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(Week Beginning August 07, 2022)

  1. Sarva Shaktimate Parmatmne Sri Ramay Namah:

    Please join the Hindu Temple of Ottawa-Carleton every first Sunday and the Vishava Shakti Durga Mandir every second Sunday for Amrit Vani.



  3. Please join VISHWA SHAKTI DURGA TEMPLE at 55 Clarey Ave in Ottawa for:




    Durga Mandir Ottawa is now open, Monday to Saturday- 6 pm to 8 pm, and Sunday- 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. For bookings, please contact: Pt. Ravindra N. Pandey - 613 228 1305, or Mr. Yogesh Bhutani - 613 408 7989.


    Please note that parking is free on Bank Street every day after 5.30 PM and all day on Sunday.


    You must wear mask and sanitize your hands before entering the temple. Durga Mandir is strictly adhering to the Ontario Government regulations and Social Distancing guidelines of Ottawa Public Health

    Durga Mandir Ottawa is happy to celebrate Canada Day (1st July'2022) with 𝐑𝐮𝐝𝐫𝐚 𝐇𝐚𝐰𝐚𝐧 at Vincent Massey Park from 10:00 AM onwards. You are all cordially invited to be a part of this great celebration. Please note that parking is FREE!


    𝟏𝟎:𝟑𝟎 𝐚𝐦 - 𝟏𝟐:𝟏𝟓 𝐩𝐦 𝐄𝐓 - 𝐇𝐚𝐰𝐚𝐧

    𝟏𝟐:𝟑𝟎 𝐩𝐦 𝐨𝐧𝐰𝐚𝐫𝐝𝐬 - 𝐏𝐫𝐚𝐬𝐡𝐚𝐝 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐥𝐮𝐧𝐜𝐡 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐛𝐞 𝐬𝐞𝐫𝐯𝐞𝐝

    𝟏:𝟑𝟎 𝐩𝐦 𝐨𝐧𝐰𝐚𝐫𝐝𝐬 – A𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐞𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐟𝐮𝐧 𝐠𝐚𝐦𝐞𝐬 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐤𝐢𝐝𝐬 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐞𝐱𝐜𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐩𝐫𝐢𝐳𝐞𝐬


    Devotees who want to be part of the Rudra Hawan are requested to book the pooja by calling the below numbers:


    𝐏𝐑𝐎 - 𝐌𝐫 𝐘𝐨𝐠𝐞𝐬𝐡 𝐁𝐡𝐮𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐢 - 𝟔𝟏𝟑 𝟒𝟎𝟖 𝟕𝟗𝟖𝟗 (Yogesh Bhutani)

    𝐀𝐬𝐬𝐭 𝐏𝐑𝐎 - 𝐌𝐬 𝐃𝐢𝐯𝐲𝐚 𝐉𝐡𝐮𝐧𝐡𝐮𝐧𝐰𝐚𝐥𝐚 - 𝟔𝟏𝟑 𝟐𝟐𝟕 𝟑𝟑𝟒𝟖 (Divya Jhunjhunwala)


    𝐄𝐦𝐚𝐢𝐥 : pro.vsdm@gmail.com


    Also, those who are not booking the pooja are also invited - Panditji will allow everyone to do Purnaahuti towards the end of the Hawan.




    Durga Mandir is open every day from 6 pm to 8 pm and Sundays from 11.30 am -1.30 pm. You must wear Mask and sanitize your hands before entering the temple. 

    Durga Mandir Ottawa is strictly adhering to the Ontario Government regulations and guidelines of Ottawa Public Health. All devotees must strictly follow all guidelines when coming to the temple for Puja & Darshan.

