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Dwarkamai’s “Centers of Spiritual Excellence” Celebrates Dhanyadivasam

Chicago IL: Dwarkamai Inc is a recognized non-profit, tax-exempt
organization under IRS code section 501(c)(3) of USA. Dwarkamai is
dedicated to organizing events and conducting activities directed
towards personal spiritual development of the community by following
the teachings of Shri Sainath, a saint from Shirdi The Guiding
Principle behind opening Dwarkamai’s “Centers of Spiritual Excellence”
was to take the worship center closer to devotee’s homes based on
request from devotees in an area rather than make devotees drive for
hours to visit a worship center.

The same principle has brought us to the Northwest suburbs of Chicago,
IL where a group of 60 devotee families felt the need for a worship
center nearby and requested Dwarkamai to open a Spiritual Center on
the lines of those started in Massachusetts.

Under the guidance of our mentor, Shri Anil Naik, Support from the
members of the community who wished to have a location in the
Northwest suburbs and a Landlord willing to go the extra mile,
Dwarkamai’s newest “Center of Spiritual Excellence”, Shri Shirdi Sai
Mandir, Rolling Meadows, IL opened its doors to the community on
Dusherra Day, Oct 25, 2020 and has been providing volunteer driven
services to the community since then.

Shri Shirdi Sai Mandir, Rolling Meadows continued the month-long Shri
Venkateswara and Navagraha Praana Prathistha Mahotsavam- July 2021
with the Dhanyadivasam event on Thursday, July 15th, 2021

During Dhanyadhivasam, the Vigrahas will be completely immersed in
Dhanyams for 11days. Bhagavan is saluted through this ritual as
“Vishwa-bhuk“, the protector of the Universe. The essence of the
manthrams recited at this time is that the Lord is recognized as the
Controller, Master and Consumer of the entire universe and pray to him
for his satisfaction with the offering of Anna or Dhanyam. It states
that the food is a form of nectar and is offered to the Lord as a form
of complete surrender unto HIM.

The Dhanyam used for this event will be distributed as Prasad to the
devotees at the temple on Monday, July 26th, 2021 between 6.30pm and
8pm. Please come in large numbers and take home this Prasad of the

Our next event during this month-long event is the Prana Prathistha
Mahotsav event scheduled from July 29-31, 2021. We invite the
community to come and participate in this once in a lifetime event.