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AGM of Sri Balaji Temple Trust - 2018

posted May 11, 2018, 2:51 PM by Sri Balaji Temple Trust   [ updated May 11, 2018, 2:53 PM ]

NOTICE OF 9TH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF SRI BALAJI TEMPLE TRUST (HAMILTON), NEW ZEALAND

You are invited to attend the 9th AGM, which will be held on 16 June 2018 at 2.00PM at the Sri Balaji Temple premises, 2 Kent Street, Frankton, Hamilton. ( This notice is issued under section 18 & 20 of the SBTT Trust deed).

AGENDA
Devotional Music startng at 2.00 PM
Minutes of the last AGM                            
Chairperson’s Report
Financial  Report  - By the Treasurer
Budget for the year 2018/19 – By the Treasurer
To Consider to pass a Resolution to accept the Financial Performance
To Consider to appoint  an Auditor        
To Elect two Trustees for the vacant position for which nomination had been received by 20 May 2018 and approved by the Board of Trustees – Nomination papers attached
To Consider Any other proposals for which due notice had been given.

General Business for which due notice had been given, including the following:
·         Fund raising opportunities
·         Enrolling Life members & Ordinary Members
·         Any other item for which due notice had been given

Aaarthi  & Prasadam
You may bring flowers, garlands and prasadam for the Aarthi.

Please note that only the financial members (both Ordinary and Life members) are entitled to vote in the meeting, if required.   Ordinary Membership is  $50 donation specifically paid for this purpose each year, Life Membership is $2,000 donation specifically paid for this purpose once per life. You may pay into our bank A/C  12 – 3171 – 0169613 – 000 specifically for membership.

RSVP by 10st June 2018

Sri Balaji Temple Events - May 2018

posted Apr 29, 2018, 1:06 AM by Sri Balaji Temple Trust   [ updated Apr 29, 2018, 1:08 AM ]

Date

Day

Time

Event






05-05-2018

Saturdays

10.30am

Sudarshana Abhishekam

12-05-2018




19-05-2018




26-05-2018








07-05-2018

Mondays

6.30pm

Shivaãbhishekam

14-05-2018




21-05-2018




28-05-2018




04-05-2018

Friday

7.00 pm

Sri Ganapathi and Sri Murugan

Abhishekam














06-05-2018        Sunday              11.00 am            Sri Srinivasa Kalyanam

12-05-2018           Saturday              10.30 am         Sri Hanuman Jayanthi puja

                                                                              Sri Sita Rama Kalyanam

                                                                                         Hanuman Chaalisa

26-05-2018             Saturday              11.00 am         Sri Durga Abhishekam

·           Please contact the priest or one of the Trustees for sponsorship opportunities

of the above programmes and for further information on the events

·           Devotees are welcome to bring flowers, fruits and prasadam

With Blessings of Sri Balaji


Festivals - 2017

posted May 28, 2017, 2:13 AM by Sri Balaji Temple Trust   [ updated May 28, 2017, 2:14 AM ]

