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 Brahmin Samaj of Alberta (BSA), please fill out the membership form and pay the membership fees via PayPal or CreditCard.

* New Members *

Please submit your family details first and then pay membership fees

Membership fees $10 for each family member (above 5 Years)

Please Note: Without Payment membership is not complete.

Membership FEES-Year 2020

If you require any further information regarding membership, feel free to contact Dhimant Thakar - 780 394 1891




Sponsors

We thank our sponsors for their kind gesture in sponsoring our events


Current committee members



DHIMANT THAKAR
President


 
 

Executive Members


  • Rakesh Bhatt

    Vice-President
  • Ashok Dave

    Treasurer
  • Uday Dave

    Joint Secretary

Directors


  • Ankit Bhatt

  • Nilesh Vyas

  • Nikhil Joshi

  • Jignesh Pandya

  • Amit Bhatt

Upcoming events


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

Diwali Dinner 2019

SATURDAY - November 16, 2019

Diwali Dinner - 2019

Event Details:

  • Date: SATURDAY - November 16, 2019
  • Time: 3:00 PM Onward
  • Place: Council of India Societies of Alberta (India Council Hall)
  • Address: 9504 - 37 Ave NW, Edmonton, T6E 5K3

We thank our sponsors for their kind gesture in sponsoring this event for our community.


An event full of entertainment and cultural activities, food, prizes and so much more!


Important announcement: We would appreciate volunteers from the community for this event. Please contact Dhimant Bhai (BSA President) if you are interested in helping out. Regards.

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Yagnopavit Changing Ceremony 2019

Thursday August 15, 2019

Yagnopavit - 2019

Event Details:

  • Date: Thursday, August 15, 2019
  • Time: 6:00 PM
  • Place: Shree Hindu Swaminarayan Temple ISSO
  • Address: 9311 35 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 5R5
  • Brahm-Bhojan will be served after changing Yagnopavit

Event Sponsors:

  • Hemang Upadhyay
  • Satish Pandya and
  • Umesh Joshi
We thank our sponsors for their kind gesture in sponsoring this event for our community.

The Event is over

Summer Picnic & AGM 2019

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Summer Picnic - 2019

EVENT OVER

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Summer Picnic & AGM 2018

Saturday, July 07, 2018

Summer Picnic - 2018

Event over

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Samuh-Yagnopavit 2018

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Samuh Yagnopavit - 2018

Diwali Celebration 2018

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Diwali Celebration - 2018

Program Details:

  • Date: Saturday November 17, 2018
  • Timing: 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM
  • Place: Council of India Hall
 

Event over

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Diwali Celebration 2017

Saturday, October 28, 2017

 

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
 

Event over

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community picnic, July 15, 2017

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
 

Event over

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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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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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