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Hinduism in the Czech Republic

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The "Om" symbol in Devanagari
The "Om" symbol in Devanagari

Hinduism is a minority faith in Czech Republic followed by 0.023% of the population.[1] Hindus are represented by the three community-Czech Hindu Religious Society, Hare Krishna Movement

"Hare Krishna Hare Krishna,Krishna Krishna Hare Hare,Hare Rama Hare Rama, Rama Rama Hare Hare"
"Hare Krishna Hare Krishna,
Krishna Krishna Hare Hare,
Hare Rama Hare Rama,
Rama Rama Hare Hare"

and Vishva Nirmala Dharma.[2]

Czech Hindu Religious Society

Hindu temple in Prague Zoo
Hindu temple in Prague Zoo

The Czech Hindu Religious Society (Česká hinduistická náboženská společnost) become a registered religious community in 2002.[2]

ISKCON in Czech Republic

Hare Krishna musicians at Prague, Czech
Hare Krishna musicians at Prague, Czech

Hare Krishna become an officially recognized religion in the Czech Republic in 2002.[3] It has four temples in Czech republic. There are 200 devout followers of Hare Krishna in Czech Republic.[4] The members of the Hare Krishna movement have been troubled by accusations of cult-like behavior.[5]

Vishva Nirmala Dharma

Vishva Nirmala Dharma, became a registered religious community in Czech republic in 2007.[2]

Demographics

The demographics of Hindus in Czech Republic:[1]

Hindu Community The number of Hindus as per 2001 census The number of Hindus as per 2011 census
Hare Krishna Movement 294 673
Vishva Nirmala Dharma not included 1098
Czech Hindu Religious Society not included 427
Other forms 767 210
Total 1061 2408

See also

References

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