Festivals: 2017
  • Ugadi 29 Mar 17
  • Sri Rama Navami 05 April 17
  • Panguni Uthram 09 April 17
  • Hanuman Jayanti 11 April 17
  • Tamil New Year & Vishu Kani 14 April 17
  • Sri Narasimha Jayanti 09 May 17
  • Hanuman Jayanti 21 May 17
  • Devi (Amman) Puja 28 May 17
  • Sudarshana Homam 01 Jul 17
  • Sri Shakti Puja 23 July 17
  • Varalakshmi Vratham 04 Aug 17
  • Raksha Bandhan 07 Aug 17
  • Sri Nava Durga Puja 13 Aug 17
  • Krishna Janmashtami 14 Aug 17
  • Vinayaka Chavithi 25 Aug 17
  • Satyanarayana Homam 02 Sept 2017
  • Purattasi Saturdays 17 Sept - 16 Oct 17
  • Navarathri Festival 21-29 Sept. 17
  • Nava Durga Puja 29 Sept 17
  • Sri Saraswati Puja 29 Sept 17
  • Vijaya Dashami Puja ( Sri Balaji, Abhishekam) 30 Sept. 17
  • Depaavali 18 Oct 17
  • Kedara Gowri Vratham 19 Oct 17
  • Skanda Shasti 25 Oct 17
  • Mokshada Ekadashi 02 Dec 17
  • Maha Karthika deepam 03 Dec 17
  • Navagraha Shanti Puja 16 Dec 17
  • Marghazhi 16 Dec 17 to 13 Jan 18
  • Hanuman Jayanti 17 Dec 17
  • Vaikunta Ekadashi 29 Dec 17
  • New Year (Homam) 31 Dec 17 / 01 Jan 17
  • Pongal / Sankranthi festival 13 Jan 18
  • Thai Poosam Kavady 31 Jan 18
  • Maha Sivarathri 13 Feb 18
  • Sri Balaji Temple Anniversary 09 March 18
Abhishekam for the main deity (Sri Balaji) will be on two days in a year Kumbhabhishekam anniversary date (mid March every year) and on Vijaya Dasami Day – (Dasara).
On these two days in a year, archana and haarathi will be performed on the names of family members of life members of SBTT.

Please note:
  • Every Saturday Morning / Noon – Sri Sudarshana Abhishekam
  • Every Monday Morning / Noon – Sri Siva Abhishekam and
  • Every First Friday of the month Evening – Sri Murugan and Sri Ganesa Abhishekam

An Appeal to devotee - Donations for Namalu (Namam)

posted Dec 26, 2016, 10:08 AM by Rajani Puvvula   [ updated Dec 26, 2016, 10:11 AM ]

Greetings for the season to all devotees

As you are aware, Sri Balaji Temple was established and is functioning since last year along with a community facility at 2 Kent Street, Frankton, Hamilton.
Sri Balaji Temple Trust (SBTT) humbly request you that please consider sponsoring any one of the following Namalu (Namam):
1.  A donation of $2001 for each of the 24 Keshavas Namalu
2.  A donation of $501 for each of the 108 Govinda Namalu
3.  A donation of $101 for each of the 1008 Vishnu Sahasra Namalu


SBTT also wish to inform you that we are in the process of preparing the donors display board with names of devotees who have donated in excess of $2,000.If you are one of the devotee who have donated more than $2,000 for Temple development , Life Membership and Sponsoring of  the above Namam (Namalu) your name/family  will appear in the display board, unless you advice the Trust otherwise.
We are now appealing to the general public and more importantly to devotees to donate towards this humble cause so that we can continue have the functional Temple of the Lord in New Zealand. 
 
All donations may be claimed for NZ tax purposes.  Those who wish to donate any amount may do so by direct crediting  or filling in an automatic  payment  form. Please see attachment for full details.
 
May the Blessings of Lord Balaji be with you and your family

Appeal for Fund and Progress in Temple Development

posted Dec 8, 2013, 6:10 PM by Sri Balaji Temple Trust   [ updated Dec 29, 2017, 12:26 AM ]

Dear Devotees

Greetings to you all. Blessing of Sri Balaji will be always with you.

Sri Balaji Temple Gruha Pravesham and Sri Satyanarayana Swamy puja held on 25 January 2014 was a great success in every aspect. The Temple premises was filled with people from all over and the environment filled with the reverberating Vedic rhymes and holiness. Each and every one felt the presence of Sri Balaji and we are not far away from His darshan in this Temple.

Trustees wish to say “thank you” to all devotees, volunteers, donors, funders, lawyers, consultants, tradesmen, bankers, photographers, priests, and children who made contribution in small and big ways towards this great first event at the Sri Balaji Temple premises an enjoyable, spiritual  and a peaceful day.

