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.

 Special Information

Annual Festival 2021 

We WILL be observing our annual Thiruvilzah Festival: Sunday 1 – 16 August 2021. 

We have put in place special arrangements to help you worship in safety. Please follow our guidance – including our request for you to wear a face covering throughout your visit.

On Sunday 15 August 2021 (Ther Festival) the temple will be open from 1pm. Our Chariot ceremony will only take place within the temple grounds; regrettably we will only be able to accommodate those directly involved in the ceremony. BUT the whole ceremony will be live streamed via our Facebook and YouTube channels.

If you would like to attend the ceremonies on other days, please book in advance. Click Here to access our booking page. You can book for either the morning or evening ceremonies on each day (up to 5 days in advance) Places will be limited.

Temple General  Opening Hours:

Monday to Sunday: 9am – 10pm

ALL special ceremonies & Main Poojas will be LIVE STREAMED (via our YouTube & Facebook pages)

You must wear a face covering when you visit the temple. Even after 19 July 2021.

We will continue to follow the latest UK government guidance for places of worship and will be regularly reviewing our opening times and other arrangements so that we can provide the best possible opportunity for devotees to pray. 

With the safety of devotees, priests and employees foremost in our mind, we will continue to make changes to the way that we operate our temple. These will reflect the current government guidance on minimising the spread of COVID-19 

Please do not visit the temple if you are suffering any symptoms of the coronavirus, or have come into contact with any person that is self-isolating or confirmed to be suffering from COVID-19. 

We thank all key workers that have continued to support the nation during this difficult time. 

If you have questions about COVID-19: 

Information for the public 

NHS Online Information about Covid-19

 You must follow the latest government guidance. 

 If you have cough, high temperature or shortness of breath (even if your symptoms are mild). Stay indoors and avoid contact with other people immediately. Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Use the 111 online coronavirus service

 Live streaming of our evening poojas and special ceremonies will continue, so that you can worship from home. For our schedule please see our Facebook page.

You can make a booking for an Archanai, or other service using our on-line booking facility.  

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”.

DEDICATED TO WORSHIP

COVID-19: We have now returned to our normal opening hours

Monday – Sunday: 9am -10pm

ALL special ceremonies will be LIVE STREAMED.

You can watch our ceremonies via our YouTube channel or Facebook page

 

Forthcoming Festivals

ALL special ceremonies will be LIVE STREAMED.

 

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