Hindu temples in Hong Kong
Hong Kong is the home of many peoples from many different nationalities and representing many different religions. As Hong Kong is primarily a place that people come to live in and do business, over the years the different faiths have managed to establish themselves here, building places of worship and establishing organizations to help members of their religion settle into Hong Kong life.
The people of Hong Kong enjoy the religious freedom. Hong Kong’s Hindus support 8 temples, a good number for only 12,000 devotees, but well within the resources of the wealthy community.
Some of the famous Hindu temples in Hong Kong are:
Sai Baba temple in TST
ISKCON temple in Chatham Road
Happy Valley temple
Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba Center in Hong Kong
CHINMAYA SEVA ASHRAM
Nepalese Hindu Temple
Sri Tal Wal Swami Mandir
Happy Valley Hindu Temple:
The Happy valley Hindu temple is located near HK Sanatorium Hospital, 1-B Wong Nai Chung Road, Hong Kong IslandThe oldest shrine in Hong Kong is the Happy Valley Temple, founded in 1952. Happy Valley Hindu temple is a modern three-story building. The temple sanctum on the top floor was constructed in a north Indian style.
The religious and social activities of Hong Kong’s 15,000-strong Hindu community are centred at the Hindu Temple in Happy Valley. The Hindu Association of Hong Kong is responsible for the upkeep of the temple, which is also used for meditation periods, spiritual lectures, yoga classes and other community activities.Naming, engagement and marriage ceremonies are performed at the temple according to Hindu rites. The temple is run by the 500-member Hindu Association of Hong Kong under the chairmanship of K. Sital.
Kowloon Hindu Mandir Temple located Carnavon Mansion, Carnavon Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon.
Nepalese Hindu Temple is within a barrack for the Gurkha regiments. Located in the Burma Lines in the Fanling area. The Nepalese Hindu temple is in the shape of the lotus flower which has a significant importance in Hinduism. Due to this shape, you can find many sharp edges of the roof rising from the floor level to all way to the top inside the temple.
ISKCON Temple is located at Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong. The temple is located right in the center of Hong Kong’s busy Tsim Sha Tsui business district. The ISKCON temple is housed in a 3,000 square-foot apartment, on the 6th floor of a residential and commercial building. The Hong Kong temple, although small, is always busy, and worth visiting at any time.
ISKCON collaborated with The Chinese University of Hong Kong to establish a first-of-its-kind Professorship in Indian Religions and Culture.