The South Indian
Cultural Centre Of Scotland
76, Hamilton Road, Rutherglen Glasgow G73
Phone: 0141 643 0377
078606 68422 / 0141 584 9962 / 077954 74627 / 078436 02134
Every Sunday Between 11.30am to 02.00pm
March & April 2014
March 2014 Sunday Special Pooja for Late Dr David Lingiah
March 2014 Sunday Holi
March 2014 Saturday Classical South Indian Dance & Musical Evening
April 2014 Sunday - Ugadhi
April 2014 Sunday Tamil New Year Day / Vishu / Hanuman Jayanthi
HINDU TEMPLE IS REQUESTING YOU TO CONTACT US
WHOEVER IS WILLING TO PERFORM
THE POOJA VOLUNTARILY ON ANY ONE SUNDAY IN A MONTH.
YOU CAN CHOOSE WHATEVER THE SUNDAY SUITS YOU.
TIME WILL BE BETWEEN 12.30 PM to 1.30 PM.
SUPPORT AND GUIDANCE WILL BE GIVEN BY SENIORS.
APPRECIATE YOUR KIND SUPPORT.
Tele. No. 07795474627 / 07843602134
TEMPLE OF SCOTLAND, GLASGOW.
come with your family and friends and take part in this pooja.
Carnatic Music and Sloka classes
Are you interested in your child being confident in
singing slokas, learning carnatic music and knowing stories about our
Do you feel your children are losing out on learning the
things that you took for granted when you were a child in India?
Do you want your child to have exposure to speaking in
Indian languages with people other than yourselves?
The Hindu temple of Scotland run classes for children of
various ages on two Sundays a month. All fees paid for the classes will
directly benefit the temple fundraising efforts.
Venue: Hindu Temple
of Scotland, 76, Hamilton road, Rutherglen, Glasgow G73
Timings: 1130 AM for children over six years of age
12 pm for children under six years of age
Cost per class: £3 per
child. All proceeds to benefit temple!
Queries: Email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 07403 170048 for further questions.
Carnatic Music Extravaganza
The South Indian Community in
West Of Scotland were treated with a delightful evening of carnatic music
concert on the evening of 1st of September 2012 in Glasgow. The venue was
the Hindu Temple Of Scotland in Rutherglen in Glasgow which is a part of
The South Indian Cultural Centre. Probably this was a first such event in
the West of Scotland for at least over the last 35 years. Dr.S.Sunder from
Chennai who is a medical proffessor and a musician was the vocalist.
Dr.Sunder attained the prestigious title of "Kalaimamani" in
music in 2003. He is one of the foremost disciple of Sangeetha Kalanidhi
Vidwan Sri D.K.Jayaraman and achieved advanced training in carnatic music
from Sangeetha Kalanidhi Vidwan Sri T.K.Govinda Rao. He is well versed in
Musicology and has extensively travelled abroad teaching carnatic music and
also performing to delighted audiences both in India and abroad. When the
audience in Glasgow heard him performing at the Temple it was obvious that
he is a master of his gift of music. He also rendered BhaJans in Hindi,Tamil,
Kannada and Telugu.
Dr. Sunder was accompanied
in his concert on violin by Mr Nagarajalu, a well known artist and a
renowned teacher of Violin. On Mridangum was Mr Padmanabhan who is also
well known for excellence in performing at world stages and also for
teaching his students. Both Mr Nagarajalu and Mr Padmanabhan are
established teachers at The Oriental Fine Arts Academy of London.
The combined performance of the three wonderful artists was a treat for the
hearts and minds of the people in the crowded hall. These three proved
their dedication and the passion to carnatic music with continued
performance well beyond the allocated time by responding to the requests of
the delighted audience. It was quite amazing to know that Dr.Sunder had not
met either of his accompanying artists before the concert! The evening came
to a close when the artists concluded with a Thillana at the request of Dr.
Sunder's mother and family who were amongst the delighted audience. The
whole event was further spiced up with tasty South Indian snacks during the
break, courtsey of Banana Leaf the best known South Indian Restaurant in
All in all a wonderful
evening which will linger in the ears of carnatic music lovers for a long
time. The Hindu Temple is hoping to host such events in future. Hope to see
you all there.
I am sure many of us have
photos of the event. If you want further information give me a call.
(Consecration Ceremony) of Lingham Vigraham
One of our devotees kindly
donated funds for the cost & the transport of the Lingam Vigraham from
Chennai to Glasgow. The Lingam Vigraham is now installed at our
The Prathishthapana (Consecration Ceremony) was on Sunday 20th
The Hindu Temple of Scotland
Please donate generously towards our building fund
For each £1 you donate, the temple gets £0.28 from
This is just an update on the events and challenges YOUR Temple of Scotland
is currently undergoing.
Our Temple has passed the 1st year milestone at our new premises at
This period has highlighted some challenges from the severe weather such as
frozen pipes and concerns of night time security.
Through the generous support from devotees like yourself, central
heating and CCTV cameras were installed which have helped to solve some
of these issues.
Unfortunately our permanent Priest had to leave to India unexpectedly
due to family reasons and he will be dearly missed.
This has forced us to revert to Sunday Pooja only and thankfully
Dr.Prabhakar Bhatt had kindly stepped up to do the Poojas on Sundays as
before for which we are very appreciative.
This has further helped us to redress our present financial situation.
Our new objectives for the temple are to provide:
extra toilet facilities
We are hopeful that with Gods blessings and continued support of the
devotees we will achieve this in the near future.
We are sure that our joint future vision for the Temple is to establish
it as a venue to promote our cultural heritage and religious traditions for
our community especially for our children, grandchildren and future
If you have not been to the Temple recently please come and join us on
Of course any financial help will also be greatly appreciated.
There are several ways of financial
help you could provide to support our temple:
Simple one off donation at the Temple, or
post a cheque payable to Hindu Temple of Scotland and send it to 66 Mote
Hill, Hamilton, ML3 6EF
Sponsoring Sunday Pooja - 100 Pounds for
sponsoring. This includes prayers and Annadhanam. (35 is paid to Banana
Leaf for providing one item prasadam for approx 50 people, and 65 goes to
temple expenses). Please contact Mrs Padmini Raman if you wish to request
Annual Archana - you give us details (names, nakshtrams, etc) of
all people for whom you want archana done, pay us one off 105.00
Pounds, and we do archana for all the names provided by you, every
Sunday, whether you are present or not. This way prayers are provided for
family and friends even in your abscence.
Monthly direct debit can be set up via your bank account into the temple
account - contact Dr Raman or Mr Jagan for details.
We are sure you will continue to support
us in our joint vision for which we are very grateful.
SEE YOU SOON AT YOUR TEMPLE
contact us if you wish to conduct any special pooja
your house or at the Temple
Ph : 078606 68422 / 0141 584 9962 / 077954 74627
0141 643 0377 / 078436 02134
Hindu temple of Scotland
A Division of The South Indian
Cultural Centre of Scotland