We have regular Suprabhataseva on every 3rd Saturday of the Month at 11.30am, it has been continuing past 3 decades. For all the existing members the Archana ticket is free. We have also reduced the payments for big puja’s and groups such as Sammohika Venkateswara Kalayanam. Satyannarayanavratam in temple.
Priest is always available at the Temple unless he is gone for some other events. Whenever you need the priest for home puja’s, marriages, inauguration of new home, or any other events, you can take him by booking in advance with the committee member or contact the priest for availability. For further information contact on: 01772 798512 or Mobile: 07597021071
Note: Devotees coming from out of Preston Please call before coming in case priest out on private ceremony or gone for shopping. 01772 798512 or Mobile: 07597021071

To all Telugu Community Members: the committee would like to thank everyone for their support throughout many years. We endeavour to accommodate festivals or any other occasions to all Telugu Community peoples. We are extremely happy for your contribution to the community. Some members of the Community haven’t paid their yearly membership fee due to their commitments and some of you missed previous yearly membership. We kindly like to remind you to pay yearly membership by June this year. We will be visiting you and collect the membership in June. Your membership pays towards priest wages and running cost for the temple. We also like to thank all the volunteers for their efforts and time spent to the community.
People who wish to receive their newsletter by email please send your email address to info@venkateswara.co.uk This will be quicker and you can view your mail anywhere plus it saves postage and printing charges for our temple.

Any Complaints please write to the committee and post it to Temple address, or email to info@venkateswara.co.uk.Of course if you want any help or discussion or suggestion but confidential matter call Padala Veera Brahma Reddy (President) on 07534477563 (1pm to 6am)
Or Satti Lakshmana Reddy (Priest and Building Co-Ordinator) Mobile: 07736776752

Your help is everyone’s help: Manava Seva’ Madhava Seva. God Bless you all.

Yours Fraternally

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Tholi Ekadasi – July

Swasti Sri Chandramana Sri Durmukhi Nama Year, Ashada Suda Ekadasi commences.


Daksha’ayanam on 16-7-2016 Friday

Swasti Sri Chandramana Sri Durmukhi Nama Year, Ashada Suda 16-7-2016 Friday Daksha’ayanam commences.


Guru Pournami on 19-7-2016 Friday

Swasti Sri Chandramana Sri Durmukhi Nama Year, Aashada Sudha Pournami 19-7-2016 Friday Guru Pournami. For Sri Shiridi Sai Baba commencing early morning there is Abhishekam and Vibhooti (Chalk) rituals performed. Any interesting devotees can attend and participate on this day.


Vara Lakshmi Vratam on 12-8-2016 Friday

Swasti Sri Chandramana Sri Durmukhi Nama Year, Shravana Masa Sudha Dasami 12-8-2016 Friday Sri Vara Lakshmi Vratam. This most auspicious occasion especially for ladies, we request that anyone interested in doing this Vratam at the temple or perform at their home, please contact the priest. If anyone interested in taking priest home on this day, please contact in advance on Temple landline 01772 798512 or Priest mobile: 07597021071.
Krishna Nadhi Pushakarallu commences on 12-8-2016


Samoohika Sri Satyanarayana Swamy vratam on 13-8-2016 Saturday

Swasti Sri Chandramana Sri Durmukhi Nama Year, Shravana Suda Pournami on 13-8-2016 Saturday, Sri RamasahitaVeeraVenkata Satyarayana Swamy vratam. This vratam will be performed by couples and reduced fee of £5.00 is applicable. Please aware that maximum of 20 couples can be performed at once; this is because of limited space in the building. Those of you are interested submit your details in advance booking with Priest. For further information, contact on: 01772 798512 or Mobile: 07597021071


Rakhi Pournami on 18-8-2016

Rakhi Pournami on 18-8-2016 Swasti Sri Chandramana Sri Durmukhi Nama Year, on Thursday Brothers and Sisters share amicable relationship and give presents to each other.


Sree Krishna Janmashtami on 27th September 2016 Saturday

Swasti Sri Chandramana Sri Durmukhi Nama Year, Shravana Bahula Astami Sree Krishna birth falls on 25th September 2016 Thursday but for convenience of all we have arranged on 27th September 2016 Saturday, celebration commences at 5pm. There will be kid’s musical chairs and breaking Perugu Muntha (Yoghurt Pot) and lots more fun activities. We wish that everyone brings their children and some food would be appreciated and participate this wonderful event and celebrate.


Polambravratam on 1-9-2016 Thursday

Polambravratam: on 1-9-2016 Amavasya Thursday. This day known as Polaalu Amavasya; on this day taking Kanda (YAM) or Gowari Devi, Lakshmi Devi is worshiped for those who do not have any kids. For further enquiry contact Priest.


