News & Events

Cardiovascular Screening Session
22 March 2014
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BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London hosted a cardiovascular screening session on 22 March 2014. The event was organised by BAPS Charities in conjunction with the Royal Free Hospital.  Twenty-five volunteers from BAPS Charities assisted three highly qualified consultants in screening …
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Holi Celebrations
Sunday 16 March 2014
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Holi is known as the ‘festival of colours’, and marks the joyous arrival of spring when Hindus celebrate its beauty, energy and vitality. The sacred images in the Mandir were thus duly adorned with beautiful coloured clothing on Sunday 16 …
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Celebrating International Women’s Day
Saturday 8 March 2014
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BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London welcomed more than 1,100 women on Saturday 8 March 2014 to celebrate International Women’s Day.  The day, recognised by the United Nations, was celebrated with an inspiring conference titled ‘The Strength Within’, which aimed to …
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Mahashivaratri Celebrations
Thursday 27 February 2014
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Mahashivaratri – the auspicious Hindu festival in reverence of Lord Shiva – was celebrated with piety at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London on Thursday 27 February 2014.  Sadhus at the Mandir began the festivities by performing the ritual bathing of …
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Diabetic Screening with the Royal Free Hospital and Wellington Hospital
Sunday 23 February 2014
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BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir hosted a screening and advice session for Type 2 diabetes on Sunday 23 February 2014 organised by BAPS Charities in conjunction with the Royal Free Hospital and Wellington Hospital.  Eleven volunteers from BAPS Charities teamed up …
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‘Ramping Up The Red’ to Fight Heart Disease
Saturday 8 February 2014
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BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London welcomed BAPS Charities and the British Heart Foundation to support the ‘Ramp Up The Red’ campaign on Saturday 8 February 2014. Coronary heart disease is the UK’s single biggest killer, with 2.3 million people currently …
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The Swaminarayan School is Best Performing Independent School for GCSEs
Friday 24 January 2014
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The Swaminarayan School has topped the national performance table of independent schools for GCSEs.  The table using data from the Department of Education is based on the average points score per pupil, which, for GCSE results at the School, was …
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Tuberculosis Screening Service with Public Health England
Saturday 19 January 2014
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BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London hosted a tuberculosis (TB) screening session by BAPS Charities in collaboration with Public Health England on Saturday 19 January 2014. Public Health England is an executive agency of the Department of Health. The PREDICT Study, …
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Observing International Volunteer Day
Saturday 30 November 2013
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Background In 1985, the United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution declaring an international day of observance to celebrate the power and potential of volunteerism. Since then, 5 December has been adopted as International Volunteer Day. It is an opportunity …
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Worshippers Join Local Church-Goers on Day Out during National Inter Faith Week
Wednesday 20 November 2013
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Continuing BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha’s commitment to National Inter Faith Week, and following the prayer meeting with local faith leaders at the Mandir, worshippers from the Mandir joined parishioners from St Anselm’s Church in Belmont for a day out together on …
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Brent Laureate Writes and Films Poem on Neasden Temple
Tuesday 19 November 2013
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Brent Poet Laureate Simon Mole recently unveiled his new poem for the borough. Inspired by BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir – popularly known as the Neasden Temple – the poem explores the contrast between this quiet reflective space and the hustle …
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Faith Leaders Gather for Prayer Meeting on ‘Service to Humanity’
Tuesday 19 November 2013
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Local leaders from six faiths gathered at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London on Tuesday 19 November to share readings on the theme of ‘Service to Humanity’.  The event was part of the BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha’s observance of National Inter Faith …
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The Swaminarayan Prep School Ranked Among Top in the Country
Sunday 17 November 2013
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The Swaminarayan School opposite the Mandir has been ranked an impressive 30th among the country’s top 100 independent preparatory schools in a league table published by the Sunday Times on 17 November 2013. It sees The Swaminarayan School climb more …
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Prime Minister Hosts Diwali Reception at 10 Downing Street
Wednesday 6 November 2013
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Following his visit to the Mandir on Monday 4 November to celebrate the Hindu New Year, Prime Minister David Cameron celebrated the Hindu festival of Diwali at 10 Downing Street on Wednesday 6 November 2013.  Along with British Hindus from …
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Speech by Prime Minister Rt. Hon. David Cameron MP
Monday 4 November 2013
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Jai Swaminarayan.  Samantha and I are delighted to be here with you today. I must apologise that I am not in traditional dress but I am proud to come here with someone who is and who looks magnificent.  I want …
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Prime Minister David Cameron Celebrates Hindu New Year at Neasden Temple
Monday 4 November 2013
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  The Prime Minister Rt. Hon. David Cameron MP and his wife Samantha Cameron joined thousands of devotees and visitors at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir on Monday 4 November 2013 to celebrate the Hindu New Year. This was Mr Cameron’s …
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Hindu New Year Celebrations
Monday 4 November 2013
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Following the auspicious day of Diwali on Sunday 3 November, the morning of Monday 4 November 2013 marked the Hindu New Year (Samvat 2070), which was celebrated with great piety and devotion at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London.  The first …
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