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 (COVID-19 Special Measures):

From 18 September 2020; the Temple will only be open to devotees from

Monday to Thursday 1pm – 6pm

Friday to Sunday 9am to 6pm (except Sunday 18 October: 1pm – 6pm)

ALL special ceremonies & Main Poojas will be LIVE STREAMED.

You must wear a face covering when you visit the temple.

We will continue to follow the latest UK government guidance for places of worship and will be regularly reviewing our opening times 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

Temporary opening hours:

Mon – Thurs: 1pm – 6pm

Fri – Sun 9am – 6pm.

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.

 

Upcoming Events

Oct
17
Sat
2020
7:00 pm Maha Navarathiri
Maha Navarathiri
Oct 17 @ 7:00 pm – Oct 25 @ 7:00 pm
Maha Navarathiri 17 Oct 2020 – 25 Oct 2020
Oct
25
Sun
2020
all-day Keethara Gowry Viratham
Keethara Gowry Viratham
Oct 25 – Nov 14 all-day
Keethara Gowry Viratham
all-day Vijaya Thasami
Vijaya Thasami
Oct 25 all-day
Vijaya Thasami Sunday

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