- Here are the list of 7 best Hindu temples in Germany.
Heidelberg's Iskcon Temple
- The International Society for Krishna Consciousness is committed to spreading devotion to the Hindu deity Krishna in all corners of the globe. The Bhakti-Yoga-Center (also known as the Hare-Krishna-Temple) in Heidelberg has been open for worship for over two decades. The temple’s humble architecture belies the depth of its religious teachings, ceremonies, and celebrations, which draw visitors from all walks of life.
Berlin's Sri Ganesha Hindu Temple
- In Berlin, one can worship one of the most well-known Hindu gods, Lord Ganesha, at the Sri Ganesha Hindu Temple. Even though he is most revered in India, his following extends to Sri Lanka, Nepal, and Thailand. Hundreds of devotees visit Berlin’s Sri Ganesha Temple each day to pray to the God of good fortune and the remover of obstacles.
Located in the heart of Hannover is the Sri Muthu Mariamman Temple.
- At the Sri Muthu Mariamman, the Hannover Tamil Hindu Cultural Association oversees the care of the largest temple in Northern Germany. Muthumariamman, the South Indian goddess of health and rain, is a manifestation of Parvati, the supreme deity in Hinduism, and her shrine is housed in this magnificent three-story temple. Ganesha, Navagraha (the personification of the nine planets), and Murugan are the other deities whose idols can be found in this temple alongside Muthumariamman. These Indian-made statues were shipped over especially.
Frankfurt's Sri Nagapoosani Ambal Temple
- Shri Nagapoosani Ambal, a Hindu goddess, is honored at this Frankfurt shrine by worshipers who drape a snake (Naga in Sanskrit) around their necks in homage to the serpent’s symbolic significance. Legend has it that she can shield her followers from harm, bestow riches upon them, and give offspring to childless couples. Devotees come from around the city to participate in the daily rituals and annual festivals.
Afghanistan Hindus' Community in Germany's Cologne
- Several Hindu families from Afghanistan settled in Cologne over 25 years ago, and with the help of the local government, they were able to build a temple. The temple has expanded in size and membership over the years, and its doors remain open to people of all faiths and none. The temple is bright and elaborate like any other Hindu temple in India. Many attend a weekly Sunday service of prayer that isn’t focused on a particular religion or deity. There are other days of the week dedicated to praying for specific gods.
Located near Hamburg, Shri Hindu Mandir
- In the middle of Hamburg, in a relatively nondescript building, stands the Sri Hindu Mandir. Nonetheless, once you set foot inside, you will be taken aback. The temple’s interior is a sight of large, elaborate, and meticulously kept. Regular visitors appreciate the quiet, the lessons, and the sincerity of the priests who perform the rites and celebrate the holidays here. This temple is dedicated to the worshipping of several gods.
Temple of Sri Kamadchi Amman, Hamm
- The Sri Kamadchi Ampal Tempel in Hamm, founded by Tamils fleeing civil strife in Sri Lanka and now the largest Hindu temple in Germany and the second largest in Europe, had humble beginnings in a basement. The Kanchi Kamakshi Temple inspired the temple in India, and it features several elaborate sculptures carved by Indian artists who were flown in specifically for the project. Among the more than two hundred other idols of various goddesses housed inside is one dedicated to the goddess Kamakshi. Numerous religious celebrations and ceremonies, including Hindu weddings, occur in the temple.
- According to 2011 estimates, fewer than one percent of Germany’s population is Hindu. Hindus who have made Germany their permanent home have, over the years, constructed temples all over the country, enriching the country’s religious and cultural landscape.