Past Events

  • Karva Chauth Program on Sunday 8/10/17 at India Centre .

    Date -

      08 10 2017

    Time -

      05:30:00 PM


    Place -

      India Centre


    Dear All, As usual like past years, we are again doing Karva Chauth Program in India Centre on Sunday 8/10/17 . Please come by 5.30 pm as Puja will start at 6.00 pm and I am sure you would not like to miss it. Regards Dr Poonam Singhal Ph.D Secretary India Centre 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.
  • Balaji Maha Abhishekham Saturday 9th of September 2017

    Date -

      09 09 2017

    Time -

      09:30:00 AM


    Place -

      India Centre


    Dear All, This month's Balaji Maha Abhishekham will be performed at the India Centre on Saturday 9th of September Programme as follows Suprabhatam 9.30 am Chanting of Gotras 10.00 am Abhishekam 10.10 am Mangala Aarti 11.30 am Prasad 11.50 am 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. Dr Poonam Singhal PhD Secretary India Centre,Cardiff Dr Bapuji Rao Velagapudi Chair India Centre, Cardiff
  • Virat Kavi Sammelan on Thursday 31st of August @ India Centre, Cardiff

    Date -

      31 08 2017

    Time -

      07:00:33 PM


    Place -

      India Centre,Cardiff


    India Centre presents Cardiff International Kavi Sammellan You are cordially invited with your family and friends to enjoy an evening of poetry, and sher-o-shairi in the company of… 1. Tushar Sharma (Meerut) 2. Jagbir Rathee (Rohtak) 3. Pawan Jain (Bhopal ) 4. Dinesh Diggaj (Ujjain) 5. Charahjeet Singh Charan( Faridabad) 6. Zareena Khatoon ( Klokata) Thursday 31st Of August at The India Centre, Sanquhar St, Cardiff,CF24 2AA Door opens 7:00 pm, followed by dinner at 7.15 pm Programme starts 8:00 pm Tickets (Including dinner) Advance before 15th August: Adult £10, Children under 16 £ 5, Under 5 free Tickets on door, Adults £ 15, Children under 16 £10 Please Contact Below for tickets and for more information : Pandit Shanti Swaroop Shastri 07999267068 Mrs Niru Kumar 07392435966 Mrs Sharda Sharma 07773946674 Mrs Versha Sood 07956652712 Dr Poonam Singhal 07814504892
  • Ganesh Chaturthi on Friday 25th August 2017 at India Centre Cardiff

    Date -

      25 08 2017

    Time -

      06:30:00 PM


    Place -

      India Centre,Cardiff


    Dear all, All are invited to celebrate Shri Ganesh Chaturthi Puja Starting from Friday 25th of August till Sunday 27th of August WE PRAY TO LORD GANESH,THE REMOVER OF ALL OBSTACLES The programme is as follows: Friday 25th of August 6.30 pm Puja, 8.00 pm Arti followed by Maha Prasad Saturday 26th of August 7.15 pm - 8.00pm Bhajan, Kirtan, Puja and Arti Sunday 27th of August 12.00 Noon Arti, Bhog and afterwards we will leave temple for Visarjan to Barry Island. Please help yourself for transport. Ganesh Chaturthi is sponsored by Nitin Sood, Sunita Sood and family Devotees are free to bring food / Prasad on any of the above days. For Further Enquiries please contact Pandit ji 07999267068 Niru Kumar 0121 753 556 What is Ganesh Chaturthi: This spectacular festival honours the birth of the beloved Hindu elephant-headed god,Lord Ganesha
  • Mind Power seminar Free for all 6th August Sunday from 10.30 AM

    Date -

      06 08 2017

    Time -

      10:30:00 AM


    Place -

      INDIA CENRE SANQUAHAR STREET CARDIFF CF24 2AA


    Please Contact Dr Poonam Singhal Secretary of India centre if you are willing to attend for catering purposes on 07814504892 Mind Power Seminar By Dr. JEETENDRA ADHIA md (Life Coach) We all have many dreams but all of them are not converted into reality because we are unaware about our own power, power of their subconscious mind. Dr. Adhia will highlight on this area and provide inputs to materialise our dreams using our own mind power. Dr. Jeetendra Adhia is a medical Doctor having M.D. in Preventive Medicine degree from Mumbai University in 1982.now he is based in Ahmedabad, India.he has changed his field from body to mind like Dr.Deepak Chopra here.He has written and published more than 40 books on different subjects related to Life. The seminar is 90 Minutes Power Point Presentation with a lot of interaction and practical experiences. he topics covered will be: What is Mind? Where is Mind? How many Mindds? What is Alpha state? How to use the Power of Subconscious Mind? INDIA CENRE SANQUAHAR STREET CARDIFF CF24 2AA Program 10.30 am to 12.00 Noon Lecture 12.00 Noon to 12.30 pm Question Answer 12.30 pm Arti Followed by Maha Prasad.
  • Polite reminder Wednesday 26th July 2017, 8th Birthday Celebrations of Sri Prasanna Venkateswara Swamy

