March 24th, 2015Thousands of people lined up outside Leicester Cathedral on Monday to pay their final respects to King Richard III, who is lying in repose in the place of worship. At one stage people were being urged not to turn up with the wait to get in and file past the coffin reaching 4 hours.
In fact demand to get in to...By March 24th, 20150 comments
October 24th, 2014Thousands of people from across the country attended Leicester's Diwali celebrations on Thursday night. The festivities took place on the famous Golden mile and Cossington Street Recreation Ground.
Diwali, known as the festival of light, is celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs and Jains throughout the world. The...By October 24th, 20140 comments
August 3rd, 2014The streets were awash with singing, dancing and music in Leicester today, as the Hare Krishna movement held their annual Festival of Chariots procession.
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April 27th, 2014
Today saw thousands of Sikhs take part in the annual Vaisakhi parade which made its way through the streets of Leicester. The parade which started off at the Holy Bones Gurdwara made its through the city centre and up towards Guru Tegh Bahadur Gurdwara.
On April 14 Sikhs throughout the world celebrated...By April 27th, 20140 comments
January 27th, 2014
Leicester worshippers had a lucky escape this weekend when the roof collapsed on the Ramgarhia Temple on Meynell Road, after being struck by lightning. Freak electrical storms battered the country on Saturday, and the temple was hit at around 3pm, damaging the roof, and destroying a section of the building. Kirpal Singh...By January 27th, 20140 comments
July 29th, 2013
Dozens of members of Leicester’s Hindu community gathered on Belgrave Road, to formally celebrate the birth of Prince George of Cambridge.
In the Hindu religion, the sixth day of a baby’s birth is when the God of Destiny writes the fate of the infant. Vinod Popat, Chairman of the British Hindu Voice...By July 29th, 20130 comments
July 17th, 2013
Leicester welcomed the 15-strong motorcycle club, the Khalsa Bikers into the city today, as part of their charity tour across Great Britain, which takes place from Wednesday 17 to Sunday 21 July.
Revving their way to Guru Tegh Bahadar Gurdwara’ on East Park Road, crowds turned out to witness the Sikh...By July 17th, 20130 comments
April 22nd, 2013
Thousands of Sikhs gathered in Leicester on Sunday 21 April for the annual Vaisakhi parade through the city to celebrate the Sikh festival of Vaisakhi, which commemorates the establishment of the Khalsa.
People from Sikh temples all over the region took part in the parade which started at the Holy Bones...By April 22nd, 20130 comments
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