North Rhine-Westphalia: Thousands of Hindus expected for the procession in Hamm

Hamm (dpa / lnw) - Thousands of Hindus from several European countries are expected on Sunday (12 p.

North Rhine-Westphalia: Thousands of Hindus expected for the procession in Hamm

Hamm (dpa / lnw) - Thousands of Hindus from several European countries are expected on Sunday (12 p.m.) for the procession at the temple in Hamm, Westphalia. "We expect around 15,000 visitors every year," said Priest Siva Sri Arumugam Paskarakurukkal of the Hindu community in Germany. Maybe even more this time. In 2020 and 2021 it was only possible to celebrate on a small scale due to the corona pandemic.

Sunday is the main day of the annual festival of the Sri Kamadchi Ampal Temple in Hamm. It is the most important festival of the year for the community. In the center is the procession with a goddess figure. Hubertus Neuhaus, the head of the responsible event company, said that according to the security concept, up to 18,000 participants are expected.

According to priest Paskarakurukkal, around 300 Hindus live in the Hamm area. Because of the important temple, the city of 180,000 is one of the largest centers for Hindus in Europe.

Yorum yapabilmek için üye girişi yapmanız gerekmektedir.

Üye değilseniz hemen üye olun veya giriş yapın.

NEXT NEWS