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List of Homams Performed and Pooja Materials in Arizona Maha Ganapati Temple

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Arizona Ganapati Temple Timings:
Saturdays, Sundays and All US National Holidays
From Morning 10:00 AM To evening 6:00 PM

From Monday to Friday (Weekdays):
Mornings: 10.30 AM to 12.30 PM
Evenings: 5.30 PM to 7.30 PM

Homams Performed in the Temple:
Ganapati Homam
Navagraha Homam
Ayushya Homam
Abhishekam
Griha Pravesham
Seemantham
Sathyanarayana Puja
Punyaha Vachanam and Namakaranam
Vahana Puja
Annaprasanam
Akshara Abhyasam
Upanayanam
Shashtiabthapoorthi
Wedding
Engagement
Bhoomi Puja
Hair Offering, Hiranya Shraddham/Apara Services (last rites)

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Importance of Ganapati Homam:
Ganapati Homam is performed to invoke Lord Ganesha’s blessings for removing obstacles, general prosperity and before starting any auspicious work. It provides a soothing effect to the mind and body and also purifies the environment. The Ganapati homam is performed before all other Homams. It is done specifically in the name of the devotee with sankalpa.

Ganapati Homam Puja Items:
The following puja items are to be made ready by the devotee when the Homam is to be conducted at their residence.

Turmeric Powder – 1 packet
KumKum Powder – 1 packet
Sandalwood powder/tablets/paste – 1 packet
Agarbathi – 1 packet
Camphor – 1 packet
Beetle leaves and nuts – 15 each
Flowers – 2 bouquets
Banana – 12
5 variety of fruits – 4 each
Coconuts – 5
Rice – 4 pounds
Kalasa Vasthram 9 x 5 dhoti or 4 yards cloth, red or green – 1
Rice Poha (beaten rice) – 1 packet
Brown sugar – 1 packet
Honey – 1 small bottle
Ghee – 2 pounds
Dates (kajur) – 1 packet
Coins (quarters) – 20
Naivedyam (prasadam) – Rava Kesari or Payasam (Kheer) or Jagerry Pongal, Modak (kari kadabu – kannada, kudumulu or undrallu – telugu, karjikai – kannada, kolakatte- tamil) or Sundal
Sugar Candy – 1 packet
Sugar – 1 packet
Dry coconut – 1
Desiccated coconut (coconut powder) – 1 packet
Almonds – 1 packet
Raisins – 1 packet
Cashews – 1 packet
Saffron – 1 packet
Cloves – 1 packet
Pachha Kalpooram (green camphor or edible camphor) – 1 packet
Firewood chips – 1 packet
Fire starter log – Dura Flame – small packet
Aluminium baking trays (medium size) – 4
Lamps – 2
Oil – As required
Match Box – 1 packet
Cotton wick – 1 small packet
Khalasa (kalasamor kumbha) – silver, copper or brass – 1
Paper towels – 1 roll
Paper plates – 5
Kattori (stainless steel cups or silver cups or paper cups) – 5
Plates or trays – 4
Steel tumbler – 4
Steel spoon – 4
Puja bell – 1

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Impotrance of Navagraha Homam:
Navagraha Homam is performed to remove obstacles and to attain longevity, health and happiness. It may also be performed for atonement of Navagraha Doshas. Nine varieties of flowers, nine cereals(Nava Dhanya), nine clothes(of different colours) and nine types of Naivedyams are used. It is done specifically in devotee’s name with sankalpa.

Navagraha Homam Puja Items:
The following puja items are to be made ready by the devotee when the Homam is to be conducted at their residence.
Turmeric Powder – 1 packet
KumKum Powder – 1 packet
Sandalwood powder/tablets/paste – 1 packet
Agarbathi – 1 packet
Camphor – 1 packet
Beetle leaves and nuts – 15 each
Flowers – 2 bouquets
Banana – 12
5 variety of fruits – 4 each
Coconuts – 5
Rice – 4 pounds
Kalasa Vasthram 9 x 5 dhoti or 4 yards cloth, red or green – 1
Ghee – 2 pounds
Coins (quarters) – 20
Dates (kajur) – 1 packet
Cashews – 1 packet
Raisins – 1 packet
Elaichi – 1 packet
Cloves – 1 packet
Sugar Candy – 1 packet
Pachha Kalpooram (green camphor or edible camphor) – 1 packet
Naivedyam (prasadam) – Rava Kesari or Payasam (Kheer) or Jagerry Pongal, Modak (kari kadabu – kannada, kudumulu or undrallu – telugu, karjikai – kannada, kolakatte- tamil) or Sundal
Aluminium baking trays (medium size) –
Firewood chips – 1 packet
Fire starter log – Dura Flame – 1 small packet
Lamps – 2
Oil – As required
Match Box – 1 packet
Cotton wick – 1 small packet
Khalasa (kalasamor kumbha) – silver, copper or brass – 1
Paper towels – 1 roll
Paper plates – 5
Kattori (stainless steel cups or silver cups or paper cups) – 5
Plates or trays – 4
Steel tumbler – 4

