>> ARYA Samaj South Africa(Arya Pratinidhi Sabha South Africa) cordially invites you, your family and members of your organisation to its Shivaratri function (Maha Rishi Swami Sayanand Bodh Divas) induction ceremony of priests; Kapoorchund Jagroop, Kamla Mahadeo, Mira Singh, Beena Dasruth and Pravin Govind to take place on 19 February commencing at 9.30am. The function will be hosted by Veda Dharam Sabha Verulam at Vedic Hall on 34 Fairview Drive in Brindhaven. For further details contact Lekha Jadoo on 031 267 0544, 031 267 0513(fax) or email aryasamaj@aryas amajsouthafrica.org >> The Palani Murugu temple will be hosting the 27th annual Kavady on 12 February 2017. Flag hoisting will be on 3 February commencing from 5.30pm. Donations and sponsors are welcome. Families that are interested in feeding through the duration of this prayer can contact the officials. Ivan on 073 244 2464, Sagren 083 395 7071 and Ashley 078 351 3898. >> The Shree Veeraboga Emperumal Temple in Gandhi’s Hill, Tongaat will be observing its 101st annual Chariot Festival from Friday 5 May to Sunday14 May. If you would like to be one of the daily sponsors, contact Selochana Govender on 073 549 1383 or the temple on 032 945 1496 for more information by 20 February. >> Shri Siva Subramaniar Alayam Umdloti drift Verulam invites the public to the annual Thaipoosam Kavady festival on Thursday 9 February at 2pm. Public Kavady on Sunday 12 February at 8am. Meals will be provided.>> Meditation and relaxation for children (ages 6 to 12) takes place on 4 February from 2pm to 4pm at the Inner Peace Centre, 11 Palm Street, Verulam. For more details, call 083 299 7143 or 032 563 6728.