Sri Siva Vishnu Temple
6905 Cipriano Road, Lanham MD-20706
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 Email: ssvt@ssvt.org
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Sri Venkateshwara

Venkateswara, another form of Lord Vishnu, is one among the Trinity, representing the power of Sustenance. He is regarded as "Kaliyuga Varada". In the "degenerate" age of Kali, He is always close to devotees and ever ready to bless and protect them. He is also called Balaji and Govinda.

SLOKA/PRAYER

Vinaa Venkatesam Nanaadho Nanatha
Sadhaa Venkatesam Smaraami Smaraami
Hare Venkatesa Praseedha Praseedha
Priyam Venkatesa Prayaccha Prayaccha

MEANING

Without you, Venkatesa, there is no other Lord. I remember you and worship you always. Show mercy to me, Oh Vishnu, give me all that is good and pleasant.

VENKATESWARA AT SSVT

In Sri Siva Vishnu Temple, Venkateswara is installed in a separate shrine built in Rayar style architecture.Narasimha, Vishnu and Lakshmi Varaaha swami are installed around Venkateswara shrine. Garuda is installed in front of Venkateswara. There is also aprovision made in the ceiling, on the northern side, to see Vimaana Venkateswara.

The crown on Venkateswara's head signifies His supreme sovereignty. The lotus on which He stands represents Truth which supports Brahman. The lotus in his hands indicates final goal of perfection; His conch signifies His call for nobler life of man; His mace connotes His power to knock down one's desires; the Discus symbolizes the total annihilating power to destroy the evil and lift one to a higher spiritual plane.

AUSPICIOUS DAYS AND FESTIVALS

Saturdays and the whole month of Purattasi are auspicious to Venkateswara. On the first Saturday of every month and on the Ugadi day Srinivasa Kalyanam is performed. Brahmotsavam is celebrated in the month of Kanya.

SPECIAL OFFERINGS

Thulasi leaves, flowers, raisins, Laadu, Adai, Tamarind rice, Yogurt rice and Vada are preferred offerings to Lord Venkateswara. Abishekam and special decorations with flowers (Poolangi) and Gems(Muthangi) are famous to Lord Venkateswara.Performing Srinivasa Kalyanam is also customary

GAYATHRI

Niranjanaaya Vidhmahe Niraadharaaya Deemahi
Thanna Srinivasa Prachodayaath.

MEANING

We worship Niranjana. Salutations to lord Niraadharaa. May that Srinivasa stimulate our creative faculties.

 
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Venkateswara Prayer book

Venkateswara Suprabatham
Venkateswara Astotharam
Vishnu Sahasranamam

Special Pujas and Festivals

Bramotsavam

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Phone: (301) 552 3335    Fax: (301) 552 1204  Email:   ssvt@ssvt.org