About Us


Brahmin Samaj of Alberta Society was incorporated in the Province of Alberta, Canada in the year 2016 as a non-profit organization. The purpose of the organization is to promote Cultural and Charitable events associated with Brahmin Samaj.

Religious Ceremonies

Annual Sacred Thread Changing Pooja.

Performing Yagnas and Homas.

Performing Poojas.

Cultural activities

Arranging programs for seniors and children.

Arranging programs for families.

Community Programs

Assisting newcomers.

Participating in volunteer work.

Assisting other non-profit organizations.


Membership


If you are interested in joining the Brahman Samaj of Alberta (BSA), please fill out the membership form and pay the membership fees via PayPal.

Current committee members



Message from
President


It is an honor and privilege to serve as the President of the Brahmin Samaj of Alberta (BSA) starting September, 2017. I am humble and deeply grateful to the membership and the board of directors for providing me with this opportunity.

With my new board, we are engaged in strategic planning to contemplate our society’s future. Our priorities are to strengthen Samaj membership and serve our members and our community as best we can. We will try to work hard and improve our services to our community and extend help to the larger community as we plan with sharing and caring hands and Hindu faith based services. We thrive to be all inclusive in all our endeavors. To this end, I urge you to become involved and spread the word to your Brahmin friends and families encouraging them to join BSA.

Our strength and support is from our members and their involvement. Thanks to all donors & volunteers who worked hard to make our society and its events successful. Most earnest request to all of you is to get involved and volunteer as much and as often as you can. That will allow Brahmin Samaj to thrive and succeed in the future.
Sincerely,
Hitesh Bhatt, President

Executive Members


  • Hitesh Bhatt
    President
    (587) 987 3369
  • Ashok Dave
    Vice President
    (587) 335 6881
  • Dhimant Thakar
    Joint Secretary
    (780) 394 1891
  • Rakesh Bhatt
    Treasurer
    (780) 807 4494

Directors


  • Nilesh Vyas
    (587) 709 0928
  • Nikhil Joshi
    (780) 966 9636

Telephone Number

Hitesh Bhatt: (587) 987 3369

Email

bsaalberta@gmail.com

Upcoming events


We would like to share with you some upcoming events and past activities.

Diwali Celebration 2017 - Saturday, October 28, 2017


Click here to Register for Event/Donate by PayPal

Event Details:

  • The BSA Diwali celebration and Social gathering on October 28, 2017, 6.30 PM
  • Place: Council of India Hall, 9504, 37 Ave NW, Edmonton, T6E 5K3

Agenda:

  • Deep Pragtya & Welcome
  • Cultural programs, games & Garba-Raas
  • Diwali-Dinner
  • Feedback if Any & Vote of Thanks

♦ Donate Generously to Make Our Event Successful ♦

Click here to Register for Event/Donate by PayPal

Annual General Meeting 2017 - Saturday , July 15, 2017

Janoi Changing

AGM Meeting Event Details:

  • The BSA AGM 2017 will begin after the BSA Picnic event
  • Timing: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
  • Place: Place: Aspen Room, Miquelon Lake Provincial Park Township Road 493B,. (Same as the Picnic Event)

    AGM Meeting Agenda:

    • Welcome Speech by President
    • Read-out of the Annual Report by Secretaty
    • Read-out of Balance sheet by Treasurer
    • Feedback on the activities of BSA for the year 2016-2017
    • Disolving existing commitee and inviting members to form new commitee for 2017 - 2019
    • Vote of Thanks

    Event over

BSA Summer Picnic - Saturday , July 15, 2017

Janoi Changing

Event Details:

  • Date: Saturday, July 15, 2017
  • Timing: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
  • Place: Aspen Room, Miquelon Lake Provincial Park Township Road 493B, 
    Kingman, Alberta T0B 2M0
  • Morning Snacks: Tea, Coffee, Sandwich, Chips, and Methi na Gotta
  • Lunch: Khichdi, Kadhi, Papad

Activities:

  • Welcome Speech by President
  • Felicitation of youth for academics, sports and artistic endeavors(Grade KG to Grade 10)
  • Talent performance by children
  • Games for children and adults

This is a FREE event for OUR MEMBERS ONLY.

