TEMPLE OPERATIONS UPDATE- March 24
To contain the spread of covid-19, temple is closed to the public until further notice. Priests will
conduct daily poojas within closed doors. Priests will not conduct any home poojas at this time.
Services Offered During Temporary Operations Until Further Notice
To fulfill the spiritual needs of devotees during the temple closure to public access, the priests can
perform only the following rituals without the sponsor attending the temple. Vipoothy prasasdam will
be mailed to the devotee.
Regular Archanai ($5)
Moksha Archanai ($5)
Ashdothiranama (108) Archanai ($50)
Abishekam ($40)
Punyavasanam ($75) (Abishekam performed to Lord Ganesha and blessed theertham kept in the mailbox for devotee to pick and sprinkle at home – not to drink)
Annual Sirartham/Thivasam ($50) (Abishekam performed to Lord Siva and a Moksha Archanai Performed)
If you would like to perform any of the above services in absentia during the public
closure or have any questions, please call 780 988 5161 (temple office, calls may be
forwarded to a trustee or leave voicemail) or email mgsa@mahaganapathytemple.com
Service Booking / Payment Procedure
Please send an email to mgsafinance@gmail.com or call/leave voicemail 780 988 5161 with:
· Requested service (or donation amount)
· Deity, Date/Time (AM or PM) of service requested
· Names & Nakshadram
· Your mailing address, phone number
· Preferred payment method
The treasurer will contact you over the phone or email to confirm service and payment details.
Payment options are:
· Cheque mailed to MGSA, 128 Running Creek Road NW, Edmonton, Alberta T6J 7B1
· Credit Card Payment Provide a Phone Number in the email (avoid emailing Credit Card info) to
mgsafinance@gmail.com. Treasurer or Assistant Treasurer will call you to obtain details.
· E-Transfer to mgsafinance@gmail.com: Send email to mgsafinance@gmail.com with the E-
Transfer answer to clear the bank transaction.
Your continued support to the temple is very much appreciated to sustain daily poojas and to fulfill the needs of
devotees during challenging times. Please continue to check the website www.mahaganapathytemple.com
and Facebook for updates.We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.
Board of Trustees – Maha Ganapathy Society of Alberta
We will have a special Ashdothiranama (108) Archanai performed to Lord Ganesha on Friday March 27
th
(Chaturthi
Pooja) at 7 PM behind closed doors to pray for the safety and recovery of the people from the ongoing Covid-19
Pandemic. No devotees are allowed inside the temple premises, but we encourage you to pray from your residence.