A Hare Krishna temple celebrated the coming of spring with a festival of colours at the weekend.

More than 10,000 people attended Bhaktivedanta Manor, in Hilfield Lane, Aldenham, throughout the day to mark the full moon and the first day of spring.

The event celebrated the ancient festival of Holi and gave visitors the chance to throw powdered colours at each other.

The all day festival also included activities, free food, dramas, dance and a bonfire in the evening to represent the saint Prahlad, a symbol of faith and purity.

Radha Mohan das, organiser of the event said: “It was a great event and all the visitors all enjoyed themselves.

“We were very lucky with the weather which was very apt for the beginning of spring and it was a great celebration of colour and fun.”

The day’s festivities also celebrated the life of Lord Chaitanya, who lived 500 years ago and is considered to be an incarnation of Lord Krishna.