Events

  • SAMARPAN program on 15/3/20 from 6.30 pm

    Date -

      15 Mar 2020

    Time -

      18:30 PM


    Place -

      St Cyres comprehensive school


    Dear Friends Dr Leena Menon, GP based in Caerphilly runs an Indian classical dance organisation called Samarpan Nrithyalaya based in Cardiff. Samarpan is hosting Upasana, an evening of Bharatanatyam and Odishi by accomplished artists from India and UK on Sunday 15 March 2020 at St Cyres comprehensive school (6.30-8.30 pm). Details in the attached flyer. BAPIO Wales would be very grateful for your support to promote Indian art and culture among local communities in Wales. Tickets can be purchased by contacting Leena. BACS payment can be made to Account 21766940 SC 52-10-40 Ref: Your name If you need further information, please don't hesitate to contact Leena. Dr Leena Menon 07979 515312 samarpan.nrithyalaya@gmail.com Best Wishes See attachment too Executive Committee of Hindu Cultural Association
  • Womens international day and Holi Celebration at India Centre on Sunday 8th of March -12.00 Noon to 4.00 PM

    Date -

      09 Mar 2020

    Time -

      00:00 AM


    Place -

      India centre ,Cardiff


    Dear All, Holi Hai ! The festival of colours but also a festival to celebrate good harvests and fertility of the land, Holi is also a symbolic commemoration of a legend from Hindu Mythology. Holi will be celebrated at India Centre on Sunday 8th of March 2020. 12.00 Noon to 4.00 PM. It will be TEEKA only but lots of Masti with friends, Food to buy MUSIC dance etc. We will provide Gulal, Gulal from outside will not be allowed. Entry fee Adults and Children over 5 Yrs £ 2.00 Children Under 5 Free. “Mouthwatering street food” Stalls will be there to buy food. It is first come first served and First 200 fully paid will be confirmed immediately. There will be car parking attendant to protect your cars . For tickets and further information please contact; Niru Kumar 02920 753556 or 07392 435 966 or Versha Sood 07956 652 712 or Suresh Arava 07504 563 494 Regards Sujatha Thaladi Dr.Poonam Singhal , PhD Secretary, HCA Chair, HCA The festival of colours As the brief spring warms the landscape, northern India cuts loose for a day of hijinx and general hilarity. The festival of Holi is celebrated on the day after the full moon in early March every year. Originally a festival to celebrate good harvests and fertility of the land, Holi is now a symbolic commemmoration of a legend from Hindu Mythology. The story centres around an arrogant king who resents his son Prahlada worshipping Lord Vishnu. He attempts to kill his son but fails each time. Finally, the king's sister Holika who is said to be immune to burning, sits with the boy in a huge fire. However, the prince Prahlada emerges unscathed, while his aunt burns to death. Holi commemorates this event from mythology, and huge bonfires are burnt on the eve of Holi as its symbolic representation. This exuberant festival is also associated with the immortal love of Krishna and Radha, and hence, Holi is spread over 16 days in Vrindavan as well as Mathura - the two cities with which Lord Krishna shared a deep affiliation. Apart from the usual fun with coloured powder and water, Holi is marked by vibrant processions which are accompanied by folk songs, dances and a general sense of abandoned vitality. Today Holi is an excuse for Indians to shed inhibitions and caste differences for a day of spring fever and Big Fun. Teenagers spend the day flirting and misbehaving in the streets, adults extend the hand of peace, and everyone chases everyone else around, throwing brightly colored powder (gulal) and water over each other. In fact, on the days of Holi, you can get away with almost anything by saying, "Don't mind, it's Holi!" (Bura na mano, Holi hai.) The festival's preamble begins on the night of the full moon. Bonfires are lit on street corners to cleanse the air of evil spirits and bad vibes, and to symbolize the destruction of the wicked Holika, for whom the festival was named. The following morning, the streets fill with people running, shouting, giggling and splashing. Marijuana-based bhang and thandai add to the uninhibited atmosphere. Holi - the festival of colors - is undoubtedly the most fun-filled and boisterous of Hindu festival. It's an occasion that brings in unadulterated joy and mirth, fun and play, music and dance, and, of course, lots of bright colors! A colourful celebration
  • Sri Balaji Mahabhishekham- Saturday 7th March 2020

