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Join Us for the Laksha Modaka Ganapati Homa!

For the first time ever at the Temple, a “Laksha Modaka Ganapati Homa” will be performed, in which 100,000 modakas will be offered to Sri Maha Ganapati during the homa! The homa will be performed on the site where active construction for the new Temple is set to begin later this year, and is the last opportunity to perform homa on the construction site before construction begins.

The homa will take place during the following times:

Sat, Aug 27th
5 PM – 9 PM ET
Sun, Aug 28th
7 AM – 1 PM ET
All are welcome ~ Please join us as we seek Sri Maha Ganapati’s blessings for the upcoming construction phase!

Sponsorship Opportunities

For those who are interested in sponsoring this auspicious event, Modaka Sponsorships are available at $1 per Modaka and are available in the amounts of $21, $51, $101, $501, $1,001, $5,001 and $10,001.

All proceeds from this homa will go towards the new Temple construction.


Participation Opportunities

Participate as a Ritwik

As part of offering the 100,000 modakas, we will be chanting the Sri Vidya Ganapati Mantra many hundreds of times.

If you have received Ganapati mantra diksha in any Sri Vidya lineage is welcome and invited to sign up as a ritwik to help us achieve the 100,000 mantra recitations and homa offerings. Our kind request is that all ritwiks chant the Ganapati Mantra as specified in the recording and materials that will be provided.

Help Prepare Modakams

We are also pleased to announce that we have received enough pledges for making all 100,000 modakas. Therefore, it is not necessary to make any more modakas at this point. Any modakas donated without a prior form submission will not be accepted. Thank you for your support and understanding.

The instructions and guidelines for prior committed modakas are detailed below.


  • Mantra diksha is required to participate
  • Household where the preparation is taking place must be vegetarian.

Instructions for preparing Modakams at home:

  • All Modakams should be fried and uniform in size – small marble size.
  • Modakams should be fully cooled before packing to avoid any moisture.
  • Deliver to the temple in-person or via shipment by Friday August 26th, 2022.
  • Suggested recipe for the modakam is below. Other recipes can also be used.
Modakam Recipe

To help prepare Modakams at the temple or if you have any questions, please contact us at 585-533-1970 or info@srividya.org.

Ritwik Sign up

Accommodation Information

Accommodation Provided by the Temple

Accommodation at the temple is very limited and will be provided to active temple volunteers on a first come, first serve basis. If you are interested, please read the SVTS Overnight Stay Policy and fill out the SVTS Overnight Stay Request Form.

More information on volunteering or accommodation at the temple can be found here.

Hotel Accommodation & Discounted Rates

To help support devotees that may be interested in attending the event, there are a couple of different accommodation options available for Friday, August 26 – Sunday, August 28.

1. Red Roof Inn Rochester – Henrietta  (+1 585-359-1100)

Special Rate: Sri Vidya Temple (ask when booking)

Room Type: 2 double beds
Price: $97.99/night + tax

2. Microtel Inn by Wyndham Henrietta/Rochester  (+1 585-334-3400)

Special Rate: Sri Vidya Temple Society (ask when booking)

Room Type: 1 queen bed
Price: $89.95/night + tax

3. Econo Lodge Rochester I-90 & I-390  (+1 585-344-7000)

Special Rate: Sri Vidya Temple Society (ask when booking)

Room Type: 2 double bed
Price: $109.99/night + tax

Helpful Information for First-Time Visitors

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