Coronavirus (Covid-19) Update
Temple is closed to the
The Temple will be closed to the public until further notice.
The Sunday morning Temple opening will now stop until further notice.
We have had a robust Covid-secure system in place at the Temple and to date
there have been no cases arising from the Temple. However there is a new variant
of Coronavirus that is much more infectious that has emerged in South-East
England recently. For the safety of the community, the volunteers and the priest
the Temple will be closed to the public until further notice.
We will closely monitor the situation and review this policy as the situation
Please follow the advice of the authorities.
Please maintain social distancing, regular hand-washing, wear a face mask.
Please accept the Coronavirus vaccination when offered to you.
Keep Safe and Stay Well.
Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.
Vedic Society Hindu Temple Committee
Wednesday 21 April 2021
5pm to 6:30pm The Temple will be open to the
public for Darshan only
Please follow the volunteers' instructions.
Face masks will be compulsory.
There will be a rope cordon around the Holi to aid social
Please do NOT bring any Prasad.
Please maintain social distancing and do not congregate in and
around the Temple premises.
Those who attend must take responsibility for their health.
Please do not attend 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 Covid-19.
▪ 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.
Parents or guardians should ensure children maintain social
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.
Monday 26 April 2021
6:30pm to 9pm - 21 Hanuman Chalisa chant on
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 926 542 4438
If you wish to chant one of the 21 Hanuman Chalisa
please contact Shree Riteshbhai Bhatt
The Temple will be closed to the public
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 6:30pm.
Please click the link below.
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 451 271 8724
N.B. Temple closed to the public
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A request for donations
Due to the Covid 19 pandemic, the Temple has had
a great reduction in income.
The Temple's main income comes from donations,
football parking and ACCA Hall hire. Since the
pandemic all three income streams have dried up.
The day-to-day fixed costs as well as
maintenance issues still need to be paid for. We
are now having to use the Temple's emergency
Your Temple needs your help more than ever now.
We know these are difficult times for many of
us. However, if all of us donated even £10 or
£20 it will help collectively.
Please also consider creating a standing order
from your bank account. A small monthly donation
of even £5 will go a long way.
Please make a donation today
1. By a bank transfer or set up a
standing order to:
Vedic Society of Southampton
Sort code: 602003
Account Number: 34671722
2. Send a cheque made out to Vedic
Society of Southampton
to Vedic Society Hindu Temple, 79 – 195
Radcliffe Road, Southampton. SO14 OPS
3. Donate online through our website
Thank you for your help and support over the
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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Page last updated
18 April 2021