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Shirdi Sai Saba Temple
Pittsburgh, PA

Sri Lakshmi Panchami

​​​​Friday, April 12, 2024 


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Sri Maha Lakshmi Panchami Full sponsorship- $126

(Abhishekam, Homam, Rajatha Pushpaarchana, Kumkumarchana)

Sri Maha Lakshmi Abhishekam  -$54

Sri Maha Lakshmi Homam -$54

Sri Maha Lakshmi Rajatha Pushparchana -$21

Sri Maha Lakshmi Kumkumarchana -$11


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Individual Sponsorship


Sri Maha Lakshmi Sahasranamarchana - $36


Flower Service $54


 7.00pm Jyoti Arati $27



Significance of Lakshmi Panchami: Chaitra Shukla Panchami is known as Lakshmi Panchami. This day is dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi, the Goddess of wealth and prosperity. Lakshmi Panchami is also known as Shri Panchami and Shri Vrata. Shri is another name of Goddess Lakshmi. This day should not be confused with Vasant Panchami which is also known as Shri Panchami but dedicated to Goddess Saraswati, the Goddess of art and knowledge.

The day of Lakshmi Panchami falls during the first week of Yugadi. Worshipping Goddess Lakshmi at the beginning of the year is considered very auspicious. People observe a day-long fast and worship Goddess Lakshmi at home.  
Some business houses and traders perform elaborate Puja on the very same day.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Jai Sairam!

​​​Panguni Uttaram Lakshmi Jayanti
Sunday, March 14, 2024 


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Sri Maha Lakshmi Jayanthi Full sponsorship- $126

(Abhishekam, Homam, Rajatha Pushpaarchana, Kumkumarchana)


DEVATA KALYANAM - GOWRI KALYANAM 

Sri Maha Lakshmi Abhishekam  -$54

Sri Maha Lakshmi Homam -$54

Sri Maha Lakshmi Rajatha Pushparchana -$21

Sri Maha Lakshmi Kumkumarchana  -$11


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Individual Sponsorship


Flower Service $54


Sri  Maha Lakshmi Sahasranamarchana - $36 


Jyoti Arati $27


Significance of Lakshmi Jayanti:   Lakshmi Jayanti is the birth anniversary of  Goddess Lakshmi. Goddess Lakshmi is the goddess of wealth and prosperity.  It is believed that Goddess Lakshmi was born on Phalguna Purnima during the great churning of the milky ocean, which is popularly known as Samudra Manthanam. 


                                Phalguna Purnima mostly coincides with Uttara Phalguni Nakshatra.  Hence, the Uttara Phalguni Nakshatra falls on Poornima is celebrated as Lakshmi Jayanti.  The day of Lakshmi Jayanti is significant to appease the Goddess of wealth and prosperity.

Perform Lakshmi Puja, Homam, Archana & Sahasranama Archana.                         


On this day it is believed that most divine marriages took place. The marriage of Goddess Parvati and Lord Shiva, Goddess Deivayanai and Lord Murugan, Goddess Sita and Lord Rama was conducted on Panguni Uthiram day.
As Sri Deivayanai married Lord Subramanya on this day, it is an important festival for Lord Subramanya devotees. . It is believed that Goddess Parvati in the form of Gowri married Lord Shiva in Kanchipuram and because of this belief this day is also celebrated as Gowri Kalyanam day.       
                                                                                                                             Jai Sairam!

Gauri Tritiya
Wednesday, April 10, 2024


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Gauri Tritiya Full Sponsor: $126


Gauri Homam - $54

Gauri Archana - $11

Gauri Sahasranama - $21

Flower service - $21


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Individual Sponsorship

Sri Gauri  Sahasranamarchana - $36

Flower Service $54


 7.00 pm Jyoti Arati $27



Significance of Gangaur / Gauri Tritiya:


Gangaur is celebrated mainly in North India. Gangaur is also known as Gauri Tritiya. Gouri Mata is worshipped on this day.  

                   The festival symbolizes the eternity of marital bliss. Gan symbolizes Lord Shiva and Gaur represents Gauri or Goddess Parvati. This festival is mainly held in honor of Goddess Parvati, appeasing and offering her prayers as she symbolizes marital love, courage, power, strength and excellence.

Married women celebrate this festival by praying to Goddess Parvati for the success of their marital life as well as the well-being, wealth and long life of their husbands. Girls worship ‘Mata Gauri’ for getting a lovable, handsome, understanding and compatible life partner.


 

Jai Sairam!