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Religious Activities

  • god Lord Sri Venkateswara
  • god Lord Shiva
  • god Lord Ganesha
  • god Goddess MahaLakshmi
  • god Shri Radha Krishna
  • god Navagraha

HTW performs a variety of Vedic rituals following the religious Agama Sastras. In June 17-19, 2011, Kumbhabhishekam was performed for Lord Sri Venkateswara, Lord Shiva, Lord Ganesha and Navagraha. In April 6-8, 2012, Kumbhabhishekam was performed for Goddess Mahalakshmi and Shri Radha Krishna. HTW conducts major religious programs throughout the calendar year. These rituals engage the community to be part of the continuing Vedic tradition that is passed on from one generation to another.

Updates

Upcoming Abhishekams with Live Streaming

Siva Abhishekam

Aug 2, 2021 07:45 PM

Abhishekam starts @ 6:30pm. Zoom telecast will be from 7:45pm.

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Ganesha Abhishekam

Aug 3, 2021 07:45 PM

Abhishekam starts @ 6:30pm. Zoom telecast will be from 7:45pm.

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Sri Venkateswara Abhishekam

Aug 7, 2021 11:45 AM

Zoom link is launched at 11:45am during the conclusion, Archana and Aarathi.

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Shravana Somavaram – Sri Shiva Abhishekam

Aug 9, 2021 06:30 PM

Sri Shiva Abhishekam starts at 6:30pm. The Zoom link is launched at 6:30 – 8pm during the conclusion, Archana, Aarathi.

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Sri Mahalakshmi Abhishekam

Aug 14, 2021 08:45 AM

Zoom link is launched at 8:45am

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Shravana Somavaram – Sri Shiva Abhishekam

Aug 16, 2021 06:30 PM

Sri Shiva Abhishekam starts at 6:30pm. The Zoom link is launched at 6:30 – 8pm during the conclusion, Archana, Aarathi.

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Sri Hanuman Abhishekam

Aug 17, 2021 07:45 PM

Sri Hanuman Abhishekam starts at 6:30pm. The Zoom link is launched at 7:45 – 8:15pm during the conclusion, Archana, Aarathi.

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Pradhosam – Sri Shiva Abhishekam

Aug 20, 2021 07:45 PM

Sri Shiva Abhishekam starts at 6:30pm. The Zoom link is launched at 7:45 – 8:15pm during the conclusion, Archana, Aarathi.

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Varalakshmi Pooja

Aug 20, 2021 08:00 PM

Varalakshmi Pooja starts at 5:30pm. Zoom link will be launched at 8pm for Aarti.

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Sri Krishna Abhishekam

Aug 21, 2021 11:45 AM

Sri Krishna Abhishekam starts at 10am. The Zoom link is launched at 11:45 – 12:15pm during the conclusion, Archana, Aarathi.

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Sri Satyanarayana Puja

Aug 22, 2021 11:45 PM

Sri Sathyanarayana Pooja starts at 10am. The Zoom link is launched at 11:45 – 12:15pm during the conclusion, Archana, Aarathi.

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Shravana Somavaram – Sri Shiva Abhishekam

Aug 23, 2021 06:30 PM

Sri Shiva Abhishekam starts at 6:30pm. The Zoom link is launched at 6:30 – 8pm during the conclusion, Archana, Aarathi.

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Sankatahara Chaturthi – Sri Ganesha Abhishekam

Aug 25, 2021 07:45 PM

Sri Ganesha Abhishekam starts at 6:30pm. The Zoom link is launched at 7:45 – 8:15pm during the conclusion, Archana, Aarathi.

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Navagraha Abhishekam

Aug 28, 2021 11:45 AM

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Shravana Somavaram – Sri Shiva Abhishekam

Aug 30, 2021 06:30 PM

Sri Shiva Abhishekam starts at 6:30pm. The Zoom link is launched at 6:30 – 8pm during the conclusion, Archana, Aarathi.

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Monthly Religious Activities

HTW conducts regular monthly Abhishekam for the deities and parayanam.

Sri Shiva Abhishekam 1st Monday
Pradosham Check the event calendar
Sri Ganesha Abhishekam 1st Tuesday
Sankatahara Chaturthi As per calendar
Sri Venkateswara Abhishekam 1st Saturday
Sri Krishna Abhishekam 2nd Saturday
Sri Satyanarayana Puja Sunday after Purnima (full moon day)
Sri Hanuman Abhishekam 3rd Tuesday
Sri MahaLakshmi Abhishekam 3rd Saturday
Navagraha Abhishekam 4th Saturday
Sri Vishnu sahasranamam chanting* 1st Sunday of every month, 6.30PM
Sri Lalita sahasranamam chanting* 2nd Sunday of every month, 6.30PM
Sri Hanuman Chalisa* 2nd Tuesday of every month, 6.30PM
Sunderkand Parayanam* Last Tuesday of every month, 11AM

Timings may vary. Check the Event Calendar for correct time.
* Devotee led activities. Please contact the religious team if you you need any information.

Major Festivals

HTW celebrates over 50 festivals annually. Some of the festivals are:

Bhogi – Sri Andal – Sri Krishna Kalyanam Maha Shivaratri Sri Krishna Janmashtami
Sankranti /Pongal Holi Onam
Thai Poosam Hanuman Jayanti Sri Ganesh Chaturthi
Vasanta Panchami Vaikuntha Ekadasi Navaraatri
Bheeshma Ekadasi Akshaya Tritiya Annakut – Govardhan Puja
Maha Shivaratri Temple Vaarshikotsavam Karthika Somavaram
Holi High School Graduation Soora Samharam
Panguni Uttiram Guru Purnima Karthigai Deepam
Skanda Shashti Sravana Somavaar Karthika Pournima
Sri Rama Navami Sravana Somavaar Tulasi Vivaham
Regional New Year Sri Varalakshmi Vratam Diwali

Check the event calendar for the festival details and additional festivals celebrated at HTW.

Priests

Sriman Padmanaabhacharyulu

Sriman Padmanabhacharyulu studied Vaikhanasa agama (Prathistaantham) at Sri Venkateswara Veda Patasala in Kalyani Dam and Dharmagiri. He spent more than 20 years as a priest in Tirumala, Rishikesh (TTD asramam) and Livermore temple. He joined Hindu Temple of The Woodlands in 2015. He speaks Telugu, Tamil, English, and Hindi.

Sriman Sai Chandrasekhar Sarma

Sriman Sai Chandrasekhar Sarma is a Shiva priest. He studied Krishna yajurveda Smartham and Shivagamam kalyana uthsa vaantham in Vidwat Sadas at Sri Venkateswara Veda Patasala, (Tirumala,TTD) Andhra Pradesh. He has over 14 years of experience in performing a variety of Hindu ceremonies. He joined Hindu Temple of The Woodlands in 2018. He is fluent in English, Telugu, Tamil and Hindi.

Your Contribution

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