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Holy Pilgrimage - Hindu temples in United Kingdom


Wellingborough, UK

133 Highfield Road
Wellingborough , Northamptonshire

Phone: 01933 222250


Our mission is to encourage all members of our community to realize their ambitions and full potential by promoting social, welfare, educational, cultural and leisure activities.

Registered Charity: 276747
WDHA Community Trust was established to focus on community development for which we aim to provide community spaces, organise social functions, provide information on key services, facilitate education classes and offer welfare services.

Committee Members for 2011
Chair Person - Pritul Khagram
Vice Chair Dharmic Area - Urmilaben Thakrar
Vice Chair Temple Administration - Jitendra Tailor
Secretary Temple & Charity - Bhavin Poojara
Assistant Secretary & Temple - Jagdish V Ganatra
Secretary Hindu Community Centre - Vacant
Treasurer Temple & Charity - Bhupendra K Mistry
Assistant Treasurer Temple - Maheshvar H Champaneriya
Assistant Treasurer Temple - Khushi Jani
Treasurer Hindu Community Centre - Vimal Shah
Communications Officer - Vimal Shah
Compliance Officer - Dhirubhai M Mistry
IT Officer (Technology) - Yash A Desai
Committee Member - Jyotika A Desai
Committee Member - Narshi Mistry
Committee Member - Geetaben Khagram
Committee Member - Ravjibhai M Patel
Committee Member - Denish Champaneriya
Committee Member - Yogesh S Patel

Holding Trustee - Mahendra Patel
Holding Trustee - Bhikhalal V Shah
Holding Trustee - Dushyant Desai
Holding Trustee - Ashok Kumar Desai
Holding Trustee - Mahendra Tailor


All are invited  to our local Hindu Community Centre to see us switch on lights for Diwali

- From 6pm / 7.30pm (Switching of lights)
- With Hot Snacks, Sweets and Drinks
- Free to all members of public to attend
- Free stage for performers to come and perform
- The ever popular Antakshari (get in touch to take part)

Plus there will be a stall for Cancer awareness. Should you wish to hold a stall please get in touch.

148 Highfield Road, Wellingborough, NN8 1PL

Hanuman Chalisa:

Cordially invites you to attend
108 Hanuman Chalisa
to help to raise funds for Gujarati School

On Sunday 9th December 2012 between 10am – 5pm
At Hindu Mandir, 133 High field Road, Wellingborough, Northants NN8 1PL

Meal will be served after 5:00pm (Soft Drinks available to purchase)

All proceeds will go towards Gujarati School as
Northamptonshire County Council will no longer be funding the school
  Location :

 133 Highfield Road
Wellingborough , Northamptonshire


Contact info

+44 7773 696754


  Shree Wanza Community, Leicester, UK

Address: Pasture Lane, Leicester, LE1 4EY
Contact Telephone: 0116 2389 452
E-mail: info@wanza.org

Introduction to Wanzas

Descending from the ancient Hindu Kshatriya Varana and obligatory believers in the grace and benevolence of Mata Hingraj, following her maternal protection of their honour from the vengeance of sage Parshuram, the ancient Wanzas found a peaceful existence in the Vindhiya mountains under the spiritual guidance of their elective guru, Guru Gopal Lal, or ‘Friend of the Cows’, after moving to Wanjot in Ujjain, India, and acquiring a collective occupation in the craft of tailoring under the auspices of sage Tantupal, ‘Protector of Threads’. Incidentally, to vindh means to stitch. Hence, 'Vindhiyas' became 'Wanzas'.

Pioneering Wanzas began to seek a brighter future for subsequent generations in other provinces in India and further abroad, with settlements beginning to sprout along the East African coast and further inland around the turn of the 19th century. Prosperity brought confidence and the altruistic desire to establish communities to further their interests and safeguard the inherent Hindu values practised within their way of life i.e. Sanatan Dharma. Vibrant Wanza communities soon blossomed.

Peaceable craftsmen and traders by nature, subsequent political uncertainties and turmoil in the late 1960s and early 1970s, especially in Uganda, compelled responsible Wanza householders to seek a more stable and progressive future for their families in Great Britain and Canada. Settlements soon began to occur in London, Leicester, Wellingborough, Coventry and Manchester in the United Kingdom, and Toronto and Montreal in Canada. Subsequent generations were encouraged to attain better a future for themselves through education and many second and third generation Wanzas are already making a valuable contribution to the economy and welfare of the country of their domicile through their chosen professions and in the field of Business.

