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Today | Dhanterus | Dhanteras is celebrated on the 13th day of the dark of the month of Ashvin and marks the beginning of the five day celebrations of Diwali festival. On this day Dhanvantri, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu, emerged from Kshirsagar with a pot of Amrut. Therefore this day is also known as Dhanvantri Jayanti. Dhanvantri is the God of Health and Welfare | Read more



Tomorrow | Kali Chaudas | Hanumanji as a baby was very hungry. Whilst lying down he saw the sun in the sky and thought it was a fruit and went to pick it. He flew into the sky and put the whole sun in his mouth causing darkness throughout the entire universe. Lord Indra requested that Hanumanji return the sun. On this day we offer poojan to Hanumanji as our Kuldev to protect us from Evil | Read more



19/10/2017 | Diwali | This day is very significant to Hindus, Sikhs and Jains. Hindus celebrate Diwali because on this day Lord Rama returned to his Kingdom of Ayodhya after serving fourteen years of exile in the forest. Having defeated Ravana and rescuing his wife Sita, Lord Rama triumphantly returned to the Kingdom of Ayodhya with Sita and brother Laxman | Read more



20/10/2017 | Ankoot Utsav (New Years Day) | The Annakoot celebrations take place on the first day of the month of Kartik which is the first month of the Hindu new year. The Monsoon season has come to an end and new harvest has been brought in from the fields and grains and cereals are plentiful. To thank the Lord for the good year that has just ended, plenty of delicious foods are prepared and offered to the | Read more


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02/10/2017 | Installation of Mahatma Gandhi's statue in Cardiff
We at Hindu Council of Wales are proud to announce the successful installation of Mahatma Gandhi statue in Cardiff. We thank all our chief guests , volunteers and participants! A heart felt thanks to Mr. Satish Dhupelia, the great grandson of Mahatma Gandhi who came all the way from South Africa to grace the occasion. Pictures »

 

27/08/2017 | Shree Swaminarayan Temple Cardiff - Ghanshyam Dashabdi Mahotsav
Shree Swaminarayan Temple Cardiff celebrated Ghanshyam Dashabdi Mahotsav from Sunday 27th August to Sunday 3rd September 2017 | Pothi Yatra | Day 1 | Playback Video | Pictures »

 

15/08/2017 | Shree Krishna Janmashtami
Shree Swaminarayan Temple Cardiff celebrated Shree Krishna Janmastmi on Tuesday 15th August 2017 Read more | Pictures »

 

24/02/2017 | Maha Shivratri
Shree Swaminarayan Temple Cardiff celebrated Maha Shivratri on Friday 24th February 2017. Read more | Pictures »

 

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My disciples, Brahmins or others need not give up their practice of wearing Vibhuti on their forehead and Rudraksha rosary around their neck if it is their traditional custom.

અને જે બ્રહ્મણાદિકને ત્રિપુંડ્ર જે આડુ તિલક કરવું તથા રુદ્રાક્ષની માળા ધારવી, એ બે વાનાં પોતાની કુળ પરંપરાએ કરીને ચાલ્‍યાં આવ્‍યાં હોય અને તે બ્રાહ્મણ અમારા આશ્રિત થયા હોય તો પણ તેમણે ત્રિપુંડ્ર અને રુદ્રાક્ષનો કયારેય ત્‍યાગ ન કરવો.

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