Indo American Cultural Center & Temple

Temple Calendar 2015 available for download

April Newsletter available for download

Temple Events

RAMA NAVAMI CELEBRATION

Friday, March 20 – Saturday, March 28, 2015
IACCT will celebrate Rama Navami during March 20 – March 28, 2015. Please join the celebration of the birth of Lord Rama during the nine-day period. Please note that there will not be any bhajans every day from 12:00 Noon – 1:00 PM during the week as erroneously listed in the last newsletter. Lord Rama pooja every evening at 6:30 PM will be held. Akhand Ramayana Paath is planned for Friday March 27, starting at 4:00 pm and concluding by 4:00 pm on March 28th. All those interested in reading Ramayana, please contact Raj Tiwari at 269-649-9550. On Rama Navami, Saturday, March 28, beginning at 6:00 pm, there will be pooja, bhajans, archana, arati and dinner prasadam sponsored by several families. Please see the program in the Events List.



SUNDAY, APRIL 26, 2015 TEMPLE ANNIVERSARY SATSANG TO HONOR IACCT LIFE MEMBERS
You are cordially invited to a special satsang on Sunday, April 26, 2015 to commemorate Temple Anniversary and to recognize IACCT Life Members. IACCT Life Members have made significant contributions to the temple with their generous support. Board is very pleased to dedicate the anniversary satsang to recognize and honor them. Following is a list of IACCT Life Members as of March 21, 2015. Amin, Mahendra & Saroj; Amin,Sanjay & Kalpana; Bafna, Kailash & Vimla; Bandopadhyay, Srekumar & Durga; Bhargava, Brij & Dipti; Bhargava, Hari & Urmil; Dandamudi, Seshagiri & Durga; Dewan, Brij & Atul; Doctor, Umakant & Shreedevi; Gajare, Nilanjan & Ujwala; Golhar, Damodar & Jyotsna; Gupta, Ajay & Geeta; Jain, Krishna & Poonam; Kondapaneni, Sarat & Sita; Kumar, Nandan, & Maya; Lal, Niranjan & Marifel; Mediratta, Ravi & Sangita; Mehta, Muktiraj & Norma; Patel, Anil & Nayana; Patel, Ramesh & Mati; Patel, Keyur & Vashu; Rama, Ramakrishna & Usha; Ravi, Subhas & Prabha; Sharma, Jayesh & Neha; Sharma, Satish & Indu; Sharma, Tarun & Renu; Shekar, Sam (Sandip) & Madhu; Singh, Gopal & Kamala; Tyle, Praveen & Tanu; Valvani, Shri & Swerun; Varma, Loknath & Chanderkanta; Vemuri, Radhakrishna & Karen; Virupannavar, Chandrashekhar & Sushila.



NEW POOJARI (PRIEST) IS EXPECTED TO ARRIVE IN APRIL 2015
As previously announced, the search committee has selected a finalist, Mr. Shashibhushana Hebbar from India to serve as a poojari for the temple. A petition by IACCT for a visa for him has been approved by the US Immigration Services. He will be appearing before the US Consulate in India to obtain the R1 Visa shortly, and is expected to arrive in Kalamazoo by first half of April. In the meantime, Panditji Prasada is expected to continue serving the temple as usual until new Panditji Shashibhushana reaches Kalamazoo. Right now we are planning a farewell gathering for Panditji Prasada and also welcome new Panditji to introduce him to the community at the same time. Please stay tuned for special announcements, and join us for a farewell party for Panditji Prasada and welcoming new Panditji Shashibhushana.


SPELLING BEE, VOCABULARY BEE, MATH BEE, GEOGRAPHY BEE. and SCIENCE BEE
competition for K- 12th grade will be sponsored by IACCT. This year, it will be held on Saturday, April 25, 2015 at the Engineering Campus – Western Michigan University. Registration for all contests ends on April 11, 2015. Please register your children as soon as possible to minimize the number of conflicts for those who participate in more than one contest. A complete schedule for the day of the contest is available at www.northsouth.org with contestants check-in starting at 9:30 AM. For complete information, please go to www.northsouth.org to register your children or contact Tarun Gupta (guptat57@yahoo.com or 269-352-3021). Per NSF rules, on-site registration is not allowed.


FULL TRANSCRIPT OF A BRIEF PRESENTATION BY CHANDRASEKHAR VIRUPANNAVAR ON MAHA SHIVARATRI DAY AT THE TEMPLE
We are pleased to share the transcript kindly submitted by Chandrasekhar Virupannavar for your enlightenment. On behalf of the IACCT, we thank Chandrasekhar Virupannavar for sharing with community members. (Available in attached newsletter).





Gita Study
Those who are interested in participating in Gita Study led by Mr. Sunder Hattangadi and Mr. Pradip Sagdeo can send an email to Sunderh@yahoo.com and you will be informed about the schedule. Usually Gita Class is on a Sunday from 10.30 am to 11.20 am in the Temple.

For information on Temple Fund Raising Initiative please contact:
Brij Bhargava: (269) 375-6474 Email:Brij_Bhargava@yahoo.com

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