Orange Hindus will reach a milestone this week when they welcome a Lord Ganesha idol to their community.
The specially commissioned idol from Sri Lanka will be the focus for offering prayers and singing devotional songs at ceremonies, as is the Hindu tradition.
Orange Hindu Association Inc President, Binu Nair, said the community often meets in members' homes and community halls to pray together and the Lord Ganesha idol will be transported from venue to venue in the future.
The Hindu community will host an event to inaugurate the idol at the CWA Hall on Saturday at 10am.
The event will begin with Hindu rituals, followed by priests from the Sydney Murugan Temple decorating the idol and offering attendees the chance to seek blessings.
A traditional Hindu vegetarian lunch will be served to all devotees and attendees.
Artists will perform traditional Hindu classical dance and music.
"On behalf of Orange Hindu Association Inc, I am pleased to invite everyone to come along with your family, relatives and friends for this auspicious event and seek blessings of Lord Ganesha," Mr Nair said.
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