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Invites You Your Family and Friends to Celebrate

Gita Week & Krishna Janmashtami

Date: Friday, 16 August 2019 to Friday, 23 August 2019







16 August 2019


Hawan @5.30pm by Pundita Sirkisson

Bhajans:  UHS Bhajan Group

Discourse by Vyasa Dass

Topic: Chapter 6 – Yoga of Meditation


Dr. Shah & Premilla Haripersad


17 August 2019


Bhajans:  Monday Group

Discourse by Vyasa Dass


Bhanprakash, Khanaye & Chotu Family


18 August 2019


Bhajans: Roopchand Family

Discourse by Vyasa Dass


Romella Singh & Tuesday Group


19 August 2019


Bhajans: Monday Group

Discourse by Vyasa Dass


Puven Akkiah & Family


20 August 2019


Bhajans: Tuesday Group

Discourse by Vyasa Dass


Badal Family & Tuesday Group


21 August 2019


Bhajans: Dr Jyothi Srikewal

Discourse by Vyasa Dass


Ashika Sewlall & Family


22 August 2019


Bhajans: Sathya Sai Group

Discourse by Vyasa Dass


Ramjith Family


23 August 2019

Krishna Janmashtami


Hawan by Guru George Nadesan

Followed by Bhajans by Various Groups


Indian Delights

Namaste, Vanakkam, Om Sai Ram, Namskaram




Join us celebrate Varalakshmi Vratham

Date: Friday, 9 August 2019

Time: Hawan at 9.30am

Followed by Bhajans, Discourse, Aarti and Closing Prayer and Tying of Red Strings

Lunch will be served


Puja Swami



The Umhlanga Hindu Society (UHS) is a non-profit company incorporated in terms of Section 21 of the Companies ACT, 1973.

Apart from our principal objective to promote and develop Hindu Culture, Traditions and Religion, we are committed to undertaking charity (Seva) for indigent children and elderly members of our community.

Our sincere gratitude to all donors for their contributions during the past years. Your goodwill and generosity are greatly appreciated. With your support, Umhlanga Hindu Society will continue to serve the poor and needy members of our community.

During the 2019 Diwali Festival we shall be distributing 400 or more Hampers.

We humbly appeal to members and well-wishers to donate to the Seva fund.

The cost of each Hamper is R300.00.

Banking Details:

Standard Bank

Account Holder: Umhlanga Hindu Society

Branch: Umhlanga Ridge

Branch Code: 057829

Acc. No.: 05 687 5576

Ref: Your Name …………..and DH

Contributions in cash to the secretary, Shereen Bhanprakash at Umhlanga Hindu Society.

We look forward to your positive response.

Yours faithfully

In Service to the Community

The Board of Directors

Umhlanga Hindu Society


Dr. Chandra Shah - 083 792 0086 / 031-562 0171

Shereen Bhanprakash - 031-572 7357

Sally Raghoonandan - 082 442 0953


Chailsa Recitals

Hanuman Jayanti

Tamil New Year















DIWALI HAMPER DRIVE - 17 September 2018

Dear Devotees

Below is the letter of appeal for Diwali Hamper Drive.

Your generous support will be greatly appreciated.

Kindly note that the Close off Date for Donations is 19 October 2018

The Umhlanga Hindu Society (UHS) once again invites you to participate in our annual Diwali Hamper Drive, a Seva/Charity initiative to assist families and children in need, during Diwali, the festival of lights. Diwali is a spiritually uplifting and joyous festival. It is a time to express our goodwill and caring for the less fortunate in our communities.  

Our sincere gratitude to all of you for your contributions towards the 2017 Diwali Hamper Drive.  Your generous contributions helped us to distribute 400 hampers to families and children at Brookdale Primary School, Sahara Centre for Abused Women, Spes Nova School, Duffs Road area, Tongaat, Umhlatuzana and to the under-privileged families that were identified by the Phoenix Child and Family Welfare Organisation. Your generosity was greatly appreciated by the recipients.

