Pre Morning Pooja : 8.35 AM Morning Pooja : 9.30 AM Noon Pooja : 12.00 NOON Evening Pooja : 6.00 PM Special Pooja : 7.31 PM Night Pooja : 9.00 PM
(HOURS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE IN SUMMER & FESTIVAL DAYS
ABISEGAM (Ritual Ablution)
Mon/Wed/Thu/Fri/Sat/Sun 9.45 AM & 6.30 PM
Tuesday / Friday 8.45 AM & 6.30 PM
Devotees who sponsor Abisegam have to be present at the time mentioned above. If they wish, following items can be offered for Abisegam
Milk Flowers Oil Sari Deities clothing Ghee Garland
Founder & Chief Priest
Head of Canada Hindu Matha Peedam Satyojaatha Sivachariyaar Saiva Paripooranar Sivaneri Kaavalar Maha Guru Hindu Rev. Thiagarajahkurukkal Kanaswamikal
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RAKU KAALA POOJA
Young people who perform this Pooja will excel in studies while the unmarried will be able to find a good life partner, married ladies will have a happy married life and their families will proper, the childless will have children and have a happy and prosperous life. Of all the days, Tuesday is the most auspicious day.
RAKU KAALA POOJA TIMES
Please check our Calendar to know the Raku kaala Pooja times. It varies depending on sunrise and sunset
**** Raku Kaalam is unauspicious except for Durga Worship.
THURKESWARAM SRI DURGA DEVI AMBAL
IMPORTANCE : SAKTI (female deity) worship is becoming more popular everywhere. Our scriptures state that SAKTI is the main form of God in the era of Kali Yuga. SAKTI means energy. Hindus symbolize energy as female, and activation of energy as male. That is why the main form of Hindu idol is LINGA which has male and female body parts within it. The ARTHA- NAREESWARA, another form of idol, also has Lord Shiva and Goddess Sakti equally placed within it.
Sridurka is also a form of Sakti (Goddess of universal energy) and worshipped as the main Deity in this temple
SIGNIFICANCE: Amidst of all Hindu Temples in Canada, Thurkeswaram has a unique and a very special religious feature. One and only temple in North America which is consecrated with highest ranked consecration rituals for 108 days and 33 Homas, performed by 50 priests from 6 countries. Ninety million mantras were chanted continuously for 3 years, first time in North America. In Hinduism, a Temple becomes energized by Rituals and Mantra.
TEMPLE OF HOPE & MIRACLES In TORONTO SRIDURKA HINDU TEMPLE, devotees have experienced many miracles. Incurable diseases are cured here. Infertile body becomes fertile here. Family problems are solved here. Proper spouse selections are matched here. Happiness and peaceful life are warranted here. Many unbelievable miracles are taking place in our life when we worship Goddess Sridurka . That is why devotees praise this temple as..... "TEMPLE OF MOTHER" "TEMPLE OF HOPE “TEMPLE OF MIRACLES"
Raja Gopuram (Temple Tower) Project to be completed in 2014
Raja Gopuram means Royal entrance tower of the temple. It is a spiritually energized structure. Entering through the Raja Gopuram, scans the human body and equip it with proper channels to absorb the spiritual energy inside the temple. It is believed that just having a glimpse of the Raja Gopuram, even from far off, is equivalent to coming to the temple and offering prayers to the deities in the temple.
Let us build a magnificent Temple Tower as a tribute to all who make it possible and as a legacy for our generations. WITH YOUR GREAT SUPPORT, THIS WILL BE A REALITY SOON
To donate funds for the Raja Gopuram Project, please mail your contributions to: Sridurka Hindu Temple, 30 Carnforth Road, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. M4A 2K7 Cheque / Money Order payable to Sridurka Hindu Temple or Remit to our Bank : TD Canada Trust A/c # Branch No: 0192 Account No. 7600-5227519 (Contributions are Tax Deductible in Canada)
2013 January - February - March Festivals
Cultural r Awards
Recent visit of Canadian Government representatives
Micheal Coteau MPP Don Valley East
Sridurka Hindu Temple has regular communications with the City, provincial and fedral government representatives regarding the community and services.
Hindu Guru’s visits
Our Chief Priest and Ceremonial High Priest with Swami Ravi Shangar (Head of Art of Living Ashramam)
Every year, our temple invites great Gurus from India, Sri Lanka and other countries. 'Darshan of (witnessing) a Guru purifies the mind', states our scriptures. It is part of our mission to give devotees all possible ways to stick to spiritual path. Gurus visit's make a tie with our motherlands, as well.
The second Maha Kumbabisekam ( Reconsecration Ceremony) of Thurkeswaram is scheduled for Summer 2014. Details of events and poojas will be available soon.