Announcements

The Sai Mandir is open for devotees to visit from 9am to 9pm. A face covering is encouraged when you visit the Sai Mandir.

The Merton Sai Centre live stream the Sunday bhajans from 3pm to 4pm via the YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/SaiMandir and Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SaiMandirUK. Let us pray for Swami’s Blessings and Grace for all those affected across the globe.

Announcements made on the 12th June 2022
  • The parents study circle takes place every two weeks via Zoom on Fridays at 8:30pm. All the parents are encouraged to participate. For further details, please speak to Sister Dina.
  • Region 1 Sports and Family Values Day will take place on Saturday, the 25th of June from 12noon to 4:30pm at Malmesbury Primary School in Morden. The day will be packed with sports activities promoting the five human values. All Bal Vikas children, parents, teachers and the devotees are welcome. For further information, please speak to Sister Vasuki.
  • The National Prayers for Universal Peace will take place at the Sri Venkateswara (Balaji) Temple in Birmingham on Sunday, the 17th of July 2022 from 8:30am to 4:30pm. Devotees will have an opportunity to participate in a Paduka Pooja and Rudra Homam along with a member of their family. If you would like to participate, please email events@srisathyasai.org.uk. For further details, please speak to Brother Sakthi.
Announcements made on the 1st of May 2022
  • Region 1 Easwaramma Day will be shown via Region 1 YouTube channel on Bank Holiday Monday, the 2nd of May from 5.30pm. The programme includes vedam, bhajans and a play by Merton’s group 2 and group 3 boys, entitled “the golden mothers”.
  • Merton Sai Centre’s Easwaramma Day will take place on Friday, the 6th of May from 7pm via Merton’s YouTube and Facebook channels. The programme will include live Sri Sathya Sai Ashtottaram, previously recorded bhajans, three pre-recorded plays from Bal Vikas (SSE) children and live mangala arathi.
  • The National Easwaramma Day takes place on Saturday, the 7th of May 2022 from 10:30am to 4.30pm at the Bushey Academy near Watford. The programme will include children’s procession, group devotional singing and Children’s play performances. The registration is still open at srisathyasai.org.uk/ned22.
Announcements made on 17th April 2022
  • Region 1 Aradhana Mahotsavam hosted by the Merton Sai Centre takes place in the Sai Mandir from 6pm on Saturday, the 23rd of April until 6am on Sunday, the 24th of April. The programme takes the form of overnight bhajans and prayers. All are welcome to attend in person. For further details, please speak to Brother Sakthi.
  • The National Easwaramma Day takes place on Saturday, the 7th of May 2022 from 10:30am to 4.30pm at the Bushey Academy near Watford. The programme will include children’s procession, group devotional singing and Children’s play performances. The registration is now open at srisathyasai.org.uk/ned22. For more information, please contact Sister Vasuki.
Announcements made on 10th April 2022
  • The Tamil and Sinhala New Year celebrations take place in the Sai Mandir on Thursday, the 14th of April from 6.45pm. The programme includes Gayathri Mantra Chanting, Sri Sathya Sai Ashtottaram, Special Bhajan, Sri Sathya Sai Navaratna Mala and Mangala Arathi. All are welcome.
  • The Temple is hosting the first community-led health and wellbeing clinic on the Tamil New Year’s Day on Thursday from 5:30pm to 8:30pm. You will have the opportunity to know your risk score for diabetes, and check your blood pressure and heart rates. You could also have a one-to-one meeting with a health coach. All are welcome. If you are able to volunteer for the event, please speak to Sister Geetha.
  • The National Easwaramma Day takes place on Saturday, the 7th of May 2022 from 10:30am to 4.30pm at the Bushey Academy near Watford. The programme will include children’s procession, group devotional singing and the play performances. The registration is now open at srisathyasai.org.uk/ned22.
