Events & Festivals – January – May 2018

Events & Festivals – January – May 2018

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

· Tuesday, 30th January 2018 – 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 will be performed. Homemade Takeaway prasadam will be served. Looking for yajmaans for this event. Anyone is welcome to sponsor the event. Those who would like to sponsor please contact Mr. Murali Anantharaman on 07788587581 OR Mr. Ranjith Mahamani on 07917731021.

· Tuesday, 13th February 2018 – 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 & FamilyFor 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. NOTE: ONLY ON THIS DAY, THE EVENING AARTI WILL BE PERFORMED @ 6 PM (INSTEAD OF 6:45 PM).

· Sunday, 25th February 2018 – Thyagaraja Aaradhana – from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm:

As many of you might have witnessed last year, the Thyagaraja Aaradhana Festival was a celebration of the Carnatic form of Indian Classical music, where a no.of professional s and interested individuals performed various renditions of the Trinity of Carnatic Music (Known as Mummurthigal – Tyagaraja, Muthuswami Dikshitar and Syama Sastri). It was a great feast for the ears, where we had vocal performances and the variety of instruments used for the performences. Building on the success from last year, this year too, we’re planning to celebrate the Thyagaraja Aaradhana Festival in a grand manner @ our Samaj, with all your support, co-operation & encouragement. The Entry for this Music Concert is FREE!

· Thursday, 1st March 2018 – 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. 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.

· Thursday, 1st March 2018 – 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.

· Sunday 18th March – Saturday 24 th March 2018 – Chaittri Navratri Celebrations:

Daily recital/vachan of Nav Durga Pragatya from 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm (after evening aarti). · Sunday 25th March 2018 – Ram Navami Festival Celebrations: Satsang from 11 am onwards. Rama Janma @ 12:00 noon & Ram Pooja followed by Falahar Prasadi. Looking for Main Yajmaan @ £251/- & 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.

· Friday, 30th March 2018 – Panguni Uthram (Marriage of Lord Murugan) from 5.30 pm onwards.

Peterborough Sri Murugan Devotees Association (PSMDA) will be performing Panguni Uthram – Thirukkalyanam from 9 am onwards. Pooja, Havan, Abishekam & Kalyaam will be performed.

Mahaprasaadi 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, 31st March 2018 – 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: Family of Late. Smt. Maniben Nathabhai Karavadra

· Saturday, 14th April 2018 – Tamil New Year Celebrations from – 5:30 pm

onwards:

Peterborough Sri Murugan Devotees Association (PSMDA) will be celebrationg Tamil New Year festival for Lord Murugan/Karthik. Pooja, Homam & Abishek will be performed. Mahaprasaadi will be served after 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.

· Sunday, 29th April 2018 – BHS Annual General Meeting (AGM) – from 2:00 pm onwards:

BHS Annual General Meeting (AGM) has been finalised on Sunday, 29th April 2018 from 2 pm onwards. The rest of the details TBA nearer to the date.

· Monday, 28th May 2018 – 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. 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.

· Adhik Mas:

– Friday, 8th June 2018 & Saturday 9th June 2018 – Vishnu Katha Recital after Evening Aarti:

Recital/vachan of Vishnu Katha Recital from 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm (after evening aarti)

– Sunday, 10th June 2018 – Vishnu Yagh after Morning Aarti:

BHS will be celebrating Vishnu Yagh on the above date. The Committee is planning for this event, so, we don’t have all the details at the moment. We’ll will provide the details in this regard via email once programme is finalised.

If you’re interested to be yajman, for this event, please contact the Poojari Shri. Dharmeshbhai Pandya (OR) BHS email.

All the devotees are welcome for all of the above mentioned festivals.

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 lik