    Date -

      26 07 2017

    Time -

      09:30:00 PM


    Place -

      India Centre,Cardiff


    Dear All, We are very glad to Invite you all on the Auspicious Day of Sri Prasanna Venkateswara Swamy (Cardiff Balaji) 8th Birthday Celebrations on Wednesday 26th of July, in the temple at India Centre, Cardiff. MORNING Morning 9.30 PM to 12 PM Balaji Maha Abhishekam EVENING 6.30 PM - Astadala Padma Seva (108 silver flowers Aarchana) 7.30pm - Aarti 8:00pm - Maha Prasadam (sponsored by Dr Sarita Pawar) All devotees are welcomed to participate on this occasion and get the blessings of Sri Prasanna Venkateswara Swamy. Note: We celebrate Kalyana Mahotsawam in September. Date and program list would be sent soon. If any one wants to sponsor or need any other information please contact for further details, Bapuji Rao 07957152437 or Kanya kumari Podila 07753431857 or Dr Annapurna Darbhamulla 07748847801 or you can reply on this email. Thank you, Regards Dr Poonam Singhal Ph.D Secretary India Centre Dr Bapuji Rao Velagapudi Chair India centre
  • Baroness Prashar Lecture 30th June at the Senedd 6 for 6.30

    Date -

      30 06 2017

    Time -

      06:00:08 PM


    Place -

      Nation assembly of Wales CF10 4PZ


    The India Centre takes great pleasure in inviting you to the 4th India Centre Lecture by Baroness Usha Prashar CBE, Dy. Chair British Council UK-India Year of Culture - Foundation for a new dynamic UK/India partnership On Friday 30th June 6 for 6.30 PM At The Senedd ( National Assembly for Wales) CF10 4PZ The event is kindly hosted by the Leader of the House Jane Hutt AM. Light refreshments will be available RSVP by 25th June please Admission by invitation only following your RSVP Notes: The India Centre lecture series was set up in 2011 to explore a common and shared heritage between UK and India. This is the 4th lecture in the series and the previous three lectures were as under Lord Bhikhu Parekh Democracy in India and the influence of UK on it Lord Kumar Bhattacharrya Business ties between UK and India Mr Abhishek Singhvi MP (India) Judicial systems in UK and India The current lecture is by Baroness Usha Prashar CBE of Runnymeade, a cross bench Peer and Dy. Chair of the British Council. She is also the Chair of the Indo UK Year of culture 2017 Board in addition to her multiple parliamentary and civic appointments. She will be discussing culture as the common and shared basis for an exciting future for UK India ties. "Admission by invitation only. Please email to poosinghal@gamail.com to reserve your place."
  • Samuhik Satyanarayan Katha on Sunday 25th June 2017 at India Centre, Cardiff

    Date -

      25 06 2017

    Time -

      11:00:00 AM


    Place -

      India Centre,Cardiff


    Dear All HCA (Wales) cordially invites all devotees to Samuhik Satya narayan Katha on Sunday 25th June 2017 at India Centre. Puja stars from 11.00 am on-wards.Please take this opportunity to join the Puja as Yajman , and seek blessing from Lord Vishnu. India Centre will provide all Puja Samagri and essentials.Join us as Yajman ( £51 per family ), it will be greatly appreciated if Yajman can forward their names with their gotra and other details before 18/6/17. it will help to organise the Puja. Benefits • Performing Satyanarayan puja can bring in success. People who do this puja can achieve their goals and fulfil their aspirations. • It can also improve physical and mental health of individuals drastically. • It can help devotees enjoy a fulfilling material life and increases overall familial prosperity too. • It can remove all sins from the past life. Bringing Friends and Families Together The purpose of Satynarayan Puja is also to bring friends and family together and encourage unity and harmony. It is a common belief amongst Hindus that we should focus on universal happiness and unity. Thus, a celebration like this can make the world one fine place to gather together and offer prayers and rituals. Look forward to see you all at this collective spiritual feast. for more details and to reserve your place please contact Pandit Ji 07999267068 Mrs Niru Kumar 07392435966 Mrs Deepa Salvaji 07967332711 Dr Poonam Singhal 07814504892 Thank you Executive Committee
  • website Kathak Dance Class

    Date -

      09 06 2017

    Time -

      06:00:12 PM


    Place -

      India Centre,Cardiff


    Kathak Dance Class open day on Friday 9th June from 6.00 pm to 8 .00 pm at India Centre. It is for all age Group.
  • Kathak Dance Class Open day

    Date -

      09 06 2017

    Time -

      06:00:00 PM


    Place -

      India Centre,Cardiff


    Dear All, Please find the attached flyer of the Kathak Dance Class open day. It will be held in India Centre on Friday 9th June from 6 pm to 8 pm. Open to all ages from 5 years old to Adult. Could you please let me know if you are coming so that we can organise accordingly. All details in flyer. It is good idea to explore if it is right thing for you. Regards Poonam
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