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Maha Shivaratri's Significance:
An annually celebrated festival in honor of Shiva and marking a remembrance of "overcoming darkness and ignorance" in life and the world.

March 8th, 2024

9:30 AM
Ganapathi Pooja and Rudrabhishekam
Hardidra Abhishekam are arranged for Panchamukhi Parama Shiva followed by Alankaram and Rudra Trishathi Archana.
Rudrabhishekam Sponsorship - 51$
Rudra Trishathi Archana - 21$
Archana - 11$

6:00 PM
A special Annaabhishekam, Chandodaka Abhishekam with 108 Mruthyunjaya Mantra Japam to Panchamukhi Parama Shiva is organized on the occasion of Shivarathri.
Annabhishekam Sponsorship - 51$
Rudra Trishathi Archana - 21$
Archana - 11$

9:00 PM
Lingodbhava Abhishekam

11:00 PM
27 Nakshathra Kalasha Sbobha Yathra (Kalasha Pradakshnina around Temple).

12:00 AM
Lingodbhava Nakshathra Kalashabhishekam

4:00 AM to 5:30 AM
Bhasma Abhishekam

***As always, all are welcome and encouraged to participate in this auspicious event and to receive Divine blessings.***

In support to Rama mandhir Prana prathishtapana at Ayodya, India, Omkaar Temple Fort Wayne, IN, USA is posting the following events. We invite all devotees to join us, participate and make this memorable. January 21st 2024, 5:30 pm arranged samuhika Sri Rama tulasi archana with sri raama tharaka 108 mantra japam.

Sri Rama Pooja @ 5:30pm Arathi @ 6:30pm

All are welcome πŸ™ πŸ•‰οΈ πŸ™ Jai Sri Ram.

If you would like to donate a different amount, would like to donate monthly or for general donations that are not specific for Archana or Shiva Abhishekam please visit: http://www.omkaartemple.org/donations

Omkaar Temple is conducting monthly poornima Sathyanarayana Pooja on Friday October 27th this is a very auspicious day. Evening special Sathyanarayana Pooja start at 5:40pm, followed by arathi. Satyanarayana pooja Sponcership-51$ Aarchana sponsorship: $10 Please join us and celebrate this Very Auspicious day by the Gods Grace. πŸ™

πŸŒ™Important Notice: Lunar Eclipse on Oct 28th **πŸŒ™ Dear Devotees, We hope this message finds you well. We would like to inform you that on ** October 28th **, the Omkaar Temple will remain closed during the evening hours due to a Lunar eclipse. The temple will be closed for evening rituals and darshan from the early hours until the eclipse concludes. However, we are pleased to announce that the temple will reopen in the next day morning and we warmly invite you to join us for darshan and prayers. The temple will be open next day morning **9:30 am on that day, allowing you to seek the blessings . Thank you for your understanding, and we look forward to welcoming you

On Tuesday, October 31st we will be conducting monthly Sankashta Hara Chathurthi for lord Raja Ganapthi. There will be Abishekam at 5:40 pm Followed by harathi for the lord . Please attend and take blessings of rajaganapathi πŸ™ Abishekam sponsorship: $51 Aarchana sponsorship: $10

If you would Like to sponsor please visit: http://www.omkaartemple.org/donations

Dear devotees πŸ™,
Mark your calendars for a divine and auspicious week! From **October 15th to October 23rd**, Omkaar Temple is delighted to invite you to our grand Navarathri Celebration, a nine-day festival filled with spiritual bliss and cultural richness. Here's a glimpse of the special events lined up for each day:

πŸ•‰ **Day 1: Oct 15th, Sunday**
**Special Alankaram** - 5:30 p.m.
Chanting Lalita sahastranamavali (all are welcome to join) - 6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Bhajans by Laxshmi satyanarayana group - 6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Kunkumarchana followed by aarti - 7:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Garba dancing - 7:30 p.m. - Prasada viniyongam - 8:00 p.m. - Temple Close

