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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. 

Temple Opening

Temple is open as of Monday 15th of June 2020. The hours of operation remain the same.

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.

Sri Krishna Janamashtmi

Sri Krishna Janamashtmi will be celebrated in the Temple on Tuesday August11. The program will start at 7 pm with Hari Geeta (Bhagvat Geeta, Hindi version, available on our website). The  Temple will be open all day.


Hari Gita (Hindi)                        7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Bhajans                                  10:00 pm - 11:40

Gita - Chapter 11                      11:40 pm - 11:50 pm

Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya       11:50  pm – Midnightt

Janm                                    MIDNIGHT





Devotees may visit the Temple (maximum number 50) or participate from their homes by following the Temple broadcast but keeping their microphones muted to avoid echo.

Link to join Live Broadcast from the Temple: https://www.gotomeet.me/KanwaltalwarGroups/hindutempleottawa

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

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 12

Pranayam classes  are now held on line from 9:45 am to 11:15 am every Sunday. If you wish to participate, please send an email to hindutempleottawa@gmail.com to get login details.

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

In compliance with Government of Ontario's emergency declaration and to mitigate the health risk associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, the Temple will be closed for visitors until further notice. All pujas booked for the priests to conduct in devotees’ homes are cancelled. We count on your support for making the safety and security of the priests, devotees and the community.

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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 Receipts sent

We have sent receipts for donations made to the temple during 2019 by email and mail (where we did not have email ID on file). If you have not received your receipt, please send an email to hindutempleottawa@gmail.com.

Festivals & Important Dates 2020

Appeal to Support Covid-19 Pandemic Response

The Covid-19 pandemic is one of the biggest human challenges of our times. We hope that you and your loved ones are safe and healthy.  In these troubling times, our first and foremost gratitude goes to frontline doctors, nurses and all healthcare workers who are tirelessly and courageously working with patients of Covid-19. We are also thankful to people who are providing services for grocery stores, public transports, and other essential activities putting their lives at risk.
Situation is dire.  Lives have been lost; healthcare systems are overwhelmed; businesses have been forced to close and people have difficulties in fulfilling basic needs. Support is needed to our hospitals and frontline healthcare workers. Help is also needed to deal with an unprecedented need for food banks, provide support to seniors, children in need, those experiencing homelessness, and many others in our community.
 To ease this dire condition, we encourage and request you, if possible, to make a donation to the charities of your choice. There are quite a few local charities, which are actively pursuing this fundraising activity, such as Indo-Canadian Community Center (ICCC), The Ottawa Food Banks and Ottawa Hospital Foundation. Tax receipt will be issued by the charity that you make your donation to.
Thank you in advance for your generosity! Your support will make a difference. Wishing you and your loved ones all the best

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

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 Saturday, 08 August 2020