Southall Gears Up for Janmashtami


Thousands to attend the 15th Annual Shobha Yatra in Southall to celebrate Shree Krishna Janmashtami, the birth of Lord Krishna. Shree Ram Mandir Southall inviting the devotees to attend the 15th Shobha Yatra on Sunday 23rd August 2015 (Shree Ram Mandir, King Street Southall from 11.30 am til 2.30pm)

This annual event organised by Shree Ram Mandir Southall is supported by many religious organisations, charities, MPs, Councillors, Ambassadors from India, Nepal & Mauritius High Commissions, Faith Leaders, Public and Private Institutions.

Such events are great initiatives by Shree Ram Mandir, Southall who organise the Shobha Yatra every year to commemorate the birthday of Lord Krishna and at the same time promoting a spirit of co-existence improving human welfare through the message of interfaith harmony, equality, cohesion and brotherhood for people of all faiths living in our multi-cultural society. This year, we are blessed to have the presence of His Holiness Pujya Sanjeev Krishna Thakurji from Vrindavan India.

The Shobha Yatra event is renowned as being one of the largest processions outside of India, and Southall will be illuminated by wonderful colours and sounds with chants of devotional singing.  Over 2,000 devotees will sing and dance all the way to the rhythmic beats of cymbals and drums and walk in a procession passing many places of worship along the way – showcasing “a vibrant celebration and exhibition of Hinduism’s spirituality and culture”.

The Shobha Yatra will start at 11.30am, from Shree Ram Mandir, 22 King Street, Southall, UB2 4DA and will follow a designated route through Southall. Thereafter, Preeti Bhoj (Vegetarian Dinner) will be served from 2.30pm at the Temple. Our sincere thanks to Gulu Anand and his family of Brilliant Restaurant Southall for providing the food every year.