Got all your planning done for Ganesh Chaturthi?
Bobbie and I have been discussing when the Ganesh Chaturthi Festival begins. By most accounts, she tells me, it is sometime next week.
But then I see that things are kicking off at Ashtanga Yoga New York in a few hours. So that might help move things up in our house. We’ll see.
Here’s the schedule AYNY has posted plus a message from Broome St. Temple.
First the schedule:
We will be closed for the Ganesh Chaturthi Festival, Saturday, September 15th – 19th – classes resume on Thursday, September 20th. The schedule for the festival is below – please join if you can!
6-9 pm FESTIVAL INAUGURATION, Ganesh puja, mula mantra japa, arati and prasad
9-1 pm Ganesh puja, kalasha sthapana, homa, japa, abhisheka, arati and prasad
4-6 pm SPECIAL EVENT! Veda chanting, kirtan and arati on the Hudson River at Pier 40 (entrance at Houston St.)
9-12 noon puja, homa, japa, arati and prasad 4-6 pm Veda Parayana, homa, japa
6-6:45 pm Kirtan 7-8 pm Special evening Indian music concerts
Sunday 1 pm SPECIAL TALK by Robert Moses on last year’s Namarupa pilgrimage to amazing sacred places of India
Tuesday 6 pm SPECIAL EVENING TALK by Swami Sadasivananda on Vedanta and the inner meanings of worship
WEDNESDAY 19TH GANESHA CHATURTHI DAY
10-1 pm puja, homa, japa, Ganapati abhisheka and special alankara, arati, prasad
6-8 pm SPECIAL EVENT! Homa, japa and Ganesh Utsava Murti procession thru Soho with kirtan our most joyous event of the year – don’t miss it!
8 pm Homa, final arati and prasad.
Now the message:
LATEST GANESH FESTIVAL INFO!
The annual Ganesh Festival is fast upon us – here are our last two important pieces of information:
All donors will receive special prasad, and your name – or the name of a loved one – will be included in our daily puja and your names listed on our thank you page.
Flower Sponsorship $7
Nama archana $11
Prasad sponsor $25
Ganapati Homa or Abhisheka $51
Sponsorship of one priest $301
Sponsor full week Ganesh Festival $501
Sponsor Ganesh Procession and help carry palanquin! $1001
All donations are fully tax-deductible as allowed to the extent of the law, and letters of acknowledgement will be sent upon receipt of your donations. We thank you for your support in helping us to continue our mission of providing a sacred sanctuary and traditional Hindu temple in the heart of Soho.
Thank you, and see you at the festival!
Eddie, Ankur and Kaustubha Das
Lucky AYNY folks.
Posted by Steve