Dhanurmaas – 17th Dec to 14th Jan

Monday 17th December marks the start of the winter month of Dhanurmaas. In Dhanurmaas, it is considered very auspicious to perform good deeds early in the morning. This is why dhuns and kirtans are sung in the Mandir.

During this month, Shree Krishna Bhagwan also went to His guru, Sandipani Rushi, to receive His education. We celebrate this by waking Ghanshyam Maharaj up early and adorning the sinhasan to prepare Him for school.

Therefore, until Monday 14th January 2019 (marking the end of Dhanurmaas), we will carry out the Swaminarayan Mahamantra dhun every Sunday from 8:30-9:30am.

SSYM – Daasatva Shibir 2019

Daasatva Shibir

The humble servant…

Under the guidance of Shree Swaminarayan Mandir Bhuj and blessings from Mahant Purani Sadguru Dharmanandan Dasji Swami, we are proud to officially announce the dates for the next Shibir.

The Shibir will be taking place between Thursday 18th and Monday 22nd April 2019, in what is expected to be an even bigger and better event! Those who have attended previous Shibirs will no doubt be aware of its popularity!

We had over 550 participants in 2016, over 650 participants in 2017 and there will be more spaces available for 2019. Judging by demand, we are expecting spaces to be filled up quickly!

 

Please click here to reserve your place now.

 

 

Christmas Funday – Tuesday 25th December

Our annual Christmas Funday kicks off at 10.30am! Join us for a fun filled day of games, activities and prizes for the Ho Ho whole family to enjoy.

Raffle tickets will be on sale throughout the day – our chosen charity for this year is DKMS, whose mission is to provide a matching donor for every blood cancer patient in need of a blood stem cell donation. Right now, white Europeans have a 69% chance of finding the best possible match, while people from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds have just a 20.5% chance.

The under 15s are to arrive in their very best Christmas jumper to be in the chance of winning the title of Best Christmas Jumper 2018!

And of course, lunch will be served!

199th Vachnamrut Jayanti – Tuesday 11th December

Tuesday 11th December will mark the 199th Vachanamrut Jayanti.

There will be a recital happening all day at Mandir. If you would like to participate in the recital of the Vachnamrut, please add your name to the list of chapters to read located at the information desk. In the evening from 7:30pm onwards, there will be a short pujan followed by a silent recital.

The Vachnamrut is the essence of all spiritual & philosophical knowledge. It is a compilation of sabhas that took place where questions and answers were discussed between santo, bhaktos and Bhagwan Himself. By understanding this great scripture, we will understand the deeper purposes of life and find our road to eternal happiness.

Updates from Sporting Saturdays

Here’s a glimpse of what we have started on Sporting Saturdays at SSW. Come along to take part in the various fitness activities available. We have had several personal trainers attend to lead the sessions so you are definitely in great hands!

Register your interest here!

Tulsi Vivah – Friday 23rd November

Thursday 22.11.18
Vishnu Paksha Ganesh Sthapna & Mandap Ropan @ 7:00pm

Friday 23.11.18
Ganesh Sthapna & Mandap Ropan @ 6:00pm
Jaan Aagman @ 7:00pm
Hasta Melap @ 8:00pm
Dinner between 6:00pm till 7:30pm

Sporting Saturdays – Click Here To Register & Find Out More!

Diwali 2018 – 5th to 9th November

Sharad Poonam – Tuesday 23rd October

Come join us on Tuesday 23rd October for Sharad Poonam raas from 8pm onwards.

This evening, the moon is at its brightest and fullest, and signifies many important events. One event that occurred on this night was when Krishna Bhagwan performed his divine Maharaas leela with Radhaji and the Gopis. The Gopis submerged in their love for Krshna Bhagwan experienced ultimate bliss as he took many forms to play with each and every one of them. It shows the union of the aatma (the soul) and paraatma (Bhagwan).

Patotsav 2018 – 2nd to 9th September

 

Travelling to the venue:

  • Driving from Outer London – SSW is easily accessible from the A406 North Circular Road by taking the Wanstead A12 Exit from Redbridge Roundabout. Continue west from the roundabout, taking the first main signposted exit off the A12 towards Wanstead 1/2 a mile in. Continue straight at the first traffic lights going past the High Street, and take the next left at the second set of traffic lights on to Blake Hall Road/A1008. SSW is located just past the next set of traffic lights on the left.
  • Driving from Inner London – SSW is located on the A114/Blake Hall Road. If arriving from the A12 via Central London, take the A114 exit signposted “A113/Walthamshow/Leytonstone/Wanstead”. At the roundabout, take the 5th exit on to High Rd Leytonstone A106, and immediately taking the next left at the traffic lights on Bush Rd/A114 towards Forest Gate. SSW is half a mile down the A114 following the sharp right at the traffic lights, located on the left.
  • Driving or walking from Newham – From the A118/Romford Road, turn on to Woodgrange Road. Continue straight down for 1.5 miles, SSW is located on the right before the traffic lights on Overton Drive and after the Aldersbrook Lawn Tennis Club crossing over the double roundabout. Please note this is a 30 minute walk from Romford Road.

Busses Served: 308, W19, 101

Trains:

  • Wanstead Station on the Central Line is a 15 minute walk away, visitors can walk left out of the station and diagonally across George Green, walk down Felstead Road, and take a left down Blake Hall Road until SSW is reached on the left across the traffic lights.
  • Wanstead Park Station on the London Overgound and Forest Gate Station on the TFL Rail line both exit on to the A114. Head north for 20-25 minutes up Woodgrange Road/Centre Road, crossing over the double roundabout until SSW is on the right shortly after the Aldersbrook Lawn Tennis Club.