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Coronavirus Update: Public Announcement – Mandirs Closed
Friday 13 March 2020

In the interest of public health and the safety of all devotees and visitors due to the escalating global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, all BAPS Swaminarayan mandirs across the UK and in Europe will be closed from 8:00pm on Friday 13 March 2020 until further notice.

Large gatherings at BAPS Swaminarayan mandirs in the UK and in Europe have been suspended since 5 March 2020. The above additional measure has been taken to assist efforts to delay the disease from spreading further.

Assemblies in English and Gujarati for various age groups will continue to be webcast live over the weekend here. Some operations will now also shift to remote platforms.

Daily darshan of the murtis at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London, can be viewed on our website here from 8:30am.

From Sunday 15 March 2020, the evening arti at the Mandir will also be streamed daily from 6:45pm here. It will be preceded by a short inspirational message and important announcements.

In this time of need, we take this opportunity to remind everyone of our dharma (duty) to help support and care for others around us, especially the elderly, very young and vulnerable who are particularly susceptible to the disease.

We continue to monitor the situation closely and will review these measures regularly.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.