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Gita Sloka
Naasato vidyate bhaavo naabhaavo vidyate satah;
Ubhayorapi drishto’ntastwanayos tattwadarshibhih.
Chapter 2: 16

The unreal hath no being; there is no non-being of the Real; the truth about both has been seen by the knowers of the Truth (or the seers of the Essence).

COMMENTARY: What is changing must always be unreal. What is constant or permanent must always be real. The Atman or the eternal, all-pervading Self ever exists. It is the only Reality. This phenomenal world of names and forms is ever changing. Names and forms are subject to decay and death. Hence they are unreal or impermanent.
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Friday January 30th: Bishma Ekadasi Pooja

6:00 - 7:30 pm - Vishnusahasranama by devotees
7:30 - 7:45 pm - Archana & Arati
7:45 - 8:00 pm - Prasad

Individuals and Groups are welcome to join 3 rounds of Sri Vishnusahasranama recitation.

Bhishma Ekadasi is an auspicious occasion, because it is the birth day of Sri Vishnu Sahasranamam. This stotram was revealed to the Pandavas by Bhishma Acharya during his last hours of his life. While Bhishma Acharya was lying on the bed of arrows, Lord Krishna requests him to help the Pandavas by sharing his divine wisdom. At this request and blessings from Lord Krishna, Bhishma Acharya reveals Sri Vishnu Sahasranama Stotra to the Pandavas on Bhishma Ekadasi day in the presence of Lord Krishna. He reiterates that reciting this holy names of Lord Krishna regularly or even listening is a divine experience that empowers one with the strength to overcome all the difficulties of life and drive away fear making one strong spiritually. This fact was endorsed by Lord Krishna.

On this auspicious occasion all devotees are cordially invited to join Sri Vishnusahasranama recitation at the temple.

Upcoming Events in February

Sunday 8th : Jain Bhavana
Saturday 14th : Tyagaraja Aradhana
Tuesday 17th : Mahashivaratri Celebration


Morning – 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM (Aarti at 11:30 AM)
Evening – 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM (Aarti at 7:30 PM)
Morning - 10 AM to 3 PM (Aarti at Noon)
Evening – 5 PM to 8 PM (Aarti at 7:30 PM)

Priest Hours: Priest Rajashekar is available 6 days/week at the temple, with a day off on Wednesday.
He is available for outside temple services:
Weekdays: All day Wednesday.
Other weekdays: Before 10 AM and between 1:00 to 4:00 PM
Weekends: Before 10 AM and between 1:00 to 4:00 PM

Please contact Mukesh Gandhi at 309-287-3682 for Priest Services. Click here for details about various services.

We really hope that you will be able to participate in these celebrations and take advantage of the currently available rare sponsorship opportunities and good learning opportunities.

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 at 11:30AM
Aarti at 7:30PM

Aarti at Noon
Aarti at 7:30PM

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