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Mandir Features on Bing Homepage for Diwali
Sunday 3 November 2013

Throughout the day on Sunday 3 November 2013, BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London featured on the Bing homepage in celebration of Diwali.

Bing is the web search engine from Microsoft.

The website’s homepage features background images that change daily, often depicting special holidays, anniversaries or current events.

In celebration of the Hindu festival of Diwali, the search engine’s homepage sported a full-screen image of the Mandir with a caption at the bottom which read, “Indian temple? It’s actually closer to home”. This linked to the Mandir’s location on Bing Maps, the search engine’s web mapping service.

The same homepage featured in several countries around the world, including America, Australia, and Russia.

To view the homepage, please click here, or see a screenshot in the gallery above.