Multi-faith prayers mark King Charles III's Coronation celebration in Scotland
London, Jul 5 (PTI) Britain's King Charles III and Queen Camilla were on Wednesday presented with the crown jewels of Scotland in a historic ceremony in Edinburgh that celebrates the Coronation of a new monarch and followed a similar multi-faith format to the Coronation at Westminster Abbey here in May.
The National Service of Thanksgiving and Dedication at St. Giles Cathedral in Edinburgh is symbolic of the monarch’s connection with the devolved region. The Christian ceremony was joined by a Hindu priest, a Muslim Imam, a Jewish Rabbi and a Buddhist monk for the segment entitled “blessings and greetings from representatives of faith and belief communities”.
"May Goddess Sri Lakshmi and God Sri Venkateswara bless Your Majesties and the royal family with purity and unity of thoughts, words and deeds to serve and uplift the people of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth,” said Dr Srihari Vallabhajousula, Honorary Priest of the Hindu Temple of Scotland in Glasgow, in his reading.