THE HINDU MANDIR
Hindu-Mandir was established in 1990 to serve the Indo-Canadian community of
Montreal. A religious, non-profit, charity, the primary aim of this society
is to build a temple and a community centre to meet the spiritual, ritual, ceremonial
and social needs of Hindus. Hindu-Mandir had the vision to build a grand temple,
where people, believing in Hinduism could come together and pray according to
our individual beliefs and traditions. Besides being a place of worship and
spiritual guidance, this Mandir was intended to act as focal point for our community
and a place of congregation.
The population of Indo-Canadian community in Montreal has been steadily growing
over the past twenty years. Of these, some 5000 people live in West Island of
Montreal. In 1995, Hindu-Mandir purchased 107,000 sq. ft. of land in D.D.O.
to build the temple / community centre project and obtained the services of
a well-known Architect to prepare the master plan for the site and to do the
design work for the project.
The temple was built according to the architectural plans conceived under the
guidance of Mr. Ramesh Khosla, the well known architect of for community, from
Arcop group, and the volunteer effort of the project team, most notably, Mr.
Krishan Puni, Mr. Ved Vohra, Mr. Sudhanshu Verma, Mr. Yoganathana and Mr. Sam
Osuri, for their outstanding volunteer effort and personal sacrifice in conceiving
this project design. I would also like to high-lite the contribution of Dr.
Virendra Jha, chairman project committee and Mr. Uma Khanna, project coordination,
and Mr. Rashter Sharma who along with all the engineering team, sacrificed their
evenings and weekends, to help us realize this dream.
The temple was constructed in 1997-98. Under Phase I, which is now complete,
we have built 23, 600 sq. ft., which includes, the main prayer hall, for about
800 people, a community kitchen, priest quarters, administration offices, a
hall of deities, parking lot for 100 vehicles, access road & ramps, and
to extensive landscaping. The cost of the project completed so far is $ 3,400,000.00.
This was financed through $ 1,200,000.00 loan from the bank. The balance funds,
were donated by the devotees of the Hindu-Mandir (material & services).
Since its completion the Mandir has become the centre of attraction for the
local community and out-of-town visitors. With its modern architect and beautiful
finish it has REALLY become a monument To Be Proud Of.
Phase II will include a Daycare facility, Vedic Yajanshalla and residences
for priests. Construction is expected to start in 2003, and is estimated to
cost $ 0.5 million dollars.
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Please contact Hindu Mandir: Tel: 514-684-8030 for any details
March 10,2013 (Sunday)
MAHA SHIVRATRI ----
Puja, Rudra Abhisheka and Kirtan from 6:00 PM
Vishal Bhandara sponsored by Mr. Mohanbhai Patelís family
Prathama Yaama Puja and Rudra Abhisheka ....... 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Dwiteeya Yaama Puja and Rudra Abhisheka ......... 9:00 PM to 12:00 AM
Triteeya Yaama Puja and Rudra Abhisheka ........ 12:00 AM to 3:00 AM
Chaturtha Yaama Puja, Rudra Abhisheka and Aaarti ...... 3:00 AM to 6:30 AM
March 27,2013 (Wednesday)
March 31,2013 (Sunday)
HOLI!!!!! (Play with Gulaal/Color)
FRIDAY April 11 --- Navaratri begins
SATURDAY April 13 --- Vashakhi
THURSDAY April 18 --- Ashtami
FRIDAY April 19 --- Rama Nauvami
THURSDAY April 25 --- Hanuman Jayanti
WEDNESDAY August 21 --- Raksha Bandhan
WEDNESDAY August 28 --- Krishna Janmashthami
MONDAY September 09 --- Ganesh Chaturti
FRIDAY September 20 --- Pitr-Paksha
FRIDAY October 04 --- Amavas (Sharad Ends)
SATURDAY October 05 --- Navaratri Start
SATURDAY October 12 --- Ashtami
SATURDAY October 12 --- Nauvami
SUNDAY October 13 --- Saraswati Puja
SUNDAY October 13 --- Dusshera
FRIDAY October 18 --- Sharad Purnima
TUESDAY October 22 --- Karwa Chauth
SATURDAY October 26 --- Ahoi Ashtami
FRIDAY November 01 --- Dhan Teras
SUNDAY November 03 --- Deepavali
Tuesday November 05 --- Bhai Dooj