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Neasden Temple, London

25 February 2013

Swaminarayan Mandir, Neasden Temple, London

Standing with an open jaw looking at Neasden Temple, London

Standing with open jaw looking at Neasden Temple, London

BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Neasden (also commonly known as the Neasden Temple), is a Hindu temple in the London Borough of Brent in north west London. The whole building is incredible, something like you’d only see in films or on an adventure trip to India!

If you’re in London, this stunning attraction is well worth a visit. I was amazed by the architecture – a very attractive building in a typical urban backdrop, and the fine details that had gone into this temple will move you to bits. With FREE entry all day, it’s hard not to feel an inner peace when entering this place. When you enter, you must take off your shoes and leave them in the spaces provided. Obviously, dress sensibly, and courteously, and switch off your mobile. The whole place felt very special, with the exhibition inside really providing me a rich enlightenment into Hinduism and culture as a whole.

I can’t describe the experience in actual words; it truly is one of those places where you really must have to go to appreciate its existence. I was treated very well by the helpful staff and I can honestly say it is well managed making visitors feel most welcome.

I sat through a ten minute light show/prayer session with other visitors and quietly left the place feeling very blessed. Visited February 2013.

Wishing you all an enjoyable new week ahead full of your favourite foods and your favourite people. Serve it up high! – Missie Cindz :)

BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir | 105-119 Brentfield Rd, London, Greater London NW10 8LD | Telephone: 020 8965 2651

{Photos taken by Baz Chan on the iPhone using Camera+. Stunning!}

Missie Cindz

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