Events

  • 10th anniversary celebrations

    Date -

      19 06 2015

    Time -

      06:00:00 PM


    Place -

      India Centre, Cardiff


    Dear All, As part of the 10th anniversary celebrations at India Centre I would like to invite you to an evening of Bhajans. We have Hrishi Joshi, Amruta Joshi and Sunita Menon alongwith Panditji performing a selection of devotional songs. The programme is: Welcome: 7pm Programme starts: 7.15pm Aarti: 8.30pm followed by Mahaprasad. Today Mahaprasad is sponsored by Mr. and Mrs. Keshav Singhal and family. Look forward to seeing you.
  • Nepal Earthquake Appeal

    Date -

      15 06 2015

    Time -

      06:30:00 PM


    Place -

      Reardon Smith theatre


    Dear All, Ms. Swati Wangnoo Tiwari, a very well known Kathak dancer is coming to Cardiff. We are having a function to support the Nepal earthquake victims where she will be performing and we would be grateful for your support. I am sending you advance information for your diary. Further details to follow.
  • Satyanarayan Puja

    Date -

      13 06 2015

    Time -

      11:00:00 PM


    Place -

      India Centre, Cardiff


    Dear all Satyanarayan puja is going to be held in the temple @ India centre Cardiff on Sunday 14th of June 2015 @ 11.00am followed by Bhajan & Aarti by Pandit Ji and Bhandara. The puja has been kindly sponsored by Kumar family(Sugandha, Vinod, Anamika and Vikram) If you want to sponsor any puja/event, please contact me or Pandit ji or any executive.
  • Sri Sitarama Kalyana Mahotsavam

    Date -

      28 03 2015

    Time -

      08:30:00 AM


    Place -

      The India Centre Sanquhar Street Splott, Cardiff CF24 2AA


    Dear All,



    We are cordially invite on Sri Sitarama Kalyana Mahotsavam/ celebrations at India Centre, Cardiff on 28th March 2015, Saturday.



    The programme is scheduled as below.

    8:30 am Abhishekam

    9:30 am Kalyanam

    11:30 am Nivedana and Mangala Aarathi

    12:00 noon Preethi bhojan



    Devotees are requested to pay 31 pounds per family (Family of 4) to perform the wedding ceremony as Karta


    Devotees are requested to contribute donations generously between 11 - 51 pounds for Annadanam (Prasadam)


    All are invited to attend the ceremony and get the blessings of Sri Sitarama Swamy.


    Thank you


    Mrs Syal 07788444491

    Mrs. Purbey 07837223686

    Dr. Rao 07957152437

    Suresh Arrava 07803876537


    The India Centre Sanquhar Street Splott, Cardiff CF24 2AA

  • Women's International Day

    Date -

      22 03 2015

    Time -

      11:30:24 AM


    Place -

      India centre, Sanquhar street, Splott, Cardiff, CF24 2AA


    Dear all,


    "India Centre is celebrating International Women's Day on Sunday 22nd March 11.30 am - 1 pm. Please come and join the celebration - boys are most definitely not excluded, they are specially invited to come and support, cheer and show their solidarity.


    The girls have arranged a fantastic line up of talks music and dance. There will be a discussion forum with thought-provoking presentations on issues affecting all of us specially women and children. There will be representations from doctors, social services, police, press and the Government. Cultural program will be presented by our local talents and food stalls will be provided by Kumar's Restaurant, Cardiff.


    This promises to be quite a memorable event, so don't miss it"


    Thank you
    Hindu cultural association
    Cardiff.

  • Crime against women and Empowering women

    Date -

      22 03 2015

    Time -

      11:30:07 AM


    Place -

      India centre, Sanquhar street, Splott, Cardiff, CF24 2AA


    Dear friends,


    On behalf of India centre we are arranging a forum for debate and discussion.


    "Our message to Prime minister of India - Mr. Narendra. Modi "


    We will also be discussing the unfortunate rape case in India which hit the headlines and sparked an awareness campaign of a unheard magnitude in India and around the world. We will be debating on the ban imposed by the Indian government on the BBC documentary India's daughter.


    The forum will consist of GP'S, child psychiatrists, forensic psychiatrists, psychologists, law enforcement officers, lawyers, students and general people who have lived in Delhi. We will also be discussing issues like domestic violence, how to keep our children safe, equality at work and gender equality in schools etc. We have also invited some Assembly members who have kindly agreed to attend.


    Please do come and be part of this important event. We would love to hear your views too during the panel discussion.


    At the end of it a message to the Prime minister of India and the British PM will be constituted on behalf of the forum and India centre.


    Date and time: 22/3/2015 11:30 -13:30

    The event is actually a celebration of International Women's day .


    The forum will be at 12:00. There is also some cultural events and food stalls. Please stay and enjoy the entire event.


