The South Indian
Cultural Centre Of Scotland
76, Hamilton Road, Rutherglen
Glasgow G73 3DQ
Phone: 0141 643 0377
078606 68422 / 0141 584 9962 / 077954 74627 / 078436 02134
It's with great sadness to inform our devotess that the Funeral / Cremation
arrangements for our departed Senior Committee Member Professor Dr David Bassana Lingiah, Ph.D is taking place at Daldowie
Crematorium , near Uddingston, Glasgow G71
7RX on Saturday 23rd November 2013 at 10 o'clock in the morning.
Every Sunday Between 11.30am to 02.00pm
note that the Sahasranama Chanting
Friday - 12th April 2013
December 2013 -
Thursday 26th. Mandala Pooja for Shri Ayyappan 12 PM to 2.30 PM
Wednesday, 1st Jan 2014
Hanuman 108 Wada Mala Pooja 1130am onwards
come with your family and friends and take part in this pooja.
Carnatic Music and Sloka
Are you interested in your child being confident in
singing slokas, learning carnatic
music and knowing stories about our culture?
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,
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.
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 Glasgow.
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 temple.
The Prathishthapana (Consecration
Ceremony) was on Sunday 20th November 2011.
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 Rutherglen.
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 extra dishes.
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
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