GURU MAHOTSAV - 75th Birthday Celebrations of Parama Pujya Sri Swamiji May 26-28, 2017


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With the blessings of Parama Pujya Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Swamiji, Hanuman Temple celebrated the 75th Birthday Celebrations for 3 days as Guru Mahotsav from 26th to 28th May with the event focussed on Puja, Spiritual, Community Seva, Health & Fun Activities. Below are some of the highlights of the successful celebrations:

  • Walkathon - First ever Walkathon was organized on Sunday 28th May. 374 walkers registered and participated in the event. After expenses the event raised $8290 which will be donated to Frisco Fastpacks organization which feeds 700 kids locally in FRISCO schools who would otherwise stay hungry.
  • Puja - Sadguru Paduka Puja and Anaghashtami vrata was performed on 26th May with 86 families participating. Pavamana Homa & Dattatreya Homa were conducted and all devotees came together to chant 108 times Hanuman Chalisa. Rajagopuram Ground breaking was also successfully conducted during the celebrations.
  • Mela & Health Fair - 25 Businesses participated and setup booths on the Temple ground and we had bounce houses, snack stalls for kids & Temple stalls. Blood Drive was conducted with 25 pints of blood donated by devotees. Diabetes Drive was also conducted during mela. Funds raised after expenses from Mela event will be set aside for Rajagopura construction.
  • Spiritual - 5 days Spiritual Discourse on Jagat Guru Charitra was given by Brahmasri Samavedam Shanmukha Sarma Garu. Sampoorna Bhagavad Gita parayana by SGS Gita Mahayagna kids & FREE Datta Kriya yoga camp were conducted and 75 years of various aspects and initiatives of Appaji through posters were showcased.

    Brahmasri Samavedam Shanmukha Sarma Garu talked about Parama Pujya Sri Swamiji in this 1 minute video: Click here to watch video
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Event Schedule

Walkathon

Community Fair & Vendor Booths

Health & Community Drives


BLOOD DRIVE
Saturday, May 27th
10:30AM to 2:30PM

Bone Marrow Registry Drive
Rare blood cancer patients only CURE is a stem cell transplant for which the patients needs a donor match. Be The Match (in the US), which is a leading non-profit organizations registers as many people as possible to find the match. Registration is a 5 min process which involves an oral swab which is then used to determine a match for all blood cancer patients in future.
  • No Registration required. Walk Ins encouraged.
Blood Testing & Type 2 Diabetes Testing
Saturday, May 27th from 8:30AM to 11:30AM

Blood testing include complete blood counts, serum chemistry (including complete metabolic profile, electrolytes, kidney and liver function tests, and lipid panel).

Criteria for Inclusion
  • Patients with Type 2 diabetes.
  • Patients need to come fasting.
  • Age: 18 – 70 years at time of enrollment in study.
  • Age of onset (diagnosis) of diabetes: 18 – 45 years of age.
  • BMI of less than or equal to 27 kg/m2.
  • One other first degree relative with type 2 diabetes mellitus.
  • All four grandparents are from South Asian countries (Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka).

Walkathon Instructions

Thank you all for registering for the walkathon. Please read carefully the below instructions regarding the walkathon.

  • 1) Early T-shirt/Bib packets pickup is on Saturday May 27th from 10AM to 4PM in the temple booths at 12030 Independence Parkway, Frisco, TX 75035.
  • 2) Walkathon is on May 28th, Sunday 7AM at 12030 Independence Parkway, Frisco, TX 75035, please plan to arrive by 6:45AM.
  • 3) Park your vehicles at Roach Middle school (12499 Independence Pkwy, Frisco, TX 75035), (or) at Heritage high school (14040 Eldorado Pkwy, Frisco, TX 75035) and walk to the walkathon site. Both the schools are right across the walkathon site.
  • 4) Check-in counters will open at 6:30AM, anyone who didn’t pick up their T-shirt/bib packets may pick it up here before the walkathon.
  • 5) Please do join in, even if it's late, however, the walk will end at 9AM and parking lot will be released for usage. Hence the latest check-in time will be 8:40AM.
  • 6) A parent/guardian need to accompany Youth participant while check-in.
  • 7) Children must be supervised by their parent/guardian during the walkathon.
  • 8) If you already have the T-shirt/bib, we will have volunteers near the check-in counter to note down your arrival, please do show them your Bib.
  • 9) Only registered walkers who had signed the waivers during registration, will be allowed for the walkathon, for safety concern.
  • 10) Walk will start at the East/Front side of the temple building at 7AM on May 28th Sunday and will continue for 21 rounds (until 9AM).
  • 11) Please feel free to exit the walkathon, per your convenience, you don’t have to walk all 21 rounds.
  • 12) While exiting pickup your goody bags showing your Bib at the Check-out counters. Also, all youth participants will receive a certificate from FastPacs.
  • 13) Breakfast, Snacks and Tea will be available for purchase at the temple cafeteria, starting at 9AM.
  • 14) Hope you all are busy practicing for the walkathon, thank you again, see you all at the Walkathon.

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