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World’s first Hindu eco-temple Shree Swaminarayan Mandir opened in UK

Aug 21, 2014 12:24 IST

World’s first Hindu eco-temple named Shree Swaminarayan Mandir was opened in Kingsbury of northwest London, United Kingdom on 19 August 2014. The eco-temple features solar panels on its roof and a rainwater harvesting system.


The temple combines traditional Indian architecture, intricate carvings and masterful artistry with green technology. The ornate Swaminarayan Temple has been built at a cost of 20 million pounds. The opening ceremony of the temple was presided by the temple’s global spiritual leader, Acharya Swamishree Maharaj.

After being opened, the temple will showcase evening shows of dance and music and street parades.

Apart from this, the Mayor of London Boris Johnson during his recent visit to the temple described the new temple and its facilities as stunning and impressive.

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