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Temple hours

The Temple is open:

Week days (and Canada holidays)

8:30 am to 10:30 am

5:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Saturday & Sunday (and Hindu  festivals, but NOT on Canada holidays)

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


Some useful links

Temple Administration

Trustees 2014

Marriage Guidelines


Temple Use Guidelines


Brahma Vidya



Student Visits

How to deal with death and Funerals 


Changes in use of Temple facilities

  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. 

Festivals & Important Dates this year

Notice of Annual General Meeting

The 31st AGM of the Trustees of the Hindu Temple of Ottawa-Carleton will be held on May 31, 2015at 2 pm at the Temple, 4835 Bank Street, Ottawa, Ontario. If you are unable to attend but would like to be represented, at the meeting, please complete the attached Proxy form with the name of an individual who can represent you and forward to the secretary by 2 pm, 31 May, 2015.

The Terms of Office of the following members expire on May 31, 2015: Vas Dev Aggarwal, Navneet Aggarwal, Prem Rawal, Vijaya Parulekar and Deepti Garg. They can be nominated and re-elected. If you would like to suggest suggest a name, please send the attached Nomination form to any of the following members of the Nominating Committee before Sunday, May 24, 2015: Murlidhar Rao Avadhunala, Kanwal Talwar, Surender Wadhera.

Notice of AGM                 Nomination Form                  Proxy Form   

Help for Victims of Earthquake in Nepal

The Nepali Community in cooperation with Hindu Temple of Ottawa-Carleton is raising funds for the victims of recent earthquake in Nepal.  If you would like to help please contact one of the people listed below.

Ram Acharya   
613-823-8468; Kanwal Talwar   613-866-5623; Kalidas Subedi   613-823-7138; Vasdev Aggarwal   

Please make your cheques payable to Hindu Society of Ottawa-Carleton (
hindusocietyottawa.com) (Hindu Temple partner) and donation receipts will be issued. Also note that the Government of Canada has announced matching funds for donation made by May 25, 2015.
We thank you for your support

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 will be on 14 Jun, 2015. The topic is Healthy Bones (i) Calcium and Vit D deficiency in South Asians - how big an issue (ii) Other risks of Vit D deficiency (iii) Why exposure to sun not that effective in South Asians              

Past Seminar videos:  Arthritis  Sleep Mechanisms1 Sleep Mechanisms2   Sleep Mechanisms Slides

Skin Problems1 Skin Problems2 Skin Problems slides 

Alzheimer [14-Jul-13];      Cancer [11-Aug-13];   Ayurveda [11-Nov-12]   Back_ Pain1 Back Pain 2 Back Pain Slides Anemia review 

Eye_Problems Kidney_Disease Cancer Obesity Alzheimer's Osteoporosis Sleep_Apnea Diabetes Benefits_VitD&Omega3

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Pranayam classes are held at the Temple from 10 am to 11:15 am every Sunday. Anyone interested is welcome to attend.

Newsletter 2014

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We do not share email addresses, nor use it for any other purpose than to notify you of Temple activities.

Bhajans singing on Sunday   Facility for Seniors    Change in Use of Temple facilities  Food Allergy     Guidelines for Visit of religious person to Temple   Hindu Cultural & Heritage Center   List of Activities   Temple open hours   Temple Policies re: Wedding, Out of Town

Priests 613-822-1531

Dhaval Kumar Purohit

Bhavani Shankar Sharma

Jay Kumar Jani

Managers 613-822-1531


Bhooshan Lal Seth

Himmat Bharania

The Library is now open from 11:00 am 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 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: [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

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