following items are offered in the Temple. NO COOKED
FOOD is accepted by the temple as offering, hence please refrain from
bringing cooked food to the temple. If you still bring cooked food it will be
promptly disposed. Please conserve your resources and follow guidelines. You can
participate in the temple services by offering any of the items listed below or
volunteer to make prasad at the temple. All items brought should be new or fresh
and in sealed condition.
- Clothes(Dress) for
Baba: Baba's dress changed often after holy bathing daily comprises
of (1) outerwear of Kafni and headgear which can be either cotton, satin or silk
in any color except black. (2) innerwear which is white cotton and (3) scarf or
angavastra which can be satin, silk or cotton contrasting or matching color of
outerwear. The size of outerwear is 6 yards. Innerwear is 5 yards and sarf is
4 yards. Baba's dress will have to be stitched and corners embroidered before
it can be offered to Baba. Devotees are requested to please conform to this standard.
Custom made dresses are available at the temple for your convenience.
Garlands of fresh flowers is offered to Baba daily after holy bathing and changing
of clothes. About eight to ten garlands are used daily in the temple in mandir,
dwarkamai, gurusthan and chavadi. The garland on the main shrine comprises of
300 carnations and roses are used during archana. About 900 flowers are estimated
for daily use including flowers used in pooja service such as archana, etc.
Fruits are offered through out the day in various poojas.
Sesame oil is used to light oil lamps that burn all the time in the temple. Cooking
oil is used to make daily naivedya. The temple prcoures Sesame and cooking oil
in bulk. Please inquire before you decide to donate oil for daily temple use.
Baba's naivedya is made inside the temple itself and offered thrice daily to Baba.
No cooked food from outside is allowed. But you can still participate by volunteeing
to make prasad in the temple kitchen. The temple provides all the necessary items
for kitchen use including groceries. The menu is fixed and decided by the temple
in advance, please inquire. To make prasad please call the temple and register
to avoid disappointment and incovenience.
For details on how you
can make your offering or questions, please contact the temple office by phone:
(847) 931 4058, by email at email@example.com or contact a temple staff member
when you visit the temple.