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.
Gayathri Homam on Sunday 26th June 2022
The Gayathri Homam will take place on Sunday, the 26th of June 2022. You can book online.
We will live stream key ceremonies – please check our Facebook page for our broadcast schedule.
We only operate our pre-booking systems on major festival days. On all other days you can visit the temple (without pre-booking) during our normal opening hours:
Monday to Sunday: 9am – 9.30pm
ALL special ceremonies & Main Poojas will be LIVE STREAMED (via our YouTube & Facebook pages)
During busy times please wear a face covering when you visit the temple.
Our staff and priests are regularly tested for COVID. To enhance your worship experience (e.g, when they are chanting) or when they are regularly communicating with devotees (e.g. queue management) they may not wear a face covering.
Please wash your hands upon entering and leaving the temple and more frequently when you are visiting us. There is a handwash sink and also free sanitiser stations within the temple and adjoining halls.
The temple and Sai Mandir and teaching areas have high rate air supply and extraction systems. Fresh air is brought in at roof level before being distributed throughout the worship spaces. Stale air is removed separately via multiple extractor fans.
Contactless or card payments are accepted.
Particularly on busy days please respect other devotees, keeping your distance where you can. On festival days we will operate pre-booking systems with fast-track entry. All of our main festivals will be live streamed.
Please do not visit the temple if you are suffering any symptoms of the coronavirus.
If you have questions about COVID-19:
You must follow the latest government guidance.
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.
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”.
ALL special ceremonies will be LIVE STREAMED.