Mata ki Chowki
Guidelines for the Hosting Family of Devi
The Bhagat Mandli of Ambaji Mandir holds the
Devi Jagran on the first Sunday of every month at 5:30 PM. The host
family should arrive there by 5:00 P.M. and get the prasad ready. Pooja
begins at 6:00 PM. Depending on the number of family members wanting to
do the Pooja, coconuts should be brought wrapped in red cloth along with
the desired amount of cash ($1, $5, $10 or more) plus cloves and elaichi
(cardamom). After completion of the Pooja, please give dakshina of $11
or more to the Pujaris.
We start the Ardaas at 7:30 PM. The host family should donate $51 or
more depending on your budget. At 8:30 PM, the Bhog to Mata Ji & Aarti
begins and the host family must be present at that time since they
should be the first to do Aarti and receive Prasad.
After Aarti & Prasad is over, the host family serves the food in
kitchen. Food is not necessary for Devi Jagran, but it is up to the host
family. If you do serve the food, once everyone has eaten you must clean
the kitchen and utensils, broom & mop the floor, clean the tables, stack
the chairs, throw out the garbage in the dumpster, and turn off the
lights before leaving for home.
List for Pooja Samagri and Prasad for Devi
- Prasad: Dry Fruits (Nuts): 4 lbs.
Choose any 5 kind of items for the Prasad from the following: 1.
Almonds 2. Raisins 3. Pista w/o shell 4.Cashews 5. Dry Dates 6. Dry
Coconut 7. Sweet Prasadi Makhana 8. Dry Apricot 9. Sweet Dry
Pineapple pcs 10. Walnut without shells 11. Any other nuts of your
choice. Please do not mix Raw Peanuts w/ or w/o shells, Phool
Makhana and Chips in the Prasad.
- Fresh Fruits: 4 lbs.
- Khazana: $10.00 or more- Quarters,
dimes, or pennies (please wash and clean them before mixing within
- Fresh Flowers: 1 bunch, consisting of
- Fresh Coconut: Depending on the number
participating in Pooja
- Samagri: Cotton for Jyot 1 pkt, Ghee 2
lb, Sugar candy 1 lb, Agarbatti 2 pkt, Dhoop 1 pkt, Sindhur 1 dibbi,
Rice 1 lb, Camphor 1 dibbi, Supari Whole 11 pcs., Fresh Pan Leaves 7
pcs., Gur 500 gm, Green Cardmom ½ lb, Cloves 100 gm, Fresh Ginger
100 gm, Mauli 1-2 rolls
- Chunni for Maata Ji: 1 standard sized
chunni or more, your choice
- Suji Halwa and Kala Channa: Atleast 1
tray each, for prasad and kanjak poojan
- Kanjak Poojan: bring 5, 7 or 9
unmarried girls, clean their feet, give them Suji Halwa, Kala Channa,
and Puri with Dakshina ($1, $2, etc…)
If you want to give food, then bring the following items.
Paper Products and Soft Drinks for devotee:
200 foam cups x 8oz., 100 big plates, 1000 napkins, 500 spoons, 300
small bowls, & 100 brown bags(for distribution of prasadam). If more
people are expected, then please bring items according the amount.
Soft Drinks:4 bottles x 1 liter of regular Coke or Pepsi.