Events

  • Krishnashtami on Wednesday 12th of August 2020 by Skype

    Date -

      12 Aug 2020

    Time -

      18:30 PM


    Place -

      the India Centre By Skype


    Dear All, Krishna Janmashtami will be celebrated with great fervour at the India Centre By Skype नन्द घर आनन्द भयो जय कन्हैया लाल की हाथी घोड़ा पालकी जय कन्हैया लाल की On Friday 12th of August 2020 6.30 pm Krishna Avtar Puja and Bhavya Gokul Mahal Darshan 7.30 pm Aarti You can be the main sponsor by paying 150 and you will be given the opportunity to sit on stage with pandit ji with social distancing and mask. You can attend in person if you like by sponsoring 31 and you will be given the opportunity to do Jhoola pooja. Only sponsors will be able to attend in person due to restrictions from the pandemic Others will be able to join by Skype. For further information please contact Niru ji on 02920 753 556 or email indiacentre.secretary@gmail.com Skype Link will be sent a day before. Please attend with your family and friends by skype and join your fellow devotees in the celebration of the birth of our Lord Krishna Janmashtami
  • Ram Janam Bhoomi inauguration दीपोत्सव Wednesday 5th August 7.30 PM

    Date -

      05 Aug 2020

    Time -

      17:30 PM


    Place -

      zoom link in description


    Dear all, Prime Minister Modi has, this morning done the groundbreaking ceremony for the RAM Janam bhumi temple in Ayodhya. To mark this auspicious occasion, Panditji will be doing a special pooja by lighting 108 दीप (Diya) The pooja will start at 7.30 PM on Wednesday 5th August and you can join through the zoom link below. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88079891883 Please ensure that your mic is on mute to prevent any disturbance to the pooja. Any donations on this auspicious occasion can be made to HCA Wales account. Sort code: 309894 Account no: 02781318 Executive Committee
  • Balaji Prathistapana Day and Maha Abhishekam on Saturday 25TH OF JULY 2020

    Date -

      25 Jul 2020

    Time -

      09:30 AM


    Place -

      India centre ,Cardiff


    Dear Devotees, OM NAMO VENKATESAYA On Saturday the 25th July HCA(India centre) would be celebrating Balaji Prathistaapana Day ( deification day). It is done according to auspicious Tithi & Nakshatram, please attend with your family and friends and receive the Lord's blessings. We are combining this celebration along with the monthly Mahabhishekam. There will be a Virtual display of Maha Abhishekam on Skype, Link below. https://join.skype.com/mPzAfVWxs9mJ The program will be: Suprabhatam 9.30 am Chanting of Gotras 10.00 am Abhishekam 10.10 am Asshtadala Padma Aradhana 11.30 am Mangala Aarti 11.45 am Please note that there will be NO Maha Abhishekam in August, instead, it is done on 25th July. You have the opportunity to sponsor Flowers & Fruits. Please contact Kumari ji on 07753431857 & discuss your contribution to this very special & auspicious occasion and transfer money at the following bank. Account name HCA Wales Bank - Lloyds Sort Code - 30 98 94 Account number - 02781318 Make sure you follow all these 13 points below. However, the temple cannot be open for large communal gatherings according to the current rules. For those who want to come to pray in the temple the following procedure applies. 1. If you are feeling unwell, have a fever or cough and cold, please do not come to the India centre. 2. We recommend that you have an appropriate face-covering like a scarf or a cloth mask over your face. 3. Please do not touch anything. 4. Please do not use the toilets. 5. Please do not wash your hands in the washbasin. 6. There will be chairs in the hall at a 2-metre distance and when you come to the hall please take your seat in a vacant chair. 7. Only one person or members of the same household living together would be allowed in the temple at any time. 8.. You should not be in the temple for more than five minutes and once you have finished your worship, you should go out straight away. 9. For those waiting in the hall, please let the person in the temple go out of the temple and the hall before you enter the temple. 10. In the temple, you can put your donations in the donation box, but you will not be allowed to touch any of the gods. 11. No prasad will be served. 12. No conversation with the Panditji or his deputy is allowed. 13. Please maintain social distance and strict hand hygiene at all times to keep yourself and others safe. We thank you for your understanding and support during these difficult times. Executive Committee India Centre
  • Sunderkand on Skype on Tuesday 7th July at 6.00 PM

    Date -

      07 Jul 2020

    Time -

      18:00 PM


    Place -

      on Skype


    Jai Shree Ram This is an India Centre Event Dear all Sunderkand recital and puja is going to be held on Skype Tuesday 7th July 2020 from 6: 00 pm followed by Aarti by Pandit Ji The Puja has been kindly sponsored by Vaishnavi Sai Kripa Brahma, Sandipa Acharya, Debidatta Brahma and Family. Skype link will be sent a day before. If you want to sponsor Sunderkand or any puja/event, please contact Pandit ji 07999267068 or Mrs Niru Kumar (Treasurer) Mob no.. 07392435966 Kind Regards Executive Committee
  • 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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