Events

  • Sunderkand Recital on Tuesday, 4th of September @India Centre -6 p.m onwards

    Date -

      04 Sep 2018

    Time -

      05 PM


    Place -

      India Centre


    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 4th of September 2018 from 6pm followed by Bhajan & Aarti by Pandit Ji and Bhandara. The Puja has been kindly sponsored by Ranjeet Das and Khushboo Das 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. 07392435966
  • Krishna Janamashtami Celebrations on Sunday 2nd of September 2018 at India Centre Cardiff

    Date -

      01 Sep 2018

    Time -

      11 PM


    Place -

      India Centre


    Please get children ready in either Radha or Krisha dress if possible 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 Sunday 2nd of September 2018 11.00 am to 1.00 pm 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 Janmashtami is sponsored by Dr Chandrahas, Neelam Roy and Family Dr Ashok, Swarnlata Bansal and Family Manju, Veenu and whole Kanda Family 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 Any one from Executive Committee Regards Sujatha Thaladi Dr.Poonam Singhal , PhD Secretary, HCA Chair, HCA 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 Shravan vad 8 celebrates the birth of Lord Shri Krishna, one of the most venerated incarnations in the Hindu Dharma. Five thousand years ago, he incarnated, at the end of the third cosmic phase, 'Dwapar Yuga' and the beginning of the present, 'Kali Yuga'. Purpose of Incarnation In the Gita (4/78) the Lord has ordained: "Yadaa yadaa hi dharmasya glanir bhavati Bharat; Dharma sansthaapanaarthaaya sambhaavami yuge yuge." i.e. I incarnate whenever Dharma declines and evil predominates, to establish Dharma and vanquish evil. In the Bhavishyottara Puran Shri Krishna himself extols the celebration of Janmashtami to Yudhishtir, the eldest of the five Pandavas. He incarnated in Mathura (Uttar Pradesh) to vanquish the evil King Kansa and other evil elements who were harassing pious people. His second reason was to fulfil the pledge he had given to Vasudev and Devki. When they married Kansa heard a divine proclamation that the couple's eighth son would be his nemesis. To obviate this, Kansa imprisoned the couple and killed the first seven sons born to Devki. When Shri Krishna was born Vasudev placed him in a cradle and took the baby child through the river Yamuna... Thus the Lord survived and eventually vanquished Kansa and other evil elements. Festival Sentiments The first importance of Janmashtami is to observe dharma. Since we humans are all imprisoned in samsara, the Lord incarnates in this prison with us, establishes dharma and redeems us from maya. We can only win over maya if we seek the Lord's aid, as did Arjuna during the battle of Mahabharat. As sage Ved Vyas ordains: "Yato Krishnastato dharmaha, Yato dharmastato Jayaha." i.e. Where there is krishna, there is dharma, where there is dharma, there is victory. Since Duryodhana, leader of the Kauravs did not observe dharma, he did not have Krishna. No Krishna, no victory. Surrenderance - 'Sharnaagati' During the battle Shri Krishna uttered 700 shloks in the form of the 'Bhagvad Gita' to convince the reluctant Arjun to fight. The Lord finally uttered the essence of his sermons in the following verse (18/66): "Sarva dharmaan parityajya maamekam sharanam vraja, aham twaa sarvapaapebhyo mokshayishyaami maa shuchaha." i.e. O