Krishna Janmashtami
Saturday 24 August 2019

Shri Krishna is an avatar of Vishnu and a popular deity for Hindus around the world. He manifested on earth thousands of years ago on the Hindu calendrical day of Shravan vad 8. This year, that day falls on Saturday 24 August. It will be celebrated at the Mandir with a host of devotional festivities, including a ceremonial offering of food (the ‘annakut’), singing, chanting, and an arti signifying the auspicious birth.

Annakut Darshan

9.00am to 8.00pm

Rajbhog Arti


Evening Arti


Assembly with Kirtan Bhakti (Devotional Singing)

6.30pm to 8.30pm

Arti Signifying Birth


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Contact Us

BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir
Pramukh Swami Road
Neasden, London NW10 8HW, UK
T: +44 (0)20 8965 2651
F: +44 (0)20 8965 6313

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


Wheelchair access and lifts available

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    Shri Krishna, one of the avatars of Vishnu, graced the world approximately 5,000 years ago.

    Though born into royalty, he was brought up as a cowherd. Thus, he is frequently seen pictured with cows and gopis (female devotees of the cowherd community).

    Playing the flute, he won the hearts and souls of devotees.

    His closest and dearest devotee is Shri Radha, who exemplifies unflinching love, total dedication and acceptance of the Divine Will.

    The teachings of Shri Krishna are documented within the Bhagavad Gita, in which he outlines the basic tenets of true spirituality and encourages Arjun to fight for the greater good by defending righteousness.