Wembley Temple (or Shri Sanatan Hindu Mandir, as it is officially known) is one of London's famous places of worship. 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. Since opening in 2010 Wembley Temple has grown into one of the most popular north London attractions.
Wembley Temple is located on 2.4 acres of land in the centre of the well-known shopping area of the Ealing Road,Wembley. The beautifully carved temple is mainly made up of mixed Jaiselmer and Bansipahadpur stones, imported from India. The stones were hand-carved in India and shipped to London to be assembled by expert craftsmen. The construction of Wembley Temple was based on the ancient Hindu Scriptures of the Shilpa Shastras that give guidance in dealing with buildings and sculpture techniques that have been followed in order to form this perfect masterpiece. Intricate patterns that have all been hand carved on the stones have been developed from famous incidences of Hindu scriptures, giving importance to legendary Hindu tales such as the Mahabharat, Ramayan, Shrimad Bhagvatam and many more.
Famous spiritual leaders and forms of Gods from other religions are also featured in the carvings, such as Mother Teresa, Guru Nanakdevji, Meerabai, Swaminarayan Bhagvan and many more, showcasing the importance of respect, love and compassion for all religions, making the temple dynamic and universal, as well as promoting the message of Vasudev Kutumbakaum, a Hindu term to describe the world as one big family. Like North London's other famous place of Hindu worship, Neasden Temple, Wembley Temple is a symbol of London's status as one of the world's great multi-cultural cities.
Nearest Tube/Railway StationAlperton (Piccadilly Line)
Wembley Central (Bakerloo Line)
BoroughLondon Borough of Brent
Opening TimesOpen: 7:45am to 8:00pm
Aarti: 8:00am, morning; 7:00pm, evening
Rajbhog: 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Address / Contact DetailsShri Sanatan Hindu Mandir, Ealing Road, Wembley, Alperton, London HA0 4TA
020 8903 7737
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