The Hindu Forum Luxembourg (HFL) opened the doors to its new centre at 219 Rue de Beggen in June.Beggen district of Luxembourg.
The “inaugural pooja” conducted by purohits from nearby countries; included Ganapthi-Lakshmi-Dhanvanthri-Navagraha homams, aarti, etc. It plans to have “Diya/ Deepam” lighting rituals daily with devotional songs, reports suggest.
The HFL was created by 21 members of the Hindu community in Luxembourg from India, Nepal, Mauritius and Sri Lanka last September, and the centre hopes to welcome new European members in the Grand Duchy and the Greater Region.
“Hinduism is more a way of life with a long history, than a religion by itself,” said Ambi Venkataraman, one of the founding members.
He added: “The Hindu Forum Luxembourg will keep its doors open to all those in the community who believe in Hinduism and respect other religions.”
It has been launched by Hindu Forum Luxembourg (HFL) which has 21 founder-trustees and whose Objectives include “Honoring the Hindu Heritage” and Values include “Live and Let Live”. It wants to serve the Hindu Community with a place of worship, community center, library, museum, knowledge sharing, community building; and would likely organize Hindu talks, festivals, retreats, rituals, etc. M.D.Venkataraman, Devindranathsing Hurpaul and Hari Bahadur Khatri are President, Senior Vice President and Vice President respectively; reports indicate.
Meanwhile, distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, commended efforts of Center leaders and area community towards realizing this worship-gathering place for Hindus.
Rajan Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, further said that it was important to pass on Hindu spirituality, concepts and traditions to coming generations amidst so many distractions in the consumerist society and hoped that this Center would help in this direction. Zed stressed that instead of running after materialism; we should focus on inner search and realization of Self and work towards achieving moksh (liberation), which was the goal of Hinduism.
Besides worship space, this Center plans to celebrate religious festivals, organize religious classes, host yoga-dance-music instruction, etc.; reports add.