Since Hungarian people are mainly Christian, Hindu temples are not easy to find. Yet I’m interested to learn about other cultures, so I keep looking.
Hinduism originates from India and it is the oldest religion on Earth. It includes practices like meditation, recitations and annual festivals. Hindu believers have to live their lives with patience, honesty, self-restraint and must avoid hurting living beings. Their religious books are Bhagavad Gita and the Vedas.
There is a little village called Balástya not far from Szeged, where you can find Nandafalva Hindu Temple. Its Sanctuary Park can be visited any time, but you have to book an appointment to see the temple from inside. In addition, they organise programs, the next will be the International Youth Gathering this summer.
Neohinduism, also called as Krishna Faith has a community in Somogyvámos. The interesting thing is, they use solar cells instead of electricity, get water from their fountains and provide food for themselves which makes them the biggest eco community in Hungary.