Welcome to Shree Ghanapathy Temple


JOINING THE WORLD IN PRAYER The Shree Ghanapathy Temple is one of the most innovative Hindu Temples of its kind. Since our opening in 1981 we have developed an unparalleled approach to serving the Hindu community in London whilst also contributing and supporting the multi-cultural and diverse country that we live in.

The Shree Ghanapathy Temple has been operating as a Hindu place of worship for over 35 years. From its first service on Sunday 12th September 1981. The Shree Ghanapathy Temple has grown and adapted to the changing needs of our Hindu Community. The focus has shifted. over the decades, to meet the changing needs of the devotees – from that of purely religious worship, to a more holistic approach in providing for the spiritual. moral and emotional needs of the community. Our temple is fortunate to have a group of amazing volunteers, made up from some of the different groups who use the Temple and its facilities.

These volunteers are the cogs which keep the Temple moving and help to ensure that the Temple runs seamlessly throughout the year. The Temple was created to serve Lord Ganesha and His devotees-to give spiritual and emotional comfort to all those who need it. We have no fixed rates for basic religious services at the Temple. Our basic principle is that the Temple is open to all who wish to come and pray, regardless of wealth or status, social background or creed. The principle ethos that runs through all our work in the Temple is that “Makkal Sevai Mahesan Sevai” – “Service to Man is Service to God”.


Opening hours: Saturday to Thursday 9am-10pm, Fridays 8.30am-10.30pm.
We provide all the services of a traditional South Indian Hindu Temple and celebrate all major Hindu festivals

Forthcoming Festivals

Upcoming Events

5:00 pm Vettai Thiruvilzah
Vettai Thiruvilzah
Aug 17 @ 5:00 pm
17 August 2018 (Friday) 5pm Vettai Thiruvilzah
7:00 pm Sapparam Thiruvilzha
Sapparam Thiruvilzha
Aug 18 @ 7:00 pm
18 August 2018 (Saturday) 7pm Sapparam Thiruvilzha
8:30 am Ther (Chariot) Festival
Ther (Chariot) Festival
Aug 19 @ 8:30 am – 1:00 pm
19 August 2018 (Sunday) 9am Ther (Chariot) Festival For further details, please see our Temple Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/sgtempleuk
11:00 am Theertham (River Ganges Festival)
Theertham (River Ganges Festival)
Aug 20 @ 11:00 am
20 August 2018 (Monday) 11am Theertham (River Ganges Festival)
6:00 pm Vairavar Madai
Vairavar Madai
Aug 21 @ 6:00 pm
21 August 2018 (Tuesday) 6pm Vairavar Madai


Joining the world in prayer - We have always been focussed on providing the best facilities we can for our devotees

“Makkal Sevai Mahesan Sevai” – “Service to Man is Service to God”

Support the Temple and our projects

There are many ways that you can help to create a legacy of Hindu faith and education for our future generations living here in the UK. If you would like to sponsor a part of the Moolasthanam (main shrine) or another part of the project, please contact us