Sri Vinayaka Chavithi on 5-9-2016 Monday

Swasti Sri Chandramana Sri Durmukhi Nama Year, Shravana Sudha Chavithi on 5-9-2016 Monday, on this day fall Hasta Star which is Lord Ganesh born in this Star and becomes most auspicious event in this year. Sri Vinayak Chavithi (Ganesh), from this day onwards starts Sri Ganapathi Navaratrulu for 9 days (13-9-2016). There will be every day regular rituals performed on early morning and evening. If anyone interested in regular attendance for the puja can do so; there is fee of £9 for 9 days applicable and one-day puja is £5.00. If devotees unable to attend but require the puja to be done on you and your family; they can give their details of name and gothram to the priest to perform for 9 days – fee applicable. On the last day Sri Ganapathi Nimjanam in the river. Please ask priest for details.


RushiPanchami on 6-9-2016

Swasti Sri Chandramana Sri Durmukhi Nama Year on 6-9-2016, BhaadraPada Sudha Panchami alias RushiPanchami on the day. For especially females those wish redeem their karmic debts by donating alms to Brahmins, in order to receive blessings of 7 Maha Rushi’s.


Undarallu Tadhi on 19-9-2016 Monday

Swasti Sri Chandramana Sri Durmukhi Nama Year, BhaadraPada Bahula Tadhiya on 19-9-2016 Monday. For the newly married couples should be fasting all day until evening, thereafter should be pray to the Cow and gifts are given to elderly couples. For further information contact the priest.


DEVI NAVARATRULU on 1-10-2016 Saturday

Swasti Sri Chandramana Sri Durmukhi Nama Year Ashvija Sudha Dasami on 1-10-2016 Saturday onwards DeviNavaratrulu commences. From 1-10-2016 to 11-10-2016 every morning 5.00am to 10am and 4.00pm to 9.00pm everyday Sri Durga Pooja and Kumkum archana performed. We wish all devotees’ to taking blessings of Goddess Durga and live in prosperously. Any devotees interested in participating would welcome, if any reasons those who cannot attend; such as work related. They can give their names and gothram name to priest with fee of £9 for duration of nine days. For other requirements please contact Priest at the temple on 01772 798512.


Attla Thadhi on 18-10-2016 Tuesday

Attla Thadhi, this is mainly celebrated by newly wedded couples, and especially females do Chandrodaya Uma Gouri Varatam, for further information contact priest.


Deepavali on 30-10-2016

Swasti Sri Chandramana Sri Durmukhi Nama Year, Asweejamaasa bahula Amavasya Sunday is Deepavali. on this evening at 6 pm there will be Deepalu lights and Lakshmi Devi pooja with neerajanam and mantra pushpalu will be given and thereafter fireworks. All enthusiastic people can bring their own home made food and fireworks. We eagerly are looking forward for this anticipation.


Karthika Masam on 31-10-2016 Monday

Swasti Sri Chandramana Sri Durmukhi Nama Year, Karthika Sudha Poudyami on 31-10-2016 Monday. Starting from Monday every evening at 6.15pm Aakaasa Deepaardhana and Shiva Abhishekam will be performed, any interested devotees can attend.


Nagula Chavithi on 3-11-2016 Thursday

Swasti Sri Chandramana Sri Durmukhi Nama Year, Karthika Sudha Chavithi on 3-11-2016 Thursday. On this day there is special pooja performed on god Subrahmanya Swamy. All those devotees interested in attending this occasion please contact priest.


Kshirabdi Dwadasi else Chiluka Dwadasi 11-11-2016

Kshirabdi Dwadasi else Chiluka Dwadasi on 11-11-2016 Friday Karthika Sudha Dwadasi on this day Tulasikotasamipnam deepalu (candle lit) should leave in river.


Kathika Pournami – on 14-11-2016 Monday

Swasti Sri Chandramana Sri Durmukhi Nama Year, Karthika Sudha Pournami on 14-11-2016 Monday. On evening of this day Deepalu and Shiva pooja is performed. Anyone can attend.


PoluSwargam – on 29-11-2016 Tuesday

PoluSwargam: Swasti Sri Chandramana Sri Durmukhi Nama Year, on 29-11-2016 Tuesday. On this day it is known as PoluSwargam, it is occasion of giving donations. This can be in form of buying vegetables, cookery utensils and donating to priest.


Sri Subrahmanyam Swamy Sashti – 5-12-2016 Monday

Sri Subrahmanyam Swamy Sashti: Swasti Sri Chandramana Sri Durmukhi Nama Year, Margasira Sudha Sashti on 5-12-2016 Monday. In the morning at 10am Sri Subrahmanyam Swamy Kalyanam performed thereafter neeranjanam and mantra pushpalu given. Anyone interested in performing this Kalyanam please contact priest.