Arjun! Forsake all your personal beliefs and surrender to me. Do not lament for I shall deliver you from all sins. Therefore a true spirit of Janmashtami is for devotees to implicitly surrender at the Lord's lotus-feet, while staunchly observing dharma. Ideal Devotee In the Gita (18/54), the Lord stipulates: "Brahma bhootaha prasannaatmaa na shochati na kaankshati, Samaha sarveshu bhuteshu madbhaktim labhate param." i.e. One who becomes 'Brahmarup' and offers devotion to Parabrahma (God), he forever remains blissful and attains the highest glory of God. 'Brahmarup' simply means to become the ideal devotee like Arjun who represents 'Nar' to then worship Krishna - Narayan. Hence the murtis of Nar-Narayan. Similarly, Shri Krishna played the 'Maha Raas' traditional (stick folk dance) with the Gopis of Vrundavan because of their unalloyed love for him. Radha was the foremost among them. Therefore devotees should develop 'Gopi-bhav', to become Radha-rup (like Radha) to worship Shri Krishna. Hence devotees everywhere also consecrate murtis of 'Radha-Krishna' in mandirs, worshipping the Lord with his consort or choicest devotee. In addition to such surrenderance, how should the devotee strive to attain 'Gopi-bhav' to please the Lord? Satsang In the Srimad Bhagwat (11/12/1,2), Shri Krishna himself propounds 'Satsang', which is another important principle in celebrating Janmashtami "I am not as pleased by endeavors such as: Yoga, Sankhya, scriptural study, austerities, renunciation, altruistic social deeds, donation, fasting, yagna, study of Vedic scriptures, observance of the laws of Dharma and Yama (part of yoga), as I am by Satsang." 'Satsang' means associating with a God realised Sadhu. This was exemplified by King Parikshit when he was cursed to die in seven days, by surrendering to Shukdevji, who was a God-realised sadhu. Finally, after Shri Krishna's departure from earth, how did the Lord continue his manifestation? This question was posed by Shaunak and other rishis to Suta Purani (in the Bhagwat). He replied, "Dharma resided in the Lord's true sadhu who is the true beholder of Dharma." In the Bhagwat, Shri Krishna supports this when he revealed to Uddhavji: "O Uddhav! You are not any the lesser than me." Thus the Lord revealed Bhagwat Dharma to Uddhavji and since then propagated it through him. The true spirit then, in celebrating Janmashtami is for devotees to do Satsang through the Satpurush who is the beholder of Bhagwat Dharma - in order to realize God within. Festival & Rituals People fast on this day, usually a waterless fast. They spend the day immersed in Shri Krishna's glory by reading, reciting and singing his divine leela especially in the evening in mandirs. At midnight, the Lord's birth hour, arti is performed. He is also installed in the form of 'Lalji' (child form) in a swing and devotionally offered many sumptuous food dishes. 'Makhan' (butter) is especially included since Shri Krishna loved this in childhood. The traditional prasad is 'Panchajiri' - made of five ingredients: powdered ginger, 'suva', coriander, sugar and ghee. Other ingredients include poppy seeds (khaskhas) and dessicated coconut shavings. After arti, devotees jubilantly sing and hail kirtans extolling the Lord's incarnation: "Nand gher anand bhayo, Jai Kanaiyalal ki .. Hathi, ghoda, palkhi, jai Kanaiyalal ki "
  • Vaughan Gething AM Lecture on Friday 31st August at India Centre

