Ottawa Sivan Temple

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    Ottawa Sivan Temple

    Saivites of Ottawa established Vallavambika Sri Thaiyalnayaki Sametha Vaithiyanatha Swamy Koyil in 2007 in the sacred area called “Vaitheeswaram” in Ottawa, the capital city of Canada. This Temple is popularly known as “Ottawa Sivan Temple”. The deity of the temple, God Sri Vaithyanatha Swamy is in the form of “Sivalingam” in the main sanctum of the temple. Godess Sri Thaiyalnayaki is in a standing posture in another sanctum and so the other deities in separate sanctums blessing devotees.

    After almost twenty five years of relentless efforts, patience, great sacrifices, determination, and financial support from a number of dedicated members of the Ottawa Tamil Hindu community, the dream of a Tamil Hindu temple of their own has finally became a reality by the grace of Almighty. The national capital region of Ottawa gained a new addition to its cultural and spiritual life and landscape on April 29, 2007. On that day the Ottawa Tamil Hindu Temple was inaugurated with the ceremony of Bhumi Puja (purification of the land) and laying of the first foundation stone for the new temple in front of a formidable gathering of well-wishers.Since then building had been renovated to be a Hindu temple for placement of statues of Hindu deities to be procured. A grand consecrating ceremony (Kumbabishekam) of the temple in the acquired place was held from July 11th to July 15th 2007 in the presence of many local community leaders, well-wishers, religious personnel and more than 500 devotees.

    The Ottawa Sivan temple is a non-profit and a registered charitable organization administered by a board elected by devotee volunteers. The temple finances solely dependent on donations by devotees for the benefit of the community.



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