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(Week Beginning October 02, 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



    The next Youth Bhajan Program, scheduled on the first Saturday of every month will be held on Saturday, November 5th  from 5 – 6 PM. Youth from the community will be singing Bhajans and Devotional songs virtually.


    If you are 10 years or older and would like to participate in the program, please send an email with name of singer(s), name of the Bhajan and time (how long) to eventsatthetemple@gmail.com. Please join virtually.

    Hindu Temple’s program “Lecture Series on the Brahma-Sutras” scheduled every alternate Wednesday by Dr. Kunnath Subramanian is on October 12th, 2022. Please join virtually.



    The auspicious Durga Navaratri Festivals start on Monday, September 26 and end with Dussehra on Tuesday, October 4. During this nine-day celebration, the following events will take place at the Temple, and will all be in-person as well as BROADCAST LIVE.


    If you are visiting the Temple to participate in any of these events, we strongly recommend that you please wear mask, wash hands and maintain safe distance.


    Every evening during this week, Devistuti, Puja and Arati will be conducted and will be broadcast live from 7:50 pm. For further information, please call the Temple at 613-822-1531.


    Ramayan Sundarkand Recitation (From 11 am to 1 pm, Sunday, October 2)


    These auspicious ceremonies are performed to seek Durga Mata’s blessings for good health, prosperity and happiness for the family and for the World Peace.  



    The following three programs will be conducted during the Temple’s THIRTY-THIRD Anniversary. All programs will be both in person and Broadcast Live .


    If you are visiting the Temple to participate in any of these events, we strongly recommend that you please wear mask, wash hands and maintain safe distance.


    1. Temple Anniversary (Saturday, October 8)

         9:00 am - Sri Venkateswara Suprabhatham; Ganesh Pooja; Sri Rama Parivar Pooja

         9:45 am - Kalasha Sthapanam; Kalasha Uddharanam

         11:00 am - Sanctification of Shikharas; Placement of Kalasha in the Shrines and Arati


    2. Deepa Pooja with Lalitha Sahasranama Archana: (Saturday, October 8)

         6:00 pm - Sri Lalithamba Pooja     

         6:15 pm - Lalitha Sahasra Namamavaali and Arati at 8 pm    


    You can perform Sri Lalitha Sahasranama Archana in the Temple or by preparing a pooja plate at home and following the chanting during the Live Broadcast.


    3. Brahma Vidya Day (Sunday, October 9)

    9:15 am to 4:00 pm – Scripture Reading:


    Every year we celebrate Brahmavidya Day along with the Temple anniversary. We read Bhagavat Geeta and 6 Upanishads (Isavasya, Keno, Kato, Taitteriya, Mundaka, Kaivalya Upanishads) in Sanskrit. These scriptures are made available with sandi-vichhed for ease of reading. 


    Devotees are requested to participate in this event virtually. Only one participant can read at a time to avoid echo and noise, but several readers can participate from one location (either at the Temple or from home). Readers can participate any time provided their microphone is on mute.


    The program will start at 9:15 am on October 9 and will be completed by ~ 4:00 pm. If you can participate in this holy event, please send an email to hindutempleottawa@gmail.com with your name, and any preferences.


    Karwa Chauth will be celebrated on Wednesday, October 12. Puja will start at 6:00 pm. Please set up puja plates by 5:30 pm.  Chandrodaya time (Moonrise) is at 7:45 pm. The puja will be conducted both IN PERSON and will be Broadcast Live .


    If you are visiting the Temple to participate, we recommend that you please wear mask, wash hands and maintain safe distance.


    If you join from your home, the priests will guide you step-by-step in performing the puja. The following samagri (puja items) are suggested.


    (1) Shri Shiva Parivar Photo (2) Roli-Kum-kum Powder (3) Moli-Red Thread (4) Lavang (Cloves-11) (5) Ilaichi (Cardamom-11) (6) Paan (Betel Leaves-5) (7) Chawal-Rice (8) Phool-Flowers (9) Phal-Fruits (10) Sweets (11) Nariyal (Coconut–1 fresh) (12) Sikke-Coins (13) Match box (14) Supari (Betel Nuts-5)


    The following items are also required which you may already have at home.


    (1) Steel Plate-Thali, big-2 (2) Steel Plate, small-2 (3) Steel Spoon–1 (4) Steel Katori–1 (5) Kalash–1 (6) Lamp-1 (7) Cotton wicks.




    You can join these programs in person or by clicking the link : Join Temple Live Broadcast .


    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. Chinmaya Mission Ottawa will be offering the following programs this fall/winter to foster spiritual achievement:
    Young Adults: Every Monday at 7:30 PM. For university students and young adults (17 to 30). In-person classes at Chinmaya Bharati. Please contact Shailesh Sutarwala at hariomss@gmail.com or 613-591-5961 for more information.
    Yoga: Every Tuesday at 6:00 PM. Based on the teachings of Patanjali, class covers yogic jogging, stretches, and pranayama (breath control). In your home on your yoga mat and give it a try… Starting on Sept 20. Please contact Anil Agarwal at agarwal.central@gmail.com for more information and meeting link.
    Bhagavad Geeta: Every Wednesday at 7:00 PM. Starting Chapter 9 (raja-vidya-raj-guhya-yogo The Yoga of Royal Knowledge and Royal Secret) on Sept 21. Video lectures
    of Swami Chinmayananda along with discussions. Please contact Anil Parekh at parekh.anil@gmail.com or 613-738-7466 for more information and zoom meeting link.
    Sunday Balavihar: Every Sunday at 10:30 AM. In-person classes begin on September 18 at our Chinmaya Bharati located at 1088 Ogilvie Drive. Study classes for children JK to Grade 12. Adult classes on Upanishads. To register, go to ChinmayaOttawa.com.
    Sri Sarasvati Puja: Every Sunday at 9:45 AM before classes begin. To offer puja, please contact Gita Parekh at 613-738-7466 with your desired date.
    Monthly Poonam Puja: Sri Sarasvati Puja on every Poonam (full moon day). To offer puja, please contact Bina Sutarwala at 613-591-5961 with your desired date.
    Chinmaya Bharati is available for other events, whether it be a special puja or occasional darshan of MataRani Sri Sarsvati Maa. Please contact: Bina Sutarwala 613-591-5961; Shalini Sahni 613-265-6021; Pushpa Patnaik 613-830-5282; Anil Parekh 613-738-7466 to make arrangement for you and your family.
    Please refer to thier new and updated website www.chinmayaottawa.com for further information on special events, children, youth and family camps, as well as upcoming lecture series.

  11. India Canada Association is organizing Diwali event on Sunday, October 16th, at St. Paul High School (2675 Draper Avenue, Ottawa).


    The celebration will start at 3:00 pm with a colourful cultural program and a vegetarian dinner will be served at 6:00pm.


    Early Bird Tickets: $20; Regular Tickets: $25, dinner included. Children under 4 FREE!.


    For further information and tickets, please contact Parmod Chhabra at 613-850-4068; Mandeep Basra at 613-890-8868; Vandana Sharma at 613-867-8570 or Brij Gupta at 613-315-4441.


  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.

    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.

    This year Deshanatri, our program partner, is commencing its Durga Puja celebrations by having a Mahalaya program at the Kailash Mital Theatre in Carleton University on September 25, 2022


    This program will depict the theme of Durga Puja as has been done through the years in the famous All India Radio program broadcast early morning on the day of Mahalaya (the first day of Devi Paksha).


    The cost of the ticket is very nominal (Only $10.00) and to get one please contact   president@deshantari.org.

    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.


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