This year we aim to distribute about 400 or more hampers to the value of R300.00 each, consisting of non-perishable groceries. We humbly appeal to you to assist us in this benevolent project. Your gift of love and selfless gesture, as always, will be deeply appreciated.

We also welcome you to make contributions towards this seva project during the auspicious periods of Pithar Paksha and Purtassi.  We will keep you informed of the dates for packaging and distribution of the hampers.

1. You can make your contribution by EFT:

Standard Bank
Acc. Holder:  Umhlanga Hindu Society
Branch:  Umhlanga Ridge
Branch code:  057829
Acc.No.:  05 687 5576   
Ref:  Your name …………….   Diwali Hamper Drive

2. Payment in cash to the secretary, Shereen Bhanprakash at the temple premises.

3. You may donate prepacked groceries in quantities of 50 or 100, e.g. canned beans, 1 kg packs of rice, chilli bite mix

We look forward to your positive response.

Yours faithfully in service to the community

The Board of Directors
Umhlanga Hindu Society
Tel: 031- 572 7357
E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it



Dear Members

The Memorandum of Incorporation (MOI) was adopted in 2017.  The MOI makes provision for the governance of Umhlanga Hindu Society (UHS) through a Board of Directors and six committees to achieve its objective of promotion of Hinduism which includes acts of worship, promotion of Hindu arts, culture and customs and service to the community through anti-poverty initiatives and response to emergency relief in case of disasters.

The committees are:

1.   Cultural Committee
2.   Fund Raising Committee
3.   Finance Committee
4.   Youth Committee
5.   Seva Committee

The committees deliberate on issues pertaining to the various functions of the UHS and make recommendations to the board which makes decisions which are then implemented by the committees.

The UHS Board is inviting members to join any one or more of the committees
to help it to serve the local community and the broader community in times of need.
If you wish to join any one or more of the committees, please contact the secretary:

Umhlanga Hindu Society (UHS)

Shereen Bhanprakash




To unify all Hindus by establishing a universal place of worship and to fulfill the religious, cultural, spiritual, charitable and social needs of the community.

The above mission statement encapsulates the primary objective of the Umhlanga Hindu Society (UHS), a non-profit religious, cultural and charitable organisation, formed by members of the Hindu Community, to promote the religious, cultural, spiritual and charitable needs of the community.

Our vision of building a Common Place of Worship and a Spiritual Resource Centre will serve as a unified place of worship where the Hindu religion in all its facets is simplified and propagated to our children, youth and adults in the form of religious principles and values, tolerance, truth, understanding, music, language and spiritual growth.

To foster the spirit of devotion, dedication and worship, and to cultivate and propagate Hindu values.

• To spread the knowledge of ethical, spiritual, religious, and philosophical foundations and practices of Hindu Culture.

• To provide for the recreation of the public at large through meditation, yoga, music, dancing, and other such activities that 

   are related to the Hindu Heritage.

• To promote and afford opportunities for social and multicultural activities.

• To promote, conduct and carry on activities of a religious, cultural, charitable, social and intellectual nature.

• To actively participate in SEVA programmes and involve ourselves in service to humanity.

• To unite all Hindus under one common place of worship.

• To promote all aspects of the Hindu religion, culture and languages.

• To promote the teaching, preservation and exposition of the Hindu religion.

• To promote the observance of Hindu religious occasions and festivals.

• To promote the philosophy, traditions and scriptures of the Hindu religion.

• To aid in the reduction of suffering and to improve quality of life.

• To enhance the vision and direction of our youth.

• To advocate tolerance, respect and understanding between Hindus and various Ethno-cultural groups.

• To establish forums of professional, religious, academic, and entrepreneurial minds to enhance our society.

• To advocate open-mindedness, equality, non-discriminatory, non-racist and non-sexist principles.