News & Events

Holi Celebrations
Tuesday 26 March 2013

The Hindu festival of Holi was celebrated at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London on Tuesday 26 March 2013. Holi (Fagun sud Punam) is popularly referred to as the ‘Festival of Colours’, and marks the joyous arrival of Spring.  The sacred …
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Lights Out for Earth Hour 2013
Saturday 23 March 2013

BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London joined millions of supporters in 7,000 cities, towns and municipalities across more than 150 countries and territories around the world to observe Earth Hour 2013 on Saturday 23 March. Iconic buildings small and large across …
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Maha-Shivaratri Celebrations
Sunday 10 March 2013

The auspicious Hindu festival of Maha-Shivaratri was joyously celebrated at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London on Sunday 10 March 2013. The day began with the sacred and traditional bathing of the Shivalinga performed by the sadhus.  An ice Shivalinga, symbolising …
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Recycling Clothes for Climate Week
Saturday 9 March 2013

Climate Week was observed at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London on Saturday 9 March 2013 with a special clothes recycling drive organised by BAPS Charities.  Climate Week is ‘Britain’s biggest climate change campaign, inspiring a new wave of action to …
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Celebrating International Women’s Day
Saturday 9 March 2013

BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London welcomed hundreds of women on Saturday 9 March 2013 to celebrate International Women’s Day.  The United Nations-recognised day was observed with an inspiring conference titled ‘Celebrating Women: Above and Beyond’, which aimed to celebrate the …
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Home Secretary Attends International Women’s Day Conference
Saturday 9 March 2013

The Home Secretary Rt. Hon. Theresa May was Chief Guest and Keynote Speaker at an inspiring conference for International Women’s Day at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London on Saturday 9 March 2013.  The conference, titled Celebrating Women: Above and Beyond, …
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The Swaminarayan School Receives New National Award for Able Children
Thursday 28 February 2013

The Swaminarayan Preparatory School has been recognised by the National Association for Able Children in Education (NACE) with its special Challenge Award for “helping pupils achieve their best”.  The NACE Challenge Award is recognised by external bodies, such as Ofsted, …
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Snow at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Neasden, London
Saturday 4 February 2012
Mandir in Snow
Sunday 20 January 2013
BAPS UK Annual Review 2012
Tuesday 1 January 2013

We at BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha find joy in serving communities, families and individuals.  Find out how we enjoyed ourselves in 2012 through this brief annual review.

Conference on ‘Living With Cancer’
Saturday 5 January 2013

BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London hosted a conference on ‘Living with Cancer’ on Saturday 5 January 2013 in partnership with BAPS Charities, Macmillan Cancer Support and St Luke’s Hospice.  The event, which was open for anyone with questions and concerns …
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‘Welfare for the Elderly’ Seminar for St Luke’s Hospice
Sunday 25 November 2012

BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London hosted a seminar on Sunday 25 November 2012 entitled ‘Welfare for the Elderly’ where St Luke’s Hospice, the local hospice for the boroughs of Harrow and Brent, provided information about the services that it offers …
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Participating in National Interfaith Week
Saturday 24 & Sunday 25 November 2012

BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London participated in National Interfaith Week by partnering with St Mary’s Church in Willesden to raise money for local charities on Saturday 24 November 2012 and also by holding an interfaith seminar at The Swaminarayan School, …
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Neasden Temple Lights Up in Blue for World Diabetes Day
Wednesday 14 November 2012

BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London was illuminated in blue on the evening of Wednesday 14 November 2012 in support of World Diabetes Day.  The Mandir joined iconic landmarks, monuments and buildings all over the world in the official blue colour …
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Hindu New Year Celebrations
Wednesday 14 November 2012

The Hindu New Year (Samvat 2069) was devoutly heralded on the morning of Wednesday 14 November 2012 at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London.  Following the joyous Diwali celebrations of the night before, devotees and visitors arrived at the Mandir continuously …
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£25,000-Cheque Presented to Macmillan Cancer Support
Tuesday 13 November 2012

A cheque for £25,000 was presented to Macmillan Cancer Support during the Diwali celebrations at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London on Tuesday 13 November 2012.  Stephen Richards (Director for England) and Rachel Kingston (London Area Fundraising Manager) were on hand to …
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Collecting Funds for Children in Need
Tuesday 13 November & Wednesday 14 November 2012

Children from BAPS Charities collected funds for the BBC’s Children in Need campaign during the Diwali and Hindu New Year celebrations at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London on Tuesday 13 November and Wednesday 14 November 2012.  Children in Need is …
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