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United Kingdom -
London Sri Murugan Temple “Ther” Festival
London Sri Murugan Temple “Ther” annual chariot festival took place
on last Sunday 12th August at East Ham, London. This is the 3rd
chariot festival after the new temple is built in 2005. Sri Murugan
Temple is the biggest south Indian temple in Europe also world’s
second largest temple built in Black Granite stone. (First one is in
Vietnam). The annual 10 day festival started with the flag raising
ceremony, chariot procession held on the 9th day and festival
finished with the Theertham (water festival).
Newham is the most diverse place in the world and homeland for the
European Tamils known as “Punia Bhoomi and Tamil Khotaai”. Tamil
Hindu, Christian and Muslim community from Sri Lanka, India,
Singapore, and Malaysia were well established in this Borough.