πŸ•‰ **Day 2: Oct 16th, Monday**
**Special Alankaram** - 5:30 p.m.
Chanting Lalita sahastranamavali (all are welcome to join) - 6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Bhajans (All are welcome to join) - 6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Kunkumarchana followed by aarti - 7:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Garba dancing - 7:30 p.m.
Prasada viniyongam - 8:00 p.m. - Temple closes (And similarly, we have a spectacular lineup for each day from Day 3 to Day 9)

πŸ•‰ **Day 7: Oct 21st, Saturday**
**Saraswati Alankaram** - 6:00 p.m.
Aksharabyaasa puja - (TBD for further details)

πŸ•‰ **Day 8: Oct 22nd, Sunday**
**Saraswati Alankaram**
**Exclusive Bathukamma Celebration** - 5:30 p.m.
Samuhika Gowri pooja - 6:30 p.m.
Bathukamma traditional song and dance - 7:30 p.m.
Sending off Bathukamma followed by Prasada Distribution

**Bathukamma entrance fee: $51** - Devotees are kindly requested to bring their Bathukamma and flowers for their personal Gowri Pooja.

πŸ•‰ **Day 9: Oct 23rd, Monday**
**Mahishasura Mardhani Alankaram** - 5:30 p.m.
Chanting Lalita sahastranamavali (all are welcome to join) - 6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Bhajans (All are welcome to join) - 6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Kunkumarchana followed by aarti - 7:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Garba dancing - 7:30 p.m.
Prasada viniyongam - 8:00 p.m. - Temple closes

**Sponsorships for events:**
One day alankaram sponsorship: $100
Archana sponsorship for all ten days: $100
Everyday archana sponsorship: $10
For all 9 days event sponsorship: $1001

Please join us in celebrating these auspicious days and seek the graceful blessings of Sri Mahalakshmi.
Your presence and support are essential to making this event successful.
Reserve your spot for the Bathukamma Celebration on October 22nd, 2023, and please contact Lakshmi Meruva at +1(260)409-1273, and let's create beautiful memories together.

🌸 Thank you very much, dear devotees. Omkaar Temple sincerely appreciates your service and devotion. πŸ™
See you there!
#NavarathriAtOmkaarTemple #DivineCelebration #SriMahalakshmiBlessings

If you would Like to sponsor please visit: http://www.omkaartemple.org/donations

June 23 for Mahalakshmi
June 30 for Parvathi
July 7 for Parvathi
July 14 for Mahalakshmi

Kumkumarchana starts at 6 pm followed by Prakarostavam by ladies (great opportunity to carry lord) Arathi, Theerdham, Prasadam. Sarve jana sukhino bhavantu πŸ•‰οΈ

If you would Like to sponsor please visit: Omkaartemple.org/donations

Tuesday, January 10th, 2023 at 5:40PM - Sankastahara Chaturthi Pooja

Saturday, January 14th, 2023 at 10:30AM - Makara Sankranthi. Pongal (festival) Arathi. Special archana sponsorship $10. Ayyappa swami Abhishekam.

Thank you!

Monday, November 7th at 9:30AM Abhishekam and at 5:45pm - Karthika Pournami Satyanarayana Pooja followed by Deepothsavam and Jwala Thoranam

Friday, November 11th at 5:45pm -Sankatahara Chaturthi Pooja

Monday, November 14th at 5:45pm - Rudrabhishekam & Jyothi Lingarchana followed by Harathi

Monday, November 21st at 5:45pm - Final Karthika Masam, Shiva Rudrabhishekam followed by Harathi

Thank you!

Please join us on Sunday October 23rd and Monday October 24th

Timings are during normal Temple hours of operation which can be seen on right panel of this page.

Thank you!

Please join us August 30th (Tuesday)

On the Occasion of *Ganesh Chathurdhi*

*At 9:30 AM* we have Sri Raja Ganapathi Abhishekam. Anyone interested can Sponsor $51 for Abhishekam.

