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This week at VEDA

Skanda Shasti

Wednesday Oct 29

Soorasamharam

630pm : Laghunyasam

645pm : Paal Kudam & Kaavadi (procession)

700pm : Abishekam to Shivalingam and Subrahmanya

745pm : Bhajans - Kanda Shasti Kavacham chanting, Shiva and Subrahmanya Bhajans

815pm : Arathi & Veda Asirvachanam

830pm : Prasadam

Devotees are invited to Sponsor Abishekam and take blessings of Lord Subrahmanya.

Significance of Skanda Sashti

Sashti is the day the Lord Subramanya defeated the demon Soorapadman. When the devas couldn't tolerate the evil doings of this demon, they approached the younger son of Lord Shiva and Parvati for his assistance. He fought Soorapadman for six days, at the end of which the Lord vanquished the asura. He threw his weapon at him and Soorapadman was split into two halves. One half became a peacock, which he took as his vaahana. The other became a cock and was transformed into his flag.

The devas, who were tormented by Soorapadman, rejoiced—they praised the Lord and prayed to him for six days. Devotees usually narrate the kanda sashti kavacham during this period. Whoever fasts for these six days of Skanda Sashti and prays to Lord Muruga steadfastly, it is said that they would get the blessings of Lord Muruga. Those who are unable to fast all day for a six-day duration, can eat just one meal during this period
source : Wikipedia.

Kaarthika Maasa Celebrations : Oct 27 - Nov 21

Daily Rudrabishekam

Mondays : Mahanyasam

Other days : Lahunyasam

630pm Mahanyasam/Lahunyasam

7pm Rudrabishekam

8pm Aarathi & Veda Asirvachanam

Devotees are invited to Sponsor Abishekam for the day of their choice and take blessings of Lord Shiva.


Venkateswara Abishekam

Saturday Nov 1

11am Venkateswara Abishekam

Devotees are invited to Sponsor Abishekam and take blessings of Lord Venkateswara.


Sponsor Flowers for deity alankarams - suggested donation $101


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Wednesday 29th October, 2014




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