Religious Services

 

The following are among the services that will be provided at the Temple or at Devotees’ residences as appropriate, upon request. Devotees are urged to make prior arrangements by calling the Temple in advance to make reservations and to ascertain that priests will be available to perform these special requests. Appropriate charge for the services including Sambhavanai for the priests will be payable to the temple.

 

Puja Name Description Temple Sponsored Rates at Temple Sponsored and Away from Temple Celebration day along with temple schedule
Abhishekam to Washington Murugan (Main Deities) Abisekam of the Deity with rose water,milk,yogurt,honey,sandalwood- water etc. $101 N/A $51
Abhishekam (other deities – Siva, Nataraja, Meenakshi, Palaniandavar, Ganesha) Abisekam of the Deity of your choice with rose water, milk,yogurt, honey , sandalwood water etc. $51 N/A $25
Temple Sponsored Abhishekam – (Navagraga, Durga, Datshhinamoorthy) Abisekam of the Deity of your choice with rose water , milk, yogurt, honey, sandalwood water etc. $25 N/A N/A
Kavadi - $21 N/A N/A
Phaal Kudam ( for additional family members – $ 2) $ 11 + 2 N/A N/A
Annapraasanam First feeding of solid food to the baby $ 51 + 10 $ 101 + 20 N/A
Pushpanjali – Archana This is archana with flowers (Seasonal: subject to availability of flowers.) $11 N/A N/A
Ashtotharam Archana Chanting of the 108 names of the Deity,followed by fruit offering and Aarati $6 N/A N/A
Trishati Archana Chanting of the 300 names of the Deity,followed by fruit offering and Aarati $21 N/A N/A
Individual Sahasranaama Archana Chanting of the 1008 names of the Deity, followed by fruit offering and Aarati $ 21 + 10 N/A $11
Bhoomi Puja Ground Breaking Ceremony $ 151 + 30 N/A N/A
Chaula Karma Hair offering $ 51 + 10 101+20 N/A
Griha Pravesam House-Warming Ceremony N/A $ 201 + 40 N/A
Griha Shanti Special Puja to one of the Navagraha $ 101 + 20 $ 151 + 30 N/A
Ganapathi, Aayushya,Mrityunjaya, Pancha Sukta, Rudra Homam(Havan) Special request $ 75 + 15 $ 125 + 25 $25
Natarajar Abisekam $51 N/A $51
Navagraha Homam(Havan) - $ 75 + 15 $ 125 + 25 $25
Navarathri (9 days) Chandi Homam - $ 301 + 60 $ 351 + 70 $25
Individual 1 day Chandi Homam - $ 151 + 30 $ 351 + 70 $25
Kalyana Utsavam Wedding Ceremony to the Lord – Special request $ 101 + 20 N/A $25
Naamakaranam Naming of the child $ 51 + 10 $ 101 + 20 N/A
Punyaahavaachanam Purificatory rites $ 75 + 15 $ 125 + 25 N/A
Sarpabali Naga pooja $ 101 + 20 N/A N/A
Satyanarayana Puja Special request $ 101 +20 $ 151 + 30 $51
Seemantham Puja in the 8th month of pregnancy $ 151 + 30 $ 201 + 40 N/A
Sashtiabdapoorty 60th birthday $ 151 + 30 $ 201 + 40 N/A
Sataabhishekam 80th birthday $ 151 + 30 $ 201 + 40 N/A
Shraadham(sankalpam) Annual ancestral rites $ 51 + 10 $ 101 + 20 N/A
Paaravana Shraadham - $ 101 + 20 $ 151 + 30 N/A
Tarpanam (Amaavaasya) Periodic ancestral rites $ 21 + 5 $ 101 + 20 N/A
Upanayanam Thread Ceremony $ 151 + 30 $ 201 + 40 N/A
Upanayanam (2days) Thread Ceremony $ 251 + 50 $ 301 + 60 N/A
Vaahana Puja Vehicle (car) puja $ 21 + 5 N/A N/A
Vidyaarambam puja to begin child’s education $ 25 + 10 N/A N/A
Vivaaham Wedding $ 201 + 40 $ 301 + 60 N/A
Santhini Tirumanam Simple Wedding in front of Lord Muruga $ 101 + 20 N/A N/A
Engagement ceremony $ 101 + 20 $ 151+ 25 N/A
Vizhakku Pooja Temple schedule (on Poornima Day) $11 N/A $11
Subramaniya Thirukalyanam 1st Saturday of each month $51+10 N/A $30
Rudhara Homam On Rudhra Ekadasi day – Each year
Funeral Rites - N/A $ 201 + 40 N/A
Funeral: 1 – 9 days (perday) - N/A $ 101 + 20 N/A
Funeral: 10 – 13 days (perday) - N/A $ 125 + 25 N/A
Notes
1. If you wish to sponsor Abishekams for deities at other than scheduled/published times, please pay an additional $20 for each Abishekam.
2. If devotees need a second priest for a function then subject to priests availability, the total charges will be double the normal charges that apply. For instance if a devotee wants two priests for a Homam in the temple , the total charges are $ 150 + $ 15 + $ 15 = $ 180.
3. For devotees requesting multiple services per temple visit or per house call , the total charge is the sum of full rate for the most expensive service and 50% of the normal charges for each additional service. The dakshina amount is 20% of the total charge. For instance for a devotee requesting Satyanarayana puja and Ganapati Homam in his/her house, the donation to the temple will be ( $ 151 + .5 ( $ 125 ) ) = $ 213. The priest dakshina would be .20 x $ 213 = $ 42.
4. The temple donation for out-of-town visits ( places outside a one and half hour commute) is $ 300 per day (computed from the time the priest leaves the temple). The dakshina amount is 20% of the total charges. Out-of-town visits are subject to the availability of priests.
5. For requests for priest’s overnight stay for devotees within commuting distance add $ 100 to the total charges and $ 20 to the recommended dakshina. Priest’s overnight stay is subject to the availability of priests.

 

NOTE: If you are sending any checks for various services offered at the temple or donations, please write down your Murugan Temple Membership ID (if you know the ID) or at the very least ensure that your latest address is noted on your check. This helps saves us in ensuring that when we send you your tax donation receipt.

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