About the Temple
Dr. Shiv Jindal 613-692-2538 President
Mrs. Vijaya Parulekar 613-822-1382 Vice-President
Mr. Kirit Shah 613-224-1853 Treasurer
Mr. Hiroo Kirpalani 613-592-1048 Secretary
Mr. Ram Acharya 613-823-8468
Mr. Vas Dev Aggarwal 613-727-1033
Mr. Murlidhar Rao Avadhanula 613-523-9832
Mr. Kishori Lal, 613-824-1471
Dr. Sivan Parameswaran 613-824-5335
Mrs. Narmada Prajapati 613-739-8582
Mr. Arun Kumar Sarkar 613-829-1852
Mr. Kanwal Talwar 613-820-5622
The Temple is open:
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
Vishnu Sahasra Naam Stotram is held every month on the third Saturday at 5:00 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 Premji Kerai at 613-739-0605
Some useful links
Hindu Temple of Ottawa-Carleton Inc.
4835 Bank Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1X 1G6
Welcome to the Hindu Temple of Ottawa-Carleton, a non-profit, religious organization, registered with Canada Revenue Agency, serving the religious needs of the community in the greater Ottawa area.
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.
Changes in use of Temple facilities
is very heart warming to see that the temple facilities are being used
more and more by the devotees. The temple management encourages such use
so long as the following guidelines are followed.
Temple Priest should be involved in all activities
All activities should have religious connotation and should be
Make suggested contributions for all the activities taking place
at the temple.
The facilities are available for only 3 hours except for
marriages when it is for 4 hrs.
We need your help (financial and otherwise) for the
growth and maintenance of our temple.
Health Seminars at the Temple
Seminars on Health Care
are held at the Temple every 2nd Sunday of the month from 2 to
3 pm. The next seminar is on Chronic
Kidney Disease Topics covered will be
Topics covered will be
Who is at risk of developing chronic kidney disease?
What are the early indicators of the disease?
3) Prevention and treatment
If you have registered your email with the Temple, you will receive a notification.
Pranayam classes are held at the Temple from 10 am to 11:15 am every Sunday. Anyone interested is welcome to attend.
The Temple plans to discontinue mailing out the Newsletter. Instead, a copy will be posted on the web site and devotees informed by email. To receive notification when a Newsletter has been published, please register your email address by sending an email to email@example.com with Register me in Subject.
We do not share email addresses, nor use it for any other purpose than to notify you of Temple activities.
How to deal with death and Funerals
Dhaval Kumar Purohit
Vivek Kumar Sharma
Bhavani Shankar Sharma
Bhooshan Lal Seth
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.
Brahma Vidya Reader Feedback
Below is some feedback from our readers
Brahma Vidya Practice (a devotee's suggested program)
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). These can also be printed off the web.
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:  Introduction & Chapters 1, 2 of Bhagvat Gita  Introduction to Upanishads, Isavasya Upanishad, Kenopanishad  Chapters 3, 4, 5, 6 of Bhagvat Gita  Katopanishad  Chapters 7, 8, 9, 10, 11,12 of Bhagvat Gita  Taittiriya Upanishad  Chapters 13, 14, 15 of Bhagvat Gita  Mundaka Upanishad  Chapters 16, 17, 18 Bhagvat of Gita  Kaivalya Upanishad
Thank you for visiting us. This page was last updated on Tuesday, 07 May 2013.