Notification 2017 – 2018

For those distance members are wishing to attend Bhajana, please phone in advance in case of any cancellation due to priest needs to go out of town.

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 works Regular night shifts)
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;
Committee

Tholi Ekadasi: 4-7-2017 Tuesday

SwastiSri Chandramana Sri Hemalambhi Nama Year, Ashada Suddha Ekadasi on this day.Lord Vishnu Pooja will be performed in temple.

Guru Pournami: 9-7-2017 Sunday

SwastiSri Chandramana Sri Hemalambhi Nama Year, Aashada Suddha Pournami 9-7-2017 Sunday Guru Pournami. For Sri Shiridi Sai Baba commencing early morning there is Abhishekam and AnaghaaVratam rituals performed. Any interesting devotees please phone priest on Landline 01772 798512 Mobile: 7597021071 or anyone wishing to attend and participate on this day, come to the Temple.

Dakshina’aynam: 16-7-2017

Dakshina’aynam Commence from this date 16-7-2017

Maasa’ Shivaratri: 21-7-2017 Friday

Every month Masa’Shivaratri abhishekamulu performed at the temple, those interested devotees kindly contact the priest

Vara Lakshmi Vratam 4-8-2017 Friday

SwastiSri Chandramana Sri Hemalambhi Nama Year, Shravana Masa Suddha Dwadasi 4-8-2017 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.

Rakhi Pournami 7-8-2017 Monday

SwastiSri Chandramana Sri Hemalambhi Nama Year, on thisday Brothers and Sisters share amicable relationship and give presents to each other.

Jandhayala Pournami 7-8-2017 Monday

Shravana Suddha on this day new Yajanopaveetam worn.

Sree Krishna Janmashtami 13-8-2017 Sunday

SwastiSri Chandramana Sri Hemalambhi Nama Year, Shravana Bahula Astami Sree Krishna birth falls on 13-8-2017 Sunday, 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.

Maasa’ Shivaratri: 20-8-2017 Friday

Every month Masa’Shivaratri abhishekamulu performed at the temple, those interested devotees kindly contact the priest.

POLALA AMAAVAASYA (Polambravratam) 20-8-2017 Monday

Amaavaasya Monday This day; on this day taking Kanda plant(YAM) as Gowari Devi and take it home and worshiped for those who do not have any kids. For further enquiry contact Priest.

Sri Vinayak Chavithi 25-8-2017 Friday

SwastiSri Chandramana Sri Hemalambhi Nama Year, Shravana Suddha Chavithi on 25-8-2017 Friday, 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 (3-9-2017). There will be every day regular rituals performed on early morning and evening.Everyday Ganapathi Homam will be performed. 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, anyone would like assist on this day please ask priest for details. Temple landline 01772 798512 or Priest mobile: 07597021071

RushiPanchami 26-8-2017 Saturday

SwastiSri Chandramana Sri Hemalambhi Nama Year on 26-8-2017, BhaadraPada Suddha 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 Taddhi 8-9-2017 Friday

SwastiSri Chandramana Sri Hemalambhi Nama Year, BhaadraPada Bahula Tadhiya on 8-9-2016 Friday. 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.

Maasa’ Shivaratri: 18-9-2017 Monday

Every month Masa’Shivaratri abhishekamulu performed at the temple, those interested devotees kindly contact the priest.

DEVI NAVARATRULU 21-9-2017 Starts on Thursday

SwastiSri Chandramana Sri Hemalambhi Nama Year Ashvija Suddha Paadyami on 21-9-2017 Thursday onwards DeviNavaratrulu commences. From 21-9-2017 to 30-9-2017 every morning 5.00am to 10am and 4.00pm to 9.00pm everyday Sri Durga Pooja and Lalitha sahasranamaKumkuma 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.01772 798512

Saamoohika Satyanarayana Vratam 1-10-2017 Sunday

SwastiSri Chandramana Sri Hemalambhi Nama Year Asvija Suddha Ekdasi Sunday morning Sri Ramasahita VeeraVenkataSatyanarayana Swamy Vratam Saamoohikha (all family couples) performed at the temple, anyone interested contact preist.

