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Aldenham temple to celebrate Diwali
Fireworks will light up the sky as people celebrate the Hindu festival of light this weekend.
Over 1,500 people are expected to attend Bhaktivedana Manor, in Hillfield Lane, Aldenham, for the event to mark Diwali this Sunday.
The day’s festivities will include music, food, stalls, drama performances and a fireworks display.
Guests including MPs, faith leaders, mayors and other dignitaries will also take part in a ceremony to light a diva – a small lamp associated with Diwali – and write a message for peace.
Temple president Srutidharma Das said: "Diwali gives us an opportunity to give, forgive and to be grateful. It is a time when we think about giving to others, helping those who are less privileged than ourselves.
"And, by forgiving others it grants us an opportunity for new beginnings.
"Our magnificent firework display on the festival day will mark the finale to the celebrations of our 40th Anniversary year and everyone is welcome."
The festival also marks the end of a momentous year of festivities celebrating the landmark 40th anniversary of the manor, which was given to the International Society of Krishna Consciousness by Beatles star George Harrison.
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