Events

  • Balaji Maha Abhishekham Saturday 12th of November 2016

    Date -

      12 11 2016

    Time -

      12:30:34 AM


    Place -

      India centre,Cardiff


    Dear All, This month's Balaji Maha Abhishekham will be peformed at the India Centre on Saturday 12th of November 2016 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 Abishekam 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 _
  • Diwali at National Museum of Wales on Saturday 5th November 2016

    Date -

      05 11 2016

    Time -

      12:00:11 AM


    Place -

      NATIONAL MUSEUM OF WALES CATHAYS PARK, CARDIFF


    DIWALI FESTIVAL AT NATIONAL MUSEUM OF WALES CATHAYS PARK, CARDIFF SATURDAY 5th of November 2016 FROM 11AM—4PM FREE ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAMME
  • Sunderkand On Tuesday 1st of November 2016 from 6.00 pm onwards

    Date -

      01 11 2016

    Time -

      06:00:00 PM


    Place -

      India centre,Cardiff


    Jai Shree Ram This is India Centre Event Dear all Suderkand recital and puja is going to be held in the temple @ India centre Cardiff on Tuesday 1st of November 2016 @ 6pm followed by Bhajan & Aarti by Pandit Ji and Bhandara. The puja has been kindly sponsored by Anuj & Deepika Garg and family If you want to sponsor Sunderkand or any puja/event, please contact me or Pandit ji 07999267068 or Mrs Niru Kumar (Treasurer) Mob no. 07392435966 Regards Dr Poonam Singhal Ph.D Secretary India Centre Dr Bapuji Rao Velagapudi Chair India centre
  • SHREE SHREE KALI PUJA

    Date -

      30 10 2016

    Time -

      04:00:58 PM


    Place -

      India centre,Cardiff


    Dear all, SHREE SHREE KALI PUJA Sunday 30th Of October 2016 PUJA, ANJALI, AARTI 6.00pm— 7.00pm PRASAD & PREETI BHOJ 7.00 pm—-8.00 pm
  • My Big Fat Cowpat Wedding on Friday 28th October 2016 at 6.45 PM at India Centre Cardiff

    Date -

      28 10 2016

    Time -

      06:45:32 PM


    Place -

      India centre,Cardiff


    India Centre Cardiff invites you to My Big Fat Cowpat Wedding By Sayan kent 6.45 PM, Friday 28th october,India Centre Cardiff It is probably one of the most fun wedding you will ever attend- the comedy is just so brilliant. knowing that these stories are based on real events makes everything all the more hilarious. Even the unbelievable parts find a way to be extremely funny this fantastic comedy dream is brought to you by the India Centre in association with the arts Council of wales night out scheme Tickets are £10 per head including meal Further details and tickets contact Dr Bapuji Rao 07957152437 Mrs Sharda Sharma 02920843287 Dr Nidhika Berry 07808986177 Dr Ravi Tiwari 02920892705 Mrs Deepa Salvaji 07967332711 Dr Poonam Singhal 07814504892
  • Karva Chauth at India Centre on Wednesday 19th of October 2016

