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 […]

British Museum exhibiting “Krishna in the garden of Assam”

The British Museum (BM) is exhibiting Lord Krishna devotional textiles in its exhibition “Krishna in the garden of Assam”, which will continue till August 15. Main attraction of this exhibition is nine meters long “Vrindavani Vastra”, claimed to be the largest surviving example of devotional textile produced in the Assam state of India in late […]

Hindus commend SkyTeam for yoga rooms at Heathrow & Hong Kong airports

Hindus have commended SkyTeam, global airline alliance with 20 member airlines, for launching yoga rooms in their lounges at London Heathrow and Hong Kong International airports, calling it a step in the positive direction. Yoga Room at SkyTeam Exclusive Lounge at Heathrow terminal four provides yoga mats and video exercises in a tranquil space. Yoga […]

Lord Ganesha exhibit touring 5 British museums

The British Museum (BM) is organizing a touring exhibition headlined as “Celebrating Ganesha”. This BM exhibition will be held in Bradford Cartwright Hall (January 16-May 15), County Durham Bowes Museum (May 21-September 18), Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery (September 24-January 02, 2017), Horniman in London (January 07-April 23, 2017) and London Brent Museum (May-August 2017) […]

Some “Lords Spiritual” in UK House of Lords should be Hindus

Hindus want some Hindu religious leaders sit in the United Kingdom (UK) House of Lords as “Lords Spiritual”. Currently, 26 bishops of the Church of England sit in the House of Lords as “Lords Spiritual”, including Archbishops of Canterbury and of York, the Bishops of London, Durham and Winchester. They read prayers at the start […]

Prayer Room in Luton Airport, UK

Prayer Room in Luton Airport, UK… Hindus have commended international London Luton Airport (LLA) in England for launching “prayer room”. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that having a “prayer room” (near departure gate 20) at the airport was a step in the positive direction. It would help […]

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 […]

Hindus worldwide back demand for Diwali as public holiday in UK

World Hindus have supported the demand for Diwali as a public/bank holiday in United Kingdom (UK). Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that it was not fair with UK Hindu community as they had to be at work/school on their most popular festival while there were public/bank holidays […]

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 […]

Sri Rama Navami celebrations in Birmingham, UK (Sita Rama Kalyanam)

Sri Rama Navami celebrations in Birmingham, UK will be held on April 12, 2014. For this puja, Sri Bachampalli Santosh Kumar Sharma will hold the commentary and Sri Chinthapalli Subramanya Sarma will perform the Puja as Purohit. According to the official website of Sri Rama Navami celebrations, UK… We believe in providing the atmosphere of […]

Hindus laud England’s Ipswich Borough Council for supporting Holi festival

Hindus have applauded England’s Ipswich Borough Council for supporting Holi, Hindu “festival of color”, being held on April 28 in its Holywells Park. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement today, said that Hindu community felt honored by support of Ipswich Borough Council and he urged all the towns and cities in United Kingdom […]

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 […]

England primary school kids enact Hindu wedding

Portishead Primary School students in England recreated and celebrated a Hindu wedding in a workshop recently and it was reportedly an “enriching experience”. Year three students of the school, who are researching various perspectives of life in India, have already tried Indian cuisine and adopted a tiger from India, reports suggest. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan […]

Mahashivaratri festival Art work by England college students

Sixty Art and Design students of West Suffolk College in United Kingdom have been reportedly producing innovative artwork based on Hindu festival of Mahashivaratri (Great night of Shiva). It included portraits, complex shadow puppet animation with digital technology, a film and life-size three-dimensional sculptures of Lord Shiva. This project also explored the link between Hindu […]

Hindu temple planned for Willenhall in England

A Hindu temple and community center is being planned in Willenhall in West Midlands region of England (United Kingdom). Besides worship, meditation, religious discourses, chanting and prayer; it also plans to provide education classes, elder day-care, leisure activities, employment training, yoga, social activities, dance classes, etc.; and might hold weddings and funerals also, reports suggest. […]

Hindus ask Diwali holiday in Harrow schools in England

Hindus want all schools in Harrow area of England (United Kingdom) to add Diwali, the most popular Hindu holy day, to the holiday calendar. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, urging Harrow schools to announce Diwali as school holiday, said that it was important for Hindu families to celebrate […]