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Annakut is the devotional and ceremonial offering of the first meal of the New Year to the Deities. It represents thanksgiving to God over the past year and allows devotees to seek his blessings for the year ahead.
Every year, over 1,250 different vegetarian food dishes are offered and arranged in an artistic and devotional manner before the sacred images. If you would like to make a personal offering in the Annakut to the Deities by sponsoring a prasad-thali, please click here.
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BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir does not receive any monetary funding from the Government. It was built and is maintained on the kind donations and goodwill of devotees and well-wishers.
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BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha (BAPS) is an international UN-affiliated charity organising in the UK:
- Health awareness programmes to promote a healthy lifestyle
- Education seminars and youth activities to guide, assist, support and positively inspire children and young adults
- Conventions promoting family values, anti-addiction, social cohesion, and interfaith harmony
For information about BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha’s worldwide activities, please visit www.baps.org.
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BAPS Charities (UK Registered Charity No. 1123367) is an international charity organisation committed to serving needy individuals, families and communities in the UK and elsewhere.
In the selfless spirit of service, BAPS Charities endeavours to provide both emergency care and long-term solutions in the areas of Health Awareness, Educational Services, Humanitarian Relief, Environmental Protection & Preservation, and Community Empowerment.
If you would like to support the work of BAPS Charities with a monetary donation, please click here.
To learn more about BAPS Charities, please visit www.bapscharities.org.
Shri Nilkanth Varni AbhishekDonate Now
This is a special ceremony in which water is poured over the metallic image of Shri Nilkanth Varni (Bhagwan Swaminarayan) to honour him, attain his blessings, and pay tribute to his arduous journey as a teenager. It is also an opportunity for devotees to pray, asking God to cleanse one’s soul.
If you would like an abhishek to be performed on your behalf on a day of special significance (such as a birthday, wedding anniversary, or for prayers for a new venture or a loved one’s health), please click here.
To learn more about the abhishek ritual and its religious significance, please click here.
The mahapuja is the essence of a yagna – an ancient Vedic offering. This elaborate ritual involves invoking deities and systematically worshipping them through Vedic mantras, chanting and various offerings, including flowers, fruit, rice and incense.
If you would like a mahapuja to be performed on your behalf on a day of special significance (such as your birthday, wedding anniversary, or for prayers for a new venture or a loved one’s health), please click here.
Thal is the offering of food to the murtis at regular times throughout the day. This is done in a spirit of supreme reverence and dedication, as an expression of one’s devotion and thanksgiving to God.
If you would like a thal to be offered to the Deities on your behalf on a day of special significance (such as a birthday, wedding anniversary, or a loved one’s remembrance), please click here.
For further information about this ritual and its significance, please click here.