Holi Festival was traditionally celebrated with great fanfare at the Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Neasden, on Saturday 6 March. The shrines in the Mandir were adorned in beautiful colourful attire and thousands streamed in to offer their devotion from dawn.
At 6pm, the sadhus with the sacred image of Thakorji and Shri Vishnu chanted Vedic mantras as the was Holi lit. Thereafter, a grand sabha was held in the Haveli explaining the greatness of the Holi festival. Throughout the day, devotees came to offer their prayers and some even commented, that they felt they had been transported back to India; others said that they were very grateful that their children were able to participate in these traditional festivals at the Mandir.