Hinduism in Ghana

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Hinduism in Ghana was first introduced by Sindhi settlers who migrated to Ghana after India was divided in 1947.[1][2] It was spread to Ghana actively by [Ghana's Hindu Monastery] headed by Swami Ghananand Saraswati[1] and the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON).


In 2009, of the 12,500 Hindus in Ghana, 10,000 are indigenous Africans. Swami Ghananand Saraswati has set up five temples in Ghana which have been the cornerstone of the African Hindu Monastery (AHM). The Indian community in Ghana participates in the AHM, but also has its own temples (most for the Sindhi community).[3] ISKCON also has a fairly large presence in the nation, as do śishya (disciples) of Sathya Sai Baba.[4] Hinduism is the fastest growing religion in Ghana.[1]


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