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Pujas For October:

Pradosha                 -  Sat 6

Mahalaya, Pitr Paksha Ends                                   -  Mon 8

Navarathri Begins    -  Tue 9

Gurugraha Abhisheka Puja

($31)                    

Temple Navarathri Garba

                                  - Fri 12

Bhagawati Sewa      - Sat 13

Durga Chandi Havan ($51)

Bathukamma, Durgaashtami

                                 - Tue 16

Saraswathi Puja, Maha Navami                   - Wed 17

Vijaya Dasami, Vidyarambha

Starting Lessons Puja

                                - Thu 18

Pradosha Shiva Abhisheka

                               - Sun 21

Shiva Annabhishekam ($51)

Pournami Sri Satyanarayana Vratam                    - Wed 24

Karwa Chauth       

Sankata Harana Chathurthi

                                - Sat 27

Monthly Events

  Fast / Vrat Days 

Amavasya    -    Mon, Oct. 8

Ekadasi        -   Fri, Oct. 5

                     & Fri, Oct. 19

Krittika          -   Fri, Oct. 26

Pradosha      -     Sat, Oct. 6

                    & Sun, Oct. 21  

Shashti           -  Sun, Oct. 14

                    &  Mon, Oct. 29

Shravana     -  Thu, Oct. 18

                      

Priests at Sri Ganesha Hindu Temple of Utah :


Pandit N. S. Satish Kumar is a graduate of the famous Patashala at Thirupathi and an exponent in Krishna Yajur Veda Gananatham and Pancharathra Agamam. He has been a recipient of many awards for his Vedic expertise. Satish Kumar has special skills in alankara and pujas gained from his service as purohit in several prestigious Temples in Pushkar, Pune as well as Thirupathi. He is comfortable speaking several languages and has been quick to grasp the needs of a Temple like ours in Utah. He deems it an honor to be able to serve at the various shrines of our Temple. “Ganesha, Balaji Perumal and Durga Mata here have a special Kala; I am fortunate to be here” says Satish Kumar. He teaches Veda and slokas to interested students from all walks of life. He conducts pujas and utsavs incorporating various traditions from all parts of India so that devotees come back again and again to enjoy the blessings of Utah Ganesha. His charming young wife is Vaishnavi Lavanya, daughter is Aashritha. His baby son, Achyutan, was born in Dec 2013

 
Pandit Satish Kumar Nivarthi (Shastri Ji) is a native of Kadapa in Andhra Pradesh and lived in Bengaluru for the many years. He has completed Ashithidhvayam in Krishna Yajur Veda from Vedic school in Palaghat, Kerala as well as Smartham and Shaivagama Pravara. He brings vast experience of working both in Indian temples and as an independent priest for the past many years. He speaks Telugu, Kannada, Tamil, Malayalam and can converse in Hindi and English. 
Shastri Ji is married, blessed with one child and they are expecting another child in the fall. His family is currently in India and will join us in Utah early next year.