Worshippers Celebrate with Parade

September 22, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/wales/south_east/7006249.stm

Around 3,000 Hindu worshippers have paraded through Cardiff to mark 25 years of their faith in the city.

Members of the Shree Swaminarayan temple in Grangetown joined members of the religion from across the UK for the 1.6 mile (2.5km) march.

The procession, which were shown on the web, was the culmination of a week of events also being held to celebrate the redevelopment of their temple.

Representatives of other religions in Cardiff were invited to join them.

They said they would be delighted if local people also took part or watched as they paraded from the civic centre, past Cardiff Castle and the Millennium Stadium to their temple in Grangetown.

Before the anniversary parade, Nanji Vaghani, a member of the temple's committee, said: "We want to show we're part of the community and that we're here to share our faith with everyone. It will be a parade full of music, colour and dance."