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A selection of past, current and future events.  If you are holding an event that you would like us to publish here, please email on comments@hindumatterinbritain.co.uk, with the following details.

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Diwali 2023 celebrated at the EP with MEPs Morten Løkkegaard and Maxette Pirbakas

On Wednesday 25 October, the Diwali festival was celebrated at the European Union Parliament in Brussels (Belgium). The festival will take place this year on 12 November, but due to Parliament’s own agenda and to allow the largest number of representatives of Hinduism in Europe to attend, it was held two weeks in advance, as reported by La Verdad de Ceuta.

The event was organised by the Hindu Forum of Europe (HFE) in collaboration with the Palan Foundation and the Phi Foundation. Diwali, also known as the festival of lights, has been celebrated in the European Parliament since 2015.

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A Victoria Cross to a Sikh Soldier

The son of the Sikh soldier Naik Gian Singh who died in 1996, was awarded the highest award for gallantry from King George VI in October 1945 for his part in the Burma campaign was left “in tears” when he found out his father’s World War Two medal is worth an incredible £250,000

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Raksha Bandhan: An Overview

Raksha Bandhan is derived from two words: "Raksha" meaning protection and "Bandhan" denoting a bond. In Sanskrit, this translates to "a bond of protection."

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raksha Bandhan

Although it has gained popularity among the Indian diaspora around the world, Raksha Bandhan is a traditional Hindu holiday that is predominantly observed in India and Nepal. According to the Hindu lunar calendar, the event is normally celebrated on the day of the full moon in the month of Shravana, which often falls in August.

"Raksha Bandhan" means "the tie of protection" or "the bond of protection" in Sanskrit. It honours the unique connection between brothers and sisters. The words "Raksha" and "Bandhan" both denote protection and binding, respectively. This is a very precise allusion to the festival's central custom, in which sisters bind their brothers with rakhis, ornamental bracelets made typically of thread.

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A Tribute to Pramukh Swami Maharaj

His Holiness Pramukh Swami Maharaj (1921-2016) was the fifth spiritual successor of Bhagwan Swaminarayan and the inspirer of millions. He dedicated his life to selflessly serving others for the greater good of humanity, travelling across the world as an ambassador of love, peace, harmony, righteousness and faith. Pramukh Swami Maharaj was loved and respected as one of the great spiritual leaders of our time, who taught and embodied the timeless, universal wisdom: “In the joy of others lies our own.

Pramukh Swami Maharaj Centenary Festival NAGAR INTRODUCTION

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British Indians protest outside Pakistan High Commission on 26/11 anniversary

The Indian diaspora in Britain protested outside Pakistan High Commission in London on 26/11 anniversary. Protesters shouted slogans against Pakistan over the cross-border terrorism emanating from the country. They said Pakistan is not only responsible for 26/11 but numerous other terror attacks across the world. On 26 November 2008, 10 terrorists belonging to the Lashkar-E-Taiba terror group killed 166 people in Mumbai. 9 terrorists were killed by security forces, while one attacker Kasab was sentenced to death

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Interfaith Remembrance Assembly to Mark the Armistice Centenary

A special interfaith assembly to pay tribute to soldiers from India and the Commonwealth who served during the First World War was held at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London, on Friday 16 November 2018 in the presence of over a thousand dignitaries, members of the armed forces, community leaders, faith representatives, and members of the wider community.

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INVITATION: London Mandir 25th Anniversary Celebrations, UK & Europe

In August 1995, His Holiness Pramukh Swami Maharaj inaugurated BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London, creating history – it was the first traditional Hindu mandir of its kind in the western hemisphere – and crafting the future for thousands of worshippers and well-wishers.

Affectionately known as ‘London Mandir’ and ‘Neasden Temple’, this mandir continues to serve today as a place of devotion and learning, an internationally acclaimed architectural marvel, and a sanctuary of peace, harmony and community service.

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of this inspiring creation, a series of enlightening programmes has been planned for everyone to enjoy and share.

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OneJAIN Paryushan Das Lakshan 2020 Global Launch 15th August

The 32 UK Jain Organisations, who are united under the ‘OneJAIN’ banner, are to launch this year’s Paryushan and Das Lakshan programme with an online event featuring major political leaders, prominent Jain spiritual leaders, and other faith leaders. from the Vatican and India.

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Breathing techniques and mudras for well-being

Kamu has been practicing Yoga for the last 15 years on and off. She became an instructor about 8 years back. Kamu runs her own business in UK, a Tour operator company called Golden Tours and she an Accountant by profession. Yoga is her passion and she wants to give all she can to the participants. Kamu has been teaching yoga in a very authentic way and also specialize in Breathing, Asanas, Chakras, and Mudras. Mudras are done with the fingertips of both hands and brings amazing results in the very acute disease and small ailments. Some mudras can bring results within minutes and some take a bit longer. They are good for participants who are not very flexible or mobile due to their illness or inflexibility or because they had an operation or surgery. Mudras can be done any time, some of course have special times but generally can be done at all times. And you don’t have to wait for three hours after the meals!!!

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Ādhyātmik Sthiti: Spiritual Equilibrium

What does spiritual equilibrium look like in practice? Join us in this week’s special sabha as we take a deeper look through a series of videos and short presentations into the inspiring lives of our sadguru santos who have reached the peaks of spirituality through the samagam and rajipo of the Satpurush.

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Hindu Matters In Britain  in colaboration with Healing Our Earth

We are pleased to be able to advise you that there is a FREE online summit on the above very important subject that will be broadcast LIVE to Global audiences on : 





The guest list and the programme details can be found on https://healingourearth.com/covid-19 . The session between Lord Jitesh Gadhia and Dr Bharat Pankhania at 3pm  is particularly relevant. They are happy to receive questions, (Click Here), from the community which they can address during their session.

May I request you to advise your community of this summit and the initiative ? 

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