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There are a number of large and influential Hindu communities in the UK today. As with a number of other faiths of the east and far east, Hinduism has a strong individualistic tradition of worship. However, Hindu communities are well established in many large cities, towns and increasingly villages in the UK where places of worship may be found. Where a Hindu community has become established then a place of worship for communal celebrations and festivals will have been developed. It is likely you will find in the main cities and towns that the Hindu communities have adapted buildings for use as a place of worship, but one or two traditional Mandirs have now been built in the UK and these are wonderful adaptations of Indian architecture.

Click on the boxes to the right to find a description of the main features of the Mandir and artifacts that can be found inside them. You will notice that we have included the home as a place of worship as it might be that some of your pupils are Hindu and have the facilities to invite small groups into their home to share or observe Puja (worship).

Click also to find out if there is a Mandir near you that will welcome a visit from you. Some examples of links to virtual tours are also available.

On the right are ways that can enable your trip to be a success, and means by which the learning outcomes of the students can be assessed.


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