Soneri Sangat talks about Gujarat Hindu Society Preston Temple and Community Centre
Gujarat Hindu Society
by Paresh Chauhan
3d ago
Soneri Sangat is a Gujarat Danachar and Asian voice initiative highlighting excellent work carried out by community organisation and Preaton was chosen for its achievement over the 50 years learn about the history of GHS. The post Soneri Sangat talks about Gujarat Hindu Society Preston Temple and Community Centre first appeared on Gujarat Hindu Society ..read more
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Holi 2024
Gujarat Hindu Society
by Paresh Chauhan
2w ago
It’s a Holi lot of fun! Spring is here and in the Hindu calendar, this marks the beautiful festival of Holi! Holi, otherwise known as the ‘festival of colours’  definitely doesn’t go unnoticed. In India, with the streets full to the brim of joyous laughter, strangers throwing powdered colours (Gulaal) at each other and wishing every person you meet a ‘Happy Holi!’, we’re certainly missing out in the UK. The festival is to celebrate the eternal and divine love of the deities Radha and Krishna. Additionally, the day signifies the triumph of good over evil, as it commemorates the victory o ..read more
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Gita Jayanti – “the Gita the manual for life”
Gujarat Hindu Society
by admin
4y ago
What is Gita Jayanti? In present days, the word “jayanti” is loosely used for someone’s birthday. However, this word is not meant for mortal beings. What most people don’t know about Gita jayanti is, when Lord Krishna spoke the Bhagavad Gita to Arjuna, it was not the first time that He spoke it. Gita jayanti is not the birthday of Bhagavad Gita. It is the day when Bhagavad Gita was spoken the first time on this planet during this particular yuga cycle. The most auspicious constellation of stars takes place during the the appearance of the Lord in this material world, and it is specifically c ..read more
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Festival of Colours – Holi
Gujarat Hindu Society
by admin
4y ago
Holi is a colorful and most fun-filled festival which is celebrated in the month of March, usually in the latter half of the month. It is a festival, with dancing, singing, and throwing of powder paint and colored water. Numerous legends and stories associated with Holi celebration makes the festival more exuberant and vivid. The most popular one is related to the killing of Holika. The story centers around an arrogant king who wanted everyone in his kingdom to worship him. But his son Prahlad refused and worshipped Lord Vishnu instead. He attempts to kill his son but fails each time. Finally ..read more
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Navdurga, Navratri and Nine colours
Gujarat Hindu Society
by admin
4y ago
Navratri is one of the most auspicious Hindu festivals. Navratri means “Nine Nights”, and celebration of Goddess Durga in her nine different forms on the scheduled nine days. The Navratri festival celebration is very colourful. People keep fast for these 9 days and enjoy with full enthusiasm. Navdurga which means Nine Durga is the manifestation of Durga in nine different forms. The concept of Navdurga originates from Goddess Parvati. Conceptually Navdurga is the life phase of Goddess Parvati who is considered supreme power among all Goddesses. Navdurga are worshipped during all Four Navrati i ..read more
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A celebration of Friendship (Rakshabandhan)
Gujarat Hindu Society
by admin
4y ago
The Gujarat Hindu Society in Preston hosted a Raksha Bandhan event in partnership with the Armed Forces Hindu Network. The traditional ceremony marks the tying of a thread between brother and sister signifying a bond between them. The mayor of Preston Councillor Trevor Hart was in attendance alongside invited guests from across the region. There was also a preparation by the Armed Force o how they have embraced cultural values amongst different ethnic minorities with the UK. Raksha Bandhan, also abbreviated to Rakhi is the Hindu festival that celebrates brotherhood and love. It is celebrated o ..read more
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Golden Milestone project celebration – 50 years of golden memories
Gujarat Hindu Society
by admin
4y ago
GHS Milestone project celebration The project is to record the history and memories of Gujarat Hindu Society over a period of 50 years closely linked with cultural, traditions and their settlement in Preston and a huge success as a social enterprise recognized throughout the region. GHS main hall was decorated with vibrant flowers and there were more than 20 huge panels with photographs given by various people from the year 1965 to 2015. Various workshops were held to capture life from the 1960s and 70s until present date. All the collected photo and information were captured in the panels di ..read more
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Do you know enough about Chaitra Navratri & Ramnavmi?
Gujarat Hindu Society
by admin
4y ago
It certainly feels like winter has outstayed its visit. Take for instance our first ever crisp Holi or #Snoli…which, the GHS Preston celebrated grandly despite the icy floor. Thank you, to GHS Preston management committee for organising #Snoli2018! A Big thank you to the Hari-Bhakto/devotees, for embracing the chilly winds of the east and attending #PrestonSnoli.   But rest assured, the colorful fanfares and ringing bells have now commenced…..NavaDurga (Durga in nine forms) is here!   For Hinduism, the crisp spring welcomes celebration of Godess Durga for Chaitra Navratri (March-April).   As ..read more
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India’s Republic Day Celebration at Gujarat Hindu Society
Gujarat Hindu Society
by admin
4y ago
On Friday 26th January about 50 people gathered in our main hall to salute the Indian Flag and sing some popular songs related to the flag and its colors. This is 43rd year we have raised the Indian Flag since we bought the center in 1975. GHS has always been proud of its heritage and to celebrate, we had organized a Variety Cultural Show on Saturday 27th January 2018. We had invited the Mayor of Preston Cllr. Brian Rollo, MP Sir Mark Hendrick, and Chief Inspector Jonathan Clegg from Preston Police and Mrs. Linda Tompkins from UClan. The show was put together by our Manager Abhinandana and co ..read more
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Saheli Sangathan- A Women Empowerment Initiative
Gujarat Hindu Society
by Bhavnita Parekh
4y ago
A group has been formed where ladies get together and chat about a number of topics; this could be personal, job related or just interest and hobbies. The ladies feel free to be themselves and share their experiences. I have been part of this group since it started back in January 2017, as a leader. I have attended these sessions and got involved, both my confidence and knowledge has increased. As a group, we have already done many activities and have many more planned. Events we have covered so far: Jacob Joint – ladies bought in all types of food and we had a sing along and played musical ch ..read more
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