Europe's largest Hindu temple opens in UK

Europe's largest Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Venkateswara opened with a week-long festival during which priests will perform rituals to sanctify the shrine.

The Rs 57.3 crore temple is in the west central English town of Tividale, near Birmingham. It is based on the famous Tirupati-Tirumala temple in India.

The idea of the temple was conceived in the 1970s but it was not until 1987 that worshippers acquired the site. Scores of craftsmen from India have worked on the temple.

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