Past Events

  • 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.
  • Goddess Laxmi Silver Coins-Raffle Prizes

    Date -

      12 Oct 2018

    Time -

      23:30 PM


    Place -

      India Centre


    Dear All We are pleased to share with you that the India Centre will have 'Raffle Tickets' Draw every evening starting 12th Oct until 19th Oct. The raffle ticket is just £2 and you could be the one who is going to go home with 20g of silver coin of 'Goddess of Laxmi; The raffle prizes are being sponsored by 'Cardiff Safe Deposit' and 'Bullion For Less'. . One coin will be drawn each day after Arti. Please see the flyer attached. Executive Committee HCA
  • Sunderkand Recital on Tuesday, 2nd of October @India Centre -6 p.m onwards

    Date -

      02 Oct 2018

    Time -

      18:00 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 2nd of Octtober 2018 from 6pm followed by Bhajan & Aarti by Pandit Ji and Bhandara. The Puja has been kindly sponsored by Garv, Pankaj and Mrs Ranjeeta sharma and parents Mrs Devi and Rajinder sharma 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 Sujatha Thaladi Dr.Poonam Singhal , PhD Secretary, Hindu Cultural Association Chair, Hindu Cultural Association secretaryindiacentre@gmail.com
  • 25th International Virat Kavi Sammelan on Wednesday 19th September 2018 at India Centre Cardiff

    Date -

      19 Sep 2018

    Time -

      19:00 PM


    Place -

      India Centre


    India Centre presents Cardiff International Kavi Sammellan under the aegis of High Commission of India London and ICCR You are cordially invited with your family and friends to enjoy an evening of poetry, and sher-o-shairi in the company of… 1. Dr. Kunwar Bechain (Ghaziabad) Geet, Ghazal, and all rounder 2. Dr. Madan Mohan ‘Samar’( Bhopal) Veerras 3. Dr. Manveer Madhur (Delhi) Veerras &Satire 4. Dr Anil Choube (Varanasi) Hasya Kavi 5. Dr. Kavita Kiran (Falna Rajasthan) Geet, Ghazal and all rounder 6. Dr. Kirti Kale (Delhi) Geet Ghazal and all rounder. Gates open at 7.00 pm followed by Dinner at 7.15pm Kavi Sammelan starts at 8.00 pm Tickets (including dinner) Advance booking before 12th September Adults - £10, children under 16- £5, under 5 - free Tickets on door: Adults - £15, children under 16 - £10 For tickets and information contact: Mrs Niru Kumar 07392435966 Sharada Sharma 02920843287 Poonam Singhal 07814504892 Pandit Shanti Swaroop 07999267068
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