Mon-Wed & Fri-Sun
Temple Spring /Summer Timings
Annadanam - feeding the poor
For the last thirty years, Sri Shirdi Sai Baba Temple, Pittsburgh, has been conducting annadanam in India. The Temple has supplied tens of thousands of free meals each year to the needy. This year, the Temple hopes to supply 50,000 free meals in rural India. These are delicious, nutritious meals provided to local villagers, many of whom are elderly, young, or otherwise unable to always procure enough food. A typical meal consists of a large helping of rice, dahl, a vegetable dish, and a sweet. Everyone is served until they are satisfied! We kindly ask your donation of any amount to help the needy (Click on the links below to sponsor).
Up Coming Events of April -CALENDAR OF EVENTS - April 2016
April 8th - CHAITRAM
Apr 25 Monday Chaitra Krishna (Sankatahara) Chaturthi
10.00 am Ganapathi Abhishekam
11.00 am Ganapathi Homam
06.30 pm GA kara Sahasram
SRI SAI MAHALAKSHMI YAGNA - APRIL 24th - MAY 8th
09.30 am -Mahalakshmi Abhishekam
11.00 pm -Mahalakshmi Homam
Sponsorship of Day puja
Sri Maha Lakshmi Kumkumarchana
Sri Maha Lakshmi Archana
Thursday 9.00 am to 9.00 pm
Daily Arathi Timings
Morning|Kakad Aarati - 9:00 am
Noon | Madhyan Aarati - 12:00 noon
Evening | Dhoop Aarati - 5:30 pm
Night | Sej Aarati - 7:30 pm / 8.00 pm
Friday 06.00 pm Lalitha Sahasranama Parayana
Saturday 06.00 pm 11 times Hanumanchalisa Parayana
Sunday 09.30 am Sri Subha Drishti Ganapathi Abhishekam
11.00 am 11 times Aditya Hrudaya Parayana
Vedic Classes - Kids and adults
5.30 pm - 6.00 pm - Kids ( Gayatri Japam , Suktas and Slokas)
6.00 pm - 7.00 pm - adults - Rudram ( Namaka & Chamaka) Suktas
9.00 am to 8.30 pm
Happy UGADI to all - May you have a wonderful and prosperous New year. Sairam !
Celebration of Ugâdi/Mesha Sankramana at Home -
It is advisable to take abhyangana snâna (oil bath) in the early hours, and offer the daily prayers.
PANCHANGA SRAVANAM - The Cabinet & Portfolios for 2015-2016
1.King-Venus(Sukra); 2. Prime minister-Mercury (Budha) 3. Commander general of army - Mercury (Budha); 4. Controller of nourishment - Moon
5.Controller of clouds -Mercury (Budha); 6.Controller of water -Mercury (Budha); 7.Controller of Harvest & Grains - Venus(Sukra); 8.Controller of Rasadhipati(ghee,jaggary,honey) - Moon 9.Controller of weaknesses & Harvest - Saturn.
Out 9 plants 7 are good 2 are benign
General Predictions of Durmukhi (2016-17): Women will take high place in politics. Rains will fall in the right time. Cow’s will be protected. RUDRA is the adipathi of the year. Rudrabhishekam & homas are suggested.
Out of 20 parts of rain, 8 parts are on ocean, 9 parts are on mountains, 3 part on plain land.
According to Baarhaspatya maana(Based on rotation of Jupiter) the name of the year is Sowmya.
Solar Eclipses: Sep 1st - Not visible in USA. Lunar Eclipses:Aug 18th,Sep16th-Not visible in USA.
PUSHKARA: On 12th - 23rd August , Krishna Pushkaram takes place during the transit of Bruhaspati (Jupiter) into Kanya Rasi (Virgo Zodiac Sign). It auspicious to take bath in the Krishna River (Pushkara Snanam) during this time. Devotees gather here to take a dip in the Krishna River which is considered sacred by the Hindus. Various pujas and rituals are performed. Tarpanam will be offered to forefathers.
How To make Yugadi Pachadi? Neem flower chutney is part of the Ugâdi feast. The traditional recipe includes jaggery, neem flowers, tamarind paste, bananas, sugarcane pieces, mango pieces. The recipe connotes that life is a combination of all tastes: good, bad, sour, bitter and sweet! Offer Pushpanjali to Sun. Then eat the ugadi chutney before coffee or tea. This is termed as Nimbakusuma Bhakshanam.The Sastra declares that eating chutney enhances longevity, balances the negative effect of planets and provides prosperity. The chutney will be availble in the temple all day on Thursday Apr 7th, 2016.
New Timings and Program - Ugadi (New Year) 2016
Temple Timings : Spring & Summer : Saturday - Wednesday - 9 am - 8.30 pm
Fall & Winter : Saturday - Wednesday - 9 am - 7.30 pm
Thursday - 9 am - 9 pm
New Arathi Timings :(Sandya Arathi) Evening Arathi - 5.30 pm ( From 6.00 pm)
Thursday Bhajans - 6.30 pm (from 7.00 pm)
Sej Arathi - 7.30 pm (from 8.00 pm)