​​Daily Arathi Timings :

Morning  (Kakad Aarati) -  9:00 am          Night  (Sej Aarati) - Mon, Tue,Wed, Fri,Sun- 6.30 pm
                                                                                      Thursday 7.30 pm- Saturday - 7.00 pm
Noon  (Madhyan Aarati) -  12:00 noon    

Evening  (Dhoop Aarati) -    5:30 pm          

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Temple Timings:
​Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri, Sun - 9 am to 7 pm ​ ;

Thursday 8.30pm / Saturday - 9 am to 7:30 pm

1 pm - 5 pm -   Temple is  open for DARSHAN 

 Sri Maha Siva Ratri Celebration   

 Thursday Feb 20th -  Saturday 22nd, 2020

                 

Prasadam - Panchamukha Rudraksha from KASI 


Thursday  -  Magha Krishna Trayodasi - PRADOSHAM 


Friday  - MAHA  SIVARATRI 


Saturday  - Shanthi Kalyanam 

MAHA SIVARATRI

​​​​​Annadanam - Feeding the Poor











For the last thirty years, Sri Shirdi Sai Baba Temple, Pittsburgh, has been conducting annadanam in India and in the U.S.A.  Packed lunches are made and distributed to local soup kitchens in the USA.  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 links below to sponsor).


$21             $54             $108           $504        Other 

            COW IS THE UNIVERSAL MOTHER     -  (GAAVAH VISWASSYA MAATARAH) 

 Gava Mangeshu tishnti bhuvanani chaturdasa all the

 14 worlds reside in Cow(Sruti - Vedam). 

 Cow is the chief source of nourishment of every being.





MAHA SIVARATRI: Sivaratri is observed every month on the fourteenth night of the dark half, for the Moon which is the presiding deity of the human mind, has only one more night to be a non-entity, with no influence on the agitations of the Mind. In the month of Magha, the fourteenth night is named Maha (great) Sivaratri. It is sacred for it is the Day on which Siva is revered as the Form which is to be adored for the acquisition of Jnana or Wisdom. “Jnana Maheshwaraad Ichaad” as advised by the Vedas. Contemplate this day and this night on the Atma Linga, the Jyoti Linga, the symbol of Supreme Light of Wisdom, and be convinced that Siva is in every one of us. Let that vision illuminate our inner  conscious- ness.  Siva  is  the embodiment  of Ananda,  hence Thandava Dance, which he enjoys with the Cosmos as his stage.


          Iswara is symbolized in the Linga Form. Linga is derived from the Sanskrit root, Li means Leeyathe (merge). It is the Form in which all forms merge. Siva is the God who blesses beings with most desirable gift of mixing in the Universe. Realize God in you first, then if you involve yourself with material world, no harm can come to you, for you will recognize the objective world as but the Body of God. Reaching him is the inescapable task of man.

      Siva  means Graciousness, Auspiciousness and  Mangalam. Siva is adored as the Teacher of Teachers Dakshinamurti. The Form of Siva in itself is a great lesson of Tolerance and Forbear- ance. The Halahala poison is held by Him in His throat, and the beneficient Moon is worn on His Head.

         Paramatma is described as ‘Trayambaka’ because He has Power of Volition (Itcha Sakti), Power of Action (Kriya Sakti) and Power of Knowledge or Wisdom (Jnana Sakti). Similarly, one who bears Sun, Moon and Fire is Trayambaka. By propitiating such Paramatma one reaches one’s goal. The progress is from Body Consciousness (Devatma Bhava) to Life Consciousness (Jeevatma Bhava) and then to Divine Consciousness (Paramatma Thathwa). The symphony of feeling, tuneful melody, and marking of time (Bhava, Raga and Tala) is Bharata. That is gathering together. the Power of Volition, Action and Wisdom.  Mahasivaratri is dedicated to the disintegration of aberratious Mind by dedicating oneself to Siva the Conqueror of Desires.


               

CALENDAR OF EVENTS - FEBRUARY 2020  
Samvatsaram: Sri Vikari /  Uttarâyanam 
Mâsam: Magham till Feb 23rd / Phalgunam; Rutuvu: Sisira



Feb 2 Sun Magha Sukla a  Astami  Mâsa Durgâshtami              
                   Krittika  Nakshatra  homam                   
                             Oil Lemon lamps (2)                       
                 10.30 am Durga Homam                           

Krittika Deepam: The lamps are also lit for a happy married life and for the well being of children in the family.                                             

Feb 5 Wed  Magha Sukla Ekadasi - Bhishma Ekadasi
                   10.00 am Vishnu Sahasrnama Homam                    
 11.00 am Sri Sai Satyanarayana Vratam 

Feb 6 Thu  Magha  Sukla Trayodasi - Pradosham

11.00am  Sai Rudra Homam
        10.30am  Ekavara Rudra Abhishekam 

Siva Archana 

Feb 8  Sat Maghi Poornima  - Maha Maghi 
                 Full Day Sponsorship          
                  9.30 am Sri Shirdi Sai Baba Abhishekam   
                 10.30 am Sri Sai  Maha Lakshmi Homam    
                 11.00 am Sri Sai Satyanarayana Vratam     
                   Sri Sai Archana   $11  /  Sahasranamam   
                   Flower Service $36 / 7.00pm Jyoti Arati   

Feb 11 Tue Magha Krishna (Dwijapriya  Sankatahara)  Chaturdasi -
  09.30 am   Ganapathi  Abhishekam      
                  10.00 am   Ganapathi  Homam                 
                  06:30 pm “GA” kara Sahasram                  
                  08.00 pm Jyoti Arati                                 
Feb 13 Thu Kumbha Sankramanam 
                   5pm Veda patanam                                   

Feb 18 Tue Magha Krishna (Vijaya) Ekadasi
              10.00 am Vishnu Sahasrnama Homam         
              11.00 am Sri Sai Satyanarayana Vratam         

Feb 20 Thu Magha Krishna Trayodasi Pradosham
                    10.30am  Ekavara Rudra Abhishekam     
                Siva Archana                          

Feb 21 Fri Magha Krisha Chaturdasi - Maha Sivaratri
                  10.00 am 360 Rudra Abhishekam             
                  11.00 am  Bilva Archana                           
Feb 23 Sun Magha Amavasya
                   8.00am   Deva Rishi Pitru tarpanam            
Feb 24 Mon Phalgunam   

Feb 29 Sat Phalguna Sukla (Masa Skanda) Shasthi 
                   09.30 am Subrahmanya Abhishekam                                              Subrahmanya Archana