Hindu New Year
Thursday 8 November 2018

The day following Diwali marks the beginning of the Hindu New Year in parts of North India. It is one of the most auspicious days of the Hindu calendar and celebrated joyously 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.

Annakut Darshan

12 noon to 9pm


Every half-hour from 1pm to 9pm

Souvenirs & Hot Food

Available all day in the Diwali Village, in The Swaminarayan School grounds

Sponsor a Prasad-Thali

Make a personal offering to the Deities by sponsoring a prasad-thali in the Annakut

Introductory Video

Getting Here


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.

Public Transport

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

Journey Planner

Contact Us

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]

Visitor Information

Annakut Darshan

12 noon until 9pm

Annakut Arti

Half-hourly until 9pm

Souvenirs & Hot Food

8am to 10pm

Diwali Village, in The Swaminarayan School grounds


Wheelchair access and lifts available

Visitor Guidelines

Learn More

    The Hindu New Year is a time of renewal, reflection and resolution. It is also an occasion for thanksgiving, and is traditionally celebrated with the Annakut – literally, ‘a mountain of food’.

    This is a grand offering of hundreds of different vegetarian food items to thank God for his providence over the past year and to seek his blessings for the year ahead. This is in continuation of when Bhagwan Krishna urged the people of Gokul to offer thanksgiving to nature (in the form of Mount Govardhan) for all its gracious bounty.