- Bhaktivedanta Manor Hare Krishna Temple is located in Aldenham, England
- The temple hosted the celebrations for Hindu Festival Janmashtami
- It was able to attract 60,000 global visitors
England, August 17, 2017: The Bhaktivedanta Manor Hare Temple, situated in England’s Aldenham, has hosted one of the largest ‘Hare-Krishna’ celebrations in the world.
Attracting a crowd of over 60,000 global visitors, the religious festival of Janmashtami was organized by the temple.
Janmashtami is a religious festival of Hindus that celebrates the birth of Lord Krishna. Visitors from across the world had come to saw the religious gathering. The visitors get to witness the Hindu traditions and festivities, explore the temple and learn about Hindu rituals.
The Temple has hosted the biggest celebration outside of India. For the smooth running of the program and fun, more than 1500 volunteers are participating in the grand event.
For children, there will be many activities to keep them engaged on the auspicious day. Activites are planned such as henna, face painting, games, arts, and crafts. Additionally, vegetarian food will be provided to the visitors absolutely free of cost.
Sutapa Das, the local Monk, said to Borehamwood Times, “The festivities communicate the culture and teachings of ancient India in an extremely contemporary way.”
He also said that the fact that thousands of people coming from all over the world, all for one divine truth and purpose, will establish an energy of positivity. This will further inspire all the new guests who want to explore.
Srutidharma Das, the President of the temple, explained that since Janmashtami is one of the biggest religious festivals for Hindus, the festival is celebrated with a lot of enthusiasm.
– prepared by Saksham Narula of NewsGram. Twitter: @Saksham2394