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NAVADHANYAS (9 grains) – English/Kannada/Telugu/Tamil:
Wheat or Suji/ Godi/ Godumulu/ Godhumai – 1 packet
Rice/ Akki/ Beeyamu/ Arisi – 1 packet
Thoor dhal/ Thogari Bele/ Kandi Pappu/ Thuvaram Paruppu – packet
Moong dhal/ Hesara Bele/ Peraru Pappu/ Pasi Paruppu – packet
Channa dhal/ Kaddale/ Senagalu/ Kondai kadala – packet
Rajma/ Aura Bele/ Chikudu Pappu/ Mochha Kottai – 1 packet
Sesame/ Yellu/ Nuvulu/ Yellu – packet
Urud dhal/ Udin Bele/ Nalla Minu-Mulu Pappu/ Ulutham Parappu – packet
Horse Gram/ Hurli/ Ullavalu/ Kollu – 1 packet

NAVAGRAHA VASTHRAS / 1 yard of each vasthra
Red color – 2
White color – 3
Green color – 1
Yellow color – 1
Light blue color – 1
Black color – 1
Flower printed with mixed color – 1

Sathyanarayana Ganapati Arizona

Importance of Ayushya Homam:
Ayushya homam is performed to worship the god of life (Ayur Devatha) to bestow long life. This homam is usually performed on the Star (Nakshaktra) birth date. It is customary to do it on the first birth day of children. By performing the Ayushya homa, the evil effects caused by tithi, vara, nakshatra are eradicated. It bestows longevity and good health.

Ayushya Homam Puja Items:
The following puja items are to be made ready by the devotee when the Homam is to be conducted at their residence.
Turmeric Powder – 1 packet
KumKum Powder – 1 packet
Sandalwood powder/tablets/paste – 1 packet
Agarbathi – 1 packet
Camphor – 1 packet
Beetle leaves and nuts – each
Flowers – 2 bouquets
Banana – 12
5 variety of fruits – 4 each
Coconuts – 5
Rice – 4 pounds
Kalasa Vasthram 9 x 5 dhoti or 4 yards cloth, red or green –
Ghee – 2 pounds
Coins (quarters) – 20
Dates (kajur) – 1 packet
Cashews – 1 packet
Raisins – 1 packet
Elaichi – 1 packet
Cloves – packet
Almonds – packet
Sugar Candy – 1 packet
Cooked rice – 1 small cup
Pachha Kalpooram (green camphor or edible camphor) – 1 packet
Naivedyam (prasadam) – Rava Kesari or Payasam (Kheer) or Jagerry Pongal, Modak (kari kadabu – kannada, kudumulu or undrallu – telugu, karjikai – kannada, kolakatte- tamil) or Sundal
Aluminium baking trays (medium size) – 4
Firewood chips – 1 packet
Fire starter log – Dura Flame – small packet
Lamps (Dheepam) – 2
Oil – As Required
Match Box – 1 packet
Cotton wick – 1 small packet
Khalasa (kalasamor kumbha) – silver, copper or brass – 1
Paper towels – 1 roll
Paper plates –
Kattori (stainless steel cups or silver cups or paper cups) – 5
Plates or trays –
Steel tumbler –
Flower garland for the boy/girl –
New vasthra/dress

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Importance of Abhishekam:
Abhishekam involves the pouring of various liquids like milk, ghee and honey in a steady stream over a murti (idol), while specific Sanskrit mantras are recited. As the offerings are gently poured over the murti, divine blessings radiate out towards all those present, providing protection, purification, and spiritual elevation.

Abhishekam Puja Items:
Devotees sponsoring an Abishekam are requested to bring the following items to the temple on the day of Abhishekam.

