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Tulasi Pooja

For the first time in St. Louis, Tulasi pooja is being opened up for participation by devotees with a nominal sponsorship fee of $25.    Sponsors will be provided with a small murthy so that they can perform archana/pooja with Tulasi leaves while chanting the Sri Vishnu Sahasra Nama stothram as part of the Poolangi Seva following Sri Venkateswara Suprabhatam on September 5th (First Saturday).  The leaves offered by devotees for archana will then be placed in the sanctum of Lord Sri Venkateswara at His feet.  The temple encourages the devotees to take advantage of this divine opportunity by starting off the day with the chanting of Sri Venkateswara Suprabhatam followed by participation in the Tulasi archana/pooja.  The temple wishes to ask the devotees additional cooperation with regards to the following:

1.  Crowdsourcing Tulasi Leaves - it is the temple's goal to make this event a 'laksha tulasi archana/pooja' (archana with 100,000 Tulasi leaves).  A commercial source of Tulasi leaves has been contacted for the supply of 100,000 leaves.  However, the temple wishes to give devotees the opportunity to donate as many Tulasi leaves as they can, picked from their home-grown Tulasi plants.  Offering Tualsi leaves to Vishnu is one of the highest forms of worship there exists so the temple strongly encourages devotees to take advantage of this once a year opportunity.

2. Chanters for Sri Vishnu Sahasranama   - The temple wishes to have at least 108 chanters who can recite Sri Vishnu Sahasranama Stothram.  Sponsors and priests will be performing the Tulasi archana/pooja while Sri Vishnu Sahasranama Stothram is being chanted.  The temple encourages all devotees who can chant Sri Vishnu Sahasranama Stothram to participate and contribute to the spiritual vibration.

May the blessings of Lord Sri Venkateswara be upon your families

 
Save the Date: Fundraising Dinner & Update
Bhagavad Gita Lectures - Every Saturday

Schedule: Every Saturday 10.30AM-12PM,
Location: House next to Temple
Instructor : Sri Lal Gopal Das
Admission Free

 

Special Poojas & Events. Temple recurring poojas listed below this table

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Monday - Friday

9 AM - 12 PM
5.00 PM - 8.00 PM
Saturday, Sunday
9AM - 8.00 PM
(No Shorts/Skirts
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National Holidays &
Hindu festival days
9AM - 8.00 PM
Tel : 636.230.3300
Fax: 636.230.2904
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The Hindu Temple of St. louis located in the west suburbs of the St. Louis and only fifteen minutes away from the St. Louis Arch, a most famous land mark of the St. Louis. Please navigate through menu to know the detail of services and directions.

The Hindu temple of St. Louis was formally registered as a not for profit organization in the state of Missouri on March 7th, 1988.

Bhoomi Pooja (ground breaking ceremony) was performed on April 21,1990. The architectural plans were drawn by the famous V GANAPATI STHAPATI and Associates of CHENNAI, INDIA. After the completion of Phase I, the formal inauguration of the Temple was done on Nov 8,1991. Initially we had only pictures of the deities in the temple. Later SAMPROKSHANA (initiation) of CHARABIMBAS (UTSAVA VIGRAHAS) made of panchaloha was celebrated on Jan 21, 1995.

The construction of Phase II was started on July 12, 1995. Eleven shilpis (artisans) came from India on Jan 21, 1997 and worked hard to complete the project. The PRANA PRATHISHTHAPANA and KUMBHABHISHEKAM celebrations were done on July 6, 1998. The phase III construction including RAJAGOPURAM was immediately started. Finally NAVAGRAHA PRANA PRATHISHTHAPANA and RAJAGOPURNA KUMBHABHISHEKAM took place on July 8, 2000.

Temple did bhoomi pooja for north-south expansion to include Sri Ayyappa Shrine and Sri Kanyaka Parameswari shrines in May 5, 2011 and performed Prana Prathista June 5-9, 2014. Temple also installed Sri Hanuman and moved Navagraha's to Sri Kanyaka Parameswari Area and performed Prana Prathista on June 7, 2014.

Temple started another dream project to construct Multipurpose community center and land development with bhoomi pooja on August 16, 2014 with a goal to complete the project by 2017.



Calendar 2015 


* Few corrections to 2015 Calendar -

April 12 - Kanyaka Parameswari Abhishekam at 11 am

April 28 - Kanyaka Parameswari Jayanthi -  6:30 pm - Vasavi Jayanthi Pooja

September 27 - Temple Closes at 5 pm