Monday, September 5, 2016

18th Year Vinayaka Pooja on Sunday 11-Sept-2016

Dear All SAK Samaj Members,

Happy to invite members with family
on the occasion of

18th Year Ganesh Puja Ceremony

On Sunday,  11-09-2016

Venue :
SAK Bhavan, Kalkere Main Road,
Horamaavu, Bangalore - 43

Programme :
Welcome      : 10.30a.m.
Ganesh Puja : 1100 a.m.
Short Speech by President, Bangalore Samaj,
Fancy Dress and Spot Painting Compitation for children 1 to 6years @ 11.30a.m
Annadana     :  1.30 p.m.
Mehendi Competation for Ladies : 2.30p.m.
Musical Chair Compitation : 3.00 p.m.
Prize Distribution for winners
Scholarship for Students who excelled in SSLC and PUC for year 2015-16
Maha Mangalarathi : 3.30p.m.

Therafter Ganapati Visarjana

Pl. bring marks card xerox of SSLC / PUC.


- President
  Ex. Committee Members of SAK Samaj, Bangalore


Monday, September 14, 2015

17th Year Vinayaka Pooja on Sunday 27-Sept-2015

Dear SAK Samaj Members,

We SAK Committee on behalf of Bangalore Samaj
Conducting 17th Year Vinayaka Pooja on Sunday 27th September-2015 @ 10.30 A.M.

We request all members & their family to attend for the above Pooja Ceremony.
Invitation attached for ur ref.

- President & SAK Committee
SAK Samaj, Bangalore






Saturday, August 16, 2014

Current View of Samaj building


Samaj Members,

Here is our current view of SAK Bhavan.
 

Samaj Building as on 15th August 2014



Picture Credits: Shri Prashanth Hamse.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

16th Annual Ganesh Pooja Celebration







Please join us with all your family members
to celebrate
the 16th Annual
Shree GANESHA Pooja Festival



Courtesy: Contents by Mr. ManjunathKhapare

Thursday, September 1, 2011

HAPPY VINAYAK CHATURTI


ALL THE BEST WISHES FOR GANESH CHATURTI
TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY MEMBERS

FROM
MANJUNATH N KHAPARE AND FAMILY...

Friday, August 12, 2011

Vara Mahalakshmi Festival

Mahalakshmi is the goddess of wealth, auspiciousness and prosperity. She is worshipped for healthy progeny, as well as the health and long life of the husband. Vratha is observed on a Friday that falls before the full Moon day of the month of Shravanamasa (August - September).

vara-mahalakshmi--2008-3The Vratha is as follows. Early in the morning women after taking bath, make a rangoli on the place where the kalasha is placed. They draw a lotus with 8 petals. The sacred Kalasha (brass/copper/silver) filled with rice and topped with fresh mango leaves, a coconut and cloth are placed on the mandala and Lakshmi is invoked. Goddess is invoked by decorating the Kalasa with flowers, jewellery, vastra (new clothes – saree) fruits, dry fruits, fresh grains, sweets and savouries. Some place coins, or rupee notes or make a garland of notes. The Vratha is performed with the beginning of Puja to Lord Ganesha. Then the main worship of Varalakshmi begins.

The raksha is worshipped for a second time and tied to the right hand of the woman. Articles are given as charity to sumangalis (married woman).In Sount India, savouries like obattu, kosumbari, puliyogare, huli anna, hesaru bele payasa are made on this festival. In the evening women visit other houses and exchange sweets and offerings.

Lord Narayana/Vishnu/Hari husband of Lakshmi, an embodiment of Shuddha Sattwa, is the preserver of the world. He is also called the Ashta Lakshmi Padhi. Lakshmi has 8 avthars (incarnation):

  • Adi (Protector) Lakshmi,
  • Dhana (Wealth)Lakshmi ,
  • Dhanya ( Food and Grains) Lakshmi,
  • Vijaya (Victory) Lakshmi,
  • Vidhya (Knowledge) Lakshmi,
  • Santana (Offsprings) Lakshmi,
  • Dhairya (Bravery and Strength) Lakshmi,
  • Soubhagya (Sumangali- Long life of husband) Lakshmi.

All becomes the embodiment of a ideal woman.

The importance or significance of the Varalakshmi Vrata was narrated by Lord Shiva to Goddess Parvathi in Skanda purana. Those who perform this Vratam will be blessed wtih Dhana (food), Dhanya (food), Aayu (Long life), Aarogya (health), Aishwarya (wealth), Santanana (progeny) and Soubhagya (long life of husband).

According to the legend, once a lady named Charumath lived in the Maratha kingdom. Pious lady, she indulged in whole hearthed worship of the Goddess and took good care of her family - respectful to her in-laws, loving and caring her husband and children. One day she dreamt about Goddess Lakshmi telling her to perform the puja . She, with the consent of her family performed this Vratam and informs other ladies too. With the blessings of the Goddess she, her family and friends will be bestowed with success and wealth. Hence forth they shared their luck many more people.
With the blessing of both Lord Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi one can find peace and prosperity in ones life.