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Shri Swaminarayan BAPS Mandir, Ashton-U-Lyne
Ashton-U-Lyne Mandir

Shri Akshar Purushottam Maharaj
Shri Akshar Purushottam Maharaj

Idols at Shri Swaminarayan BAPS Mandir, Ashton-U-Lyne
Lord Radha Krishna Dev

Ashton-U-Lyne Mandir Murties
Ashton-U-Lyne Mandir Murties


BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir
29 Russell Street
Manchester OL6 9QS
Tel: (44-161) 330 5196
Fax: (44-161) 330 5152

Murti Pratishtha
14TH August 1994 by Pragat Guru Hari P. P. Pramukh Swami Maharaj

Daily Schedule

Daily Arti:

8:30 am & 7:00 pm

Darshan Timings:

7:00 am to 11:30 noon


4:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Weekly Schedule

Satsang Sabha:

Sunday 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Bal/Balika Sabha (6 to 14 years):

Sunday 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Kishor/Kishori Sabha (15 to 25 years):

Sunday 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Yuvak/Yuvati Sabha (25 to 40 years):

Sunday 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Mahila Mandal Sabha:

Saturday 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm

First Satsang was started in Ashton by Durgeshbhai Dave in 1971, when he made Kishorebhai Desaiís family satsangi and both decided to do satsang weekly.

17th August the first weekly sabha was started on every Saturday at Kishorebhaiís residence - 66 Princes street. In that sabha, Thakorbhaiís family, Bakulbhai, Mukeshbhai, Rajendrabhai, Bhupendrabhai, Maganbhai Patelís family, Harshadbhai (P. Chinmaiswami), Mukehsbhai, Dineshbhai, Vijaybhai Patelís family, Gopalbhaiís family, Kantibhai Patelís family, Mohanbhai Patelís family, Vikrambhai Patelís family, Rameshbhaiís family, Jagidishbhai Brahmbhattís family, etc. started to come for Satsang.

P. P. Pramukh Swami Maharajís first Janmajayanti was celebrated.

Maharajís Janmajayanti was celebrated at Hurst Cross Community Hall. Prafulbhai Patel, Dr. Swaminarayan, P. C. Patel and Yuvaks came from London to attend this celebrations.

Kishorebhai Desai, Naginbhai Mistri, Kantibhai Patel and Thakorbhai went to India to participate with P. P. Swamishri in Special Train Trip for India.

P. P. Swamishri came to U K and visited Ashton. Sabha was at Dunkinfield Town Hall, Hurst Cross Community Hall and Bharatiya Mandal. Swamishriís accommodation was at Thakorbhaiís residence. The meeting was held between Swamishri and Haribhaktos. In that it was decided to buy the house of Balubhai and Gopalbhai for Satsang kendra.

Harshadbhai Patel decided to become Sadhu who went with Swamishri to London and than to India. (P. Chinmaiswami)

The London mandir Murtiís came to Ashton at Thakorbhaiís house as in London bigger Murtiís were consecrated.

As the mandir in Cowhill was ready, On Akha Trij Murti were shifted their. The first pujari was Kantibhai Patel.

P. P. Swamishri came to U K. During that visit he came to Ashton and huge procession took place. After that, Murtiís were consecrated by Swamishri.

P. P. Swamishri came to U K. In that time one old factory was borrowed at 29 Russell Street which was converted to Hari Mandir after some alteration and renovations.

Dineshbhai went to India to become sadhu. (P. Anandmuniswami)

P. P. Swamishri visited Ashton during U K visit. Nitin Patel went to India for Sadhuís diksha. (P. Vimaljivanswami)

P. P. Swamishri visited Ashton during U Kís visit.

Mandir was renovated.

P. P. Swamishri visited Ashton during his visit to U K. Huge procession of marble Murtiís took place in city. The first Marble Murtiís were consecrated by P. P. Swamishri in U K at Ashton after that procession.

London Mandir was opened by H.D.H. Pramukh Swami Maharaj.

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