A Living Celebration of Bhakti
The Bhutabhrteshwarnath Mandir is the most beautiful Hindu temple in all of Europe. The temple is a living celebration of Bhakti: heartfelt devotion to God. The name means ‘the Lord who nourishes the whole universe’ and refers to the aspect of Lord Narasimha (the half-man/half-lion Divine manifestation) that creates balance and gives protection to all.
Now the largest Narasimha temple in all of Europe, our prayer services are morning and evening, every day. Attending these beautiful ceremonies, you'll get to hear great music, sing, chant, enjoy the sight of the pujas and aratis being performed, and view over 10 special deities (one that is unique in the entire world).
You'll also enjoy over 100 original wall paintings and sculpted reliefs created by artists from all over the world. This extraordinary art is designed to nourish your heart with the Leelas of Krishna, the stories of the Lord and His devotees from the Shreemad Bhagavatam, and the lives of the saints -- all in a way you'll never forget.
Take a look inside the mandir
Hours: Monday to Saturday: 06:45 to 21:15. Sunday: 08:45 to 21:15.
The Deities of the Mandir
Hinduism is based in one God, one Truth, one Reality, that is expressed in many different ways. That's why the Hindu tradition has so many deities: the variety of deities reflects all the different qualities of this one supreme Reality, but manifested in different shapes and forms.
You can choose the form that you are most attracted to, and through that form, develop a heartfelt relationship with God. In fact, the entire purpose of the temple's rituals, songs, and prayer services is to engage your senses and help you connect more deeply with God.
Before the temple inauguration, Paramahamsa Vishwananda spoke about the various deities of the Bhutabhrteshwarnath Mandir. Watch it below.
The Murals of the Mandir
The main temple room of the Bhutabhrteshwarnath Mandir is filled with remarkable paintings. These brilliantly coloured murals are everywhere: not only on every wall, but on all of the ceiling beams as well.
Each scene represents a very special story, called a Leela, and every Leela has a significant meaning. Starting with the life of Krishna, the murals also cover stories of the Lord and His devotees from the Shreemad Bhagavatam, as well as musician saints, poet saints, and our spiritual lineage of Masters.
Designed to remind you of the intimate and eternal connection you always have with God, may these images find a home in your heart and may they blossom into pure Love and devotion to the Lord, which is the ultimate essence of Bhakti.
Paramahamsa Vishwananda spoke about the meaning of the murals within the Bhutabhrteshwarnath Mandir hat have been painted by various Bhakti Marga artists. Watch it below.
From the vision to reality
With Paramahamsa Vishwananda's original vision and three years of planning, demolition, construction, artwork and finishing touches, the Bhutabhrteshwarnath Mandir has come to life.
- 500 total square metres of entrance, altar, seating, puja kitchen, and A/V room
- 6 main deities plus 7 others placed in and around the temple
- 20+ artists and dozens of volunteers donated their time and skills
- 100 Chennai carvers took 100 days to carve the Sri Lankan teak altar pieces
- 100+ murals and sculpted reliefs on walls and beams, some two stories high
- 1500+ donors gave more than one million Euros to make it all happen
Scenes from the Inauguration
The inauguration of the mandir was filled with music, food, worship and community. It was an extended 5-day celebration that included an extraordinary ceremony called the ‘Prana Pratishta’: a ceremony that invokes the Divine to inhabit the forms of the deities present.