Events

  • Shiv Abhishek during Shravan

    Date -

      19 07 2016

    Time -

      11:30:07 PM


    Place -

      India centre,Cardiff


    Dear All, Shravan, the most auspicious month in the Hindu calender is coming soon. It will start on Wednesday 20th July until Raksha bandhan on Thursday 18th August 2016.. 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 25th July 2016 until 15th August 2016, same time in the morning and from 6.45 pm to 7.30 pm in the evening Please come and join your fellow devotees and earn a lot of Punya. The Auspicious period starts from July 20th & will continue till August 18 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 Poonam Singhal Ph.D Secretary of India Centre
  • Balaji Maha Abhishekham Saturday 9th July16

    Date -

      08 07 2016

    Time -

      11:30:55 PM


    Place -

      India centre,Cardiff


    Dear All, This month's Balaji Maha Abhishekham will be peformed at the India Centre on Saturday 9th July 2016 Programme as follows Suprabhatam 9.30am Abhishekam 10.00am Mangala Aarti 11.30am Prasad 11.50am 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
  • Sunderkand At India Centre on Tuesday 5th July

    Date -

      05 07 2016

    Time -

      05:00:35 PM


    Place -

      India centre,Cardiff


    Dear All, All Sunderkands are India Centre Event Suderkand recital and Puja is going to be held in the temple @ India centre Cardiff on Tuesday 5th of July 2016 @ 6pm followed by Bhajan & Aarti by Pandit Ji and Bhandara. The Puja has been kindly sponsored by Dr Keshav Singhal and family If you want to sponsor Sunderkand or any puja/event, please contact me or Pandit ji or Mrs Niru Kumar (Treasurer) Mob no. 07392435966 Dr Poonam Singhal Secretary India Centre
  • Kuchipudi Dance performance 4th July India Centre.

    Date -

      04 07 2016

    Time -

      06:00:58 PM


    Place -

      India centre,Cardiff


    India Centre Cardiff proudly presents A glittering and magical evening of Kuchipudi Dances by Jayathe Kuchipudi a 40 member dance troupe from India (supported by Indian Council of Cultural relations and Night Out) on Monday 4th July 7-9 PM ( gates open 6.30) followed by dinner at 9 PM Adults 15 only Children 5 (under 5 free) Tickets available from Bapuji Rao 07957152437 Kumari Podilla 07753431857 Niru Kumar 07392435966 Mythri 07590929027 Poonam Singhal 07814504892 Panditji 07999267068 Dr Poonam Singhal P.hD Secretary HCA(Wales)
  • Balaji Maha Abhishekham Saturday 9th July16

    Date -

      08 06 2016

    Time -

      11:30:55 PM


    Place -

      India centre,Cardiff


    Dear All, This month's Balaji Maha Abhishekham will be peformed at the India Centre on Saturday 9th July 2016 Programme as follows Suprabhatam 9.30am Abhishekam 10.00am Mangala Aarti 11.30am Prasad 11.50am 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
  • Sunderkand Path on Tuesday 3rd of May in the temple @ India centre

    Date -

      03 05 2016

    Time -

      05:00:41 PM


    Place -

      India centre,Cardiff


    Jai Shree Ram Dear all Suderkand recital and puja is going to be held in the temple @ India centre Cardiff on Tuesday 3rd May 2016 @ 6pm followed by Bhajan & Aarti by Pandit Ji and Bhandara. The puja has been kindly sponsored by Dr Salvaji and family If you want to sponsor Sunderkand or any puja/event, please contact me or Pandit ji or any executive. Vivek Goel Secretary, HCA Wales India centre,Cardiff
  • Holi function

    Date -

      20 03 2016

    Time -

      11:00:04 PM


    Place -

      India centre,sanquhar street,Cardiff,CF242AA


    Aartie time for Sunday 20th from 1 pm to 12pm . Temple opens at 11am and then Aartie at 12pm . Temple will be closed for the Holi function
  • Music Lessons

    Date -

      27 02 2016

    Time -

      04:00:33 PM


    Place -

      India centre,Cardiff


    Dear All, We are very lucky to have Amruta Garud, a Qualified & Experienced Music Teacher and Registered Examiner affiliated to Akhil Bhartiya Gandharva Mandal India and PRSSV (Institute of Performing Arts and Heritage, UK) in Cardiff. She has kindly offered to start music lessons in India Centre. We are pleased to start the classes for children(5 years+) and adults from 27/2/16. The classes will be every Saturday afternoon 4.00-5.30 pm. Brief overview of the initial curriculum Introduction to Basics - Swaras (Musical Notes), Saptak (Octave), Talas (Rhythms), Alankars (Ornamentation), Saragam (Composition of Notes), Ragas (Scales) Learn about Musical Instruments If you are interested please contact either myself or Amruta for details. The first session will be free. I would urge you to make use of this fantastic opportunity to learn, enjoy and appreciate music. Regards Vivek
  • Tabla class

    Date -

      27 02 2016

    Time -

      02:00:33 PM


    Place -

      India centre,Cardiff


    Dear All, I am sure virtually everyone has heard Anirbanji play the TABLA . He has kindly offered to share his extensive knowledge with us and I am very pleased to announce that we are going to start TABLA classes from this Saturday 27/2/16 starting @ 2pm. The classes are open to children(age 5+) and adults. The initial taster session is free. Please see the leaflet for detailed information. Regards Vivek
  • Balaji Monthly Mahabhishekam

    Date -

      13 02 2016

    Time -

      09:30:40 PM


    Place -

      India centre,Cardiff


    Dear Friends OM NAMO VENKATESAYA This month's Balaji Maha Abhishekham will be peformed at the India Centre on Saturday 13th February 2016 with programme as follows; Suprabhatam 9.30am Abhishekam 10.00am Mangala Harati 11.30am Prasad 11.50am ________________________________________ 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. ________________________________________ For further information please contact: Panditji 07999 267 068 Mrs Sunaina Purbey 07837 223 686 ________________________________________ The importance of Abhishekam: The services that are offered to Sri Balaji are based on traditional protocols of respectful etiquette that were followed when receiving a royal guest. Certain cordial services (upacharam) and offerings are made, such as asanam (a seat for Sri Balaji), padyam (water for washing his feet), etc. The lead priest offers these upacharams and other preparatory rites to Sri Balaji mula vigraha according to procedures in the Agama. The priest stands on a tall ladder and starts the abhishekam by pouring water very gently over the mula vigraha of Sri Balaji using a silver conch plated with gold. The abhishekam continues by bathing the vigraha with other sanctified ingredients like milk, ghee, honey, saffron, sugar, and juice. While the lead priest bathes Sri Balaji, the other priests and the Parayana Gosthi chant Vedic verses and Prabandhams (compositions by Alwars and Acharyas). At the conclusion, turmeric paste is gently placed on the chest of Sri Balaji as an offering to Sri Vakshasthala Lakshmi who resides there. This is followed by a grand pouring of sacred water from the silver kalasam. Devotees enter the sanctum in an orderly line and have the rare sight (darsanam) of Sri Balaji freshly bathed, without any ornaments and gently smiling. The fortunate devotees get to see and enjoy the divine power and beauty of the Lord and have an opportunity to get a glimpse of his sacred lotus feet, without the coverings (kavacha). .
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