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Hindus set to celebrate Janmashtami festival at Aldenham's Bhaktivedanta Manor
About 60,000 people are expected to attend a religious festival, which begins at an Aldenham Hare Krishna manor on Wednesday.
Bhaktivedanta Manor, in Hilfield Lane, will host the festival of Janmashtami, on Wednesday, August 28 and Sunday, September 1.
During the festival, which is expected to attract more than 60,000 people, the Hare Krishnas will be celebrating 40 years since the mansion and estate was donated by George Harrison.
The religious festival will celebrate the birth of Lord Krishna and throughout the festival field there will be tents carrying themes relating to the manor’s 40th anniversary.
Everyone is welcome to attend the festival, which will also feature exhibitions and videos.
A total of 40 children will also have their faces painted blue, many carrying flutes and wearing peacock feathers in their hair, dressing like Lord Krishna as part of the festive spirit.
The Young Indian Vegetarian Society will be seeking to make 40 new vegetarians over the festival period.
There will also be a flowered walkway through the spiritual gardens and woodland.
The festival is organised and run by 1,200 volunteers.
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