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DURGA MATA KI CHOWKI 5:00 pm
DURGA MATA KI CHOWKI
Jul 20 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
DURGA MATA KI CHOWKI
If you would like to host the Mata Ki Chowki at Shree Radhey Shyam Temple, Contact : Raja Sharma 708-822-6656 Maa Durga is revered as the Mother Goddess among the Hindu...
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2024
DURGA MATA KI CHOWKI
Jul 20 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
DURGA MATA KI CHOWKI

If you would like to host the Mata Ki Chowki at Shree Radhey Shyam Temple, Contact : Raja Sharma 708-822-6656

Maa Durga is revered as the Mother Goddess among the Hindu Goddesses. Mata Ki Chowki is a short-duration Kirtan that can be done at any time of day, at any time of year. The essence behind performing the Mata Ki Chowki is to fulfil one’s wishes. This Puja ceremony involves the gathering of many worshipers who spend three hours singing hymns in her praise in order to please the Goddess so that she can grant them their wishes. Mata ki chowki includes kirtans and bhajans which are performed in the respect to Mata Durga, Mata Laxmi, Mata Kaali, Saraswati, and Annapurna.

Aug
17
Sat
2024
DURGA MATA KI CHOWKI
Aug 17 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
DURGA MATA KI CHOWKI

If you would like to host the Mata Ki Chowki at Shree Radhey Shyam Temple, Contact : Raja Sharma 708-822-6656

Maa Durga is revered as the Mother Goddess among the Hindu Goddesses. Mata Ki Chowki is a short-duration Kirtan that can be done at any time of day, at any time of year. The essence behind performing the Mata Ki Chowki is to fulfil one’s wishes. This Puja ceremony involves the gathering of many worshipers who spend three hours singing hymns in her praise in order to please the Goddess so that she can grant them their wishes. Mata ki chowki includes kirtans and bhajans which are performed in the respect to Mata Durga, Mata Laxmi, Mata Kaali, Saraswati, and Annapurna.

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19
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2024
RAKHI – RAKSHA BANDHAN
Aug 19 all-day

Raksha Bandhan or Rakhi (The Thread of Sibling Love) is a special occasion to celebrate this “Sibling Love” bonding by tying a holy thread around the wrist. This thread, which pulsates with sisterly love and sublime sentiments, is rightly called the Rakhi since it means “a bond of protection,” and Raksha Bandhan signifies that the strong must protect the weak from all that’s evil.

The ritual is observed on the full moon day of the Hindu month of Shravan, on which sisters tie the sacred Rakhi string on their brothers’ right wrists, and pray for their long lives. Rakhis are ideally made of silk with gold and silver threads, beautifully crafted embroidered sequins, and studded with semi-precious stones.

Aug
26
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2024
SRI KRISHNA JANMASHTAMI
Aug 26 all-day
SRI KRISHNA JANMASHTAMI

The Krishna Janmashtami festival marks the birth of Krishna, one of the most popular Gods in the Hindu pantheon.

Krishna is perceived by most Hindus to be an avatar (incarnation) of Vishnu, who is regarded as the highest avatar. It is believed that all other deities are manifestations of him. Krishna is considered to be a warrior, hero, teacher and philosopher by Hindus.

Krishna’s birthday is celebrated eight days after Raksha Bandhan in the month of Sravana and celebrations are spread over two days.The first day is called Krishan Ashtami or Gokul Ashtami. The second day is known as Kaal Ashtami or more popularly Janam Ashtami.

Sep
6
Fri
2024
GANESH CHATURTHI @ Radhey Shyam Temple
Sep 6 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
GANESH CHATURTHI @ Radhey Shyam Temple

Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated as birth anniversary of Lord Ganesh. On Ganesh Chaturthi, Lord Ganesh is worshipped as the god of wisdom, prosperity and good fortune. It is believed that Lord Ganesh was born during Shukla Paksha of Bhadrapada month. Currently Ganesh Chaturthi day falls in month of August or September in English calendar.

