Sri Ganesha Hindu Temple Of Utah
  • Frequently Asked Questions




    Q: When can I visit the Temple?

    A: The Temple is open for visitors all seven days of the week.

    Timing:
    Monday through Friday: 8:30 am to 12:30 pm and 5:00 am to 9:00 pm.
    Saturday and Sunday: 8:30 am to 9:00 pm.

    Visit the Temple for a few minutes! For as long or as short as you wish. Visit on special days when you feel happy, or when you feel the need to meditate, or pray. When there is a special occasion such as a birthday, a wedding day, graduation, purchase of new ornaments or vehicle, remembrance days, holidays, long weekends. Some make it a regular habit to come to the Temple at least once a week.


    Q: Can I bring children/visitors/friends/neighbors?

    A: Yes please do. Just make sure that everyone follows the rules of sanctity in a Hindu religious place of worship. [Remove footwear before entering Temple hall; do not photograph consecrated deities or enter inner sanctum; share Prasad / neivedya food in the Prasad /break room and verandahs or gardens only. Socialize without disturbing others who may be worshipping or praying.


    Q: What should I bring when I come to the Temple?

    A: Yourself, your family and friends. Or bring whatever is traditional in your family. If you feel like it, you may bring a few flowers, fruits etc. to offer to God. If you are performing an Archana-Puja you can bring a fruit, some flowers, a couple of incense sticks or camphor, or other prasad offering. For special pujas and pre-arranged services, check with the priest while making the reservation about what you should bring.


    Q: What services are available?

    A: All Hindu Services can be performed on request. A small donation to the Temple and a dakshina to the Priest may be rquired. See Temple notice board or website for details.


    Q: Will Panditji come to my house to perform a puja/ havan?

    A: Yes he is available to come to perform services outside the Temple except on major festival days and pujas at the Temple. Reserve his services by entry in the services register for a first reserved first served basis.


    Q: Why do they ask for Gothra/ Nakshatra/ name during the Puja?

    A: As per Hindu tradition, Gothra/ nakshatra is your personal family name and Star that was in prominence at the time of your birth. Repeating this is a way of introduction in the presence of God when the priest performs a religious service on your behalf. He says on our behalf: I who am named MyName of the Family MyGothra born under Mystar of the MyZodiacRaasi, have come to perform a prayer, with this intention. If you are not sure of raasi gothra etc, you may give your last and first names and the priest will do the rest.


    Q: How and where do I give my contribution or donation?

    A: All monetary donations should be dropped into the Hundi in front of the sanctum. Items such as cloth, silver or gold, jewelry etc should be handed over to the priest or the president or the treasurer along with a duly filled item donation form. Periodic newsletters will publish a list of donors as a record of donations received. Cumulative donation receipts are mailed at year-end to each individual donor.


    Q: We drive from very far. Is there a rest room at the Temple? Is there food available?

    A: Yes there are clean restrooms available at the Temple. A place to leave footwear, to hang coats and a break room with microwave facility is available. Cold Drinking water fountain is in the break room.

    We do not have a canteen or regular food service / sales. On major festive days and Sundays, prasada food brought by devotees is served.

    A swing set in the garden area is very popular during warm days among children.


    Other Questions/ or Suggestions?

    Please drop you comments in the suggestion box available at the Temple

    Contact Us / Email:utahganesha@inbox.com

    Call 801 254 9177 for Office Staff or Priests





 

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Events of This Month
    Quick Look at August 2014
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    Pujas / Festivals
  • Shravan Lakshmi Puja and Yagna[$101]
  • -- Fri, Sat, Sun August 1,2,& 3
  • Bhoomi Puja for Temple Expansion; Aadi 18 Perukku
  • -- Sat August 2
  • Pradosha Shiva Abhisheka; Varalakshmi Vratam
  • -- Fri August 8
  • Poornima Sri Satyanarayana Puja
  • Rig and Yajur Upakarma; Avani Avittam
  • -- Sun August 10
  • Raksha Bandhan; Gayatri Japam
  • -- Mon August 11
  • Sankashta Harana Chathurthi; Ganapati Homa
  • -- Wed August 13
  • Sri Krishna Janmashtami]
  • -- Sun August 17
  • Sri Krishna Jayanti
  • -- Mon August 18
  • Pradosha Shiva Abhisheka
  • -- Fri August 22
  • Saama Upaakarma; Utsava Ganapati Sthapana
  • Swarna Gowri Ambe Habba; Teej
  • -- Thu August 28
  • Ganesha Chaturthi
  • -- Fri August 29
  • Maha Ganapati Homa [$101]
  • -- Sat August 30
  • Annakoota Immersion Utsav
  • -- Sun August 31


  • Fast / Vrat Days
  • Amavasya --
  • Sun August 24
  • Poornima --
  • Sun August 10
  • Sankashta Haran Chauthi --
  • Wed August 13
  • Pradosha --
  • Fri August 8; Fri August 22
  • Ekadasi --
  • Wed August 6; Wed August 20
  • Shashti --
  • Fri August 15; Sun August 31
  • Sravana --
  • Sun August 10
  • Krittika --
  • Sun August 17


  • Regular Worship Services
  • Ganesha Abhisheka[8:45am]
  • -- Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday
  • Shiva Abhisheka[6:00pm]
  • -- Monday & Pradosha
  • Balaji Abhisheka [9:00am]
  • NavagrahaAbhisheka[8:45am]
  • -- Saturday
  • Ganesha Havan[6:30pm]
  • -- Sankashti Evening
  • Satyanarayana Puja[6:30pm]
  • -- Poornima Evening
  • Hanuman, Krishna, Dattaguru, Murugan Abhishekas[6:00pm]
  • -- Successive Wednesdays
  • Devi, Amman, Mataji Puja
  • -- Tuesday, Friday
  • Gayathri Havan[10:30 am]
  • -- First Saturday of the Month