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TEMPLE HOURS:
MON - FRI : 8:30 AM - 12 NOON
                      5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
SAT - SUN :  8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
                      5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
For any technical difficulties please contact Prasanna Lalam email : prasanna_lalam@yahoo.com

For priest services inside and outside the temple  Please fill in our Pooja Request form by clicking on the link provided here and one of our coordinator will  reach out to you soon.

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POOJA SERVICES

IN TEMPLE WEEKDAYS

IN TEMPLE WEEKENDS

OUTSIDE THE TEMPLE

1. Aarti of any Diety

$ 11.00

$11.00

NA

2. Archana for any Diety

$ 11.00

$ 11.00

NA

3. Archana on Festival days

$ 21.00

$ 21.00

NA

4.1 Abhishekam of any Diety

$ 51.00

$ 51.00

NA

4.2 Abhishekam of any Diety (Private)

$ 101.00

NA

NA

5. Akshar Abhyasam

$ 51.00

$ 71.00

NA

6. Annaprasana (Child’s first meal)

$ 51.00

$ 71.00

NA

7. Aayushya Homam

$ 101.00

$ 151.00

$ 201.00

8. Baby Shower (more than 50 guests)

$ 121.00

$ 151.00

$ 201.00

9. Baby Shower (for less than 50

guests)

$ 51.00

$ 75.00

$ 101.00

10. Bhagwat Parayan

NA

NA

$ 1800.00 (for 7 days)

11. Chandi Path or Chandi Homam or

any Devi pooja

$ 51.00

$ 75.00

$ 151.00

12. Engagement Ceremony (more

than 50 people)

$ 101.00

$ 151.00

$ 201.00

13. Engagement Ceremony (less than

50 people)

$ 51.00

$ 75.00

$ 101.00

14. Funeral Services

NA

NA

$ 251.00

15. Graha Dosh Nivarana Pooja

$ 101.00

$ 151.00

$ 201.00

16. Graha Pravesh/Vastu Shanti

(House warming Pooja)

NA

NA

$ 251.00

17. Hanuman Vadamala Pooja

$ 35.00

$ 51.00

NA

18. Hiranya Shraddham (Annual

Ancestral rites)

$ 101.00

$ 151.00

$ 175.00

19. Tila Tarpanam

$ 51.00

$ 51.00

NA

20. Homam/Havan for any Diety

$ 151.00

$ 175.00

$ 201.00

21. Jain Private pooja

$ 101.00

$ 151.00

NA

22. Kalyan Utsavam of Dieties

$ 125.00

$151.00

NA

23.Mundan Ceremony (Chaul

Sanskara) for 50 guests or more

$251.00

$ 301.00

$ 351.00

24. Mundan Ceremony for less than

50 people

$51.00

$ 75.00

$ 101.00

25. Mahamrityunjaya japa (11,000

times in 7 days with Sankalp &

Purnahuti)

$ 350.00

$ 350.00

NA

26. Namakaran ceremony

$ 51.00

$ 75.00

$ 121.00

27. Navagraha pooja without Homam

$ 71.00

$ 101.00

$ 151.00

28. Pradosham Shiva pooja

$ 51.00

$ 75.00

$ 101.00

29. Rudra Abhishekam

$ 51.00

$ 75.00

$ 151.00

30.Rudra Abhishekam Samuhik

$ 31.00

$ 31.00

NA

31. Shravan & Kartik Somvara

Rudrabhishekam

$ 31.00 for one

Somvara

$ 101.00 for all

four Somvaras

NA

32. Sahasranama Archana

$ 51.00

$ 51.00

NA

33. Satyanarayan Pooja in Temple

(Every month on Poornima day)

$ 31.00

$ 31.00

NA

34. Satyanarayan Pooja & Katha

$ 101.00

$ 125.00

$ 151.00

35. Sankat Haran Chaturthi Pooja in

Temple (Every Sankashti day)

$ 21.00

$ 21.00

NA

36. Satyamba Vrat Pooja

$ 51.00

$ 75.00

$ 101.00

37. Shashti Purthi with Havan (60th

Birthday Pooja)

$ 151.00

$ 201.00

$ 251.00

38. Vahan Pooja (Vehicle pooja)

$ 51.00

$ 51.00

$ 75.00

39. Vahan Key Pooja with Archana

$ 21.00

$ 21.00

NA

40. Vishnu Sahasranamam & Lalitha

Sahasranamam

$ 125.00

$ 151.00

$ 201.00

41. Upanayanam (Yagno Paveetham)

$ 451.00

$ 501.00

$601.00

42 (A). Wedding Graha Shanti/Ganesh

pooja

$ 201.00

$ 251.00

$ 301.00

42(B). Only Wedding Ganesh Pooja

42(C). Only Wedding

42(D) . Wedding Ceremony + Wedding

Ganesh pooja

$ 101.00

$ 451.00

$551.00

$ 151.00

$ 501.00

$ 651.00

$ 151.00

$ 601.00

$ 801.00

43. Wedding Anniversary Archana

$ 21.00

$ 21.00

NA

44. Silver/Gold/Platinum Anniv Pooja

(More than 100 guests)

$ 151.00

$ 201.00

$ 251.00

45. Silver/Gold/Platinum Anniv Pooja

(Less than 100 guests)

$ 101.00

$ 151.00

$ 201.00

Please make a note of the following important information:
1. In addition to the above poojas, other poojas are available. Please fill in the pooja request form with details
2. The pooja prices do not include the Priest Dakshina. It has to be paid separately to the priest.
3. The Pooja prices also do not include the extra facilities like:
Mandap $ 51.00
Mandap furniture & Audio $ 51.00
Use of extra Temple decorations $ 51.00
Usage of Temple chairs $ 51.00
MPR rental $ 151.00
3. The Pooja service scheduling is subject to availability of the Temple, the Priest and the approval of
the Temple management.
4. For Pooja scheduling, please fill in the pooja request form and one of our coordinators will contact you.
5. The Temple Chair reserves the right to cancel the poojas if they clash with Temple celebrations.
6. The Pooja Checks can be made payable to NWIHRC (NorthWest Indiana Hindu Religious Center).

Approved By: Chairman of the Trustee Board, President of the Executive committee, Chair of the
Temple Committee, 2019.