The Ganeshotsav, the festivity of Ganesh Chaturthi, ends after 10 days on Anant Chaturdashi which is also known as Ganesh Visarjan day. On Anant Chaturdashi, devotees immerse idol of Lord Ganesh in water body after a gala street procession.

Sep
17
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2024
PITRUPAKSH STARTS (SHRADDH)
Sep 17 all-day

Shradh or Pitru Paksha is a period when Hindus remember their ancestors by offering prayers. ‘Shradh’ is a way of expressing heartfelt gratitude towards parents who are no more, for having helped them be what they are today. According to scriptures, rituals performed during ‘shradh’ bring peace to the departed.

‘Pitru Paksha’ is the period from ‘Bhadrapada Purnima’ to ‘Sarvapitri Amavasya’. ‘Pitru Paksha’ is considered by Hindus to be inauspicious as the death rites are performed during ‘Shradh’ or ‘Tarpan’. The last day of ‘Pitru Paksha’ is known as ‘Sarvapitri Amavasya’. It is also known as ‘Pitru Amavasya’ or simply ‘Mahalaya’. It is the most significant day of ‘Pitru Paksha’.

Sep
21
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2024
DURGA MATA KI CHOWKI
Sep 21 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
DURGA MATA KI CHOWKI

If you would like to host the Mata Ki Chowki at Shree Radhey Shyam Temple, Contact : Raja Sharma 708-822-6656

Maa Durga is revered as the Mother Goddess among the Hindu Goddesses. Mata Ki Chowki is a short-duration Kirtan that can be done at any time of day, at any time of year. The essence behind performing the Mata Ki Chowki is to fulfil one’s wishes. This Puja ceremony involves the gathering of many worshipers who spend three hours singing hymns in her praise in order to please the Goddess so that she can grant them their wishes. Mata ki chowki includes kirtans and bhajans which are performed in the respect to Mata Durga, Mata Laxmi, Mata Kaali, Saraswati, and Annapurna.

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1
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2024
SARVA PITRU SHRADH (MAHALAYA)
Oct 1 all-day

The last day of ‘Pitru Paksha’ is known as ‘Sarvapitri Amavasya’. It is also known as ‘Pitru Amavasya’ or simply ‘Mahalaya’. It is the most significant day of ‘Pitru Paksha’.

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3
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2024
NAVARATRI BEGINS
Oct 3 all-day
NAVARATRI BEGINS

Navratri is a nine days festival dedicated to Goddess Durga. Goddess Durga is worshipped in 9 different forms, known as Navdurga. The tenth day is celebrated as Vijayadashami when idols of Goddess Durga are immersed into the water body.

Navratri is celebrated in most Indian states. However, Navratri is very popular festival in the western states of Gujarat, Maharashtra and the southern state of Karnataka. On the very first day of Navratri, Goddess Durga is invoked into a Kalash with full Vedic rituals along with chanting of Mantras. The invocation and dwelling of Goddess Durga into the Kalash is known as Ghatasthapana or Kalashsthapana and is done at an appropriate time of the day.

In West Bengal Navratri is celebrated as Durga Puja. In West Bengal, Goddess Durga is worshipped on the last three days of Navratri and these three days are famously known as Durga Saptami, Durga Ashtami and Durga Navami. It would be correct to say that Durga Puja in West Bengal is a smaller version of 9 days Navratri. Kalparambha and Bilva Nimantran during Durga Puja, which is done on the sixth day of Navratri, is symbolically same as Ghatasthapana or Kalashsthapana in other states.

Oct
10
Thu
2024
DURGASHTAMI
Oct 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

All nine forms of Goddess Durga are worshipped during Maha Ashtami Puja.

Young unmarried girls, being treated as Goddess Durga itself, are also worshipped on Maha Ashtami. Worshipping of young girls during Durga Puja is known as Kumari Puja. In many regions Kumari Puja is done during all nine days of Durga Navratri. Kumari Puja on a single day during Durga Puja is preferred on Maha Ashtami.

