Hinduism in Germany

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From the 1950s, Indian Hindus were migrating to Germany. Since the 1970s, Tamils from Sri Lanka arrived as asylum seekers to Germany (Most of them were Hindus). Due to Civil war in Afghan during the 1980s, refugees came to Germany. Of them, minority people were Hindus. In 2000, there were 90,000 Hindus in Germany.[1] In 2007, there were 6,000 Hindus in Berlin.[2] In 2009, around 5,000 Hindus lived in Lower Saxony.[3]

According to the statistics of REMID,[4] in 2011 there were an estimated 120,000 Hindus in Germany. About 42,000–45,000 are Sri Lankan Tamils; 35,000–40,000 are Indian; 7,500+ are Whites and others; and some 7,000 - 10,000 are Afghan Hindus. The first Hare Krishna temple in Germany was built 1970 in Hamburg. There are several hundreds of Balinese Hindus living in Germany, with the major temple located in Hamburg.[5][6]

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  1. ^ Martin Baumann (April 2001). "Disputed Space for Beloved Goddesses". Martin Baumann(2001 International Conference at LSE). Retrieved 24 July 2012. 
  2. ^ "Construction Starts on Berlin's First Hindu Temple". Spiegel Online. Germany. 11 February 2007. 
  3. ^ "A New Hindu Temple for Germany". Spiegel Online. Germany. 23 March 2009. 
  4. ^ http://remid.de/index.php?text=info_zahlen_grafik
  5. ^ http://balinesehome.blogspot.in/2008/09/first-temple-in-hamburg-germany.html
  6. ^ http://blog.baliwww.com/religion/1751

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