Every year we have over 100 visits from local Scout and Brownies groups, schools, universities and professional organisations. Over 2,000 young children and adults come on organised visits to the Centre from towns and cities across the North West. We have also supported the Preston Faith Forum’s ‘Faith Trail’ on which groups of people go to visit places of worship. This includes our Mandir.
Currently, temple visits are led by knowledgeable Committee Members who have become very adept at hosting such events. This takes place in a structured way, whereby visitors are given a guided tour of the prayer hall and the building in general, followed by a short question and answer session. The positive feedback we receive from pupils and students is very encouraging and it is evident that they have learnt a great deal whilst visiting the Centre. We feel it is our duty to share our Hindu faith and to complement the Religious Education Syllabus. An annual conference is held at the Centre by the Standing Advisory Council for Religious Education (SACRE) team. Here, knowledgeable members and adherents from the Hindu faith are invited to inform children from local secondary schools about our religion.
Temple Visit Booking Form
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Temple Visit Information
- The Temple is open every day of the year at the following times for visits:
Monday & Friday 10.00am to 11.00am, 5.30-7.00pm and 7.30pm – 9.00pm.
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 10.00am – 12.00pm, 5.30-7.00pm and 7.30pm – 9.00pm.
Visits are only to be conducted in these set times. Visits last approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour.
- Visitors must remove their shoes when entering the prayer hall. This also applies to persons in wheelchairs and babies (where possible).
- Visitors must not have consumed meat or alcohol on the day of the visit.
- Hindus believe that a female should refrain from entering the Temple during menstruation. They may do so after the 5th day.
- Children should be escorted at all times and not left alone anywhere in the Temple premises.
- Visitors should remain silent during Temple Service (Aarti).
- Visitors are asked to maintain appropriate discipline during the visit.
- Smoking is prohibited in the Temple premises and the entire Centre.
- Consumption of any kind of outside food or drink is not permitted in the Temple and Centre premises.
- Except for Temple activities, no other activities are permitted on the Temple premises.
- Donations / contributions can be paid in the office and a receipt obtained.
- During a fire alarm, please assemble in the REAR CAR PARK.
Thank you for your interest in visiting the Gujarat Hindu Society Temple. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any queries.