Announcements made on 20th March 2022
  • In the view of ongoing unrest in Ukraine, and the suffering and the threats faced by the humanity, we are offering our collective prayers for universal peace by chanting Gayatri Mantra 9 times at 9pm every night. We kindly encourage all the devotees to participate in the prayers. May Swamy protect and bless one and all.
  • Due to the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, we are working with an International NGO in Romania that is heavily involved in refugees’ relief, both in Romania and Ukraine. We are collecting the following items to be sent to Romania on Monday, 21st March 2020 – Rice, Oil, Dried fruit (dates, prunes, etc), Croissants, Biscuits, Vegetable pies, Cereal bars, Cheese (can or vacuum packaged), Baked beans, Peas, Lentils, Chickpeas, Sweet Corn, Toothpaste (adult/children), Toothbrush (adult/children), Shampoo, Shower gel, Shaving gel, Disposable razor, Lip balm, Nappies, Wet/dry wipes, Sanitary pads.
  • With the grace of our beloved Swami, our class of 2020 Group 3 Year 3 will have their graduation ceremony today after the Bhajans. On behalf of Merton Sai Centre, we are wishing all the graduands warm congratulations with the blessings of our beloved Swami.
Announcements made on 27th February 2022
  • Region 1 Shivarathri celebrations are taking place in-person at the Sai Mandir from 6pm on Tuesday, the 1st of March until 6am on Wednesday, 2nd of March. The programme will include Rudram, the chanting of Aum Sri Sai Sivalingeshwaraya Namaha 108 times, Linga Abhishekam & Lingashtakam, Sri Sathya Sai Ashtottaram followed by Special Bhajans. All devotees are welcome to attend. All attendees will need to book a place via https://saimandir.org.uk/events. The celebrations will be live streamed from 6pm to 9.30pm.
  • The next National Health and Well-being Webinar on the topic of Dementia takes place on Tuesday, the 8th of March from 8pm to 9pm. The session covers various topics such as how to deal with dementia, early spot diagnosis, help and tips for managing dementia, and support for family. Please join the webinar via srisathyasai.org.uk/live.
Announcements made on 20th February 2022
  • Region 1 Shivarathri celebrations are taking place in-person at the Sai Mandir from 6pm on Tuesday, the 1st of March until 6am on Wednesday, 2nd of March. The programme will include Rudram, Aum Sri Sai Sivalingeshwaraya Namaha (108 times), Linga Abhishekam & Lingashtakam, Sri Sathya Sai Ashtottaram followed by Special Bhajans. All devotees are welcome to attend. All attendees will need to book a place via https://saimandir.org.uk/events.
  • With the grace of our beloved Swami, our class of 2019 Group 3 Year 3 will have their graduation ceremony today after the Bhajans. On behalf of Merton Sai Centre, we are wishing all the graduands warm congratulations with the blessings of our beloved Swami.
Announcements made on 6th February 2022
  • We’re collecting “Dignity Bags” – bags with basic everyday items to support the National Seva project that aims to serve the vulnerable children that are affected by the war in Syria. Each Dignity bag will have new, unused items aimed at either a 12-year-old boy or girl. The list of items can be obtained from Brother Jeyakara or is available on the noticeboard. If you wish to support the project, please bring the items to Sai Mandir by Sunday, the 13th of February.
  • The Centre’s Bal Vikas (SSE) wing is preparing for the annual Easwaramma Day play practices. The practices would initially take place on Zoom from March onwards with the face-to-face practices taking place in April. If you are interested in taking part in the plays, please give the name to your Bal Vikas teachers. For further details, please contact Sister Vasuki.
  • The national Bal Vikas wing activity and the National Poster & Poem Competition as part of the build-up to National Easwaramma Day 2022 have been announced with the theme of “Sacrifice – the Highest Virtue”, focusing on how we can give up our time or resources for others. Children from all Bal Vikas groups are all encouraged to participate, along with their parents and gurus. The Poster & Poem Competition is open to all Bal Vikas children and all entries must be submitted to the Bal Vikas Coordinators by Sunday 13th March. For further details, please contact Sister Mala or Sister Sujatha.
