Hindus worldwide dismayed at forced closure of Swindon Hindu Temple during festival season

Hindus globally are highly concerned regarding reports of overnight closure of Swindon Hindu Temple & Cultural Centre in South West England by Swindon Borough Council without consulting the community. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that it was clearly a case of ill-treatment of minorities in England, where […]

Hindus worldwide shocked at 5th vandalizing of Swindon Hindu Temple

Hindus globally are highly concerned regarding reports of fifth vandalizing of Swindon Hindu Temple & Cultural Centre in South West England since May; which meets the spiritual needs of about 20,000 Hindus of the area. Reports suggest that the break-in resulted in desecrating of deities, vandalizing of sacred altar and rooms, stealing of cash worth […]

Nottingham brewery apologizes after Hindu protest over goddess Kali image on beer

Langley Mill (Nottingham, England) based Bang the Elephant (BTE) Brewing Co. has apologized after Hindu protest over using Hindu goddess Kali’s image on its East India Porter beer can; calling it “highly inappropriate”. BTE Brewing Co., in emails to distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, who spearheaded the protest, wrote: …we would like to offer our […]

Hindus disappointed at Durham University response to unfair treatment

Hindus are disheartened by the response of England’s prestigious Durham University (DU) to their concerns of unfair treatment. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, who raised the concerns of unfairness, said in a statement in Nevada (USA) today that if DU continued to brush aside and ignore their unfairness and inequality concerns; they might consider approaching […]

England brewery apologizes over Lord Hanuman beer after Hindu protest

Sheffield (England) based Neepsend Brew Co. has apologized after Hindus protested over its “Hanuman” Beer; calling it “highly inappropriate”. Gavin Martin, Director/Head Brewer of Neepsend Brew Co., in an email to distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, who spearheaded the protest, wrote: “Thank you for bringing this to our attention and we of course apologise for […]

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

Upset Hindus are urging Sheffield (England) based Neepsend Brew Co. to apologize and withdraw its “Hanuman” beer; calling it highly inappropriate. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that inappropriate usage of sacred Hindu deities or concepts or symbols or icons for commercial or other agenda was not okay as […]

Hindus welcome England’s historic St Edmundsbury Cathedral for hosting yoga event

Hindus have welcomed Church of England’s St Edmundsbury Cathedral in Bury St. Edmunds (Suffolk, England) for hosting yoga event, and urged all England cathedrals to do the same. St Edmundsbury Cathedral, “a sacred space for over 1,000 years” in Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich, reportedly hosted this “immersive Yoga event design to connect your […]

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 […]

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 […]