A Hindu Temple in Bangalore

A Hindu Temple in Bangalore


Buildings for Worship

A Hindu temple is a site for personal devotion rather than a place where many worshippers gather for services. Temples will have an enthroned statue of the god or goddess to whom the place is dedicated, and often of the patron’s consort and other deities too. Worshippers offer gifts of food, fire and water as they make their devotions. Rivers are also considered sacred; many Hindus go on pilgrimage to the Ganges. There are five Hindu temples in Wales, including two in Cardiff.

For Hindu congregations in the Faith Wales area, click here.


The Chaplaincy to the University of Glamorgan provides the following information from its own researchers. Each page has been checked by the chaplaincy advisor from the relevant faith group. Within every major religion, there are differences of opinion between leaders, and between leaders and followers. We only aim to provide an overview.