Upset Hindus urge England brewery to withdraw Lord Ganesh beer & apologize

Upset Hindus are urging Keighley (West Yorkshire, England) based Wishbone Brewery to apologize and withdraw its Ganesh beer; calling it highly inappropriate. “Ganesh” (a well-known Hindu deity) is described on the Brewery website as “a Lime & Grape infused Wit-style beer with Coriander & hints of Camomile, hopped with Nelson Sauvin & Motueka, Unfined and […]

Land for Hindu Centre okayed in England’s Maidenhead

Council of the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead in England’s Berkshire has reportedly given the nod to grant a 125 year ground lease at a peppercorn to Hindu Society of Maidenhead (HSM) for a Hindu Community Centre for £73,000, conditional on their obtaining planning permission. HSM, a charity, wants to “promote the Hindu religion, […]

Chelmsford in England to have Hindu temple soon

A non-profit Chelmsford Hindu Society has been formed to establish a Hindu temple in Chelmsford (East of England). This proposed temple will organize various rituals, puja and cultural programs; besides being a meeting place for the Hindu community. Starting with a temporary location, the Society plans have its own permanent place for the temple in […]

Free yoga sessions in England’s Peterborough for sight-hearing impaired

Sense, England’s national charity that supports people who are deafblind, has launched free accessible yoga sessions for people with sight and hearing impairments in Peterborough, a cathedral city in eastern England. These gentle and friendly sessions have been made possible following a grant of £424,958 from Sport England, which helps communities create a sporting habit. […]

“Hinduism Day” observed in an England secondary school

University Academy Keighley (UAK) in Utley (England) recently held a special day to learn Hinduism, complete with folk dancing. A practicing Hindu dressed in traditional clothing explained about Hinduism and its deities. Students were also involved in dressing up in traditional Hindu clothing and taking part in dances and traditional greetings to show respect for […]

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 […]

1 in 5 Londoners is non-Christian, which includes Hindus

Non-Christian religions, including Muslims, Hindus and Jews, account for one in five of the London’s population; according to a recent report from the Benedict XVI Centre for Religion and Society of St Mary’s University Twickenham London. This study points out that London is the most religious area in England and Wales with 60% of the […]

Lord Ganesha exhibit in England’s Bowes Museum

The Bowes Museum in Barnard Castle in County Durham in North East England is having “Celebrating Ganesha” exhibition from May 21 to September 18. Its main object is a 13th century 119 centimeters tall schist sculpture of Lord Ganesha carved in Odisha, which depicts many of its major attributes, showing him holding a bowl of […]

Catholic school in England celebrates Holi festival

In a remarkable interfaith gesture, Prior Park Prep School in Cricklade (Wiltshire, England), a Catholic/Christian school for children aged rising 3 -13, reportedly celebrated Hindu “festival of color” Holi on March 23. According to reports, the pupils threw colored powder paint at each other and staff. Students in years three to eight also learned about […]

Oxford University digitizes old paintings of Hindu gods

University of Oxford has posted digital versions of 110 Kalighat paintings of Hindu deities and others from 19th-century Calcutta on its new online portal “Digital.Bodleian”. These include paintings of Hindu deities Krishna, Shiva, Ganesha, Durga, Hanuman, Parvati, Kali, etc., which were acquired by Sir Monier Monier-Williams in the winter of 1883-1884. Some of these paintings […]

Former pub being converted to Hindu temple in England

Former pub in Acle in Norfolk county of East England is poised to become a Hindu temple. According to reports, official permission is being sought to convert this former pub into a Hindu temple and an offer has been submitted to the Broads Authority, the agency responsible for the Broads where the site is located. […]

Hindus express need for temple in England’s Swindon

Hindu community has expressed urgent need of a Hindu temple in Swindon in South West England. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, stressed that a Hindu temple was urgently needed for the spiritual needs of about 20,000 Hindus of the area, who had to visit London (about 80 miles) and […]

Hindus dismayed at Catholic Church silence on disciplining priest who linked yoga to Satan

Hindus, who urged disciplining of a Northern Ireland Catholic priest who reportedly linked yoga to Satan, are disheartened over the Church’s silence on the issue. Father Reverend Roland Colhoun, a priest at Waterside Parish of Roman Catholic Diocese of Derry in Northern Ireland, as reported by Derry Journal, “warned parishioners against taking part in yoga” […]

Hindus express need for temple in Oxford

Hindu community worldwide has expressed urgent need of a Hindu temple in Oxford in England. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, stressed that in addition to about 10,000 Hindus of Oxfordshire county, a Hindu temple is urgently needed for the spiritual needs of Hindu students at the world renowned […]

Methodist School to become Hindu Temple in England

Ashton-under-Lyne in Greater Manchester area of England will have another Hindu temple and community center. Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council has unanimously approved proposals regarding this at the site of former Hurst Methodist School. This temple complex will include a dome, halls/rooms, green spaces, trees, etc.; reports suggest. Population of devotees has reportedly overgrown the BAPS […]

Hindus upset at mounting of Lord Ganesha grotesque on Windsor Chapel

Hindus are upset at placing of carved Lord Ganesha as a grotesque creature on the medieval walls of St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle, England; calling it highly inappropriate. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, was critical of this reimagined Lord Ganesha image as grotesque installed on a Chapel […]

Shivalinga installed at British Army Infantry Training Centre

Shivalinga has reportedly been installed at Infantry Training Centre (ITC) Catterick in England, said to be the largest British Army garrison in the world. According to reports, Brigadier David Maddan was present during the ceremony to install this Shivalinga, which was designed in India. ITC Catterick has a Pandit and houses a Hindu Temple, where […]

Kate Middleton turning to Yoga to be fit in Pregnancy

Hindus have commended Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, 31, for reportedly turning to yoga to stay healthy, fit and in shape during pregnancy. A yoga instructor visits Kate several times a week at the Kensington Palace to give her private lessons in pre-natal yoga, who is expecting her first child in July, reports suggest. Welcoming Kate’s […]