Flowers – 1 bouquet
5 Variety of Fruits – 4 each
Milk – 1 Gallon
Buttermilk – Gallon
Orange Juice (without pulp) – Gallon
Sathvic (no Onion/no Garlic) home-made Prasad – 1
Upon request, Abhishekam can be performed at your home. If you do not have an idol at home, we perform abhishekam to Parthiva (clay) – N/A
Siva Linga

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Importance of Griha Pravesham:
Griha Pravesham or the House-Warming Ceremony is performed to enter a new home auspiciously. Literally, Griha Pravesham means ‘entering the house’. Griha Pravesham is an important aspect of the Vaasthu Sastra. It is an act of purifying and making ready the space for occupation in houses. Traditionally, milk is boiled. A puja is perfomed for the Nava Grahas and vastu to activate positive effects from the place.

Griha Pravesham Puja Items:
The following puja items are to be made ready by the devotee when the Puja is to be conducted at their new residence.

Turmeric Powder – 1 packet
KumKum Powder – 1 packet
Sandalwood powder/tablets/paste – packet
Agarbathi – packet
Camphor – 1 packet
Beetle leaves and nuts – each
Flowers – 2 bouquets
Banana – 12
5 variety of fruits – each
Coconuts – 5
Rice – pounds
Kalasa Vasthram 9 x 5 dhoti or 4 yards cloth, red or green –
Brown sugar – 1 packet
Honey – small bottle
Pumpkin (if available) – 1
Ghee – pounds
Full lemons (or 4 cut pieces) – 5
Coins (quarters) –
Dates (kajur) – 1 packet
Cashews – packet
Raisins – 1 packet
Elaichi – 1 packet
Cloves – 1 packet
Sugar Candy – 1 packet
Sugar – packet
Pachha Kalpooram (green camphor or edible camphor) – 1 packet
Naivedyam (prasadam) – Rava Kesari or Payasam (Kheer) or Jagerry Pongal, Modak (kari kadabu – kannada, kudumulu or undrallu – telugu, karjikai – kannada, kolakatte- tamil) or Sundal
Milk – 1 gallon
New vessel for boiling milk –
Aluminium baking trays (medium size) – 4
Firewood chips – packet
Fire starter log – Dura Flame – small packet
Lamps (dheepam) –
Oil – As Required
Match Box – 1 packet
Cotton wick – 1 small packet
Khalasa (kalasamor kumbha) – silver, copper or brass – 1
Paper towels – 1 roll
Paper plates – 5
Kattori (stainless steel cups or silver cups or paper cups) – 5
Plates or trays – 4
Swami Photos (God Pictures) –
Steel tumbler – 4

NAVADHANYAS (9 grains) – English/Kannada/Telugu/Tamil
Wheat or Suji/ Godi/ Godumulu/ Godhumai – 1 packet
Rice/ Akki/ Beeyamu/ Arisi – 1 packet
Thoor dhal/ Thogari Bele/ Kandi Pappu/ Thuvaram Paruppu – packet
Moong dhal/ Hesara Bele/ Peraru Pappu/ Pasi Paruppu – 1 packet
Channa dhal/ Kaddale/ Senagalu/ Kondai kadala – 1 packet
Rajma/ Aura Bele/ Chikudu Pappu/ Mochha Kottai – packet
Sesame/ Yellu/ Nuvulu/ Yellu – 1 packet
Urud dhal/ Udin Bele/ Nalla Minu-Mulu Pappu/ Ulutham Parappu – 1 packet
Horse Gram/ Hurli/ Ullavalu/ Kollu – 1 packet

NAVAGRAHA VASTHRAS/1 yard of each vasthra
Red color – 2
White color – 2
Green color – 1
Yellow color – 1
Light blue color –
Black color –
Flower printed with mixed color – 1

Importance of Seemantham:
Seemantham is Baby Shower by Hindu tradition. It is performed in preparation for a woman’s first delivery, and its primary functions are to satisfy the pregnant woman’s desire, bless her, and ensure a safe delivery and a healthy baby. A sacrificial fire is lit and the husband and his wife pray jointly for the gift of child and for safe delivery by circumbulating the fire.

Seemantham Puja Items:
The following puja items are to be made ready by the devotee when the Seemantham is to be conducted at their residence.

