Shravan Vad 7, Wednesday 24 August 2016

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Tomorrow | Shree Krishna Janmastmi | This is the birth of Lord Krishna, the eighth incarnation of Purna Purshottam. Lord Krishna took birth on this earth some 5000 years ago. He was born to Devaki and Vasudev, in the dungeons of the Evil King Kansa's palace in Mathura. Kansa imprisoned both his sister Devaki, and Vasudev after a sage foretold Kansa that Devaki's eighth child will be responsible for his death | Read more

28/08/2016 | Aaja Ekadashi | Shravan Vadi Ekadashi is called Aaja Ekadashi. Janardan with their wife Sundari are prayed. Flowers of Sheni and Supari fruit is used. Charity of buffalo is given. Offering of ladoos made from jaggery is done.

05/09/2016 | Ganesh Choth | Ganesh Chaturthi is one of the most popular of Hindu festivals. This is the birthday of Lord Ganesha. It is the day most sacred to Lord Ganesha. It falls on the 4th day of the bright fortnight of Bhadrapada (August-September). It is observed throughout India, as well as by devoted Hindus in all parts of the world Lord Ganesha is the elephant-headed God | Read more

06/09/2016 | Rushi Panchmi | "No women shall touch any persons, clothes or utensils for three days during her menstrual cycle. On the forth day she may do so after having a purifying bath" Shikshapatri shlok 174. The above Shikshapatri shlok is applicable to all ladies of our religion. If the above is not observed it is classed as a great sin. During these three days women are forbidden to touch even other ladies who too are on their rajaswala (menstrual cycle). The | Read more

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18/07/2016 | South Cardiff Interfaith Network
Shree Swaminarayan Temple Cardiff held a South Cardiff Interfaith Network on Monday 18th July 2016. Talks were held on 2 subjects which were Reincarnation and Theology of God. Pictures »


30/05/2016 | Apanu Laksha - The Next Step
Moving forward from the great success of UK Shibir - Apanu Laksha, a day Shibir was organised to get participants to truly experience that goal which is our beloved Maharaj. It was held at the beautiful location of Dharma Bhakti Manor in Stanmore, on the Bank Holiday Monday 30th May 2016, from 9.30am to 3.30pm. The event was graced by Santos from Bhuj Mandir, under whose guidance there were activities for boys and girls of the age groups 4-9, 10-14 and 15+ years; Video | Pictures »


06/05/2016 | Shree Swaminarayan Temple Bhuj - NarNarayan Dev 193rd Patotsav
Shree Swaminarayan Temple Bhuj celebrated Shree NarNarayanDev 193rd Patotsav from Friday 6th May to Wednesday 11th May 2016. Abhishek was performed on Wednesday 11th May by Acharya Maharajshree Koshalendraprasadji Maharaj along side Santos. Pictures »


15/04/2016 | Ramnavmi & Swaminarayan Jayanti
Shree Swaminarayan Temple Cardiff celebrated Ramnavmi and Swaminarayan Jayanti on Friday 15th April 2016. Read more | Pictures »


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Shikshapatri Shlock 41

My followers who are the twice born people shall take initiation into the Krishna cult from an Acharya (enthroned by me) and wear two rosaries around their neck, and also Tilak in two vertical lines (in 'U' shape) on their forehead, and on the chest and arms.

અને ધર્મવંશી ગુરુથકી શ્રીકૃષ્‍ણની દિક્ષાને પામ્‍યા એવા બ્રાહ્મણ ક્ષત્રિય અને વૈશ્‍ય એ ત્રણ વર્ણના અમારા સત્‍સંગી તેમણે કંઠને વિષે તુલસીની બેવડી માળા નિત્‍યે ધારવી અને લલાટ, રદય અને બે હાથ એ ચારે ઠેકાણે ઊધ્‍વપુંડ તિલક કરવું.

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