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Hindolã Utsav (Swing Festival)
12 July - 10 August 2006

From Ashadh Vad 2 to Shravan Vad 1 of the Indian Calendar (12 July – 10 August 2006), the Hindolã Festival is celebrated. Various decorated swings are created in which the image of God is gently swung with love by the devotees.

Seating God on the swing (hindolo) is symbolic of installing Him in one’s heart. The gentle pulling of the swing symbolises the aspirant’s efforts to please God and bring Him closer to oneself.

This year at the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Neasden – as at all Swaminarayan mandirs worldwide – swings based on various themes have been created with devotion by volunteers.

Themes included are Butterflies, Footballs/Basketballs, Snow, Kesar, Mirrors & Perfumes, Fruits and Rãkhdis.