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Schweizerischer Dachverband for Hinduism SDH
Swiss Federation for Hinduism
Swiss Federation for India
Swiss Federation for Hinduism
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About us

As an organised religious community, the Swiss Federation for Hinduism in Switzerland was founded in Winterthur in 2017. Although Hinduism is one of the oldest world religions with more than 1 billion followers worldwide, it was not "officially" represented at all before.  Today's collective term "Hinduism" stands for all the various currents and traditions that have originated on the Indian subcontinent over the past three to five thousand years. We Hindus ourselves describe our religion as "Sanatana Dharma", which means "eternal law" or "eternal order". Hinduism is enormously diverse in terms of the beliefs, theology practices and lifestyles of its various traditions. This is also true of Hinduism and Hindus in Switzerland.

 

Because of this religious and cultural diversity, the need for an umbrella organisation for Hinduism became necessary. In a meeting of about 50 founding members, including a dozen representatives of Hindu temples and communities, the "Swiss Federation of Hinduism SDH" was launched. The SDH has now become an umbrella for about 60,000 Hindus from different communities, groupings, traditions, temples and countries or nationalities. We are also embedded internationally: We are a member of the Hindu Forum of Europe HFE and represents Hinduism, for example, at the Vatican's "Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue".

We would like to become a very active member of the interreligious and intercultural scene in Switzerland. In this way we can contribute to peace and prosperity in Swiss society.

OM SHANTI OM

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News & Events

  • Mantra - Meditation - Music
    Mantra - Meditation - Music
    Multiple Dates
    Sat, Jun 01
    Divine Light Zentrum, Lecture Hall
    Jun 01, 2024, 3:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Divine Light Zentrum, Lecture Hall, Anton-Graff-Strasse 75, 8400 Winterthur, Switzerland
    Experience Kirtan Embark on an inner journey through the power of music and draw from a source of timeless Vedic wisdom that will enrich your life. No registration is required.
  • Sri Srinivasa (Balaji) Kalyanam
    Sri Srinivasa (Balaji) Kalyanam
    Sat, Mar 23
    Omkarananda Ashram, Vortragssaal
    Mar 23, 2024, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Omkarananda Ashram, Vortragssaal, Anton-Graff-Strasse 75, 8400 Winterthur, Schweiz
    in the presence of Sri Yogeendra Bhat, Sri Krishna Vrindavan (USA) No registration is required.
  • Week of Religions 2023
    Week of Religions 2023
    Sat, Nov 11
    Temple of the Omkarananda Ashram
    Nov 11, 2023, 5:15 PM – 6:30 PM GMT+1
    Temple of the Omkarananda Ashram, Anton-Graff-Strasse 41, 8400 Winterthur, Switzerland
    Recitations, mantras, sacred syllables - a 4000-year-old Hindu tradition
  • Diwali Konzert 2023
    Diwali Konzert 2023
    Sun, Nov 05
    Winterthur
    Nov 05, 2023, 2:45 PM – 6:45 PM GMT+1
    Winterthur, Omkarananda Ashram, Vortragssaal, Anton-Graff-Strasse 75, 8400 Winterthur, Switzerland
    Celebrate Divali with us and immerse yourself in a concert of traditional Hindustani and Carnatic music performed by well-known local artists.
  • Weltfriedenskongress
    Weltfriedenskongress
    Sat, Sep 30
    DLZ Forschungsinstitut
    Sep 30, 2023, 8:50 AM – 6:00 PM
    DLZ Forschungsinstitut, Anton-Graff-Strasse 75, 8400 Winterthur, Schweiz
    8. Schweizer Symposium für WISSENSCHAFT UND SPIRITUELLE SUCHE Synthese von Wissenschaft, Spiritualität, Kunst und Kultur für den Weltfrieden.
  • Mother's Day Beneficiary Concert
    Mother's Day Beneficiary Concert
    Sun, May 14
    Omkarananda Ashram, lecture hall
    May 14, 2023, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Omkarananda Ashram, lecture hall, Anton-Graff-Strasse 75, 8400 Winterthur, Schweiz
    Sarvamangala Society and Swiss Federation for Hinduism (SDH) present you to the Sarvamangala Girls Project, which currently provides comprehensive educational support to 89 girls in India, Nepal and Bali.
  • Mahaveer Jayanti Celebration
    Mahaveer Jayanti Celebration
    Sat, Apr 15
    Temple of Omkarananda Ashram
    Apr 15, 2023, 9:45 AM – 2:00 PM
    Temple of Omkarananda Ashram, Anton-Graff-Strasse 41, 8400 Winterthur, Switzerland
    In collaboration with Omkarananda Ashram and Swiss Federation for Hinduism SDH, we heartily invite you to join the Mahaveer Jayanti Celebration on Saturday, 15th April 2023.
  • Maha Shivaratri
    Maha Shivaratri
    Sat, Feb 18
    Temple of Omkarananda Ashram
    Feb 18, 2023, 6:00 PM – Feb 19, 2023, 12:30 AM
    Temple of Omkarananda Ashram, Anton-Graff-Strasse 41, 8400 Winterthur, Schweiz
    Maha-Shivaratri Celebration, Puja and Abhishekha Rudri-Parayana from 6 p.m. to midnight.
  • Woche der Religionen 2022
    Woche der Religionen 2022
    Sat, Nov 05
    Winterthur
    Nov 05, 2022, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM GMT+1
    Winterthur, Anton-Graff-Strasse 41, 8400 Winterthur, Switzerland
    The Swiss Federation for Hinduism invites you to a guided tour through the temple of the Omkarananda Ashram.
  • Deepavali Concert 2022
    Deepavali Concert 2022
    Sun, Oct 30
    Winterthur
    Oct 30, 2022, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM GMT+1
    Winterthur, Omkarananda Ashram, Event Hall, Anton-Graff-Strasse 75, 8400 Winterthur, Switzerland
    Celebrate with us Divali with an evening of Classical music featuring some of the best-known local artists.
  • Navaratri 2022
    Navaratri 2022
    Mon, Sep 26
    Temple of Omkarananda Ashram
    Sep 26, 2022, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Temple of Omkarananda Ashram, Anton-Graff-Strasse 41, 8400 Winterthur, Switzerland
    We begin the 9-day festival of worshipping the Divine Mother DURGA with a puja and the Chandi-Havana (fire ceremony).
  • Fri, Nov 05
    Winterthur
    Nov 05, 2021, 4:00 PM GMT+1 – Nov 06, 2021, 5:30 PM GMT+1
    Winterthur, Anton-Graff-Strasse 41, 8400 Winterthur, Switzerland
    Small description can be added here
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