Registration No: S61SS0064H
“Veda Nivas”, 108A Owen Road, Singapore 218915

Measures taken by Sabha for Phase 2

Dear Members,

With the grace of the Lord, as we take steps to recover from the impact of COVID19, the Government of Singapore has announced the beginning of Phase 2 with containment measures in place.
In light of this announcement, Sabha is also adopting the following measures with effect from Wednesday, 1 July 2020.

NO WALK-IN VISITORS TO VEDA NIVAS

Only visitors, subject to a maximum of five (5), who have pre-booked appointments will be permitted into Veda Nivas.

Contact Tracing using SafeEntry / other data collection procedures and temperature taking is mandatory for entry.

FOR ALL QUERIES, PLEASE CONTACT SABHA PUROHITS OVER PHONE AT THE FOLLOWING NUMBERS

Sri Suresh Sastrigal 9146-9473
Sri Sathyanarayana Ghanapatigal 9062-1549

INFORMATION ON OTHER ACTIVITIES

  • COMPLETE SUSPENSION
    • Traimasika Parayanam and other public events
    • Veda Classes 
  • PARTIAL ALLOWANCE
    • Pradosha Pooja, Pournami Pooja,Vishnu Sahasranama Parayanam will be performed at Veda Nivas with a limited audience - karta and family only (max 5 members). The poojas will be broadcast on Sabha Vani
    • All Poojas, Homam, and Japa services at member residences will be subject to the maximum of 4 members (Sabha purohit is considered as one visitor). These 4 members may be from different households. Social Distancing and wearing of face masks/shields during the event is mandatory.
    • For performing Homam at residences, kindly ensure that you have permission from your condo MCST (if applicable)
    • All Shloka classes will be shifted completely online or cancelled based on agreements between the purohit and the students. There will be no face-to-face classes.
  • NO DISRUPTION
    • Apara Karyams-Last rites (to the best possible, restrict the number of persons as per Government directive)
  • TARPANAM (Aadi Amavasya - 20 July 2020)
    • Details will be provided by 10 July 2020 on the website
  • AVANI AVITTAM / UPAKARMA 
    • Details will be provided by 15 July 2020.

SHRADDHAM (1 July onwards, Please call Sabha purohits to make the booking)

  1. Generally, Hiranya Shraddham (no homam) will be conducted by the Sabha purohits
  2. The venue will be at Veda Nivas or at the residence of the kartas 
  3. Siblings or Children who stay in different houses can join the shraddham subject to a maximum of three persons.
  4. Paarvana Shraddham bookings will be taken if the karta can arrange brahmanas for bhojanam on their own accord.
  5. Strict guidelines are in place for the conduct of Shraddhams. Please follow the guidelines outlined below.
  6. Safe distancing practices and wearing of face masks will continue to be mandatory.

GUIDELINES FOR SHRADDHAM

Items to offer to Purohit for Hiranya Shraddham
(Please check with purohits in advance for quantity)

  1. Dakshina (Cash)
  2. Raw Rice
  3. Toor Dal (Thuvaram Paruppu) or Moong Dal (Paasi Paruppu)
  4. Jaggery
  5. Raw (Green) Banana
  6. Betel Leaf, Betel Nut
  7. Bananas (2 nos)

TYING OF PANCHA KACHCHAM

  • Keeping in view social distancing guidelines & time factor, purohits will NOT help in tying the pancha kachcham. 
  • In case you are not familiar with wearing panchakacham, here is a demonstration for wearing Pancha Kachcham in Tamil Nadu/Kerala style. It provides step by step guide in Tamil. Even if you are not familiar with Tamil language, the actions shown there can be a good guidance. https://youtu.be/-Wm3_fZYQKM  

AT VEDA NIVAS

WEARING OF MASK

  • Wearing of mask is compulsory except during the performance of Achamanam; mask is to be worn at all times before and after the performance of achamanam.
  • Purohits will maintain social distancing from karta and will wear masks/face shields. Please respect that. 
     

ENTRY PROCEDURES 

  • Enter Veda Nivas at your booked time slot only. This is to minimise the contact between individuals from different house addresses. 
  • Safe Entry is mandatory for entry. Please bring your smartphone with QR code app
  • Scan Safe Entry and take your temperature.  
  • After entry, please wash your hand and legs and change into attire for performing Shraddam. REFER TO STEP 2 FOR TYING OF PANCHA KACHAM.
     

AFTER THE SHRADDHAM

  • At the conclusion of Shraddham, do the best in cleaning the place and leave to your home immediately. Minimize the time spent at Veda Nivas. Please do not engage in general conversations or chit-chat before and after the karma.  
  • Sabha is requesting the cooperation of all members to maintain social distancing, minimise purohits’ exposure to others and also remind that there are other people waiting to perform their karmas.

Sabha, along with Purohits retain the right to refuse services to anyone who might be unwell and/or not following the above guidelines. The above process is subject to change based on Government Notifications. We thank you for your understanding and cooperation in this regard.

QUESTIONS?

If you have any questions about the process, please call our purohits or email to mc@sdbbs.org 

Our Purohits

Sri Suresh Sastrigal 9146-9473
Sri Sathyanarayana Ghanapatigal 9062-1549

With prayers for the welfare of the world,

SDBBS MC 

 

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