    If you would like to host /sponsor Sunday Puja,

    Mata Ki Choki, Jagrata, Satya Narayan Bhagwan Katha,

    Durga Saptasati path, Hawan, Wedding, Engagement,

      or any other events at the Mandir or at your home or need more information, please contact:  

    Mandir Line (613-321-0675)     

    Smt. Leena Shukla (613-825-9448), Pt. R. N. Pandey (613-228-1305)

    Mr. Parmod Chhabra (613) 850-4068, Rohit Chadha (613) 841-9893

    Regular Mandir Hours (Open Every day)

    Monday to Saturday 6:00 PM to 8 PM,

    Regular Sunday Service 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM

  5. Please join HINDU TEMPLE at 4835 Bank Street in Ottawa for:

    Dear Devotees 

    First of all, we would like to thank you for making the safety as the topmost priority throughout the Covid pandemic while visiting the Temple. 
    As you know you can book/sponsor private event at the Temple. But still the situation warrants that we balance between increasing Temple’s services gradually at the pre-pandemic level and maintaining a surrounding that is safe to all—devotees, priests and Temple management.
    Together, we can reach this goal. As we navigate towards increasing more services, we sincerely request you to adhere to the following guidelines if you are organizing a private event:


    • For the event at Mahamandap, the maximum number of people that can attend is 35.
    • For the event at the Gita Bhawan, the maximum number of people that can attend is 50.
    • Packed Prasad can be distributed at the exit while leaving from the Temple. Kitchen facilities are not available for preparing or distributing Prasad yet. 
    • Waring of facemask inside the Temple will be greatly appreciated.

    However, there is no limitation in the number of people that can visit the Temple for a quick Darshan. 

    Thank you again for your continuous support.

    Board of Directors



    As most of the participants of the Youth Bhajan Program will be busy preparing for the year-end exams and subsequently in summer vacation, the Bhajan program is paused starting month of June. But the program will resume in the Fall. We look forward to your participation then.


    Hindu Temple’s program “Lecture Series on the Brahma-Sutras” scheduled every alternate Wednesday by Dr. Kunnath Subramanian is on August 17th, 2022. Please join virtually.


    Shravan Purnima, also known as Rakhi Purnima, is a very holy day as several auspicious events are celebrated on that day. Among them, the most important and popular traditions are Raksha Bandhan and Rik / Yajur Upakarma, changing of Holy Thread-(Avani Avittam / Jandhyala Purnima).


    On Shravan Purnima day (Thursday, August 11), starting at 7:00 am, Temple will be conducting Upakarma (changing of the Holy Thread) ceremony in the Gita Bhavan. The Ritual will include Nutana Yagnopaveetha dharanam,  Gayatri Japam, Tarpanam to Rishis, Devas and Pithru.  (No Homam/Havan).


    This auspicious ceremony will be conducted both in person and Broadcast Live. Those of you who are coming to the Temple please note that because of the continuing Covid-19 situation: 


    Wearing a mask and maintaining 6-feet distance are mandatory.

    Bring Puja items (Temple will not provide any)—a suggested list is given below:

           (i) Black sesame seeds 50 g (ii) Rice - 50 g (iii) Vibhooti (Bhasma) (iv) Chandan

            (v) Kusha pavitra (Darbha) (vi) Yagyopaveetam (vii) fruits

            (viii) Achaman patra's-(panchapatra-udharani)


    Arrive before 7:00 am. The Temple doors will be open only from 6:45 am to 7:00 am. The doors will be closed at 7:05 am.


    Please contact the priests at the Temple at 613-822-1531 if you need any further information.


    Please participate at LIVE BROADCAST by clicking: Join Temple Live Broadcast.


    To have this link you need to download the software, “GoToMeeting”. If you need more information on how to download, visit Temple’s website: www.hindutemple.ca.


    If you need more information for HINDU TEMPLE, please contact the Manager at 613-822-1531 or visit www.hindutemple.ca.





  6. Please join Barrhaven Shiv Shakti Hindu Temple (BSSHT) at 76 Larkin Drive in Ottawa for:



    For more information, please call Yogesh Sharma (613) 986-2106, email at info@barrhavenshivshaktimandir.ca or visit www.barrhavenshivshaktimandir.ca.


