News & Events

20th Anniversary Finale Celebrations
Saturday 22 & Sunday 23 August 2015
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A young boy holds a decorated oil lamp to the shrine of the Mandir. The doors open and the divine and resplendent murti of Bhagwan Swaminarayan is witnessed on the giant screen by thousands gathered inside the assembly hall – …
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Rath Yatra Festival
Saturday 18 July 2015
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Rath Yatra, the Hindu ‘Festival of Chariots’, was joyously celebrated at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir on Saturday 18 July 2015 with chanting, music, and the traditional pulling of the murtis on an elegantly decorated chariot.

Community Health Fair
Saturday 11 July 2015
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As part of its ongoing 20th anniversary celebrations, BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir welcomed BAPS Charities and various leading healthcare charities for an interactive community health fair on Saturday 11 July 2015. More than 475 people attended.A key objective of the …
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School Summer Fair
Saturday 20 & Sunday 21 June 2015
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Since its opening in August 1995, BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in London has organised many events to bring the local community together. Over the past 20 years, the annual Swaminarayan School Summer Fair has provided a cultural and entertaining day …
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Observing World Environment Day
Friday 5 June 2015
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Every year, 5 June is celebrated by millions internationally as World Environment Day (WED). Established in 1972 by the United Nations, WED is one of the principal vehicles through which the UN stimulates worldwide awareness for the environment and encourages …
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Volunteers Create Rangoli Art at Kew Gardens Festival
Saturday 23 May 2015
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Volunteers from BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir participated in the Kew Gardens ‘Full of Spice’ festival by creating a colourful rangoli made with an array of spices.Rangoli is a traditional art form originating in India that uses colours to create intricate …
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Neighbours Appreciation Day
Thursday 21 May 2015
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BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London has fostered a profound sense of community spirit since its inauguration in August 1995.As part of the 20th anniversary celebrations, more than 150 local residents were hosted at the Mandir on Thursday 21 May 2015. …
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Elderly Appreciation Day
Sunday 10 May 2015
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BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London has welcomed worshippers and visitors from the local community and around the country, as well from abroad, since it first opened its doors in August 1995.This year, as the Mandir celebrates its 20th anniversary, many …
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British Prime Minister David Cameron Visits Neasden Temple
Saturday 2 May 2015
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The Rt Hon. Prime Minister David Cameron MP visited BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London on Saturday 2 May 2015 in the run up to the general elections.Below is a transcript of the speech he delivered to the assembly after visiting …
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Nepal Earthquake Appeal
Sunday 26 April 2015
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BAPS Charities is collecting funds to support the victims of the worst earthquake to hit Nepal in more than 80 years. On Saturday 25 April, a 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck an area of central Nepal, while a 6.7-magnitude tremor was felt …
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Annual Charity Challenge in Support of British Heart Foundation and Rosa
Sunday 12 April 2015
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BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir kicked off the BAPS Charities Annual 10k Challenge in north London on Sunday 12 April 2015. In total, over 3,000 participants walked or ran the 10 kilometres in about 20 towns and cities across the UK. …
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Swaminarayan Jayanti and Rama Navmi Celebrations
Saturday 28 March 2015
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The festivals of Swaminarayan Jayanti and Rama Navmi were joyously celebrated with a variety of devotional activities on Saturday 28 March 2015 at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London. The festivities began from the morning on Chaitra sud 9 – the …
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Observing Earth Hour 2015
Saturday 28 March 2015
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BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London joined millions of people across the globe to raise awareness about climate change by observing Earth Hour – the world’s largest environmental event – at 8:30pm on Saturday 28 March 2015. Starting in Samoa, Earth …
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Celebrating International Women’s Day 2015
Saturday 14 March 2015
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BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London welcomed more than 1,400 women to celebrate International Women’s Day on Saturday 14 March 2015. The day, recognised by the United Nations, was aimed at inspiring change, raising awareness and empowering women to make positive …
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59 New Donors Register in Bone Marrow Recruitment Drive
Saturday 7 March 2015
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BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London hosted a recruitment drive to enrol members of the South Asian community onto the National Bone Marrow Donor Register. A total of 59 new potential donors registered, meeting a key objective of the event – …
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Holi Celebrations
Thursday 5 March 2015
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Holi is one of the most colourful festivals in the Hindu calendar. It welcomes the onset of spring and celebrates the new life and vitality of all that follows. The beauty, energy and profundity of Holi were celebrated at BAPS …
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Celebrating International Mother Language Day
Sunday 22 February 2015
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BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London welcomed children from The Swaminarayan Sunday School to celebrate International Mother Language Day on Sunday 22 February 2015. International Mother Language Day is organised by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) and …
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