Turmeric Powder – 1 packet
KumKum Powder – 1 packet
Sandalwood powder/tablets/paste – 1 packet
Agarbathi – packet
Camphor – 1 packet
Beetle leaves and nuts – 15 each
Flowers – 2 bouquets
Banana – 12
5 variety of fruits – each
Coconuts – 5
Rice – pounds
Kalasa Vasthram 9 x 5 dhoti or 4 yards cloth, red or green – 1
Ghee – 2 pounds
Dates (kajur) – packet
Coins (quarters) – 20
Cloves – 1 packet
Cashews – packet
Raisins – packet
Elaichi – packet
Almonds – packet
Naivedyam (prasadam) – Rava Kesari or Payasam (Kheer) or Jagerry Pongal
Sugar Candy – packet
Saffron – packet
Pachha Kalpooram (green camphor or edible camphor) – 1 packet
Firewood chips – 1 packet
Fire starter log – Dura Flame – small packet
Aluminium baking trays (medium size) –
Lamps – 2
Oil – As Required
Match Box – 1 packet
Cotton wick – 1 small packet
Khalasa (kalasamor kumbha) – silver, copper or brass –
Paper towels – roll
Paper plates – 5
Kattori (stainless steel cups or silver cups or paper cups) – 5
Plates or trays – 4
Steel tumbler – 4
Dry coconut – 1
Desiccated coconut (coconut powder) – packet
Flower Garland – 2
Alamottu –
Vepilai Kaappu –
New Vasthra/dress –
Paruppu Thengaai –

Importance of Sathyanarayana Puja:
Satyanarayana Puja is performed by reciting the gracious story of Lord Satyanarayana. This story was originally told by Lord Vishnu himself to the sage Narada for the benefit of humankind. This puja is conducted to ensure abundance in one’s life.

Sathyanarayana Puja Puja Items:
The following puja items are to be made ready by the devotee when the Puja is to be conducted at their residence.
Turmeric Powder – 1 packet
KumKum Powder – packet
Sandalwood powder/tablets/paste – packet
Agarbathi – packet
Camphor – packet
Beetle leaves and nuts – 15 each
Flowers – 2 bouquets
Banana – 12
5 variety of fruits – 4 each
Coconuts – 5
Rice – 4 pounds
Kalasa Vasthram 9 x 5 dhoti or 4 yards cloth, red or green – 1
Milk – 1/4 gallon
Yoghurt – 1 cup
Sugar – 1 packet
Ghee – 1/4 pounds
Dates (kajur) – 1 packet
Coins (quarters) – 20
Naivedyam (Prasadam) – Rava Kesari (Kesari Bath)
Cashews – 1 packet
Raisins – 1 packet
Elaichi – 1 packet
Cloves – 1 packet
Almonds – packet
Saffron – 1 packet
Pachha Kalpooram (green camphor or edible – 1 packet camphor)
Sathyanarayana swami photo – 1
Lamps (dheepam) – 2
Oil – As required
Match Box – 1 packet
Cotton wick – 1 small packet
Khalasa (kalasamor kumbha) – silver, copper or brass –
Paper towels – 1 roll
Paper plates – 5
Kattori (stainless steel cups or silver cups or paper cups) – 5
Plates or trays – 4
Steel tumbler – 4

NAVADHANYAS (9 grains) / English/Kannada/Telugu/Tamil:
Wheat or Suji/ Godi/ Godumulu/ Godhumai – 1 packet
Rice/ Akki/ Beeyamu/ Arisi – packet
Thoor dhal/ Thogari Bele/ Kandi Pappu/ Thuvaram Paruppu – 1 packet
Moong dhal/ Hesara Bele/ Peraru Pappu/ Pasi Paruppu – packet
Channa dhal/ Kaddale/ Senagalu/ Kondai kadala – 1 packet
Rajma/ Aura Bele/ Chikudu Pappu/ Mochha Kottai – packet
Sesame/ Yellu/ Nuvulu/ Yellu – packet
Urud dhal/ Udin Bele/ Nalla Minu-Mulu Pappu/ Ulutham Parappu – packet
Horse Gram/ Hurli/ Ullavalu/ Kollu – 1 packet

NAVAGRAHA VASTHRAS/ 1 yard of each vasthra:
Red color – 2
White color – 2
Green color –
Yellow color – 1
Light blue color –
Black color – 1
Flower printed with mixed color – 1

Importance of Punyaha Vachanam and Namakaranam:
Punyaha Vachanam And Namakaranam are the cleansing ceremony and the naming ceremony respectively.

Punyaha Vachanam and Namakaranam Puja Items:
The following puja items are to be made ready by the devotee when the Puja is to be conducted at their residence.

