How we’re helping through this pandemic

Jay Swaminarayan,

Whilst the mandir building is closed for prayers, our mandir community have been busy over the last few weeks doing their bit to support people through this pandemic. Volunteers have rallied and below are just some of the activities they’ve been undertaking. If you would like to get involved, or donate to the causes we are supporting, please contact 07555 153 786 or visit the donation page.




Hot meals for staff at Whipps Cross Hospital:

Volunteers from the mandir cooked and delivered 200 hot meals of vegetable curry and rice to frontline workers at Whipps Cross Hospital on Friday 29th May, a small token of gratitude to those who are continuously working to protect us.




Hot meals for staff at Forest Gate Police Station and Newham University Hospital:

On Friday 22nd May, volunteers prepared vegetable biryani and raita (a yoghurt sauce) and delivered 50 meals to Forest Gate Police Station, and 150 meals to Newham University Hospital!















Hot meals for staff at North Middlesex University Hospital:

As a token of our gratitude for their efforts to protect the nation, on Thursday 14th May, the catering team, with the help of donors, delivered around 225 hot meals of potato curry and khichdi to NHS staff at North Middlesex University Hospital.




















Clap for our Carers:

On Thursday the 7th of May, our mandir band and catering team headed over to Newham University Hospital. They delivered light snacks and a variety of fruit to the NHS staff. At 8pm, the band played outside in appreciation of the NHS and care workers, and were joined by NHS staff clapping and dancing. We thank NHS staff locally and nationally for all their work.

Click here for the coverage in Asian Voice, pg2.












Food parcels for the elderly and vulnerable:

We wanted to say a huge thank you to everyone who is doing their bit to tackle the virus, including the elderly and vulnerable who are staying at home. Your efforts are valuable to the entire nation. Volunteers from the mandir have been delivering food parcels and checking in with these members of the community.

Sahajanand School – Virtual Class Rooms

Due to the current situation regarding COVID 19, we stopped running Sahajanand School classes at our usual premises many weeks ago.

However, we are pleased to be able to continue  providing classes on a weekly basis, through virtual classrooms!

 

Hanuman Jayanti – Wednesday 8th April

This year, join us online as we celebrate Hanuman Jayanti.

7.30pm – Shree Hanuman Poojan, Live Darshan
8.15pm – Aarti, Live Darshan

Darshan will be streamed live at:

https://www.youtube.com/user/ELyuvakmandal

 

 

Ramnavmi & Swaminarayan Jayanti – Thursday 2nd April

Thursday 2nd April 2020 marks the birth of Lord Shree Ram and Lord Shree Swaminarayan.

For the first time ever, we will not be celebrating at the Mandir, but it’s in times like these, where we truly find our gratitude, courage and faith. So in the lead up to one of the biggest days of year, let’s take some time out to pray for those who have been greatly affected by this pandemic.

We are setting the EL community a target of 1008 Janmangal Namavali/Stotram to be completed by the evening aarti on Thursday.

Please provide your name and Janmangal count ONLY to 07555153786 so that we can keep track. The amount taken by individuals and/or family will count so everyone can take part.

All programmes on the day will be live streamed on our YouTube channel (link below). The daily katha will take place on the conference call as usual.

https://www.youtube.com/user/ELyuvakmandal

NB: 10:10pm is the actual birth time and coincidentally/auspiciously 2nd April is also the actual birth date!

Magical Chhapaiya – Wednesday 1st April

After the first SSYM:Digital session on Friday evening, we now present to you…

*Magical Chhapaiya*

For all the mummies and daddies with children aged 7-11, we have a special session being held on Wednesday 1st April at 7-8pm!

If you are interested in joining, please contact our mandir reps below. (Please send them your child’s name and your email).

Himesh: 07957641830
Raj: 07709086495

Katha Recital – Daily at 7.30pm

Jay Shree Swaminarayan,

Further to our Mandir shut down due to COVID-19, we have setup a live Katha Recital for all to listen on YouTube. The link is below:

https://www.youtube.com/user/ELyuvakmandal

The Bhaktachintamni is lead by our own pujari at 7:30-8pm daily, as a prayer to swiftly overcome COVID-19. We trust you will join with your friends/family as a collective prayer.

Amazon Smile

For those who love shopping on Amazon (who doesn’t), you may have heard of AmazonSmile.

AmazonSmile let’s you shop just like you would on Amazon (provided you are on the AmazonSmile website). Anything you buy, Amazon donates 0.5% of the net purchase price (excluding VAT, returns and shipping fees) of eligible purchases to the charitable organisation of your choice.

Next time you are shopping around Amazon, why not use AmazonSmile (www.smile.amazon.co.uk) and choose our Mandir name (see poster for more details) to donate without costing you anything extra.

Please note, those who have an android device can use the Amazon app. For more details on how this can be done, click on the link here:

Shikshapatri Jayanti – Thursday 30th January

194 years ago, Shree Hari sat down in the Hari Mandap in Vadtal and wrote the Shikshapatri for the benefit of all living souls. Containing the essence of all the shastras including the Vedas, this small yet powerful scripture is the key to unlocking the power that resides within us.

Come join us on Thursday 30 January from 7:30pm onwards to partake in the pujan and recital of the Shikshapatri.

Please note there will be no Thursday Jam this week.