Announcements made on 23rd January 2022
  • The next National Health Webinar on the topic of Painful Shoulder takes place on Tuesday, the 1st of February 2022 at 8pm. The session covers causes, symptoms, treatment and prevention of shoulder pain. Please join the webinar via srisathyasai.org.uk/live.
  • The National Office Bearers and Active Workers Conference takes place on Saturday, the 19th of February 2022 from 10am till 4:30pm in the Grange Academy in Bushey. All Office Bearers and the Active Workers are encouraged to attend. Please visit srisathyasai.org.uk for further details. Registration will close on 5th February 2022.
Announcements made on 16th January 2022
  • The National Council Members of the Sri Sathya Sai Organisation UK for 2022 have been announced with a few changes to the committee. Brother Rajendra Manandhar has stepped down from his role as the National Spiritual Coordinator. The three National Young Adult Coordinators – Ms Nirali Sisodia, Ms Kawita Gurung and Dr Dixa Thakrar have stepped down too. Bother Sakthi Shanmugathasan, an active member of the Centre has taken up the National Spiritual Coordinator role in addition to his current role as the Region 1 President. Sister Vasuki Easwarakumar, an active member of the Centre will continue to serve as the Joint National Bal Vikas (SSE) Coordinator. The details of the new National Young Adult Coordinators will be confirmed in due course.
  • The National Office Bearers and Active Workers Conference will take place on Saturday 19th February 2022 from 10am till 4:30pm in the Grange Academy in Bushey. All Office Bearers, Active Workers and the Bal Vikas teachers are encouraged to attend. Please visit srisathyasai.org.uk for further details and the registration. Registration will close on 5th February 2022.
Announcements made on 9th January 2022
  • Makara Sankranthi will be celebrated in this Mandir on Friday, 14th January from 7pm to 8pm. Programme will include Sri Sathya Sai Ashtottaram, Special Bhajans, Mangala Arathi and Divine Discourse. All are welcome.
  • We are doing the Hamper Collection for the charity called “The Passage’ that aims to provide resources which encourage, inspire and challenge homeless people to transform their lives. This year they need sleeping bags, men’s underwear and men’s socks. If you wish to support this project, please bring the items to the Mandir by Sunday, 16th January 2022. For further details, please speak to Brother Jeyakara.
  • The National Office Bearers and Active Workers Conference will take place on Saturday 19th February 2022 from 10am till 4:30pm in the Grange Academy in Bushey. All Office Bearers, Active Workers and the Bal Vikas teachers are encouraged to attend. Please visit www.srisathyasai.org.uk for further details and the registration. Registration will close on 5th February 2022.
Announcements made on 26th December 2021
  • The Merton Sai Centre’s New Year’s Eve Celebrations will take place in this Mandir on Friday, the 31st of December from 7pm to 8.30pm. The programme includes special bhajans and prayers. Please pre-book your attendance via org.uk/events/. All are welcome. The celebrations will also be live streamed via Centre’s YouTube and Facebook channels.
  • The Temple and the Sai Mandir will be open until 9pm on New Year’s Eve, Friday 31 December 2021 and devotees will not be able to attend the midnight pooja. However, the ceremony will be livestreamed via the Temple’s YouTube and Facebook channels from 10.30pm.
  • The Merton Sai Centre’s New Year Celebrations will take place in this Mandir on Saturday, the 1st of January from 2pm to 4.30pm. The programme includes Homam, Sri Sathya Sai Sahasranama Archanai and Special Bhajans. Please pre-book your attendance via org.uk/events/. All are welcome. The celebrations will also be live streamed via Centre’s YouTube and Facebook channels.
  • The Temple is operating a pre-booking facility for fast-track entry to the temple on New Year’s Day. The Temple will restrict the number of people in the worship space to allow for social distancing to be maintained. Please visit ghanapathy.com to book your fast-track entry.
