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Holy Pilgrimage - Hindu temples in Canada

Hindu Temple of Ottawa-Carleton, Canada

Hindu Temple of Ottawa-Carleton Inc.
        4835 Bank Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1X 1G6
       Tel: 613-822-1531  
e-mail: hindutempleottawa@gmail.com

About the Temple

The Hindu Temple of Ottawa-Carleton is a religious, non-profit, charitable organization incorporated in Ontario, Canada. Located on a 4 hectare property in the National Capital Region, the Temple is planned as a center of Learning for Vedanta, the Hindu philosophy.
The Temple has nine shrines in the Mahamandap:
1.  Sri Ganesha (Sidhivinayaka; Vidnharta)
2.  Sri Subrahmanya (Murugan; Kartikeya)
3.  Sri Krishna with Radha
4.  Lord Shiva (Jyoti Lingam with Nandi and Gauri Shankar with Ganesha panel in the background
5.  Lakshmi-Narayana (Sri Vishnu with Devi Laxmi)
6.  Devi Durga on her vahana, the Lion
7.  Ram Parivar (Sri Rama with Devi Sita, Lakshman and Das Hanuman)
8.  Sri Hanuman
9.  Lord Nataraja
Nava grahas
Enshrined are the Scripture Bhavan Veda and Epics Ramayana and Mahabharata.
There is a Yagnashala and an assembly hall, Gita Bhavan, for the solemnization of Samskars such as Upanayana and Vivaha, and for discourses of learned visiting Hindu scholars and saints.
History: The Temple was consecrated with Avartam Kumbha Abhishekam and Pran-Pratishtha, on Vijaya Dashmi, Shalivahana Shaka 1911, Vikram Samvat 2045, Kaliyuga 5091 (October10, 1989).
The Temple has risen entirely through the generous donations of devotees, as a monument of Hindu religious heritage and a place for Hindu worship and meditation. There are 954 Trustees of the Temple who elect a board of 18 directors to manage the activities.
The Temple is open from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm from Monday to Friday. On Saturday, Sunday,.  Hindu festivals and New Year's Day it is open from 8:30 am to 8:30 pm.
The resident priests (Pundits) attend to the spiritual and ritual needs of the entire Hindu community.
Festivals and special days (parva) celebrated by Hindus in different parts of India and the world are observed.

Temple hours
The Temple is open:
Week days
8:30 am to 10:30 am
5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Saturday & Sunday (and festivals)
8:30 am to 8:30 pm

Community Bill Board
A group of devotees visits the Shepherds of Good Hope every 2nd Saturday of the month to provide meals and help in the kitchen from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm. If you would like to volunteer for this activity, please contact Virendra Sahni at 613-824-6757
 Sri Shastri Dhaval Indravadan Purohit

Dieties in the Temple”

Sri Ganesh, Sri Lord Subrahmanya, Goddess Sri Durgadevi, Sri Krishna and Radha, Sri Hanuman and Lord Sri Shiva

Religious Services:

Service Suggested Contribution ($)
Abhisheka (for any Deity)


Sahasra Nama Archana (1008 names)

SathyaNarayan Pooja
in the Temple

SathyaNarayana Pooja at home

Havan (Ceremonial Offering with fire) at the Temple

Havan at the home of devotees 201
Navagraha Pooja

Bhoomi Pooja (Ground
breaking )

Vasthu Shanthi/Griha Pravesam (for the Property/Home)

VAhana Pooja (for a new vehicle)

Pooja for the new
born baby

Anna Prashana (First feeding of baby)

NAma Karanam (Naming Ceremony)

Chooda Karma (Mundan)
at the temple

At home

Vidyaarambha (Initiation of education)

Upanayanam (Thread ceremony, Janua)

hayadartham (Engagement)

Vivaha (Marriage)

like ceremony
, same as vivaha
(No certificate issued)

(Including Sashtyabda Poorthi, Shathabhishekam, etc.)
Seemantham (for expectant mother)
Use of kitchen for serving food

stay of priest outside

Use of Gita Bhavan for Bhajan, Satsang,

ShrAdha Ceremony (Pithru Karma)
At the temple

At home

* Please contact temple manager for
use of Chairs in Gita Bhawan
, b)
use of temple
supplies such as disposal plates, spoons etc
, and c) out of town
nwall, Pembroke,
) priest services

Time allocated:
Private Poojas
(includes travel time, ceremony and food):
3 hours
Marriages (including travel time, ceremony and food):
4 hours.
No coffee, tea, juices, carbonated soft drinks or alcoholic beverages to be served in the Temple.
items containing onions and garlic are not to be served in the Temple.
All Private Poojas and Prasad distribution at the temple MUST BE COMPLETED BY 7:30
PM, as the temple closes at 8:30 pm.
For more information, please contact the Manager: (613) 822 1531

Brahmavidya Day 
Brahmavidya Day will be celebrated in the Temple on Sunday, October 20. On this day we read the Bhagvat Gita and six Upanishads [Isavasya, Keno, Kato, Taittiriya ,  Mundaka  and Kaivalya] in Sanskrit. The reading starts at 9:00 am We hope you can participate in this auspicious event by reading a a chapter or two of one of these scriptures. 

Recognizing that a segment of the devotees is not familiar with  Sanskrit, a transliterated version has been created that contains text in Roman Hindi beside Sanskrit, allowing devotees to participate in reading Sanskrit words. This is currently available at a sister site brahmavidya.ca. Hard copies will be made available in the Temple on Sundays based on demand.

The Library is now open from 11:00 pm to 2:00 pm on Sundays. Devotees may borrow books or just sit and read. We hope to improve this facility in the coming months so that visitors to the temple can take full benefit of the resources available. John Wenuk is the librarian and he will be keeping a record of the books that are checked out.

Introduction to Bhagavat Gita, along with all the 18 chapters, Introduction to Upanishads, Isavasya Upanishad, Kato Upanishad, Keno Upanishad, Taittiriya Upanishad,  Mundaka Upanishad and Kaivalya Upanishad  are now available on this site. Hard copies are available in the Temple Library to borrow, or purchase for a nominal charge (cost). 
The entire Brahma Vidya is divided into 263 volumes. A devotee reading one volume each day, in the prescribed sequence, will complete the cycle in 263 days. The cycle should then be repeated again. Suggested sequence for reading: [1] Introduction & Chapters 1, 2 of Bhagvat Gita [2] Introduction to Upanishads, Isavasya Upanishad, Kenopanishad [3] Chapters 3, 4, 5, 6 of Bhagvat Gita [4] Katopanishad [5] Chapters 7, 8, 9, 10, 11,12 of Bhagvat Gita [6] Taittiriya Upanishad  [7] Chapters 13, 14, 15 of Bhagvat Gita [8] Mundaka Upanishad  [9] Chapters 16, 17, 18 Bhagvat of Gita [10] Kaivalya Upanishad 


From 417 east or west, take Bronson exit and go south towards the
Take Hunt Club exist (stay in the right lane of the exit) and go east
(left at exit signal light)
Stay in the right lane.
At the second signal light make a right on Bank Street going south.
Travel about 5 minutes on Bank Street. After you pass a Trailer Park
on the left, the Temple is to your left.

Om Tat Sat

(My humble  salutations to the great devotees ,  wikisources  and Pilgrimage tourist guide for the collection )


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