November 2010 e-newsletter

Hindu Temple of Las Vegas
Jain Center of Las Vegas

1701 Sageberry Drive, Las Vegas NV 89144
(A Non Profit Organization)

November e-newsletter

Dear Devotees,

The Hindu Society of Nevada e-newsletter is sent in the last week of every month and details the activities scheduled at the Temple. For the latest information, Please always check the Temple website

Durga Ashtami:

We thank all the devotees who contributed a total of $2,100 during the 10 day Navarathri celebrations at our Temple. Sincere thanks to our volunteers Neeru Piplani, Savita Kaushal, Bharti Sharma and Saroj Chatterjee for ensuring the success of this program. Thanks to Bharti Gupta for sponsoring the food for all devotees during Durga Ashtami.

Dusheera Mela:

This year's event was the most successful mela we have ever had. There was an unusually high turnout, despite the weather. The dedication of the food volunteers was great. 100% of the food prepared by all the food volunteers was sold out by 7:30 pm. The vendors made some money as well unlike previous years. This event was so successful that the administration is considering having a second mela each year in the spring.

We were able to raise $10,021, which is a 40% increase from last year.

A great deal of 'behind the scenes' work takes place to make such an event successful. We greatly appreciate all the hard work put in by the following volunteers.

  • Neeru Piplani and Ashok Mirchandani – Stall and Vendor co-ordination
  • Rao Gondy and Virendra Sanwal – Fence, Lighting and Facilities
  • Savita Kaushal and Bharathi Sharma – Decorations
  • Ram Mallipeddi and Ramesh Piplani – Chairs and Tables arrangement
  • Preetha Sanwal – Posters
  • Neeru Piplani, Mahima Pandey and Adelin Grema – Ravan (effigy)
  • Saroj Singh – Gift certificates
  • Sanjay Palherkar – Web and Flyer reminders
  • Girija Vijay, Bharthi Sharma – Ticket Sales

Our thanks also to all the Food Volunteers who donated their time and prepared the food that generated funds for the Temple.

Temple Activities in November


Nov 5th (Fri) 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

'Tamaso Ma Jyotirgamaya' (from Darkness unto Light).

Diwali is one of the biggest festivals of Hindus celebrated with great enthusiasm and happiness all over India. On this day, it is customary for people to light diyas or candles in their house to drive away darkness, distribute gifts and sweets to family and friends. People perform Sri Lakshmi Puja in the evening to seek the divine blessings of the goddess of wealth.

Come celebrate the 'Festival of Lights' at the Temple on November 5th. All devotees will perform Sri Lakshmi Pooja starting at 7:00 pm after a 30 minute children's cultural program.

We will make every attempt to complete Aarthi by 8:30 pm. A 5 item Diwali dinner will be served by India Palace Restaurant.

Our Thanks to the following sponsors of the food – RD Prabhu and Lata Shete, Rita Thukral, Rao and Anita Gondy, Vishwinder and Bharti Sharma, Ramgopal and Radhika Janga, Mahendra and Sunita Gaba, Sumair and Ruhi Daswani.


Anna Kut:

Nov 7th (Sun) 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Annakut meaning 'mountain of food' is offered to Lord Krishna on this day. The Sweets are placed nearest to the Lord. As the tiers descend, other foods such as 'dal', vegetables, pulses and fried savory foods are arranged. A mound of cooked rice, symbolic of Mt. Goverdhan is placed in the Center. Please join us as we celebrate the last important Festival of 2010.

Our Thanks to the Dilip and Dipti Shukla for donating the bulk food items and to all the devotees who will be bringing food for this event.


Regular Monthly Events in November

Sri Balaji Abhishekam:

Nov 06 (Sat) 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:

Nov 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 (Mon) 6:45 pm – 7:30 pm

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:

Nov 21st (Sun) 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. Please bring fruits and flowers to the Pooja.

Administrative Matters

Food Sponsorship Program:

We have filled up 40 Sundays for 2011. We are in need of 12 more sponsors for the Sunday food program for 2011. The cost for the Sunday Food program is $200. If you would like to cook at home (2 items for 100 people) OR would like to donate $200 for this program, Please contact one of the following People.

                                   Ramesh Piplani       597-2486

                                    Dilip Shukla               808-2505

                                    Savita Kaushal          461-1193

                                    Virender Sanwal      285-5430


Furniture Rentals:

There has been an increasing demand for renting the furniture that is used in the Patio. Please complete a Furniture Rental Form that is located on the Temple website under the horizontal heading titled 'FORMS'. A check for the amount of the rental fee and the form should be dropped in the Hundi prior to renting any Furniture items.

If you have any comments or suggestions, please e-mail us at

Thank You,

Temple Administration