Hinduism is often described as a religion of fasts, feasts and festivals -- come and see for yourself.
Although planning and off–site work has been going on for quite some time (thanks to hard work by volunteers led by Mohanbhai), we have seen the results in the form of new domes and other upgrades in the front and right hand corner upstairs in the latter half of 2016. We are planning to do Moorti Sthapan of Swaminarayan, Jalaram Bapa and Saibaba in the right corner and we intend to do this with big celebration with participation of Bristol Hindu community and guests invited from various parts of UK. The Moortis are being donated by groups of devotees in Bristol and London. Our plan is to do the Moorti Sthapan on three different days as follows:
8 April–Swaminarayan Moorti Stahapan;
23 April–Jalaram Moorti Sthapan;
30 April –Saibaba Moorti Sthapan.
The above dates are provisional at present and we might be able to finalise these by the Open meeting day on 22 January.
The Bristol Hindu Temple is a place of worship, social gathering and celebrating cultural activities of the Hindu Faith.
The Bristol Hindu Temple is housed in a converted old church building which is the main place of worship and a peripheral building, called the Gandhi Hall (after Mahatma Gandhi) for other activities and hire.
The Bristol Hindu Temple is the only Hindu temple in Bristol and the surrounding area, catering both the social and religious needs of a strong and a growing community of Hindus.
It was founded in 1979 by members of the Bristol Hindu community who mainly constituted Hindus from East African countries including Uganda and Kenya who came to Bristol in 1972 as a result of unrest there.
Why not come in for a guided tour to look around the Temple and learn about many Hindu Gods/Deities? The Panditji (our priest) will be glad to show you around during the opening hours. Students are very welcome. The temple is open for school visits on weekdays between by prior appointment.