Hindus to take out Traditional pots procession through Dundee town in South Africa

Hindus are reportedly taking out a traditional procession, with devotees carrying religiously decorated and blessed brass pots on heads, through the streets of Dundee in KwaZulu-Natal (South Africa) on July 23. This will mark the conclusion of three-day celebrations involving offering of prayers to Hindu deities of Maha Marieammen, Draupathieammen and Madurayveeran. Celebrations will include […]

Hindu Temple in South Africa installing 6-meter tall Lord Siva statue

Siva Subramanian Temple in Newcastle (KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa) is reportedly aiming to install six-meter tall murti of Lord Siva. Work on this project is reportedly starting this month, with estimated cost of about R200 000. Funds are being raised. This Hindu temple welcomes all, Hindus or non-Hindus, to visit and attend its services and events. […]

Hindus seek Diwali as Public Holiday in South Africa

Hindus are urging South Africa to include Diwali, the most popular Hindu holy day, as a Public Holiday. Currently South Africa has 12 public holidays (New Year’s Day, Human Rights Day, Good Friday, Family Day, Freedom Day, Workers’ Day, Youth Day, National Women’s Day, Heritage Day, Day of Reconciliation, Christmas Day, Day of Goodwill). Distinguished […]

South Africa to host ‘World Hindu Economic Forum’

“World Hindu Economic Forum 2014” will be held in Durban on July 19-20. Four hundred delegates from all over the world representing various sectors of industry and business are expected to attend this Forum, whose primary theme is “Making Africa Prosperous”. Various topics to be discussed at this Forum include business networking, business strategy, Hindu […]

Johannesburg has already started Diwali planning

Johannesburg in South Africa has already started planning for this year’s Diwali, Hindu festival of lights, which falls on November 13, 2012. In a release published on the official website of the City of Johannesburg, organizers want to make “Diwali in Jozi” “as inclusive as possible”. They are seeking active participation of various cultural organizations […]

Diwali Festival in Cape Town to have sari modeling competition

“Cape Town Diwali Festival” on October 15, 2011, in South Africa will include sari modeling competition, according to reports. “We will engulf you in the elements of earth, wind, fire and water”, Diwali Festival organizers stress. “Earth, get in touch with your roots, your culture. Wind, be enveloped and swept away by the entertainment on […]