  • The Merton Sai Centre thank everyone for all the kind support provided for the Christmas Hampers project this year. We have made 96 Christmas Hampers in total and delivered 66 hampers to Merton Council for distributing to the elderly in the community and the rest to the Wimbledon Food Bank. Thank you to all those who participated in this project.
Announcements made on 12th December 2021
  • We’re doing the Christmas Hampers for the Elderly living in the local areas. Last year we have donated 122 hampers with dry food items. If you would like to contribute to Christmas Hampers this year, the list of items can be obtained from Brother Jeyakara. Please bring your contributions to the Sai Mandir by Sunday, 19th
  • The National Christmas Celebrations take place online on Saturday 18th December from 4pm to 6pm. Our Bal Vikas children will present a play titled “Elves & The Shoe Maker”. There will also be Bal Vikas procession, Christmas Service with Carols and Readings and Christmas Sermon. Please join the celebrations via srisathyasai.org.uk/live.
  • For the past two years, a few of our Merton Sai Centre volunteers have been cooking for asylum refugee families who have been temporarily housed in the London borough of Merton during the pandemic. Many have now been rehoused in different parts of England, but there are still about 50 children and adults who are still living in single room accommodation with no cooking facilities for the past two years, whilst we have all been struggling with covid-19. Many of the families are refugees fleeing persecution from Syria and Afghanistan and also some from Eastern Europe. None of them have family or a strong support network here, except for what the volunteers from various charitable organisations and places of worship such as ours can give to them. So the Merton Sai Centre thought that it would be nice to give each of them “A Box of Love” to make sure that they don’t feel left out during this special time. We are planning to create 50 “Boxes of Love” filled with sweets and treats and little gifts for 20 children and 30 adults. As we won’t know what age or gender the children receiving the boxes will be, they will need to be toys that are suitable for boys and girls of any age. And gifts for adults would need to be likewise. If you would like to donate bags of chocolates, sweets or small gifts/toys, please bring them to the temple before Christmas Day. Or for further details, please contact Brother Jeyakara or Brother Raju.
Announcements made on 5th December 2021
  • We’re doing the Christmas Hampers for the elderly living in the local areas. Last year we have donated 122 hampers with dry food items. If you would like to contribute to Christmas Hampers project this year, the list of items can be obtained from Brother Jeyakara. Please bring your contributions to the Sai Mandir by Sunday, 12th December.
  • The next National Health Webinar on the topic of “Emergency Medicine outside of the Emergency Department” takes place on Tuesday 7th December 2021 at 8pm. Please join the webinar via https://srisathyasai.org.uk/live/.
  • A national virtual course on key messages imparted by Swamy during the “Summer Showers in Brindavan 1990” discourses will take place fortnightly on Wednesdays at 8pm from 19th January 2022 until 27th April 2022 via Zoom. If you’re interested, please register via https://srisathyasai.org.uk/ss1990revisited before 31st December 2021.
Announcements made on 28th November 2021
  • Following the success of the Region 1 Christmas Toy Appeal last year where we donated 285 toys to under privileged children in Thurrock (Essex), we are fortunate to have the opportunity to do this service again this year. They are happy to take new toys for boys and girls up to age 11 and are especially in need of toys for boys aged 9-11. All toys will need to be brand new and do not need to be wrapped. The toys can be dropped off at the Sai Mandir by Friday, 3rd December 2021.
  • The next National Health Webinar on the topic of “Emergency Medicine outside of the Emergency Department” takes place on Tuesday 7th December 2021 at 8pm. Please join the webinar via https://srisathyasai.org.uk/live/.
  • A National Virtual Course which will delve into the key messages imparted by Swamy during the “Summer Showers in Brindavan 1990” discourses will take place fortnightly on Wednesdays at 8pm from 19th January 2022 until 27th April 2022 via Zoom. If you’re interested in this virtual course, please register via https://srisathyasai.org.uk/ss1990revisited/ before 31st December 2021.
