Shree Swaminarayan Temple London
Shree Swaminarayan Temple, Willesden has today become much more than one of the biggest Hindu Temples in Europe. From humble beginnings, it has grown to become an inspiration to thousands, keeping our culture, music and language alive with the hint of the British lifestyle we have grown up with. It continues to teach the core foundations of our religion; compassion, thirst for knowledge, morality, and respect for all human beings. As an important part of the local community, Willesden Temple has become a place where lifelong friendships have been made.
On Friday 29th July 1988, the new Shree Swaminarayan Temple, Willesden, was officially opened by His Holiness Acharya 1008 Shree Tejendraprasadji Maharaj, when he installed the first marble murti new mandir outside India of our beloved Ghanshyam Maharaj. The celebration was an amazing nine days of festivities in the presence of saints and thousands of devotees from all over the world. The past 25 years has brought many celebrations of a grand scale to the temple and every festival is celebrated with great splendour and unity.
The three storey complex melds British and Indian design and incorporates prayer and community rooms, audiovisual resources and even a picture framing service. Yoga, Gujarati and Tabla classes are also available. Catch the temple in autumn when it lights up the night during Diwali.