October 2010 e-newsletter

Hindu Temple of Las Vegas
Jain Center of Las Vegas

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

October e-newsletter

Dear Devotees,

The Hindu Society of Nevada e-newsletter is sent every month detailing the activities for the current month. For the latest information, Please always check the Temple website

Sri Krishna Janmasthami:

Thanks to our sponsors Rakesh and Rakhi Nathu for sponsoring the food AND Kohinoor Restaurant for supplying the food at a considerable discount. Thanks also to all the volunteers and performers of the wonderful skit on Lord Krishna's birth.

Sri Ganesh Chaturthi:

We thank members of the Marathi Mandal, R.D. Prabhu and Lata Shete for their contributions that paid for the flowers, decorations and food during Ganesh Sthapana (09/11) and Ganesh Visarjan (09/19). We also thank the following donors for their generous contributions during Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations at the Temple. We were able to raise $7,555 from this event.


Change in Pooja Service:

Please note that Sri Siva Abhishekam will be performed at 6:30 pm every Monday effective with the month of October 2010.

Temple Activities in October

Sri Durga Ashtami:

Oct 15th (Fri) 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Durga Ashtami is celebrated on the 8th day of Navarathri Celebrations. It is one of the most important days of Goddess worship in the Hindu Religion. The eight consorts of Durga, also known as eight Shaktis who are worshipped during these days are Brahmani, Maheswari, Kameswari, Vaishnavi, Varahi, Narasinghi, Indrani and Chamunda.

Our Thanks to Bharti Gupta for not only sponsoring the Dinner BUT for also paying the food program fee ($3.00) for all devotees.


Dusheera Mela:

Oct 16th (Saturday) 04:00 pm – 08:00 pm

Mouth Watering Food, Chat Pati Chat, Mehndi, Gajara, Sarees and Jewelry (from Los Angeles). Stay after dark and witness the burning of the image of Ravana. This year we have commitments for 25 booths as more people have come forward to prepare food and sell items. 100% of proceeds from this event benefit the Temple. Please support this unique fund raising activity for your Temple. Our goal is to raise $7,500 from this event – which would be a 25% increase over last year.


Blood Drive:

Oct 24th (Sunday) 09:00 am – 02:00 pm

United Citizens Foundation Inc, a non profit community services organization in Partnership with the Hindu Temple of Las Vegas will be sponsoring a Blood drive on the Temple Premises. This is the first time that an event of this nature has been scheduled at our Temple. Please come forward to support this Blood Drive and let us make this event successfull. Please click on the link below for details and contact information.


Karva Chauth:

Oct 26th (Tuesday) 04:00 pm – 05:00 pm

As the name signifies, Karva means 'clay pot' and chauth corresponding to the fourth, this festival is commemorated on the fourth day after the Full Moon in Karthik month of Hindu calendar. A few days before Karva Chauth, married women buy new karvas, the spherical clay pots and paint them on the outside with beautiful designs. Inside the pot, they put bangles and ribbons, home-made candy and sweets, make-up items and small clothes e.g. handkerchief. The women then visit each other on the day of Karva Chauth or immediately afterward, and exchange these karvas.

Apart from the fast, kept by married woman for the long life of their husbands, people like to remember and meet their relatives and friends, and exchange gifts with them. Thus, Karva Chauth is very much a social and seasonal festival as it is a religious affair.

Regular Monthly Events in October

Sri Balaji Abhishekam:

Oct 02 (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:

Oct 4, 11, 18 and 25 (every Monday) – 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

(Please note change in time)

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:

Oct 22nd (Friday) 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 thank all devotees for participating in the food sponsorship program. We are grateful to the donors who have stepped forward to support this key initiative that has already raised over $3,000 for the Temple in the two months of operation. The proceeds from this program will be used for Temple Maintenance and Patio Enclosure Project. The Sunday food sponsorship for the rest of this year is booked. If you wish to sponsor the food on any special days in 2011, please contact any member of the food committee listed in the attachment. We are now looking for food sponsors for 2011. The Board of Trustees and Executive Committee members of the Temple have agreed to sponsor one Sunday each in 2011. Bhajan Mandali sponsors the first Sunday of every month (12), Board of Trustee Sponsors (16), Executive Committee Sponsors (5), Local groups (5) for a total of 38 Sundays. We are looking for 14 additional food sponsors for 2011. Please contact the food committee to reserve important dates. The cost for the Sunday food sponsorship is $250 for 100 people. More important than sponsoring food, we urge all devotees to consider cooking food (rice, bread and 2 items) at home to serve 100 people on Sunday's at the Temple.

We thank the attached list of donors for the food program this year.


Patio Enclosure Fund:

The next project to be undertaken at the Temple will be the enclosure of the Patio. The Board has passed a resolution to create a 'Patio Enclosure Fund' and construction will begin after we have received contributions to fund the entire cost of this project. The name of any donor who contributes $5,000 or more will be added to a Plaque that will be placed in the Patio. As of this newsletter, the fund has $5,000.

If you have any comments or suggestions, please e-mail us at contactus@hindutemplelv.org.

Thank You,

Temple Administration