News & Events

Mahashivaratri Celebrations
Friday 24 February 2017
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Mahashivaratri – the auspicious Hindu festival in reverence of Lord Shiva – was celebrated with piety at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London on Friday 24 February 2017. Sadhus at the Mandir began the festivities by performing the ritual bathing of the …
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Collecting Winter Clothes for the Homeless
November 2016
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Volunteers from BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir joined BAPS Charities to collect clothes for the homeless during the frigid winter period. This was a part of the Mandir’s on-going commitment to serving the needy in the local community.A variety of warm …
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Hindu New Year Celebrations
Monday 31 October 2016
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The Hindu New Year – Vikram Samvat 2073 – was devoutly welcomed on 31 October 2016 at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London. The first arti ceremony of the new year was performed at 5.30am, followed with a special mahapuja praying …
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Diwali Celebrations
Sunday 30 October 2016
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Diwali at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London is an iconic community celebration, reinforcing charity, goodwill, family values and the love of God. Worshippers and visitors experienced the devotional vibrancy and rich culture of Diwali with a host of festivities on …
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Prime Minister Hosts Diwali Reception at 10 Downing Street
Monday 24 October 2016
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Prime Minister Theresa May hosted a special reception on Monday 24 October 2016 at 10 Downing Street to celebrate Diwali.She welcomed more than 150 key figures from across the Hindu, Sikh and Jain communities, alongside His Excellency Dinesh Patnaik, Acting Indian …
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Elderly Care Home Visits
Sunday 16 October 2016
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Volunteers from the Mandir joined BAPS Charities on a series of visits to local residential care homes over September and October 2016. They visited Meera Nursing Home, Sancroft Hall Care Home, Shivam Nursing Home and Birchwood Care Grange Home, with …
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Collecting Food for the Homeless
Saturday 15 October 2016
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Young members of The Swaminarayan Sunday School at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir joined BAPS Charities to collect food for the homeless.They collected four large trolleys of food for Sufra, a community food bank and kitchen based in the London Borough …
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Assembly In Memoriam of HH Pramukh Swami Maharaj
Thursday 22 September 2016
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More than a thousand dignitaries and invited guests gathered at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London on Thursday 22 September 2016 to pay tribute to the life and legacy of His Holiness Pramukh Swami Maharaj.Pramukh Swami Maharaj, the fifth spiritual successor …
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Volunteers Receive Training from Guide Dogs Association
Friday 9 September 2016
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Volunteers at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir received the London Engagement Team from the Guide Dogs Association on Friday 9 September 2016. Mel, Rob and Desi were joined by Amit Patel, who is registered blind, for a day of training on …
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Launch of New Mandir Word Search App
Sunday 4 September 2016
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The first ever BAPS game app was inaugurated by His Holiness Mahant Swami Maharaj in Ahmedabad, India on Sunday 4 September, and is now available for free download at Google Play and the iTunes App Store.The MANDIR WORD SEARCH educational app …
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21st Anniversary Patotsav
Saturday 27 August 2016
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 His Holiness Pramukh Swami Maharaj touched the lives of millions around the world. One of his greatest gifts to the UK has been the internationally acclaimed BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Neasden, London. Inaugurated by His Holiness in August 1995, …
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Krishna Janmashtami Celebrations
Thursday 25 August 2016
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 The birth celebrations of Shri Krishna Bhagwan were devoutly observed on Thursday 25 August 2016 at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London.Shri Krishna is an avatar of Vishnu and a popular deity for Hindus around the world. He manifested on earth …
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HH Pramukh Swami Maharaj Passes Away
Saturday 13 August 2016
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Creator and inspirer of BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, His Holiness Pramukh Swami Maharaj, passed away on Saturday 13 August 2016 at 6pm IST in Sarangpur, Gujarat, India. He was 94.His Holiness, celebrated for his worldwide socio-spiritual services, was the fifth spiritual …
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Rath Yatra Festival
Saturday 9 July 2016
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 Rath Yatra, the Hindu ‘Festival of Chariots’, was joyously celebrated at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir on Saturday 9 July 2016 with chanting, music, and the traditional pulling of the murtis on an elegantly decorated chariot.

Cardiovascular Health Screening
Saturday 25 June 2016
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The Swaminarayan School, opposite the Mandir, hosted a cardiovascular health screening session on Saturday 25 June 2016 organised by BAPS Charities with the Royal Free, a major teaching hospital in Hampstead, London.In total, 38 participants aged between 31 to 81 years benefitted …
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Bring A Friend Day
Thursday 9 June 2016
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Young volunteers of BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London welcomed more than 250 friends and colleagues for a memorable open evening on Thursday 9 June 2016.A warm traditional welcome set the tone for the evening as guests were collected by a …
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Sunday School Receives Gold Award for Supplementary Education
Sunday 5 June 2016
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The Sunday School at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London has received a second Gold Award from the National Resource Centre for Supplementary Education (NRCSE).The NRCSE is a national strategic and support organisation for the supplementary education sector across England. They …
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