Every one of you participated in this first event witnessed the progress so far made in the Temple development.

The following is a summary of current status and funding required for the Temple Development Project :

Temple Ceiling Completed with general donations                                           15,000

  Floor Tiles and Wall tiles supplied by Ravi & Usha Gaddam

        Family  of Cambridge – In progress                                                          80,000 (approximately)

Tiling- Sponsored by  Aravind Shetty Wellignton                $11,000                 15,000

Painting Interior – Sponsored by Sri Bhamidipati Seetha Ramarao                       6,500 

Insulating Walls                                                                                                  6,000 

Rebuilding Toilets                                                                                              15,000

Moorthies including freight and platforms (various donors)                                30,000 

New Electrical Cabling, Lighting etc                                                                     15,000

Sound System                                                                                                        5,000

Heat Pumps       (4)                                                                                              12,000

Parking development to HCC standard                                                                    5,000

Building Design layout, fire safety, water & Plumbing    

                For HCC approval                                                                                     6,000

Plumbing Work                                                                                                         6,000

Cupboards, Bench tops, Sink,  wash basin etc                                                      15,000

New Entrance Door for the Temple (Simha Dwaram)                                              5,000

                Sponsored by Bala Bhaskar Tikkisetty’s  family

New Fire Exit Door                                                                                                 5,000

New Windows                                                                                                        16,000    

One Metre Canopy (arch gola) along the driveway                                                    6,000

Development Contribution to HCC                                                                           6,500
                                                                                            
Total estimated development costs                                                                  $ 265,000

Building of Gopuram and related work will be taken up at the next stage.

We are thankful and happy to say that good number of devotees are supporting the project. Sri Balaji Temple Trust  requests all devotees to contribute as much as you can to enable us to complete the above listed tasks, so that all of us can have darshan of  Sri Balaji and all other deities within few months.

Donation form is attached for your convenience.  SBTT West Bank A/c No is 03–1568–0478167–00.

Please visit SBTT’s website for some photos and video clippings from the Temple Gruha Pravesham Day.

With the blessing of Sri Balaji

Click here to Donate to SBTT now

Monthly Bhajans and Prayers

posted Apr 24, 2011, 7:41 PM by Sri Balaji Temple Trust   [ updated Sep 14, 2016, 11:59 AM ]

Dear Devotee

As you all know, sravanam (hearing the Glory of the Lord) and keertanam (singing the Glory of the Lord) promote worshiping the Lord. The bhajans and music that are sung permeate in the form of sound waves and fill the entire atmosphere. Thereby the whole environment gets purified. Breathing in this purified atmosphere, our hearts get purified. Devotional music and bhajans are therefore supremely valuable.

As such, the Balaji Temple Trust (SBTT) have organised bhajans and prayers on the third Friday of every month  starting 7.30 pm sharp and finishes by 8.30 pm.

Please come with your family and friends to participate in the bhajans and prayers, and kindly circulate this information in your networks.

Participants can sing devotional songs in any of the Indian languages such as Hindi, Sanskrit, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada or Malayalam etc. Devotees wish to sing the songs and bhajans may please provide a copy of the lyrics in advance to the Secretary of the Trust, so that copies could be printed and distributed to enable the other devotees to follow with ease.

This month's bhajans on will be held on Friday, the 16th September 2016 between 7.30 pm to 8.30 pm at Sri Balaji Temple Premises, 2 Kent Street (corner of King & Kent St), Frankton, Hamilton 3204. 


Please pencil in your diary.

The devotees, who wanted to sponsor the event and perform Aarathi on any of the above dates, please book with the secretary balajihamilton@gmail.com  OR use Contact link , as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

SBTT is grateful for your support and participation.

We are looking for sponsors for this monthly event for the year 2016. Dates are  21 Oct, 18 Nov, and 16 Dec 2016You may contact Asogan on 07 8583697 or any Trustees to reserve your dates.



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