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Hinduism in Panama

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Hinduism in Panama is a minority religion. There are about 10,000[1]-14,000[2] Hindus in Panama.

History

The Hindus initially arrived by way of the British colonies of Guyana and Trinidad-Tobago, first came as canal workers between 1904 and 1913. Most of the Hindus trace their roots back to the states of Gujarat and Sindh, in India and Pakistan respectively.[3]

Hindu Associations and Organisations

The main association of Hindus in Panama are the Panamanian Hindu Civic Association, the Krishna Radha Temple Society, the Hindustani Society of Panama (Templo Hindu de Tumba Muerto), the Hindustani Society of Colón. The International Society for Krishna Consciousness, International Sri Sathya Sai Baba Organization, and International Society of Transcendental Meditation are also present in Panama.[4]

Panama Hindu Temple

Panama Hindu Temple is the only Hindu Temple in Panama, and stands on top of a hill in Tumba Muerto.[5]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Panama". state.gov. Retrieved 2018-09-21.
  2. ^ "A Tale Of Two Temples In Panama City". liveandinvestoverseas.com. Retrieved 2018-09-21.
  3. ^ http://www.prolades.com/encyclopedia/countries/english/panama_religion_2009.pdf
  4. ^ http://www.prolades.com/encyclopedia/countries/english/panama_religion_2009.pdf
  5. ^ "A Visit to a Hindu Temple in Panama – Lingua Franca". epiac1216.wordpress.com. Retrieved 2018-09-21.
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