    Date -

      07 Mar 2020

    Time -

      21:30 PM


    Place -

      India centre ,Cardiff


    Dear All, Next month Sri Balaji Mahabhishekham is performed at the India Centre on Saturday 7th March 2020 Programme as follows Suprabhatam 9.30 am Chanting of Gotras 10.00 am Abhishekam 10.10 am Mangala Aarti 11.30 am Maha Prasad 12.30 PM Please attend with your family and friends and accept the blessings of Narayana . Devotees can sponsor Moola Moorthy Monthly Abhishekam This seva is performed once in every month for the main Deity. The Abhishekam is performed on the gothra names of the yearly sponsors. Sponsors are welcome to donate towards utsava moorthy abhishekam on any Saturday by prior booking with Pandit Ji.( 07999267068) Look forward to seeing you all at India Centre! Regards Sujatha Thaladi Dr.Poonam Singhal , PhD Secretary, HCA Chair, HCA secretaryindiacentre@gmail.com Please do not reply to this email id, as this is a 'yahoogroups' mail. Please use secretaryindiacentre@gmail.com for correspondence with Hindu Cultural Association, Wales and be specific about the matter in the subject line that helps HCA to deal with it appropriately. Thank you for your patience.
  • Change of sponsors-Sunderkand and Bhandara on Tuesday 3rd March 2020 at 6:30 p.m at India Centre Cardiff

    Date -

      03 Mar 2020

    Time -

      18:30 PM


    Place -

      India centre ,Cardiff


    Dear All Kindly note the change of sponsors for Sunderkand on Tuesday,3rd March 2020 Jai Shree Ram This is an India Centre Event Dear all Sunderkand recital and puja is going to be held in the temple @ India centre, Cardiff on Tuesday 3rd March 2020 from 6: 30 pm followed by Bhajan & Aarti by Pandit Ji and Bhandara. The Puja has been kindly sponsored by Mr. Ashok Bansal & Mrs. Swarnlata Bansal If you want to sponsor Sunderkand or any puja/event, please contact me or Pandit ji 07999267068 or Mrs Niru Kumar (Treasurer) Mob no.. 07392435966 Regards Sujatha Thaladi Secretary, HCA
  • BHARATNATYAM WORKSHOP at India Centre

    Date -

      27 Oct 2019

    Time -

      11:30 AM


    Place -

      India centre ,Cardiff


    Dear All, Audemars Piguet Replica Please see below details of Bharatnatyam workshop we are going to start from Next Sunday for one hour 11.30 am to 12.30 pm Opportunity for Moms and daughter to learn together.Please let me or Sonakshi know if you can not make it this coming Sunday but you are interested to join? I am Sonakshi Dongre, disciple of Padmashree Adyar K Lakshman and Shri Kishor Hampiholi. I have been learning Bharatnatyam from the past 21 years and have gained a Masters degree in the same. I have recently moved to Cardiff and would like to conduct an Introductory workshop of Bharatnatyam (Indian Classical dance) on the occasion of Diwali on 27th October 2019, Sunday; timing 11:30 am to 12:30 pm at the Hindu Cultural Association, India Center. This workshop is 'Free For All' and can be attended by anyone who is interested in learning the basics of Bharatnatyam or is inquisitive about the art form. please find the pamphlet attached within this email. Thanks and Regards, Sonakshi Dongre ph +91 9890792041 +44 7425185036 email- sonakshi,gre@gmail.com
  • Womens international day and Holi Celebration at India Centre on Sunday 24th of March 2019 -12.00 Noon to 4.00 PM