    Date -

      31 Aug 2018

    Time -

      05 PM


    Place -

      India Centre, Sanquhar Street, Splott CF24 2AA


    Dear All In our ongoing series of Lectures on issues affecting the community and Wales at large, particularly with the looming spectre of Brexit, India Centre will host Vaughan Gething AM Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Services on Friday 31st August. " Challenges for our future-Brexit & reforming health and social care in Wales" Followed by a Question& Answer session and dinner Venue: India Centre, Sanquhar Street, Splott CF24 2AA Date: Friday, 31st August Time: 6.30 for 7.00 PM Health and social services is an issue affecting all of us and I am sure you would find it interesting and would have many questions to ask our Guest Speaker. The evening will finish with a community dinner with an opportunity for networking. Confirmation of your attendance would be highly appreciated for catering purposes. Regards Sujatha Thaladi Dr.Poonam Singhal , PhD Secretary, HCA Chair, HCA secretaryindiacentre@gmail.com
  • Raksha Bandhan celebrations with Armed Forces on Thursday 23rd of August from 10.30 am to 1.30 pm at India Centre Cardiff

    Date -

      22 Aug 2018

    Time -

      11 PM


    Place -

      India Centre


    Dear All, This year we are celebrating Raksha Bandhan with Armed Forces Hindu Network for the first time, on Thursday 23rd of August from 10.30 am to 1.30 pm at India Centre Cardiff. British Hindus have a long history and proud tradition of contribution to UK Defence, going back as far as the First World War and even further, and continuing to this day, with 1,000 Hindus currently serving as regular British Armed Forces personnel, as well as 1,500 Gurkhas and more as reservists and MOD Civil Servants. This is an opportunity to celebrate those links, reaffirming British Hindu commitment to supporting our Armed Forces, and developing meaningful relations between the Armed Forces and the British Hindu community. Program 10.30 am Networking 11.00 am Welcome of Armed Forces Personnel and officers by India Centre children 11.10 am Welcome ceremony led by Mandir Priest and Hindu Chaplain to the Armed Forces 11.20 am Address by Chair Dr Poonam Singhal 11.25 am Cultural Program by children 11.45 am Address by Chair of Armed Forces Hindu Network 11.50 am Address By Armed Forces Officer 12.00 Noon Explanation of importance of Raksh Bandhan by Dr M D Mishra, Vice Chair 12.05 pm Rakhi Ceremony 12.45 PM Thanks By Treasurer Mrs Niru Kumar 12.50 pm Lunch Regards Sujatha Thaladi Dr.Poonam Singhal , PhD Secretary, India Centre Chair, India Centre secretaryindiacentre@gmail.com
  • Independence day Celebrations at India Centre on 15th August from 6.00 pm

    Date -

      15 Aug 2018

    Time -

      05 PM


    Place -

      India Centre


    Dear All, It gives me great pleasure to invite you for an evening of scintillating performances by children from the Indian community of Wales! I invite you to come and celebrate our 71st Anniversary of Indian independence! It is a great time to come together and celebrate this wonderful occasion! Come and join us on Wednesday 15th August from 6.00 pm at India Centre Following last year's celebrations at the Cardiff Castle, we would celebrate the wonderful and enduring Indo UK relationship in the India Centre which is the oldest and largest Indian community association in Wales Gate Opens at 6.00 PM 6.00 PM to 6.40 PM Networking 6.42 PM Welcome 6.45 PM to 6.50 PM Flag Hoisting 6.50 PM to 7.50 PM Cultural Program 7.50 PM Arti Followed by Dinner Tickets Adults and Children Over 12 years age 5.00 Children under12 years old 3.00 Children under 12 years age and Participants Free Regards Sujatha Thaladi Dr.Poonam Singhal , PhD Secretary, India Centre Chair, India Centre secretaryindiacentre@gmail.com
  • 9th Balaji Prathistaapana Day( Celebrations of Sri Prasanna Venkateswara Swamy on 11th of August at India Centre Cardiff

    Date -

      10 Aug 2018

    Time -

      11 PM


    Place -

      India Centre


    Dear All, On Saturday 11th August HCA(India centre) would be celebrating Balaji Prathistaapana Day("birthday").I We are very glad to Invite you all on the Auspicious Day of Sri Prasanna Venkateswara Swamy (Cardiff Balaji) 9th Balaji Prathistaapana Day Celebrations on Saturday 11th of August, in the temple at India Centre, Cardiff. It is performed according to auspicious Thidhi and Nakshatram. Please attend and receive Lord's blessings. MORNING Programme as follows Suprabhatam 9.30 am Chanting of Gotras 10.00 am Abhishekam 10.10 am Astadala Padma Seva (108 silver flowers Aarchana) 11.30 am Mangala Aarti 12.00 noon Maha Prasad 12.30 PM Visit with family and friends and get blessings of Sri Prasanna Venkateswara Swamy. If any one wants to sponsor or need any other information please contact for further details, Bapuji Rao 07957152437 Kanya kumari Podila 07753431857 Suresh Arava 07504563494 Sujatha Thaladi 07790 900263 or you can reply on this email. Thank you, Regards Sujatha Thaladi Secretary India Centre secretaryindiacentre@gmail.com Dr Poonam Singhal Ph.D Chair India centre
  • Sunderkand Recital on Tuesday,7th of August @India Centre -6 p.m onwards

    Date -

      07 Aug 2018

    Time -

      05 PM


    Place -

      India Centre


    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 7th of August 2018 from 6pm followed by Bhajan & Aarti by Pandit Ji and Bhandara. The Puja has been kindly sponsored by Dr Jyoti and Sanjeev Agarwal and 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. 07392435966 Regards Mrs.Sujatha Thaladi Secretary,India Centre Dr Poonam Singhal ,PhD Chair, India Centre
  • Shravan Month Shiv Abhishek from 27th July 2018 to 26th August 2018 at india Centre

