Hundreds Flock to Hindu Festival

September 19, 2009

Author: Rebecca Lowe

Source: Harrow Times

More than 200 revellers danced and drummed their way through the heart of Wealdstone this morning to celebrate the start of a nine-day Hindu festival.

Paraders marched from the International Siddhashram Shakti Centre, in Palmerston Road, to Byron Hall, in Christ Church Avenue, to herald the first day of Navratri - one of the most celebrated events of the Hindu calendar.

Dressed in colourful Indian costumes, participants sang and banged traditional Naal drums during the hour-long procession, before gathering in Byron Hall to hear readings from the holy book, the Bhagavad Gita.