Skanda Vale

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Skanda Vale
4.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks • Historic Walking Areas
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Skanda Vale is a monastery and ashram with three multi faith temples. We are not a tourist destination, but a place for genuine pilgrims to enhance their spiritual experience.
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More than 3 hours
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Samhi1986
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Unwelcoming and insular- Avoid.
Nov 2021 • Solo
As others have said Skanda Vale feels very unwelcoming and insular. The only people who don't feel hostile are other visiting pilgrims.

They ask that you don't come as a tourist, come as a pilgrim- but it's very hard to feel any connection when you're acutely aware of how unwelcoming it is. This does not feel like a healthy place.

If you want to visit as a genuine "pilgrim" you will leave feeling alienated and sad. If you want to visit as a "tourist" you will have a very strange day out observing what you might view as a predominantly white run social enterprise meets cult.
Written November 7, 2021
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Jolly P
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Visit temple review
Oct 2021 • Family
We visited 25/10/21. Skanda vale temple in WALES after Driving-for nearly 5 hours and waiting nearly 1.15 minutes for darshan even though we had pre booked the Visit online we were given the Slot at 4.30pm there was no one available to check us in at arrival then to be told no darshan until 6.00pm. We decided to wait until 6.00pm then to be told we Cannot stay in the temple due to COVID-19 Regulations. Then we were asked to leave the Temple to watch Arti Ceremony in the Tent on the t.v screen as the locals were given priority over the visiting Guest to enter the Temple for arti. We were told we can do darshan after arti which will be 45 to 50 minutes later. Firstly the website didn’t Clerify that Temple will remain Closed until 6.00pm. Do not issue visiting booking Prior to 6.00pm online. Why allow locals Priority over Vistors who have travelled a long way and pre booked a slot for Dharshan. This is Totally out of Order and defeating the objective of Pre booking a Visit. A huge Disappointment for the Whole Family members and whole Experience. I would like to Advise anyone who is planning to Visit please kindly check your time and not come to the Temple before 5.30pm. Jai Maha kali, om shanti
Written October 26, 2021
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Suzanne R
Singapore, Singapore42 contributions
Bliss, Love, nature and peace.
Sep 2021 • Solo
Bliss, peace, joy and love set in beautiful rolling hills, and wooded areas. “God is god” - a beautiful ecumenical spiritual experience. As Hindu it was amazing, serene and healing. This celebrates multifaith communal prayer. They also provide hospice care in a nearby as part of their “service” led philosophy. I have visited before and will do again.
Written September 8, 2021
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bhupendra s
2 contributions
Rubbish
Aug 2021 • Family
Absolutely waste of time
We try to book in last 3 days and try to phone nobody would pick the phone and we r from far not local and for a place if worship should be open dont understand wt covid has to do with it
Written August 8, 2021
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Jagjeet K
3 contributions
Very powerfull place.
Dec 2020 • Family
The best and pure temple in uk.
There no temple like this in uk.
There no pure prayers and dedication I ever seen in this temple in u.k.
Written December 17, 2020
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Surenjoy
Greater London, UK173 contributions
Skandavale Wales nice and best divine place
May 2019 • Friends
I visited long time ago nearly 5hrs from London
It’s a murugan temple one of the most divine I have ever visited very quiet & clean and also beautiful location
The daily/weekly pooja’s are great and they provide free meals
The monks are very friendly
If you wanna stress just out visit once
Thanks to all skandavale

Written March 1, 2020
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Lola T
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Excellent place for worship
Feb 2020 • Couples
This is NOT a tourist attraction to watch Elephant. This wonderful place allows you to reflect on your life with ease and no drama. The monks are not there to take care of your needs (like a baby). Be silent and do things consciously and take care of yourself. Be happy that this place is here to provide you the opportunity to connect with the Devine. Leave all your silly dramas at home.
Written March 1, 2020
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Laxmi G
London, England, United Kingdom2 contributions
Most satisfying place on earth!!
Dec 2019 • Family
Really blissful visit, took my mother in law and newborn last week. All really enjoyed their time in skandavale. Fortunate to attend all poojas during our stay.
Selfless devotion by the monks and nuns really amused me, their bhajans and Pooja Vidhi are great to experience. If you live in UK and have faith in God must visit regardless of your religion.
Written December 11, 2019
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Dilini
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Great Spiritual Relief
Dec 2019
Myself and my family have visited the temple twice in an year and I have to say it is a spiritually satisfying temple. The Kali Goddess and Ganesh Puja was mesmerising and fulfilling.
Written December 8, 2019
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Ganga shrestha
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Very bad place- do not go
Oct 2019 • Family
I was so excited to be visiting this temple but I left really disappointed. Firstly, people there were extremely unwelcoming and looked like they wanted to leave. I was looking forward to seeing the elephant but was told I couldn't see it.People's who were giving out Prasad did not wash their hands and i was absolutely appaled by this. Overall this is a horrible temple I would not recommend that anyone should go to it
Written October 19, 2019
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