Events & Festivals – January – May 2019

Please Note: The BHS Festival Calendar & the events have been decided based on the Indian Calendar as well as the Thithi Timings.

* Sunday, 13th January 2019 – Lohri Celebrations – from 4 pm onwards

BHS will be celebrating Lohri Event this year too. Lohri Celebrations will start from 4 pm onwards followed by Prasadi. Music & Dance: You can enjoy the whole evening with music & dance.

Main Yajmaan: We’re looking for Main Yajmaan for this event @ £151/- per family. Anyone interested, kindly, respond to this email or contact our Poojari Shri. Dharmeshbhai Pandya.

* Monday, 21st January 2019 – Thai Poosam – from 5:30 pm onwards.

Peterborough Sri Murugan Devotees Association (PSMDA) will be celebrating Thai Poosam for Lord Murugan/Karthik in the evening. Pooja, Abishek & Paal Kavadi will be performed. Homemade Takeaway prasadam will be served. Looking for yajmaans for this event. Anyone is welcome to sponsor the event @£51/- per family for up to 4 people. Those who would like to sponsor please contact Mr. Murali Anantharaman on 07788587581 OR Mr. Ranjith Mahamani on 07917731021.

* Tuesday, 19th February 2019 – Maasi Magam – from 5:30 pm Onwards:

Peterborough Sri Murugan Devotees Association (PSMDA) will be performing Maasi Magam festival for Lord Murugan/Karthik. Homam, Pooja & Abishek will be performed. As there are 2 events taking on the same day, this event will take place in the Mandir Hall.Takeaway will be served after the pooja. We’re looking for Main Yajmaans for sponsoring this event @51/- per family of up to 4ppl. If you wish to sponsor/joint sponsor for this event, please contact Mr. Murali Anantharaman on 07788587581 OR Mr. Ranjith Mahamani on 07917731021. Anyone is welcome to sponsor the event.

* Monday, 4th March 2019 – Mahashivaratri – from 6:30 pm onwards:

Rudhraabishekam will be performed from 6:30 pm followed by Falahar Prasaadi

Main Yajmans: Shri. Nirubhai Trivedi, Mrs. Ushaben Trivedi & Family

For other yajmaans, it’s £25/- per aasan for up to 4 people. Those who would like to sponsor, please contact the Poojari Shri. Dharmeshbhai Pandya (OR) BHS email.

PLEASE NOTE: ONLY ON THIS DAY, THE EVENING AARTI WILL BE PERFORMED @ 6 PM (INSTEAD OF 6:45 PM).

* Wednesday, 20th March 2019 – Holi Celebrations & Panguni Uthram:

A) Holi Celebrations – @ 7:30 pm (after evening Aarti):

Holi Dhagan will be performed after evening Aarti. As there are 2 events taking on the same day, this event will take place in the Main Hall.

B) Panguni Uthram (Marriage of Lord Murugan) from 5.30 pm onwards:

Peterborough Sri Murugan Devotees Association (PSMDA) will be performing Panguni Uthram – Thirukkalyanam from 5:30pm onwards. Pooja, Havan, Abishekam & Kalyaam will be performed. As there are 2 events taking on the same day, this event will take place in the Mandir Hall. Takeaway Prasad will be served after the pooja. Looking for yajmaans for this event. Those who would like to sponsor please contact Mr. Murali Anantharaman on 07788587581 OR Mr. Ranjith Mahamani on 07917731021. Anyone is welcome to sponsor the event.

* Saturday, 6th April – Ugadi Celebrations:

Details are yet to be confirmed.

* Sunday, 14th April 2019 – Ram Navami Festival Celebrations & Tamil New Year:

* Ram Navami Festival Celebrations

Satsang from 11 am onwards. Rama Janma @ 12:00 noon & Ram Pooja followed by Falahar Prasadi. Looking for Main yajmans @251/- for a family of up to 4 ppl. Other Yajmaans @ £25/- Per Aasan for up to 4 people. Those who would like to sponsor, please contact the Poojari Shri. Dharmeshbhai Pandya (OR) BHS email.

* Tamil New Year from 4pm onwards.