Attla Thaddhi: on 8-10-2017 Sunday

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

Maasa’ Shivaratri: Naraka chaturdhasi:18-10-2017 Wednesday

Maasa’Shivaratri abhishekamulu performed at the temple, those interested devotees kindly contact the priest.

Deepavali 19-10-2017

SwastiSri Chandramana Sri Hemalambhi Nama Year, Asvija Bahula amavasayaa on 19-10-2017 Thursday is Deepavali but for everyone convenience it is celebrated on 21-10-2017 Saturday 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 some safety fireworks. We eagerly are looking forward for this anticipation.

Karthika Masam starts on 20-10-2017

SwastiSri Chandramana Sri Hemalambhi Nama Year, Karthika Suddha Paadyami. Starting from Friday 20-10-2017 till 18-11-2017 every evening at 6.15pm Aakaasa Deepaardhana and Monday Shiva Abhishekam will be performed, any interested devotees can attend.

Nagula Chavithi: 23-10-2017

SwastiSri Chandramana Sri Hemalambhi Nama Year, Karthika Suddha Chavithi on 23-10-2017 Monday. On this day, there is special pooja performed on god Subrahmanya Swamy. All those devotees interested in attending this occasion please contact priest.

Kathika Pournami on 4-11-2017

SwastiSri Chandramana Sri Hemalambhi Nama Year, Karthika Suddha Pournami on 4-11-2017 Saturday. On evening of this day Deepalu and Shiva pooja is performed. Anyone can attend.

Saamoohikha Satyanarayana Vratam 4-11-2017 Saturday

SwastiSri Chandramana Sri Hemalambhi Nama Year Asvija Sudda Pournami Saturday morning Sri Ramarahita VeeraVenkataSatyanarayana Swamy Vratam Saamoohikha (all family couples) performed at the temple, anyone interested contact preist.

Maasa’ Shivaratri on 16-11-2017 Thursday

Karteeka month special Maasa’Shivaratri abhishekam performed at the temple, those interested devotees kindly contact the priest.

PoluSwargam: 19-11-2017

SwastiSri Chandramana Sri Hemalambhi Nama Year, on 19-11-2017 Saturday night. On this day, it is known as PoluSwargam, After hearing the story it is occasion of giving donations. This can be in form of buying vegetables, cookery utensils and donating to priest.

Sri Subrahmanyam Swamy Sashti on 24-11-2017

SwastiSri Chandramana Sri Hemalambhi Nama Year, Margasira Suddha Sashti on 24-11-2017 Friday. In the morning at 10am Sri Subrahmanyam Swamy Kalyanam performed thereafter neeranjanam and mantra pushpalu given.Specially those who are waiting for marriage will perform to achieve their goals. Anyone interested in performing this Kalyanam please contact priest 07597021071.

Dattatreya Jayanthi 3-12-2017 Sunday

 SwastiSri Chandramana Sri Hemalambhi Nama Year Dattatreya Jayanthi on 3-12-2017 Sunday

Saamooehika Satyanarayana Vratam 3-12-2017 Wednesday

SwastiSri Chandramana Sri Hemalambhi Nama Year maargasira pournami Sunday morning Sri Ramarahita VeeraVenkataSatyanarayana Swamy Vratam Saamoohika (all family couples) performed at the temple, anyone interested contact preist.

Dhanrmaasa Sankramana on 16-12-2017 Saturday

Dhanrmaasa Sankramana on 16-12-2017 Saturday commences, there will be regular poojas at the temple.

Mookoti Ekadasi 29-12-2017 Friday

SwastiSri Chandramana Sri Hemalambhi Nama Year, special pooja’s are performed on 29-12-2017 Friday.

Balagokulam

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