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Vaishno Devi Temple

Site: Oakville

Record #: OAK2893
Last Full Update: 10 Jan 2022

Contact Information

Office Phone 905-825-4202
E-Mail info@vaishnodevi.ca
Website www.vaishnodevi.ca
Primary Contact Nathan Iyer, President
Contact Form www.vaishnodevi.ca/contacts/

Agency Information

Description (Agency) A Hindu Temple serving the surrounding community
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 1991
Funding Donations
Elections Executive Committee elected for two years

Description and Service Details

Description (Service)

A Hindu Temple built in a style similar to the temples of India

  • main deity of the Temple is Goddess Vaishnodevi, also called Maa or mother
  • services held mainly in Hindi and Punjabi, sometimes in Sanskrit and English
  • special ceremonies on Hindu religious festivals
  • provides religious, spiritual and social services to Hindu community
  • everyone is welcome
  • free Hindu vegetarian food is served every Tue and Sun evening
  • Priest services for individual religious or social ceremonies
  • yoga classes 

Groups:

  • Seniors from Oakville, Burlington and Mississauga meet in the Temple
  • youth groups
  • Temple operated classes for Hindi language learning, classical Indian music and classical Indian dances
  • age appropriate programs for children and youth 

Rental Facilities:

  • religious functions only
  • capacity of 300 people
  • can serve only Hindu vegetarian food (no fish, meat or eggs)
  • full kitchen facilities
  • 54" TV, DVD/VCR and closed circuit cameras available
  • no dancing or alcohol
  • parking available
  • must make a donation to rent
Hours Office Mon-Fri 8 am-12 noon and 4 pm-8 pm, Sat 8 am-8 pm, Sun 8 am-8 pm 
Prayer Mon-Sat 7 am and 7 pm, Sun 7 am and 3 pm-6 pm 
 
Temple services: 
* daily Pooja Service: Mon-Sat 7 am * 7 pm 
* Shiv Pooj: Mon 6 pm-8 pm 
* Hanuman Pooa: Tue 6 pm-9 pm 
* Sai Baba Satsang: Thu 6 pm-7:30 pm 
* Sunday service: 3 pm-5:30 pm 
* Children's and Youth programs: Sun 4 pm 
* Satsung, Bhajan and religious discourse: Sun 3:30 pm * followed by Preti Bhoj (free vegetarian meal after offering to deity) 
* monthly seniors meeting 
 
* free Yoga classes: Sun 6 pm-7:30 pm
Areas Served Halton Region ; Peel Region
Eligibility No restrictions * youth groups are open to all children
Application Regular devotees to temple can apply for membership * must be a member for at least three consecutive years preceding election year to be eligible to apply
Languages English ; Hindi ; Punjabi ; Sanskrit for prayers
Fees Membership - annual registered member fee ; Donation - requested for use of temple facilities

Site Information

Located In Community Oakville
Address & Map
3259 Regional Road 25 N
Oakville, ON L6M 4J3
 
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Intersection Regional Rd 25 and Dundas St W
Physical Access Fully Accessible

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