Slough Mitra Mandal

Ganpati Festival 2018

Slough Mitra Mandal's 8th Ganeshotsav

“The Ganpati Festival”

From: Wednesday 12
th September 2018
Monday 17th September 2018

Slough Hindu Temple
Keel Drive

Please join us for the Arrival Procession of the God of wisdom and prosperity - “GANPATI BAPPA” on Wednesday 12th September at 05.00 pm. Ganapati Sthapana will be done on the 13th September 2018 at 10:30 am.

Slough Mitra Mandal is once again excited to announce the grandeur celebration of Ganpati Festival in September 2018. There will be the usual Arrival procession, Majestic Aartis, Mahaprasad, Antakshari and other cultural events, showcasing local talent from all age groups. This year the event is during August Bank Holiday weekend, which gives use opportunity to have wide varieties of cultural activities for 4 days.

All the residents of and around Slough are cordially invited to take part in various cultural programs and competitions

MAHAPRASAD – Will be served on all 6 evenings (12th Sep to 17th Sep) and afternoon of 13th Sep and 16th Sep.
PARKING - No subsidized parking at Copthorne Hotel, so please don’t park inside hotel. Please park considerately along the roadside. Do not block any resident car, already parked car. Do not park where no parking cones are in place. Do not park on yellow lines during restrictio hours

Ganesha Arrival Procession

Arrival Procession Date - Wednesday 12th Sep at 05.30 pm
Procession Address
- Slough Hindu Temple, Keel Drive, Slough SL1 2XU

Ganesha Visarjan (Immersion) Procession

Visarjan Date - Monday 17th September 2018 05:30 pm
Visarjan Location - Jubilee River, Slough Road, A332
Nearest Post Code - SL4 6HR
How to reach at the Visarjan Site - Click Here to view the route
Parking - Note that there is very limited parking at Visarjan site. Use Slough Road for Parking (B3022)

Guidance for Participants

The following guidance for participants should be observed as directed by Slough Borough Council:

All participants, and supporters associated with or accompanying the Ganesh procession, should
1. Behave with due regard for the rights, traditions and feelings of others in the vicinity.
2. Refrain from causing any damage to parked vehicles and properties.
3. Refraim from throwing litter
4. Obey the Highway Code while by the side of road.
5. Obey the lawful directions of Ganesh procession organisers and stewards at all times, from start to finish.

Procession Route:
The procession should be positioned on footpath or green by the side of the carriageway/road so as to allow for the free flow of traffic. Participant and supporters associated with or accompanying the public procession, should keep to the designated route as approved by the police.

Alcohol should not be consumed immediately prior to, or during a public procession.


Watch this Space!

Maha-Prasad Contribution

Looking at the last year’s tremendous response, during this 8th Year of Ganpati Festival, all willing Ganpati devotees have been offered an opportunity to be a “CONTRIBUTOR” for Maha-Prasad/Bhojan that would be served on all 6 days in the temple (12th Sep 18 – 17th Sep 18), courtesy of The Slough Hindu Temple.

All you have to do is contribute a minimum of £51 only and maximum as per your wish towards the Maha-Prasad. All such contributors will be pooled together and then allocated a day each when their names will be displayed in the temple. The contribution will be collected by Slough Mitra Mandal and handed over entirely to Slough Hindu Temple.

The Prasad can be sponsored in any form, like – Fruits, Sugar-balls (Sakhar-Futane), Pedhas, Mithaees/Sweets, Grounded dry coconut + Sugar, Groundnuts or any food item and can be brought on-the-day.

Thank you very much in anticipation.

If you wish to be a Maha-Prasad contributor, then please transfer the funds to the SMM bank account mentioned below. (please note change in SMM bank account)

A/c Name: Slough Mitra Mandal
Bank: Metro Bank
A/c no: 15766255
Sort Code: 230580
Ref: "MPRSD2018YourName"

Please do not forget to get in touch with or write an email to:
Ajay Murudkar on 07882 514627 ( or
Yogesh Chavan on 07708 920324 (

Contact Persons

Mandar Mirashi
07535 120906

Ajay Murudkar
07882 514627

Adhish Desai
07525 687036

Yogi Chavan
07708 920324

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Day Time Activity
12th Sep 2018 Wednesday 16:30 – 17:00 Welcome and Introduction
17:00 Onwards Ganesh Arrival procession with Dhol Beats London troop
19:45 Mahaprasad
13th Sep 2018 Thursday 10:30 : 12:00 Ganpati Pooja, Sthapna
12:00 : 12:30 Morning Aarti and Prasad
12:30 : 13:30 Mahaprasad
18:00 – 20:00 Kids Drawing and Painting Competitions (All age groups), Mehandi Competition
20:00 : 21:30 Evening Aarti and Mahaprasad
14th Sep 2018 Friday 10:30 – 11:00 Morning Aarti
18:00 – 19:45 Kids Talent Show
20:00 - 21:30 Evening Aarti and Mahaprasad
21:30 - 22:30 Live Singing
15th Sep 2018 Saturday 10:30 - 11:00 Morning Aarti
16:00 – 17:30 Fancy Dress (0 to 2 and 3 to 6 Age Group)
17:30 – 18:30 Dance Performances (2 to 11 Age Group)
18:30 – 19:30 Dance Performances (12 to 16 Age Group)
19:30 – 20:00 Fancy Dress (7+ Age Group)
20:00 - 21:15 Evening Aarti and Mahaprasad
21:15 – 22:30 Antakshari
16th Sep 2018 Sunday 10:30 – 11:30 Atharvshirsh (1000 time collective recital of Ganpati mantra)
11:30 - 12:00 Morning Aarati and Mahaprasad
16:30 - 17:30 Art workshop and Quiz Time
17:30 - 19:30 Dance Performances + Live Singing (Adults)
20:00 : 21:30 Evening Aarti and Mahaprasad
17th Sep 2018 Monday 10:30 Morning Aarti and Prasad
16:00 Evening Tea, snacks
17:00 onwards Ganesh Immersion (Visaran) procession
20:00 Mahaprasad

|| Ganapati Bappa Morya ||