Venue:
Hindu Jain Temple
615 Illini Dr,
Monroeville, PA 15146

Date: Saturday September 11,2021

Schedule: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Contact us: committee@mmpgh.org

Event Cost: Free

गणेशोत्सवाच्या मन:पूर्वक शुभेच्छा! 

Maharashtra Mandal of Pittsburgh and the Hindu Jain Temple invite you and your family to the Ganesh Utsav celebration at the Temple.

 Saturday September 11,2021 :  गणेश स्थापना   followed by Cultural Program  

  • 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM: Procession with Dhol Tasha 
  • 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM: Puja and Aarati****
  • 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM: Boxed prasad to all the devotees will be served in the Community Hall
  • 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM: Cultural Program

**** If anyone wishes to offer prasad to Ganapati and then distribute it, please bring it in individually packed boxes/ziplock bags to minimize handling. 

RSVP is only required for puja inside the temple. Bappa’s Darshan and Prasad will be available to everyone coming to the temple that day.  For those who can not attend in person, Puja and cultural programs will be broadcast via Zoom. 

 For everyone’s safety, we respectfully ask all the attendees to observe the following guidelines:

  • We are requesting RSVP for entry to the temple during puja.  
  • In-person attendance is limited to only those who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
  • Masks are mandatory and must be worn at all times while inside the Temple.
  • Volunteers will be enforcing social distancing.
  • If you or anyone in your family is sick with symptoms of respiratory infection (fever, cough, cold, etc.), we ask that you do not attend the program regardless of your vaccination status.
  • Please refrain from attending if you or anyone in your family has recently returned (in the last 7 days) from travel abroad.

Information about the Virtual Cultural Program:

  •  Gappa Goshti : Watch a trailer here (Link to the teaser)
  • Thet Bhet: Next episode of our interview series with eminent members of the MMPGH community.
  • Talent Show by our members.: 
    • Send us entries to showcase your talents via performances that you would like to broadcast.  Your entry could be for instrumental/vocal music, display of art, craft, poetry, reading an article, storytelling, or any other talent.
    •  Age group: 5-year-old onwards
    •  Time limit: 5 minutes (In order to be able to accept entries from more members, this time limit will be strictly enforced)
    •  All performers must send their video performances at entertainment_committee@mmpgh.com no later than September 8th.

Donations and Renewal of Membership :

  • A request to all MMPGH members to kindly renew your annual membership if you have not done so already. 
  • Donations for Ganesh Chaturthi can be made to MMPGH or Hindu Jain Temple.
  • Please see Sunil Deoras for any questions. Thank you in advance