Sept 2010 E-Newsletter

Hindu Temple of Las Vegas
Jain Center of Las Vegas

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

September 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

Volunteers Thank You:

The Board of Trustees would like to take this opportunity to THANK the following Volunteers who have devoted a great amount of their time and energy in the services of the Temple these past 2 years. Please click on the link below for the list of volunteers.

Navagraha Mandir:

First and most important, the Navagraha Mandir is now open. The prana pratishta (installation) of the new Surya (Sun) and Chandra (Moon) moorthies was completed this past weekend. Our thanks to the attached list of donors who made this event possible. Please click on the link for our list of donors.

Temple Activities in September

Sri Krishna Janmasthami:

Sept 02 (Thursday) 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Janmashtami is the joyful celebration of Lord Krishna's Birth. Fasting, Bhajans, Pujas and other rituals mark Janmasthami celebrations all over the world. Please come to celebrate this event that includes a childrens program, bhajans and a cultural program (depicting Lord Krishna's Birth) followed by Dinner.

Our Thanks to Rakesh, Rakhi Nathu and their Parents Madan Bhai and Lakshmi Bhen for sponsoring the Dinner.

Sri Ganesh Chaturthi:

Sept 11 (Saturday) 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Lord Ganesh is one of the most popular deities worshipped by People all over India. Ganapathy is the Lord of Knowledge and is invoked at the commencement of any function. He protects his devotees from any obstacles. This festival marks the Birth of Lord Ganesh.

Our Thanks to Marathi Mandal sponsoring the Lunch.

Jain Paryushan Parva:

Sept 4 (sun) – Sept 11 (Sun)

Paryushan Parva is an annual religious festival observed by Jains. Considered auspicious and sacred, it is observed to deepen the awareness as a physical being in conjunction with spiritual observations. Please join us in celebrating Paryushan Parva at the Temple. Please contact Kirti Shah for more information.

Sri Ganesh Visarajan:

Sept 19 (Sunday) 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

The Culmination of Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations is the most important Ganesh Immersion Ceremony. Immersion will take place in the Temple Patio after Ganesh Puja in the Main Temple.

Our Thanks to the Marathi Mandal for sponsoring the Lunch.

Regular Monthly Events in September

Sri Balaji Abhishekam:

Sept 04 (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:

Sept 6, 13, 20 and 27 (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:

Sept 23rd (Thursday) 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. The proceeds from this program will be used for the Patio Enclosure Project. In addition, money from this program will be used to purchase new Chairs and Tables for the Patio. We have a list of donors who are willing to sponsor the food if there are no available sponsors on any Sunday. The food committee is confident that we will have food at the Temple every Sunday and for all major events. If you wish to sponsor the food on any Sunday, Please contact any member of the Temple Administration. Your donation to this program will also enable the Temple to meet its month to month expenses. More important than sponsoring food, we urge all devotees to consider cooking food (any 4 items) at home to serve 100 people on Sunday's at the Temple.

Speaker System:

We are glad to report that 2 new speaker systems have been installed in the Main Temple and the Patio. Our Thanks to Dr. Sanjay Kandoth for donating $5,000 towards the cost of the entire system. Thanks also to Mugunth Vaithylingam, Virender Sanwal and Laxman (installer) for getting this completed.

If you have any comments or suggestions, please email us at

Thank You,

Temple Administration