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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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
Aarti and Hanuman Chalisa via Zoom
Every Tuesday and Saturday
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.
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:
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.
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
▪ 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
Please do not bring anything else to the Temple.
Please follow the rules as given below.
For everyones safety the following measures
You will be required to give your name and
contact details to assist NHS with contact
tracing. This record will be deleted after 21
Please use the hand sanitisers provided when
you enter and leave the Temple.
Please wear a mask or any suitable face
No bell ringing.
No abhishekum of Shivling (please do not bring
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
To Vedic Society Hindu Temple, 79 195
Radcliffe Road, Southampton. SO14 OPS
Thank you for your cooperation and support.
Vedic Society of Southampton Committee
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