News & Events

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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Observing Universal Children’s Day 2015
Sunday 29 November 2015
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Universal Children’s Day is celebrated by millions as “a day of worldwide fraternity and understanding between children.” Established in 1954, the annual celebrations aim to increase awareness and change global attitudes to children’s rights and welfare.Many countries of the world …
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Neasden Temple Joins Wembley United Synagogue to Donate Food for the Homeless
Tuesday 17 November 2015
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Since its inauguration by His Holiness Pramukh Swami Maharaj in August 1995, BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in London has welcomed various faith communities to the Mandir. Through positive engagement and collaboration, the Mandir has established prosperous relationships with various religions …
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Hindu New Year Celebrations
Thursday 12 November 2015
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The day after Diwali marks the beginning of the Hindu New Year. The first arti of the New Year took place at 5:30am to begin a day of devotion at the Mandir. Sadhus and worshippers offered prayers for peace and …
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Diwali Celebrations
Wednesday 11 November 2015
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Diwali is one of the most auspicious Hindu festivals of the year, where charity, goodwill, family values and the love of God are reinforced. These traditions were joyously celebrated at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London on Wednesday 11 November 2015. …
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Prime Minister Hosts Diwali at Number 10
Tuesday 10 November 2015
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Prime Minister David Cameron celebrated the Hindu festival of Diwali at 10 Downing Street, his official residence and office, on Tuesday 10 November 2015.Trustees of BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir were amongst the various British Hindus who had been invited to …
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20th Anniversary: Finale Women’s Celebrations
Sunday 4 October 2015
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As young children chant Vedic peace prayers, from the sacred pit of the yagna, a young girl carries a flame out of the hall – igniting an auspicious atmosphere to begin the grand women’s celebrations for the 20th anniversary of BAPS …
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Observing International Peace Day
Sunday 20 September 2015
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Background In 1982, the United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution declaring an International Day of Peace. In 2001, the General Assembly adopted 21 September as the permanent date for this annual event.The Day is envisioned to provide “an opportunity …
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Open House London 2015
Saturday 19 & Sunday 20 September 2015
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BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir once again participated in the ‘Open House London’ architectural festival, over the weekend of 19 and 20 September 2015.Open House London is “the capital’s greatest architectural festival… celebrating the buildings, places and neighbourhoods where we live, …
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BAPS Charities Donates £10,000 to Rosa Fund for UK Women and Girls
Saturday 19 September 2015
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BAPS Charities presented a cheque for £10,000 to Rosa: The UK Fund for Women and Girls at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London on Saturday 19 September 2015.Earlier this year, BAPS Charities organised its Annual Challenge where over 3,000 participants walked …
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Hosting the Breast Cancer Awareness Roadshow
Saturday 19 September 2015
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BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London hosted the Breast Awareness Roadshow on Saturday 19 September 2015.Breast Cancer Care and The Football Association (FA) are working in partnership to raise national awareness of the signs and symptoms of breast cancer, as early …
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