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AHA KALPA, Children's forum

Our children's forum helps children to develop insight into the Hindu culture, traditions and science and encourages them to promote equality, diversity and religious harmony. We regularly involves children of all ages in our pooja's, festivals and events. We welcome all kids and request parents to bring children when possible, with the view to help children learn ethics, tradition and practices. We conduct group classess, storytelling , slokha Class ( oral-recitation), Clay Workshop (Making Ganesh ideal, flower arrangement (rangoli). Our themes of engagement are Connected Heritage; People, Places and Languages; Sciences; Tech-Champs; Eco-Champs; Art, Craft & Design; Nurtured Fitness and Social and Charity activities.Our KALPA classes are held on alternative Saturday's from 18:00 to 19:00, please REGISTER HERE to join the AHA Kalpa mailing list.

Our previous Kalpa classes
  1. Exploring the Origins of Indian Languages
  2. A taste of ancient Sanskrit language
  3. Birthday’s once upon a time in India
  4. Our Climate: A Project for Aberdeen
  5. Supreme Knowledge or Jnana
  6. An Architectural Confluence between India and Scotland
  7. Poetry and Patriotism - Through the eyes of Rabindranath Tagore
  8. Rewilding and Climate Action
  9. Mathematics of Counting - So you Think You can Count!
  10. Observing Our Air Quality - Stories of Climate Actions
  11. Diwali: Festival of Light
  12. Count Your Greens! - You Are What You Eat
  13. Solar Eclipse - Facts and Folklore
  14. UNESCO World Heritage Sites India and Scotland
  15. Sankranti/Pongal: History and Significance
  16. Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights)
  17. Biometric Identify - What makes you unique!
  18. Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, Life & Legacy of the Greatest Maratha Ruler
  19. Butterfly Effect, From Order to Chaos
  20. Coding UNPLUGGED, ROBOT, Make me a Sandwich
  21. Marine Biology, The Mysterious Underwater Science
  22. Mahabharata, An Introduction to the Greatest Indian Epic
  23. Ramayana, Lessons from the life of Lord Rama
  24. Recap and Your Voices
  25. Unfold the Universe through James Webb Space Telescope
  26. Smarter use of Appliances, Greener Living (R)evolution
  27. The Four Noble Truths from the Life of Buddha
  28. Fun and STEM with LEGO, Programming Challenge
  29. The INNER Journey
  30. Mahabharata, A walk through the Greatest Indian Epic

Yoga and Meditation classes

We conduct regular Yoga classes for adults (above 16) to enhance physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing. Classes involve practicing physical postures, breathing techniques (Pranayam), mindfulness meditation and relaxation techniques. Classes will be conducted by an internationally qualified teacher who has been practicing yoga for the last 15 years. All are welcome. Classes are held at 8am every Saturday. Online Pre-registration is required to enable us better organise and improve services. Please Register HERE

Pooja resources for families

We encourage family to perform daily pooja's at home. Our pooja team have collected the following slides with audio to help families conduct daily pooja at home.

If you have any queries or doubts please don't hesitate to contact us on our email

Please see below list of events in 2019 for reference, updated Hindu calendar is available HERE.

