Chicago IL: Dwarkamai, 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 Lord. The next event during this month-long event is the PranaPrathisthaMahotsav event scheduled from July 29-31, 2021. We invite the community to come and participate in this once in a lifetime event.