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MAHA GANAPATHY TEMPLE
128 Running Creek Rd NW Edmonton, AB T6J 7B1; Phone & Fax-780 988 5161
www.mahaganapathytemple.com mgsa@mahaganapathytemple.com
2019 MAHOTSAVAM - ANNUAL FESTIVAL
“Gajaananam Bhoota Ganaadhi Sevitam Kapitta Jamboophaala Saara Bhakshitam
Umaasutam Shoka Vinaasha Kaaranam Namaami Vighneswara Paada Pankajam”
Dear Devotees,
With almighty Lord Ganesha’s blessings, The Board of Trustees of the Maha Ganapathy Society of Alberta is
very pleased to announce the 2019 Mahotsavam. The ceremonies will commence on Sunday August 4
th
of 2019
with inauguration ceremony and end with the Vairavar Pooja on Friday August 16
th
of 2019. The
Thvajarohanam (flag hoisting) will mark the beginning of the festival on Monday August 5
th
of 2019 11:00 AM
during Poorvapaksha Sashti Thithi and Hasta star period. The Board of Trustees cordially invites devotees and
well-wishers of the Maha Ganapathy Temple to participate in the festival and receive blessings from Lord
Ganesha on this very special occasion.
Program Details
Sunday August 4, 2019 – Inauguration Rituals
9:00 AM: Ganapathy Homa, Pooja, Prasadham
5:00 PM: Pooja, Grama Santhi, Vasthu Santhi, Mrithsankiranam, Prasadham
Monday August 5, 2019 – Festival Day 1: Kodiyetram (Flag Hoisting)
7:30 AM: Homa, Flag Pooja, Flag Hoisting, Special Pooja, Ganesha procession (outside),
Santhi Avahanam, Prasadham
5:00 PM: Inauguration of Yaga, Flagstaff Abishekam, Pooja
Ganesha procession (outside), Prasadham
Tuesday August 6, 2019 – Festival Day 2
8:30 AM: Rudhrakumba Abishekam, Yaga, Flagstaff Abishekam, Pooja, Ganesha procession (inside),
Prasadham
5:00 PM: Snabanakumba Homa/Abishekam, Yaga, Flagstaff Abishekam, Pooja,
Ganesha & Amman procession (outside), Prasadham
Wednesday August 7, 2019 – Festival Day 3
8:30 AM: Rudhrakumba Abishekam, Yaga, Flagstaff Abishekam, Pooja,
Ganesha procession (inside), Prasadham
5:00 PM: Snabanakumba Homa/Abishekam, Yaga, Flagstaff Abishekam, Pooja,
Ganesha procession (outside), Prasadham
Thursday August 8, 2019 – Festival Day 4
8:30 AM: Rudhrakumba Abishekam, Yaga, Flagstaff Abishekam, Pooja,
Ganesha procession (inside), Prasadham
5:00 PM: Snabanakumba Homa/Abishekam, Yaga, Flagstaff Abishekam, Pooja,
Ganesha procession (outside), Prasadham
Friday August 9, 2019 – Festival Day 5
8:30 AM: Rudhrakumba Abishekam, Yaga, Flagstaff Abishekam, Pooja, Ganesha procession (inside),
Prasadham
5:00 PM: Snabanakumba Homa/Abishekam, Yaga, Flagstaff Abishekam, Pooja,
Ganesha & Subramaniyar procession (outside), Prasadham
Saturday August 10, 2019 – Festival Day 6: Mango Festival
8:30 AM: Rudhrakumba Abishekam, Yaga, Flagstaff Abishekam, Pooja,
Ganesha procession (inside), Prasadham
5:00 PM: Snabanakumba Homa/Abishekam, Yaga, Flagstaff Abishekam, Pooja, Mango Festival,
Ganesha & Pazhaniyandavar procession (outside), Prasadham
Sunday August 11, 2019 – Festival Day 7: Milk Pot Festival, Manjam Festival
8:00 AM: Milk pot pooja/procession by Devotees (8 AM), Rudhrakumba Abishekam, Yaga, Flagstaff
Abishekam, Pooja,
Ganesha procession (inside), Prasadham
5:00 PM: Snabanakumba Homa/Abishekam,Yaga,FlagstaffAbishekam, Pooja,
Ganesha procession in Manjam, Prasadham
Monday August 12, 2019 – Festival Day 8: Sapparam Festival
8:30 AM: Rudhrakumba Abishekam, Yaga, Flagstaff Abishekam, Pooja,
Ganesha procession (inside), Prasadham
5:00 PM: Snabanakumba Homa/Abishekam,Yaga,FlagstaffAbishekam,Pooja,
Ganesha procession in Sapparam,Prasadham
Tuesday August 13, 2019 – Festival Day 9: Ther (Chariot) Festival
7:00 AM: Snabanakumba Homa/Abishekam, Yaga, Flagstaff Abishekam, Pooja, Ganesha & Sandeswarar
procession (inside), Kanthotsavam, Ther (11:00 AM), Ther Archana,
Special Pooja at Chariot (12:30 PM), Rathaavarohanam, Prasadham
5:30 PM: Prayachittha Abishekam, Yaga, Flagstaff Abishekam, Pooja, Ganesha procession (inside),
Theradi Utsavam, Prasadham
Wednesday August 14, 2019 – Festival Day 10: Theertham (Water Cutting), Lowering the Flag
7:30 AM: Rudhrakumba Abishekam, Yaga, Flagstaff Abishekam, Pooja, Soornotsavam, Theertham, Ganesha
procession (outside), Yaga Poornakuthi, Yaga Kumba Abishekam, Prasadham
5:30 PM: Pooja, Oonjal (Swing), Flagstaff Abishekam, Lowering the Flag, Pooja, Ganesha procession
(outside), Santhi Visarjanam, Mounotsavam, Sandeswarar Utsavam, Acharya Utsavam, Prasadham
Thursday August 15, 2019 – Poonkaavanam
5:30 PM: Pooja, Poonkavanam, Lord Subramaniyar Wedding Ceremony,
Ganesha & Subramaniyar procession (outside), Prasadham
Friday August 16, 2019 – Vairavar Pooja
9:00 AM: Homa, Prayachittha Abishekam, Prasadham
6:00 PM: Special Rudhrakumba Abishekam for Vairavar, Pooja, Prasadham
Priests: Satyojadha Sivachaaryar” Brammasri Viswanatha Kamalanatha Kurukkal, “Thatpurusha Sivachaaryar
Brammasri Subramaniya Kurukkal (retired temple priest), “Saiva Aagama Prathishta Praveena” Sivasri S. Surenthira
Kurukkal (Toronto) and other priests.
Mangala Isai: Artists from Nathaswara Thavil Music of Canada
FESTIVAL SPONSORSHIP:
Festival sponsorship is available for all devotees at $400 for the special Festivals such as Day 1 morning (Flag hoisting), Day 9
morning (Chariot), Day 10 morning (Water Cutting) & Day 10 evening (Lowering of the Flag). Other Evening Festival
sponsorships are $300 and the Morning Festivals, Poonkavanam & Vairavar Pooja Sponsorships are $200. Devotees can
sponsor meals during the morning and evening festivals.
Please contact the Temple Office for sponsoring the festival and meals.
Thank you.
The Board of Trustees, Maha Ganapathy Society of Alberta
Maha Ganapathy Society of Alberta is a registered charitable organization, Canada Revenue Agency #: 10765 4394 RR0001