Announcements made on 14th November 2021
  • Merton Sai Centre’s Ladies Day Celebrations will take place in the Sai Mandir on Friday, the 19th of November from 7pm to 8.30pm. Programme will include Sri Sathya Sai Ashtottaram, Special Bhajans and Mangala Arathi followed by Talks by Alumni of Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning, Anantapur Campus. If you would like to attend, please register at https://saimandir.org.uk/events/. The celebrations will be live streamed via Centre’s YouTube and Facebook channels.
  • The National Birthday Celebrations of Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba take place online on Saturday, 20th November 2021 from 4pm to 7pm via http://srisathyasai.org.uk/live. Brothers Ravi Kumar, Amey Deshpande and Siddhartha Raju from the Prasanthi Mandir Group will join as guest speakers.
  • Merton Sai Centre’s 96th Birthday Celebrations will take place in the Sai Mandir on Tuesday, the 23rd of November. The morning programme will take place from 6am to 8am and will include 21 Omkaram, Sri Sathya Sai Suprabhatham, Sri Sathya Sai Ashtottaram and Gayathri Mantra Chanting. The evening programme will take place from 6.45pm to 9pm and will include Vedic Chanting, Jula Songs, Devotional Songs, Special Bhajans, Birthday Cake Cutting and Mangala Arathi. If you would like to attend, please register at https://saimandir.org.uk/events/ as soon as possible. The celebrations will be live streamed via Centre’s YouTube and Facebook channels.
Announcements made on 7th November 2021
  • The 24-hour Akhanda Bhajans will take place in the Sai Mandir from 6pm on Saturday, the 13th of November until 6pm on Sunday, the 14th of November. Pre-booking will be required to attend the Commencement of Akhanda Bhajans from 6pm to 8pm and the Region 1’s Bhajans from 8pm to 9pm on Saturday. Pre-booking will also be required for attending Bal Vikas (SSE) Children’s Bhajans from 1.30pm to 3pm, Region 1’s Bhajans from 3pm to 4pm and the Concluding Session of Akhanda Bhajans from 4pm to 6pm on Sunday. These sessions can be pre-booked via https://saimandir.org.uk/events and will be live streamed via YouTube and Facebook channels. For further details, please contact Brother Jeyakara or Brother Sakthi.
  • The Ladies Day Celebrations will take place in the Sai Mandir on Friday, the 19th of November from 7pm to 8.30pm. The programme will include special bhajans and the speeches from a number of guest speakers. The celebrations will be live streamed, and pre-booking will be opened shortly for those who would like to attend.
  • The Swami’s 96th Birthday Celebrations will take place in the Sai Mandir on Tuesday, the 23rd of November from 6.45pm to 9pm. The programme will include oonjal song, special bhajans, devotional songs, birthday song and the cake cutting. The celebrations will be live streamed via YouTube and Facebook channels. For those who would like to attend, pre-booking will be opened shortly via https://saimandir.org.uk/events.
Announcements made 0n 17th October 2021
  • Avatar Declaration Day will be celebrated in the Mandir with a special bhajan on Wednesday, 20th of October from 7pm to 8pm. Devotees can attend the celebration and they should pre-book via org.uk/events. For further details, please contact Brother Jeyakara. All are welcome.
  • Region 1 is starting a Vedam programme for Bal Vikas children and the adults from this month. The classes for Bal Vikas children take place online and the adult classes take place in the Sai Mandir. If you would like to join, please contact Brother Sakthi via Region1@srisathyasai.org.uk.
Announcements made in September 2021
  • The SSE classes are ongoing and are conducted online until further notice. If any of the children would like to enroll, please email MertonSSE2020@gmail.com.
  • Leading up to Bhagawan’s 96th Birthday celebrations in November, we will be doing Gayathri Mantra chanting from Mondays to Saturdays from 7pm to 8pm, and on Sundays from 4.30pm to 5pm. If you like to participate in the chanting, please contact Brother Jeyakara via merton@saimandir.org.uk.
