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.


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:


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.

Seminar at SSW – Saturday 11th January

It gives us great pleasure to announce a special and unique seminar/discussion taking place for all ages on Saturday 11th January 2020 from 7:15pm for 7:30pm start, in collaboration with HSS-UK, SSW and SKSST.

The session is meant to give a great comparisons of Hinduism hosted by a scholar of Islam & Arabic studies. The speaker may be an outsider but is very well known to the collaborating organisations. Nothing controversial or political is portrayed.

If you are already intrigued, then come and have a listen. It’s an interactive session explaining from the speaker’s point of view why Hinduism is not only a “religion” but a way of life!
Prashad nasto will be provided thereafter from 8:30pm.

Hope to see you all there at SSW, with family and friends!

Saak Utsav – Sunday 12th January

Jay Swaminarayan and Happy New Year!

To mark the end of this auspicious month of Dhanurmaas – Saak Utsav has been organised by our Mandir on Sunday 12th January.

Swaminarayan Bhagwan first did Saak Utsav in Loya in the presence of many haribhaktos and santos, cooking over a 1000kg of aubergines, adding a variety of masala to make the most delicious saak!

8.30 to 9.30am – Dhanurmaas Dhun
6.30pm onwards – Live Saak Utsav in presence of Bhuj Dham santo

Come along with friends and family members! There will be prashad served thereafter in the dining hall for all.

Christmas Funday – Wednesday 25th December

Christmas is only a few weeks away and so is our annual Funday! The day kickstarts at 10.30am and finishes at 5pm. Join us for a fun-filled day of games, activities and prizes for the whole family to enjoy.

The under 13s are to arrive in their very best Christmas jumper to be in the chance of winning the title of Best Christmas Jumper 2019!

Lunch will be served around midday.

Raffle tickets will be on sale throughout the day for our chosen charity Aangan – created and run by our Gadiwalashree and a group of ladies, the charity ensures that the most vulnerable children are safe, have shelter, food and an education.

History: On Shri Raja’s birthday, the whole family went to give out freebies to kids and on the way back a toddler held Gadiwalashree’s saree no chedo and would not let go. That touched her heart and at that point she decided to do something for them. Years went by and finally Kalupur mandir bought land behind the mandir for this purpose to make an Ashram for girls.

Gadiwalashree welomes donations for the ashram but her main pride is for people to visit Aangan and see what facilities they have and what’s missing.

200th Vachnamrut Jayanti – Saturday 30th November

Jay Shree Swaminarayan,

Don’t forget to join us this Saturday on the 200th Vachnamrut Jayanti!

Starting from 11AM to 1PM – A unique presentation pinpointing areas of the Vachnamrut with interactive games & activities for all ages! Whilst the adults enjoy, the kids will also have a separate workshop to get involved in.

At 1PM there will be some small nasto served for all.

The evening session from 5:30PM will involve Yuvak Mandal doing the daily Nitya Niyams including chesta and a magnificent explanation of a Vachnamrut in English and Gujarati.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity… it will only come around once! See you there!

Thursday Jam – 14th November

Health does not always mean being physically healthy. Most of the time, it comes from peace of mind, peace in the heart, peace in the soul. It comes from laughter and love.

Join us on November 14th at 7:30pm as we invite a special guest speaker to our Thursday Jam to discuss Mental Health.

During the interactive session we will find out more on Mental Health and how we should be more aware of ourselves and those around us. There will be real life stories & experiences being shared – spread the word and join in the discussions in this open forum.