Diwali 2020

Jay Shree Swaminarayan,

As we all know, Diwali will be celebrated slightly different this year. To keep the excitement going, Yuvak Mandal have organised a few different ways in which we can all get involved and get into the diwali spirit!

Please see the poster for more information on how you can get involved from home.

We will release the Diwali timetable shortly.

Should you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Football at SSW – Resumes Saturday 22nd August!

Yoga & Meditation at SSW – Resumes Monday 17th August!

Patotsav 2020 – 9th to 16th August

With our Patotsav fast approaching, please find below a Patrica for all, where the full Patotsav programme can be found.

Details are being released on how you can get involved from home on our social media platforms!

Please note: Mandir will be closed for darshan during the week – last darshan on Sunday 9th (6:30-7:30pm) and will reopen on Sunday 16th (12-2pm).

This year’s ankutt will be comprised of an abundance of fruit! Due to the current Covid-19 guidelines, the mandir will not be accepting any offerings of fruit this year, and instead, ask that anyone who wishes to take part in ankutt seva, makes a donation at the donation desk this week or online via our website (www.eltemple.uk/donation). The funds will then be used to purchase fruit for the ankutt display.

From Monday 10th August, the mandir will be closed to visitors and therefore donations can only be made online from this date onwards.

 

Enrolment for Bal Kendra & Gujarati School

Jay Swaminarayan,

Registrations are now being taken for the academic year 2020/21, for both Bal Kendra, a new nursery being started this year, which aims to educate 5 to 7 year olds through fun and games, and Sahajanand Gujarati School (ages 7+).

Register Here

Enrolment will take place on 5th September 2020 at 10.45am at Swaminarayan Sports World, Blake Hall Road, Wanstead, London, E11 2QW.

 

Covid-19 Update – Mandir reopens, Track & Trace implemented

Jay Swaminarayan,

From the 4th of July, the mandir will be open daily. Please see timings and guidelines below.

As part of COVID-19 Secure guidelines ELT will be introducing Track & Trace system to safeguard our community.

For this, each visitor will be issued a unique barcode which will have their full name and contact number linked to it.

Naturally, when this is implemented there will be long queues leading for darshan. Therefore, to minimise delays we urge everyone to message their full name (first, second and last names) and a best contact number (mobile number) to the Mandir WhatsApp no. 07555 153786 as soon as possible.  We will then register you in advance and send your unique barcode in advance.

You will be required to bring this barcode each time you visit the Temple to be scanned from Saturday 1st August 2020.

If you develop any COVID-19 symptoms or have come in contact with anyone with the virus and you have been told to isolate then it will be your duty/responsibility to inform the Temple team.

 

 

Previous updates can be found below:

12th June 2020
Update #6

27th April 2020
Update #5

24th March 2020
Update #4

20th March 2020
Update #3

17th March 2020
Update #2

6th March 2020
Update #1

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.

 

Meals delivered to care homes and London Underground Staff:
On Friday 26th June, we prepared and delivered 200 meals to key workers at 5 Abbey Total Care Homes as well as Underground Staff.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hot meals for frontline staff at King George and Goodmayes Hospitals:
We served 300 meals of kidney beans and corn curry with rice and peas to front line workers at King George and Goodmayes Hospitals on Friday 19th June.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hot meals for key workers at Queens Hospital:
On Friday 12th June, we prepared and delivered 250 meals of mung bean curry and rice to key workers at Queens Hospital in Romford. This was with the support of the Mankuva gaam community.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hot meals for staff at Basildon University University:
On Friday the 5th of June, volunteers prepared and delivered over 265 hot meals to frontline staff at Basildon University Hospital. We thank the sponsors of this week’s meal, FLM Wealth Management who are based in Moorgate, London.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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