Shree Kali Amman Mandir

Transformation through Spirituality

 

SHREE KALI AMMAN MANDIR

A spiritual movement established in view of creating awareness amongst our society on Hinduism and Realistic Simple worship that is actually understood by all, with our main affiliation being the Hari Narayana Bhajanai Mandiram or HNBM, sharing the same visions and objectives.

 Love

Shree Kali Amman Mandir also known as SKAM is an embodiment of LOVE & Service to Humanity.

 

  SKAM started as a simple temple movement called The Shree Hanuman Temple; established in April of 1983 by a group of men, late Jigdish Diar (1957 to 2012), Amrith Rampersadh, Late Billy Ramiah and many others.

 SKAM explained by our Spritual Head/ Guru Prakash Diar;

“I ALWAYS SAID I WILL ONLY REST THE DAY I SEE THE BIGGEST MURTI OF KALI MA WATCHING OVER SOUTH AFRICA- Thereafter I know that we would forever be protected and Live in peace!” Because of my Love for Kali Amma and the energy source I have of our Great Devi, We first started SKAM, to assist our community, Adult or Kid, in spiritual growth, teaching our community values and morals. We had no idea what would happen, or what was really involved. We had held a vision and passion to do this since 1999, but it was not until 2012 that we tried it for the first time. The movement which merely started as a spiritual journey, teaches the most important lesson in life, which is to spread the love which we share. Been educated in our Hindu religion, rituals and Puja (Prayer), We have decided to share this knowledge, using a technique which we call Simple Realistic Worship. Our aim is to grow the bond and unity amongst our communities at large by providing the most important necessities- Health Care, Education (Which in turn will promote economic growth), Spiritual growth, Service to the community.

All prayers as per the Hindu calendar are hosted at SKAM.

 

SKAM is currently running a learning center for those wishing to learn about the religion. We are running a feeding scheme, music clases, Service group, and other fun activities to develop our youth spiritually.

All prayers as per the Hindu calendar are hosted at SKAM.

 

Our past few years which was a very joyful and wonderful experience, has also been a great learning wheel for all our members. We have some amazing and humble people who treat the Movement and Temple with respect and somehow there was an intimacy and connection through teaching members about our religion that was quite nurturing. Over time the Adi Amman Puja, Theemethi Thiruvizha and other Devi Puja’s grew until we outgrew the Temple and are now in need of a bigger more suitable premises. The plan for this Land will be detailed and should include, the actual Temple, School, Medical Hospital, Care Centre +.

In September 2012 our official code of conduct along with Temple committee was formed.  

 

Shree Kali Amman Mandir is an embodiment of Love. The most important mission is for SKAM to spread LOVE. This may be done respectably in any form that may enhance the community and better the lifestyle of everyone.

 

 

Shree Kali Amman Mandir’s main objectives are to:

 

Being faithful to the Republic of South Africa; honoring and abiding by its Constitution; creating an environment in which the organization can be productive and effective

Support and Uplift the needy

Promote Businesses

Establish a School registered with the Department of Education for our community

Assist our temples & language Schools- To promote the study of Indian Languages

Educate people on the history of South Africa, more so on the history of Hinduism in South Africa

Promote Indian music and dance

Establish a Medical Hospital for our community  

Counselling our community with crime related issues such as hijacking, domestic violence and other such related crimes which would require the assistance of a community that is closer to home

Establish a social worker service

Educate the community, and assist those in need, with drug & Alcohol related issues

Assist and uplift the elderly

become a tourist attraction by means of who we are and what we do as a community

 

Shree Kali Amman Mandir’s secondary objectives will be to:

Promoting the unity and wellbeing of those who comprise the South African nation

Being responsive to the needs and welfare of the people of South Africa

Respecting the rights, culture and dignity of all people within South Africa

Ensuring that there is no discrimination against any member of the public on account of race, gender, ethnic or social origin, colour, sexual orientation, age, disability, religion, political persuasion, conscience, belief, culture or language

Acknowledging that every human being has a unique value and potential, irrespective of origin, disability, ethnicity, gender, age, sexual orientation, beliefs, socio-economic and legal status

Believing in the dignity, equality and worth of all South Africans, and in a fair and just society that protects and enhances the wellbeing of all its citizens 

reflecting this wherever possible in the composition of its leadership, staff and volunteers

Co-operating, collaborating and networking with other organizations around issues of mutual concern

Applying people-centred development

Treating other organizations courteously and respectfully at all times

Ensuring the organization remains true to its mission and objectives

Ensuring that the organization is approachable, helpful and accessible in its relationships with beneficiaries, who are expecting high standards of service

Striving towards the provision of an excellent, efficient and effective service at all times

Being mindful of the circumstances and concerns of the beneficiaries when making decisions that affect them; Ensuring that the organization has honest and open relationship with its supporters

Ensuring that the members serve the organization in an unbiased and impartial manner, setting aside personal  interests and upholding its good name, in order to

create confidence in the organization and the nonprofit sector as a whole

Ensuring that the organization forms associations only with organizations that adhere to similar principles.

 

 

Affiliation

 

SKAM have also affiliated themselves with the Lenasia South based spiritual organisation, the Hari Narayana Bhajanai Mandiram (HNBM). This body, under the Leadership of Kreasan Moodley has been in existence since 2011. HNBM shares similar objectives and ideals as SKAM and together both bodies collaborate in many religious & spiritual observances as well as community upliftment, social responsibility and service based projects. Both Moodley and Diar have been friends since the tender age of 7 and have grown up together as brothers. Please click here to visit the HNBM website.
The HNBM mentors and nurtures its members into leadership roles, thus ensuring the sustenance and continual growth of this initiative for generations to come. 

  
I wish blessings upon all of the people who make SHREE KALI AMMAN MANDIR what it is today, and upon people everywhere who are forming communities for a purpose greater than themselves, who are committed to the evolution of humanity and the unfolding of the plan of peace on Earth.

Vanakum Namaste Namaskaram