    Date -

      24 Mar 2019

    Time -

      12:00 PM


    Place -

      India centre ,Cardiff


    Dear All, Further to my last e mail, we will be celebrating Womens internation day too with Holi. There are still few places left if you want to book asap. Holi Hai ! The festival of colours but also a festival to celebrate good harvests and fertility of the land, Holi is also a symbolic commemmoration of a legend from Hindu Mythology. Holi will be celebrated at India Centre on Sunday 24th of March 2019. 12.00 Noon to 4.00 PM. It will be TEEKA only but lots of Masti with friends, MUSIC dance etc. We will provide Gulal , Gulal from outside will not be allowed. Entry fee Adults £ 7.00 Children from 5 years to 12 years £ 5.00 Children Under 5 Free. Lavish Lunch is included in the ticket price. It is first come first served and First 200 fully paid will be confirmed immediately. There will be car Parking attendant to protect your cars . For tickets and further information please contact; Niru Kumar 02920 753556 or 07392 435 966 or Versha Sood 07956 652 712 or Sujatha Thaladi 07790 900 263 Regards Sujatha Thaladi Dr.Poonam Singhal , PhD Secretary, HCA Chair, HCA secretaryindiacentre@gmail.com Please do not reply to this email id, as this is a 'yahoogroups' mail. Please use secretaryindiacentre@gmail.com for correspondence with Hindu Cultural Association, Wales and be specific about the matter in the subject line that helps HCA to deal with it appropriately. Thank you for your patience. The festival of colours As the brief spring warms the landscape, northern India cuts loose for a day of hijinx and general hilarity. The festival of Holi is celebrated on the day after the full moon in early March every year. Originally a festival to celebrate good harvests and fertility of the land, Holi is now a symbolic commemmoration of a legend from Hindu Mythology. The story centres around an arrogant king who resents his son Prahlada worshipping Lord Vishnu. He attempts to kill his son but fails each time. Finally, the king's sister Holika who is said to be immune to burning, sits with the boy in a huge fire. However, the prince Prahlada emerges unscathed, while his aunt burns to death. Holi commemorates this event from mythology, and huge bonfires are burnt on the eve of Holi as its symbolic representation. This exuberant festival is also associated with the immortal love of Krishna and Radha, and hence, Holi is spread over 16 days in Vrindavan as well as Mathura - the two cities with which Lord Krishna shared a deep affiliation. Apart from the usual fun with coloured powder and water, Holi is marked by vibrant processions which are accompanied by folk songs, dances and a general sense of abandoned vitality. Today Holi is an excuse for Indians to shed inhibitions and caste differences for a day of spring fever and Big Fun. Teenagers spend the day flirting and misbehaving in the streets, adults extend the hand of peace, and everyone chases everyone else around, throwing brightly colored powder (gulal) and water over each other. In fact, on the days of Holi, you can get away with almost anything by saying, "Don't mind, it's Holi!" (Bura na mano, Holi hai.) The festival's preamble begins on the night of the full moon. Bonfires are lit on street corners to cleanse the air of evil spirits and bad vibes, and to symbolize the destruction of the wicked Holika, for whom the festival was named. The following morning, the streets fill with people running, shouting, giggling and splashing. Marijuana-based bhang and thandai add to the uninhibited atmosphere. Holi - the festival of colors - is undoubtedly the most fun-filled and boisterous of Hindu festival. It's an occasion that brings in unadulterated joy and mirth, fun and play, music and dance, and, of course, lots of bright colors! A colourful celebration
  • Saraswati Puja in India Centre Cardiff on Saturday 9th of Feb 2019

    Date -

      09 Feb 2019

    Time -

      23:30 PM


    Place -

      India Centre


    ॐ वागीश्वर्यै विद्महे वाग्वादीन्ये दीमहे तन्नः सरस्वती प्रचोदयात Dear all You are invited to celebrate Shri Saraswati Puja at India Centre, Sanquhar Street, Cardiff,CF24 2AA on Saturday 9th of February 2019 from 11.30 am onwards It will start with Puja-Prarthana, and followed by Prasad. If you would like to sponsor this Puja or any other puja, please contact: Mrs Niru Kumar (Treasurer) 02920 753556 Regards Sujatha Thaladi Dr.Poonam Singhal , PhD Secretary, HCA Chair, HCA secretaryindiacentre@gmail.com Please do not reply to this email id, as this is a 'yahoogroups' mail. Please use secretaryindiacentre@gmail.com for correspondence with Hindu Cultural Association, Wales and be specific about the matter in the subject line that helps HCA to deal with it appropriately. Thank you for your patience. . ------------------------------------------------------------------------- SARASWATI VANDANA English Translation She, who is as fair as the Kunda flower, white as the moon, and a garland of Tushar flowers;and who is covered in white clothes She, whose hands are adorned by the excellent veena, and whose seat is the pure white lotus; She, who is praised by Brahma, Vishnu, and Mahesh; O Mother Goddess, remove my mental inertia! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Saraswati, the goddess of knowledge and arts, represents the free flow of wisdom and consciousness. She is the mother of theVedas, and chants to her, called the 'Saraswati Vandana' often begin and end Vedic lessons. Saraswati is the daughter of Lord Shiva and Goddess Durga. It is believed that goddess Saraswati endows human beings with the powers of speech, wisdom and learning. She has four hands representing four aspects of human personality in learning: mind, intellect, alertness and ego. She has sacred scriptures in one hand and a lotus – the symbol of true knowledge – in the second. With her other two hands she plays the music of love and life on a string instrument called the veena. She is dressed in white – the symbol of purity – and rides on a white swan – symbolizing Sattwa Guna or purity and discrimination. Saraswati is also a prominent figure in Buddhist iconography - the consort of Manjushri. The learned and the erudite attach greater importance to the worship of goddess Saraswati. As a practice, only educated people worship her for knowledge and wisdom. They believe that only Saraswati can grant them 'moksha' - the final liberation of the soul. Saraswati's birthday - Vasant Panchami - is a Hindu festival celebrated every year on the 5th day of the bright fortnight of the lunar month of Magha. Hindus celebrate this festival with great fervor in temples, homes and educational institutes alike
  • Sunderkand Tuesday 5th February 2019 at India Centre at 6 P.M