  7. Shepherds of Good Hope is held every 2nd Saturday of the month. For details, please contact Virendra Sahni at 613-824-6757 or  SOGHvolunteers@gmail.com.

  8. Arya Samaj, Ottawa has resumed its Monthly Havan, every second Sunday of the Month at 3.30 P.M.

    To host or sponsor and for more information, please contact Shri SainDass Aeri at 613-723-6724 or Shrimati Chand Bhatia at 613-823-9070.


  9. ਬਲਿਹਾਰੀ ਕੁਦਰਤਿ ਵਸਿਆ॥ ਤੇਰਾ ਅੰਤੁ ਨ ਜਾਈ ਲਖਿਆ॥
    ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਜੀ ਕਾ ਖ਼ਾਲਸਾ, ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਜੀ ਕੀ ਫ਼ਤਿਹ॥ 
    Vaheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Vaheguru Ji Ki Fateh.

    Sadh Sangat  Ji,

    Gurdwara Sahib is open from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm everyday.
    On Sundays:
    Asa Di Var Kirtan takes place from 8:00 am to 9:30 am
    Sukhmani Sahib Paath from 9:45 am to 11:15 am
    Kirtan Darbar from 11:15 am to 12:15 pm
    Ardaas and Samapti of Divan at 12:30 pm
    Please keep in mind that the COVID 19 restrictions as ordered by City of Ottawa are strictly applied at the Gurdwara Sahib. Wearing of mask is mandatory and you must put it on before entering Gurdwara Sahib. Please bring your own head covering Rumaal if you need one.


     Instead of grocery items, please donate money to Gurdwara sahib that can be used in various projects. So, please, help in this matter and be blessed.

    For more information, please visit www.ottawasikhsociety.com or call 613-225-8280.


  10. India Canada Association in collaboration with the High Commission of India invites you all to join to celebrate the 76th INDEPENDENCE DAY (75th Anniversay of Independence) of India on Saturday, August 13th at 9:00 AM at Ottawa City Hall. Colourful Parade will start from Lisgar Field (behind Ottawa City Hall). You are encouraged to wear traditional clothes & get ready for dance and refreshments. For more details, please contact Parmod Chhabra, President ICA at 613-850-4068 or Mandeep Basra, PRO ICA, at 613-890-8868.

  11. Kanata Carleton Indo-Canadians Association & Mahatma Gandhi Peace Council of Ottawa presents MEGA CHARITY FAIR to support cornerstone Housing for Women on Saturday, August 27th from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM in Walter Baker Park at 100 Charlie Rogers Place, Kanata. Admission is FREE! It features multi-cultural programs, stage show, dance & music, food stalls, bouncy castle, face painting, henna and more. For details, contact Tejpreet Singh Dulat at 613-869-8000; Nagmani Sharma at 613-663-9292; Poonam Goel at 613-864-0051 or email at ottawacharityfair@gmail.com.  


  12. ICCC Communique
    Purpose: To provide an update on the activities, accomplishments & upcoming events of ICCC.
    (Note: Please click on Link(s) for additional information)


    ‘Giving Back to the Community’ is a cherished value of our rich Indian heritage. The Indo-Canadian Community Centre is committed to campaigning for the COVID-19 Relief Funds. We must all rise to give generously to 'HELP HUMANITY' against the 'WRATH of CORONA'. The need for funds is urgent and ICCC kindly appeals to all for continuing with their generous donations to help our brethren so that they can effectively deal with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in India.


    •ICCC has collected over $14,000 directly to-date for sending to EKAL Canada. The first installment of $10,000 to EKAL has already been transferred.


    •The severe 2nd wave Covid-19 crisis in India, impacting many in Ottawa’s Indo-Canadian community in numerous ways, has raised donations from ICCC life members, its associates, and others in Ottawa.


