Welcome To

Kharwastan Temple

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Deep History

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Deep History

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Deep History

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Hall Hire

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Kharwastan Temple History

The temple had its humble beginning in a small wood & iron building in Quail Street and served the local farming community. In 1935 this structure was destroyed by a severe rainstorm. In 1940 another wood & iron building was erected on lot 326, 20 Erica Ave. This property was eventually purchased from fixed properties in 1955 at a cost of R450. This temple ,with minor improvements to its structure,served the Hindu community for some 39 years. Since this site at Erica Ave was declared residential, no alterations or additions in the structure were permitted by the Durban City Council. In 1975 an alternate site at 3 Oak Ave was purchased at a cost of R3500. A temporary wood & iron building was erected at 3 Oak Ave to serve as a temple. In 1993 the trustees initiated an extensive programme of alteration and additions to the existing temple.

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Resident Priest

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Temple

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Temple Entrance

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Trustees

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Kavady

The Thai Poosam Kavady prayer is centred aroun the worship of Lord Muruga who symbolises intelligence, beauty, love, courage and who frees the penitrnt from the shackles of suffering. Muruga is the Lord of the Universe and Mother Adhie Parasathie is the Mother of The Universe. Lord Muruga is the beauty of the six senses "SARAVANBAVA" Sa- Eyes, Ra- Ears, Va- Smell, Na- Speech, Ba- Touch And Va- Understanding

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Kavady In Front Of Temple

Kavady

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Kavady In Front Of Temple

Kavady

2016

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Kavady Outside Temple

Kavady

2016

Kharwastan Temple Hall Hire

Our hall boasts an extremely ambient setting for packaged deal table seated weddings in the traditional form

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Congratulatory Area

A congratulatory area will be erected in the foyer aswell marigold flower confettis will be supplied. A priest will be available to bless the bridal couple after the marriage

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Wedding Set Up

Hall seats 500 people. Decorative fairy lights in ceiling and walls of main hall and entrance foyer.Foot of stage will be draped.

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Table Layout

Overlays/Chair back ties will be supplied(Choice of 5 colours gold/sliver/olive/green/burgandine). A glass centre piece or gold praying lady supplied by temple. Basic Cutlery and crockery on each table

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Parking

Ample parking space with a wheelchair ramp for disable guests.

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MC & Guest Speakers Area

Based on the left of the stage allowing for views of both couple and speaker. Microphone will provided for speaker with PA system and recorded music.

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Main Table For Bridal Couple

Tables for the bridal couple and parents will be provided in the front of the stage

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Hall Entrance

View of couple at the entrance of the hall.

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Parking Overflow

If no parking is available inside the yard there is ample parking available outside. Security is not provided.

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Table Set Up

View Of Main Stage Just Before A Wedding

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    Congratulatory Area

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    Wedding Set Up

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    Main Stage

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    Table Layout

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    Parking Facilities With Wheelchair Ramp

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    MC & Speakers Area

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    Bridal Couple Table

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    Hall Entrance

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    Outside Overflow Parking

Community

A Few Of Our Community Awards

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Rotary Club Awards

Rotary Club Award

2015

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Tamil Woman Progressive Movement

Tamil Woman Progressive Movement Award

2015

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Tamil Federation

Tamil Federation

2014

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Registered NPO

Registered NPO

2015

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3 Oak Avenue, Kharwastan

Postal Address: P.O Box 562583 Chatsworth 4030

admin@kharwastantemple.co.za

Tel: +27 31 403 5919

Fax: +27 31 401 6187