    Date -

      05 Feb 2019

    Time -

      18:00 PM


    Place -

      India centre ,Cardiff


    Dear all Sunderkand recital and puja is going to be held in the temple @ India Centre ,Cardiff on Tuesday 5th February 2019 from 6pm followed by Bhajan & Aarti by Pandit Ji and Bhandara. The Puja has been kindly sponsored by Madhuji , Padit Shanti Swarup Shashtriji and family The sponsors humbly request you to come , join and bless the family. If you want to sponsor Sunderkand or any puja/event, please contact me via mail or Pandit ji 07999267068 or Mrs Niru Kumar (Treasurer) Mob no. 07392 435966 Regards Sujatha Thaladi Dr.Poonam Singhal , PhD Secretary, HCA Chair, HCA secretaryindiacentre@gmail.com Please do not reply to this email id, as this is a 'yahoogroups' mail. Please use secretaryindiacentre@gmail.com for correspondence with Hindu Cultural Association, Wales and be specific about the matter in the subject line that helps HCA to deal with it appropriately. Thank you for your patience.
  • Lohri and Makar Sankranti on Sunday 13th January 2019 at India Centre

    Date -

      13 Jan 2019

    Time -

      18:00 PM


    Place -

      India Centre


    Dear All, This year there will be a combined celebration of Lohri and Makar Sankranti at India centre on Sunday 13th January 2019. Programme Temple opens at 6 pm Lohri celebrations: 6.45 pm Aarti: 7.30pm followed by Maha Prasad. Dr Sunil and Dr Sonia Goyal have kindly agreed to sponsor Lohri We hope that for the first big function of the year, we shall see you all in big numbers at the India Centre. Mrs Sujatha Thaladi Secretary India Centre Dr Poonam Singhal Ph.D Chair India Centre Lohri marks the culmination of winter, and is celebrated on the 13th day of January in the month of Paush or Magh, a day before Makar Sankranti. For Punjabis, more than just a festival, Lohri is also an example of a way of life. Lohri celebrates fertility and the spark of life. People gather around the bonfires, throw sweets, puffed rice and popcorn into the flames, sing popular songs and exchange greetings. On this day children go from door to door to collect funds for community bonfires which are lit up in the evening. The gatherings and celebrations make Lohri a community festival. An extremely auspicious day, Lohri marks the sun's entry in to the 'Makar Rashi' (northern hemisphere). The period, beginning from 14 January lasting till 14 July, is known as Uttarayan. It is also the last day of the month of Maargazhi, the ninth month of the lunar calendar. The Bhagawad Gita deems it an extremely sacred and auspicious time, when Lord Krishna manifests himself most tangibly. And so, across India, people celebrate the month and the prodigious harvest it brings - Pongal in Tamil Nadu, Bihu inAssam, Bhogi in Andhra Pradesh and the Sankranti in Karnataka, Biharand Uttar Pradesh. The focus of Lohri is on the bonfire. The traditional dinner with makki ki roti and sarson ka saag is quintessential. The prasad comprises of six main things: til, gazak, gur, moongphali, phuliya and popcorn. There is puja, involving parikrama around the fire and distribution of prasad. This symbolises a prayer to Agni, the spark of life, for abundant crops and prosperity. The first Lohri of a newly wed bride and a new born child is considered very auspicious and important.
  • Sri Balaji Maha Abhishekham 10th November

    Date -

      10 Nov 2018

    Time -

      00:30 AM


    Place -

      India Centre


    Dear All, This month's Balaji Maha Abhishekham will be performed at the India Centre on Saturday 10th November 2018. Programme as follows Suprabhatam 9.30 am Chanting of Gotras 10.00 am Abhishekam 10.10 am Mangala Aarti 11.30 am Maha Prasad 12.30 PM Please attend with your family and friends and accept the blessings of Narayana . Devotees can sponsor Moola Moorthy Monthly Abhishekam This seva is performed once in every month for the main Deity. The Abhishekam is performed on the gothra names of the yearly sponsors. Sponsors are welcome to donate towards utsava moorthy abhishekam on any Saturday by prior booking with Pandit Ji. Look forward to seeing you all at India Centre! Regards Sujatha Thaladi Secretary, HCA secretaryindiacentre@gmail.com
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