Our Forthcoming Function – Saavan Celebrations – Sat, Aug 1st, 2015 – 6:30pm

Our forthcoming function in the temple is Saavan Celebrations on Saturday, Aug 1st, 2015 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm followed by preeti bhojan. Please join us in the Bhajans (Chanting), Aarti and dinner. The Preeti Bhojan (dinner) will be served by the students of the University of Victoria, Indian Students Association (ISA). UVic ISA students invites one and all to the Victoria Hindu Temple for Saavan Celebrations!!!

On this special occasion, Baal Mandir will be organizing a wonderful activity for kids and ladies starting at 7pm. Kids will learn how to make paper boats and we will have Mehendi for the ladies and lots more fun activities!!! So please do come in time and bring your family!

Cultural & Arts Festival of India 2015 – Temple’s Open House – Saturday Aug 22 and Sunday Aug 23

Cultural & Arts Festival of India 2015
Saturday Aug 22 and Sunday Aug 23

Please note the revised schedule / changed dates for temple’s open house. Its been changed to Saturday Aug 22 and Sunday Aug 23. All other details are still the same and more to follow soon, stay tuned:

Every year, during summer, the Victoria Hindu Temple opens it doors to the greater Victoria community to participate and be part of the Cultural & Arts Festival of India. This year we will be celebrating this festival on the BC Day long weekend Saturday Aug 22 and Sunday Aug 23.

This year our theme is Fairs, Festivals and Food! Along with dazzling classical and folk dances, melodious music and crafts we will showcase a variety of interactive activities such as a photo booth, sari and turban tying, mehendi, bollywood dance lessons, etc. Also, we will be creating a delicious Indian street food experience showcasing various food items popularly sold outside restaurants!

We are looking for enthusiastic performers for the Cultural programs and stage shows. If you would like to participate or you would like to choreograph a dance or be part of a musical group please contact Sri Ganti at 250.721.2672 (sri_ganti@hotmail.com) or Jayakanth Iyer at 250.382.0329 (lathikajay@gmail.com).

To make it an extremely successful and enjoyable event we need tons of volunteers. As you know loads of preparation and efforts are needed to organize such big events. Some of the many exciting areas for volunteering include Photo booth, Sari/turban tying, Mehendi (Henna), Astrology, Artifacts, Palm reading, Vedic architecture, Cooking demos, Spices table, Food serving, Cleaning, Handicrafts, Raffles and dance lessons. If you can help out in any way, please contact Nainesh Agarwal at 250-384-4212 or nainesha@yahoo.com.

We are also looking for Artifacts, clothing (gently used, washed and properly folded ) and handicrafts for the Handicrafts table. Many of our members donated clothing, jewelry, art collections and many other items last year, resulting in outstanding sales and net revenue to the temple. For donation of these items specifically please contact Usha Agarwal at 250-384-1521.

We look forward to your help and support in making this our best cultural show and fund raising event ever. We hope to see maximum participation from you all at the Cultural & Arts Festival of India 2015!


Forthcoming Function – General Pooja – Saturday, July 11, 2015 – 6:30pm

Our forthcoming function in the temple is General Pooja on Saturday, July 11, 2015 starting at 6:30pm. Please join us in the Bhajans (Chanting) and Aarti followed by dinner. The Preeti Bhojan (dinner) will be served by Gordie and Ravinder Dodd and family.

Note: We are grateful to everyone who has helped us host functions at the temple this year, and we hope to continue this momentum. With that, if anyone is hoping to host a function in 2015, the Rath Yatra function on Saturday, July 18th is an option. Please connect with any of the board members here; they will be able to help you secure this function. Visit our temple’s website for a list of upcoming events by clicking here.