Dhansu Sankramana – 16-12-2016

Dhansu Sankramana 16-12-2016 Friday commences, there will be regular poojas at the temple.


Our new Temple priest Sri Venu Nagashyamalan garu

Our new priest has now arrived at the temple, his name is Sri Venu Nagashyamalan garu. Telugu School will be starting again running Saturday and Sunday between 4pm and 6pm during term time. If you would like to bring your child to the school, or wish to carry out any poojas or vrathams at temple, please contact the priest on Tel: 01772 798512 or 07597 021071.

If you would like to take our priest outside temple for poojas booking please contact Mr Satti Lakshmana Reddy garu.



Balagokulam is a weekly programme where children can learn about the Hindu culture and values in an enjoyable atmosphere. Activities include Yoga, Games, Shlokas, Arts and Crafts. Balagokulam is a non-profit organisation that is run around the world as well as many centres in the UK, including Warrington, Bolton & Liverpool.
While Preston has a strong Hindu presence, we do not have a Balagokulam programme in the City. Balagokulam committee approached the Telugu Community in Preston to see if we were interested in starting and running Preston Balagokulam. We ran a couple of trial / pilot sessions in July and proved successful with lots of support from parents. These sessions are run by volunteers who are interested in passing their valuable knowledge to children. Children from age 5 and above can join these free sessions accompanied by adult during the sessions. To help fund the Balagokulam, Guru Dhakshana is offered once a year during Guru Pournami. The collected monies will fund the activities throughout the year.
We are starting our first session from 10th October 2014 and will run every Friday between 7pm to 8:30pm. It is important that Parents also participate during the session as this is a key part of encouraging the children.
Any further information can be found by visiting http://www.balagokulam.org/faq.php
We have few children and volunteer places available. Any interested parties please contact
Nirmala Padala 07446 220076 from 6:00pm Monday – Friday. All day weekends.


Proposal for New Community Centre

The County Council of Preston put up a sale of property located on Cromwell Road, Ribbleton, Preston. This property is an old school, which consist of 2.25 acres of land. The land segmented in two portions, the land first portion of land contains a massive building with front big area of land which can corporate for parking, and the second portion is just plain land at the rear of the building. The total estimates for the whole land and building currently bidding over half million pounds. The Councils are in view to prepare the two portions of land and sell the front land with building and second portion of the plain land separately. The deadline for this was on 8th June 2012 but the Councils extended the time for us until 22nd June 2012 to send our Tender. Currently there are lot of people sent their tenders in and council have also set some restriction on the land, i.e. the big trees have preservation order so we cannot cut the big trees but small trees can.

Old Community Centre: As you may all know that we are experiencing the current Community Centre is very small and find it lack of parking facilities. When there are events and people from all over Britain coming to the Centre, it is overcrowded. Taking Health and Safety issues and other factors; the executive committee decided that it would be better to go for this new building site in order to provide more convenient and spacious for all the community.

Current Bid for: The committee sent the tender for £290,000 for the first land with the building although this not guaranteed that will we get it but it’s an optional.  Bearing in mind that this price is only for building and land, once building is obtained there will be additional cost for refurbishment.

Funding for the new site: We propose to sell the old building and may get price value over £100,000, the community have cash value up to £35,000 and we are requesting Venkateswara Temple of Birmingham if they can loan any shortfalls on interest free. Currently some of the executive members are donating money as much as £5,000 and willing to lend £10,000 for interest free. We also appreciate if anyone can lend money on interest free would be great help.

Requesting for donations: We request that any members of the Telugu Community who are willing to donate any money for us to purchase this new building. So we kindly request any one can donate money it would be great helpful. We need as much money as we can in order to refurbish the building also, people can donate money or they can supply new equipments for the new building or they can decorate a room at their cost. We accept donation in any form.

Cost recovering and maintenance: Once this new building is obtained, we are aiming to recover our costs by renting conference rooms for any businesses/communities and charging for weddings and other functions. We are making sure that people use of this building can only consume vegetarians.

We kindly request any person(s) want to donate money please contact V R Padala 07534477563 or any other executive members.

We appreciate your help and support. We are aiming to provide better facilities and service. This is not in any way making profit or benefits.  We thank you all.

Lakshmi Ganapathi

Sri Lakshmi Ganapathi Homam

All devotees who are interested in doing Sri Lakshmi Ganapathi Homam in this month of Bhadrapada can now be done in our temple please contact our Priest on 01772 798512  for more info.

Andhra Bhavan, 28 St Mary’s Street, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 5LN, UK | Tel No. 01772 798512 | Religious Worship No. 77711 | Charity Registration No: 1115907