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Stroudsburg Sringeri Vidya Bharati Foundation Regular Services Offered, Charges

Stroudsburg Sringeri Vidya Bharati Temple Timings:

Weekday: 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM, & 4:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Weekend & Major Holidays: 8:30 AM to 8:30 PM

Mahaprasadam Timings:

Weekdays:
11:30 AM TO 12:30 PM & 7:30 PM TO 8:45 PM
(Only during weekdays, please call 570-629-7881 to let us know the number of people coming for Mahaprasadam)
Weekend & Major Holidays:
12 NOON TO 2:00 PM & 7:30 PM TO 8:45 PM

Contributions for use of Old Temple, Pavilion area and Community Hall:
(Contributions do not include Acharya Sambhavana which is left to the discretion of the devotee)

(SVBF allows the use of outside temple priest. Please check with management. However, at least one priest from SVBF should be used)

1)
Event Category: Event without a priest (Birthday, Graduation, parties, etc)
Hall Name: Pavilion use Only
Duration: Max 5 Hrs
Hall Use contributions: $ 250
Priest Charges: None
Remarks: Limited to 100 persons

Sringeri Vidya Bharati Foundation Stroudsburg

2)
Event Category: Event without a priest (Birthday, Graduation, parties, etc)
Hall Name:Pavilion use Only
Duration: Full Day (9:00 AM – 7:30 PM)
Hall Use contributions: $ 450
Priest Charges: None
Remarks: Limited to 100 persons

3)
Event Category: Event with use of one temple priest (Marriages, 60th Birthday, Upanayanam, etc)
Hall Name:Old Temple
Duration: Max 5 Hrs
Hall Use contributions: $ 250
Priest Charges: See web site
Remarks: Limited to 200 persons

4)
Event Category: Event with use of one temple priest (Marriages, 60th Birthday, Upanayanam, etc)
Hall Name:Old Temple
Duration: Full Day (9:00 AM – 7:30 PM)
Hall Use contributions: $ 450
Priest Charges: See web site
Remarks: Limited to 200 persons

5)
Event Category: Event with use of one temple priest for Seemantham, Satyanarayana pooja
Hall Name: Old Temple
Duration: Max 5 Hrs
Hall Use contributions: $ 250
Priest Charges: See web site
Remarks: Limited to 200 persons

6)
Event Category: Event with use of one temple priest for Engagement
Hall Name: New Temple
Priest Charges: See web site

7)
Event Category: Clean up charges (50 or less persons )
Hall Name: ALL Used places
Hall Use contributions: $ 50

8)
Event Category: Clean up charges (More than 50 and < 200 )
Hall Name: All Used places
Hall Use contributions: $ 100

9)
Event Category: Liability Insurance
Hall Name: All Used places
Hall Use contributions: $ 50

10)
Event Category: Any Cultural Event
Hall Name: Community Hall
Duration: Max 5 Hrs
Hall Use contributions: $ 600.00
Check with management

11)
Event Category: Any Cultural Event
Hall Name: Community Hall
Duration: Full Day
Hall Use contributions: $ 1,100.00
Remarks: Check with management

Stroudsburg Sringeri Vidya Bharati Foundation Regular Services:

Ashtottara Archana $10.00
Chandi Homa (per schedule) $101.00
Sharada Seva 4 routine days including Bhiksa Vandanam of the Jagadguru at Sringeri $501.00
Sankara Seva life (one routine day of choice)* $1001.00
Sankara Seva (one day routine temple kainkaryam) $101.00
SatyaNarayana Puja per calendar day (without prasadam prepared by the temple)$31.00
SatyaNarayana Puja per calendar day (with prasadam prepared by the temple)$51.00
Chandi Parayanam $51.00
Lalitha Sahasranama Archana (performed daily at 6:00 PM ) – Any day $25.00
Ganapathi Homa ( performed daily at 8:30 AM ) – Any day $25.00
Vahana (Car) Pooja $31.00
Abhishekam of the day $31.00
Any Vahanotsava (per schedule) $51.00

Priest Services at Devotee’s House:

