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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

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

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  SOGHvolunteers@gmail.com

  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

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 11 October, 2015 and the topic is Nutrition.

Akhand Ramayan Paath

With the advent of Fall and beautiful colors also comes Navaratri, when we hold Akhand Ramayan Paath. We will read Tulsi Das ji's Ram Charit Manas starting on Saturday, October 17,  8 am. This will be completed on Sunday, October 18.

There is nothing as sweet, auspicious and melodious as Ram Nam. If you would like to participate in this activity, please  write to   hindutempleottawa@gmail.com

Brahma Vidya Day

We will observe Brahma Vidya Day on Sunday, October 25. On this day we read the Bhagvat Gita and Isavasya, Keno, Katha, Taittiriya, Mundaka and Kaivalya Upanishads in Sanskrit. If you would like to participate in this auspicious event by reading a chapter or two of any of these scriptures, please write to hindutempleottawa@gmail.com

Temple invites all children to "Bal Mandir" on Sundays at 12:10 PM for themed story times, Indian craft activities, shlokas, devotional music, and lots more. For further information, email balamandir.ottawa@gmail.com.

Saraswati Pooja held at the Temple - some pictures

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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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

The Library is now open from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm on Sundays. Devotees may borrow books or just sit and read. John Wenuk is our librarian.  Reading or just browsing

Priests 613-822-1531

Dhaval Kumar Purohit

Bhavani Shankar Sharma

Jay Kumar Jani

  Managers 613-822-1531


Bhooshan Lal Seth

Himmat Bharania

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.

Here is a transliterated version for those not familiar with Sanskrit. All Sanskrit words have transliterated words in English beside them.

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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