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Dear Ganesh Devotees.
There are multiple opportunities to offer your sewa at HIS feet, and a few such opportunities are mentioned below.
PGF is pleased to start a new dance competition (Ganarang ) that provides competitive opportunities to showcase your best talent, win trophies based on judging combined with neutral judge and audience poll. There are 2 dance forms: 1. Indian Classical Dance form 2. Folk & popular dance form
3 Age Categories: Bala Gana (Age 5 to 11), Kishor Gana (Age 12-18), Tarun Gana (Age 19 and above)
Signup: Ganarang Singup form
Ganarang Volunteer Open Positions: Apply by email to email@example.com
Volunteer Driver HELP WANTED for Parking Shuttle:
We need Volunteers to drive 12-passenger and 15-passenger vans. The 2- hour slots for driver volunteer Sewa, are generally between 6 pm to 10 pm on weekdays and from 11 am -11 pm on weekends. We will provide some training, and all volunteer drivers will be covered under Temple Insurance. please fill out the form using the link - Volunteer Shuttle Driver Signup
PGF 2023 Volunteer Signup
Please sign up to volunteer in committees of your interest using the link - General Volunteer Signup
Participate in Ganesh Procession
Children from Balvihars, Indian Classical Dance Schools, Youth groups from Indian Cultural Associations from neighboring schools, College students and young adults are invited to participate and perform dances on Ganesh Aagaman (Arrival) and Visarjan (Immersion) Procession events, slated to run on Sept and Sept 18 and 28th respectively. Please sign-up for Procession dances using the online form - Procession Signup form
Deadline is August 31, 2023. Note - These spots fill very quickly.
Sponsor and participation in key Religious events:
As part of the Religious Events, we would request all devotees to participate in the auspicious poojas that are conducted once in a year during the 10 days of the Ganesh Festival. Please sign up your interest for sponsorship using the online form - Religious Puja Sponsorship Link
Gauri Pooja - 20 Sep 2023, 21 Sep 2023, 22 Sep 2023 (Starting 5:00 pm)
Ganesha Maha Abhishekam - 23 Sep 2023 at 9:00 am
Ganesha Pooja by Children - 23 Sep 2023 at 3:00 pm (FREE)
Ganesha Vivah/Kalyanam - 24 Sep 2023 at 9:30 am
Perform Sangeet Sewa, Nritya Sewa in Deity Hall:
Interested students can send email to firstname.lastname@example.org by Aug 31, 2023
Join the PGF Youth Committee (YCOMM) & Join us for the YCOMM Fun Day:
Host and Hospitality (H&H) Committee:
We are looking for families who can host artists, help in transportation to and from the airport as per their schedule, and help on actual performance day. Being a Hos for the artists, is a unique experience ! Please send your interest to support the H & H committee at PGFHostAndHospitality@gmail.com
Please look forward to more information thru future Bharatiya Temple (BTI) emails and updates on Bharatiya Temple website (b-temple.org) or Festival Website, www.PhiladelphiaGaneshFestival.org about Festival Programs, Parking Information, Volunteer Task Sign-up, Health Precautions etc. Looking forward to welcoming you and serving you!
Ganapati Bappa Moraya ! Mangal Murti Moraya !!
Sincerely In service to Lord Ganesha,
Philadelphia Ganesh Festival 2023 Core Team
Adwait Palsule, Chandramouli Raghuram, Jayessh Parmar and Vikrant B. Kamble
Why is Philadelphia Starting Ganesh Utsav on 18th and NOT 19th?
Answer: PGF follows the US based Panchangam for Philadelphia City. The decision is based on sastras like Nirnay Sindhu or Dharma Sindhu and DrikGanita, the Sun & Moon rise/setting times in Philadelphia. As per Philly Panchangam, the 4th Chaturthi Tithi is witnessing the required Madhyanha Kaalam Muhurtam on Sept 18th. We are therefore starting the celebration on Sept 18th.