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Swaminarayan Jayanti & Rama Navmi Celebrations
9, 12 & 16 April 2011
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The festivals of Swaminarayan Jayanti and Rama Navmi were celebrated with great enthusiasm and devotion on Tuesday 12 April 2011 at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London. The traditional annakut – a grand variety of food to mark this auspicious occasion – was offered to the deities, and at 12 noon, the sadhus performed a special arti to commemorate the birth of Shri Ramchandraji.
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Lights Out for Earth Hour 2011
Saturday 26 March 2011
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BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London once again joined hundreds of millions of supporters in thousands of cities, towns and communities in a record 134 countries in observing Earth Hour 2011 at 8.30pm on Saturday 26 March 2011.
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Celebrating Women: Managing Challenges, Inspiring Change In Observance of International Women’s Day 2011
Sunday 20 March 2011
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BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha (BAPS) observed the centennial celebrations of International Women’s Day 2011 with an inspirational conference entitled “Celebrating Women: Managing Challenges, Inspiring Change” at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London.
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Holi Celebrations BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London
Saturday 19 March 2011
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The Hindu festival of Holi was celebrated at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London on Saturday 19 March 2011. Holi (Fagun sud Punam), the ‘festival of colours’, marks the joyous arrival of spring. The sacred images in the Mandir were adorned …
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Smiley Check-Ups – Dental Health Checks for Children
Saturday 12 & Sunday 13 March 2011
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BAPS Charities, UK, with the help of BAPS Children’s Forum, organised free dental health checks for children on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 March 2011 at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London.
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BAPS Charities donates over £9,000 to Brittle Bone Society, Great Ormond Street Hospital and Kingston University
Sunday 6 March 2011
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A special cheque presentation of £9,003 was made by BAPS Charities UK at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London on Sunday 6 March 2011. £5,001 was payable to the Brittle Bone Society, £2,001 to Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, and £2,001 to Kingston University. The presentation coincided with the remembrance of Meesha Patel who passed away one year ago.
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Maha-Shivaratri Celebrations
Wednesday 2 March 2011
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The auspicious Hindu festival of Maha-Shivaratri was celebrated at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Neasden, London on Wednesday 2 March 2011. The day began with the sacred and traditional abhishek of the Shivalinga performed by the sadhus.
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Stroke and High Blood Pressure: Causes, Treatment and Rehabilitation
Sunday 13 February 2011

BAPS Charities, UK organised a seminar on Sunday 13 February 2011 at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London to raise awareness about stroke and high blood pressure among the elderly.
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BAPS Charities Launches Annual Challenge with Age UK
Saturday 12 February 2011
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The BAPS Charities Annual Challenge for 2011 was launched on the evening of Saturday 12 February 2011 at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Neasden, London. The official partner for BAPS Charities this year is Age UK (formed by the combining of Age Concern and Help the Aged), one of the country’s leading charities working for the elderly.
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Cardiovascular Health Screening Session
Saturday 29 January 2011
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As part of its ongoing commitment to multifarious healthcare and community initiatives, BAPS Charities UK held a Cardiovascular Health Screening Session at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London on Saturday 29 January 2011. The session was organised to assess cardiovascular risk …
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The Swaminarayan School Ranked as Top Independent School in London
13 January 2011
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The Swaminarayan School has achieved first place in London in the Independent Schools League Table published by The Daily Telegraph on 13 January 2011. The table also confirmed the School as the fourth-highest ranked independent school in England.
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BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha, UK – Annual Review 2010
Saturday 1 January 2011
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Hindu New Year Celebrations
Saturday 6 November 2010
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The morning of Saturday 6 November 2010 heralded the Hindu New Year, Samvat 2067.

Following the joyous Diwali celebrations the night before, devotees and visitors arrived at the Mandir continuously from early morning to offer their prayers and seek blessings.
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High Commissioner of India Celebrates Hindu New Year
Saturday 6 November 2010
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The High Commissioner of India to the United Kingdom, His Excellency Mr Nalin Surie, visited BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London – popularly known as the ‘Neasden Temple’ – with his wife, Mrs Poonam Surie, during the Hindu New Year celebrations on Saturday 6 November 2010. They joined thousands of others as Mr Surie was invited to perform the main ceremonial Rajbhog Arti of the Annakut offering.
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Diwali Celebrations
Friday 5 November 2010
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Diwali – one of the most auspicious occasions in the Hindu calendar – was celebrated with great devotion and splendour at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Neasden, London, on Friday 5 November 2010.
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BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London Awarded First Prize in ‘Brent in Bloom’ Competition – Again
Thursday 21 October 2010
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BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Neasden, London, has been awarded first prize in the category of Business/Public Premises in the ‘Brent in Bloom’ competition in 2010 – for the second consecutive year.
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Welsh Commonwealth Games Team Visits BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London
Friday 24 September 2010
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The Welsh Commonwealth Games team visited BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London on Friday 24 September 2010. The team managers had already visited the Mandir in July and were keen for the athletes to experience the serenity and spiritual ambience of the Mandir. The visit followed that of Team England during the Community Open Days on the weekend of 11 and 12 September 2010.
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