Annaprasana $125.00
Akshara Abhyasa $125.00
Grihapravesam $125.00
Homam (except chandi Homa) $125.00
Upanayanam $201.00
Wedding $251.00
60th/80th Birthday / Bhimaratha Shanthi $201.00
Seemantham $201.00
Punyavachanam $125.00
Nischitartatham $125.00
Namakaranam $125.00
Shradham with Homa $125.00
SatyaNarayana Puja $125.00

Stroudsburg Sringeri Vidya Bharati Foundation Priest Services at Temple:

Annaprasana $51.00
Akshara Abhyasa $51.00
Hiranya Shradham $51.00
Homam (except chandi Homa) $101.00
Upanayanam* $151.00
Wedding/Marriage* $201.00
60th/80th Birthday / Bhimaratha Shanthi* $151.00
Seemantham* $151.00
Nischitartatham/Engagement Cermony* $101.00
Namakaranam $51.00
Shradham with Homa Contact Temple – Contact Temple
SatyaNarayana Puja $75.00
Swarna Rathaotsava (on request) $301.00
Any Vahanotsava (per request) $101.00

Sringeri Vidya Bharati Foundation Special Sevas offered at temple by appointment only:

Flowers (regular day) $31.00
Flowers (Special Events) $75.00
Annadhanam (any routine day) $201.00
Annadhanam on special events per Calendar $301.00
Annadhanam (any routine half day) $101.00
Swarna Rathaotsava (any Saturday) $151.00
Swarnarathotsava on Special Request $301.00
Seva for Mahaganapati (108 Modakas)* $51.00
Seva for Mahaganapati (1008 Modakas)* $301.00
Hanuman Vada seva (108 vada mala)* $75.00
Acharya Pada puja (Ashtottara) $51.00
Acharya Pada puja (Sahasranama) $101.00
Trishati Kum Kuma Archana $51.00
Any Abhishekam (except Shardamba) $101.00
Nitya Kainkaryam $108.00

Shradha Facility:

SVBF has a special facility to conduct Shradha ceremonies, Contact temple 570-629-7881 or 732-238-1119.

1)
Event: Hiranya Sraddham
Location: Old Temple
Contributions to SVBF: $51.00

2)
Event:a) Annual Ceremonies with Homa – Use one priest
Location: Shraddha Bhavan
Contributions to SVBF: $101.00
Remarks: 1st Priest May not eat food
Event:b) Second priest
Contributions to SVBF: $100.00
Event:c) SVBF cook as Brahmanathmumor bhokta
Contributions to SVBF: $100.00
Remarks: 2nd Priest Will eat food
Event:d) Cook will prepare food (limited to 6 persons)
Contributions to SVBF: $100.00
Remarks: SVBF Cook Will eat food
Event:e) Use charges per day
Contributions to SVBF: $50.00
Event:f) Clean up charges per day
Contributions to SVBF: $50.00

3)
Event:a) First year ceremonies spread over three days – One priest conducting event will not eat
Location: Shraddha Bhavan
Contributions to SVBF: $300.00
Remarks: For three days
Event:b) Additional SVBF priest
Contributions to SVBF: $100.00
Remarks: Each day
Event:c) plus SVBF cook as Brahmanatham or bhokta
Contributions to SVBF: $100.00
Remarks: Each day
Event:d) Cook will prepare food; material provided by party (limited to 6 persons)
Contributions to SVBF: $100.00
Remarks: Each day
Event:e) Use Charges per day
Contributions to SVBF: $50.00
f) Clean up charges per day
Contributions to SVBF: $50.00
Remarks: Paid to cook

4)
Event:Stay at guest house per night to perform event next day
Location: Guest House
Contributions to SVBF: $ 30.00/per day
Remarks: For 2 persons; additional person:$20

NOTE:
The Temple Guest House is for people who need to organize an event at one of SVBF’s facilities the next day. No exceptions

*: Because the priest who eats Shraddha food can not perform priestly services in the temple that day, eating Shraddha food is limited to one priest per day and / or the cook.

The charges do not include Sambhavana to the priest and Brahmanaartha or bhokta.

The temple fee could be $ 350 or $ 450 depending on the number of priests used for the ceremony. If the priest who performs the event eats, do not ask the cook to be the bhokta. This does not include Sambhavana for priests and cooks.

Stroudsburg Sringeri Vidya Bharati Foundation Address:

327 Cays Road,
Stroudsburg,
PA 18360, USA