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Upcoming Events – October 2017

14 Oct Sat.          Sarpa Bali 15 Oct Sun.         Ekadashi 7 pm – Vishnu Sahasranaama Parayanam 17 Oct Tue.         Pradosham 18 Oct Wed.        Deepawali 20 Oct Fri.           Ganapati Homam                             Bhagwati Seva 21 Oct Sat.          Navagraha...

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Stephen Llewellyn Trail Cleanup – Fall-2017

Please mark this date on your calendar and join us with your family and friends - kids are most welcome! The details are as follows: Date:              Sunday, October 8, 2017 Time:              2:30 pm to 4:00 pm ["rain or shine"] Venue:            Parking lot,...

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Vinayaka Chaturthi & Mahaganapathi Homam

The Temple will be offering “MAHAGANAPATHI HOMAM“ to LORD GANESHA on Thursday, Aug 24 at 6.30 am on the occasion of Vinayaka Chathurthi. Lord Ganesha is the most worshiped deity for anything associated with Hinduism. He is the lord of success and destroyer of all...

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August 2017 Events

03rd Aug, Thu.     Ekadashi 7 pm Vishnu Sahasranaama Parayanam 04th Aug, Fri. Pradosham 7 pm Siva Sahasranaama Parayanam 05th Aug, Sat.    4.30 pm Ayyappa Pooja 07th Aug, Mon. Avani Avittam 11th Aug, Fri. SankataharaChathurthi 7 pm Ganapathy Pooja 17th Aug, Thu.  ...

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Pratishta Dinam

Pratishta Dinam (anniversary of installation of the Lord’s idol at the Temple - 125 Father Tobin Road, Brampton) is on Tuesday, July 11, 2017. The following Vazhipadu / dedications are available on this day:- 1. Chuttuvilakku and Niramala:  Lighting the lamps around...

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Stephen Llewellyn Trail

As an effort towards contributing back to the society, Guruvayurappan temple of Brampton has adopted a six kilometer section of the Stephen Llewellyn Trail as part of City of Brampton’s “Adopt-A-Park Program”. The adopted trail runs from Sandalwood & Airport all...

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June 2017 Events

03 Jun. Sat.                       4:30 PM - Ayyappa Pooja 04 Jun. Sun.      Ekadashi                     7:00 PM – Vishnu Sahasranaama Parayanam 06 Jun. Tue. Pradosham                     7:00 PM - Sivasahasranaama Parayanam 13 Jun. Tue. Sankatahara Chathurthi      ...

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Seeking Temple Counter Staff (Part Time)

We are looking for an individual, ideally from Brampton area, to cover as a backup for the office staff and also to provide assistance in maintaining the temple supplies. The person we are looking for should be punctual, dedicated, pro-active and willing to take...

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Summer Workshop 2017

In the summer of 2016, an academic workshop was conducted by Dr. S.Sundararajan on High School Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry. The classes provided an opportunity to build foundation for these subjects while preparing the students for the upcoming academic year....

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Keertana Sandhya

The Temple will organize an evening of Bhajans and Keertans at our current location (125 Father Tobin Road, Brampton) on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 5:00 pm until Deeparadhana at 7:00 pm. Manoj Kaippilli, a well known singer in the U.S, and his full orchestra...

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Vishu 2017

This year Vishu is on Friday, April 14 (A Canadian Holiday on account of Good Friday). Receive Kaineetam from our respected Thirumeni and blessings from Lord Guruvayurappan on this auspicious day. We will start the day at the Temple with GANAPATHI HOMAM at 6:00 am,...

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Meenathil Uthram

April 9 - Meenathil Uthram (Panguni Uthram) - Birthday of Lord Ayyappa This is an auspicious day for all Hindus since the Uthram nakshathram coincides with the full-moon day in this month. On this various holy events have occurred including Lord Ayyappa Jayanthi. Lord...

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Important Update – 2016 Tax Receipts

UPDATE [March 6, 2017]:  We are experiencing a problem with the software that we use for generating and emailing the tax receipts. As a result of this some of you may not have received your electronic tax receipts till date, while some may have received duplicate...

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Family Day

Monday, February 20 is Family Day and it is a holiday. The following special events will be held at the temple on Family Day:  7:30 am:  Samvada Sooktham Pushpanjali (also known as Aikamatya Sooktham Pushpanjali). This is performed for family harmony, cordial family...

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SANI TRANSITION / SANI PEYARCHI

Sani Transit - January 26 2017 From Vrischikam (Scorpio) to Dhanu (Sagittarius) SANI TRANSITION / SANI PEYARCHI Saturn transits Vrischika (Scorpio) to Dhanu (Sagittarius) on this day. Devotees seeking remedies (pariharam) from Sani dosham will find it extremely...

