Enjoy the drive to Wales to the Skanda Vale Temple located in Llanpumsaint mountain. We arrive at the temple by late afternoon where a time of exploration into spiritualism and religion awaits.
Skanda Vale Temple is open to all peoples of all religions and they allow an insight into the foundation of the Hindu religion and its concepts. The main temples are the Lord Ranganatha Temple, Subramanium and (Kali Mata) Maha Shakti Temple. After attending the late evening pooja we leave the temple and make our way back down to London.
Our Pickups Start at 10PM* (Pickup time may vary depending on the number of pickups we have) and will be finished by 11PM to hit the M4/1. We will stopover for quick break twice before we finally reach for Darshans at Skanda Vale.
05:00 Lord Murugan
06:30 Maha Kali
We then will start back for our origin point (London) with 1-2 service stations stopover.
Please note Skanda Vale is a multi-faith ashram (or monastery) near Carmarthen in Wales. It was founded on pure Sanathana Dharma; the timeless consciousness of God, as taught by Krishna in the Bhagavad Gita. We believe that all religions stem from, and merge into the one Reality; God is One, though His forms are many.
Timing: Evening 1130 PM and return to next day around 1900 – 2000 Hrs
Price we can charges per person (from our pickup points and dates), ask the office for your pickup price if other than our predetermined pickup point.
Check with us if you want to book for a minibus with 14- 16 passengers (only Temple Return), any other destination will be charged extra.
Our Wales Temple Trip is purely a Transport Service rendered to Devotees who wish to visit Murgan Temple wales in South Wales. We have enormous faith in Skanda Vale Temple and please note this is not a tourist place and this is a place of worship and there are some strict temple rules to follow, Please visit http://www.skandavale.org/. Post Code for Skanda Vale Temple is SA33 6JT
As stated by the temple please read carefully before you plan your travel:
What to wear ?
Skanda Vale is an outdoors place, and the weather is often a lot worse than in the cities. You should be prepared, even in summer, for bad weather. We recommend you wear warm outdoor clothing, with waterproofs, umbrellas and sensible shoes for walking on uneven ground. If you are visiting in the winter then you should bring a torch as well. Your temple clothing should be clean and modest. We ask pilgrims not to bring leather jackets, belts or handbags into the temples.
What to bring ?
All worship, meals and accommodation at Skanda Vale are offered free of charge. If you would like to donate money, food or any other items then you are very welcome, but it should be done so anonymously. In keeping our vows of poverty, we never make suggestions regarding what you should offer to God in the temples. Food offerings should be arranged on trays, and placed on the tables outside any of our three temples before the puja starts. Please remove any unnecessary packaging, and wash all fruit and vegetables thoroughly. Money offerings should be placed in the red metal donation boxes outside each of the temples. Please do not offer money in the temple itself.
What to do when you’re at the temple ?
Skanda Vale is an ashram, not a tourist destination. If you would like to visit, then you should come as a pilgrim, not a sightseer. In preparation for your pilgrimage, we ask you not to consume any meat, poultry, fish, alcohol or illegal drugs for at least three days before you come here. Please do not bring any of these things into the ashram, and remember that no smoking is permitted anywhere in Skanda Vale. If you have eaten meat in the last three days, then please sit on the terrace of the Shakti Temple, or sit at the back of the Murugan Temple. We ask ladies having a menstrual period to do the same – please feel free to ask a member of the Community if you would like to know more about this.
Most of our pilgrims have traveled a very long way to be here.
Please grant them your respect by following these simple temple rules:
• Turn off your phone.
• Sing, chant and worship God, but don’t talk during pujas.
• No photography or recording in the temples.
• Men and women sit separately.
• Children must be supervised at all times, and must be quiet in the temples.
The grounds of the ashram are sacred, so do not pick any plants or flowers – children found throwing stones at our animals will be in serious trouble. We have continuing problems with pilgrims dropping their rubbish; please understand that we don’t have a big team of cleaners – the swamis who lead the pujas are the same people that have to clean up everything you throw on the floor.
Pilgrims must not offer healing, therapies, counselling or medical treatment, (except emergency first aid) whilst at Skanda Vale. If you would like to volunteer as a health care practitioner, there may be an opportunity for you to help at our Hospice.
Please contact the Temple for more information.
As a general rule, you should come to Skanda Vale only to enhance your personal experience of God. It is not acceptable to use the ashram as a network to promote your business, find a partner, or recruit for other religious or charitable organisations. Leaving religious pictures or literature for pilgrims to pick up is not OK.
Deatailed note on the Guide can be found on http://www.skandavale.org/the-pilgrims-guide
Please be reminded
Visitors must not have eaten Non Veg (Meat)and must be alcohol free for last 72 Hours prior to visiting Skanda Vale. Incase of the ladies they should not be in their menstrual period.
No leather items including clothing and bags should be taken inside the temple premises (worship place). Mobile should be switched off during the Aartis.
No Filming / shooting / recording gadgets should be taken to the temple. CDs of the bhajans and Literature is available on the temple to buy.
To supprot the Hospice / Temple by way of donations kindly drop the donation in the Donation boxes installed in the premises.
Do not throw coins in the Ranganath Temple Pond / lakes around. Don’t waste the Prasad (breakfast), you can ask for more if you need.
Please note that this trip is a based on a non-profit making trip and Darshan Travels are operating this trip just for customers that wish to visit the Temple.