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'Holi' Celebrations
at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London

Saturday 3rd March 2006


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The Holi Festival was traditionally celebrated at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Neasden on Saturday 3 March. The sacred images in the Mandir were adorned with colourful clothing. Devotees from all over London and the UK came to offer their prayers on this most auspicious day.

At 4.15pm on the grounds adjacent to The Swaminarayan School, the festival of Holi began with the chanting of Vedic prayers. Devotees performed poojan of Thakorji and Lord Vishnu and then proceeded to offer their respects at the large fire. Sanctified coconuts were given to the devotees as prasad.

Visitors expressed their pleasure that they were able to bring their children on this auspicious day to witness the traditional way of celebrating Holi.