Like Leicestershire, Hindus want all UK crematoriums to have Lord Shiva shrine

Welcoming Great Glen Crematorium in Leicester for having Lord Shiva statue and “Pooja Room” on its campus, Hindus are urging all crematoriums in United Kingdom (UK) to have Lord Shiva shrines and Hindu worship rooms. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that it was important for grieving Hindu families […]

Hindus urge Prince Harry & Meghan to visit Hindu temple after wedding to seek blessings

Since both Meghan Markle and Prince Harry now reportedly practice yoga, Hindus are urging them to visit a Hindu temple to seek blessings sometime after their May 19 marriage at St. George’s Chapel. Wishing the couple a happy future together, distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that besides their […]

Hindus cautiously welcome BBC’s “change of heart” on religious programming

Hindus have cautiously welcomed the ambitious and wide-ranging British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) plans to enhance coverage of religion with a pluralistic approach. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed; commenting on the detailed “BBC Religion & Ethics Review” released by its Director General Tony Hall on December 20; in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, welcomed BBC’s […]

Zed urged Welsh Government to show fairness to minority religions

The Welsh Government, whose tagline is “working for a fairer and more prosperous Wales”, has been urged to be fair to minority religions. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that while Hindus had not been granted the requested one-day school holiday on their most popular festival Diwali, Welsh […]

Hindus seek equality in UK marriage law

Hindus are seeking equality for minority religions/denominations in United Kingdom (UK) marriage law. GOV.UK website, under “Religious ceremonies” in “Marriages and civil partnerships in the UK”, states: “You don’t usually need to give notice with the register office if you’re getting married in an Anglican church…” In “Jewish and Quaker marriages” and “Non-Anglican Christian marriages […]

Hindu temple planned for London Borough of Croydon

A Hindu temple and cultural center has been proposed for Croydon area of Greater London. When ready, it plans to open daily from eight am to nine pm, conduct three main poojas every day and organize various festivals regularly; including Navarathiri, Kandha Shasti, Tamil New Year, Varalakshmi Viratham, Diwali, Kethara Gowri Viratha Pooja, etc. According […]

Hindus seek Diwali holiday in all Wales schools

Hindus are urging all state and independent/private schools in Wales (United Kingdom) to close on Diwali, most popular of their festival, which falls on October 19 this year. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that it would be a step in the positive direction, as it was important […]

Cardiff Museum to exhibit Durga statues made by students

Cardiff Story Museum in Wales will be exhibiting life size clay images of Hindu Goddess Durga and her four children from August eight to 20, created by area students. According to reports, traditional clay artists from India worked with students from Cardiff School of Art and Design, Llanishen High, Radyr Comprehensive and Cardiff High to […]

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 […]

Students of Scotland’s renowned Lomond School introduced to Hinduism

In a workshop, Hinduism was reportedly recently introduced to students of Lomond School in coastal Helensburgh, Scotland; a fully integrated 3 to 18 year co-educational institution. Students of Lomond School, formed in 1977 but whose history goes back to 1845, were given outline about the practices, history and beliefs of Hinduism; oldest and third largest […]

England’s Bowes Museum creating welcome rangoli for Lord Ganesha exhibition

The Bowes Museum in Barnard Castle in County Durham in North East England is creating rangoli to welcome visitors to “Celebrating Ganesha” exhibition, being held from May 21 to September 18. Museum is raising minimum £2,000 for this 2½ meter wide rangoli pattern on the floor of its reception hall using pulses, beans and colored […]

British Museum & Google develop online Lord Ganesha exhibition

British Museum (BM) has developed an online exhibition “Celebrating Ganesha” with Google Cultural Institute (GCI). Its tagline includes “Explore the imagery and symbolism associated with Ganesha and gain an insight into some of the most popular stories surrounding him”. It shows a Ganesha sculpture (1200), Ganesha painting (1600), Ganesha on a swing painting (1800, Maharashtra), […]

Hindu prisoners in England & Wales to be excused from work on 6 festivals

Hindu prisoners in England and Wales will be excused from work on Maha Shivaratri, Raksha Bandhan, Krishna Janmashtami, Ganesha Pooja, Vijayadashami and Diwali; according to new guidelines which are effective June one. National Offender Management Service (NOMS), an executive agency sponsored by the Ministry of Justice of United Kingdom Government, issued a 104-pages Prison Service […]

Glasgow museum highlights Lord Shiva

Bronze sculpture “Shiva Nataraj” is one of highlights of award-winning Saint Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art (SMMRLA) at the heart of medieval Glasgow in Scotland. SMMRLA has three galleries of permanent displays exploring some of the world’s major religions through religious objects and works of art, as well as a gallery dedicated to […]

Hindus welcome “heart change” of Oxford Theology to include Hinduism

Hindus have welcomed the change of heart of Oxford University for reportedly including Hinduism in the Theology course. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, called it a step in the positive direction, although it came very late. Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, indicated that Oxford seemed […]

Hindus happiest group in United Kingdom

Hindus are the happiest among all the religious communities/groups of United Kingdom (UK), according to a dataset of Office for National Statistics (ONS), UK’s National Statistical Institute. This was the finding of its study “Measuring National Well-being—Personal Well-being in the UK, 3 year data 2012 to 2015”, which was released on February two. Quantifying Happiness […]

Hindu Community Centre planned in Preston England

A Hindu Community Centre has been planned in the city of Preston in England. According to reports, land has been purchased for it and plans have been filed with the Preston City Council. To be developed by Mandhata Samaj, it will be used for religious, cultural and educational activities; besides holding community festivals and gatherings. […]

“Faith in Birmingham” gallery opens showcasing Hindu deities Vishnu & Ganesh

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery (BMAG) in United Kingdom reportedly launched a new gallery “Faith in Birmingham” on February five; providing unique insight into Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism and Judaism. BMAG in Birmingham, which claims itself to be a “world class museum”, is showcasing 11th Century Ganesh and Vishnu statues from Bihar, an 11th […]