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The Right Honourable Tony Blair MP, Prime Minister visits BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Neasden, London
Tuesday 25 April 2006
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The Right Honourable Tony Blair MP, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom visited BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Neasden, the largest traditional Hindu Mandir in Europe, on Tuesday 25 April 2006 with his wife Mrs. Cherie Blair.
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Shri Swaminarayan Jayanti and Ramnavmi Celebrations
6 - 8 April 2006
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On Thursday 6 April 2006, numerous devotees visited BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Neasden, London to celebrate the sacred festival of Shri Swaminarayan Jayanti and Ramnavmi. To mark this auspicious occasion, grand annakuts was offered to the deities.
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The Annual National Sponsored Walk at All UK BAPS Centres
Sunday 2 April 2006
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The BAPS Annual National Sponsored Walk was held on Sun 2 April 2006 at all BAPS Swaminarayan Mandirs and Centres across the UK in London, Leicester, Ashton, Birmingham, Wellingborough, Loughborough, Nottingham and Cardiff.
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‘Maha-Shivratri’ Celebrations
Sunday 26 February 2006
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Sunday 26 February 2006 marked the celebration of ‘Maha-Shivratri’ at the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Neasden, London. The day began with the sacred abhishek of the Shivalinga amidst the chanting of Shiva Mahima Stotram by the sadhus.
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Annakut Celebrations
Wednesday 2 November 2005
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Wednesday 2nd November 2005 heralded the start of the Hindu New Year. Devotees arrived at the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Neasden, from early morning to behold the beautifully adorned deities in the sanctum sanctorum. The first arti – the Mangala Arti – of the New Year (Vikram Samvat 2062) was performed at 5:30am. After the Shangar Arti, a special Mahapuja ceremony was held in which prayers for world peace were offered.
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Diwali Celebrations
Tuesday 1 November 2005
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The last day of the Hindu year is considered to be one of the most auspicious and is celebrated with Diwali – the ‘Festival of Lights’. Today, business owners open new books as their existing accounts are closed during the Lakshmi Pujan – Chopda Pujan – ceremony.
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10th Anniversary Celebrations
Saturday 20 August 2005
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The culmination of activities for the consolidation of Satsang across Europe was celebrated on Saturday 20th August 2005 as, exactly 10 years ago, His Holiness Pramukh Swami Maharaj performed the inauguration of the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Neasden, London.
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Hindolã Utsav (Swing Festival)
22 July - 20 August 2005
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From Ashadh Vad 1 to Shravan Vad 1 of the Indian Calendar (22 July – 20 Aug 2005), the Hindolã Festival is celebrated. Various decorated swings are created in which the image of God is gently swung with love by the devotees.
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The Annual Sponsored Walk
Sunday 10 July 2005
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Sunday 10 July 2005 saw the Annual Sponsored Walk being held in the UK at BAPS Mandirs around the country in London, Leicester, Ashton, Preston, Birmingham, Wellingborough and Loughborough.
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Rath Yatra Celebrations – Festival of Chariots
Sunday 3 July 2005
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A crescendo of colour and sound flooded the streets of Wembley as the annual Rath Yatra festival organised by BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Neasden, was celebrated with great pomp and devotion on the afternoon of Sunday 3 July 2005. The event provided greater significance this year with the release of Mystic India, illustrating the grand festival in full glory.
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Shri Swaminarayan Jayanti and Ramnavmi Celebrations
Monday 18 April 2005
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On Monday 18th April 2005, countless devotees visited BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Neasden to celebrate the auspicious festival of Shri Swaminarayan Jayanti and Ramnavmi. To mark the festive occasion, annakuts were offered to the sacred images of Ghanshyam Maharaj and Ram Sita.
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‘Maha-Shivratri’ Celebrations
Tuesday 8 March 2005
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On Tuesday 8th March 2005, the auspicious festival of ‘Maha-Shivratri’ was celebrated in a grand way at the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Neasden. Over 60 ‘falahar’ items were offered as part of an annakut to the sacred images of Shiv and Parvati.
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BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Neasden collects & distributes £500,000 for Tsunami Victims
Saturday 19 February 2005
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Rt. Hon. Charles Kennedy MP, Leader of the Liberal Democrats joined a host of distinguished guests at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Hindu Temple on 19th February 2005 where the main purpose of the gathering was to present funds collected through the BAPS TSUNAMI APPEAL to the eight Ambassadors of countries that were affected by the Tsunami.
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The Archbishop Of Canterbury visits BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir
Saturday 29 January 2005
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Dr Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury visited The BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Neasden, the largest traditional Hindu Mandir outside India, on Sat 29 Jan 2005. Dr Williams arrived at the Mandir at 6.30pm where he was welcomed by the Trustees of the Mandir, Sarah Teather MP for Brent East, H.E. Kamlesh Sharma – The High Commissioner of India, The Mayor of Brent – Cllr. Ahmed Shahzad and Cllr. Ann John – Leader of Brent Council.
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SPECIAL PRAYERS FOR TSUNAMI VICTIMS
Sunday 2 January 2005
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Representatives from all the nations directly affected by the South East Asia tsunami came together on Sunday 2 January 2005, for the first time since the tragedy, for a service of special prayers at the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Neasden. The representatives joined more than 3000 people in a show of solidarity with the citizens of the countries devastated by the tsunami.
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Swaminarayan Jayanti and Ramnavmi Celebrations
Tuesday 29 March 2004
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On Tuesday 29 March 2004, the auspicious festival of Swaminarayan Jayanti and Ramnavmi was celebrated in a majestic way at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Neasden. A magnificent Annakut was offered to the sacred images of Ghanshyam Maharaj and Ram Sita. At 12 noon, the birth arti of Ram Sita was performed by the sadhus.
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Maha Shivratri Festival
Wednesday 18 February 2004
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On Wednesday 18 February 2004, the auspicious festival of ‘Maha-shivratri’ was celebrated in a grand way at the Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Neasden. Over 60 ‘falahar’ items were offered to the sacred images of Shiv and Parvati.
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