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Vedic Society Temple

Temple outside view

Vedic Society Hindu Temple

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Temple Opening Hours

Monday - Saturday

Mornings: 9am - 12noon (Aarti at 10am)
Evenings: 5pm - 7pm  (Aarti at 6:30pm)


Mornings: 9:30am - 1:30pm (Aarti at 12noon)

Evenings: 5pm - 7pm (Aarti at 6:30pm)

Panoramic view of the Temple




Panditji Shree Riteshkumar Bhatt
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The Shrines


Shree Ganesha
Shree Ganesh Shree Ganesha
As you enter, the first shrine you will come across on the far right is that of Lord Ganesh.  Lord Ganesh is one who removes all obstacles in our path and is the Lord of Wisdom. Hindus pray to Lord Ganesh at the start of any puja. Ganesh is also Shiva and Parvatiís son.

Shiva Lingam

Shiva Lingam Lord Shiva is the oldest Guru/teacher of the World and is the destroyer of evil in the Hindu Trinity and Goddess Parvati is the goddess of Love and Devotion.

Lord Shiva is represented here in the form of the Shiva Linga (the black stone in the ground).


Nandi (Bull) and Kurma (Tortoise)

Nandi (Bull) and Kurma (Tortoise) The Tortoise and Nandi the Bull
In front of the Shiva and Parvati shrine is a tortoise and a bull. Nandi the bull is facing the Shivalinga. Nandi is Shivaís vehicle and his foremost disciple, as well as gatekeeper to Shiva and Parvatiís abode. Nandi is a symbol of 'Dharma' or righteous living. He also symbolizes 'Will Power' and 'Strength' which help in one's spiritual practice.

A tortoise in the Shiva Temple has a symbolic significance to inspire the devotees in their spiritual practice. A tortoise has the ability to withdraw all its limbs and head completely within its shell. This symbolically inspires a spiritual aspirant to withdraw all his senses from the material world. It is also a reminder for us to withdraw our senses from the material world when we enter the mandir and focus our attention on prayer and worship.


Goddess Durga / Amba Maa

Amba Maa Goddess Durga /Amba Maa
Durga Maa (mother) is the Mother of the Universe and the Goddess of Strength and Power. She is depicted as riding on a lion or a tiger. A tiger symbolizes unlimited power. Durga riding a tiger indicates that She possesses unlimited power and uses it to protect virtue and destroy evil.

The lion is a symbol of uncontrolled animalistic tendencies (such as anger, arrogance, selfishness, greed, jealousy, desire to harm others etc.) and Her sitting on it reminds us to control these qualities, so that we are not controlled by them.


Shree Radha Krishna

Shree Radha Krishna Radha Krishna
Lord Krishna is one of the more popular Gods in Hinduism and represents Love. He is the 8th avatar of Lord Vishnu and came down to earth to bring order in the world.
Radha is a divine female from the Hindu (Vedic) tradition. Like the sun and sunshine, Krishna and Radha are one.

Radha embodies the totality of love for Krishna. Thus She is known as the personification of Bhakti, or loving devotion to God.

Loving God is our natural state, now dormant. By Her pure example, Radha is the beacon calling everyone to re-awaken full love for Krishna.

Radha-Krishna are the female and male aspects of God. Known as the Divine Couple, together they are the full manifestation of God.

Behind this shrine there is a painting of the Trinity: Brahma, the creator; Vishnu, the preserver; and Shiva, the destroyer of evil. They are showering down their blessings.

Shree Laxmi Narayan

Shree Laxmi Narayan Lakshmi and Narayan
Lakshmi is the goddess of wealth and the consort of Lord Vishnu, or Narayan, who represents the Power of Sustenance.

In order to sustain life, one must possess wealth. Wealth in this context does not only mean money, it also includes the nobler values of life, the power of the mind, intellect, moral and ethical qualities etc. which constitute the spiritual wealth.

Lord Narayan is one of the trinity (Brahma, Vishnu, and Mahesh). He is the One who manifests Himself in the world among mankind when evil overrides goodness.


Sri Rama Darbar (Ramís Court)

Shree Sita Rama Lakshman Sri Rama Darbar (Ramís Court)
In Rama Court sits Sri Rama, with his wife Sita mata, his brother Lakshman and his faithful devotee Sri Hanuman. Sita and Rama are the ideal wife and husband in the Hindu tradition.
Rama is the seventh avatar/reincarnation of Vishnu. Rama is the model of reason, right action and commendable virtues.
Sita is regarded as an avatar of the goddess Lakshmi, consort of Vishnu.
When Vishnu took on human form as Rama, Lakshmi took on human form as Sita.
Lakshmana was a half brother to Rama. He accompanied Rama and Sita in their exile, and shared their struggles.

Shree Hanumanji

Shree Hanumanji Hanuman
Hanumanji, whose image is in the form of a monkey, is particularly associated with the Ramayana, the story of Rama and Sita. As a model for human devotion to God, he is often depicted with hands brought reverently together.

 He is a symbol of strength and loyalty and represents the concept that animals are also a creation of God.

Hanuman is also regarded as a God in his own right and as the son of the wind god he is able to fly and change shape at will. He is one of the few Gods without a consort and leads a celibate life in service to Lord Rama.


'The essence of all religions is one. Only their approaches are different.'
Mahatma Gandhi 1937


Page last updated  22 August 2023

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