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

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


  • 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.


Fun Day – Sunday 12th August

Come along with your friends and family for East London Mandir’s Fun Day 2018! We’ve got lots of fun games and competitions lined up throughout the day with lunch and refreshments served too!

Sunday 12th August 2018
10.30am – 5pm

Swaminarayan Sports World
Sports Ground, Blake Hall Road, Wanstead, E11 2QW

Total Lunar Eclipse – Friday 27th July

The forthcoming Total Eclipse of the Moon (classified as longest eclipse of the 21st century) that we need to observe, falls on Friday 27th July 2018 (Ashadh Sud Punam –Gurupurnima). Its timings are as follows:-

Total Eclipse of the Moon – Friday 27th July 2018

Start time: 19:24 BST

Maximum eclipse: 21:22 BST

End time: 23:19 BST


According to our Sampraday, consumption of food should stop at least 9 hours prior to start time, i.e. from

10.24 BST on Friday 27th July 2018.

Children, elderly, unable and unwell individuals who can observe, should obey the fast from 17:58 BST.

NB: Timings are subject to change nearer the event.

GDPR – Updated Privacy Policy


We’re committed to keeping your personal information safe and ensuring your rights are protected.

As you may have heard by now, there’s an important new data protection law around the corner, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which comes into effect on the 25th of May 2018. It’s designed to give you more control over your own data and we want to make sure that all the information you need is easily available to you.

We’ve updated our Privacy & Cookie Policy and wanted to let you know what’s new. You can view the updated policy here. Our new policy aims to provide you with clear information about:

  • The data we collect from you when you sign up to events or contact us
  • How we store, use and protect your data
  • Your rights and how to use them
  • How to remove your details from our database
  • How our website uses cookies

If you have any questions, please get in touch at info@eltemple.uk.

Thank you.

Devasya – The Need of the Hour

Devasya is a visionary project under Nar Narayan Dev, Ahmedabad led by H.H 1008 Shree Koshalendra Prasadji Maharaj. It is a step towards transforming our sampraday and taking it to the next generations.
In order to help devotees better understand the vision behind Devasya, the following video has been produced:
Devasya – The Need of the Hour

“With the world and society changing at a rapid pace, Devasya is the transformation that will bring spirituality and family values to the next generation.”