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British PM and Wife Celebrate Diwali at Hindu Temple

British PM and Wife Celebrate Diwali at Hindu Temple
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Stylish Samantha Cameron is known for her knack of dressing impeccably, whatever the occasion, and today the Prime Minister’s wife chose a dramatic autumnal sari to take in London’s colourful Diwali celebrations.

Samantha, 42, chose a russet-coloured sari edged in gold for a visit to the Swaminarayan Mandir, the largest traditional Hindu temple outside India, at Neasden in north-west London. Diwali, known as the festival of lights, is a five day celebration undertaken by millions of Hindus, Jains and Sikhs around the world.

Stylish Samantha Cameron is known for her knack of always dressing for the occasion and today the Prime Minister's wife chose a dramatic autumnal sari to take in London's colourful Diwali celebrationsStylish Samantha Cameron is known for her knack of always dressing for the occasion and today the Prime Minister's wife chose a dramatic autumnal sari to take in London's colourful Diwali celebrations

Fireworks and lamps are used to create a riot of colour to celebrate the victory of good over evil, sweets are traded and new clothes bought. David Cameron chose not to dress quite so spectacularly as his wife though, wearing his trusty navy suit.The Neasden temple which opened in 1995, is the largest of its kind outside of India.

Made of almost 2,820 tons of Bulgarian limestone and 2,000 tons of Italian carrara marble the temple was carved in India and then shipped to London for building. Since opening the temple has attracted almost three million visitors.

42-year-old Samantha chose a russet-coloured sari edged in gold for a visit to the Swaminarayan Mandir, the largest traditional Hindu temple outside India, at Neasden in north-west London42-year-old Samantha chose a russet-coloured sari edged in gold for a visit to the Swaminarayan Mandir, the largest traditional Hindu temple outside India, at Neasden in north-west London

Samantha Cameron's husband David Cameron chose not to dress quite so spectacularly wearing a safe navy suitSamantha Cameron’s husband David Cameron chose not to dress quite so spectacularly wearing a safe navy suit.

For Hindus, the five-day festival of Diwali is one of the most important events in the year. Fireworks and lamps are used to create a riot of colour to celebrate the victory of good over evil, sweets are traded and new clothes bought. Lamps are lit and kept on during the night and families come together to carry out traditional tasks such as cleaning the house to honour the goddess Lakshmi.

For Hindus, the five-year festival of Diwali is one of the most important events in the year

Samantha took part in a ceremony at the Hindu temple

 Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron, second right, Vinu Bhattessa, a trustee of the temple, right, Samantha Cameron, second left, and Rena Amin, a leading women's volunteer, walk past the Hindu temple

David Cameron tweeted images of Sam being greeted with a Chandio and then the couple inside the temple

42-year-old Samantha chose a russet-coloured sari edged in gold for a visit to the Swaminarayan Mandir, the largest traditional Hindu temple outside India, at Neasden in north-west London

Samantha Cameron wife of Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron, greets a group of young women during the visit

David Cameron in front of some of the thousands of sweets that are shared during the festival

David Cameron in front of some of the thousands of sweets that are shared during the festival

Source Daily Mail

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