Welcome to BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Europe’s first traditional Hindu temple.
Located in Neasden, north London – and popularly known as the ‘Neasden Temple’ – the Mandir is a masterpiece of Indian stonework and craftsmanship, replete with its towering white pinnacles, smooth domes and intricate marble pillars, all based on ancient Vedic principles of art and architecture. It is dedicated to Bhagwan Swaminarayan, whose fifth spiritual successor, His Holiness Pramukh Swami Maharaj, is also the Mandir’s creator and the spiritual leader of BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha (BAPS).
We hope this site provides you with useful visitor information about how to reach us and make the most of your experience.
You will also find here many things to learn about the Mandir’s history, meaning, awards, and festivals, including the world-famous Hindu New Year’s offering, called the Annakut, as well as about the exquisitely wood-crafted Haveli (adjoining cultural complex) and the ‘Understanding Hinduism’ exhibition.
Or catch up on news about recent events at the Mandir or plan ahead for forthcoming events, or learn about the many on-going activities that take place at this renowned place of worship, learning and community service.
We hope you find what you are looking for on this site, as we look forward to welcoming you to experience firsthand the Mandir’s beauty, splendour and tranquillity.