On the 9-9-99 , Maha Lakshmi Satsang acquired its own premises in Forest Hill, South
London , where a Mandir and Vidya Bhavan were established . Since then it has
been known as
The Maha Lakshmi Vidya Bhavan.
The Maha Lakshmi Satsang was officially formed on the eve of Diwali 1982 and thus its name Maha Lakshmi Satsang. Throngs of devotees flocked to witness the grand opening of the Mandir on Diwali 1999.
Its formation was initiated by a group of dedicated Hindus living in South East London who saw the need to promote and uplift Hinduism in the United Kingdom. Many of the devotees who migrated to the United Kingdom from Guyana , Trinidad , Mauritius , brought their religion to their new home in a Western country, which previously their forefathers took from India to the countries of their birth.
Hinduism dates back to many centuries and without doubt is the oldest religion in the world; it has stood the changes of time and will continue to do so – it is also known as SANATAN DHARMA – the Eternal and Universal Religion.
Our religion and culture ought to enrichen our daily lives for it has so much to offer. Tens of thousands of non-Hindu flock to India to discover the mystical peace of Hinduism. Many now embrace Yoga as a part of their daily lives. So the questions that are posed: Where can I find this culture? How can it enrichen my life? What must I do? The solutions and answers to these questions lay embedded in the principles upon which our beautiful Mandir, Maha Lakshmi Vidhya Bhavan, are based, and to which we invite you all to experience.
“It is already becoming clear that a chapter which has a Western beginning will have
an Indian ending if it not to end in self-destruction of the human race. At this
supremely dangerous moment in history, the only way of salvation for mankind
is the Indian Way”
Dr Arnold Toynbee – British Historian 1889-1975
In 1999 Maha Lakshmi Satsang acquired its own premises in Forest Hill, South London , where a Mandir and Vidya Bhavan was established since then it is known as The Maha Lakshmi Vidya Bhavan.
The MLVB is managed by five trustees (three rotating every year) and it is a Registered Charity-No.1002912.