In 1972, thousands of devotees and Indians expelled from Uganda
emigrated to England. The Islington mandir became too small to
accommodate the increase of devotees.
1982, Pramukh Swami Maharaj, successor to Yogiji Maharaj as Guru
in 1971, performed the opening of the new mandir in Neasden, located
across the road to where the present mandir site is. Pramukh Swami
Maharaj then took up Yogiji Maharaj's wish to build a traditional
mandir in London.
July 1990, 3.85 acres of land was acquired on Brentfield Road.
June 1991, planning permission to build a traditional mandir in
Neasden in Northwest London was granted.
December 1992 the time schedule of the project was fixed. Pramukh
Swami Maharaj ardently desired that all work on the mandir and
cultural complex be completed by the summer of 1995 – that is
in less than three years.
Swami Maharaj performed the murti-pratishtha ceremony on 20 August
1995 at 9am in the presence of devotees and dignitaries from
all corners of the globe.