Loya Shaak Utsav - Postponed

Saturday, 7 Mar 2020


Taking into consideration the current outbreak of the Coronavirus in the UK and around the World, Shree Swaminarayan Temple, Stanmore would like to inform you that in the interest of the health and wellbeing of our devotees and public safety – particularly the elderly and vulnerable, we will be postponing the Saak Utsav which was due to take place this Saturday

The Mandir will remain open for Darshan as normal until further notice.

Shaak Utsav

Shaak Utsav

Loya Shaak Utsav


Shreeji Maharaj first did a Saak utsav in the Village of Loya, in the month of Magshar/Posh 1877. There were no other festivals during this month so Sura Khachar requested Maharaj to introduce an utsav all devotees could celebrate together, as he said this, a devotee arrived at the sabha and offered Maharaj lots of fresh aubergines, Maharaj was so overwhelmed by the sight of all the sumptuous looking aubergines that he announced to Sura Khachar that they will celebrate a Saak utsav.

All the devotees were thrilled to hear this, Maharaj requested Sura Khachar to invite all devotees from nearby villages and to prepare the cooking utensils, Sura Khachar said he would do so and also arrange for the cooks, but Maharaj stopped him and said there will be no need for that as he will be doing all the cooking on his own from beginning to end.

This astounded the devotees and they all started to wonder how Maharaj would manage to cook for hundreds of people on his own.

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Shree Swaminarayan Temple, Dharma Bhakti Manor
Wood Lane
Middlesex, HA7 4LF
Tel. (020) 8954 0205