Procession over new Hindu temple in West Bromwich

Part of the opening ceremony on Sunday A nine-day opening ceremony is taking place

Members of the Hindu community in the West Midlands have celebrated a new temple during a procession.

The community raised nearly £2m towards the Shree Krishna Mandir temple in West Bromwich, which would have cost about £10m, but work was done for free.

A procession was held on the first day of a nine-day opening ceremony for the temple in Old Meeting Street.

The temple, which will be used from 30 August, replaces a building where there was a fire in 1992.

The new temple has been made in India and assembled in England.

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