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Gita Sloka
Yam hi na vyathayantyete purusham purusharshabha;
Samaduhkha sukham dheeram so’mritatwaaya kalpate.
Chapter 2: 15

That firm man whom surely these afflict not, O chief among men, to whom pleasure and pain are the same, is fit for attaining immortality!
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SATURDAY November 1st: Havan at HTBN

1st Saturday of Every Month Starting Saturday, November 1st, 2014

TIME - 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM - Havan ceremony and Teaching- conducted by Priest from Arya Samaj, Chicagoland –Meaning of one of the Vedic Mantra in detail. a copy of Mantra to be recited will be provided to all present (Ghee, Samagrhi will be provided.)
Event sponsors(Yajmaan)- Two person each family can sit facing North and East side respectively of havan kund and can perform 'Ahuti's'.

Event Sponsors- $201 (Limited to 2 Families on first come first basis)
Participant Sponsors - $11 (Everyone is welcome to take part in this)
Havan / Homam/ Yagya / Yajna is a Vedic Ritual performed in various ways in India.
Havan is a form of ‘Bhakti-Yoga-meditation’ activity performed in front of ‘Agni’, lit in ‘Havan Kund’ (which represent Brahman- Parmeshwar), with chanting of Vedic Mantra and offering ‘Ahuti’ (oblation) to Agni( Brahman) in form of ghee and Samagrhi (mix of various herbs). Aarti at NOON.

Lunch Menu: Masala Dosa; Thali with Idly Sambar

SUNDAY November 2, 2014:

Time: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM - Bhajans followed by Arati
Lunch Menu: Thali with Poori; Bhel also available
PLEASE NOTE: Daylight Saving Time starts on Nov 2nd.


Time: 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM - Ganesh Puja, Mata bhajan, "Soin Hall" Inauguration Ceremony, Bhog & Kanjak(Kanya Puja), Arati

BALAGOKULAM CLASS during the whole school year:

Dates: September 14, 2014 to June 1, 2015
Time: 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm (Every Sunday except the first Sunday of month)
Age: 5- 13 years ($115 fee total)
Activities: Games, Yoga, Arts & Crafts, Personality Development, Leadership skills, Niyuddha (Indian Karate), Shloka, Stories and Sessions on Hindu Culture, and more.
Please sign up for Balagokulam class either by filling the form at temple front desk or directly at the class on Sundays during the next one month. The sooner, the better because class starts on Sept 14th. For more information, please call 412-983-1901 or email bmi.bgkm@gmail.com or visit http://www.balagokulam.org.

Temple Timings:



Aarti:11:30AM & 7:30PM

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