Swaminarayan Swish

Inspirator: His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree Purushottampriyadasji Maharaj
Shree Swaminarayan Gadi

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Patotsav Ceremony

Central London Parade (Nagar Yatra)

Spectacular chariots. Thunderous dhol drums. Beautifully costumed dancers. Melodious bagpipers from four continents.

The Nagar Yatra is a magnificent street parade like no other. It is beyond description and needs to be experienced to be truly appreciated; it will be the centrepiece of the Mahotsav. It will take the festivities to the people that would otherwise not experience the festivities! On display will be the breadth of artistic talents of the students of our Arts & Culture Academy based at Kingsbury Mandir as well as all over the world, and also the enthusiasm and skill of the Sants (monks) of Shree Swaminarayan Gadi Sansthan.

They have spent months meticulously preparing the unique elements of this incredible carnival-like parade. It is an unforgettable event not to be missed.

Central London Parade (Naga Yatra)

Starting Point - Jermyn Street, SW1Y

Signs will be posted along Jermyn Street for each performance section where each group should gather. Please report to your section lead on arrival. Please arrive by 9.30am.

Parents of Performing Children
On arrival, go to the identified area on Jermyn Street. A lead swayam sewak will take register of your child. Please ensure this is done BEFORE you leave the section area. Parents taking part in performances must arrive in time to drop off your child AND to report to your performance section. Please arrive by 9.30am.

Please make your own way to Jermyn Street. Please arrive by 9.30am. Signs will be posted along Jermyn Street for non-performing Disciples to gather. Please stay in the area.

During Nagar Yatra

Please stay together within your allocated area. Do not walk up and down the length of the Nagar Yatra.

Please follow instructions given by swayam sevaks, especially the traffic marshalls.

End of Nagar Yatra – Whitehall Place

Disciples & Performers
All Disciples and performers must disperse on Whitehall Place. It is important you follow instructions given by traffic marshalls.

Parents of Performing Children
Please collect your children before you leave. You must sign-off your child with the lead swayam seyak.

Nearest underground station from Whitehall Place is Embankment

Photography at Parliament Square

It is important you follow instructions given by traffic marshalls.

Nearest underground station from Parliament Square is Westminster.




Sunday 17th August 2014

  10am   Starting Ceremony
Jermyn Street, SW1Y

  12:30pm   Finish at Whitehall Place, SW1A

  1pm   Photography at Parliament Square

Nearest stations

Picadilly Circus for Start
Embankment/Westminster for End