Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London (East London)

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Shri Swaminarayan Mandir
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Shri Swaminarayan Mandir is located in Greater London
Shri Swaminarayan Mandir
Shri Swaminarayan Mandir
Location in Greater London
Coordinates: 51°32′23.63″N 0°2′8.53″E / 51.5398972°N 0.0357028°E / 51.5398972; 0.0357028Coordinates: 51°32′23.63″N 0°2′8.53″E / 51.5398972°N 0.0357028°E / 51.5398972; 0.0357028
Name
Proper name: Shree Kutch Satsang Swaminarayan Temple (East London)
Location
Country: England
Location: London Borough of Newham in East London
Architecture and culture
Primary deity: Swaminarayan
History
Date established: 1987*
Date built:
(Current structure)
2002
Website: www.swaminarayanmandir.org.uk

Shree Kutch Satsang Swaminarayan Temple (East London) is a Swaminarayan Temple in east London, in the London Borough of Newham that comes under the Narnarayan Dev Gadi and is part of the Hindu faith.[1]

The main Hindu temple (Mandir), with an upper floor used for seminars and other gatherings, and a library selling books and other religious material. A kitchen and dining area a few doors down, which was previously used as a temporary Mandir while the main Mandir was being reconstructed. The organisation is a Charity Registered and was formed in 1986.

Intstitutions/ Groups under the Temple[edit]

  • A Gujarati school - Sahajanand School [2]
  • A youth group - Swaminarayan Yuvak Mandal [2]
  • A Band/Lazium team - Band/Lazium [2]

Yuvak Mandal[edit]

This is the Youth Wing. According to Swaminarayan Sampraday holy scriptures each and every occasion is celebrated with great festivity. These include occasions such as, Rama Navami, Janmashtami, Diwali, Ankoth, and so on, with special inclusions of annual anniversary celebrations of the Temple followed by 5 to 7 days Katha Parayan in the presence of saints and the Acharya.

Boys & Girls Sabhas, Dhol Lessons, Summer fun-days out, Treasure hunts, Christmas fun-days, Shikshapatri evening lectures, are some of the activities of the Yuvak Mandal of East London Swaminarayan Temple.[2]

25th Anniversary Celebrations[edit]

The Temple is in the run-up to its Patotsav celebrations, celebrating the completion of 25 years in the community. Large celebrations are planned to take place from Monday 26 August till Sunday 1 September 2013, including a Nagar Yatra (public street parade).[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Raymond Brady Williams (2001). An introduction to Swaminarayan Hinduism. Cambridge University Press. Retrieved 9 April 2009.  Page 222
  2. ^ a b c d e "Yuvak Mandal". 
  3. ^ . SKS Swaminarayan Temple East London http://www.elt2012.com. Retrieved 28 April 2013.  Missing or empty |title= (help)

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