Events

  • Friday 23rd August Krishnashtami- please do visit India Centre

    Date -

      23 Aug 2019

    Time -

      00:30 AM


    Place -

      India centre ,Cardiff


    Dear Members Janmashtami celebrations in India Centre is going to be more fun with children dressed up like either Lord Krishna or Radha. This is the time, when Hindu Cultural Association celebrates Krishna Janmashtami with a dress-up day. Krishna Janmashtami will be celebrated with great fervour at the India Centre नन्द घर आनन्द भयो जय कन्हैया लाल की हाथी घोड़ा पालकी जय कन्हैया लाल की On Friday 23rd of August 2019 9.30 am to 12.00 Noon Temple opens for morning Darshan 6.00 pm Temple reopens in the evening 6.00 pm to 6.30 pm Bhajan, Kirtan & Devotional songs 6.30 pm Krishna Avtar Puja and Bhavya Gokul Mahal Darshan 8.00 pm Aarti Followed by Mahaprasad & Bhandara Current Sponsors: Ashok and Swarnlata Bansal and family Rajiv Mishra and Family Manju KUMAR and family Jaspreet Singh Nitu Sharma Sponsorship for this Puja/Bhandara is £ 301. Sponsors Yajman will do the puja with Pandit ji... Anyone can sponsor and be a Yajman. You can also contribute towards the expense of the fruits or flowers or as donors of PUSHPA-DAN (flower), FAL-DAN (fruits), ANNA-DAN (Rice,flour,ghee,oil etc). Donation of any denomination will be appreciated. For further information please contact Panditji 07999 267 068 or reply to secretaryindiacentre@gmail.com Please attend with your family and friends and join your fellow devotees in the celebration of the birth of our Lord Krishna Janmashtami
  • 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
  • Karva Chauth at India Centre on Saturday ,27th October

    Date -

      27 Oct 2018

    Time -

      17:30 PM


    Place -

      India Centre


    Dear All, As usual like past years, we are doing Karva Chauth Program in India Centre on Saturday 27th October 2018. Please come by 5.30 pm as Puja will start at 6.00 pm and I am sure you would not like to miss Origin and Significance The fast of Karwa Chauth is of particular importance to all Hindu married women in India. They believe that the festival ensures prosperity, longevity and well-being of their husbands. The origin of this festival was based on a very sweet and noble idea. Though this idea has lost its true sense as today the whole outlook of this festival has changed.In the ancient time, girls used to get married at a very early stage, and had to go and live with their in-laws in other villages. After marriage, if she faces any problem with her in-laws or her husband, she would have no one to talk to or seek support from. There used to be no telephones, buses and trains long ago. Her own parents and relatives would be quite far and unreachable. Thus the custom started that, at the time of marriage, when bride would reach her in-laws, she would befriend another woman there who would be her friend or sister for life.. It would be like god-friends or god-sisters. Their friendship would be sanctified through a small Hindu ceremony right during the marriage. Once the bride and this woman had become god-friends or god-sisters, they would remain so all their lives and recognize the relation as such. They would also treat each other like real sisters. Later in life, if she faces any difficulty related to her husband or in-laws, she would be able to confidently talk or seek help from each other. Thus, Karwa Chauth was started to as a festival to celebrate this relationship between the once-brides and their god-friends (god-sisters). Fasting and praying for husband came later and is secondary. It was probably added, along with other mythical tales, to enhance the festival. The husband would always be associated with this festival, because the day of starting this holy friendship between two god-sisters was essentially the day of bride's marriage to him. Thus, praying and fasting for him by his wife during a celebration of her relationship with the god-friend would be quite logical. Hence, the festival of Karwa Chauth was to renew and celebrate the relationship between god-friends (god-sisters). It had a tremendous social and cultural significance when world was not having the way to communicate and move around easily.
  • Visa Surgery by VFS Office on Saturday 27th October @ India Centre-1p.m. - 4 p.m

    Date -

      27 Oct 2018

    Time -

      13:00 PM


    Place -

      India Centre


    Dear All India Centre has organised ' Visa Surgery' on Saturday 27th October at the India Centre between 1.00 p.m. & 4 PM The following services are available. 1.Information and help with Indian Visas 2. Information and help with PIO/OCI 2. Information and help with European and other worldwide visas. The representatives would be able to give first-hand advice and also accept straightforward applications. This will be tremendously helpful for all those who are travelling to India, Europe and other countries. The applicants would be dealt with on a first come first served basis and no new applicants can be entertained after 3.30PM We look forward to seeing you on 27th October 2018 Saturday Regards Sujatha Thaladi Secretary, HCA secretaryindiacentre@gmail.com
  • Vijayadashmi (Dussehra) Programme for 19th October Friday 2018

    Date -

      19 Oct 2018

    Time -

      18:00 PM


    Place -

      India Centre


    Dear all As promised, Vijayadashmi programme details are described as under. Gate opens at 6 p.m. 6:25 p.m. : Welcome 6.30pm-6.50pm:- Ramayan 6.50pm-7.00pm:- Navdurga, 7.00pm-7.15pm:- Kids Fancy Dress -character from Ramayan or Mahabharat 7.15pm-7.20pm:- Dance Performance 7.20pm-7.25pm:- Punjabi Dance 7.25pm-7.30pm:- Dance“girls Squad” Bollywood medley 7:30 – 7:35 Brownies Presentation 7:35 – 7:45 Presentation of certificates to participants 7:45 : Aarti followed by Dinner Entry tickets for adults is £5 (Children under 12, participants and organisers go free). See you all. Executive Committee
  • Sri Balaji Maha Abhishekham Saturday 13th October @ India Centre

    Date -

      13 Oct 2018

    Time -

      00:30 AM


    Place -

      India Centre


    Dear All, This month's Balaji Maha Abhishekham will be performed at the India Centre on 13th October 2018 Programme as follows Suprabhatam 9.30 am Chanting of Gotras 9.50 am Abhishekam 10.00 am Mangala Aarti 11.00 am Maha Prasad 12.00 Noon 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.
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