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Upcoming Events

VAIKUNDHA EKADASI - Sunday, January 8, 2017 A very auspicious day when “Vaikundha Dhwaram” or the gates to the god’s abode (Vaikundham) are opened. 9 am – Full recital of Narayaneeyam  till completion, at about 4.30 pm.  4.30 pm – Sahasranamarchana – Sponsorship $21....

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Email Notifications

It has been brought to our notice that a few of you are not receiving the email notifications from your temple. A few of the possible causes for the same and suggested solutions are mentioned below.

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Hindu Heritage Month

A group photo taken with a few Hon. Ministers and Hindu Community representatives after the Legislative Assembly meeting. November was declared as the Hindu Heritage month. MPP Joe Dickson (Ajax-Pickering) presented the bill on 3 November 2016 to proclaim the month of...

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Upcoming Events

November 2016 Events November 5, 2016 Saturday SHASHTI VRATHAM 4:30 pm - Ayyappa Pooja (First Saturday of every calendar month) November 10, 2016 Thursday EKADASHI 7 pm - Vishnu Sahasranaama Parayanam November 12, 2016 Saturday PRADOSHAM 7 pm - Sivasahasranaama...

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Mahaganapathy Homam

Mahaganapathi  Homam at 06:00 AM on September 05 2016 (Labour Day) The temple will be performing   “MAHAGANAPATHI HOMAM“ to LORD GANESHA at the temple on the occasion of VINAYAKA CHATHURTHI.  Who is Lord Ganesha:  Lord Ganesha is the most worshipped deity for anything...

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Karkkitaka Vavubali

This year's KARKKITAKA VAVU Bali falls on Monday,  August 1st (which is also a holiday – Civic Holiday). For the convenience of all desiring to perform this once-in-a-year Bali, conducted in the auspicious month of Karkkitakam, the Temple will be conducting sessions...

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Ishtakasthapanam

Any building that gets constructed in Brampton, a suburb of Toronto, should cater to the demand of not only the extreme winter but also match the architectural demand of the neighborhood. But when it comes to construction of a temple, many more factors need to be...

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Garbhanyasam – significance

ഗർഭന്യാസം ടൊറോൻറ്റോവിലെ ഒരു ചെറിയ കമ്യൂണിറ്റി വലിയ ഒരാഗ്രഹത്തെ ഗർഭന്യാസം ധരിച്ചിട്ട് കാലം കുറെയായി. അത് ഗുരുവായൂരപ്പൻറ്റെ ക്ഷേത്രം പണിയുക എന്ന ആഗ്രഹമാണ്. ആ ആഗ്രഹം സാക്ഷാത്കരിക്കാൻ പോകുന്ന സമയത്ത് പ്രാരംഭക്രിയകളിലൊന്നായ ഗർഭന്യാസത്തെ കുറിച്ച് എഴുതാൻ ശ്രമിക്കുകയാണ്...

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Vishu 2016

Vishu is celebrated on the first day of the Malayalam month of Medam. This year it falls on Thursday, 14th April 2016. The main ritual of Vishu is the Vishukkani (Kani Kanal or first sight). It is believed that viewing good things first on this day brings good luck...

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Wanted: Temple Manager

The person should be willing to work on a voluntary basis and have experience of working in a supervisory role in the past.

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Ground Breaking

It is with extreme pleasure I let all of you know that we have achieved another milestone on our Temple project. The Board has issued the letter of intent for Phase 1 of the project to the lowest bidder Everstrong Construction Limited after due review and background...

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Letter of intent issued

It is with extreme pleasure I let all of you know that we have achieved another milestone on our Temple project. The Board has issued the letter of intent for Phase 1 of the project to the lowest bidder Everstrong Construction Limited after due review and background...

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Pledge Appeal

Dear Devotees, I just want to take a moment to reflect on the efforts of all volunteers, devotees and the Board, who have continuously helped and supported the current temple unit in the plaza to keep it functional the way it is today. Guruvayurappan Temple of...

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Navarathri

(Comes in Oct-Nov/Kanni-Thulam) According to the science dealing with the power gained through the control of the senses through meditation, there exists at the base of our nervous system, one of the prime centers of one of the vital nerves. This is enveloped by...

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Thiruvonam

(Comes in Aug-Sept/Chingam-Kanni) The religious story about Onam is well known. Instead of simply putting that down here, Thirumeni answers a doubt that is there in the minds of many people i.e. why such a good, generous and popular king like Mahabali was banished by...

