Lord Venkateshwara Suprabhatam and Pooja with Live Streaming May 20, 2023 at 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM
“In the present turbulent times, Lord Venkateshwara also known as Lord Balaji, Lord Venkateshwara or Srinivasa, is acknowledged as the Lord Vishnu incarnate and the protector. His primary temple is situated in Tirupati, India.
Our temple in Hamilton has been the fortunate recipient of a full fledged idol of Lord Venkateshwara directly from the Tirupati Tirumala Devasthanam in India. Currently, it is in the crate at the front entrance. A plan to do prana pratishta (empower the idol with full divine force) is in the process.
We have been performing Pooja of a wall murti in the temple for the last 18 years.
Meanwhile, a set of three idols (Utsava Murtis) made of Panchaloha (five metals) have been received again from Tirupati Tirumala Devasthanam.
These are being worshipped in the evenings, with Balaji Gayatri mantra:
OM Nirnajanaya Vidmahe
Tanno Srinivasa Prachodayat
This Saturday (20th May 2023) the priests will stream the scheduled pooja of Lord Venkateshwara , starting with Suprabhatam, the well known strotra (invocation and prayer).
Starting at 8:30 AM, the religious secretary Markad V. Kamath will provide the lead for 15-20 minutes and explain significance of the Lord’s prayer Suprabhatam, including its history and how it became the pre-eminent prayer for Lord Vishnu in the form of Lord Venkateshwara.
The meaning for initial 5 stanzas will be presented by the temple priests, Pandit Shashi Bhushan ji and Pandit Gaurav ji. The full complement of 28 slokas will be explained over next several weeks, on Saturday at the same time.
Suprabhatam is written in Sanskrit by Prativadi Bhayankara Annan and this presentation is an attempt to bring the prayer and its meaning to members of the Hindu Samaj of Hamilton.”