NarNarayan Dev Mahima Katha – 25-26th Jan

Jay Shree Swaminarayan,

Bhuj mandal santo have graced our Mandir this week! We are holding a 5 day katha from Wednesday 25th January to Sunday 29th January. After Sunday katha we will celebrate saak utsav from 11am onwards.

Please see poster for katha timings and further details.

Please note on the evening of Thursday 26th there will be Shikshapatri Jayanti and India Republic Day celebrations.

There is a £51 yajman seva opportunity for anyone wishing to donate towards katha or saak utsav.

200 Hours of Dhun

Jay Shree Swaminarayan,

Only a few months left till we celebrate 200 years of Narnarayandev in Bhuj. In the lead up to this maha utsav, all 8 UK mandirs are each taking the niyam to do 25 hours of dhun, totalling 200 hours.

Please take a note of the above poster listing the dates and times of when the dhun will take place. (Watch this space for further dates coming out soon) .

Christmas Funday – 25th December

Jay Shree Swaminarayan,

Christmas is only a few weeks away and after 2 whole years, our annual Funday is back! The day kickstarts at 10.30am and finishes at 5:30pm!

Join us for a fun-filled day of games, activities and prizes for the whole family to enjoy.

Raffle tickets will be on sale throughout the day for your chance to win some great gifts. All proceeds from the raffle will be donated to our chosen charity Project Giving.

Lunch will be served around midday.

Dhanurmaas – 17th December to 14th January

Jay Shree Swaminarayan,

Dhanurmaas starts on Saturday 17th December and ends on Saturday 14th January 2023.

Please join us every Sunday during this month for dhun between 8:30-9:30am.

During Dhanurmas, it is considered auspicious to perform good deeds early in the morning and so, dhuns and kirtans are usually sung. Also during this month, Shree Krushna Bhagwan also went to his guru – Sandipani Rushi, to receive his education. We commemorate this by waking Ghanshyam Maharaj up early and adorning the sinhasan to prepare him for school.

You can donate for the occasion via https://www.eltemple.uk/donation, or in person at the Temple!

Vachanamrut Jayanti – Sunday 27th November

Jay Shree Swaminarayan,

Come join us on Sunday 27th November to celebrate 203 years of the Vachanamrut, also known as Vachanamrut Jayanti. We have a lovely morning planned!

Pujan and aarti will take place at 10:30am.

272 divas will be on display in the sinhasan and during dhun, all the lights will be off for a full immersive experience.

The young kids will also be reciting some quotes from the Vachanamrut.

Diwali 2022 Itinerary

Jay Shree Swaminarayan,

It’s coming up to that time of the year once again… the great utsav of Diwali.

Please see poster for full timetable from Saturday 22nd October – Wednesday 26th October.

There will be a solar eclipse taking place on Diwali day this year – Tuesday 25th October.

Start time: 10:08am BST
End time: 11:52am BST

Consumption of food should stop from 22:08pm BST on Monday 24th October. Children, elderly and sick haribhakto should at least observe fast from 07:08am BST on Tuesday 25th October.

Partial Solar Eclipse – Tuesday 25th October

There will be a solar eclipse taking place on Diwali day this year – Tuesday 25th October.

Start time: 10:08am BST
End time: 11:52am BST

Consumption of food should stop from 22:08pm BST on Monday 24th October. Children, elderly and sick haribhakto should at least observe fast from 07:08am BST on Tuesday 25th October.

Sharad Poonam Maha Raas – Sunday 9th October

Jay Shree Swaminarayan,

🎵 _Aaj sharad punam no chando re, atishe shobhe akashe …_ 🎵

We are holding a maharaas for Sharad Punam this year on Sunday 9th October from 7pm onwards.u

Dudhpaak prasad will be served thereafter.

5 Hour Dhun – Sunday 24th July

Jay Shree Swaminarayan,

Avsar is fast approaching and we are still yet to reach our NIYAM target . This Sunday 24th we are holding a 5 hour collective dhun.

We have only completed 52% of the 35 hours required, so please pass the message and do come along with your friends and family from 11am-4pm!