a) foster the spirit of worship and dedication, and to cultivate the Hindu values of life as suited to modern times;
b) diffuse the knowledge of the ethical, spiritual, religious, philosophical and social foundations and practices of Hindu Dharma and culture;
c) promote and conduct activities of cultural, intellectual, social, religious and charitable nature and to undertake all such lawful activities as are deemed conducive to and incidental to the attainment of the above objectives;
d) bring together and unite those who believe in the Hindu way of life;
a) Conduct regular prayer meetings, impart religious instructions based on Hindu scriptures, and celebrate all Hindu festivals;
b) Arrange for the performance of Hindu rites and ceremonies such as naming of a child , first hair cut of a child, start of education by a child by taking vows and wearing the sacred thread , marriage , cremation (Antyeshthi), etc., in accordance with the Hindu scriptures;
c) Organize the study, teaching and practice of various philosophical thoughts based on Hindu scriptures.
d) Organize religious, cultural, educational, recreational and social activities, consistent with the ideals of the Hindu Dharma.
e) Promote harmony between the various religious and philosophical thoughts of the world. Cooperate with other local Hindu temples in joint religious activities.
f) Inspire the younger generation to acquire knowledge of Hindu Dharma, and Indian heritage, history, and languages.
g) Invite eminent scholars and sages to give discourse on Hinduism.
h) Maintain a library of literature on Hindu philosophy, history and culture. This literature will include books, magazines, and audio-visual material.
i) Acquire, accept or receive donations, legacies, and bequests for the sole purpose of furthering the aims and activities of the temple. Maintain funds and apply from time to time, for religious, charitable and educational purposes.
The temple shall remain a non-profitable, religious organization, and shall not be involved in any partisan political activity. Our services and activities are totally restricted to Canada.
Besides our principal objective, our other related objectives include:
• Preserving and perpetuating the traditions of Hinduism;
• Sponsoring literary, musical and other educational and cultural events, festivals and conventions for the promotion of Hinduism, classical Carnatic music.
• Bringing relief to the poor and needy either through carrying out directly or by supporting other charities involved in the relief of poverty, donating money and goods to registered charities, operating food banks for the benefit of the poor and the like.
We are planning to submit an application for the status of Registered Charity with the Canadian Revenue Agency. Upon approval of this application, we will be able to issue tax receipts for donations received.
Bhuvaneshwari is the fourth amongst the ten Mahavidya goddesses and an aspect of Devi or Durga as elements of the physical cosmos in giving shape to the creation of the World. She is the Divine Mother as the Queen of all Worlds. The entire Universe is said to be her body and all beings are ornaments of her infinite being. She carries all the worlds as a flowering of her own Self-nature. She is thus related to Tripura Sundari, the supreme Lady of the Universe. She is also known as Adi Shakti or Parvati i.e. one of the earliest forms of shakti. She is capable of turning situations according to her wish. It is considered that even the navagrahas and Trimurti cannot stop her from doing anything.