RELIGIOUS buildings across Southampton are being deep cleaned by a local businessman so they can reopen as soon as possible.

Around four weeks ago, Southampton businessman, Nagendra Mishra began a project to deep clean all of the religious venues around the city.

Starting with his own temple, the Vedic Society Hindu Temple, word began to spread quickly and Nagendra was able to book many venues across Southampton, including the Abu Bakr Mosque, one of the largest Mosques in the South of England.

The 36-year-old has said that he is just happy to be helping out the community, and that while the virus has taken so much away from us, at a time like this, many people find comfort in religion.

He said: "My family and I visited our temple every week before lockdown, and when we heard that lockdown measures were being lifted, we were looking forward to going back. We knew that the temple would require a deep clean before we could go back, and then we realised that it wasn’t just the Vedic Society Temple, but all the religious venues in the city and hence started a campaign, Clean Society from Corona.

"I’m just happy to be helping, this virus has taken so much away from all of us, and at a time like this a lot of us find comfort in religion. I’m so happy that the word has spread so quickly, although I think we will need some more carpet cleaners to help us soon though!"

Nagendra is the owner of web development company, Visualytes Limited and he is also a member of BBX - an online business community tool that allow businesses to trade.

Using BBX, he was able to work with AP Carpet Cleaners to help with the deep cleans.