  • Devotees can attend the weekly bhajan on Sundays at 3pm, and they should pre-book via org.uk/events. Attendees will need to have a negative result from the lateral flow test. For further details, please contact Brother Jeyakara.
Announcement made on 8th of August 2021
  1. Shree Ghanapathy Temple is observing the annual festival from 1st of August until 18th of August 2021. The number of devotees allowed inside the Temple will be restricted. If you would like to pre-book a guaranteed place, please visit ghanapathy.com. All the ceremonies will be live streamed via the temple’s YouTube and Facebook channels.
  2. The chariot festival will take place within the temple grounds on the morning of Sunday, 15th Regrettably the temple will only be able to accommodate those directly involved in the ceremony. Please watch the ceremonies via YouTube and Facebook channels. The temple will be open from 1pm to 6pm for general worship on the chariot festival day.
Announcement made on 11th July 2021
  • Region 1’s Guru Poornima Celebrations take place online on Saturday, 24th of July 2021 from 5.30pm to 7pm via Region 1 YouTube Channel. The programme will include vedam, bhajans, a musical item and a guest speech by Mrs Vidyu Narayan.
  • Merton Sai Centre’s Guru Poornima Celebrations take place in the Sai Mandir on Saturday, 24th of July 2021 from 7pm to 8.30pm. The celebrations will be live streamed via Centre’s YouTube and Facebook Channels. The programme will include vedam, special bhajans and a guest speech.
Announcement made on 20th June 2021
  • Sri Sathya Sai Organisation UK will be hosting next National Health Webinar on Tuesday 6th July from 8pm to 9pm. The session will cover common paediatrics problems. Please join online at https://srisathyasai.org.uk/live.
Announcement made on 6th May 2021
  • Sri Sathya Sai Organisation UK is undertaking the “Sai Breath” project in India, Nepal and Sri Lanka. This is to support the deployment of Oxygen Concentrators, Pulse Oximeters and PPE equipment in the needy areas; to provide dry ration to the needy; and also to support the hospitals in rural areas. For those who may be interested to participate in this project and join hands and hearts with our brothers and sisters in India, Nepal and Sri Lanka, please contact Brothers Jeyakara or Suresh via merton@saimandir.org.uk as soon as possible.
Announcements made on 30th May 2021
  • We have been given the opportunity to support the ‘Project Sai Breath’ initiative undertaken by Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisations India and Sri Sathya Sai Organisation Nepal. This is to support the deployment of Oxygen Concentrators, Pulse Oximeters and PPE equipment in the needy areas. For those who may be interested to participate in this project, please contact Brothers Jeyakara or Suresh as soon as possible.
  • Sri Sathya Sai Organisation UK will be hosting next National Health Webinar on the topic of Back Pain on Tuesday 1st June at 8pm. The session will cover causes of back pain, sign & symptoms, prevention and treatment. Please join online at srisathyasai.org.uk/live.
Announcements made on 23rd May 2021
  • We have been given the opportunity to support the ‘Project Sai Breath’ initiative undertaken by Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisations India and Sri Sathya Sai Organisation Nepal. This is to support the deployment of Oxygen Concentrators, Pulse Oximeters and PPE equipment in the needy areas. For those who may be interested to participate in this project and join hands and hearts with our brothers and sisters in India and Nepal, please contact Brothers Jeyakara or Suresh as soon as possible via merton@saimandir.org.uk.
  • The temple will be hosting a Covid vaccination clinic on Thursday, 27th May from 5pm to 10pm. This can be either your first or second vaccination and the clinic will have both Pfizer and Astra Zeneca vaccines. If you have received a booking link from your GP or from the NHS, you can select “Shree Ghanapathy Temple” from their list of available vaccination site. To check if you are currently eligible for vaccination, please check online on the NHS website or follow the link on our Temple website. If you are an asylum seeker, unregistered, homeless or in a high-risk group you can be vaccinated if you are 18+ years. For further details, please contact Sister Geetha.