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Join Us for Vinayaka Chaturthi Festival!



Ganapati Tarpanam
Srividya Vanchakalpa Sahasra Modaka Homa


Ganapati Utsava Puja

All who come will have the blessed opportunity to

  • Perform tarpanam
  • Perform abhishekam to Ganapati with their own hands
  • Offer modakas into the homam during the rare and auspicious Sri Vidya Vanchakalpa Ganapati Sahasra (1000) Modaka Homa
  • Participate in the utsavam (procession) in the evening

Sponsorships and Blessed Prasadam

If you would like to help sponsor the festival, please click on the button below to view available sponsorships. Sponsorships help to cover the cost of fruits, milk, ghee, flowers and garlands offered during the puja and abhishekam. In gratitude for your kind offering, we will give you blessed and energized prasadam from the event.

In addition, those who come in person can light a special jaggery or coconut lamp for Sri Ganapati.
To sponsor a Ganapati Kalasa Puja on this auspicious day, please call the Temple (585-533-1970) as soon as possible, as these opportunities are limited.

For some sponsorships, we will include your name in the sankalpam chanted before the event. The sankalpam is a Sanskrit statement recited before any major puja or homa. When your name is recited in the sankalpam, it creates a subtle energetic bond between you and the puja or homa, bringing divine blessings to you and your family.

All sponsors receive blessed and energized prasadam from the event. Blessed prasadam usually includes small packets of kumkum and/or vibhuti as well as special items like a blessed thread, yajna raksha, or other holy items. Please read the sponsorship descriptions carefully to understand whether sankalpam is included and what kind of prasadam will be given. If you are not able to attend the festival physically, the prasadam will be mailed to you.

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