Good news!!! Our temple is RE-OPENING

As you know, we are following the provincial health orders,  Under Phase 3, some things will start to open in a limited way…such as restaurants, some businesses, and some of our outdoor recreational facilities such as tennis, etc.  The provincial government has also released a policy for Places of Worship in Phase 3 In phase three, next week, the temple is allowed to open with 30 members gathering.

We will start the temple re-opening from Sunday, June 21st, 10:30am.
HSS Zoom Sunday service will end on June 14th.

We need to get all the preparations done before re-opening the service on June 21st.
We need to follow the governments guidelines and safety of our members.

1. Questions asked by the Volunteers before entering the temple –

  • Answers to the following question must be NO
  • Do you have fever/cough/feeling ill?
  • Have you traveled outside Canada?
  • Have you been contact with case of Covid-19?
  • Attended mass gathering over 10 people

2. Guidelines for Accommodating Worship

  • Although, 30 members gathering is allowed but, the HSS will allow 20 members at a time to enter at the temple. In order to manage effectively, please email ([email protected] to register yourself
  • Attendees who are medically vulnerable are strongly encouraged to delay their return to services
  • Please not to come if you are sick.
  • Leave shoes out side of the temple.
  • Everyone needs to use hand sanitizer before entering the temple, temple will provide.
  • The entry from the main temple doors and exit from the Geeta Bhawan doors to ensure physical distancing is maintained.
  • Follow all the signs and volunteers’ directions to keep physical distancing
  • Please stay in marked seating areas (designated worship space) to observe physical distancing.
  • Individuals from the same household may be seated together and should remain in place once they are seated.
  • Keep physical distancing at time of leaving the temple
  • Please keep physical distancing at car parking lot
  • Please bring your own masks.
  • Please follow the procedure.
  • Parents should ensure that children should not run around inside the temple.

3. Guidelines for Hygiene and Cleaning

  • Temple will be cleaned and disinfected of commonly contacted areas, including seating areas, doorknobs, handles, ceremonial objects, elevator buttons, railings and light switches.
  • Please follow the signs posted at the temple; one-way, hand-wash and keep social distance etc.  The volunteers will guide you.
  • Encourage everyone to practicing proper hand hygiene and coughing/sneezing etiquette, including:
  • Washing hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Use hand sanitizer when hands are not visibly dirty and handwashing isn’t available.
  • Avoid touching your face, mouth, nose and eyes.
  • The washrooms are well stocked with liquid soap and paper towels, and that warm running water.
  • Place an alcohol-based hand sanitizer bottle will be kept at the entrance.

4. Guidelines for Higher-Risk Activities

  • No handshaking, just namaste only, passing objects between individuals, is not permitted.
  • No use of Microphones or Harmonium
  • Singing is not recommended at this time. We will play recorded music only
  • Come to the alter for blessings or Hundi for donation one at a time, Alternatives are encouraged, such as online giving options.
  • Bhajan Books and other common-use items will be removed from use.
  • Prasad or any kind of food are suspended at this time.

For more information, please see the links for:

COVID 19 Report:

  • To download the Power Point presentation on COVID click here.
  • To download the pdf  COVID presentation click here.

Places of Worship Guidelines
Please click here to access the Places of Worship Guildelines from the Province

Up-coming events:

Reflection of Hinduism:
By Nawal Sharma
Wednesday, June 10th, at 7:30pm

Topic:

“The Deep wisdom of Durga Saptasati”

Temple Sunday Zoom Program

June 7th – 10:30am
https://zoom.us/j/562172649
Meeting ID: 562 172 649
No Passwords

Please mute your phone/iPad/computer unless your turn to sing/talk
Harmonium players, please play soft not too loud and
also, keep harmonium little away from you.

Mangla-Charanam

Atrayee Basu

Bhajan Book

Page 2

Prarthana

Atrayee Basu

Bhajan Book

Ganesh Bhajan

Mrs. Heena Dasai

Bhajan Book

Page 14/15

Bhajans

Bhajan

Mrs. Deepi Batra

Volunteer

Bhajan

Mr. Bharat Datt  (USA)

Volunteer

Bhajan

Dr. Aruna Thakur (Vancouver)

Bhajan Book

Page 80

Bhajan

Leela Sharma

Bhajan Book

Page 90

Bhajan

Mr. Bharat Datt

Volunteer

Religious Talk
Dr. Narendra Bakshi
Journey of Life
Shri Lakshmi Narayan Announcements
Leela Sharma

Kirtan

Mrs. Neelam Chaukla

Bhajan Book

Page 162/163

Arati

Mrs. Laxmi Bhargava

Bhajan Book

Page 166/167

Samarpanama

Dr. Rai

Bhajan Book

Page 170/171

Mantrapushpanjali

Dr. Changela

Bhajan Book

Page 172/173

Take care, and please be safe and Healthy!