about-us

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Bharat Hindu Samaj was established back in 1974 soon after the arrival of Ugandan Asians in 1972 to UK & Peterborough. At first the meetings happened in individual members’ homes, then at various venues in the city until we came to Rock Road in 1986. It was a derelict school building, generously given to us by the then Cambridgeshire County Council, which was renovated with the £ 80 K from Urban Aid Grant over a two year period. The Hindu Community has grown quite a lot from its early days from initial 30 families to more than 350 families. The Hindu temple situated in our centre is the only one in the city and surrounding area, providing the religious, social & cultural needs of all Hindus from Indian sub-continent settled in Peterborough & around. Initially worshipped to framed photos of the deities, Murti Prathistha was carried out on 12/13 August 1995 by Shri Satyamitranandji Giriji Maharaj.

We welcome the visits from the schools in the area and from various statutory & voluntary organisations for educational purpose.

We take enormous pride of the fact that until today the organisation has been running on a totally voluntary basis, only employee being our Poojari ( Priest ) to the temple. We celebrate number of main festivals in the Hindu calendar, plus help to organise individual members’ private religious & social events. Our finances are mostly dependent on the donations by the members.

Our regular activities include Lunch Clubs for seniors on Mondays & Tuesdays, Balgokulam for children of 5 – 12 years of age, Gujerati Language Classes. We are soon going to start Hindi Language Classes too. Number of our members of both genders use our main hall for badminton on regular basis.

We have two daily services ( aartis ) one in the morning and another in the evening.

All are welcome to our centre.