News & Events

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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World Environment Day
Sunday 5 June 2016
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5 June is World Environment Day. 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 for …
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Community Health Screening
Saturday 14 May 2016
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BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir hosted a free health screening for the local community on Saturday 14 May 2016.It was organised by BAPS Charities in partnership with the Royal Free Hospital, a major teaching hospital in Hampstead, London. The two have …
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Public Health Screening at Local Shopping Centre
Saturday 23 April 2016
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  Volunteers from BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir helped BAPS Charities to team up with representatives from the Rotary Club of Edgware & Stanmore to deliver a health awareness drive at the Broadwalk Shopping Centre on Saturday 23 April 2016. During …
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Swaminarayan Jayanti and Rama Navmi Celebrations
Saturday 16 April 2016
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 The festivals of Swaminarayan Jayanti and Rama Navmi were celebrated with a host of devotional festivities on Friday 15 April and Saturday 16 April 2016 at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London.Chaitra sud 9 – the actual birthdate of Bhagwan Swaminarayan …
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Opening of Refurbished Abhishek Mandap
Friday 15 April 2016
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  The refurbished Nilkanth Abhishek Mandap reopened at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London on Friday 15 April 2016, the auspicious day of Swaminarayan Jayanti. The Abhishek Mandap is a marble chamber on the lower floor of the main mandir housing …
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Annual Charity Challenge
Sunday 10 April 2016
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More than 1,000 people – from toddlers through to senior citizens – joined the BAPS Annual 10K Challenge in London on Sunday 10 April 2016.The charity Challenge organised by BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha (BAPS) brought together more than 3,000 enthusiastic participants …
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Lights Off for Earth Hour 2016
Saturday 19 March 2016
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BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London joined iconic landmarks as well as communities and organisations from 178 countries by switching off its non-essential lights to observe Earth Hour at 8.30pm on Saturday 19 March 2016.Earth Hour – the world’s largest environmental …
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Seminar for Dental Professionals
Saturday 17 March 2016
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BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London hosted another BAPS Charities seminar for dental professionals on Thursday 17 March 2016.Guest speaker at the seminar was Dr Christopher Sproat, Consultant Oral Surgeon at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, who shared his …
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Neasden Temple Hosts Special Edition of Antiques Roadshow
Sunday 13 March 2016
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BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London hosted a special edition of the BBC’s Antiques Roadshow, which aired on the evening of Sunday 13 March 2016.The Antiques Roadshow is a British television show in which experts travel to various locations in the United …
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Celebrating International Women’s Day 2016
Saturday 12 March 2016
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BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London welcomed more than 800 women to celebrate International Women’s Day on Saturday 12 March 2016.The day, recognised by the United Nations, was marked with an enriching programme organised by BAPS Women’s Forum, UK aimed at …
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BAPS Charities UK donates £65,000 to Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund
Saturday 27 February 2016
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 On Saturday 25 April 2015, a 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck an area of central Nepal, while a 6.7-magnitude tremor was felt less than 50 miles from the capital, Kathmandu, causing widespread devastation. Strong aftershocks continued to hit the region days afterwards.In …
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BAPS Swaminarayan School Wins British Academy Award for Gujarati Teaching
Tuesday 15 December 2015
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The BAPS Swaminarayan School in Brent has been presented with a British Academy Schools Language Award for its provision of Gujarati teaching. The supplementary school, operated by the Mandir, is one of only 14 winners from more than 150 applicants …
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Celebrating International Volunteer Day
Saturday 5 December 2015
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International Volunteer Day was established by the United Nations General Assembly through Resolution 40/212 on 17 December 1985. Since then, governments, the UN system and civil society organisations have successfully joined volunteers around the world to celebrate the Day on …
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