Hindu festivals cancelled in Harare due to Covid-19

Celebrations of upcoming major Hindu festivals in October and November have been reportedly cancelled in Harare (Zimbabwe) due to Covid-19. According to an announcement of The Hindoo Society Harare (HSH); traditional celebrations of upcoming festivals of Navratri, Sharad Poonam, Diwali and Bestu Varsh have been cancelled in the interest of the safety and well-being of […]

Majestic Hindu temple in Harare shut down again due to COVID-19 pandemic

Ridgeview Shree Omkar Mandir in Harare (Zimbabwe), which re-opened on June 26 after over three months closure due to COVID-19, has been shut down again for the same reason. Executive Committee of The Hindoo Society Harare (HSH), which runs the temple, in an email on July 24 to its members, stated that all “events, meetings, […]

Zimbabwe Hindus to donate for COVID-19 victims

In a remarkable gesture to help fellow Zimbabweans in view of COVID-19, Hindoo Society Harare (HSH) is collecting donations among the community in cash and kind for those who are affected by COVID-19. According to reports, cash thus collected will be used to purchase consumables. Items suggested for donations include bottled water, cordials, cleaning products, […]

Historic Hindu temples shut down in Harare due to COVID-19 pandemic

Both the Hindu temples in Harare (Zimbabwe)—Ridgeview Shree Omkar Mandir and Cameron Street Shree Omkar Mandir—have been shut down “until further notice” due to coronavirus outbreak. The Executive Committee of The Hindoo Society Harare (HSH), which runs both the temples, in an email to the members on March 24, said: “The Society Priest, alone, will […]

Hindus welcome reports of Zimbabwe plans to incorporate yoga in schools

Hindus have welcomed reports of Zimbabwe thinking about introducing yoga in schools. Calling it “a step in the positive direction”, distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today; urged Zimbabwe President Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa; Minister of Primary & Secondary Education Professor P.V. Mavima; and Minister of Youth, Sports, Arts, Recreation Kirsty […]

Zimbabwe Hindus launch Idai relief efforts

Zimbabwe Hindus have reportedly launched relief efforts for the victims of cyclone Idai in southeastern Africa. The Hindoo Society Harare (HSH) has reportedly initiated a “Tropical Cyclone Idai Disaster Relief Fund” and purchased blankets and drinking water for the cyclone affected people. HSH is urging the community to donate clothes, diapers, toiletries, blankets, non-perishable food, […]

Zimbabwe Hindus performing collective fire sacrifice for world peace & prosperity

The Hindoo Society of Harare is organizing “Samuh Shanti Havan” (collective fire sacrifice for peace) on January 27 in Harare and has invited all Hindus to participate. “Performing a Havan or Homa brings peace & prosperity in the world”, the event announcement of the Society claims. The smoke (from havan) “removes what is harmful in […]

International Day of Yoga being celebrated in 7 Zimbabwe cities

Celebration of 3rd International Day of Yoga is being held in Harare, Bulawayo, Mutare, Gweru, Kwekwe, Victoria Falls and Rusape cities of Zimbabwe; between June 10 to 25. Organized by Embassy of India, Harare; these celebrations are supported by “The Art of Living” (Bengaluru, India, headquartered organization) and “Brahma Kumaris” (“spiritual movement” headquartered in Mount […]

Zimbabwe Hindus to observe celebration involving women fasting & praying for husband

The Hindoo Society Harare (HSH) in Zimbabwe is organizing “Vad Savitri Poonam” on June eight, which its announcement describes as a day when “women hold a fast and pray for their husband’s safety”. It further elaborates the celebration as an occasion when “wives tie threads around a banyan tree and pray for the well-being of […]