Hindu Temple of Ottawa-Carleton 4835 Bank Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1X 1G6. Tel: 613-822-1531 Please join Hindu Temple at 4835 Bank Street in Ottawa for: A series of seminars on health related issues every second Sunday of the month from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM. High blood pressure is one of the major risks for cardiovascular disease (such as heart attack, stroke and chronic kidney disease). Our next seminar is on this topic. These health seminars, which are open to everybody and are given every second Sunday of the month, provide useful information on prevention as well as the treatment of the diseases. The detail of the next seminar is as given below: Blood pressure issues- high and low Dr. Ankur Gupta Specialist in blood pressure, Nephrologist Division of Nephrology, University of Ottawa Sunday August 13, 2017 2-3 pm Objectives: 1. What is blood pressure (BP)? 2. What causes high and low BP? 3. Prevention and treatment of BP issues Changing of Holy Thread Ceremony Dear Devotees Upakarma (Avani Avittam, changing of the Yagnopavita—the holy thread or Janeu) pooja will be held at the Temple on Monday 7th of August, starting at 7 am. The pooja will include thread changing, Gayathri Japam, Tharpnam to Rishis/Devas/Pithru, followed by a havan. Pooja will start at 7 am sharp and will be concluded by 8:30 am. Please bring new thread (if you have), a large stainless-steel plate, Pancha-Patram, a bowl and a couple of fruits for offering. Parents of children who are going to celebrate their first Avani Avittam, please contact the Temple (613822-1531) for additional ritual to be performed. Hindu Temple of Ottawa-Carleton 4835 Bank Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1X 1G6. Tel: 613-822-1531 Sri Krishna Janmashtami will be celebrated in the Temple on Monday - August 14, 2017 The Temple will be open all day, from 08:30 am until Arati at midnight Special Program for the Evening Hari Gita (Hindi) 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm Bhajans 10:00 pm - 11:40 pm Gita - Chapter 11 11:40 pm - 11:50 pm Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya 11:50 pm – Midnight Janm / Arati / Jhoola MIDNIGHT Please come and participate in this Auspicious Event. Thank you! The Temple is happy to announce that the Bal Mandir Program has once again started. It is held every Sunday from 12:10 to 1:00 pm in the lower meeting room. The program consists of a variety of exciting activities for children, including reflection on upcoming festivals and events in the Hindu calendar, discussions on cultural aspects of Indian culture, stories, crafts, and more. Everyone is welcome. Welcome to our new priest! Board of Directors are happy to announce that a new priest has joined the Temple from March 15, 2017. His name is Himanshu Gaur, and he was born in Almora-Uttarakhand in India. He did his Acharya from Shri Lal Bahadur Rashtriya Vidyapeeth (deemed University) in Delhi. He is fully versed with all Hindu festivals, religious activities, customs and rituals. With his arrival, we have all the three priests at the Temple. We are sure that you will join us in welcoming Pandit Himanshu Gaur at the Temple and wishing him a successful and pleasant stay in Ottawa. Hindu Temple of Ottawa-Carleton 4835 Bank Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1X 1G6. Tel: 613-822-1531 The Temple’s annual Newsletter is ready, and it’s already posted at the Temple’s website. From this year onward, we will not be sending Newsletter through postal services to your addresses. However, there are printed copies available at the Temple and if you need please get a copy from the manager. To make it available to all devotees, we request you to be considerate and take only one copy for one household. Thank you in advance for your understanding. Board of Directors If you would like to host or sponsor any events or need more information, please contact the Manager at 613-822-1531 or visit www.hindutemple.ca.