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Shshtipoorthi (60th Birthday)

List of Item for Shshtipoorthi (60th Birthday)

  1. Picture / Idol of Lord Ganesha
  2. Picture / Idol of Lord Satyanarayana Swamy
  3. Turmeric - One packet each *
  4. Kumkum Powder - One packet each*
  5. Sandal-Wood Paste - Little {if available}*
  6. Akshta (raw rice smeared with turmeric powder and ghee) - in small bowl*
  7. Incense Sticks - One(1) packet*
  8. Camphor - Little
  9. Oil Lamp Stands - Two(2)
  10. A Small Lamp - One(1) [for Aarathi]
  11. Oil or Ghee [for Holy Lamp]*
  12. Cotton Wicks [for Holy Lamp]
  13. Flowers - One Or Two Bunches *
  14. Fruits - Five(5) different kinds *
  15. Betel Leaves - 20 number *
  16. Betel Nuts - 20 number and dry dates *
  17. Coconuts - Two ([One for Kalasa, One for Lord] and also if preferred, *
  18. can offer additional Five [one per chapter for five chapters in story])
  19. Pooja Mandapam - One(1) {if available}
  20. A small vessel to keep coconut - One(1) [for Kalasa/Kumbha]
  21. Matchbox - One (1)
  22. Bell - One(1) {if available}
  23. one towel and blouse piece[for Kalasa vastra] *
  24. Panchamrutham (Milk, Curd/Yogurt, Ghee, Honey and Sugar)*
  25. Naivedya Or Prasad - (Kesari Type or any traditional Sweet-Pudding, preferably prepared with Sooji, Sugar, Ghee, Milk, Dry Fruits)
  26. Mango Leaves - few bunches {if available} *
  27. Rice - 1 pound *
  28. Plates, Vessels, Spoons [for pooja needs]
  29. Paper Towel/Kitchen Napkins [for pooja needs] *
  30. Scissors [to cut flowers and any packets]
  31. Scotch Tape [if necessary to aid decoration/alankar]
  32. Paper Bowls - Nine(9) [for Navadhanyas]
  33. Navadhanyas (Wheat, Rice, Redgram, Greengram, Black Gram, Bengal Gram, Blackeyedpeas, Sesameseeds, Horse Gram. All these grains are available in any Indian store. Small packets are sufficient. Please arrange each kind of dhanya in a paper bowl before Priest arrives)
  34. Coins -12.
  35. Priest dakshina.

NOTE: if you are doing pooja in the temple you don’t have to bring kalasam, mandapam, oil lamps, match box, incense sticks, lords photos.

SHLOKA

When I Asked God for Happiness
He Showed Me Some Unhappy People

When I Asked God for Brain & Brawn
He Gave Me Puzzles in Life to Solve

When I Asked God for Strength
He Gave Me Difficult Situations to Face

When I Asked God for Wealth
He Showed Me How to Work Hard

When I Asked God for Favors
He Showed Me Opportunities to Work Hard

When I Asked God for Peace
He Showed Me How to Help Others

God Gave Me Nothing I Wanted
He Gave Me Everything I Needed

"Tribhirgunamayairbhavairebhih Sarvamidam Jagat
Mohitam Nabhijanati Mamebhyah Paramavyayam"

The whole world is engrossed in the three elements of Satva, Raja, and Tama. This is the reason, people don't recognize the Eternal God who is beyond them.

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