Shri Venkateswara Balaji Temple, Birmingham, UK

Shri Venkateswara Balaji Temple in Birmingham was founded to create a sanctuary for prayer & meditation to Lord Venkateswara (Lord of the heaven) and to establish a Hindu spiritual centre in this part of the country to fill the vast gap in the spiritual life amongst a large section of the community. The inspiration was […]

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International Society for Krishna Consciousness

In 2003, ISKCON launched New Gokul, Britain’s only centre for the protection of cows and working oxen. The brutal slaughter of 3.38 million cows and bulls every year prompted the temple to commit 60 acres of its land as pasture for their protection. The N Sethia Foundation champions the prevention of all animal cruelty, and […]

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Bharat Nivas, Auroville, Pondicherry, India

The town of Auroville started in concept form with a charter in February 1968.  Its purpose was to realise human unity.  The charter depicts a society living together in harmony.  There is no owner and all residents must be willing to live as servitors of the divine consciousness.  It is a place of unending education, […]

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Jain Vishva Bharati London

Jain Vishva Bharati, London envisions a violence-free society in mind, communication and action that inspires the world towards sheer peace. The mission of JVB is to empower individuals and society to practice Ahimsa (non-violence), Sanyam (moderation) and Anekant (divergent perspectives).  It endeavours to create an environment of unity and harmony, leading to spiritual uplift and enlightenment. For […]

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Hindu Cultural Society of Bradford

Bradford is the oldest place of Hindu worship in West Yorkshire. Initially starting out with only a handful of families, the temple on the Leeds Road now attracts some two to three thousand worshippers. The temple is attached to a community centre providing hot lunches for elderly people, cultural activities, yoga, religious education and language […]

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Balaji Temple in Salasar, India

Salasar Balaji, otherwise known as Salasar Dham is dedicated to Lord Hanuman and it is located in the Salasar town on the Jaipur-Bikaner highway. This is a large complex and the thousands of people visit everyday but did not have a place to sit in peace at a distance to pray. With the initiative of […]

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Jain Dadabari at Jaipur, India

Jainism is one of the most compassionate religions in the world. It endorses the sanctity of all living creatures. In fact, ahimsa or non-violence is one of its fundamental principles. A principle that Mahatma Gandhi held dear to his heart and one that helped India gain independence from the British Raj. The Nirmal Sethia Charitable Trust […]

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