Welcome to
Skanda Vale!

Skanda Vale is a multi-faith ashram – home to a resident community of 25 monks and nuns. Every year we welcome over 90,000 pilgrims to our three temples.


Welcome to
Skanda Vale!


Skanda Vale is a multi-faith ashram – home to a resident community of 25 monks and nuns.
Every year we welcome over 90,000 pilgrims to our three temples. Find out more about us.



Visiting the ashram

Skanda Vale is situated in a remote, wooded valley in South West Wales. We’re a five hour drive from London. Planning a pilgrimage? Get travel directions.


Temple open times

Our temples are only open at certain times of the day. We don’t want you be disappointed. Before you leave home make sure you check our puja times.


Pilgrim's guide

Skanda Vale is an outdoors place, so you need to come prepared to deal with rain and cold weather. Before you come please read our temple rules and guidelines.

Visiting the ashram

Skanda Vale is situated in a remote, wooded valley in South West Wales. We’re a five hour drive from London. Planning a pilgrimage? Get travel directions.

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Temple open times

Our temples are only open at certain times of the day. We don’t want you be disappointed. Before you leave home please make sure you check our puja times.

Pilgrim’s guide

Skanda Vale is an outdoors place, so you need to come prepared to deal with rain and cold weather. Before you set off, read our temple rules and guidelines.
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Work
We care for families affected by life limiting illnesses,
such as cancer, free of charge at Skanda Vale Hospice.
Find out more about our hospice project.

Animal sanctuary

We care for hundreds of animals and birds, many of whom have been rescued from abuse or neglect. Our most famous companion is Valli – a temple elephant from Sri Lanka. Learn more about our care for animals.

Food aid

We provide over 60 tonnes of food each year to help people affected by poverty, famine and other disasters, both locally and further afield. More about food aid.

Education

We welcome a wide range of community and educational groups to our ashram, and offer retreats and seminars to help people broaden their spiritual experience. Bring an educational group.

Videos

Somaskanda Ashram

In 2016 we consecrated a new temple, high in the Swiss Alps.
The ashram is home to our spiritual seminar program.

THE COMMUNITY OF THE MANY NAMES OF GOD