Thursday, December 25, 2014

Christmas Day In Alperton and Hindu Temple The Shri Sanatan Hindu Mandir



On Christmas day nothing when no trains buses underground run in London my friend Laurie who I was staying with over Christmas planned a walk along the Grand Union Canal. 

 Hindu Temple The Shri Sanatan Hindu Mandir








When I would walk to the underground at Alperton near Wembley where she was pet sitting I would pass the the  Hindu Temple The Shri Sanatan Hindu Mandir *All-inclusive Hindu Temple this morning we stopped to take some photos we were invited inside to by a kind old Man who told us the history behind the temple and also gave us beautiful guidebook.  No photos were allowed inside which was too bad as it  some however I did find this slide show on You Tube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98Zy_CoF4TY. The temple was opened on May 2010.

*The temple is a place of worship for all Hindus and welcomes those of other faiths. It is a landmark with outstanding architectural splendour. This spectacular free London attraction welcomes visitors of all faiths and none, although certain Hindu customs – such as the removal of shoes upon entry – are expected to be adhered to during your visit*


Afterwards we walked along the canal it was a beautiful sunny day and I loved the walk I have walked other parts of the Canal over the years this was a pretty spot at times  seeing the swansWe later went back to the house and had a lovely Christmas dinner mine was Lamb and did Christmas Crackers to boot.


Beautiful swans in love





a very special Christmas dinner in London