January 2019 Festivals
1 Tuesday Saphala Ekadashi
3 Thursday Pradosh Vrat (K)
4 Friday Masik Shivaratri
5 Saturday Margashirsha Amavasya
15 Tuesday Pongal , Uttarayan , Makar Sankranti
17 Thursday Pausha Putrada Ekadashi
18 Friday Pradosh Vrat (S)
21 Monday Paush Purnima Vrat
24 Thursday Sankashti Chaturthi
31 Thursday Shattila Ekadashi
February 2019 Festivals
2 Saturday Pradosh Vrat (K) , Masik Shivaratri
4 Monday Paush Amavasya
10 Sunday Basant Panchmi , Saraswati Puja
13 Wednesday Kumbha Sankranti
16 Saturday Jaya / Bhami Ekadashi
17 Sunday Pradosh Vrat (S)
19 Tuesday Magha Purnima Vrat
22 Friday Sankashti Chaturthi
March 2019 Festivals
2 Saturday Vijaya Ekadashi
3 Sunday Pradosh Vrat (K)
4 Monday Mahashivratri , Masik Shivaratri
6 Wednesday Magha Amavasya
15 Friday Meena Sankranti
17 Sunday Amalaki Ekadashi
18 Monday Pradosh Vrat (S)
20 Wednesday Holika Dahan
21 Thursday Holi , Phalguna Purnima Vrat
24 Sunday Sankashti Chaturthi
31 Sunday Papmochani Ekadashi
April 2019 Festivals
2 Tuesday Pradosh Vrat (K)
3 Wednesday Masik Shivaratri
5 Friday Phalguna Amavasya
6 Saturday Chaitra Navratri , Ugadi , Ghatasthapana , Gudi Padwa
7 Sunday Cheti Chand
13 Saturday Ram Namami
14 Sunday Chaitra Navratri Parana , Mesha Sankranti
15 Monday Kamada Ekadashi
17 Wednesday Pradosh Vrat (S)
19 Friday Hanuman jayanti , Chaitra Purnima Vrat
22 Monday Sankashti Chaturthi
30 Tuesday Varuthini Ekadashi
May 2019 Festivals
2 Thursday Pradosh Vrat (K)
3 Friday Masik Shivaratri
4 Saturday Chaitra Amavasya
7 Tuesday Akshaya Tritiya
15 Wednesday Mohini Ekadashi , Vrishabha Sankranti
16 Thursday Pradosh Vrat (S)
18 Saturday Vaishakha Purnima Vrat
22 Wednesday Sankashti Chaturthi
30 Thursday Apara Ekadashi
31 Friday Pradosh Vrat (K)
June 2019 Festivals
1 Saturday Masik Shivaratri
3 Monday Vaishakha Amavasya
13 Thursday Nirjala Ekadashi
14 Friday Pradosh Vrat (S)
15 Saturday Mithuna Sankranti
17 Monday Jyeshtha Purnima Vrat
20 Thursday Sankashti Chaturthi
29 Saturday Yogini Ekadashi
30 Sunday Pradosh Vrat (K)
August 2019 Festivals
1 Thursday Ashadha Amavasya
3 Saturday Hariyali Teej
5 Monday Nag Panchami
11 Sunday Shravana Putrada Ekadashi
12 Monday Pradosh Vrat (S)
15 Thursday Raksha Bandhan , Shravana Purnima Vrat
17 Saturday Simha Sankranti
18 Sunday Kajari Teej
19 Monday Sankashti Chaturthi
24 Saturday Janmashtami
26 Monday Aja Ekadashi
28 Wednesday Masik Shivaratri , Pradosh Vrat (K)
30 Friday Shravana Amavasya
September 2019 Festivals
1 Sunday Hartalika Teej
2 Monday Ganesh Chaturthi
9 Monday Parsva Ekadashi
11 Wednesday Pradosh Vrat (S) , Onam/Thiruvonam
12 Thursday Anant Chaturdashi
14 Saturday Bhadrapada Purnima Vrat
17 Tuesday Sankashti Chaturthi , Kanya Sankranti
25 Wednesday Indira Ekadashi
26 Thursday Pradosh Vrat (K)
27 Friday Masik Shivaratri
28 Saturday Bhadrapada Amavasya
29 Sunday Sharad Navratri , Ghatasthapana
October 2019 Festivals
4 Friday Kalparambha
5 Saturday Navpatrika Puja
6 Sunday Durga Maha Navami Puja , Durga Puja Ashtami
7 Monday Sharad Navratri Parana
8 Tuesday Durga Visarjan , Dussehra
9 Wednesday Papankusha Ekadashi
11 Friday Pradosh Vrat (S)
13 Sunday Ashwin Purnima Vrat
17 Thursday Sankashti Chaturthi , Karva Chauth
18 Friday Tula Sankranti
24 Thursday Rama Ekadashi
25 Friday Dhanteras , Pradosh Vrat (K)
26 Saturday Masik Shivaratri
27 Sunday Diwali , Narak Chaturdashi
28 Monday Govardhan Puja , Ashwin Amavasya
29 Tuesday Bhai Dooj
November 2019 Festivals
2 Saturday Chhath Puja
8 Friday Devutthana Ekadashi
9 Saturday Pradosh Vrat (S)
12 Tuesday Kartik Purnima Vrat
16 Saturday Sankashti Chaturthi
17 Sunday Vrischika Sankranti
22 Friday Utpanna Ekadashi
24 Sunday Pradosh Vrat (K)
25 Monday Masik Shivaratri
26 Tuesday Kartik Amavasya
December 2019 Festivals
8 Sunday Mokshada Ekadashi
9 Monday Pradosh Vrat (S)
12 Thursday Margashirsha Purnima Vrat
15 Sunday Sankashti Chaturthi
16 Monday Dhanu Sankranti
22 Sunday Saphala Ekadashi
23 Monday Pradosh Vrat (K)
24 Tuesday Masik Shivaratri
26 Thursday Margashirsha Amavasya