London Ganapathy Temple
The Shree Ghanapathy Temple is one of the most innovative Hindu Temples of its kind. Since the opening opening in 1981 it has developed an unparalleled approach to serving the Hindu community in London whilst also contributing and supporting the multi-cultural and diverse country.
In August 1980, the Churchill Halls in Effra Road were purchased and internal alterations carried out according to the guidelines laid down in our ancient scriptures. The adjoining church hall was converted into a Sai Mandir – a prayer hall dedicated to Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba, which was opened on 1st January 1981.
The Temple is dedicated to Lord Ghanapathy (the Hindu god with the Elephant head). Hindus believe that he is the remover of obstacles and it is our tradition to pray to him before we start anything new. Other deities in the Temple include:
Goddess Durga (Parvathi); Lord Subramanya,Valli & Devayani; Lord Nataraja & Sivakami Dakshinamoorthy, Shivalingam; Lord Venkateshwara (Vishnu); Lord Ayyappa; Lord Krishna & Radha; Navagrahas (9 planets); Vairavar (Datatriya); Goddess Gayathri & Lord Hanuman.
The temple is easy to reach by Public Transport:
Nearest stations: Haydons Road (3 minutes walk); Wimbledon (15 minutes walk)
The 200 Bus Route stops within 1 minute walk.