Upcoming Events

Jul
20
Sat
2024
5:00 pm DURGA MATA KI CHOWKI
DURGA MATA KI CHOWKI
Jul 20 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
DURGA MATA KI CHOWKI
If you would like to host the Mata Ki Chowki at Shree Radhey Shyam Temple, Contact : Raja Sharma 708-822-6656 Maa Durga is revered as the Mother Goddess among the Hindu...
Aug
17
Sat
2024
5:00 pm DURGA MATA KI CHOWKI
DURGA MATA KI CHOWKI
Aug 17 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
DURGA MATA KI CHOWKI
If you would like to host the Mata Ki Chowki at Shree Radhey Shyam Temple, Contact : Raja Sharma 708-822-6656 Maa Durga is revered as the Mother Goddess among the Hindu...
Aug
19
Mon
2024
all-day RAKHI – RAKSHA BANDHAN
RAKHI – RAKSHA BANDHAN
Aug 19 all-day
Raksha Bandhan or Rakhi (The Thread of Sibling Love) is a special occasion to celebrate this “Sibling Love” bonding by tying a holy thread around the wrist. This thread, which pulsates with...
Aug
26
Mon
2024
all-day SRI KRISHNA JANMASHTAMI
SRI KRISHNA JANMASHTAMI
Aug 26 all-day
SRI KRISHNA JANMASHTAMI
The Krishna Janmashtami festival marks the birth of Krishna, one of the most popular Gods in the Hindu pantheon. Krishna is perceived by most Hindus to be an avatar (incarnation)...
Sep
6
Fri
2024
11:00 am GANESH CHATURTHI @ Radhey Shyam Temple
GANESH CHATURTHI @ Radhey Shyam Temple
Sep 6 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
GANESH CHATURTHI @ Radhey Shyam Temple
Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated as birth anniversary of Lord Ganesh. On Ganesh Chaturthi, Lord Ganesh is worshipped as the god of wisdom, prosperity and good fortune. It is believed that...
Sep
17
Tue
2024
all-day PITRUPAKSH STARTS (SHRADDH)
PITRUPAKSH STARTS (SHRADDH)
Sep 17 all-day
Shradh or Pitru Paksha is a period when Hindus remember their ancestors by offering prayers. ‘Shradh’ is a way of expressing heartfelt gratitude towards parents who are no more, for having...
Sep
21
Sat
2024
5:00 pm DURGA MATA KI CHOWKI
DURGA MATA KI CHOWKI
Sep 21 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
DURGA MATA KI CHOWKI
If you would like to host the Mata Ki Chowki at Shree Radhey Shyam Temple, Contact : Raja Sharma 708-822-6656 Maa Durga is revered as the Mother Goddess among the Hindu...
Oct
1
Tue
2024
all-day SARVA PITRU SHRADH (MAHALAYA)
SARVA PITRU SHRADH (MAHALAYA)
Oct 1 all-day
The last day of ‘Pitru Paksha’ is known as ‘Sarvapitri Amavasya’. It is also known as ‘Pitru Amavasya’ or simply ‘Mahalaya’. It is the most significant day of ‘Pitru Paksha’.
Oct
3
Thu
2024
all-day NAVARATRI BEGINS
NAVARATRI BEGINS
Oct 3 all-day
NAVARATRI BEGINS
Navratri is a nine days festival dedicated to Goddess Durga. Goddess Durga is worshipped in 9 different forms, known as Navdurga. The tenth day is celebrated as Vijayadashami when idols of Goddess Durga...
Oct
10
Thu
2024
6:00 pm DURGASHTAMI
DURGASHTAMI
Oct 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
All nine forms of Goddess Durga are worshipped during Maha Ashtami Puja. Young unmarried girls, being treated as Goddess Durga itself, are also worshipped on Maha Ashtami. Worshipping of young...