Landmark £5 million Hindu temple okayed in England

Planning Committee of Oldham Council in England has reportedly unanimously approved application of Shree Swaminarayan Mandir Bhuj for erecting a Hindu Temple in Oldham. This landmark building will reportedly include prayer hall, multi-function hall, teaching and ancillary spaces, landscaped gardens, a central courtyard, accommodation for visiting Swamis, priest’s quarter, parking. This over 0.5-hectare site was […]

Hindu temple planned in England’s Milton Keynes

A Hindu temple, complete with cultural and community hall, has been reportedly planned in the Tattenhoe ward of Milton Keynes borough in Buckinghamshire county in South East region of England. Land has been secured for this temple complex spread over 894 square meters area in two floors. Planning application has been submitted to Milton Keynes […]

Vishnu & Nandi “highlights” of upcoming €595 million Humboldt Forum in Berlin

Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva’s mount bull Nandi are among the first 15 “highlights” of large-scale museum project Humboldt Forum in the Germany’s Berlin Palace, costing €595 million and opening at the end of 2019. Designed by Italian architect Franco Stella; there are plans to exhibit 20,000 works of art and nature, spiritual objects and […]

Hindu Center launched in Luxembourg

A Hindu Center has reportedly been launched in the Beggen district of Luxembourg. The “inaugural pooja” conducted by purohits from nearby countries; included Ganapthi-Lakshmi-Dhanvanthri-Navagraha homams, aarti, etc. It plans to have “Diya/ Deepam” lighting rituals daily with devotional songs, reports suggest. It has been launched by Hindu Forum Luxembourg (HFL) which has 21 founder-trustees and […]

6’ statues of gods planned at Sri Thurkkai Amman Temple-Nottingham in Beeston, England

Six-foot ornate statues of Hindu deities are reportedly planned to be installed at the front of Sri Thurkkai Amman Temple-Nottingham in Beeston (Nottinghamshire, England). A Planning Application is currently pending with Broxtowe Borough Council on this issue, which reportedly included covering the brick wall with fiber glass material and putting up traditional Hindu statues made […]

Europe’s “largest Hindu temple” plans to expand

Shri Venkateswara (Balaji) Temple of UK in Tividale village (England), claimed to be the “largest Hindu temple of its kind in Europe”, is planning to expand. In an application to Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council, Temple has submitted plans for erecting a Chariot House to store a chariot (usually pulled by few dozen devotees during processions) […]

Sweden Ganesha Temple completing 16 years

Sweden Ganesha Temple (SGT) will be completing 16 years on January 26. SGT, in Farsta, a borough in the southern part of Stockholm Municipality, opens on Tuesdays, Fridays and some other special days and conducts various poojas. It organizes many Hindu festivals also. Its mission includes: “To be a centre of learning about Hinduism for […]

Four Hindu temples launched in Europe

Four Hindu temples in Switzerland, Norway, Scotland and Germany solemnized their formal opening in the recent months, reports suggest. A warehouse in an industrial area was converted after renovation to Sri Navasakthi Vinayagar Hindu Tempel in eastern Switzerland’s Zizers, which is known for Upper Castle and Lower Castle heritage sites. Kagendrasharma Nageswarakurukkal is the priest. […]

Switzerland’s 1st stand-alone Hindu Temple opens

Switzerland’s first “stand-alone” temple was reportedly formally inaugurated over the weekend after about seven-weeks of celebrations in Trimbach near Olten in Solothurn canton. Situated at the base of tall wooded mountains, Arulmihu Sri Manonmaniampal Alyam (Temple) is claimed to be the largest of its kind in the country. Ceremonies were reportedly performed by ten priests; […]

Brussels Hindu Temple celebrating 1st Anniversary

Brussels Mandir & Indian Cultural Centre in Belgium is celebrating its first anniversary on February 17. Celebrations include classical Bharatnatyam dance performance by Belgian professional dancers to offer pushpanjali to Lord Shiva, which will be followed by community vegetarian lunch. Meanwhile, distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, applauded efforts […]

Hindu temple planned in Brussels, Belgium

A Hindu temple is being planned in Brussels (Belgium). India Cultural Centre ASBL, Brussels, is raising funds for it. Group is celebrating Krishan Janmashtami on August 20 and “Full Night Jagran” (performed by Denmark Durga Bhajan Mandli) on October one and asking for donations. It has held mata jagrans and Ramayan paths in the past. […]