Stunning floral garlands crafted by residents at a Sanctuary Care home in Leicester adorned statues of Hindu gods proudly displayed in their new temple.
People from the local community were invited to the official opening of the new temple at Asra House Residential Care Home in Asha Margh recently, where guests were able to sample traditional Indian food.
To prepare for the spiritual occasion, the team and residents carefully created beautiful garlands with flower petals to adorn the murties (statues) inside the Hindu temple.
During the ceremony, the murties were blessed by a local Hindu priest from Ram Mandir Temple, before being taken up to the sacred room, where the residents officially declared the temple open by cutting a ribbon.
Meanwhile students from the local Darul-uloom Darul Uloom Leicester Islamic School performed a recital of the Quran to officially open the home’s new Muslim prayer room.
The Sanctuary Care home’s manager Irene Chand said: “Our home is so rich in culture so it made our residents extremely proud to unveil our stunning new temple and prayer room.
“Our residents are really creative and the garlands they created were a beautiful and vibrant touch to the temple.”