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Shivalya Hindu Cultural Center Poojas – Prayers

Shivalya Hindu Cultural Center Timings:

Monday: 9.00 AM to 8.00 PM
Tuesday-Friday: 2.00 PM to 7.00 PM
Saturday*-Sunday: 9.00 AM to 7.00 PM
*9.00 AM to 8.00 PM during Mata Ki Chowki

Winter Timings (October 16 – May 14):
Monday: 9.00 AM to 8.00 PM
Tuesday: 2.00 PM to 7.00 PM
Wednesday: 2.00 PM to 7.00 PM
Thursday: 2.00 PM to 7.00 PM
Friday: 2.00 PM to 7.00 PM
Saturday: 9.00 AM to 7.00 PM
Sunday: 9.00 AM to 7.00 PM

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Summer Timings (May 15 – October 15):
Monday: 9.00 AM to 8.00 PM
Tuesday: 2.00 PM to 8.00 PM
Wednesday: 2.00 PM to 8.00 PM
Thursday: 2.00 PM to 8.00 PM
Friday: 2.00 PM to 8.00 PM
Saturday: 9.00 AM to 7.00 PM
Sunday: 9.00 AM to 7.00 PM

Shivalya Hindu Cultural Center Anna Prashanam/First Feeding:

Anna Prashan or First Feeding Ceremony is a traditional Hindu ceremony that is one of the most important ceremonies after the birth of a child. This is when the child receives solid food for the first time. Traditionally, after consultation with panditji, a favored day and time are chosen and the ceremony is completed by feeding sweet rice or kheer.

Shivalya Hindu Cultural Center Ganesh Homam:

Ganapati Homam or Ganapati Havan is dedicated to Lord Ganesh / Ganapati. Fire is an essential element of Homam or Havan.

Ganapati is the obstacle eliminator and, therefore, Ganapati Homam is often performed to bring peace and prosperity to life.

Shivalya Hindu Cultural Center Grah Pravesh:

Grah means home and Pravesh means entrance. Pooja is a housewarming pooja that is often done when you move into a new home to bring prosperity and peace to the residents as they live there.

Shivalya Hindu Cultural Center Maha Mrityunjaya Homam:

Maha Mrityunjaya Homam or Maha Mrityunjaya Havan is made with fire as an essential element of the ceremony. It is often done to benefit those who suffer from prolonged illness or to pray for the long life of a loved one. Mrityu means death and Jay means victory. Mrityunjay means victory over death.

Shivalya Hindu Cultural Center Mundan Pooja:

Mundan is usually the baby’s first haircut performed traditionally with Pooja and Mantras according to Hindu tradition.

Shivalya Hindu Cultural Center Naamkaran:

Naamkaran is a traditional Hindu naming ceremony. “Naam” means “name” and “karan” means “create”. The ceremony is performed to choose a name for the baby or announce the name chosen for the baby.

Shivalya Hindu Cultural Center Navgraha Pooja:

Nav means nine and Graha means planets. The Navgraha Pooja is intended to worship and appease the nine powerful planets that are considered prominent in the Hindu religion and Vedic astrology. According to Vedic astrology, stars, planets, and their alignments have far-reaching consequences for people.

Surya (The Sun): The Sun is the most powerful living God that gives you good health and prosperity.

Chandra (The Moon): The moon is the planet that governs your mind and brings you success. The Moon, at the moment of your birth, is in a particular star, and this will be considered as your lunar sign.

Kuja (Mars): Mars floods your prosperity and your wealth.

Bhudh (Mercury): Mercury is the planet of knowledge. He gives you wisdom and wealth and is ruled by Sri Maha Vishnu.

Guru (Jupiter): Jupiter blesses you with education and knowledge. He cures you of ills and cleanses your negative emotions.

Shukra (Venus): Venus spreads the knowledge of art and music. He is the provider of long life, wealth, happiness, children, property and good education. He is ruled by goddess Lakshmi.

Shani (Saturn): Saturn ensures happiness. We know that it negatively affects him sometimes when he occupies certain positions in his horoscope. It is said that a prayer for him, especially on Saturday, alleviates his difficulties. He is ruled by Lord Yama.

Rahu: Rahu makes your life stronger. He is fundamental to strengthen your power and turn any enemy into your friend.

Ketu: Ketu brings prosperity and denies bad effects, diseases, etc. It grants you good health, wealth and general prosperity.

Shivalya Hindu Cultural Center Satyanarayan Pooja:

Satyanarayan Pooja takes place in Purnimas or on any appropriate occasion. Shri Satyanarayan Swamy is an incarnation of Lord Maha Vishnu. This pooja is very popular among people over and over to express their gratitude to God for something good that has happened in their life.

Shivalya Hindu Cultural Center Shasthi Purti Pooja:

Shashti Purthi Pooja is a traditional pooja that is made at the age of 60. The sixtieth birthday is considered significant in Hinduism because many see it as the crucial moment when a man has fulfilled all his obligations to his family and is about to retire. He can now focus on spirituality and his own soul and meditation and God.

Shivalya Hindu Cultural Center Seemantham Pooja:

Seemantham Pooja is usually performed in the seventh and eighth month of pregnancy to bring good luck to the mother and child. It is often compared to a baby shower.

Note: All the Above Poojas and Ceremony can be performed at the place you choose or in Shivalya.
Contact Panditji at [email protected] or 312-595-0555 for more information.

Shivalya Hindu Cultural Center Address:

318 W Grand Ave,
IL 60654, USA
Phone: +1 847-870-8980