Swaminarayan Jayanti
Wednesday 5 April 2017

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Bhagwan Swaminarayan manifested on earth in 1781 on the Hindu calendrical day of Chaitra sud 9. This year, that auspicious day falls on Wednesday 5 April. 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 assembly in the evening. This will culminate with the arti at 10.10pm, signifying the precise time Bhagwan Swaminarayan chose to be born to mother Bhaktimata in the small north Indian village of Chhapaiya.

Annakut Darshan

9.00am to 8.00pm

Annakut Thal

11.00am

Kirtan Bhakti (Devotional Singing)

6.00pm to 7.00pm

Evening Arti

7.00pm

Assembly

8.00pm to 10.15pm

Arti Signifying Birth

10.10pm

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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: [email protected]

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

    Bhagwan Swaminarayan manifested in northern India on 3 April 1781. He came to grant eternal liberation to countless souls, remove misguided religious practices, and dispel misinterpretations that had crept into Hinduism.

    Heading a socio-spiritual awakening, he established the Swaminarayan Sampradaya at the age of 20, introducing social reforms, serving the poor and needy, and preaching against superstitions, addictions and violence.

    He initiated 3,000 sadhus (ordained monks) and was recognised and worshipped as Bhagwan (God) during his lifetime by countless individuals.

    To learn more about his life and work, please click here.