Lunar New Year 2015 - Hindu Temple and Cultural Center

Hindu Temple and Cultural Center
(A Non-Profit Organization Registered in the State of Washington)
3818, 212th ST SE, Bothell, WA 98021 Phone: 425-483-7115
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Lunar New Year
Yugādi - Ugādi – Puthandu – Gudi Padwa – Thapna - Cheti Chand – Baisakhi
Friday 20th March, 2015
Puja, and Cultural Schedules
Sponsorship Opportunity
07:00pm - 07:10pm - Sankalpam Ganapathi Puja
 07:10pm - 07:20pm - Kubera Lakshmi Puja
 07:20pm – 08:00pm - Panchanga Sravanam
 08:00pm – 08:10pm - *Cultural/Dance program
 08:10pm - 08-15pm - Archana and Aarathi
 08:15pm – 08:25pm - Distribution of prasadam
bag to all sponsors
Note: *Cultural program takes place during bhog time
Kubera Puja** sponsorship
Pushpa Mala Alankaram
Annadanam, (Food Sponsorship)
** New Year event puja
See details below/contact Office..
The name Yugadi or Ugadi is derived from the Sanskrit words Yuga (age) and ādi (beginning): "the
beginning of a new age". It falls on the different day every year because the Hindu calendar is a lunisolar
calendar. The Saka calendar begins with the month of Chaitra (March–April) and Ugadi marks the first day
of the New Year. Chaitra is the first month in Panchanga which is the Indian calendar.
While the people of Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka use the term Ugadi/Yugadi for this festival, the people
of Maharashtra term the same festival, observed on the same day, Gudi Padwa (Marathi: गुढी पाडवा).
Marwari, people of Rajasthan celebrate the same day as their New Year day Thapna. Sindhis, people from
Sindh, celebrate the same day as their New Year day Cheti Chand. Manipuris also celebrate their New Year
(Sajibu nongma panba) on the same day. It is observed as Baisakhi in Punjab and Puthandu in Tamil
Nadu. However, it is not celebrated on the same day as Yugadi in Tamil Nadu.
Special dishes
Obbattu/Bobbattu or Bhakshalu/Holigey -prepared on Ugadi in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. It is
usually eaten hot or cold with ghee or milk topping or coconut milk at some places of Karnataka. The
eating of a specific mixture of six tastes, called Ugadi Pachhadi (ఉగాది పచ్చడి) in Telugu and Bevu - Bella
Kubera puja - Lord
Kuber (treasurer of
the riches of the
world), is
worshipped along
with Sri Lakshmi,
the Goddess of
On this New Year
day take part in this
significant ritual
and be blessed…
All Sponsors receive
($ 51.00/puja), a
package consisting..
(ಬ ೇವು-ಬ ಲ್ಲ) in Kannada symbolizes the fact that life is a mixture of different experiences (sadness,
happiness, anger, fear, disgust, surprise), which should be accepted together and with equanimity
through the New Year.
Recitation of Panchangam - Sri Manmatha Nama Samvatsara - Later, people traditionally gather to listen
to the recitation of the religious Panchangam of the New Year, and the general forecast of the year to
come. This is called the 'Panchanga Sravanam', an informal social function where the priest will read the
New Year Panchangam. This year on Ugadi day, come and visit the temple with your family and friends
and take blessings of Lord, as well as take part in - Panchanga Sravanam.
For more details Contact: [email protected]; Phone: 425-483-7115
Sri Lakshmi Pure Silver coin
Puja archana
flowers, prasad
Sri Prasanna
Om Shri Kuberaya