The Skanda Vale temple also known as the "The Community of the Many Names of God" has temples dedicated to Murugan, Ranganatha and Maha Shakti.
The temple was established in Wales way back in 1973. The 115 acres of hilly site has farmlands and a small block of woodland.
There is a Ganesh temple at the entrance of the temple.
We were just in time for the 9:30 am pooja at the Ranganatha temple. The pooja was conducted by English priests/monks who chanted all the stotras and mantras very melodiously.
The Sri Ranaganatha Temple is open all day. The Murugan Temple and the Shakti Temple are only open during pooja times.
Daily Pooja Timings
5.00 am Murugan Temple
6.30 am Maha Shakti Temple
9.30 am Ranganatha Temple
1.30 pm lunchtime Offering Murugan Temple
6.00 pm Maha Shakti Temple
9.00 pm Murugan Temple (except after Maha Shakti Full Moon Pooja)
In 1981 when the then President of Sri Lanka visited this temple, he presented it with a baby elephant. The elephant named Valli still lives in the temple premises. There are many other animals cared for in the temple premises.
The Community of the Many Names of God
Tel: 01559 384 421
Fax: 01559 384 999
- The Sri Ranganatha Temple is open 24 hours a day for prayer and contemplation. However the daily pooja at this temple is held at 9:30 in the morning only.
- The Maha Shakti Temple is open for pooja daily at 6:30am and 6:00pm however the temple is closed at all other times of the day.
- The Murugan Temple is open for pooja daily at 5:00am, 1:30pm and 9:00pm. At all other times of the day it will be closed.