About the Temple

Deities in the Temple

Objects & By-Laws


Religious Services

Festivals & Important Dates

Contact Us



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


Some useful links

Temple Administration

Trustees 2013

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

Akhand Ramayan Paath will be held during Navaratri, starting on Saturday, September 28 at 8:00 am and completing on Sunday September 29. There is nothing as sweet, melodious and auspicious as Ram Nam. We look forward to your participation in reading a few Dohe and Chaupai from Tusli Das ji's Ram Charit manas during these 24 hours. If interested, please email your contact details and time you can commit.

Brahma Vidya Day will be celebrated in the Temple on Sunday October 5. This day we read Bhagvat Gita, Isavasya Upanishad, Kenopanishad, Kathopanishad, Taitteriya Upanishad, Mundaka Upanioshad and Kaivalya Upanishad in Sanskrit. We look forward to your participation by reading a Chapter or two from any of these scriptures.

What is new...

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

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 September, 2014 on Food Safety and Dr. Shiv Chopra will cover use of 

(i) Use of Pesticides 

(ii) Use of antibiotics and hormones in animals

(iii) Genetically modified foods

(iv) Genetically modified foods

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

To be posted  Oral Hygiene [13-Oct-13]; Nutrition [10-Nov-13]

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

Newsletter 2013

To receive notification when a Newsletter has been published, please register your email address by sending an email to hindutempleottawa@gmail.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.

Priests 613-822-1531

Dhaval Kumar Purohit

Vivek Kumar Sharma

Bhavani Shankar Sharma

Managers 613-822-1531

Baboolal Jain

Bhooshan Lal Seth

Himmat Bharania

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). 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: [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 

  • To open these files, you will need Acrobat Reader, a free shareware program that can be downloaded from the Adobe website  
  • To download, click on Brahma Vidya in the left column and follow the links. Each Chapter is organized into several volumes, each volume being approximately a half-hour, talk delivered on a Sunday. 
  • Several Bhajans have been compiled and transliterated.  The transliterated is for you if you are not fluent in reading Hindi. You may print your own copy by clicking on Bhajans in the left column and following the link

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