128, Running Creek Road, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, T6J 7B1
Phone & Fax: (780) 988 5161, email: mgsa@mahaganapathytemple.com

Revenue Canada Charity Business Number: 10765 4394 RR0001

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** Temple is Open to Devotees with Limited Access for Worship & Reduced Opening Hours ***


With Lord Ganapathy’s grace, the Board of Trustees of the Maha Ganapathy Society of Alberta is pleased to announce that the Temple will open the door to devotees during specific times with limited access to worship starting Monday, June 22, 2020. Devotees can enter the temple to worship upon fulfilling some preliminary requirements only in the evenings during the weekdays and in the mornings & evenings during the weekends.


Devotees Temple Access Hours

All Evenings: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM (pooja at 7 PM and 9 PM)

Saturday & Sunday Mornings: 9:30 AM – 1 PM (pooja at 9:30 AM and 1:00 PM)

(Poojas are conducted by the priests behind the closed door during weekday mornings)


Please click here for the details of Temple entry requirements and conditions. (must read and comply with the conditions provided in this link)

Please click here to access the Alberta Health Services-Self Assessment which is recommended to be completed before visiting the Temple.

Please click here to access a questionnaire which needs to be printed, completed, and signed on the day of visit (also available at the Temple entrance).


Limited pooja services are also available to sponsor without the devotee being present during both mornings and evenings.

Please click here  to arrange available services or email  mgsafinance@gmail.com

 or call 780 988 5161

Please note that the worship procedures inside the temple has been revised and devotees should not expect normal worship procedures experienced before the temple closure to devotees. Such worship limitations are in place to ensure the safety of all devotees, volunteers and the priests. The Board of Trustees request your patience and understanding on the limitations of the worship practices in place during the initial reopening phase. As the Covid-19 conditions improve, we will be able to relax worship limitations in the future.


The Board of Trustees

Maha Ganapathy Society of Alberta


***To view the 2020 Calendar in English click here or Tamil click here***


2020 October
October 16, Friday to October 25, Sunday

During the Navarathri/Vijayathasami  Evening Pooja, a Kunkuma Archana is performed

during Vasantha Mandapam Pooja. If you like to include your name during the archana,

please purchase a ticket for $10 before the vasantha mandapam pooja begins and the priest will

 give the kunkuma prasadham at the end of the Evening Pooja (Ask the manager for details).
October 16, Friday Navrathri Vratham-Durga Pooja 7:00 PM
October 17, Saturday Navrathri Vratham-Durga Pooja 7:00 PM
October 18, Sunday Navrathri Vratham-Durga Pooja 7:00 PM
October 19, Monday Navrathri Vratham-Lakshmi Pooja 7 PM, Chaturthi Pooja 7 PM
October 20, Tuesday Navrathri Vratham-Lakshmi Pooja 7:00 PM
October 21, Wednesday Navrathri Vratham-Sarawathy Pooja 7:00 PM
October 22, Thursday Navrathri Vratham-Saraswathy Pooja, 7:00 PM
October 23, Friday Navrathri Vratham-Saraswathy Pooja, 7:00 PM, Ayppasi Velli 1
October 24, Saturday Navrathri Vratham-Saraswathy Pooja, 7:00 PM


October 25, 2020, 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM

After the Vijayathasami Morning Pooja, Vidhyarambam

 (First lesson, Edu Thodakkal) will take place between 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM. If you are interested,

please register your name and child’s name in advance at the office and pay a fee of $30.

Temple will provide necessary materials.

October 25, Sunday 6:30 PM: Vijayathasami. Lord Amma n Procession.
Ketharagowri Vratham begins


October 25, Sunday  to November 14, 2020

Devotees who observe ketharagowri Vratham can register their Name/Nakshadhra details

and pay $25 fee at the office. The sacred thread and the Prasatham will be available for those who

observe the viratham on the last day of Ketharagowri Vratham on November 14 (Ask manager for details).

October 28, Wednesday Pradosha Vratham
October 30, Friday Pournami Vratham, Ayppasi Velli 2

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