Gita Bhawan Hindu Temple in Manchester celebrated its 26th anniversary recently.
The members of the Hindu community performed puja under the guidance of Pt. Ranganath Shastri and Acharya Shyam Sundar.
The puja was followed by ‘Jal Yatra’ where devotees carried kalash on their heads and walked around the temple as a part of the Hindu ritual.
In the past few decades, the population of the Hindu community in the UK including Manchester has increased manifolds. Earlier, many in the community residing in and around Manchester felt the need to build a community hall and a temple so that the young generation will get a platform to understand its cultural and religious background.
With this view in mind, the Hindu community of Manchester built Gita Bhawan in 1987-88.