The Braford Mandir is a Hindu Temple on Leeds Road in Bradford. It is the oldest place of Hindu worship in West Yorkshire. The temple, which started out with just a handful of families, now attracts some 2000-3000 worshippers. The temple is attached to a community centre which provides hot lunches for elderly people, religious education classes, cultural activities and mother tongue classes.
The purpose of this web site to provide information of the religious services, educational classes, events and festival celebrations that are held at Bradford Mandir along with a description of the various features of the mandir. We've also included a brief introduction to Hinduism.
When coming to the mandir everyone is required to take off their shoes before entering. Everyone is expected to be sitting down together on the carpeted floor in the prayer hall. The mandir provides the environment for people to meditate and reach out to God. During service the mandir encourages the devotees to participate by singing bhajans.
Our Temple priest is Shri. Shakti Dhar Sharma ji (PhD in Sanskrit)
Temple Opening Times
Monday to Sunday Mornings 09:00 am to 12:30 pm
Monday to Saturday Afternoon 16:30 pm to 19:30 pm
Sunday Afternoon 15:30pm to 19:00pm
First Aarti daily 9:00 am
Second Aarti daily 12:00 noon
Third Aarti Mon - Sat 7:00 pm
Sunday Aarti 4.00--6:25 pm (Bhajan Kirtan and Parvachan)
Special Bhajans chanting, Prayers, and Pravachan on Braham Vidya by Pt. Shakti Dhar Sharma.
Shiv Chalisa, Shiv Stuti, Shiv Ashtak, Om Mahima prayers from 6:00 pm
Devotees read Sunderkand from Tulsi Ramayan from 10:45am
Devotees chant Hanuman Chalisa, Sankat Mochan, & Hanuman Baan
Devotees sing Bhajans, Hari Nam Sankirtan, Bhagwati ki Bantein, Stuti from 6:00pm
Devotees sing Bhajans, Hari Nam Sankirtan, Bhagwati ki Bantein, Stuti from 6:00 pm
Devotees sing Bhajans, Hari Nam Sankirtan, Bhagwati ki Batein, Stuti from 6:00 pm
Everyone is welcome to participate to make these programmes more successful.
The Mandir conducts Hindi Classes for Children on the weekend, Sunday 16:30 to 18:30
Hindu Kids Club meets on the first Sunday of every month between 17:30 and 18:30 to sing Bhajans, read mantra's, hear mythological stories, undertake craft activities and have fun. 6 - 11 years old children welcome to participate.
Devotees can book for Sunday Aarti and other religious functions like Mata ki Chownky
For information please contact
Sh. Shakti Dhar Sharma Priest: 01274-729587
Secretary Mr Subash Dharni: 01274 426350 Mobile: 07939554651
The Managing Director Mr Baldev Bhardwaj: 01274 307811
to Contact office: 01274-395603 Between 10.00 to 2.30 from Tuesday to Friday