Wellingborough is one of the first towns to have its own Hindu Temple in Northamptonshire and UK. The first mandir was opened in 1979. Currently there are over 600 Hindu families living in Wellingborough and surrounding areas. Many of these families come to Wellingborough Hindu Mandir as their main place of worship.
Gayatri Pariwar has actively organised a few events in Wellingborough. One such recent event was Samuh Gayatri Dip Yagya that was held on 6th February 2011 to mark the Birth Centenary of Param Pujya Gurudev Shri Ram Sharma Acharya. Many devotees also participated in the Centenary Year Worldwide Mantra Writing Programme from 2nd March 2011(Maha Shiva Ratri) to 12 April 2011 (Rama Navami). On 12th April 2011, a three kundi Gayatri Yagya was performed at the Mandir to mark the Purnahuti of the collective Mantra Writing Programme. Many devotees were very pleased with this and it was devotees wish to have regular Gayatri Yagya in the Mandir to promote spiritual experience in the mandir.
This was the beginning of the monthly Gayatri Yagya which is preformed on the first Sunday of every month at 10:30am at the Mandir. In the beginning there were around 20 devotees taking part in the Yagya. In the recent months there have been around 30 to 40 regular devotees taking part in the Yagya. There are around 11 children who regularly attend the Yagya, and these children also help with making arrangements for preparation of the hall for the Yagya including setting up of the Sthapan and Yagya Kunds. The significance of the rituals during the Yagya is being explained to all present.
The monthly Gayatri Yagya is now becoming one of the popular events in the mandir giving a spiritual experience to many devotees. In future there is a request from devotees to extend number of the Yagya Kund and also perform a special Gayatri Yagya for Youths.
With the support from Gayatri Chetna Kendra, Leicester and Shantikunj, it is hoped more activities will be held to promote the message of PP Gurudev to the wider community in Wellingborough and surrounding areas by setting up youth groups, arranging collective meditation, and promoting Gayatri Mantra recitation