Navratri festival scaled down, Hindu community goes Facebook Live

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Navratri, the grand festival of “Nine Nights” is going virtual this year.

Culminating on Sunday 25 October, the festival is one of the two major festivals for the Hindu community, the other being Diwali (Festival of Lights).

“Normally we host up to a thousand people daily in our temple for Navratri”, said a spokesperson for the Shree Hindu Community Centre in Birmingham. “We’ll still be lighting the fire and performing ceremonies this year, but only in groups for six.”

Past Years’ Navratri (source: Shree Hindu Community Centre Facebook page)

Birmingham is the most ethnically diverse major city in the UK, according to last census data..

The Hindu community is the city’s third largest religious group.

More information about 2020 Navratri Facebook Live events can be found on these community pages:

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