Maha Raas & Fundraising – Saturday 9th March

Daasatva Shibir 2019 is fast approaching and Ramkrushna Swami has set some niyams for all Mandirs to do.

We are holding a joint Maha Raas with the haribhaktos at Woolwich Mandir on Saturday 9th March from 7pm onwards, with all proceeds on the day being donated to the Pulwama Attack victims.

You can also donate on our fundraising page until the 17th of March 2019!

Maha Shivratri – Monday 4th March

193rd Shikshapatri Jayanti – Sunday 10th February

Join us on Sunday 10th February to celebrate the 193rd Shikshapatri Jayanti at East London mandir!

Shikshapatri Poojan and Paath takes place from 10.30am.




Lunar Eclipse – Monday 21st January

Jay Shree Swaminarayan,

On Monday 21st January 2019 there is a lunar eclipse. Its timings are as follows:

Start time – 03:33am
End time – 06:51am

According to our Sampraday, consumption of food should stop from 16:08pm on Sunday 20th January 2019.

Children, elderly, unable and unwell individuals who can observe, should obey the fast from 00:30am on the 21st.

Saak Utsav – Sunday 13th January

Jay Shree Swaminarayan,

To mark the end of this pavitra month of Dhanurmaas – Saak Utsav has been organised by our Mandir on Sunday 13th January. Swaminarayan Bhagwan first did the Saak Utsav in Loya in the presence of many haribhaktos and santos cooking over a 1000kg of aubergines.

8.30am to 9.30am – Dhanurmaas Dhun
9.30am to 10.30am – Morning sabha
10.30am onwards, Saak Utsav in presence of 6 Bhuj Dham santo.

Please come along! There will also be prasad available.

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.