Dou­ble cel­e­bra­tion

Anniversaries marked with mu­sic, light and sweets

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS - By Alan Hayes alan.hayes@trin­i­tymir­

MEM­BERS of a Hindu tem­ple have marked two spe­cial oc­ca­sions.

Wor­ship­pers at Ad­hya Shakti Mataji Tem­ple, in High Road, Cow­ley, cou­pled a cel­e­bra­tion of the 68th an­niver­sary of In­dia’s in­de­pen­dence with Jana­mash­tami, Lord Kr­ishna’s birth­day.

The fes­tiv­i­ties be­gan at 9pm on Sun­day with pa­tri­otic songs, fol­lowed at about 10.30pm by a grand salute and the In­dian na­tional an­them.

The even­ing ended with Arti, the fes­ti­val of light, and the dis­tri­bu­tion of sweets, freshly pre­pared at the tem­ple.

One of the high­lights of the even­ing was the in­clu­sion of a san­toor, a tra­di­tional In­dian mu­si­cal in­stru­ment, which is very rare.

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