On 12th February Swindon’s new Hindu mandir’s opening comes nearly 18 months after Swindon’s previous mandir closed in October 2021 following safety concerns.
The Hindu Mandir and Cultural Centre will occupy two floors in Regent House, with the mandir sitting on the second floor. The space will also be used for cultural activities. Pradeep Bhardwaj, chairman of the mandir, said that having so many people attend the event was “overwhelming to say the least”. The opening ceremony was carried out by Gurukul Sudershan – the priest of London’s East Ham Mandir. Around 400 people attended the opening ceremony.