Brussels’ Hindus cancel Holi celebrations in view of recent tragedy

Hindu “festival of color” Holi, which was planned to be celebrated in Brussels on March 27, has reportedly been cancelled in view of recent Brussels tragedy, out of respect for the victims. Brussels Mandir and Indian Cultural Center in Evere (Brussels), which was organizing this festival, in an email announcement, said: “This is to inform […]

Hindus seek prayer room at Brussels Airport

Hindus are urging for a designated “Hindu Prayer Room” at Brussels Airport, Belgium’s largest and one of the world’s leading airports. Brussels Airport, with “Customer-focus” strategy; features Catholic, Jewish, Muslim, Orthodox and Protestant “Places of Worship”; besides a “Humanist meditation room”; open to passengers in Pier A and Pier B. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, […]

Tagore statue installation at Belgium’s Leuven Catholic University welcomed

A bronze bust of India’s Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941) was inaugurated in the Literary Garden of prestigious Katholieke Universiteit (KU) Leuven in Belgium on his birthday May 7. Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, welcomed the KU Leuven’s gesture of honoring Tagore; who besides being the first non-European to […]

Hindus welcome new Belgian government

Hindus have welcomed new government of Belgium lead by Charles Michel as Prime Minister, which swore in on October 11. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that although Michel’s coalition took about five months to form government after elections, but it was still better than about 18 months […]

Hindus urge Anheuser-Bush to change name of popular ‘Brahma’ beer

Upset Hindus have urged Leuven (Belgium) headquartered leading global brewer Anheuser-Bush InBev to change the name of its popular “Brahma” beer, calling it highly inappropriate. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that inappropriate usage of Hindu deities or concepts or symbols for commercial or other agenda was not […]

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 […]

All-night Mata Jagran in Brussels by Denmark Durga Bhajan Mandli

Brussels (Belgium) will have full-night Mata Jagran on October 1 in 2011 performed by Denmark Durga Bhajan Mandli. Besides free entrance, snacks and drinks will also be provided free to attendees at the “Vishal Bhagwati Jagran”, which starting with puja at 09-30 pm, will continue throughout the night. Offered by India Cultural Centre (ICC) ASBL […]

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. […]