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Welcome to
V
edic Society Hindu Temple
Southampton
Registered Charity Number 263969
Established 1971

Vedic Society Hindu Temple
79 - 195 Radcliffe Road
Northam
Southampton
SO14 0PS
Telephone: 023 8063 2275
Email: secretary@vedicsociety.com

Temple Opening Hours

Monday - Saturday

Closed due to Coronavirus
 

Sunday opening

10am to 12 noon only

 


 

Coronavirus (Covid-19) Update

Temple will open only on Sundays

10am to 12 noon


Temple is closed Monday to Saturday


Due to Covid-19 restrictions and to ensure safety for all devotees, we have implemented a one way system in the temple, hand sanitising, temperature measurements and contact tracing. However, to ensure that all this is done, we need volunteers. This will allow us to open the temple for longer periods. If you are able to volunteer then please contact the Vedic Committee by email: secretary@vedicsociety.com or vedicsocietysoton@gmail.com

In line with the UK government guidance, the Temple will open for personal prayers and darshan only. At present, there will be no communal gatherings of any kind including no communal Aarti.

Those who come to the Temple must take responsibility for their health. Only a limited number will be allowed into the Temple at any one time. Your support, cooperation and patience are greatly appreciated.
 


---------------------------Forthcoming events-------------------------
Events Calendar


Aarti and Hanuman Chalisa via Zoom

Every Tuesday and Saturday at 6:30pm

N.B. There will be no Aarti  on Zoom on 19 and 22 September
due to Annual Leave

Aarti on Zoom will return from 26 September

Pujariji Shree Riteshbhai Bhatt will have the evening Temple Aarti and Hanuman Chalisa on Zoom
every Tuesday and Saturday from 6:30 pm.
Please click the link below.

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 451 271 8724
Password: RamRam


N.B. Temple closed to the public


Sundarkand Path via Zoom
 
 
Sunday 27 September
 at 10:45am to 12:15pm

 
 Pujariji Shree Riteshbhai Bhatt will recite Sundarkand Path on Zoom.
 Please click the link below.

Meeting ID: 897 7028 2344

Passcode: 335610


Satyanarayana Katha via Zoom
 
 Thursday 1 October
 at 10:30am to 1pm

 
 Pujariji Shree Riteshbhai Bhatt will perform Satyanarayan Katha on Zoom.
 Please click the link below.

Meeting ID: 832 8452 4986
Passcode: 809563


 

Precautions for attending the Temple

 Please do not come to the Temple if:
▪ you or anyone in your household have high fever, new continuous cough, loss of taste & smell or not well (cold or flu).
▪ you had close contact with a person who may have Covid19.
▪ anyone in your household is self-isolating or has been asked to self-isolate by Test & Trace.
▪ you or anyone in your household have travelled in the past 14 days and are self-isolating.

Please do not bring any prasad. Instead please consider making a donation.
Please do bring a mask or face covering with you when you attend.
Please be prepared to give your name and contact details.
Please do not bring anything else to the Temple.
Please follow the rules as given below.

For everyone’s safety the following measures will apply:
• You will be required to give your name and contact details to assist NHS with contact tracing. This record will be deleted after 21 days.
• Please use the hand sanitisers provided when you enter and leave the Temple.
• Please wear a mask or any suitable face covering.
• No bell ringing.
• No prostrating.
• No abhishekum of Shivling (please do not bring milk).
• Do not bring any prasad or any offerings.
• Please do not touch anything in the Temple.
• No touching of any murtis.
• Avoid touching the handrails.
• No singing or chanting. Please keep talking to a minimum.
• Please keep to the 2-metre distance within the Temple, but if you are from the same household you can do darshan together. A household is a person or a group of people who live together in the same accommodation.
• It is strongly advised that social distancing is maintained with other households.
• Parents or guardians should ensure children maintain social distancing. Please do not bring children under age of 5 years as small children can find social distancing difficult. Parents are responsible for their children at all times.
• Devotees over the age of 70 and those who are vulnerable with underlying health conditions are advised to stay at home.
• Please restrict your time in the Temple to a few minutes only.
• Please maintain social distancing outside and please do not congregate in the car park outside.

Click here for the full government guidance for places of worship

These rules will be adhered to strictly for everyone and are for the safety of all. Failure to comply with these rules will mean admission to the Temple will not be possible.

We request that you do not bring any offerings to the Temple so as to protect the rest of the community, especially our Priest Shree Riteshbhai, the volunteers and all the devotees who attend the Temple.

If you do bring such items then you will be politely requested to take the items away.
This is very difficult for the volunteers to do.
Please do not put them in such an awkward situation.
Please let us be sensible and follow the rules.

If we do not follow the rules, we risk another complete closure of the Temple.
 

 

If you become unwell with Covid19 symptoms after visiting the Temple please inform the Vedic Society Hindu Temple by telephone
Landline: 02380 632 275 or
Mobile:    07 400 142 356 or
Email:     secretary@vedicsociety.com or
               vedicsocietysoton@gmail.com.


The Committee will review these measures periodically, taking in to account any new guidance issued by the government and our ability to meet them, and inform you accordingly.

Donations
Vedic Society relies on donations for the upkeep of the Temple. While the Temple remains closed since March there has been a great reduction in donations. However, the costs of maintaining the Temple still remain.

The Vedic Society Committee would encourage people to consider giving generous donations online through the website.  http://www.vedicsociety.com/pages/Main/Donate.htm

Or
You can make a donation by bank transfer to
Vedic Society of Southampton
Sort code: 602003
Account Number: 34671722

Or
Send a cheque made out to Vedic Society of Southampton
To Vedic Society Hindu Temple, 79 – 195 Radcliffe Road, Southampton. SO14 OPS

Thank you for your cooperation and support.
Vedic Society of Southampton Committee

-------------------------------What's New------------------------------
Re-opening the Temple - Covid19
Janmashtami
India Independence Day
Dhwajarohan (Flag raising ceremony) photos
Hanuman Jayanti video
Ram Navami
Recitation of Path


Regular Activities

Bal Vikas
Every Sunday (Term-time only)
Classes for Children 4yrs to 15 years

Vedic Sahelis
Vedic Sahelis is a social group for women

Hindi Classes
Every Saturday (Term-time only)
Classes for Children

Vedic Dance
On Sundays mornings (term-time only) This is open to all.

Vedic Youth
A social base for young people

Bhajan and Bhojan
Every Sunday 11am to 2pm

Football Parking
Every Saints home match day

Over 50's
Every Thursday 11am to 12 noon

Sundarkand Path
Lord Hanuman Prayer. Once in a month.

Satya Narayan Katha
Every Purnima 10.30 am to 12.30 pm

Mata Durga Chawki
Monthly Prayers Saturday 3pm to 6pm

Bhakti Sandhya
2nd Friday of month 7.30pm to 9pm

 

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Page last updated 19 September 2020

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