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(Week Beginning October 16, 2022)
KARTIK KRISHNA PAKSH SAPTAMI 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
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)
Pt. R. N. Pandey (613-228-1305)
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
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
firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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.
PS: For donations, please visit the Temple
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.
Mission Ottawa will be offering the following programs this
fall/winter to foster spiritual achievement:
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 email@example.com or 613-591-5961 for
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Chinmayananda along with discussions. Please contact Anil Parekh
at email@example.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
Every Sunday at 9:45 AM before classes begin. To offer puja,
please contact Gita Parekh at 613-738-7466 with your desired
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
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.
refer to thier new and updated website
for further information on special events, children, youth and
family camps, as well as upcoming lecture series.
India Canada Association
is organizing Diwali event on Sunday,
October 16th, at St. Paul High School (2675 Draper Avenue,
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.
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.
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
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
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,
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
The cost of the ticket is very nominal (Only $10.00) and to get
one please contact
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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