Hinduism in Northern Ireland

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Historical Population of Hindus
Year Pop. ±%
2001 825 —    
2011 2,382 +188.7%
Census data on the number of Hindus in Northern Ireland began in 2001.

For an article on Hinduism specifically in the country of Ireland, see Hinduism in the Republic of Ireland

Hinduism is the fastest growing religion in Northern Ireland with over 2400 Hindus (up from 825 in 2001, a 188% increase) in the country, making up 0.13%(up from 0.05% in the 2001 census).[1] There are currently 3 Mandirs in Belfast alone: Radha-Krishna Temple in Malone Road, Laxmi-Narayan Mandir in Clifton Street and Radha Madhava Mandir (ISKCON) in Upper Dunmurry Lane.[2] There is also a Hare Krishna Centre on Inish Rath Island that was established in 1985.[3]

Hindus in Northern Ireland
Year Percent Increase
2001 0.05% -
2011 0.13% +0.08%

Hindu temples[edit]

List of Hindu temples in Northern Ireland


  • Laxmi-Narayan Mandir, Clifton Street, Carlisle Circus, Belfast[4]
  • Radha-Krishna Temple, 9 Malone Road, Belfast BT9 6RY[5]
  • Sri Sri Radha – Madhava Belfast Temple (ISKCON), 140 Upper Dunmurry Lane, Brooklands Grange, Belfast BT17 OHE[6]


Temples in Fermanagh:

  • Sri Sri Radha Govinda Govindadwipa Temple Inisrath Island (ISKCON), Lake Island of Inis Rath, Lisnaskea, BT92 2GN[7]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Programme 1 - Indian Community bbc.c.uk, accessed 10 January 2009
  2. ^ Mandirs in Northern Ireland National Hindu Students Forum, accessed 10 January 2009
  3. ^ The Hare Krishna Centre culturenorthernireland.org, accessed 10 January 2009
  4. ^ http://iccbelfast.com/aboutus.php
  5. ^ http://www.hinducounciluk.org/affiliates
  6. ^ ISKCON Belfast Retrieved 2012-02-21.
  7. ^ Govindadwipa Temple Retrieved 2012-02-21.