Members of the Gurjar Hindu Union celebrated the launch of Navratri at the Appletree Centre on Saturday (October 5).
Some 800 people joined the first day of the eight-day festival, which leads into Diwali, the Festival of Lights, in November. Just under £2,500 was raised on the night, GHU member Bharat Lukka said would be put towards paying off the £1.9million debt which the GHU owes on the centre. Hindus celebrate Navratri to worship the goddess Shakti, who is seen as the divine mother.
See today’s (October 10) Crawley Observer for two pages of pictures.