Hindus Celebrate Festival of Thiruvilzha in Wimbledon

August 12, 2004

Source: Wimbledon Guardian


On August 12, 2004 the Wimbledon Guardian reported, "Hundreds of Hindu devotees in traditional dress took to the Wimbledon streets to celebrate the colourful summer festival of Thiruvilzha. The event, on July 25, was organised by the Shree Ghanapathy Temple in Effra Road, South Park Estate Residents' Association, the Metropolitan Police and Merton Council. A beautifully decorated chariot carrying the idols of sacred deities followed a procession along Effra road, Birkbeck Road, Queens Road and Haydons Road, before returning to the temple, where food offerings were made."