The BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Bow Lane was awash with colour and light as it threw open its doors to the community to join in Diwali celebrations this week.
Blog Preston were among the guests who included The Mayor of Preston, councillor Trevor Hart, Lord Lieutenant of Lancashire, Lord Shuttleworth and the Deputy Chief Constable Sunita Gamblin.
Visitors were greeted at the doors of the Mandir where members of the BAPS community tied red and gold bracelets which symbolise friendship around their wrists.
Ambrish Limbachia said: “Every single one of you, whether you are a distinguished guest or VIP – you are all special to us.
“You are all divine to us – thank you for being here today. You have made our occasion very, very special.”