Hinduism in Brunei

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Almost the entire Hindu community in Brunei is made up of people of Indian origin. The approximate size is a few thousands. There are two Hindu temples in Brunei. According to the 2001 census, 124 of the Hindus are citizens and another 91 are permanent residents. The rest are non-citizens. IRF 2006 Report

Hinduism is practised by a minority of ethnic Tamils[1] ,which comprises mainly doctors ,engineers working in Brunei and others working in the education sector, both at school and university or college level as professors and teachers as well as research personnel.[2] There are many Indian doctors and engineers working in Brunei and there are others working in the education sector, both at school and university or college level as professors and teachers as well as research personnel.


Gorkha Hindus[edit]

There is a Nepalese community in Seria in Brunei, made up of members of the British Army 's Brigade of Gurkhas.Historically ,they have contributed in ensuring Brunei’s autonomy[3][4]

Brunei Hindu Welfare Board[edit]

Brunei's Hindu Welfare Board is a 50 year old Hindu religious organisation with approximately 3000 members and there are two small Hindu temples in the country.[5][6]

Hindu Temple[edit]

Though there are two hindu temples,only one is officially regiatered under Brunei's government[7].The temple is located on the territory of the Gurkha Regiments in Seria, Brunei. This Hindu temple is visited for prayer by the local Sikh and Buddhist communities.[8][9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Orr, Tamra (2009-01-01). Brunei. Marshall Cavendish. ISBN 9780761431213.
  2. ^ "India sees prospects for work in Brunei's education sector Archived 2012-01-02 at the Wayback Machine.", The Brunei Times, 12 October 2011.
  3. ^ http://www.atimes.com/article/how-gurkha-rifles-contributed-to-brunei-half-a-century-ago/
  4. ^ https://www.gov.uk/government/news/his-majesty-visits-the-first-battalion-the-royal-gurkha-rifles-at-tuker-lines-seria
  5. ^ "Religious Life and Institutions in Brunei", ISIM Newsletter, 27 September 2010.
  6. ^ https://borneobulletin.com.bn/bsbia-hosts-cultural-gathering-mark-indian-independence-day/
  7. ^ https://www.state.gov/documents/organization/208428.pdf
  8. ^ https://m.facebook.com/VaidikaSanatanaDharma/posts/354111354737730
  9. ^ https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seria,_Belait