Vaishno Devi Temple

Contact Information
Office Phone 905-825-4202
E-Mail info@vaishnodevi.ca
Website www.vaishnodevi.ca
Primary Contact Snehal Katarey, Director; Phone: 647-631-8285 * 416-670-4301; Email: raghu@sharma.ca
Site Information
Located In Community West Oak Trails
Address & Map
3259 Regional Road 25 N
Oakville, ON L6M 4J3
 
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Intersection Regional Rd 25 and Dundas St W
Mailing Address c/o Management
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Agency and Service Names
Alternate Name Hindu-Maha-Sabha of Burlington and Oakville
Agency Information
Description (Agency) A Hindu Temple serving the surrounding community * a registered charity
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 1991
Primary Executive Hari Goyal, Presidet
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 and no alcohol  
* parking available  
* must make a donation to rent
Hours Prayer: 
* Mon-Sat 7 am * 7 pm  
* Sun 7 am * 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) 
 
Office: 
* Mon-Fri 7 am-12 noon * 5 pm-9 pm  
* Tue 4 - 9  
* Sat 7 am-9 pm 
* Sun 7 am-8 pm 
 
* free Yoga classes: Sun 6 pm-7:30 pm
Dates * Seniors meet monthly
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
Categories and Classification
Service Categories Community Meals ; Dance Instruction ~ Indian Community ; Hindu Temples ; Language Instruction ~ Hindu Community ; Meeting Space ; Music Instruction ~ Indian Community ; Social Clubs/Events ~ Older Adults ; Social Clubs/Events ~ Youth ; Specialty Ethnic Foods

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