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Hindu Cultural Center Events

You can sponsor any event of HCC. HCC prefers and welcomes at least 2 or 3 families to sponsor each function. Please contact our resident priest Krishnamurthy Ji at (203)873-0206 or (203)375-9898 or e-mail HCC at hinduculturalcenter@yahoo.com for any information on any pooja or religious event or if you wish to sponsor any HCC event. Please mail checks payable to HCC, to HCC Treasurer, 96 Chapel Street, Stratford, CT  06614. All donations are tax-deductible.


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2014 Upcoming Events

Date & Time



Sept 25 - Oct 02, 2014
Thursday thru Thursday
October 01, 2014
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Ashtami Kanya Puja Special Pooja for young girls who are worshipped as Devi, followed by Aarti at 7:30 pm

Inviting all young girls for Ashtami pooja, contact: renuvijg@gmail.com
October 02, 2014
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Ram Navami Archanas and Aarti

Contact: Pandit Krishnamurthy Ji
October 03, 2014
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saraswati Puja Get blessings from Saraswati Maa, followed by Aarti

Bring your books and instruments for special blessings. Contact: pnathan200@netscape.com
October 04, 2014
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dussehra Festival Festival: $7 pp includes:
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm Rangoli
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm Cultural program / Fancy Dress Competition
Registration required for fancy Dress Participation: $5 per child
7:00 pm onwards: Ravan dahan with Fire works
Ravan dahan complete with fireworks and Dinner, Booths and stalls to browse
Contact: renuvijg@gmail.com
October 05, 2014
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Havan Satsang HCC
October 07, 2014
6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Pravachan by Swami Mukundananda Ji 6:30 - 7:00 pm Hanuman Chalisa
7:00 - 8:15 pm Pravachan by world renowned teacher of Spirituality, Yoga and Meditation. Discourse on Vedic scriptures with wit and humor. Contact: shamabal@comcast.net
Followed by Aarti and dinner
October 11, 2014
4:00 pm - moon rise
Karva Chauth Fast ladies fasting for the health and Happiness of their husbands and families. Thali puja starting at 4:30 pm, 6:00 pm and 7:00 pm.

Contact: vijayvasudeva@aol.com.
October 12, 2014
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Amrit Vani Contact: sharmabal@comcast.net
Deadline Oct 15,2014
Annual 2014 Diwali essay competition

1. First age group: 8 - 12 yrs
2. Second age group: 13 - 16 yrs

You will be contacted by email after submission. Top 3 submissions in each group will be invited to read essays on Thursday, October 23rd (Diwali)
(1) Compare and contrast the holidays of Diwali and Christmas, and describe how those similarities and differences may have affected your life.
(2) Among all the Indian festivals, why do you think Diwali has been chosen as the one Indian festival that is celebrated throughout the world?

The dead line for submission is October 15th. The length of essay should not exceed 500 words. Please submit your essays to Pramila Nathan at pnathan2000@netscape.net
October 18, 2014
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Lord Jagannath Puja with Lord BalBhadra and Maa Subhadra Join us in chanting Shree Jaydev's Gita Govind in front of Lord Jagannath, a service dear to the Lord to alleviate human suffering, a service unbroken since 12th century at Puri temple.

All members are encouraged to attend. Contact: ashok.panigrahi@gmail.com
October 19, 2014
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Bhajans Ram bhajans led by Aditya and Tripti Saxena
October 23, 2014
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Diwali celebration, Laxmi puja All day archanas, Evening Samohik Laxmi pooja.

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm: Essay Reading Finale
7:00 pm onwards: Samuhik Laxmi puja

Prasad: $11
With Laxmi puja: $21
With Silver laxmi
Coin: (small) $51 or (large) $101
Announcement of Essay winners and Prizes, followed by Dinner and Fireworks
October 26, 2014
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Sunderkand Recitation of Sunderkand. Contact: sharmabal@comcast.net


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