Sunday Puja

Pooja Every Sunday at 11.00 A.M. – 01:00 P.M. followed by Bhajans, Announcements, Sermon, Subh Kariyo (if prasad is sponsored), Bhog Bhajan, Arti, Charnamrut & Prasad in the dining area.

Puja, for Sri Ganeshji is usually performed on Sundays. Witnessing the Puja being performed is considered in itself as a blessing. Puja and Sanskrit Manthras are unique to this worship by Hindus which has a great symbolism. As a special request, on certain occasions, a special Puja is performed.

The Puja starts with paying homage to mother, father and Guru – the preceptor and then taking a resolve – the Sankalpa, to identify yourself in this universe, day and time. Then one progresses through a sixteen stage Pooja (the Shodasa Upacharas) including Dhyana, Avahana, Arghyam, Achamanam, Arghyam, Snanam, Madhuparkam, Panchamrutha Snanam, Suddodhaka Snanam, Vasthra Ugmam, Gandham and Akshathas. Then one recites 21, or 108 names of God, offering a flower for each name.

This is followed by offering Dhoop (Agar batthi), Deepa (lamp), Naivadya (Prasad), Thambul (Pan) and Niraajanam (Aarathi camphor). Finally flowers are offered and the devotee stands up, slowly turns clock wise chanting God’s name and finally prostates symbolizing total surrender to God. Finally the Santhi Pat is recited to pray for the welfare of all forms of life in this universe.

Following Ganesh Puja, a Kirthan in the praise of Ganeshji and another “Sivarama Ashtakam” are recited by the few devotees gathered, followed by 5-6 bhajans offered by the devotees. Then the priest gives a talk for 10 minutes either by explaining a few slokas from Bhagavad Gita or synthesize a topic suitable for the occasion. Followed by announcements of community interest, there will be a recitation of Tulasidasji’s Ram Manas Charithra, recitation of Sriram Jaya Ram, silent prayer, Bhog Bhajan, Aaarathi, distribution of Charanamruth and Prasad.

Sponsoring Sunday Prasad

Devotees are welcome to book the temple for private or VAS sponsored public functions through the Executive Council.

Minimum Charge Prasad Menu
231 CAD
  • Halwa
  • Channa or Kidney beans or any dal
  • Frozen mixed vegetables with potatoes or Potato-Methi, or Tofu, or Peas and Potatoes, or Potatoes with Seasonal Vegetables
  • Plain rice with cumin
  • Naan
Sponsors are requested to bring fresh flowers and fruits before 10:30 AM for puja and also arrange 5 to 6 volunteers to help with the preparation and cleaning up in the end.