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The Temple is open:

Week days (and Canada holidays)

8:30 to 10:30 am;    5:30  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



Marriage Guidelines

Temple Use Guidelines


Brahma Vidya



Student Visits

How to deal with Death and Funerals 


Community Bill Board

Shepherds of Good Hope (2nd Saturday of the month) contact Virendra Sahni at 613-824-6757  SOGHvolunteers@gmail.com

Arya Samaj

Havan is held at the Temple every second Sunday of the month from 3 to 6 pm. Everyone is welcome to attend. For further details contact Mrs. Aeri 613-723-6724 or Temple 613-822-1531

To subscribe to Temple Mailing List

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Parikrama meaning


Hari Gita

Amrit Vani

Past Health Seminars

190915  Salt balance  Salt balance2  Salt balance3

190714  Longevity1   Longevity2      Longevity3

190512 Dard Dua Dava1 Dard Dua Dava2 Dard Dua Dava3

190414 Exercise1   Exercise2

190310 Back Pain

190113: Depression1   Depression2   Depression3

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. 

Link to join Live Broadcast from the Temple: Join Temple Live Broadcast

Links to download to your phone Google store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.gotomeeting  Apple store: https://apps.apple.com/ca/app/gotomeeting/id1239774423

Akhand Ramayan Paath

Our heartfelt thanks to all the volunteers who participated in this 24 hour event over the weekend Oct 24 - 25.

Brahmavidya Day November 1, 2020

Every year we celebrate Brahmavidya Day by reading in Sanskrit Bhagvat Geeta and the 6 Upanishads that we read in the Temple. This year this event will be on line immediately following Rudram chanting at the same web link  Join Temple Live Broadcast.

If you would like to read a chapter of Bhagvat Geeta or an Upanishad (or a portion thereof), please send us an email. The scripture with sandi vichhed to breakdown long words is posted on our website.

Readers      Geeta & Upanishads

Devotees can participate in Rudram chanting every Sunday morning at 8 am by clicking on the above link. A copy is of the scripture is available here. We ask that you mute your microphone to avoid any noise and rhythm mismatch.

Few bhajans: Hey Naath  Om namo bhagvate  Mile Sur  Radhe Krishna Govinda Lagan lage  Mera chola rang de

Scripture reading will resume when the Temple is fully open. In the meantime devotees can listen to the broadcast here.

Taitteriya Upanishad Volume 23

Pranayam classes are now held on line:

Wednesday and Friday 8:00 to 9:30am

Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 to 10:30am

If you wish to participate, please send an email to hindutempleottawa@gmail.com to get login details.

We also read Hari Geeta and Sunderkaand monthly from 9:00 am to noon

e-pooja is available for all services provided by the Temple. Please call the Temple to book a time and get further information.

The Temple now accepts E-Transfers.  This can be for a one-time contribution or regular contributions. Please E-Transfer to treasurer@hindutemple.ca

To donate using a credit card, click on the Donate button below and follow instructions. A short message can be entered with your donation including your email so we can send you a receipt.

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Festivals & Important Dates 2020

Newsletter 2019-2020

A copy of the Newsletter is available. Please click on the link above to download your copy. We do not plan to mail any Newsletters

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

Health Seminar

Health seminar on Sunday, March 15 is cancelled in response to government guidelines to contain spread of Corona virus covid-19.  We will provide an update as soon as there is a change.

Bhajans singing on Sunday  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

Rules to follow all the time

1.    Mask is mandatory to enter the Temple; bring your own mask and wear it all the time in the Temple premises. Wearing masks is the first line of protection against spread of the infection.

2.    Upon entering the Temple, cooperate with volunteers who will ask a few questions (regarding cough, fever etc.)

3.    Wash hands and use sanitizer

4.    Cover face with elbow during sneezing and coughing

5.    Maintain Social distancing (2 meters) from others and the deities and be in queue. Stay in the area that is marked on the floor and the carpet.

6.    Do not bring any flowers, fruits, any edible items and other articles

7.    Usual pooja or Archana can be conducted

8.    No use of kitchen and preparation of food is allowed

9.    Be considerate to others by not taking long time while in the Mahamandap


Sunday Programs:  Mostly same as before except in place of singing Bhajans, there will recorded bhajans on play.

Private poojas (both inside and outside the temple) can be booked by calling the Temple (same as before). All the rules have to be followed in all poojas. The total number of people gathered at private poojas outside the Temple will be limited to only 10 people.

Volunteers We are looking for volunteers during service hours, please let us know if you can help.

Bal Mandir

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


Priests 613-822-1531

Dhaval Kumar Purohit

Himanshu Gaur

  Managers 613-822-1531

Bhushan Lal Seth

Tilak Batra

Sohan Lal Arora

Brahma Vidya

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 available on this site. Hard copies are available in the Temple Library to borrow. 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.

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This page was last updated on Thursday, 22 October 2020