01-13-2018 Lohri festival: Celebrations of fertility and magnificence at Hari Om Mandir

Lohri celebration - Asian Media USA

Chicago IL: Unprecedented crowds thronged the Hari Om Mandir, Medinah, IL on January 13th to celebrate the vibrant Festival of LOHRI!!! This Festival has always been celebrated in HOM in the Traditional North Indian Style, with the favorite foods, clothing, songs, customs etc. of Punjab. This year too, despite the very cold & frigid temperatures, Devotees from far and wide, in unexpected numbers – close to a 1000, came to the Temple to enjoy the Festivities. The Temple Management had made adequate arrangements to serve the Special Meal of the Season – Makki Ki Roti, Saag, Lassi and Gur Wale Chawal. Along with this, the traditional items like Bhugga, Popcorn, Rewari, Moongphali, Khajoor and Chirvara were distributed as Prasad. The Food was relished by one and all! People were raving about the delicious food, and truly appreciated the immense efforts put in by the Ladies, who had spent the morning cooking all the delicacies. Another star attraction was a Beautiful Village of Punjab, (Pind in Punjabi), set up to depict the true culture & ambience of this Festival. Colorful Phulkaris adorned the walls, while Idols of young girls in typical Punjabi Suits & boys in colorful Turbans, and were displayed to […]

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01-01-2018 Hari Om Mandir celebrates New Year with Akhand Ramayan Path

New Year Celebration at Hari Om Mandir - Asian Media USA

Chicago IL: January 1st 2018 started off with a Bang in the premises of Hari Om Mandir, Medinah, IL. Huge crowds gathered in the Temple to seek Blessings from God Almighty on this auspicious day, and prayed for a healthy, wealthy and prosperous Year ahead. Unlike the tradition from past years, (Akhand Ramayan Path), HOM, this year, had organized “Sunderkand Path” on the 1st of January. Singers from India, along with Chicago Land Tabla Maestro, Puran Dada Vyas, recited the Path and mesmerized the Congregation with their soulful singing. Despite the frigid cold weather, severe wind chills, negative temperatures, almost 500 Devotees attended the program! The Hall was full to capacity and people waited patiently in long lines, to offer flowers in the lotus feet of Hanuman Ji and seek His Blessings on this very first Day of the New Year. The Mandir was beautifully decorated with Buntings, dazzling Streamers, Banners, Flowers, Bellsetc to enhance the ambience for the celebrations. As the Devotees walked in, Pandit Raghuvir Ji welcomed everyone with the auspicious Tilak on the forehead, Hanuman Ji Sash around the neck, and handed over the Holy Path Book to sing along. In Hari Om Mandir, the 1st of […]

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