    Thank you
    Hindu cultural association
    Cardiff.

  • Holi Celebrations

    Date -

      07 03 2015

    Time -

      06:30:00 PM


    Place -

      India Centre, Cardiff


    Dear all


    The festival of colours


    Holi will be celebrated at India Centre on Saturday 7 March with the programme as under:


    6.30pm to 7.30pm Holi Milan
    7.30pm to 8.30pm Holi Dhamaal
    8.30pm Aarti
    8.45pm Dinner


    Tickets are subsidised to only 7 Pounds per person. 15 Pounds for family of 4. Children under 5 free.


    Please confirm attendance for catering purposes.


    For tickets and further information please contact;


    Kamla Syal 07788 444491
    Sunaina Purbey 07837 223687
    Ravi Tewari 07863656308
    Ravi Nannapenini 07795102624
    Yogesh Nathdwarawala 07961482498
    Vivek Goel 07739 584053



    As the brief spring warms the landscape, northern India cuts loose for a day of hijinx and general hilarity.


    The festival of Holi is celebrated on the day after the full moon in early March every year.


    Originally a festival to celebrate good harvests and fertility of the land, Holi is now a symbolic commemmoration of a legend from Hindu Mythology. The story centres around an arrogant king who resents his son Prahlada worshipping Lord Vishnu. He attempts to kill his son but fails each time. Finally, the king's sister Holika who is said to be immune to burning, sits with the boy in a huge fire. However, the prince Prahlada emerges unscathed, while his aunt burns to death. Holi commemorates this event from mythology, and huge bonfires are burnt on the eve of Holi as its symbolic representation.


    This exuberant festival is also associated with the immortal love of Krishna and Radha, and hence, Holi is spread over 16 days in Vrindavan as well as Mathura - the two cities with which Lord Krishna shared a deep affiliation. Apart from the usual fun with coloured powder and water, Holi is marked by vibrant processions which are accompanied by folk songs, dances and a general sense of abandoned vitality.


    Today Holi is an excuse for Indians to shed inhibitions and caste differences for a day of spring fever and Big Fun. Teenagers spend the day flirting and misbehaving in the streets, adults extend the hand of peace, and everyone chases everyone else around, throwing brightly colored powder (gulal) and water over each other.


    In fact, on the days of Holi, you can get away with almost anything by saying, "Don't mind, it's Holi!" (Bura na mano, Holi hai.)


    The festival's preamble begins on the night of the full moon. Bonfires are lit on street corners to cleanse the air of evil spirits and bad vibes, and to symbolize the destruction of the wicked Holika, for whom the festival was named. The following morning, the streets fill with people running, shouting, giggling and splashing. Marijuana-based bhang and thandai add to the uninhibited atmosphere.


    Holi - the festival of colors - is undoubtedly the most fun-filled and boisterous of Hindu festival. It's an occasion that brings in unadulterated joy and mirth, fun and play, music and dance, and, of course, lots of bright colors!



    Thank you
    Hindu cultural association
    Cardiff.

  • Maha Shivaratri

    Date -

      17 02 2015

    Time -

      09:00:00 AM


    Place -

      India Centre, Cardiff


    Maha Shivaratri will be celebrated at India Centre,Cardiff


    On Tuesday 17th February 2015


    Morning Programmes as follows

    09.00 am TEMPLE OPENS

    09.00 am to 2pm SHIV PUJA

    10.00 am, 11am, 12noon Naivaidya to Lord Shiva (11 Pounds /family)


    Evening

    6.00pm TEMPLE OPENS

    6.30pm to 8pm SHIV PUJA

    8.00pm Naivaidya to Lord Shva

    followed by ABHISHEK

    8.30pm AARTI followed by MAHA PRASAD

    The evening puja is sponsored by Dr. Ravi Tewariji and family.



    Significance of Shivaratri


    Festival of Mahashivaratri is the most important festival for the millions of devotees of Lord Shiva. The festival has been accorded lot of significance in Hindu mythology. It says that a devotee who performs sincere worship of Lord Shiva on the auspicious day of Shivratri is absolved of sins and attains moksha.


    Significance of Shivaratri in Hinduism

    Festival of Mahashivaratri has tremendous significance in Hinduism. According to sacred scriptures, ritual worship of Lord Shiva on Shivratri festival that falls on the 14th day of the dark fortnight in the month of Phalgun pleases Lord Shiva the most. This fact is said to have been declared by Lord Shiva himself, when his consort Parvati asked him as to which ritual performed by his devotees pleases him the most.


