- Lord Sri Venkateswara
- Lord Shiva
- Lord Ganesha
- Goddess MahaLakshmi
- Shri Radha Krishna
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
HTW celebrates over 50 festivals annually. Some of the festivals are:
|Bhogi – Sri Andal – Sri Krishna Kalyanam||Maha Shivaratri||Sri Krishna Janmashtami|
|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.
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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