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Community Announcements
(Week Beginning October 23, 2022)
KARTIK KRISHNA PAKSH TRAYODASHI 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

    𝐔𝐏𝐂𝐎𝐌𝐈𝐍𝐆 𝐄𝐕𝐄𝐍𝐓- 𝗠𝗼𝗻𝗱𝗮𝘆, 𝗢𝗰𝘁𝗼𝗯𝗲𝗿 𝟮𝟰𝘁𝗵' 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟮:

     

    𝗗𝗶𝘄𝗮𝗹𝗶 𝗣𝘂𝗷𝗮 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗣𝗿𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗕𝗵𝗼𝗷 𝗮𝘁 Durga Mandir Ottawa

     

    Please join us for Diwali Puja and PritiBhoj on 𝗠𝗼𝗻𝗱𝗮𝘆, 𝗢𝗰𝘁𝗼𝗯𝗲𝗿 𝟮𝟰𝘁𝗵' 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟮 from 6 pm to 9 pm

     

    𝟲:𝟬𝟬- 𝟳:𝟬𝟬 𝗽𝗺 - 𝗗𝗶𝘄𝗮𝗹𝗶 𝗣𝘂𝗷𝗮

    𝟳:𝟬𝟬 - 𝟴:𝟯𝟬 𝗽𝗺 - 𝗞𝗶𝗿𝘁𝗮𝗻

    𝟴:𝟯𝟬 - 𝟵:𝟬𝟬 𝗽𝗺 - 𝗞𝗮𝘁𝗵𝗮 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗔𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗶

     

    The Pritibhoj will be served from 7:00 to 9:00 pm

       

     

     

    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)     

    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


  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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    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.

      

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    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 the Temple.

     

    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.

     

    Program

    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

    6:30 pm                           Aarti  

    6:45 – 8:00 pm               Stotras and Bhajans Chanting and Singing

    8:00 pm                          Aarti

     

     

    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 website:  www.hindutemple.ca.

     

     

    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.

    Like every year, Bandi Chhorh Divas will be celebrated with great enthusiasm at Gurdwara Sahib on Monday. We humbly request the Sangat to join this programme and get Guru ji’s blessings.

     

    Program:

     

    Rahras Sahib: 5:00 pm to 5:30 pm

     

    Kirtan by Sangat: 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm **

     

    Kirtan by Jatha: 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

     

    Ardaas and Samapati: 9:00 pm to 9:30 pm

     

    ** If you want to participate in Sangat Kirtan, please call the Gurdwara Sahib at (613) 225-8280 and give your name and phone number. The Sevadars at Gurdwara Sahib will contact you and give you a time slot.

     

    Langar:

     

    As usual, Guru Ka Langar will be served along with other delicacies on this occasion. Volunteers are needed for langar Seva and we are humbly requesting you to contact the OSS management team on Sunday if you would like to do this Seva.

     

    Prohibition of firecrackers, fireworks, lamps and candles:

     

    Please note that we are strictly prohibited by the city from bursting firecrackers or fireworks on the property. Additionally, lamps (Divay) or candles should not be lit inside or outside the Gurdwara Sahib at any time.

     
    For more information, please visit www.ottawasikhsociety.com or call 613-225-8280.

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  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.
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  11. BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Satsang Mandal, Ottawa cordially invites you, your family, and friends to the Pramukh Swami Maharaj Centennial Celebration - PARAM SHANTI - A story of compassion, community & faith on Saturday, November 19th at 4:15 PM (followed by Mahaprasad) at E Y Centre, 4988 Uplands Drive, Ottawa.

     

    Kids, Youths, and people of all ages will perform a Cultural Program, Dance, and Exhibition, to celebrate the life, work, and values of His Holiness Pramukh Swami Maharaj.

     

    For information please call: Krunal Dave: 613-979-3129; Pankaj Bhanderi: 613-790-4187 or Kalpna Ruparelia - 613 864 4410.

     

  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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    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.

    Dear Fellow Seniors,

    Firstly I wish you and your family a very happy and joyous  Diwali.

    I am pleased to inform you that we have decided to resume the basic computer classes for our seniors once again.  These will be in person classes at Tangle Wood Community Centre. The Weekly class of the first batch will start on Sunday, the 20th of November from 2.00 pm  to 4.00 pm. Thereafter every Sunday at the same time till 11th of December. In these four weeks we will cover different subjects like zoom features, email handling and it's features, internet browsing and usage of  social networks like facebook and whatsapp.

     In order to provide individual attention we will enroll only 20 seniors in each batch. If we have more than 20 seniors interested then they will be accommodated in the next batch. Time and dates of subsequent batches will be informed before the start of the next batch.  To register for these classes please send your Full Name, phone number and email address to our Captain of workshops and Seminars Mr Narinder Garg. ( Phone 613-282-2254 and  email: narindergarg47@gmail.com) Please note that there are no charges to attend these classes but we would like you to ensure that you will regularly attend otherwise you will be depriving someone else to avail this.

    Should you have any questions you may contact Mr. Garg or the undersigned.

    Thanks.


     

    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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