As part of their Religious Studies lessons on Hinduism, on Monday 2st March Year 4 visited the Shri Swaminarayan Hindu Mandir in Neasden, London.
“I was amazed at how decorative it was. It was made of 5000 tonnes of Bulgarian limestone and Italian and Indian marble. It was hand-carved in India.” Lara Joyner
“We went into a big room and watched a video on how the Mandir was built and who built it.” Imogen Turney
“My favourite part was where we went to the Arti ceremony and someone was waving a diva and there were statues of gods.” George Swinfen
“The girls and the boys were split up and it started. There was music and there were people lying on the floor and in the lotus position….. I drew a lot. There were loads of statues of gods and goddesses. It was fabulous.” Ben Beaumont
“In the ceremony, the man kept on tapping, ‘Please observe silence’. We drew some patterns on the walls and they were incredibly hard.” Milo Green
“We learnt about Bhagwan Swaminarayan and at the age of 11 years old he left home and began his 7 year journey around India.” Cee-Cee Guest