Peterborough Sri Murugan Devotees Association (PSMDA) will be performing Tamil New Year Celebrations from 4pm onwards. Pooja, Havan & Abishekam will be performed. Planning for Potluck (Annakoot) prasadi to be served. Looking for yajmaans for this event @£51/-. Those who would like to sponsor please contact Mr. Murali Anantharaman on 07788587581 OR Mr. Ranjith Mahamani on 07917731021. Anyone is welcome to sponsor the event.

* Saturday, 20th April 2019 – Hanuman Jayanthi & 21 Hanuman Chalisa Recital:

@ 2:00 pm Hanuman Pooja

From 2:30pm – 4:30 pm Sundarkand Pat Recital

From 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm: 21 Hanuman Chalisa Recital

From 6:45pm – 7:15pm: Regular Aarti

followed by Mahaprasadi

Main Yajmans: Shri Valjibhai Pankhania, Smt Dudhiben Pankhania & Family

* Sunday, 28th April 2019 – Sri Rama Sita Kalyanam from 10:30am onwards

Peterborough Telugu Sangam (PTS) will be performing Sri Rama Sita Kalyanam where Pooja & Kalyanam will be performed. Mahaprasadi will be served after the pooja.

* Sunday, 12th May 2019 – BHS Annual General Meeting (AGM) – from 2:00 pm onwards:

BHS Annual General Meeting (AGM) has been finalised on Sunday, 12th May 2019 from 2 pm onwards. The rest of the details TBA nearer to the date.

* Saturday, 18th May 2019 – Vaigasi Visakam (Janmadin/Birthday of Lord Murugan) from 5.30 pm onwards:

Peterborough Sri Murugan Devotees Association (PSMDA) will be performing Vaigasi Visakam from 5:30 pm onwards. Pooja & Abishekam will be performed. Takeaway Prasadi will be served after the pooja. Looking for yajmaans for this event @£51/- per family of up to 4 ppl. Those who would like to sponsor please contact Mr. Murali Anantharaman on 07788587581 OR Mr. Ranjith Mahamani on 07917731021. Anyone is welcome to sponsor the event.

* Introductory Short-Term Course on Hinduism from 26th Jan 2019:

Where you can learn ‘How, when, what and where!’ about Hinduism?

To start with, it will be a 6 weeks course that will be conducted every Saturday starting on 26th January 2019. Timings from 4pm – 5pm. Anyone can enrol for this course (irrespective of any age group, If you want your kids to attend this course, kindly make sure that one of the parents/guardian accompany them). Kindly register your interest as we need at least 15 members to start the Course. Venue BHS. Please contact BHS emails for registration.

All the devotees are welcome for all the above-mentioned festivals/Events.

Poojari Dharmeshbhai Pandya’s Email: rammandirpoojari@gmail.com

BHS Email: bharathindusamajpbo@gmail.com

Our Regular Activities:

* Gujarati Classes – every Saturday 11.30 – 12.30 pm £ 3 per class per participant, for member and their children. £ 5 per class per participant for non-members. Tutor: Mrs Ushaben Trivedi – utrivedi@hotmail.com – 07939527102

* Hanuman Chalisas x 11 – every Saturday 5.30 – 6.30 pm

* Mens Badminton – Every Tuesday from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Please Contact Nirubhai Trivedi on 07939527102. For Members its £6/- per hour during the mandir opening hours & £8/- per hour outside the mandir opening hours.

* Table Tennis – Every Monday, Tuesdays & Friday from 10.00 am – 12:.00 noon. All women are welcome. Please contact Mr. Nirubhai Trivedi – 07939527102

* Lunch Club for Seniors – every Monday & Tuesday – 11.30 am – 1.30 pm

* Sai Bhajans – 1st Thursday of the month – 7.30 – 9.00 pm

* Satsang – 1st Tuesday of the Month 7.15 – 8.00 pm by Peterborough Sri Murugan Devotees Association (Tamil Community). Please contact Mrs Gayathriben Murali – 07850 625205.

* School Visits – regular during term time. We are looking for more volunteers who could talk to school children visiting the mandir, about hinduism, deities, symbols, festivals etc. There’s a standard script in this regard that’s being followed by all volunteers. Please contact me or Mrs Rajni Reddy – rajnireddy07@aol.com – 07940 362975 if you would like to volunteer.