    Even till date, devotees of Lord Shiva perform the ritual worship of Shivratri with care and devotion. They observe day and night fast and give sacred bath to Shiva Linga with honey, milk, water etc. Hindus consider it extremely auspicious to worship Lord Shiva on a Shivaratri as it is believed that worship of Lord Shiva with devotion and sincerity absolves a devotee of past sins. The devotee reaches the abode of Lord Shanker and lives there happily. He is also liberated from the cycle of birth and death and attains moksha or salvation.


    Significance of Shivaratri for Women

    Mahashivratri Festival is also considered to be an extremely significant festival by women. Married and unmarried women observe fast and perform Shiva Puja with sincerity to appease Goddess Parvati who is also regarded as ‘Gaura’ - one who bestows marital bliss and long and prosperous married life. Unmarried women also pray for a husband like Lord Shiva who is regarded as the ideal husband



    Thank you

    HCA WALES

  • Republic Day Celebrations

    Date -

      26 01 2015

    Time -

      06:00:00 PM


    Place -

      India Centre, Cardiff


    Dear All


    We are celebrating Republic Day of India at the India Centre, Sanquhar Street, Cardiff on Monday 26 January 2015


    The program is as follows:



    6.00pm: Doors Open
    6.30pm: Welcome by Chairman
    6.35pm: Flag hoisting and national anthem followed by speech by the chief guest.
    6.50pm: Cultural programme
    7.30pm: Aarti
    7.45pm: Dinner



    Shri Raj Aggarwal OBE, Hon Consul General of India for Wales is the Chief Guest.



    Please attend with friends and family.


    Indian Republic day parade 1950: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXJh5JoAbew


    Samvidhaan: The making of the Constitution of India: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atSSN6ZLzXQ


    Dinner: 5 pounds/person and 10 pounds/family


    Please remember the traffic diversion: http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/major-cardiff-city-centre-road-8421475



    In India, Republic Day honours the date on which the Constitution of India came into force on 26 January 1950 replacing the Government of India Act (1935) as the governing document of India.


    The Constitution was passed in the Constituent Assembly of India on 26 November 1949 and was adopted on 26 January 1950 with a democratic government system, completing the country's transition toward becoming an independent republic.


    26 January was the date selected for this purpose because it was this day in 1930 when the Declaration of Indian Independence (Purna Swaraj) was proclaimed by the Indian National Congress.


    It is one of three national holidays in India, other two being Independence Day and Gandhi Jayanti.



    Vivek Goel

    Secretary, HCA Wales

    Secretary@HCAwales.co.uk

  • Shri Saraswati Puja and Vandana

    Date -

      24 01 2015

    Time -

      06:30:00 PM


    Place -

      India Centre, Cardiff


    Dear all



    You are invited to celebrate Shri Saraswati Puja and Vandana at India Centre, Sanquhar Street, Cardiff,CF24 2AA on Saturday, 24th January 2015 from 6:30 pm onwards



    It wil start with Puja-Prarthana, Bhajan-Kirtan and followed by Mahaprasad.


    If you would like to sponsor this Puja or any other puja, please contact:


    Pandit Ji - 07999 267 068

    Mrs Sunaina Purbey 07837 223 686



    Please remember the traffic diversion: http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/major-cardiff-city-centre-road-8421475




    SARASWATI VANDANA

    She, who is as fair as the Kunda flower, white as the moon, and a garland of Tushar flowers;and who is covered in white clothes

    She, whose hands are adorned by the excellent veena, and whose seat is the pure white lotus;


    She, who is praised by Brahma, Vishnu, and Mahesh;


    O Mother Goddess, remove my mental inertia!



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    Saraswati, the goddess of knowledge and arts, represents the free flow of wisdom and consciousness. She is the mother of theVedas, and chants to her, called the 'Saraswati Vandana' often begin and end Vedic lessons.


    Saraswati is the daughter of Lord Shiva and Goddess Durga. It is believed that goddess Saraswati endows human beings with the powers of speech, wisdom and learning. She has four hands representing four aspects of human personality in learning: mind, intellect, alertness and ego. She has sacred scriptures in one hand and a lotus – the symbol of true knowledge – in the second.


    With her other two hands she plays the music of love and life on a string instrument called the veena. She is dressed in white – the symbol of purity – and rides on a white swan – symbolizing Sattwa Guna or purity and discrimination. Saraswati is also a prominent figure in Buddhist iconography - the consort of Manjushri.


    The learned and the erudite attach greater importance to the worship of goddess Saraswati. As a practice, only educated people worship her for knowledge and wisdom. They believe that only Saraswati can grant them 'moksha' - the final liberation of the soul. Saraswati's birthday - Vasant Panchami - is a Hindu festival celebrated every year on the 5th day of the bright fortnight of the lunar month of Magha. Hindus celebrate this festival with great fervor in temples, homes and educational institutes alike



    Thank you

    HCA WALES

    CARDIFF

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