Holi Celebrations
Tuesday 22 March 2016

 

Holi is one of the most colourful festivals in the Hindu calendar. It welcomes the onset of spring and celebrates the new life and vitality of all that follows. It also celebrates the triumph of good over evil and the saving grace of God, symbolised by the lighting of the Holi bonfire.

Venue

The Swaminarayan School

Brentfield Road

Neasden NW10 8HE

Holi Lighting & Arti

6.00pm to 6.15pm

Holi Darshan, Pujan & Parikrama

6.00pm to 8.30pm

Refreshments & Hot Snacks

Available from Foodstalls

Safety

Please observe the instructions of the stewards for a safe, uplifting and enjoyable experience

Getting Here

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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: info@londonmandir.baps.org

Visitor Information

Admission Free

General Opening Times

Mon to Sun: 9.00am to 6.00pm

Allow at least 2 hours for a complete tour

Murti Darshan Times

Guided Tours

Free public tours
Audio Tour Guides available

Accessibility

Wheelchair access and lifts available

Visitor Guidelines

Learn More

    Holi also celebrates the story of Prahlad and Holika. Prahlad was the son of the evil king Hiranyakashipu. He was enraged that Prahlad worshipped Vishnu as superior, not him.

    After several failed attempts to kill Prahlad, Hiranyakashipu recruited his demoness sister Holika. She had a special boon to withstand fire. But, when she sat in a raging fire with Prahlad on her lap, she was burned to death instead while the praying Prahlad was saved by the will of God.

    The Holi bonfire is thus symbolic of the burning of evil and represents God’s saving grace.