- Sadiq Khan visited Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Neasden
- Mr Khan says the Hindu temple is one of his favourite places in London
- The son of a Pakistani bus driver, Mr Khan is London's first Muslim mayor
At the temple, Mr Khan interacted with people and also participated in some of the rituals. In one of the pictures, a Hindu priest s is seen tying a string around his wrist.
"Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Neasden is one of my favourite places in London," he had said in a post on Facebook dated May 3, four days ahead of being elected with a thumping majority.
The son of a Pakistani immigrant bus driver and a seamstress, Mr Khan defeated Conservative candidate Zac Goldsmith, the son of a billionaire financier, by a record margin to secure the biggest individual mandate in British political history on May 7.
"My life story will be familiar to many Londoners of Indian origin. My parents moved here to build a better life for their family in the 1970's. They instilled a real work ethic in us kids, and huge respect for education, entrepreneurship and community," Mr Khan had said in the post.
The 45-year-old, a former human rights lawyer and an opposition Labour lawmaker, was swept into City Hall on 57 per cent of the vote, becoming the first Muslim mayor of a Western capital in the process.
"I look forward to my next visit to Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, hopefully, as Mayor of London," he added.
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