Diwali at Swaminarayan Mandir (London - England)

My 2nd Diwali after wedding and my 1st Diwali here in UK. I was told that the fireworks at Swami Narayan Mandir are a must see and we set off! The fireworks were to start at about 8pm. On the day of Diwali, it was sure that trying to get into the temple would be pointless with the crowd there. So directly we set off to the park close-by where the fireworks display was to happen. Sharing here just the pics of the fireworks. It was indeed a fabulous experience!!! Just reminded me of the Olympics Opening Ceremonies.





The entire show lasted non-stop for 15 minutes and below is the wrap-up. 
That's the exterior of the temple and below is the mind-blowing crowd that I most-definitely did not expect. I expected crowd, but not a Chandi Chowk of Delhi or T.Nagar of Chennai crowd!!! 


TO GET THERE:
Nearest tube station: Neasden

Bhushavali N

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18 comments:

  1. i love watching fireworks! the sounds might be deafening but it's so worth it! didn't know diwali is so widely celebrated (to have a fireworks show) in the UK.

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  2. Wow I love fireworks, did not know that there are such a long 15 minutes non stop fireworks during diwali at Swami Narayan Mandir, london. Thanks for the information.

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  3. Wow, I loved the photos. The experience must have been great. Lovely post :)

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  4. The fireworks look great! How long did the show lasted? Wow, the place is too crowded!

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  5. Lovely photos of the fireworks! I didn't know diwali is celebrated until December. I haven't been in one. It would have been awesome!

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  6. Fireworks are always so nice to watch! We rarely have displays here, so you're very lucky! No wonder there's a lot of people!

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  7. We're pretty big on fireworks too here in my country. I enjoy the spectacle and the display of lights - the grander, the better! Like Maerose, I have not been in one ( Diwali ) and would like to experience it. Perhpas in one of my future travels.

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  8. 15 minutes of fireworks, that's really awesome. It would be so fun watching this.

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  9. Uk... It's perhaps the second place I wish to go most after Los Angelas... as UK is where Harry Potter starts...

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  10. Wow UK has so grand celebration for Diwali? How great is it! Never know about it. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. Amazing fireworks pictures. Always a great way to end a celebration, its so colorful and all that. Hey, they also celebrate Diwali here, its a really festive and nice celebration.

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  12. I've always wanted to be able to attend a Diwali celebration. You've got some great captures of the fireworks. It sure looks beautiful!

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  13. I have heard of Diwali but I had not seen pictures of it being celebrated with so much fireworks. Much like a New Year's celebration too. Fireworks can really give a festive air to any festival

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  14. nice firework. May be you should increase picture size a bit? to occupy entire column- just my thoughts

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  15. The festival looks so attractive even in London!Just wow!
    And look at the crowd :)

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  16. Now this makes me want to go to UK soon. Curious about Diwali celebration though.

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