One of its kind in Europe
The Ceiling depicts various Hindu images including a painting that pays respect to other faiths.
Babubhai Soni, a famous artist from Ahmedabad and his team (Naresh, Ravi and Paresh) were appointed to undertake the artwork. The task took over three years from start to finish.
The canvas murals were completed in India then airfreighted to the UK. The team then followed them to Leicester to make any finishing touches required and to install them on the Mandir ceilings.
The purpose of having religious paintings on the ceiling
is to communicate teachings to visitors, students and
the children of the community who frequently ask
questions regarding Hinduism.
The paintings have become renowned and have
been featured in many educational books (including
MacMillan publications) and on the BBC 360 degrees
website, as well as being published in newspapers and