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Chairperson’s Message

August 1 - August 31

This year, our temple will be conducting Sri Rama Bhakti Samrajya Mahotsavam from Saturday, August 6, through Sunday, August 14, 2022. As part of this Mahotsavam, we will be conducting special religious, cultural, and educational events for Sri Rama. Special Homams, Abhishekams and Vishesha Alankarams, Sri Vaikunta Rama Vishwa Roopa Darshanam (Darbar Seva), Sita Rama Kalyanam, Sri Rama Paduka Seva (divine Paduka from Bhadrachalam), Panchavati Utsavam with Sahasra Deepa alankaram, Dampati Puja with Sri Rama Sahasranama Archana (devotee participatory) and other important pujas will be performed.

It is an honor and my privilege to invite you and your family to the Sri Rama Bhakti Samrajya Mahotsavam. Pujas will be performed under the guidance of our Pradhana Vaishnava Acharya Sri Ramaswarupa Raghavacharyulu, Chief Priest, Bhadrachalam Sri Sita Ramachandra Temple in Telangana, along with another learned Acharya from India and our temple Priests. Additionally, Srimad Valmiki Ramayana Parayanam will be chanted in the mornings and U.Ve. Sri Dushyanth Sridhar will be presenting educational discourses on the Ramayana in English on all days of the Mahotsavam – a unique opportunity to hear from a learned scholar about the Ramayana.

It has been over two years since our temple has celebrated a Mahotsavam and the reading of the entire Ramayana makes this a one-of-a-kind event in our temple history. For more information, please visit our website here.   Please attend this unique mahotsavam, and participate in as many of the daily programs, parayanams, archanas, and homas and receive the blessings of Lord Rama.

In July, we lost two of our long-time devotees and volunteers; supporters who always kept our temple in their hearts. Dr. NagaBhusan Mandava left for the heavenly abode on July 7th. He was a world-renowned scientist and recognized leader in Agrochemical sciences. He was also the husband of Ms. Leela Mandava, volunteer and former Treasurer and Chairperson of our temple.

Dr. Sireesh Kumari Tripuraneni reached the abode of the Lord on July 20th after a brief illness. She was an empathetic and dedicated internist for over 50 years and was the wife of Dr. Rajagopala Rao, longtime volunteer and devotee who has served as Chairperson and as our current General Body President.

I join with the Board of Trustees in expressing our deepest condolences to the families; may their souls attain sadhgati.

May the Gods and Goddesses of Sri Siva Vishnu Temple bless you, and your family with good health and prosperity. Please feel free to contact me by email at chairperson@ssvt.org or by phone at (501) 960-2807 if I can be of any assistance.

Murali Elambilan
2022 Chairperson, Board of Trustees


August 1
August 31
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