News & Events

Neasden Temple Lights Up in Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Wednesday 26 October 2011
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BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London was illuminated in pink on the evening of Wednesday 26 October 2011 to support Breast Cancer Care during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The lighting of the Mandir was seen by thousands who had gathered for the Diwali celebrations and spectacular fireworks display.
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Diwali Celebrations
Wednesday 26 October 2011
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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 Wednesday 26 October 2011.
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Sewa Day – International Day of Volunteering Caring for the Community
Sunday 25 September 2011
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As part of the ‘Seva Day’ initiative for the International Day of Volunteering, BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Neasden, London organised a special day out for over 70 elderly residents of the local community on Sunday 25 September 2011.
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Community Open Days and Open House London
Saturday 17 & Sunday 18 September 2011
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BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Neasden, London, hosted Community Open Days over the weekend of 17 and 18 September 2011, which also coincided with Open House London, the capital’s annual festival of architecture.
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The Swaminarayan School Ranked Third in The Daily Telegraph Independent Schools A-Level League Table
September 2011
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After being ranked the top independent school in London and fourth nationally in The Daily Telegraph GCSE league tables published in January 2011, The Swaminarayan School has been recognised as the third best independent school of its size after this year’s A-Level results in a table [opens image of table, with TSS in red outline box] published by the same broadsheet news outlet.
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Janmashtami Celebrations
Monday 22 August 2011
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The birth of Shri Krishna Bhagwan was celebrated with great devotion at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London, on Monday 22 August 2011. The day, traditionally known as Janmashtami, began with an Annakut offered to the deities in the Mandir, where guests and devotees arrived throughout the day for darshan.
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Exceptional Results for GCSE, AS & A Level Hinduism Course
August 2011
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Young students of BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha, UK have achieved another outstanding set of results for the General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) in Hinduism.
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Hindola Utsav (Swing Festival)
16 July to 15 August 2011
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The Hindola Utsav – or Swing Festival – is celebrated from Ashadh vad 1 to Shravan vad 2 of the Indian Calendar, falling this year between Saturday 16 July and Monday 15 August 2011. Various decorated swings are created in which the sacred image of God is gently and lovingly swung by the devotees.
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Doubling Organ Donation Figures for Asians on Cards Hindu Organ Donation and Transplantation Conference
Saturday 9 July 2011
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Awareness of the crippling situation regarding organ donations within the Hindu community has taken bite. A packed conference on the matter has successfully raised the profile of the problem, and the drive to move for a nationwide campaign is firmly on the cards. Drawing comfort from the successful campaign launch at the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir on Saturday 9 July 2011, the Hindu Forum of Britain, Hindu Healthcare Society and BAPS Charities, are already drawing up a tailored strategy to push for a doubling of current donor figures.
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Elderly Welfare Seminar: How to Make the Best Use of Your Medicines
Sunday 24 April 2011

BAPS Charities, UK organised a health awareness seminar on Sunday 24 April 2011 as part of its ‘Welfare for the Elderly’ programme, entitled “How to Make the Most of Your Medicines”
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Over 3,500 take part in the ‘BAPS Charities Annual Challenge’ to raise funds for older people
Saturday 10 April 2011
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More than 3,500 people across the UK took to the streets and parks from Saturday 9 April 2011 to Sunday 17 April 2011 for the BAPS Charities Annual Challenge to raise funds for older people and other worthy causes.
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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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