A weekend-long celebration by Preston’s Hindu community began with a parade through the city centre.Advertisement
Preston Mandir Mahotsav temple is being brought back into use after a major fundraising campaign.
Colourful dresses and outfits brought a ray of sunshine to a wet and gloomy day.
Events run throughout the weekend as the restored temple is blessed and declared open again for use.
You can see more pictures from the parade on Billy Matthews Flickr page.
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