Mr. Rajeev Khamamkar, who with his donation of $50,001 has been approved to be a member of the Board of Trustees.

The New Temple administration is as follows:

Chairman of Board of Trustees: Dr. Jagdish Mehta

Board of Trustees:
Anil Batra, Raj Chanderraj, Dipak Desai, Jaldeep Daulat, Srinivas Ganti, Rao Gondy, Ranjit Jain, Ram Janga, Rajeev Khamamkar, Chandrashekar Narala, Nutan Parikh, R.D. Prabhu, Amrath Bhai Patel, Kanu Bhai Patel, Premsagar Reddy, Yerramsetti Rao, Virendar Sanwal and Vishvinder Sarma

Executive Committee:
President: Mr. Ram Mallipeddi
Vice-President: Mrs. Saroj Chatterjee
Secretary: Mr. Nitin Modi
Assistant Secretary: Mr. Ashok Mirchandani
Treasurer: Mr. Virendra Sanwal
Assistant Treasurer: Mr. Vijay Chejerla

This team will serve the Temple for the period August 1st, 2010 - July 31st, 2012.

We would also like to take this opportunity to Thank the current Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Mr. Rao Gondy and the current Executive Team of Alok Pandey, Nitin Modi, Nirmalya Chatterjee, Ram Mallipeddi and Subhas Kamath for having served the Temple with great sincerity and devotion for the last 2 years.

We look forward to your continnued support to the new Temple Administration Team.

Temple Activities in July

Rath Yatra:
July 18 (Sunday) 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Every year on the auspicious day of Ashadh Sud 2, in early July, Hindus celebrate the Rath Yatra festival. Rath means chariot, Yatra - a procession. Though this festival is celebrated all over India, it originated in Jagannath Puri on the eastern coast. Every year the deities of Jagannath Mandir - Lord Krishna, Balaram and Subhadra (siblings) - are traditionally installed on huge chariots. Devotees pull the chariots in a yatra (procession) through the streets of Puri in Orissa.
We will pull a Rath around the Temple on July 18th. We are looking for volunteers to step forward to decorate the Rath. We will take the Utsav moorthies (small size) of Sri Krishna around the circumference of the main Temple on this day. Please come join us on this auspicious day.

Guru Purnima:
July 25 (Sunday) 06:00 pm - 08:00 pm

The full moon day in the Hindu month of Ashad (July-August) is observed as the auspicious day of Guru Purnima, a day sacred to the memory of the great sage Vyasa. All Hindus are indebted to this ancient saint who edited the four Vedas, wrote the 18 Puranas, the Mahabharata and the Srimad Bhagavata. Vyasa even taught Dattatreya, who is regarded as the Guru of Gurus.
We will perform Sri Satyanarayana Pooja on this day. Interested devotees may sign up to sponsor this Pooja with a donation amount of $116.

Aptaputra Jaymeshanandji and Nimeshanandji Satsang's:
July 31st (Saturday) 06:00 pm - 08:00 pm

Please click on the link below for additional details regarding this Satsang.


Regular Monthly Events in July

Sri Balaji Abhishekam:
July 03 (Saturday) 10:45 am. - 12:30 pm
During the Abhishekam, Vishnu Sahasranama Stotram is recited. Devotees are requested to bring Fruits, Flowers and a Gallon of Milk. Devotees can sponsor the Abhishekam for $101 and Archana for $21.00. Please bring Milk ONLY if you are sponsoring the Abhishekam.

Sri Siva Abhishekam:
July 5, 12, 19 and 26 (every Monday) - 10:30 am - 11:30 am.
Devotees are requested to bring Fruits, Flowers and a Gallon of Milk. Devotees can sponsor and perform the Abhishekam for $101. Please bring Milk ONLY if you are sponsoring the Abhishekam.

Sri Satyanarayana Pooja:
July 25th (Sunday) 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Sri Satyanarayana Pooja is performed at the Temple on Poornima (full moon day) every Month. Devotees can sponsor the Pooja for $101.

Administrative Matters

The Board of Trustees of the Hindu Society of Nevada meets once every quarter. The following are decisions that were approved by the Board of Trustees at the 3rd Quarter Meeting held at the Temple on July 11th, 2010.

Temple Patio Enclosure:
The Board of Trustees have authorised the Construction committee comprising of Rao Gondy, Ram Janga and Virendra Sanwal to present a proposal for the temporary/permanent enclosure of the Patio. The Construction committee will obtain proposals from an Architect's firm for the overall cost of design and construction to enclose the Patio. This proposal will be presented at the next Board meeting in October for further action. This will be the next project that will be undertaken at the Temple since we have just completed the Phase II Expansion Project (new residence and basement).

Tree Sponsorship:
We have installed 17 trees (24" boxed) about 12 feet in height around the circumference of the main temple. Devotees can sponsor a plaque in memory of any of their beloved ones for a minimum donation of $5,000. The format of the plaque will be approved at the next Board Meeting in October. We have already received intent of donations for 3 trees amounting to a total donation of $15,000.

Second Panditji:
The Board of Trustees have appointed a 3 member committee comprising of Jagdish Mehta, Amrath Bhai Patel and Rao Gondy to move forward with the search for a second Panditji. If you have any one in mind, please contact one of the committee members. They will present their search findings at the next board meeting in October.

Thank You,

Temple Administration