Welcome to the official website of the Niagara Hindu Samaj and the Shiv Mandir, Niagara Falls, Ontario. The Niagara Hindu Samaj is the premier organization representing Hindus and Jains in the Niagara Region. Our website provides information on upcoming events and on-going programs organized by the Samaj at the Shiv Mandir and elsewhere.
Mark your calendars for Sunday April 9, 2017 as we celebrate Shri Mahavir Jayanti, dedicated to the veneration of Bhagwan Mahavir. The event is sponsored by the Jain families of Niagara.
Bhagwan Shri Mahavir is the twenty-fourth (and last) of the great Jain tirthankars or spiritual guides. He was responsible for enunciating the fundamental Jain concepts of Ahimsa, Satya, Asteya, Brahmacharya and Aparigraha. His birth will be celebrated at the Shiv Mandir as follows:
Jain puja at 9:30 AM, Sunday April 9.
Jain puja at 3:00 PM, followed by bhajan satsang, aarti and preetibhoj, Sunday April 9.
Everyone is welcome!
Kshin is a grade 11 student studying in the French immersion program at A.N. Myer Secondary School, Niagara Falls, where she has achieved the distinction of being among the Top 10 on the Principal’s Honour Roll two years in a row.
She is fluent in French, Hindi, and Gujarati along with English. She has been actively volunteering at the Shiv Mandir temple library, assisting with the Senior’s Program on Fridays, and participating in dance performances during Diwali, the Hindu festival of Lights.
She also volunteers as a literacy tutor for children with learning disabilities and works at a Niagara Parks Welcome Centre where she regularly interacts with numerous people of different cultural backgrounds, constantly widening her horizons and learning about new cultures.
She aspires to give back to the community by acquiring a university degree and pursuing a career in the environmental sciences. She also dreams of travelling around the world to experience many new cultures and spread cultural awareness.
Meet Kshin at the Shiv Mandir on Sunday April 9. She will be inaugurated as Ambassador by Miss Lalima Jain, our fabulous Ambassador from last year.
Regular devotional services:
Daily Puja & Aarti: 9:00 AM and 7 PM
Mondays: Shiv Vandana 5 PM - 7 PM
Tuesdays: Hanuman Vandana 5 PM - 7 PM
Fridays: Kartikeya Vandana 7 PM - 8 PM
2nd Saturday of each month: Sai Baba Satsang, 10 - 11 AM.
Jain Puja 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Bhajan Satsang 3 PM - 5 PM, followed by Aarti & Preetibhoj.
Location: 5284 Second Avenue, Niagara Falls, Ontario L2E 4K2, Canada.
Sai Baba satsangs take place on the second Saturday of each month. In May 2017, our Sai Baba satsang will take place at the Shiv Mandir from 10 AM to 11 AM on Saturday, May 13. Everyone is welcome.
For the rest of the year 2017, Sai Baba satsangs will take place as follows:
We are grateful that several members of the Samaj community supported us with post-dated cheques in 2016. Please keep up the support in 2017. If you did not participate in 2016, please do so now! Your donations help us to provide numerous badly needed services to the community.
All your contributions are welcome- every little bit counts! If everyone in the Samaj community made regular monthly contributions, our debt load would have been a thing of the past! So please step up and furnish us with your monthly post-dated cheques for any amount that you feel you can contribute on a recurring basis. The Samaj and the Shiv Mandir need your help- please open up your hearts and purse-strings!
To indicate that you would like to make monthly donations, click here.
Would you like to sponsor an event at the Shiv Mandir? The Niagara Hindu Samaj enthusiastically welcomes your sponsorship. Sponsors provide a wonderful service to the community through their devotion.
To sponsor an event, please call Mr. Kamal Jain at 905-735-1320 during business hours and provide him with the details of the event you wish to sponsor. Sponsorship dates are subject to availability. The Niagara Hindu Samaj reserves the right to accept or decline sponsorships.
Two or more families can team up together to sponsor an event. Please note that sponsorship is $151 per event per family. Further donations are always welcome. Sponsors have the responsibility of providing preetibhoj for devotees as well as cleaning up the premises and removing garbage at the end of the event. Not abiding by this requirement may result in additional charges for cleanups.
Give free reign to your spirit of seva! Sponsor an event today!
Bhagwan Shri Hanuman is the embodiment of pure devotion. Come to the Shiv Mandir on Sunday April 16 at 3 PM to celebrate His birth!
Shri Hanuman Jayanti celebrates the advent of Bhagwan Shri Hanuman, who is considered to be an avatar of Bhagwan Shivji. We are celebrating this auspicious occasion at the Shiv Mandir on Sunday April 16 with a special bhajan satsang dedicated to Hanumanji. Aarati at 5:30 PM will be followed by preetihoj. Everyone is welcome!
We are looking for devotees to sponsor this special Sunday bhajan satsang dedicated to Hanumanji, the divine devotee of Bhagwan Shri Ram. Click here to sponsor this wonderful event.
Please note that this celebration was originally scheduled for Tuesday April 11. While Shri Hanuman Vandana will take place that evening from 5 PM, the special celebration of Shri Hanuman Jayanti will take place on Sunday April 16 rather than on Tuesday April 11.
As in previous years, the Niagara Hindu Samaj will be actively participating in the Niagara Folk Arts Festival, the longest-running multicultural festival in Canada. Our Open House is on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 from 5 PM to 9 PM.
Our Open House, titled “Glimpses of India’s Cultural Heritage” is highly popular, and with good reason! Visitors experience the warmth of our hospitality, taste the impossibly delicious vegetarian cuisine, and soak in the sights and sounds of our rich cultural heritage. They also enjoy henna hand painting (mehendi) as well as learn about our traditions as they take guided tours of the Mandir (temple).
Visit our Open House for a fascinating glimpse into India’s ancient cultural traditions! Come and enjoy a fun-filled evening featuring wonderful traditional Indian and Bollywood music and dance performances by our talented youngsters and community members, yoga demonstrations, and guided tours of the Shiv Mandir temple. Experience the rich culture of India, get your mehendi/henna tattoos and enjoy mouth-watering delicious Indian vegetarian cuisine.
Mark your calendars! On Wed May 24, from 5 to 9 PM, experience India without actually going there!
It’s that time of the year again! Time to register your child for the Niagara Hindu Samaj’s Heritage India Summer Camp!
This year the summer camp will run from Monday August 14, 2017 to Saturday August 19, 2017. The last day of the camp will be spent enjoying a fabulous picnic at Queenston Heights Park in Niagara on the Lake. The picnic is free and open to everyone in the community.
This is your opportunity to give your child the gift of his or her heritage! The Heritage India Summer Camp features numerous games, stories and activities that give campers a wonderful connection with their rich heritage. Campers have a fun time learning about their traditions and making friends!
Register your child today! The fee for the entire camp is just $100 per camper, which includes snacks and meals. That’s an amazing deal!
Please make full payment for the camp either by cash or cheque before the start of camp. If you wish to pay using PayPal, you may do so using the form below. Please note, however, that you still need to fill in and submit the form given above.
You wanted the Shiv Mandir to be open longer hours, and we heard you! Our new hours are as follows:
Monday through Saturday (except Wednesday):
Mornings: 9 AM to 12 noon. Evenings: 5 PM to 8 PM.
Mornings: 9 AM to 12 noon. Evenings: 3 PM to 8 PM.
The Mandir will be closed on Wednesdays.
Please ring the doorbell for admittance if needed.