Please email us your children's mark sheets and other achievement certificates before July 1st, 2017.

If you are not a member yet, we invite you to join us. Membership form

We also request you to pass this message on to all of our Brahmin brothers and sisters so that they may become members and participate in this event.

Please R.S.V.P for this event on or before July 1st, 2017.

We wholeheartedly thank you for all your support and sincerely hope that all members will eagerly be a part of this BSA Summer Picnic event of our Samaj. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to the Executive members or any of the Directors.

Event over

Pictures of community picnic 9TH July 2016.

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a community picnic - 9th July 2016

Picnic Details:

  • Date: Saturday, July 9th, 2016
  • Timing: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Aspen Room, Miquelon Lake Provincial Park Township Road 493B,
    Kingman, Alberta T0B 2M0
    Phone : (780) 672-7274
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  • Lunch: Between 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
  • Lunch Menu: Vegetarian Sandwiches, Snack Chips, Pop & Soda and Hot Tea.
  • Dinner: Between 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
  • Dinner Menu: Poori, Potato-Ringan Shaak, Daal - Bhaat, Laadu and Papad.

We have many activities planned for children and adults for this event.

This is a FREE picnic for OUR MEMBERS ONLY.

If you are not a member yet, we invite you to join us. Membership form

We also request you to pass this message on to all of our Brahmin brothers and sisters so that they may become members and participate in this event.

Please R.S.V.P for this event on or before May 31st, 2016.

We wholeheartedly thank you for all your support and sincerely hope that all members will eagerly be a part of this first event of our Samaj. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to the Executive members or any of the Directors.

Event over

Pictures of BSA meeting on 27th February 2016.

BSA 2016 february 27 meeting pictures
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BSA 2016 february 27 meeting pictures

Brahmin Samaj Of Alberta Members meeting.

  • Date: February 27th, 2016
  • Timing: 6 P.M.
  • Venue: # 207, 4918 Roper Road, Edmonton - T6B 3T7

Please confirm that you will be able to attend the meeting. This will help us in arranging required logistics.

Event over

Blog


Understanding the concept of Brahman


The term Brahmana means one who has realized the Ultimate Reality.

Brahmins are one of the groups of India who pray for the welfare of the people in general , are ordained to be a role model for the Society and are expected to lead the society.

In exercise of this, Brahmins have been priests, advisers to kings and in some cases have also been Kings, though this is not the function of the Brahmins.

Brahmins are called ‘Vipra’ the ‘Inspired ones’ Dwija ‘ Twice , first being born physically, the second, when a Brahmin is initiated with the ceremony and practice of the Upanayana, the opening of the third Eye.

Sacred Thread Changing Festival in India - Gayatri Yajnopavita


The festival of changing sacred thread is known in different names according to custom, language and belief. In South India people call the festival as Avani Avittam day or Jandhyala Purnima an in some other region it is known different names such as Yajur Upakarma, Yajnopavita dharan, poonal or poonool thread wearing etc.

A full-moon day of the year is observed by those who wear the sacred thread (typically Brahmins and followers of Arya Samaj) as a day of spiritual renewal and the thread the ritually replaced by new one. The festival of changing sacred thread is performed on Jandhyala Purnima day (Avani Avittam day). A Brahmin vatu is taught that the sacred thread and the Gayatri mantram are the strongest weapons in his repertoire, to fight fear and seek enlightenment.

The performers of Jandhya dharana perform ritual bath in rivers or lakes or even in house and sanctify the puja room. New Janai (Sacred Thread) is worn after reading Gayatri Mantram. The Brahmins who missed the opportunity to change the Sacred Thread on Shravana Pournami, will perform the ritual on Bhadrapada Purnima.

The people of different languages call Sacred threads as Janeu in Hindi, Janivaara in Kannada, Poonool in Malayalam & Tamil, Jandhyamu in Telugu, Jaanave in marathi, Lagun in Assamese. This indicates “unity in diversity” in India by celebrating people from all over.

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