*At 10:30 AM* Ganesh Prathistapana followed by Harathi, Thirdha Prasadam. Anyone interested can sponsor for Archana $10 to Omkaar Temple.

*At 6:30 PM* Ganesh Astothara, Archana followed by Harathi, Thirdha Prasadam.

*Omkaar Temple will be celebrating Ganesh Chathurthi starting from 8/30/22 - 09/09/22.*

*Ganesh Visarjana is on 09/09/2022 at 7:00 PM.*

Omkaar Temple Invites you all to be the part of celebrations and make the event memorable.

Please witness the Pooja and seek blessings. Thank you πŸ™πŸ»

In addition to the schedule Priest Keshava has requested prasad, flower, and fruits. Additional needed abhishekam items include milk, curd, honey, sugar, any fruits juices.

We are also in need of volunteers for upkeep such as vacuuming after each daily evening Pooja.

Please e-mail contact@omkaartemple.org if you are interested in helping volunteer. Thank you for your support.
Thank you!

Also known as the Grand Maha Samprokshanam (Prana Pratishtapana) the ceremonies held over these days further sanctify the new permanent Temple structure. For more information please see the following informative .pdf file.

Omkaar Pratishta InfoOmkaar Pratishta Info

We will be live-streaming this event on both our YouTube channel as well as Facebook live. (Facebook live requires a free Facebook account login.)

Thank you!

We ask anyone wanting to schedule a Puja please e-mail contact@omkaartemple.org with a time, date and type of pooja requested. This will help with both scheduling and bookkeeping as we move forward.

Thank you!

We are happy to be able to extend our summer hours and also bring to you summer sloka classes for the kids as well as a yoga class for all ages.

Sloka Classes for Kids @ Temple
Saturday and Sunday 11am-12pm

Yoga Class @ Temple
1st and 2nd Sunday of every month - 10:30am-11:30am

Aum Shanthi Shanthi Shanthi.

Please join us at Omkaar Temple to celebrate Hanuman Jayanthi.

Sunday, May 21st 2017
@ 5pm

Jai Shri Hanuman!

Please join us at Omkaar Temple for dinner and a cultural music presentation by renowned harmonium player Dr. Ravindra Gururaj Katoti.

Friday, April 28th 2017
Dinner is from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
and is followed by the
Musical Program from 7:30pm to 8:30pm

This event will be livestreamed here on our website as well!

More information on Dr. Ravindra Gururaj Katoti can be found on the informational PDF here.

Thank you for joining us on Maha Shivaratri!
A recording should be available on our channel shortly after.

Please sign up for our Newsletter on the right hand side for news and alerts regarding the Temple.

Omkaar Temple will begin livestreaming all major religious and cultural events beginning with Maha Shivaratri on Feb 24.

Now anyone in the world with an internet connection may join us, live via a real-time audio/video stream, to partake in any special event or ceremony. Learn more on our LiveStream page.

Thank you,
Omkaar Temple

Friday, February 24th, 2017
5:30pm - Temple Opens
6:30pm - Rudra Homam
8:00pm - 1st Kaala Abhishekam
11:00pm - 2nd Kaala Abhishekam
2:00am (25th) - 3rd Kaala Abhishekam
4:30am (25th) - 4th Kaala Abhishekam
~5:30am - Archana followed by Aarthi

Thank you,
Omkaar Temple

Winter Temple Hours:
December 1st to April 1st
5:30pm to 8pm Daily

Thank you,
Omkaar Temple

Diwali Extended Hours:
Sat Oct 29, Sun Oct 30, Mon Oct 31
5:30pm to 9pm

We look forward to seeing everyone during this year's Diwali!

Thank you,
Omkaar Temple

P.S. Learn all about Diwali's significance in our Mid-October newsletter!

Dear Devotees,
The Temple continues to operate under special timings while we wait for our new Priest to arrive. We wish our previous Priest, Karthik Natarajan, the best of luck as he takes the next step of his own personal journey. As always the Temple is open to anyone and everyone, regardless of faith or circumstance- we ask for only your open minds and open hearts.