Shree Wanza Community of Leicester first came into being in 1968 and presently cherishes a fine community centre, formally opened in August 1995, on Pasture Lane. Reflected within its constitution are the core values of Truth through personal accountability, Attainment through effort and self-sacrifice, Purity of mind and body, and Benevolence towards all living beings, inherent within Sanantan Dharma. Therefore, its natural aim is to propagate these values, maintain its cultural identity, and develop positive leadership within its future generations, whilst fostering amiable relations with all diverse communities in British society.

Wanza families can be found in some of the European countries, the U.S.A, Australia and Canada today, maintaining a peaceful, happy and prosperous existence whilst still practising the way of life and values passed down by their forefathers, with fond affiliations to their respective wider communities.

We are here to help our community grow and improve our hall for future generations.
Below is a list of all members in the committee, feel free to contact any member if you would like to discuss something.
The committee meetings are open to all to attend so if you are interested please contact us to inform when you will be coming.

Sunil Dayalal Sonigra
Jayendra Jamnadsa Parmar
Vice President
Jayesh Vithal Parmar
Bindu Mahesh Parmar
Assistant Secretary
Narendra Keshavji Shikotra
Divyesh Solanki
Assistant Treasurer
Govind Jivan Shikotra
Navin Ravilal Gohil
Subhash Zaverilal Bhundia
Mahesh Nathu Parmar
Harish Devji Nandha
Mukesh Shikotra
Committee Member
Prabhaben Rugnath Parmar
Committee Member
Bharti Kaushik Bhundia
Committee Member
Beena Narendra Shikotra
Committee Member
Pravin D Gohil
Committee Member
Induben Pravin Gohil
Committee Member
Raju Mandalia
Committee Member
Shailesh Gohil
Committee Member
Dhanik Parmar
Committee Member
Radhika Shikotra
Committee Member
Hetal Gohil
Committee Member
Chandrakant Gohil
Committee Member
Shailesh Girish Gohil
Youth President
Dhanik Jayesh Parmar
Vice President
Radhika Mukesh Shikotra
Hetal Girish Gohil
Assistant Secretary
Chirag Jayprakash Parmar
Anicha Tulcidas
Youth Member
Bhakti Dhiru Gohil
Youth Member
Bhavin Chandu Davdra
Youth Member
Divyesh Suresh Solanki
Youth Member
Janvi Kiran Nandha
Youth Member
Kiran Vijay Solanki
Youth Member
Madhavi Raju Mandalia
Youth Member
Dahyabhai Hathalia


Introducting the Wanza Youth Committee:

Over the past few years, the youth of our community have joined forces to make their own youth committee!
It is dedicated to making our youth understand more about our culture and heritage whilst arranging fantastic events for everyone to get involved in. We are currently working hard to make sure the upcoming Diwali show is the best one yet!
So if you have some good ideas then come along to our next meeting and share them with us! Who knows, the next event held at the hall could be yours!
We also work very closely with the main committee to give our time and help to areas they need help with.
We are also taking ideas for how to improve the website. What you see is a work in progress and we are sure over the coming months we will have a website our whole community will be proud of.
To contact us, please call on 07841 374 889 or email us at: youth@wanza.org


We are a charity, so help us to help others
For those of you that attend the AGM you will be well aware of where moneys comes from and where it goes. However for the rest of us this page is an opportunity to bring your fundraising ideas to life.
If you have an idea to raise money for the community or methods to increase revenue earnt from the hall then please call or email.

Hall Hire

A beautiful contemporary hall situation in the heart of Leicester, ideal for most events.
A full breakdown of packages and costs is coming soon..


Saturday 27th September
Time:7.30pm – 12.00
Location: Dance Studio
Sunday 28th September
Time: 4.00pm – 8.00
Location: Dance Studio

Saturday 1st November
Time: 6.00 – 12.00pm
Location: Main Hall

Address: Pasture Lane, Leicester, LE1 4EY
Contact Telephone: 0116 2389 452
E-mail: info@wanza.org

Om Tat Sat

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

(The Blog  is reverently for all the seekers of truth, lovers of wisdom and   to share the Hindu Dharma with others on the spiritual path and also this is purely  a non-commercial blog)


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