BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir – popularly known as ‘Neasden Temple’ – is the ultimate gift bequeathed by His Holiness Pramukh Swami Maharaj to this great nation.
It stands a masterpiece of traditional Hindu design and exquisite workmanship that rises serenely amid London’s iconic skyline, in continuation of the millennia-old Hindu tradition of worshipping the Divine through murtis (sacred images).
Since its opening in 1995, the Temple has so far welcomed more than 10.5 million worshippers and visitors from over 120 nations of all faiths and backgrounds. It has become an internationally acclaimed place of worship, learning and celebration, serving also as an integral part of the religious landscape of Britain and the local community.
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Highgatehill Murugan Temple is a Hindu Shiva temple.The temple is also known as Archway Murugan Temple.
The main objective of the temple is to propagate Hindu religion and to perform Hindu rituals.
The temple was built according to the ancient Saiva(Hindu)scriptures and architecture.It was opened on the 2nd of December 1979 with a grand ceremony attending more than 700 people.
Queen Elizabeth II visited the Highgatehill Murugan temple on the 6th of June 2002, in her first major engagement after the “Golden Jubilee” celebration. Highgatehill Murugan Temple is the first Hindu temple to be visited by the British monarch in the British history. Accompanied by Prince Philip, the Queen spent about 45 minutes at the temple and a “Special Pooja of blessings” was performed during the visit.