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
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
email@example.com. Please join virtually.
Hindu Temple’s program “Lecture Series on the
Brahma-Sutras” scheduled every alternate Wednesday by Dr.
Kunnath Subramanian is on
2022. Please join virtually.
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
firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, and any
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
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.
We will be celebrating Diwali on Monday
October 24. The
Temple will be open from 8.30 am to 8.30 pm for visit.
The management is making every effort to open
the temple fully. However, in view of the ongoing uncertainty
about COVID situation and giving due consideration to all
factors especially the safety of the devotees visiting the
temple and the management (especially the priests), we need your
help and cooperation in conducting festivals and other events at
If you are visiting the Temple, we suggest
the following precautions.
Wear a mask.
Be considerate to others and stay no longer than
necessary inside the Temple.
Be ready to line up outside in case there are too many
people at one time.
The program is as below. All items will be
both in-person and broadcast live, except for Chopda Pooja.
5:00 – 6:00 pm
Chopda Pooja (in person)
6:00 – 6:30 pm
Lighting of the Lamps, Lakshmi Pooja, Saraswathi Pooja
Stotras and Bhajans Chanting and Singing
6:45 – 8:00 pm
Stotras and Bhajans Chanting and Singing
Note: Please do not bring your own fireworks,
it is a fire hazard. Moreover, we need a permit from the City of
Ottawa. Temple will provide sparklers for children.
Thank you in advance for making safety the
topmost priority while visiting the Temple.
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