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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: or

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.

Aarti and Hanuman Chalisa via Zoom

Every Tuesday and Saturday at 6pm

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

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

N.B. Temple closed to the public

Saturday 31 October 2020
Due to the pandemic the celebrations have to be limited by the social distancing measures.

10:30am to 12:30pm Satyanarayan Katha
This will be on Zoom
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 811 5335 3048
Passcode: 249210

The Temple will be open from 6:30pm to 8:30pm for Darshan and Pradakshina.
Aarti will be on Zoom from 8:40pm


Date Opening time Activity Zoom links
Sat 31 Oct 10:30am to 12:30pm
Sharad Purnima
Satyanarayan Katha
Katha on Zoom
Sat 31 Oct 6:30pm to 8:30pm Darshan & Pradakshina 8:40pm Aarti on Zoom
Sharad Purnima Aarti at 8:40pm
On the day we will have Yajman to do Aarti in the Temple.
No other public allowed in the Temple but can join on Zoom.
Join Zoom meeting
Meeting ID: 753 0258 6312
Passcode: 55555
Those who wish to be Yajman for Aarti please join the WhatsApp Aarti bidding group set up for this purpose:
please contact:
Sanjaybhai Chandarana on 07815 801039  or
Riteshbhai Bhatt on 07400 142356

The Navaratri daily Aarti bidding group.
1) Navratri is from 17 Oct to 25 Oct.
2) Two yajman will be allowed everyday, they can bring up to 6 members from their immediate family.
3) The temple will be open from 6:30pm to 8:30pm, Aarati will be at 8:40 pm.
4) The Group is for all devotees to bid for Aarati on the daily basis, the highest two bidders will be announced on 3:30pm on the day of Aarti.
5) The bidding for the next day will open 8:30 pm.
6) We will only take bidding for one day at a time.

Precautions when attending the Temple.

Wednesday 4 November 2020

Vedic Temple Karwa Chauth Puja on Zoom

4 November 2020 at 5:15pm to 6:30pm

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 894 5964 0524
Passcode: 976534

The Temple will be closed due to the pandemic


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: or

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.

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.

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

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

Vedic Volunteers
Volunteers are always welcome at the various events throughout the year.
Please contact Pujariji Shri Riteshkumar Bhatt, the Temple Pujari 023 8063 2275 or
Vedic Society Secretary: 

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'A really self-restraint person grows from strength to strength and from peace to more peace.
The very first step in self restraint is the restraint of thoughts.'

Mahatma Gandhi 1937

Page last updated 27 October 2020

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