Diwali Celebrations In Leicester

One of the biggest Diwali celebrations outside of India is taking place in Leicester tonight. Here you will find Diwali facts and information on times and places.

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Diwali celebrated in Leicester temple

Girls creating rangoli also known as Kolam which is a folk art from India Credit: ITV Central

The Diwali celebrations taking place in Leicester are the biggest in the world outside of India.

These pictures show women at a Hindu Temple in Leicester. They are creating rangoli which is Indian folk art, as part of the celebrations.

Candles are lit during Diwali in celebration and good fortune Credit: ITV Central
Inside the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir temple in Leicester Credit: ITV Central
A murti (statue) of Lord Rama, Sita and Hanuman at BAPS Shri Credit: ITV Central

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