    Date -

      19 10 2016

    Time -

      06:00:03 PM


    Place -

      India centre,Cardiff


    Dear All, Panditji will recite the Karva Chauth Katha at the India Centre on Wednesday 19th October 2016 at 6 pm. All are welcome. Karva Chauth has become more of a community festival Karva Chauth is one such occasion when most married Hindu women in North India seek the blessings of God for their husband's long life. Karva Chauth is observed on the fourth day of the dark fortnight of Ashwin, which is also called Kartik according to some calendars. Though it is a day marked with neither food nor water, this festival is quite popular among the newlyweds. A few days before the festival, markets are full of items needed for the festival. The preparations for this festival start a week in advance. Appointments are made with beauty parlours, hands are decorated with intricate mehendi designs and jewelery and cloth merchants do a brisk business. The Start Of The Day On this day the women get up before sunrise. They worship Shiva, Parvati, Ganesh, Kartikeya and the moon. The blessings of the Gods are invoked for longevity and prosperity of their husbands and children. Mothers-in-law give their daughters-in-law sumptuous food called 'Sargi' to eat before sunrise, as the fast starts before sunrise and ends only after worshiping the moon at night. It is a tough fast, as the women do not take any food or water. Dressing Up In the evening, the women to cherish the joy of adorning bridal finery. Many times, the newly wed wear their wedding dress on this auspicious occasion, usually the ghagra-choli or Banarsi saris, embellished with the old-new shimmer of gold, diamonds and rubies. After dressing up, she receives gifts from the mother-in-law. Evening Puja Before evening, the married woman receives the baya or a basket full of goodies from her mother, which is meant for the mother-in-law. The basket contains sweets, mathadi, fruits and a sari. Before the sun sets, most of the women in a locality gather in one house and prepare a corner for the puja. This puja chowk is beautifully decorated and a small platform is prepared against a wall. On this, the image of Gauri Mata or Goddess Parvati is placed. In the olden days, this image was made of cow-dung. The Process Of Puja The women sit around this image with their bayas. Each woman also places a karva or a pitcher full of water and seven pieces of pua in front of her. It is adorned with kharia, aipun and a little roli. A red thread is tied around the karva. At the beginning of the puja, women apply the roli teeka to Goddess Gauri and also to themselves. With the thumb and the third finger of the right hand, water is sprinkled on the image of the goddess. The same procedure is repeated with aipun and roli . Lastly, rice is showered on the image. Narration of Vrata Katha An elderly woman of the family narrates the legend of Karva Chauth. Even a widow can narrate this story. The women then pray for the long life and welfare of their husbands. While chanting the prayers, they pass their bayas from one to another. The wait for the moon rise begins after sunset, and as soon as the moon is sighted, prayers are offered to the moon. The fasting women first observe the moon through a sieve and then break their fast. The first sip of water and the first morsel of food is offered by the husband. A sumptuous dinner follows. -- Mr. Keshav Singhal MBE, MS(orth) FRCS M.Ch(orth) Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon Chair BAPIO(Wales) Trustee National Museums of Wales Director Hafod Corporate Services Ltd. Board Member Care and Repair, Bridgend Governor, India Centre, Cardiff President GOPIO Wales
  • SHARAD PURNIMA PUJA

    Date -

      15 10 2016

    Time -

      04:00:57 PM


    Place -

      India centre,Cardiff


    Dear All, Saturday 15th October 2016 PUJA, ANJALI, AARTI 7.00 pm—8.30 pm
  • Balaji Maha Abhishekham Saturday 15th October 2016

    Date -

      15 10 2016

    Time -

      12:30:57 AM


    Place -

      India centre,Cardiff


    Dear All, This month's Balaji Maha Abhishekham will be peformed at the India Centre on Saturday 15th October 2016 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 Abishekam 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
  • Dussehra

    Date -

      11 10 2016

    Time -

      12:00:58 AM


    Place -

      India centre,Cardiff


    Dear All, Puja, Anjali , Arti (10.00 AM --11.30AM) Sindurkhela (12.00 PM--12.30PM) Visarjan and Prasad (1.00 PM-Onwards) Dusshera Milan (6.00 PM -- 6.30PM) Cultural program (6.30 PM -- 8.00PM) Arti and Maha Prasad (8.00 PM-Onwards)
  • Kalyana Mahotsawam Sunday 25th September 2016 at India Centre, Cardiff

    Date -

      25 09 2016

    Time -

      12:30:58 AM


    Place -

      India centre,Cardiff


    OM NAMO NARAYANAYA Dear All, We cordially invite you all to attend and participate on Auspicious occasion of: Sri Prasanna Venkateswara Swamy Kalyana Mahotsawam in Cardiff,in the Temple in India Centre, Sanquhar Street,Cardiff on Sunday, September 25th, 2016 Program is Scheduled as follows: 8.30 am Temple opens with Suprabhata seva 9:00 am Moola Moorthy Abhishekam 9.30 Alankaram 10:00 am Kalyanam 12.30 pm Pallaki seva 1.00 pm Maha Mangala Aarati followed by Prasadam (Lunch) For more details please see attached flyer. Entry is free for all devotees for the day. Everyone (married or unmarried) has an opportunity to participate in Swamy Kalyanam by paying £51 (which includes Abhishekam on their gotra names, kalyana karta, lakshmi devi puja and pallaki seva) Devotees are welcomed to be Annual Sponsors by paying £301. (which includes Maha Abhishekam on their Gotra Names on every Monthly Abhishekam, Maha prasadam on monthly abhishkams, daily prasadam, alankaram throughout the year.) Annual Sponsors can participate in the Kalyana Mahotsawam within the £301 payment. Devotees are welcome to donate generously for Balaji Activities in cash or kind. if you want to sponsor flowers, fruits or prasadam please contact the persons listed in the flyer.We are also commissioning a new pallaki for Balaji ,which too could be sponsored by devotees" Please spread the word to all your friends and family to make the occasion a grand success. "Sri Prasanna Venkateswara Swamy Kataksha Siddhirastu." For further information, please contact: Pandit Ji 07999 267 068 SURESH ARAVA 07803876537 Bapuji Rao 07957 152 437
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