The Shree Swaminarayan Temple of Willesden was broken into right after the celebration of Diwali worldwide on November 9th and three sacred Lord Krishna were taken away by a masked thief.
The burglar remains absconding till now.
Shree Swaminarayan Temple, Willesden is one of the biggest Hindu Temples in Europe and the news of burglary at the Temple has stunned the Hindu community of Britain.
Shree Swaminarayan Temple President Kurjibhai Kerai in a press note said that these ‘beloved’ Hari statues were with the temple since opening in 1975 and “hold a huge religious significance to all in our community”.
He also expressed hope that the Murtis (idols) will return home soon and urged people not to share unverified information on social media/Whatsapp.
In the statement, the Temple President asked the people to contact them at the Temple or call 101 quoting the crime reference number: 1928781/18 if they have clues.
Meanwhile, the prayer times at the Temple remains the same.