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37 2nd St, Abbotsford, Johannesburg, 2192


Vannakum Dear Devotee,


Our Johannesburg Melrose Shree Siva Subramaniar Temple will be hoisting its annual Thai Poosam Kavady festival as follows:

  • Flag Hoisting: 26 January 18h00
  • Daily Prayer: 27 January 18h0028 January 15h00

    29 January 09h00

    30 January 18h00

    31 January 18h00

    01 February 18h00

    02 February 18h00

    03 February 18h00

  • Main Day 04 February 08h00

Devotees will be allowed to carry Kavady on Saturday 28 January, Sunday 29 January and on the Main day, Saturday 04 February 2023.


Devotees wishing to make donations in cash to offset the cost of this prayer festival can do so via electronic transfer into our temple bank account as listed below.

Devotees wishing to sponsor the daily obeyums over the 10 day Kavady festival are encouraged to contact our Chairman, Mags Padayachee on +27 71 609 0620.

Donations in kind can be dropped off with Guru at the temple during the day.

Our temple is in need of:

    • Rice and
    • Oil (both cooking and lamp oil).

These items will be used during the kavady festival and surplus items will be used on our monthly annadhanum project.

The Kavady prayers will be live streamed via Zoom for devotees. The temple committee will constantly monitor the situation and should there be any change, the devotees will be informed via whatsapp notification and our website.

The donations we receive during our Thai Poosam kavady is crucial to fund the ongoing costs of the staff and maintenance in the temple.

Devotees are humbly requested to contribute to the temple if you are able to and this will be greatly appreciated.

Account Name          –    Melrose Siva Subramaniar Temple Trust NPC

Bank                           –    Standard Bank

Branch                       –    Alberton

Account no.               –    201975483

Reference                  –    TPK2022

Lastly, the coronavirus is our invisible enemy and is not yet over. We all need to  play our part in this world to reduce the spread of this pandemic.

Remember to wear your face mask correctly, sanitise your hands frequently and minimise socialising. Keep safe.

Mikka nandri

On behalf of The Johannesburg Melrose Shree Siva Subramaniar Temple Board of Trustees, Executive and Resident Priest.

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