AravindKCRealtor – Lowest Rates in 4 Months, So Why Does Fed Say They’re Going Higher?

Mortgage rates officially hit their lowest levels in 4 months after this week’s inflation data. Despite the recent progress, Fed officials continue to talk about keeping rates high “for as long as possible.” Who’s telling the truth?

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संक्रांतीचा कार्यक्रम/Sankranti – MMKC Celebrations – Jan 28

आपला २०२३ चा संक्रांतीचा कार्यक्रम होणार आहे रथसप्तमीला, म्हणजेच जानेवारी २८ ला. वाण, तीळगूळ, थोडेफार खेळ, जरासा पोटोबा आणि वार्षिक सभा असा छोटेखानीच कार्यक्रम असणार आहे. सगळ्यांनी आवर्जून यावं.

HOSTED BY

Maharashtra Mandal Kansas City

WHEN

Saturday, January 28, 2023
4:00 PM CT

WHERE

Tomahawk Ridge Community Center
11902 Lowell
Overland Park, KS 66213

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ABKC Sangam Saraswati Puja Celebrations – Jan 29

Association of Bengalis Kansas City – SANGAM cordially invites you to celebrate Saraswati Puja on January 29th, Sunday, at Hindu Temple Basement, 6330 Lackman Rd, KS at 11 AM.
 
We will start the Puja at 12 PM followed by Pushpanjali, Prasad distribution, Hate Khori, Lunch and Cultural Program. 

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What is Saraswati Puja all about?

Saraswati Puja is a Hindu festival celebrated in honor of Goddess Saraswati, the deity of knowledge, music, and arts. This puja is particularly popular among students, as it is believed that worshipping Goddess Saraswati brings blessings of knowledge, wisdom, and success in academic pursuits.

The celebration of Saraswati Puja usually takes place on the fifth day of the Hindu month of Magh, which falls in January or February according to the Gregorian calendar. It is an important festival not only in India but also in Nepal, Bangladesh, and other countries with a significant Hindu population.

The process of celebrating Saraswati Puja involves several rituals and customs that vary from place to place. However, some of the common traditions followed during this puja are:

  1. The preparation of the altar: A small altar is set up in a clean and well-ventilated room, and a clay or wooden idol of Goddess Saraswati is placed on it. The idol is decorated with flowers, garlands, and other offerings, and a lamp is lit in front of it.
  2. The puja ceremony: The puja ceremony begins with the chanting of mantras and the offering of prayers to Goddess Saraswati. This is followed by the offering of various items such as fruits, sweets, and flowers to the deity.
  3. The aarti: The aarti is a ritual in which a lamp or a diya is lit and circled around the idol of the deity while singing hymns and devotional songs. This is done to seek the blessings of the goddess.
  4. The distribution of prasad: After the puja ceremony, the prasad or the blessed offerings are distributed among the devotees. This prasad is believed to bring good luck and prosperity.
  5. The cultural programs: Many people also organize cultural programs such as music and dance performances during the celebration of Saraswati Puja. These programs are held to pay tribute to the goddess and to showcase the artistic talents of the community.

Celebrating Saraswati Puja is not just a religious ritual, but it is also a way of seeking blessings and guidance from the goddess. It is a way of paying respects to the deity and seeking her blessings for success and prosperity in one’s endeavors. By participating in the puja and following the customs and traditions associated with it, one can not only show devotion to the goddess but also inculcate a sense of discipline, responsibility, and cultural values in one’s life.

Join the KCBA family to celebrate Saraswati Puja Jan 18 10AM

Wishing you all good things this new year and always. Let’s make this new year magical. Thank you for your valued support this past year. We can’t wait to see what 2023 has in store for us, and spend it with you.

Saraswati Puja

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  • Hindu Temple (map)

Wondering what is Saraswati Puja all about? Click here to learn more!

Join the KCBA family to celebrate the first festivity of the new year, Saraswati Puja!

Puja starts 10 AM | Anjali 12 PM | Lunch 1 PM onwards

Cultural Program starts 2:30 PM onwards

Tickets: $15 (Ages 13 & above), Free for Ages 12 & under
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Welcome To The New Year 2023

Welcome to the New Year, Kansas City desis! As we say goodbye to 2022 and look ahead to all that 2023 has in store, we wanted to take a moment to extend our warmest wishes for a happy, healthy, and prosperous year ahead.

As members of the Kansas City community, we are lucky to be surrounded by a vibrant and diverse group of people who bring so much richness and flavor to our city. We are grateful to be part of a community that is filled with talented, hardworking, and compassionate individuals, and we are proud to call Kansas City home.

As we embark on this new year, we hope that you and your loved ones will be blessed with peace, happiness, and all the joys that life has to offer. May your days be filled with laughter, love, and all the things that bring you joy. May your families be healthy and strong, and may you all find success and fulfillment in all that you do.

Here’s to a fantastic 2023, Kansas City desis! Wishing you all the best for the year ahead.