Hindu Community Celebrates Navraatri Festival

October 11, 2008

Author: Sarah Dunn

Source: The Star


Sheffield's Hindu community came together to celebrate a religious festival with prayers and a traditional feast.

The event, at the Hindu Community Centre, Buckenham Street, Burngreave, was organised to mark the ninth and final day of the Navraatri festival.

It is a precursor to the Diwali festival of light, which takes place later this month, and falls during the Hindu month of Ashmin - devoted to the worship of Shakti or Divine Mother.