    Date -

      01 Aug 2018

    Time -

      08 AM


    Place -

      India Centre


    Dear All, Shravan, the most auspicious month in the Hindu calendar has started from Friday 27th July 2018 until Raksha bandhan on Sunday 26th of August 2018. Bhagwan Shiva abhishekham will be performed at the temple every day from 9.30 am to 10.15 am during Shravan month and also every Monday from 30th July 2018 until 26th August 2018, same time in the morning and from 6.45 pm to 7.30 pm in the evening Please come and join with your fellow devotees and earn a lot of Punya. If any devotee wants to inquire any more information, feel free by replying this e mail or Pandit ji number 07999267068. Regards Sujatha Thaladi Dr.Poonam Singhal , PhD Secretary, India Centre Chair, India Centre Please see below for more details The month of Shravan is the fifth month of the Hindu calender beginning from Chaitra, and is the most auspicious month of the Chaturmas. On Purnima or fullmoon day, or during the course of the month the star 'Shravan' rules the sky, hence the month is called Shravan. This month is spread out with innumerably religious festivals and ceremonies and almost all the days of this month are auspicious. Shravan is considered the holiest month of the year. Each monday of this month, known as Shravana Somvar, is a special day in Shiva temples where the dharanatra hangs over the linga or the idol to bathe it with holy water, day and night. Devotees pile the linga high with Bel leaves and flowers and fast till sunset. The nandadeep (24 hour lamp) burns steadily in the temples. Lord Shiva and Shravan Mas The legend says that when the churning of oceans - Samudra Manthan - took place in the month of Shravan, fourteen different types of rubies came out. Thirteen of these were distributed amongst the demons, except Halahal (poison). Lord Shiva drank the Halahal and stored it in his throat. Hence the name Neelkantha (meaning blue throat) is attributed to Shiva. To reduce the strong effect of poison, Lord Shiva wore the crescent moon on his head. All the Gods, thereafter started offering the Ganges water to Lord Shiva to make lessen the effect of poison. Since, this happened in the month of Shravana, since then the Shiva devotees offer the Ganges water in this month. It is considered highly auspicious to wear a rudraksha in Shravan month. As, Mondays or Somvars of Shravan month are specially observed with austerity. All Mondays are devoted to the worship of Shiva as this day is sacred to Lord Shiva. No other Mondays of other months are so greatly honoured. The belief is that in Shravan month, offering milk to Lord Shiva earns a lot of punya. Things to do during Shravan month Wear Rudraksh, and also use a Rudraksh mala for Japa. Offer Lord Shiva Bhibhuti and place some on your forehead. Make offerings of Bel leaves, Panchamrut (milk, yoghurt, clarified butter, honey and jaggery) on Shiva Ling. Recite Shiv Chalisa and Aarti. Chant Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra. Fasting on Mondays. Girls who fast on all Mondays of Shravan get a good husband
  • Have you got a hidden talent? Join us at 6 p.m on Saturday 6 p.m at India Centre

    Date -

      28 Jul 2018

    Time -

      05 PM


    Place -

      India Centre


    Dear Members, Do you have a hidden talent you would like to showcase regularly by being part of a regular club? Can you: Play An Instrument? Act? Sing? Make People Laugh? Dance? Any talent you'd like to share? India Centre has a great opportunity for you!!! Music and Cultural Club A newly formed music and cultural club of India Centre is to inaugurate its first entertainment evening at India Centre on Saturday, 28th July 2018 at 6:00 pm. Please accept our invitation to come and enjoy, perform and contribute towards its success. Also, bring your friends and guests for this very special effort on our part. We hope this will open the doors for goodwill and friendship even more. Ambitious participants and coordinators 1. M.D. Mirsha- 029 2045 3299. 2. Dr. Sarita Pawar. 3. Dr. Yogesh Nathdwarwala. 4. Pt. S.S Shastri- 07999267068 Please note to RSVP for catering purposes. This assembly to take place on last Saturday of every 2 months of the calendar. Regards Sujatha Thaladi Dr.Poonam Singhal, PhD Secretary, India Centre Chair, India Centre
  • Sri Balaji Maha Abhishekham - Saturday 14th July

    Date -

      13 Jul 2018

    Time -

      11 PM


    Place -

      India Centre


    Dear All, This month's Balaji Maha Abhishekham will be performed at the India Centre on Saturday 14th July 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 Dr. Poonam Singhal PhD Secretary, India Centre,Cardiff Chair India Centre, Cardiff
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