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The temple is unusual in having most of the major deities revered by the Hindu community in addition to Lakshmi Narayan, the main deities. This reflects the needs of the Hindu population in the UK, where temples have to serve all types of Hindus rather than just followers of a specific deity.
The Braford Mandir is a Hindu Temple on Leeds Road in Bradford. It is the oldest place of Hindu worship in West Yorkshire. The temple, which started out with just a handful of families, now attracts some 2000-3000 worshippers.
The temple is attached to a community centre which provides hot lunches for elderly people, religious education classes, cultural activities and mother tongue classes.
The purpose of this web site to provide information of the religious services, educational classes, events and festival celebrations that are held at Bradford Mandir along with a description of the various features of the mandir. We've also included a brief introduction to Hinduism.
When coming to the mandir everyone is required to take off their shoes before entering. Everyone is expected to be sitting down together on the carpeted floor in the prayer hall. The mandir provides the environment for people to meditate and reach out to God. During service the mandir encourages the devotees to participate by singing bhajans.
1. '£3m Hindu temple soon to take shape' Bradford Telegraph and Argus feature.
2. 'Faith creates a £3m Temple' Bradford Telegraph and Argus feature.
3. 'Prabhu Prana Pratistha', A book given to congregation at dedication ceremony of temple.
Hinduism is a religious tradition that originated in the Indian subcontinent. Hinduism is often referred to as Sanatana Dharma (सनातन धर्म) by its practitioners, a Sanskrit phrase meaning "the eternal law." Among its roots is the historical Vedic religion of Iron Age India.
Hinduism is often stated to be the "oldest religious tradition" or "oldest living major tradition." It is formed of diverse traditions and types and has no single founder.[ Hinduism is the world's third largest religion after Christianity and Islam, with approximately a billion adherents, of whom about 905 million live in India.[ Other countries with large Hindu populations include Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bali, Malaysia, Singapore, Mauritius, Fiji, Suriname, Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago, Canada, and the United States.
Hinduism's vast body of scriptures is divided into Sruti ("revealed") and Smriti ("remembered"). These scriptures discuss theology, philosophy and mythology, and provide information on the practice of dharma (religious living). Among these texts, the Vedas and the Upanishads are the foremost in authority, importance and antiquity. Other major scriptures include the Tantras, the Agama, the Puranas and the epicsMahabharata and Ramayana. The Bhagavad Gita, a treatise from the Mahabharata, spoken by Krishna, is sometimes called a summary of the spiritual teachings of the Vedas.