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Vinayaka Chathurthi

(Comes in Aug-Sept/Karkidakam-Chingam) വിനായകചതുര്‍ത്ഥി എന്നത് ഗണപതിയുടെ ജന്മദിനമാണ് എന്ന് പലയിടത്തും കാണുന്നു. പലകാരണങ്ങളുണ്ടാകാം. ഒരു പ്രധാനകാരണം സൂചിപ്പിയ്ക്കാം.ജാതകത്തിലെല്ലാം ഉള്ള രാശിചക്രം നോക്കിയാല്‍ അതില്‍ ഇടതുഭാഗത്ത് മുകളിലുള്ള കള്ളി മീനം രാശിയാകും....

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Krishna Ashtami

Krishna Ashtami or Ashtami Rohini (Comes in Aug-Sept/Karkidakam-Chingam) It is supposed to be the “birthday” of Sree Krishna. The Mythological interpretation and its relevance: Krishna is a theophanic manifestation with various attributes. It is considered a “Poorna...

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Akshaya Thritiya

(Comes in May-June/Medam-Edavam) ചന്ദ്രനെ അനുസരിച്ചും സൂര്യനെ അനുസരിച്ചും ഉള്ള കാലഗണനപ്രകാരം ചാന്ദമാനം എന്നും സൗരമാനെ എന്നും രണ്ടുവിധത്തിലുള്ള വര്‍ഷങ്ങള്‍ ഉണ്ട്. അതില്‍ സൗരമാനപ്രകാരം ആണ് കേരളത്തില്‍ ഉപയോഗിച്ചു വരുന്ന മാസങ്ങളായ മേടം ഇടവം മുതലായത്. ചാന്ദ്രമാനപ്രകാരം ഒരു...

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Vaisakha Maasam

(May 4 – June 1, 2011) ഗുരുഭ്യോ നമഃ മാതര്‍മ്മേ മധുകൈടഭഘ്നി മഹിഷപ്രാണാപഹാരോദ്യമേ ഹേളാനിര്‍മ്മിതധൂമ്രലോചനവധേ ഹേ ചണ്ഡമുണ്ഡാര്‍ദ്ദിനീ നിശ്ശേഷീകൃതരക്തബീജദനുജേ നിത്യേ നിസുംഭാപഹേ സുംഭധ്വംസിനി സംഹരാശുദുരിതം ദുര്‍ഗ്ഗേ നമസ്തേബിംകേ നമ്മുടെ പൂര്‍വ്വികര്‍ രണ്ടു വിധത്തില്‍ കാലഗണന...

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Vishu

(Comes mid-April/Medam) വടക്കന് കേരളത്തില് പണ്ടെല്ലാം വര്ഷാരംഭം മേടം മുതലായിരുന്നു. (കേരളത്തിലൊഴിച്ച് എല്ലായിടത്തും വര്ഷാരംഭം ഏതാണ്ട് വിഷുവിനോട് അനുബന്ധിച്ചു തന്നെ ആണ് വരുന്നത്) വര്ഷാരംഭ ദിവസം ശ്രീകരമായ വസതുക്കള് കണികണ്ട് തുടക്കം കുറിയ്ക്കുന്നത് നല്ലതാണെന്ന വിശ്വാസം...

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Sivarathri

(Comes in Feb-March/Makaram-Kumbham) കുംഭമാസത്തില് കറുത്ത ചതുര്‍ദ്ദശി, രാത്രി വരുന്ന ദിവസം ആണ് ശിവരാത്രി. വര്‍ത്തെ ഒരു വൃത്തമാക്കി കാണുകയാണെങ്കില് ചിങ്ങത്തില് വിനായകചതുര്‍ത്ഥി വരുന്ന ബിന്ദുവിന്‍റെ ഏതാണ്ട് ഏതിര്‍ഭാഗത്ത് കുംഭത്തിലായിട്ടാകും ശിവരാത്രി എന്ന ബിന്ദു വരിക....

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Poonthanadinam

(Comes in Feb-March/Makaram-Kumbham) poonthanam Poonthanam is the name of a Namboothiri mana. He was a staunch devotee of Lord Guruvayurappan. His greatest work ‘Jnanapana’ (loosely translated ‘Pot of Knowledge’) is a style of folk poems written in common man’s...

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Building permit received

Dear Devotees, friends and all supporters and well wishers of the Guruvayurappan Temple of Brampton, I am delighted to inform you that on 12th August 2015 we received the long awaited Building Permit from the City of Brampton. (Building Permit #15 106 671 P01 00 IS)...

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The Guruvayurappan Medallion

The Guruvayurappan Temple of Brampton (GTB) has minted an exclusive and unique medallion.  A very limited quantity of only 1500 serially numbered medallions has been made.

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Building Fund Raising – President’s Update

BUILDING CONSTRUCTION FUND: (Target) $2.5 Million CURRENT ASSETS OF THE TEMPLE INCLUDING LAND AND CAPITALISED EXPENDITURE: $2.5 Million LOAN PLEDGES ( including cheques received and to be received- mostly for 4% interest; some interest free and a small portion as...

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