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PICTURES: Hindu women attend goddess of knowlege festival

15:54 18 February 2014

Hindu women celebrate a traditional Goddess of Knowledge event by reading scriptures and wearing yellow clothes at RadaKrishana temple, Stratford.

Hindu women celebrate a traditional Goddess of Knowledge event by reading scriptures and wearing yellow clothes at RadaKrishana temple, Stratford.

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Women worshippers attended a Hindu temple to mark a festival dedicated to the goddess of knowledge.

Hindu women celebrate a traditional Goddess of Knowledge event by reading scriptures and wearing yellow clothes at RadaKrishana temple, Stratford.Hindu women celebrate a traditional Goddess of Knowledge event by reading scriptures and wearing yellow clothes at RadaKrishana temple, Stratford.

They read scriptures, wore yellow and prepared traditional foods for those gathered at the Radha Krishna temple in Stratford.

Around 150 people attended the annual event to give thanks for the coming of Spring after the long winter.

The festival is dedicated to Saraswati, the Hindu goddess of knowledge, music and all the creative arts.

Saroj Mittal, general secretary of the temple in Cedars Road, said she was pleased at the number of people who attended the celebration.

She said: “It’s a way of giving thanks. The goddess of knowledge has given us the ability to think, and also gives us the voice to speak, to sing, whatever you do.”

The colour yellow has been adopted to represent the wheat that grows after the winter as the sun begins to shine again.

Ms Mittal said: “In Spring everything looks bright and beautiful and the crops are really ready.”

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