Singapore Festival of Hinduism 2020

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Event 4

Exploring the Significance of Hindu Deities and A Virtual Tour of Singapore Temples

Contrary to prevailing misconceptions that Hinduism has many Gods, Hindus believe that there is an ultimate Higher Being with many forms and names. Given that the Hindu diaspora community speak different languages and cultures, they have understood the ultimate Higher Being in their own distinct way. In this program, we look forward to sharing with you the concept of God, the significance of deities, and their iconographies. We will also take you on a short virtual tour around temples and deities that are commonly revered in Singapore.

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Presenters

Mr. Sengkuttuvan

Sengkuttuvan, who has been a pilot for more than 30 years, is currently the acting Chief Pilot in B787 fleet. He has also been a Hindu counselling volunteer with Hindu Centre’s Mitra Counselling Programme at the Singapore Prisons Service and Hindu Endowments Board’s counselling programme at the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) Detention Barracks.


Sengkuttuvan has been a Vedanta knowledge seeker for the past 10 years and has been pursuing vedic studies under the tutelage of Swami Omkaranandha from Tamil Nadu. 

Ms. Tejasvene Ramesh

Tejasvene Ramesh, who is a Research Assistant at National University of Singapore (NUS), was the former President of the NUS Art of Living Club and currently serves as the co-chairperson of Hindu Youth Network Singapore established under the auspices of Hindu Endowments Board.

Mr. R Karthik

R Karthik, who works in the civil service, has been a teaching volunteer and centre lead for Hindu Endowments Board’s (HEB) Project Bhakti classes since 2014. He is also a committee member of the Hindu Studies Committee set up under HEB and has also been a Hindu counselling volunteer with Hindu Centre’s Mitra Counselling Program at the Singapore Prisons Service since 2017. Karthik is currently the co-chairperson of the Hindu Youth Network Singapore established under the auspices of HEB.