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

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 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;


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.


Sri Venkateswara Kalayanam on 2-5-2015 Saturday

Swasti Sri Chandramana Sri Manmadha Nama Year, Vaishakamasa Suddha Chaturidasi on 2-5-2015 Saturday Sri Venkateswara Kalayanam. On this day Sri Alivelu Manga, Padmavathi wed Sri Venkateswara Swamy. We have arranged couples to participate in this occasion. We have maximum capacity of 20 couples to perform the rituals at once due to limited space in the building. We request that interested members to forward their names in advance to the priest and bring Tamala Pakulu (Betel Leaf), Fruits and Flowers. There is a fee of £15.00 per couple is applicable. All devotees’ who endeavour to perform the Kalayanam contact the priest. For further information contact on: 01772 798512 or Mobile: 07597021071.


Sri Anjaneya Swamy Jayanthi on 13-5-2015 Wednesday

Swasti Sri Chandramana Sri Manmadha Nama Year, Vaishka Bahula Dasami on 13-5-2015 Wednesday Sri Anjaneya Swamy Vari Jayanthi. On the day early morning commences with Swamy Vari Abhishekam, Tamalu Pakulu (Betel Leaf) and Sindhuram puja (Rituals) is performed. We kindly request all the devotees’ to attend and participate on this most precious occasion and receive Sri Hanuman blessings. Due to Job reason people can attend anytime by phoning priest to arrange at your convenient time.


Telugu Community Association (AGM) on 7-6-2015 Sunday evening at 6pm

Telugu Community Association (AGM) on 7-6-2015 Sunday evening at 6pm community elections; those who wish to put their nominations forward and wish to take one of the leading role(s) to serve the community and those who are unable to attend can submit their nomination by phoning the community on 01772 798512. The nomination forms are given at 3.00pm on the same day. Wishing everyone success.


Godavari Pushkaralu on 14-7-2015 Tuesday

Swasti Sri Chandramana Sri Manmadha Nama Year on 14-7-2015 Tuesday, the Jupiter enters into House of Leo in horoscope; therefore it is classed as Godavari Pushkaralu as it happens every 12 years. Hence under our tradition this is celebrated over 12 days by giving donations and alms to poor, also those loved ones passed away donating under their names. For all devotees special announces from 14-7-2015 to 25-7-2015 Saturday there will be daily pooja’s at the temple.


Daksha’ayanam commences on 17-7-2015 Friday

Daksha’ayanam commences on 17-7-2015 Friday


Guru Pournami on 31-7-2015 Friday

Swasti Sri Chandramana Sri Manmadha Nama Year, Aashada Sudha Pournami 31-7-2015 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 28-8-2015 Friday

Swasti Sri Chandramana Sri Manmadha Nama Year, Shravana Masa Sudha Dwadasi 28-8-2015 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.


Samoohika Sri Satyanarayana Swamy vratam is on 29-8-2015 Saturday

Swasti Sri Chandramana Sri Manmadha Nama Year, Shravana Suda Pournami on 29-8-2015 Saturday, Sri Rama Sahita Veera Venkata 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


Sree Krishna Janmashtami is on 5th September 2015

Swasti Sri Chandramana Sri Manmadha Nama Year, Shravana Bahula Astami Sree Krishna birth falls on 5th September 2015 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 bring their children and some food would be appreciated and participate this wonderful event and celebrate

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