Aum Shanthi Shanthi Shanthi

Thank you,
Omkaar Temple

Dear Devotees,
Maha Shiva Rathri will be celebrated on Monday March 7th by Priest Rajesh.

Pooja Timings are as follows:
1st Rudra Abhishekam at 6:30pm
2nd Rudra Abhishekam at 8:30pm
3rd Rudra Abhishekam at 10:30pm
4th Rudra Abhishekam at 12am (March 8th)

As always, the Temple is open for all.

Thank you,
Omkaar Temple

Temple services and activities have recommenced. Please welcome Priest Karthik Natarajan back to Omkaar Temple! Temple hours have been updated and changed for the winter season. Still, please call ahead as the Temple might be closed due to dangerously cold weather.

Thank you,
Omkaar Temple

During the last two years the Temple has undergone massive renovations, including the addition of 2 separate facilities. We also welcome many Divine statues created in India and now living within the Omkaar Temple's walls. Omkaar Temple has been primarily closed as far as services due to the difficulty in obtaining a priest fit for our community's unique Hindu Temple, but with God's grace we have been blessed with a remedy to this situation. We are excited to announce that in the very near future Omkaar Temple will be open for all daily services as well as special services held on Holy Days. Please check back often for updates and thank you for your support!

Thank you,
Omkaar Temple

We welcome you, your family and friends to attend and take part in celebrating

Sri Parvathavardhini Ambal (Sri Parvathi Devi) (Lunkumarchana)
Aug 31st 2012 Friday Poornima

6.30pm Sri Ganapathi Pooja


7.00pm Sri Lalitha Sahasranama Kumkumarchana

9.00pm Arathi Maha Prasadham

We are planning to Perform the pooja for Sri Parvathi Devi Sri Lalitha Sahasranama Kumkumarchana at 6.30pm. We are in need of 50 Members on this auspicious day to Perform with us. If you are interested in participating in the Laksharchana please sign-up ASAP by sending an email or calling Mrs. Usha Sreenivasa Nattam at #260-466-0490 or #260-413-1643 or priest Karthik Natarajan at #260-442-9073 with your Name, address and phone.

If you are interested in bringing Prasadham please contact Mrs. Usha Sreenivasa Nattam at the above numbers.

Please bring the following items for Sri Parvathi Devi Sri Lalitha Sahasranama Kumkumarchana Pooja:
Small Lamp (Deepam), oil and wicks, fruits, flowers, Pancha Pathra Uttharani, Agarbathi

The Grand sponsor of this pooja is Mrs. Usha sreenivasa Nattam.

If you wish to sponsor the Puja the Recommended Donation is $21.

Thank you,
Omkaar Temple

Please see our short video clip of an Archana being performed for a close friend. Aum Shanthi, Shanthi, Shanthi.

Thank you,
Omkaar Temple

Omkaar Temple is in need of Temple volunteers to help out during important functions/events. Volunteers are also needed who can help perform Temple cleaning Seva every Wednesday. If you are interested please email/contact Priest Sri Karthik Natarajan.

Thank you,
Omkaar Administration

As a part of the Hanuman Jayanthi celebration, we are planning to chant Hanuman Chalisa 41 times starting at 4:00pm. We are in need of 41 couples on this auspicious day to chant with us. If you are interested, please sign-up ASAP by sending an email or calling Priest Sri Karthik Natarajan with your Name, address and phone number. Devotees are welcome to bring Prasadham.

Sat 5/12
Hanuman Jayanthi:
Sri Ganapathi Pooja @ 4:00pm
Hanuman Jayanthi Chalisa x 41 @ 4:00pm to 6:30pm
Aarathi @ 6:30pm
Dinner @ 6:45pm

Recommended Donation: $21

Akshaya Trutiya is a very auspicious day! Please learn more about it here. The Temple has some special events planned for this day. As always, donations are appreciated but not required to attend any Temple service or special event.

