News & Events

Collecting Winter Clothes for the Homeless
December 2017
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Volunteers from BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London joined BAPS Charities in December 2017 to collect clothes for the homeless.The collection was part of the Mandir’s proactive and ongoing commitment to support and serve the needy. As part of this initiative, …
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Celebrating National Interfaith Week 2017
12-19 November 2017

BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London, joined hundreds of faith communities, interfaith bodies and various other commercial, educational, governmental and charitable organisations across the UK for a week-long programme to observe National Interfaith Week from 12 to 19 November 2017.Interfaith Week …
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Supporting Girl Empowerment through Kranti’s London Tour
Saturday 24 June 2017

BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London welcomed Kranti (Revolution) for a tour of the Mandir and exhibition on Saturday 24 June 2017.Kranti is a non-governmental organisation that empowers girls born to workers from Mumbai’s red light areas to become agents of …
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Supporting ‘Saree in a Gadi’ for ‘Save Girl, Educate Girl’ Campaign
Sunday 7 June 2017
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More than 100 women dressed in red sarees embarked on a car rally from BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London, on Sunday 7 June 2017 to raise awareness of the ‘Save Girl, Educate Girl’ women empowerment and education campaign.The campaign was …
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Prime Minister Theresa May Visits Neasden Temple
Saturday 3 June 2017

The British Prime Minister, Rt. Hon. Theresa May, visited BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London on Saturday 3 June 2017.This was her second visit to the Mandir, having previously attended as the guest of honour and keynote speaker at the International …
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Observing World Environment Day
Saturday 3 June 2017

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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Observing Earth Hour 2017
Saturday 25 March 2017
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BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London joined iconic landmarks as well as communities and organisations from 187 countries by switching off its non-essential lights to observe Earth Hour at 8.30pm on Saturday 25 March 2017.Earth Hour – the world’s largest environmental …
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Celebrating International Women’s Day
Saturday 11 March 2017

Over 1,300 women came together at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London, to celebrate its eighth annual International Women’s Day on Saturday 11 March. The event, themed ‘Celebrating Women: Inspiring Generations’, was aimed at breaking down the barriers of age and …
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Mahashivaratri Celebrations
Friday 24 February 2017

Mahashivaratri – the auspicious Hindu festival in reverence of Lord Shiva – was celebrated with piety at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London on Friday 24 February 2017. Sadhus at the Mandir began the festivities by performing the ritual bathing of the …
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Collecting Winter Clothes for the Homeless
November 2016

Volunteers from BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir joined BAPS Charities to collect clothes for the homeless during the frigid winter period. This was a part of the Mandir’s on-going commitment to serving the needy in the local community.A variety of warm …
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Hindu New Year Celebrations
Monday 31 October 2016

The Hindu New Year – Vikram Samvat 2073 – was devoutly welcomed on 31 October 2016 at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London. The first arti ceremony of the new year was performed at 5.30am, followed with a special mahapuja praying …
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Diwali Celebrations
Sunday 30 October 2016

Diwali at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London is an iconic community celebration, reinforcing charity, goodwill, family values and the love of God. Worshippers and visitors experienced the devotional vibrancy and rich culture of Diwali with a host of festivities on …
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Prime Minister Hosts Diwali Reception at 10 Downing Street
Monday 24 October 2016

Prime Minister Theresa May hosted a special reception on Monday 24 October 2016 at 10 Downing Street to celebrate Diwali.She welcomed more than 150 key figures from across the Hindu, Sikh and Jain communities, alongside His Excellency Dinesh Patnaik, Acting Indian …
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Elderly Care Home Visits
Sunday 16 October 2016

Volunteers from the Mandir joined BAPS Charities on a series of visits to local residential care homes over September and October 2016. They visited Meera Nursing Home, Sancroft Hall Care Home, Shivam Nursing Home and Birchwood Care Grange Home, with …
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Collecting Food for the Homeless
Saturday 15 October 2016

Young members of The Swaminarayan Sunday School at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir joined BAPS Charities to collect food for the homeless.They collected four large trolleys of food for Sufra, a community food bank and kitchen based in the London Borough …
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Assembly In Memoriam of HH Pramukh Swami Maharaj
Thursday 22 September 2016

More than a thousand dignitaries and invited guests gathered at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London on Thursday 22 September 2016 to pay tribute to the life and legacy of His Holiness Pramukh Swami Maharaj.Pramukh Swami Maharaj, the fifth spiritual successor …
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Volunteers Receive Training from Guide Dogs Association
Friday 9 September 2016

Volunteers at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir received the London Engagement Team from the Guide Dogs Association on Friday 9 September 2016. Mel, Rob and Desi were joined by Amit Patel, who is registered blind, for a day of training on …
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