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(Week Beginning August 28, 2022)
BHADRAPAD SHUKLA PAKSH EKAM VIKRAM SAMVANT, 2078.

  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.

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

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    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)

    𝐎𝐫

    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

     

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    We are very happy to restart the Youth Bhajan Program at the Temple after a brief pause over the summer. We also appreciate the enthusiasm of the participants and the encouragement and support given to them by their parents, music teachers and the audience from the beginning of this program. We hope you all had a safe and happy summer vacation. 

    The Youth Bhajan Program, scheduled on the first Saturday of every month, will resume virtually on Saturday October 1st from 5 – 6 PM.  (A reminder will be sent in September) 


    However, a special 30 minute bhajan program is scheduled for the youth on Monday September 5th (Labour Day)  from 11:30 to 12:00pm, following Saraswati Puja. If you want to sing a bhajan (stotram, shloka ) please send an email to eventsatthetemple@gmail.com with name of the singer(s), name of the bhajan and duration you would like to sing before Friday 2nd September.

    We look forward to your continued participation and support to the Youth Bhajan Program at the Temple this year.

     

    Hindu Temple’s program “Lecture Series on the Brahma-Sutras” scheduled every alternate Wednesday by Dr. Kunnath Subramanian is on August 31st, 2022. Please join virtually.

     

     

    Sri Ganesh Festival will be celebrated at the Temple on August 30 (Ganesh Sthapana) and September 4 (Ganesh Visarjan). The festival will be held both in-person and virtual Online.

     

    The program details are as follows:

    Ganesh Sthapana:  Tuesday, August 30

    9: 00 AM – 9:30  AM:            Shree Ganesh Sthapana Pooja (both in-person and virtual)

    9:30 AM -10:00 AM               Bhajans (only virtual)

    10:00 AM - 10:30 AM:           Arati (both in-person and virtual)

     

    Ganesh Visarjan: Sunday, September 4

    11:00 AM - 11:30AM:            Bhajans (only virtual)

    11:30AM - 12:30AM:             Ganesh Pooja, Arati followed by Visarjan

                                                (both in-person and virtual)     

     

    Please note that Ganesh Sthapana will take place in the Mahamandap, and there will be NO usual Prasad distribution. If you would like to participate in Bhajans, please contact Mrs. Priyanka Kane at  priyanka_kane@hotmail.com.

     

    If you are planning to attend in-person, please be considerate to other devotees and respect all the safety protocols that are in place at the Temple. Face masks are mandatory and please maintain 6-feet distance. A maximum of 30 people are allowed in the Mahamandap at any given time.

     

    Saraswati Puja will be conducted for students returning to new school year on Monday September  5th (Labor Day) from 10:30 to 11:30 AM and will be followed by youth bhajans from 11:30 to 12:00. Considering the continued Covid situation and for the safety of the children, priests and the community, the entire program will be Broadcast Live. Priests will guide you through the entire puja step-by-step on Live Broadcast from the Temple, and you may follow from home. Suggested Puja Items:(1) Haldi (turmeric powder) (2) Kumkum (3) Akshatha (rice mixed with little bit of turmeric) (4) Flowers (5) Fruits and/or  Sweets (6) Pictures of Saraswati Devi and Ganesha (can be downloaded from the Internet) (7) New Note Book and Pencil (8) Glass of water and spoon and (9) Puja plate. 

    If you would like to sing a bhajan, please send your name and the name of the bhajan to : 
    eventsatthetemple@gmail.com . For any other information, please send a message to the above email .

     

    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.

     

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  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.

    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 www.ottawasikhsociety.com or call 613-225-8280.

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  10. BAPS walkathon is taking place on September 11, 2022, at 10:30 AM at Claudette Cain Park, 660 River Road in Ottawa. Registration begins at 10:00 AM. For any information, please call 613-600-8126 or 1-204-901-0696.

  11.  OM Media Group – OMG presents FOURTH Annual GANESH UTSAV, September 2nd / 3rd / 4th at EY Centre, 4899 Uplands Dr, Ottawa. For more information, please visit www.ganeshutsav.ca or email at info@ganeshutsav.ca.

  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)
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    ‘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.

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    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.

    Collaboration

     

    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).

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    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.

    We are pleased to announce that we have signed a much awaited MOU with the Central Ottawa hub of Meals On Wheels (MOW). As a result starting 20th of September,2022, Seniors above the age of 60 and people with disabilities residing in the central Ottawa area  will now have the option of Indian meals delivered to their homes. This is an extension of a similar program started last​ year in  ​August in the western part of the city. This program​ ​is not only exclusively for the people of the Indian subcontinent, but open to all qualifying citizens of central Ottawa.

     

    To join this program you must register with Meals-on-Wheels (Ottawa) by calling 613- 233-2424 or on the www.mealsonwheels-ottawa.org  website. Once registered the meals will be delivered to you as per schedule. You may cancel the meals delivery anytime or put a temporary stop by giving a 48-hour notice.

     

    Should you have any questions you may either contact Mr. Jagjit Khosla, coordinator of MOW program at khosla_jagjit@yahoo.com  or 613-837-7727, Shri Anil Sukhija, Chair-Seniors Program at 613-791-7593.

     

    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.   

     

  14.  INDO-CANADIAN COMMUNITY CENTRE (ICCC) activities:

    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
    Coordinators: 
    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
    Coordinators: 
    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:
    http://icccseniors.org/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.
     

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