Tues 4/24
Akshaya Trutiya:
Sri Ganapathi Pooja @ 7:00 PM
Sri Lakshmi Kalasa Stapana Pooja
Sri Lakshmi Homam
Followed by Aarthi @ 8:30 PM

Akshaya Trutiya Special Request Poojas:
Devotees who would like to request a Pooja to be performed in their family's name on this auspicious day, please e-mail us your Name, Star and Gothra or Sri Karthik Natarajan at 260-442-9073 for more information.
If unable to attend in person please provide your mailing address in the email and Archana Prasad will be sent via USPS mail. Recommended Donation: $25

Our website has been rebuilt from the ground up to be more convenient and increase your user experience as well as to provide us with a better way to connect to the community. We chose to stay with the same layout and design as people have remarked in the past about our simple, easy to navigate interface. We have many new and exciting features we plan to add to make Omkaar Temple as universally accessible as possible. After all, the Temple is a tribute to the all encompassing and supreme Aum isn't it? :) We hope to continue to serve you well into the future and we're honored to be able to be a part of such an auspicious project.

Please don't hesitate to contact us with suggestions, questions, or bug/error reports.

Thank you,
Omkaar Tech Team

3/27/2012: New Initiatives

As per our latest newsletter, much progress is being made at Omkaar Temple. First, our website has received a massive update. Please visit the Calendar for updated information regarding Temple hours of operation, daily poojas and special events. The Services section of the website has been updated with more information regarding personalized "by request" services.

Please welcome Sri Karthik Natarajan as Omkaar Temple's new priest! Learn about Sri Karthik here.

Finally, Omkaar Temple is now releasing a bi-monthly newsletter to keep devotees up to date on the latest Temple news and events. Please sign up on the right hand side with your e-mail address! Your privacy is important to us and we will never distribute your e-mail to anyone. You can unsubscribe at any time!

Donations are welcome but never required to attend any temple service or puja.

-Omkaar Temple

In a nutshell, Aum is a sound (intonation rather) that symbolizes the underlying vibration that created and permeates everything. Interestingly enough, AUM is made up of four syllables, the first three being Ah+Uh+Mm and the last being silence. The symbol and the sound of Aum is undeniably the central pillar of Hinduism and a focal point of Hindu traditions and literature. It is not separate or different from God. The significance of AUM is wide and deep and has been the subject matter of discussion in the Upanishads, Vedas, Bhagvad Gita and other religious scriptures.

For more information on this sacred sound and symbol please refer to this excellent "Article on Om". (About.com Link)

Fort Wayne is very fortunate to have the first Hindu temple in North America being named after the mantra Aum, the Omkaar Temple. The temple is currently in the early stages of development and will be constructed in Fort Wayne, IN under the guidance and blessings of Poojya Guruji Shivacharya Sri Kumaraswamy Dixitar.

The temple's primary deity will be the Pancha Mukha Shiva Linga. Pancha Mukha Shiva Linga has a powerful symbolism, a reflection of a great reality that encompasses all deities. This supreme form represents the Universe and all its creation, its life and itself as a whole in all directions. Along with Pancha Mukha Shiva Linga the other deities who will adorn this temple are: Parvathy (Ambaal), Ganapathi, Murugan, Balaji (Perumal), Padmavathi, Lakshmi, Sriram Parivar, Hanuman, Krishna, Radha, and the Nava Grahas.

The Yantras (WikiLink), made in pure gold, for all these deities have been made to strictly adhere to the guidelines set forth in the Shaastras and have been blessed by spiritual leaders like Bhagwan Sri Sathya Sai Baba, Acharyas of Sringeri, Kanchi Mutts in India as well as religious leaders from holy places like Manasarovar, Kathmandu and Nepal.

  • Temple Hours:

    Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri:

    9:30am - 11:00am
    5:30pm - 8:00pm


    5:30pm - 8:00pm


    9:30am - 12:00pm
    5:30pm - 8:00pm

    Abhishekam @ 6pm

    Aarthi @ 6:30pm

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    Omkaar Temple
    14745 Yellow River Road
    Fort Wayne, IN 46818

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