News & Events

Celebrating International Women’s Day
Sunday 10 March 2019
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BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London, observed the UN’s International Women’s Day (IWD) on Sunday 10 March 2019 with an inspiring conference attended by over 1,100 women of all ages.The celebration of IWD by BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha (BAPS) represents its on-going …
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Interfaith Community Workshop
Saturday 9 February 2019
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BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London, hosted various Hindu and Christian faith groups to participate in a community workshop on Saturday 9 February 2019.The event was co-organised with Near Neighbours – a national organisation that brings together people in communities that …
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Winter Clothes and Food Collection for the Homeless
Saturday 15 December 2018
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BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London, helped BAPS Charities collect winter clothing and food for the homeless on 15 December 2018 as part of its on-going commitment to serve the needy in the local community.A variety of warm pieces of clothing, …
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Neasden Temple Awarded ‘Health and Wellbeing’ Award by the Faith & Belief Forum
Tuesday 27 November 2018
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BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London, received an award from the London Faith & Community Awards in recognition of its commitment to the health and welfare of elderly community members through regular visits to residential care homes.The awards were organised by …
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Interfaith Remembrance Marking Armistice Centenary
Friday 16 November 2018
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A special interfaith assembly to pay tribute to soldiers from India and the Commonwealth who served during the First World War was held at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London, on Friday 16 November 2018. This year marks the 100th anniversary …
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Carers UK Produce Gujarati Guidebook for Caring with BAPS Partnership
Thursday 8 November 2018
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Carers UK have launched their popular ‘Looking after someone’ guide in Gujarati. It is a product of BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha’s ongoing partnership with Carers UK which began during the Annual Challenge in April 2018 where more than 3,000 enthusiastic participants …
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Hindu New Year Celebrations
Thursday 8 November 2018
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BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London, heralded the Hindu New Year, Samvat 2075, on 8 November 2018. The Hindu New Year follows the day after Diwali and is one of the most auspicious days of the Hindu calendar, celebrated joyously with …
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Mayor of London Visits to Celebrate Hindu New Year
Thursday 8 November 2018
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The Mayor of London, Rt. Hon. Sadiq Khan, joined thousands of devotees and visitors at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London, on Thursday 8 November 2018 to celebrate the Hindu New Year.This was Mr Khan’s third visit to the Mandir, following …
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Diwali Celebrations
Wednesday 7 November 2018
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BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London, welcomed tens of thousands of people to celebrate the traditions, colours and rich culture of Diwali on Wednesday 7 November 2018. Visitors arrived throughout the day to offer their prayers and respects.Diwali at the Mandir …
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Poppy Installation Pays Tribute to WWI Soldiers
Thursday 25 October 2018
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Photo Credit: The Royal British LegionBAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London paid tribute to the heroes of the First World War by installing a poppy display outside the Mandir.The poppy was adopted as a symbol of remembrance after the War to …
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Interfaith Peace Walk and Tree Planting
Sunday 30 September 2018
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BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London joined community leaders and residents of various faiths to participate in a Peace Walk passing through diverse communities and places of worship in Brent on Sunday 30 September 2018.The event was organised by the Brent …
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Open House London
Saturday 22 & Sunday 23 September 2018
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More than 1,300 people visited BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London, on the weekend of 22-23 September 2018 as part of the Mandir’s participation in this year’s ‘Open House London’ initiative – an annual architectural festival celebrating London’s buildings and design.The …
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£20,000 Cheque Presentation to Carers UK
Saturday 8 September 2018
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BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha presented a cheque for £20,000 to Carers UK during a special evening assembly on Saturday 8 September 2018 at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London. The funds were raised during the BAPS Annual 10K Challenge, which brought together …
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23rd Anniversary Patotsav
Wednesday 5 September 2018
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His Holiness Pramukh Swami Maharaj inaugurated BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London on the Hindu calendric day of Shravan Vad 10 (Sunday 20 August) in 1995. Since that historic day, the internationally acclaimed Mandir has inspired millions of worshippers, visitors and …
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Krishna Janmashtami Celebrations
Monday 3 September 2018
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The birth celebrations of Shri Krishna Bhagwan were piously observed in the presence of Sadguru Pujya Tyagvallabh Swami as well as senior swamis visiting from India at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London. Shri Krishna – an avatar of Vishnu and a …
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Neasden Temple Featured on BBC’s Gardeners’ World
Friday 17 August 2018
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BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London was featured in a special edition of the BBC’s Gardeners’ World programme on Friday 17 August 2018.Gardeners’ World is a gardening show providing ideas, tips and advice from experts on how to get the most …
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Observing World Environment Day
Tuesday 5 June 2018
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5 June is World Environment Day (WED). It is the United Nations’ most important day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the protection of our environment. Since it began in 1974, it has grown to become a global platform …
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