     ICCC is pleased to share with you the following information available to date, solely with an objective that you may reach out to your contacts and encourage additional donations for the Covid-19 crisis in India:


     - Rupees 500,000 cheque and over $20,000 donated via EKAL

     - Over $5500 donated via Red Cross

     - Other significant amounts donated via Sewa, Toronto and numerous other charities.

      --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2. ICCC - Social Network of Women (SNOW)  has raised over $4850 this year for its annual fund-raising event. These donations are for Interval House, Ottawa.

     --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 3

    ICCC in collaboration with- University of Ottawa Brain and Mind Research Institute (uOBMRI) will be holding a virtual “TeaTime with the Docs” event on May 28th at 2:00 PM. This educational fundraising event will be moderated by CTV Ottawa’s Leanne Cusack. You are kindly requested to register for this event.



    To date ICCC has raised $6,000 towards its matching donation of $10,000. Please donate generously for this worthy cause via e-transfer to treasurer@icccottawa.org. Additional information on this ICCC initiative is available on the website: icccottawa.org. (Charity & Philanthropy Program).


    Please note that all donations received by ICCC are always sent in full amount (100%) to the specified charities. Further, in compliance with its policy, ICCC does not collect/channel donations for religious and political purposes.


    For more information on ICCC’s various diverse programs and activities, please visit Website: https://icccottawa.org.


  13.  SRI SATHYA SAI CENTER of OTTAWA on 1694 Hunt Club Road in Ottawa invites you all for: 
                                   Vedanta Classes: Every Sunday morning from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM 
                                   Balvikas Classes: Every Sunday morning from 10 AM to 11:30 AM 
                                   Bhajans: Every Sunday from 11:45 AM to 12:30 PM
    For any further information, please call 613 733 7180 or 613 406 2883.   



    Here are the events this week followed by up coming events. For any information regarding a specific activity, please get in touch with the respective coordinator.

    Regular Meeting at Orleans every Thursday

    Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    340 - 255 Centrum Boulevard 
    Orleans ON K1E 3X7
    Mr. Adolf James  [Phone:613-233-2255]
    Dr. Ram Sahi [Phone: 613 824 1710]

    Activities planned:

    • Bridge Class 
    • Filmie Music
    • Pranayama/yoga
    • Headline News
    • Poetry

    Regular Meeting at Merivale every Friday
    Time: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    30 Woodfield Drive
    Nepean ON K2G 3Y5
    Ms. Sudesh Kanda [ Phone: 613 869 0349 ]
    Mr. Satish Bansal [ Phone: 613 226 5461 ]

    • Pranayama:  from 11 AM to 12:00 noon
    • Tea and Snacks: 12:30 PM - Please feel to bring your own lunch!
      Music, Scrabble, Bingo, Tea, Socializing: from 12:15 to 2 PM
    • Bridge Class and Play: from 12 noon to 3 PM


     Up Coming Events
    Please look at the following ICCC Seniors website for up-to-date information of the upcoming events:


  15. MUKUL HINDI SCHOOL offers Hindi language instructions and rich cultural experience for children 4 years and above. Elementary (Grades JK,SK,1to8) at PINECREST PUBLIC SCHOOL @ 1281 Pinecrest Road and High School Credit Course & Adult Education at GLEBE COLLEGIATE on 212 Glebe Avenue. Registration is open all year round. In fall 2016, first day of school is September 10th. For more information, please visit www.mukulhindischool.org or email register@mukulhindischool.org. <...poster...>


  16. SARAL SCHOOL, a non-profit charitable organization run under the Ministry of Education, offers classes to learn Hindi, Bengali or Telugu for free. Registration is on-going every Saturday from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM, starting September 6th at the school, Edouard Bond Elementary, located at 920 Parkhaven in Ottawa. For more information, please contact Ms. Meena Sones at 613-723-5644 or Ms. Savita Joshi at 613-843-8384.


    PLEASE E-mail at aim931@rogers.com.

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