Turmeric Powder – 1 packet
KumKum Powder – 1 packet
Sandalwood powder/tablets/paste – 1 packet
Agarbathi – 1 packet
Camphor – 1 packet
Beetle leaves and nuts – 15 each
Flowers – 2 bouquets
Banana – 12
5 variety of fruits – 4 each
Coconuts – 5
Rice – 4 pounds
Kalasa Vasthram 9 x 5 dhoti or 4 yards cloth, red or green – 1
Ghee – 1 Teaspoon
Honey – 1 Teaspoon
Curd (keep this separately) – 1 Teaspoon
Rice Paddy – 1 Pound
Dates (kajur) – 1 packet
Coins (quarters) – 20
Naivedyam (Prasadam) – Rava Kesari (Kesari Bath) or Payasam (Kheer) or Jaggery Pongal
Sugar Candy – 1 packet
New Vasthra/dress –
Raisins – 1 packet
Cashews – 1 packet
Almonds – 1 packet
Saffron – 1 packet
Cloves – 1 packet
Pachha Kalpooram (green camphor or edible camphor) – 1 packet
Lamps (dheepam) – 2
Oil – As required
Match Box – 1 packet
Cotton wick – 1 small packet
Khalasa (kalasamor kumbha) – silver, copper or brass – 1
Paper towels – 1 roll
Paper plates – 5
Kattori (stainless steel cups or silver cups or paper cups) –
Plates or trays – 4
Steel tumbler – 4
Steel Spoon – 4
Puja Bell – 1

Importance of Vahana Puja:
Vahana puja is performed whenever a new vehicle is purchased. The puja is performed to bless the car to ensure safety, reliability, and remove any negative influences.

Vahana Puja Items:
The following puja items are to be brought by the devotee to the temple along with their vehicle for puja.

Flowers – 1 bouquet
Bunch Fruits – 1
Coconuts – 2
Lemon – 4

Importance of Annaprasanam:
Annaprasanam is the ceremony to initiate the first solid food to a child. A priest performs this ritual while making a wish for the child’s good health. It is usually held in the fifth month after birth. In addition to the honey, milk and curd given during the naming ceremony, rice is now added as the child starts eating solid foods.

Importance of Akshara Abhyasam:
Akshara Abhyasam or Vidhya Arambham for children is initiation into learning. The father holds the child’s right hand and, to the chanting of priest who asks God’s blessings, he helps the child trace the alphabet on a plate of rice with a golden ring. The child is thus initiated into study.

Importance of Upanayanam:
The Upanayanam makes the boy eligible for the study of the Vedas. Literally Upanayanam means ‘taking near’. Upa means ‘near’ and nayanam means ‘going’; that is the act of going to a teacher to learn. Yagnopavitha Dhaaranam or putting on the Holy thread is performed during the Upanayanam ceremony to the brahmachari boy. The boy is taught the Gãyathri Manthra by his father or teacher. After the upanayanam, the brahmachari boy is expected to recite the Gayatri Mantra and perform Sandhya rituals three times every day.

Importance of Shashtiabthapoorthi:
Shashtiabthapoorthi refers to the completion of 60 years of life on earth, marking a milestone in one’s life. A special homam is performed to appease all dieties.

Importance of Wedding:
Marriage is regarded as the most important social event in Indian culture. The Hindu marriage is regarded as a sacrament and the Hindu male needs to get married to enter a vital part of his life – the ‘grihasthashramam’. Wedding traditions vary according to each family and custom. Compatibility is important and horoscopes of the bride and groom are compared to judge the match. In addition, the time and date of the ceremony are decided by astrological charts.

Importance of Engagement:
Among the various functions that precede a wedding, the engagement ceremony is the most important since it officially marks the beginning of the wedding rituals. It is known by different names in different regions of the country – Misri, ring ceremony, aashirwad, and mangni. Engagement is an important wedding celebration and holds a lot of significance in Indian wedding traditions.

Importance of Bhoomi Puja:
Bhoomi Puja or the Ground Breaking Ceremony is performed while laying the foundation stone to a new building. A small 64-part diagram denoting the manduka padam and the Vaasthu Purusha within it is marked in the NE part of the property using different seeds and colouring substances. An effigy of the Vaasthu Purusha is made in straw and burnt to ward of evil spirits. This ritual is usually carried out in the morning.

Hair Offering, Hiranya Shraddham/Apara Services (last rites)
For these Please contact priest directly for significance and material required.

Arizona Ganapati Temple Address:
Maha Ganapati Temple of Arizona
P.O. Box 11368, Chandler, AZ 85248-0007

Street Address:
Maha Ganapati Temple of Arizona
51293 W. Teel Road, Maricopa City, AZ 85139

Contact Numbers:
Temple :(520)568-9881
Priest Jeyantheeswaran Bhattar :(480) 388 6583
Priest Anil Sharma :(302) 588 5890
Priest Varaprakash Acharya :(720) 999 6529

Email:
info@ganapati.org
secretary@ganapati.org

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