Hindu Matters In Britain - For British Hindus

Raksha Bandhan - HMB Initiative

Raksha Bandhan symbolizes the mutual respect and duties shared between siblings, irrespective of biological relation. Celebrated on the full moon day of Shravana, the 5th month in the Hindu lunar calendar, sisters tie a Rakhi on their brothers' wrists, wishing them prosperity and longevity. Brothers, in return, pledge their lifelong support. Such ties can also be observed between individuals who share a deep bond of mutual respect.

Hindus:- The Everlasting Impact of Hindus and Hinduism on World Civilisation

Throughout history, Hinduism has been more than just a religion; it has been a way of life, a philosophy, and a cultural beacon that has illuminated the world with its profound wisdom and timeless teachings. From ancient scriptures to modern innovations, Hindus and Hinduism have made significant positive contributions to the world, shaping both the spiritual and material realms. Let us explore some of these enduring contributions that continue to enrich humanity.

Read more

Celebrating Holi: Embracing Diversity and Unity in Today’s World

In a world marked by diversity, where cultures and traditions intertwine, the Hindu festival of Holi stands as a beacon of joy, color, and unity. Originating in the Indian subcontinent, Holi transcends geographical boundaries to become a global celebration of harmony and togetherness. As we delve into the significance of Holi in contemporary times, we uncover its timeless relevance and the profound message it carries for humanity.

Read more

The Relevance of Raksha Bandhan in Today's World

One of the foremost aspects that render Raksha Bandhan relevant today is its emphasis on family bonds and the importance of nurturing relationships. In an era marked by technological advancements and social media, where virtual connections often overshadow real-life interactions, festivals like Raksha Bandhan serve as reminders to cherish and strengthen familial ties. It provides an opportunity for siblings to come together, reminisce about shared memories, and reaffirm their love and support for each other, fostering a sense of belonging and unity within the family unit.

Read more

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

Read more

Raksha Bandhan '23 at Westminster Council

HMB, in a proud collaboration with Brahma Kumaris and the Hindu Forum of Europe, was given the esteemed opportunity to lead a presentation and Rakhi tying ceremony at Westminster Council on the 7th of August.

Read more


Raksha Bandhan is a traditional Hindu festival celebrated primarily in India and Nepal, though it has also become popular among the global Indian diaspora. The festival is usually observed in the month of Shravana (which typically falls in August), on the full moon day according to the Hindu lunar calendar.

Read more

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." The festival serves as a representation of the enduring bond shared between siblings, not limited solely to biological connections. More than just a celebration of sibling relationships, the Rakhi thread, tied during the festival, symbolizes a deep mutual respect and bond. It's now widely celebrated among those who have a strong bond of friendship, going beyond blood relations.

Read more

Keep in touch

Latest News