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Holy Pilgrimage - Hindu temples in United Kingdom

Sri Vallabh  Nidhi , Wembley, United Kingdom

Sanatan Hindu Mandir Wembley
+44 208 903 7737

What does Sanatan Dharma mean?
‘Sanatan’ means Eternal, and ‘Dharma’ means Religion. We believe that our religion has existed from the beginning of time and will exist forever. Therefore, our religion is called Sanatan Dharma
Sanatan Dharma is extremely extensive therefore it has many principles. However, there are five main principles each beginning with the letter P. These are as follows
Our scriptures are known by the name of Shastra. There are many scriptures in Sanatan Dharma. The scriptures tell us what we should do and should not do. By reading the scriptures our mind becomes purified and we grow closer to God.

Wembley temple

The architecture of Shri Vallabh Nidhi UK presents an epitome of mystical scales and proportions along with the heavenly carving which turns the structure into a magnificent celestial body.
Being located on 2.4 acres of land in the centre of the well known shopping area on the Ealing Road, Wembley; the temple plays the role of a place of deep relaxation and is visited by thousands each year.
The temple exhibits intricate forms of carving and moulds which are made up of various types of stones. The royal range of stones involve the ochre coloured stone from Jaisalmair which imparts a traditional Indian touch to the spaces, Bansipahad and Makrana marble turns the space into a home of peace and vitality, while the majestic facade is decorated by Jaisalmer lime stone, all of which have been imported from India.

The construction of the temple is based on the ancient Hindu Scriptures of the Shilpa Shastras that give guidance in dealing with buildings and sculpture techniques that have been followed in order to form a perfect masterpiece. The secrets stored in the age old scriptures are unfolded and the different spaces of the temple are imbibed with the perfect ambience, thus giving due respect to the different aspects of climatology and form, space and order.
Intricate and detailed hand carved patterns on the stones have been developed from famous mythological incidences of Hindu scriptures, giving importance to legendary Hindu tales such as the Mahabharata, Ramayana, Shrimad Bhagvatam and many more. The vibrant aura reflected through the architecture of the temple takes the human being into a world of deep relaxation and introspection, where the person is drenched with positive and spiritual feelings and thoughts.

Famous spiritual leaders and forms of gods from other religions and sampradayas are also featured in the carvings such as Mother Teresa, Guru Nanakdevji, Meerabai, Swaminarayan Bhagvan and many more. The spaces are well appointed with beautiful murtis of deitie and wall shrined deities. Thus, showcasing the importance of respect, love and compassion for all religions and sampradays, making the temple dynamic and universal as well as promoting the message of Vasudev Kutumbakaum, a Hindu term to describe the world as one big family.
Opening – May 2010
The new Mandir was opened to the public on Monday 31st May 2010 . A ceremony called Pran Prathistha was held to “infuse the spirit of God into the statues” as part of the temple opening.
A VIP opening was then held with donors, sponsors and local dignitaries in attendance.
1st Anniversary celebration
SVNUK celebrated 1st Anniversary of the opening of the Wembley Mandir with different events including Shreemad Bhagwat Katha from Saturday 28th May 2011 to Sunday 5th June 2011.
Also different Prasangs like – Ram Janam, Krishna Janam, Goverdhan Puja, Ruxmani Vivah were held during thr grand celebration.
Wembley Timings
Open: 7:45AM to 8:00PM
Aarti: 8:00AM - Morning, 7:00PM - Evening
Rajbhog: 12:00 Noon to 1:00 PM

Om Tat Sat

(My humble  salutations to the great devotees   and Pilgrimage tourist guide for the collection)

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