Mother and Father
Cha Sakha Twameva
Mama Deva Deva
You are our Mother,
You are our Father,
You are our Friend,
You are Knowlege and Wealth.
You are Everything and My Lord of Lords.
Namaste. Welcome. This is a modest site dedicated to my heritage. We pride ourselves on a family tradition that spans the last three generations of providing Hindu prayers that are creative, real and valid for our times. Faith is an integral and important part of all our lives and prayer is a personal reflection of time and meditation which we hope you partake in. Our philosophy is to bring that faith to people in an appropriate, dignified and ethical manner. In order to do this we need to be allowed to practice our faith freely and conduct ceremonies as we have been taught.
During any ceremony we try and talk through what it is you are doing and why, both in Gujarati and English. Shlokas are in Sanskrit. Of course, prior to the event/s we will help you plan your day an understanding of what it's like on the inside; the common pitfalls and the joys.
Born in Mombasa, Kenya, we settled in England in the late 60's. Our upbringing and education is very much British. I graduated with an Economics degree from London. Growing up in London Diversity was something that has always meant much. People either live it for real or they say they do.
After University I joined the police and served as an officer for 23 years, attaining the rank of Police Sargeant. Education and learning didn't stop in the service and the breadth of experience I gained was immensely valuable. Focussing on training law and procedure I went on to obtain a PGCE and MA in Educational Management.
A Home Office qualified Police Trainer and assessor I have also written and published extensively on policing, race relations, terrorism, police training and Human Resources at a time when race relations were poor. Some Lay observers in the industry contend that policing and preaching are miles apart. On the contrary both require confidence, ethics, standards and a strong character to succeed. See below linkedin articles I wrote. #notoracism.
In this open and honest website we have tried to help by attaching all the resources you need from auspicious times, to the samaghri list on the resources page of this website. Of course we understand that many people ask what we as individuals bring.
Our role as preachers is to guide. We are not in competition with any other. We merely bring our own character to events to ultimately uphold the Vedas or truths. You will also find images on this site from weddings we have conducted.
These images give a sense of the type of ceremony we try to perform. If you are genuine and seriously considering inviting us to conduct prayers then please do view the content of the pages thoroughly before you make contact.
Jai Shree Krishna.