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This month | Hindola Utsav | This festival marks numerous occasions where Lord Swaminarayan was placed on a swing and rocked to fro for the pleasure of the Satsangis. There are two prominent stories. Once when Lord Swaminarayan was staying in Vadtal, a decorative swing was tied between two mango trees. Satsangi's rocked | Read more

10/08/2015 | Kamika Ekadashi | Kamika Ekadashi falls on the 11th day of the dark half in the month of Ashadh. Bhagwan Shree Krishna narrates to King Yudhisttir, "O King, in the dialogue of Lord Brahma to Naradji (depicted in Brahmvaivratt Puran), the vratt of Kamika Ekadashi is of great importance and yields great values to whoever performs it. One who reads and listens to this discourse achieves much greater deeds | Read more

15/08/2015 | India Independance Day | It is a national holiday in India commemorating the nation's independence from British rule on 15 August 1947. India attained independence following an independence movement noted for largely nonviolent resistance and civil disobedience led by the Indian National Congress (INC)

29/08/2015 | Raksha Bandhan | Raksha Bandhan celebration, started tens of thousands of years ago . Bhavishya Puran cites a story that the devas once battled with the danavas (demons) for twelve years. However, the devas lost, including the mighty Indra. So they prepared to fight again. On this occasion, Indrani tied a raksha (protection) | Read more

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28/03/2015 | Ramnavmi & Swaminarayan Jayanti
Shree Swaminarayan Temple Cardiff celebrated Ram Navmi and Swaminarayan Jayanti on Saturday 28th March 2015 Read more | Pictures »


01/03/2015 | Saint David's Day
Shree Swaminarayan Temple Cardiff took part in the parade to celebrate Saint David's Day on Sunday 1st March 2015 Pictures »


17/02/2015 | Maha Shivratri
Maha Shivratri Read more | Pictures »


24/01/2015 | Vasant Panchmi, Shikshapatri Jayanti
Shikshapatri Jayanti Read more | Pictures »


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Shikshapatri Shlock 70

In the presence of a Guru, deity and/or in an assembly none shall sit with one leg raised and placed on another and/or with knees raised and tied with piece of cloth.

અને ગુરુદેવને રાજા એમને સમીપે તથા સભાને વિષે પગ ઉપર પગ ચઢાવીને ન બેસવું તથા વસ્‍ત્રે કરીને ઢિંચણને બાંધી ન બેસવું.

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History of our Temple

History of our Temple

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Gopalanand Swami - Yogi Raj

Gopalanand Swami - Yogi Raj

Khushal Bhatt was married, but was not attached. He was very intellectual thus helping him learn Sanskrit and acquiring religious knowledge. Later on, he moved to Dabhoi where he set up a school and taught young Brahmins. He heard Read More »


In the town where the kamakshi Devi Temple was situated, there lived a Brahmin called Pibek. He was a follower of Mahakali. He was a good Brahmin but became evil natured as he kept the company of evil spirits and read bad scriptures. He used his black magic to Read More »

Kushal Kunvarba

In Dharmapur (near Surat) there lived a great devotee of God, Kushal Kunvarba. She was the Queen of the region and was widowed. She had a lustrous son who was very kind and generous and always welcomed Sadhus to the Royal Palaces and fed them lovingly Read More »


After leaving Piplana, Nilkantvarni came to a village called Mongrol. He came to a Vava, (a pool with steps leading down to it), and after taking a bath, He sat down to meditate. At this time a man called Gordhan also came to the vava for a bath. Gordhan was a devotee of Shri Krishna and also a follower of Ramanand Swami. He saw Nilkantvarni meditating and wondered who Read More »