Sunday, November 26, 2023 marks the auspicious occasion of Kartika Poornima and Kartika Deepam, NBHC will celebrate with a two-part puja:
We will conduct a Samuhika (community-wide) Satyanarayana Puja at 5:30 PM
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Followed by Karthika Deepam (Karthigai Deepam; Trikkartika; Lakshabba) lighting of diyas
All are welcome whether registering for puja or not so we can properly celebrate as a community.
AUSPICIOUS SIGNIFICANCE OF KARTIKA POORNIMA
Kartika Poornima is considered to be auspicious by many Hindus based on one of the following legends:
In the Vaishnava tradition, this is considered the day that Radha and Krishna performed rasalila with the gopis
Shiva, in the form of Tripurantaka (Killer of the 3 demons Tripurasura) killed Tripurasura
Considered the manifestation date of Matsya, the first of the Vishnu's dashavatara
Celebrated as the birthday of Kartikeya
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SIGNIFICANCE OF KARTHIKA DEEPAM
Karthika Deepam is a festival of lights that is observed in Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, and Sri Lanka.
Rows of agal vilakkus (clay oil lamps) are lit in the houses of adherents in celebration of this festival, to ward off evil and usher in prosperity and joy. Additionally, this festival celebrates the bond between brothers and sisters (similar to Raksha Bandhan). On the occasion of Kartikai Pournami (full moon of the Kārtikai month) oil lamps with 365 wicks, prepared at home, are lit in Shiva temples. Similarly, we will light wicks at the temple to celebrate the occasion.
NOTE ON SIZE OF PUJA + REGISTRATION (DEADLINE EXTENDED)
Whether participating or not, ALL are welcome to attend. Unlike our normal monthly Satyanarayana Puja, we are able to expand the amount of families attending. Register now! As always, this is a TICKETED EVENT
DONATION + DAKSHINA FOR SATYANARAYAN PUJA
The price for the Satyanarayana Puja is per family and set at $101. If you would like to donate any further amount to the temple, you are welcome to do so separately. Any dakshina for the priest can be provided separately as well in person. The puja will be performed by Pandit Viswanathan Gurukkal.
To buy your ticket, please visit our EVENT PAGE. Tickets are limited