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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
2018 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 2018 Mahotsavam. The ceremonies will commence on Tuesday July 17
th
of 2018
with inauguration ceremony and end with the Vairavar Pooja on Sunday July 29
th
of 2018. The Thvajarohanam
(flag hoisting) will mark the beginning of the festival on Wednesday July 18
th
of 2018 11:00 AM during
Poorvapaksha Saptami 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
Tuesday July 17, 2018 – Inauguration Rituals
9:00 AM: Ganapathy Homa, Pooja, Prasadham
5:00 PM: Pooja, Grama Santhi, Vasthu Santhi, Mrithsankiranam, Prasadham
Wednesday July 18, 2018 – Festival Day 1: Kodiyetram (Flag Hoisting)
7:30 AM: Homa, Flag Pooja, Flag Hoisting, Special Pooja, Ganesha procession (outside),
Santhiyavahanam, Prasadham
5:00 PM: Inauguration of Yaga, Flagstaff Abishekam, Pooja
Ganesha procession (outside), Prasadham
Thursday July 19, 2018 – 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 procession (outside), Prasadham
Friday July 20, 2018 – 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 & Subramaniyar procession (outside), Prasadham
Saturday July 21
st
, 2018 – 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 & Amman procession (outside), Prasadham
Sunday July 22, 2018 – Festival Day 5 Milk Pot 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, Flagstaff Abishekam, Pooja,
Ganesha procession (outside), Prasadham
Monday July 23, 2018 – 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
Tuesday July 24, 2018 – Festival Day 7: Manjam 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 Manjam,Prasadham
Wednesday July 25, 2018 – 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
Thursday July 26, 2018 – 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
Friday July 27, 2018 – 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 Vivarjanam, Mounotsavam, Sandeswarar Utsavam, Acharya Utsavam, Prasadham
Saturday July 28, 2018 – Poonkaavanam
5:30 PM: Pooja, Poonkavanam, Lord Subramaniyar Wedding Ceremony,
Ganesha & Subramaniyar procession (outside), Prasadham
Sunday July 29, 2018 – 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, Sarvajadhaka Baskaran Brammasri
Karthikeya Ragavan Iyer, “Thatpurusha SivachaaryarBrammasri Subramaniya Kurukkal (retired temple priest), “Saiva
Aagama Prathishta Praveena” Sivasri S. Surenthira Kurukkal (Toronto).
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