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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.

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* 4th Sunday of every month, 10AM

Timings may vary. Check the Event Calendar for correct time.
* Devotee led activities

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.

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