Hindu Mandir of Lake County, Ill. celebrates 18th anniversary

Devotees with the Kalash during the 18th anniversary celebrations of the Hindu Mandir of Lake County, in Grayslake, Illinois, June 21-23, 2024. PHOTOS: Hindu Mandir

The Hindu Mandir of Lake County, Grayslake, IL, celebrated its 18th anniversary in a 3-day event attended by several hundred devotees who attended the program in their traditional colorful attire.

The anniversary program on Friday, Jun 21, started with Kalash Stapan and Sankalpam by the temple donors and sponsors of the program. Temple head priest, Anil Joshi performed all the rituals as per Sanatana Vidhi and Vidhan.

On Saturday, Jun 22, after Puja of all Kalash, Kalash Yatra and Pradakshina of the temple were held while chanting Vedic Mantras.  Pundit Joshi and Pt. Radha Krishna performed Homam for Lord Shiva, Ma Durga, Lord Ganesh, and Lord Karthikeya, Ayyappa, and Lord Bhairava Baba with all the shlokas and mantras to abolish all the negativities and grant positivity in the world.

Hindu Mandir of Lake County priests performing the Kumbh Abhishekam.

On Sunday, Jun 23 morning, temple priests along with all the devotees conducted the Shobha Yatra, followed by Homam for Lord Krishna, Lord Ram Parivar, Lord Balaji, Lord Hanuman Ji, Lord Narashimha, Lord Sudarshan, and Navagrah.

Later, temple priests performed Abhishekam, Kumbha Abhishekam, Archana and Aarati of all the deities in the temple by chanting all the Vedic Mantras.

Hindu Mandir of Lake County priests performing the Kumbh Abhishekam.

“All the deities looked magnificent in their new sparkling garments and jewelries,” the Hindu Mandir said in a press release.

Maha Prasadam was served to all the devotees during the anniversary program. In the afternoon, Sunderkand was chanted and Pundit Joshi blessed all the devotees, sponsors, and volunteers, wishing them health, wealth, and happiness.



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