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(Week Beginning August 07, 2022)
SHRAAVAN SHUKLA PAKSH DASHAMI VIKRAM SAMVANT,
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.
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,
11:30 am to 1:30
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
adhering to the
Mandir Ottawa is
𝐑𝐮𝐝𝐫𝐚 𝐇𝐚𝐰𝐚𝐧 at Vincent Massey Park from
onwards. You are
invited to be a
part of this
Please note that
parking is FREE!
𝟏𝟎:𝟑𝟎 𝐚𝐦 -
𝐨𝐧𝐰𝐚𝐫𝐝𝐬 - 𝐏𝐫𝐚𝐬𝐡𝐚𝐝 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐥𝐮𝐧𝐜𝐡 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐛𝐞 𝐬𝐞𝐫𝐯𝐞𝐝
𝐨𝐧𝐰𝐚𝐫𝐝𝐬 – A𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐞𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐟𝐮𝐧 𝐠𝐚𝐦𝐞𝐬 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐤𝐢𝐝𝐬 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐞𝐱𝐜𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐩𝐫𝐢𝐳𝐞𝐬
want to be part
of the Rudra
book the pooja
by calling the
𝐏𝐑𝐎 - 𝐌𝐫
𝐘𝐨𝐠𝐞𝐬𝐡 𝐁𝐡𝐮𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐢 - 𝟔𝟏𝟑 𝟒𝟎𝟖 𝟕𝟗𝟖𝟗 (Yogesh Bhutani)
𝐀𝐬𝐬𝐭 𝐏𝐑𝐎 - 𝐌𝐬 𝐃𝐢𝐯𝐲𝐚 𝐉𝐡𝐮𝐧𝐡𝐮𝐧𝐰𝐚𝐥𝐚 - 𝟔𝟏𝟑 𝟐𝟐𝟕 𝟑𝟑𝟒𝟖 (Divya Jhunjhunwala)
those who are
not booking the
pooja are also
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
Durga Saptasati path, Hawan, Wedding,
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)
Rohit Chadha (613)
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
HINDU TEMPLE at 4835 Bank
Street in Ottawa for:
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
Hindu Temple’s program “Lecture Series on the
Brahma-Sutras” scheduled every alternate Wednesday by Dr.
Kunnath Subramanian is on August
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.
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
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)
(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
To have this link you need to download the software, “GoToMeeting”.
If you need more information on how to download, visit Temple’s
If you need more information for HINDU TEMPLE, please contact
the Manager at 613-822-1531 or visit
Please join Barrhaven Shiv Shakti Hindu
at 76 Larkin Drive in Ottawa for:
Shepherds of Good Hope is held every 2nd Saturday of the month.
For details, please contact Virendra Sahni at 613-824-6757 or
Arya Samaj, Ottawa has
resumed its Monthly Havan, every second Sunday of the Month at
host or sponsor and for more information,
please contact Shri
SainDass Aeri at 613-723-6724
Chand Bhatia at 613-823-9070.
ਬਲਿਹਾਰੀ ਕੁਦਰਤਿ ਵਸਿਆ॥ ਤੇਰਾ ਅੰਤੁ ਨ ਜਾਈ ਲਖਿਆ॥
ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਜੀ ਕਾ ਖ਼ਾਲਸਾ, ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਜੀ ਕੀ ਫ਼ਤਿਹ॥
Vaheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Vaheguru Ji Ki Fateh.
Gurdwara Sahib is open from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm everyday.
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.
PLEASE DO NOT BRING AATAA, DAALS, SUGAR OR ANY KIND OF GROCERY
AS THEY ALREADY HAVE SO MUCH IN STOCK THAT THEY ARE HAVING
DIFFICULTY STORING THESE ITEMS.
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
or call 613-225-8280.
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.
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
Purpose: To provide an update on the
activities, accomplishments & upcoming events of ICCC.
Please click on Link(s) for
‘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
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
- 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
2. ICCC - Social Network of Women (SNOW)
raised over $4850 this year for its annual
fund-raising event. These donations are for
Interval House, Ottawa.
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
information on this ICCC initiative is available
on the website: icccottawa.org. (Charity &
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:
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.
COMMUNITY CENTRE (ICCC)
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
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]
Regular Meeting at Merivale
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
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:
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
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.
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