Events / Outings
SHRI SWAMINARAYAN TEMPLE - 2nd October 2017
- Last Updated: Wednesday, 26 July 2017 10:18
The Shri Swaminarayan temple is rightly considered as one of the 7 wonders of London and is well worth a visit. Many U3A groups have visited and have, without exception, reported extremely favourably.
Located in an unexpected and fairly barren area on the edge of north-west London this stunning Hindu temple is an amazing spiritual and architectural gem, well worth the trip out to the suburbs - in fact, the bleak location makes the beauty and symbolism of the temple all the most spectacular. The first traditional Hindu Mandir in Europe, every one of the 26,300 individually carved pieces that make up Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in its entirety were carved in India and shipped over to London. All of these pieces were then fitted together in just three years, between 1992 and 1995. Inside and outside this place is absolutely stunning. The stark white exterior, riddled with intricate detail and carvings, belies an opulent, colourful interior. Highly-fashioned pillars, domes, columns, carpets and ceilings provide the setting for some spectacular murtis rich with lavish thrones and royal attire.
Visit include lunch at the temples own award winning vegetarian restaurant
Ticket price is £32
- Entrance to the temple and exhibition with a guided tour and presentation.
- A vegetarian buffet in the temple’s award winning on site restaurant (mild/non spicy food available).
- Coach and gratuities