Hindus celebrate birth of Lord Rama Navami at Bhaktivedanta Manor, Aldenham

The swan boat ceremony

The swan boat ceremony

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The sound of music filled a temple when thousands of people celebrated the birth of a Hindu Lord.

People took to Bhaktivedanta Manor Hare Krishna Temple, in Hillfield Lane, Aldenham, to mark the life of Lord Rama Navami.

The story of Rama is depicted in the Indian epic The Ramayana, which tells the story of how he overcame difficulties to become the “perfect teacher”.

During the event, children took part in special games, drama performances, yoga and arts and crafts and people were offered free vegetarian food.

A swan boat ceremony was also held, in which the lake and trees were decorated with lights and flowers, and priests sat aboard a boat in the shape of a swan, chanting Indian prayers.

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