The day following Diwali marks the beginning of the Hindu New Year. It is one of the most auspicious days of the Hindu calendar and celebrated fervently with gifts, feasting and merriment.
BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Neasden, London, hosts the largest Diwali and Hindu New Year celebrations in the country. Open to one and all, the celebrations are an opportunity for the whole family to enjoy the traditions, colours and rich culture of the Hindu faith.
12.00 noon until 9.00pm
Rajbhog Arti at 12.00 noon
Half-hourly thereafter until 9.00pm
Souvenirs & Hot Food
Available all day in Shayona Marquee
Available all day at Wembley Stadium Shuttle Services in operation
Make a personal offering to the Deities by sponsoring a prasad-thali in the Annakut
Ample free parking will be available at Sattavis Patidar Centre (HA9 9PE), Euro Car Parts (old site at Fulton Road, HA9 0TF) and Unisys (next to Bridge Park Community Leisure Centre, NW10 0RG), with shuttle services operating throughout the day.
Bus 206 and 224 will operate their normal service.
TfL will operate shuttle buses from Neasden Station to the Mandir. These will commence at 10am and will operate every 10 minutes until 9pm.
If you are coming to the Mandir by public transport please use the widget below from Transport for London
BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir
105-119 Brentfield Road
Neasden, London NW10 8LD, UK
T: +44 (0)20 8965 2651
F: +44 (0)20 8965 6313
E: [email protected]
The conference will include plenary sessions, symposia and sectional meetings all centred on the theme of “Realising Global Peace”.
Scholars and graduate students from India, Britain, Greece and other countries are invited to deliver papers on how religious identity and cultural harmony impact global peace.
Panels will explore topics such as metaphysics and epistemology, religion, and ethics and social philosophy and their role in helping realise global peace.
For those interested in presenting at the conference, an abstract of up to 300 words should be submitted to the Akhil Bhartiya Darshan Parishad by 30 April 2014.
For inquiries and submissions, please email [email protected]