It has been a joy, great honor and privilege to serve the Temple and the devotees during this wonderful 25th anniversary year. Time flies. 25 years of glorious history. Throughout this year, we organized events, celebrating the Pranpratisthapana of seven deities which were performed in 1991.
October and November were the months of Diwali festivities. We ended the year with a four-day elaborate puja earlier in December for the Punah-pratisthapana of the Dwajsthambha. The New Year begins with Ganesh puja and homam this Sunday, January 1st.
On December 10, we hosted Appreciation Dinner for all our volunteers who put in hundreds of hours throughout the year. Nothing would have been possible without the hard work and support of our eight resident priests, and our Front Office managers. Organizing these events required dedication and passion of hundreds of volunteers throughout the year. They may be our kitchen volunteers, the Hundi volunteers, the Vidya Vikas teachers, and the sevaks during the events. We sincerely appreciate and salute every one for keeping this Temple a vibrant place of worship and sustaining Hindu culture.
I want to personally thank all the donors and sponsors. Without your financial support, it would have been practically impossible to organize so many religious and cultural events. If you have donated at least $1,000 in 2016, we highly encourage you to apply for a Life Membership (LM) of the Temple. For higher donations of $1,500, $2,500 and $5,000, you can sponsor a Deity or Gopuram. You get a name plate in the Temple lobby. You can still apply for LM or Deity/Gopuram sponsorship for your 2015 or 2016 donations. Please call the Temple office at 972-445-3111 to obtain more details about these benefits of your donation. For those of you who had submitted the sponsorship forms based on 2015 and 2016 donations, your name plates will be on the board near Youth Center very soon.
In 2016, we mailed out three Archana magazines. If you are not receiving it, please contact the Temple office with your latest address. This is important so that you regularly get the Temple information.
Once again, thank you so much for all your support, and wish you and your family a very happy and prosperous 2017. May Goddess Mahalakshmi’s blessings be showered upon us all.
In your seva,
President, D/FW Hindu Temple Society