Hinduism in Finland

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Hinduism is a very minor religious faith in Finland.

There are 5000[1] to 6000[2]Hindus are there in Finland majority comprises from India, Nepal and Sri Lanka. Finland acquired a significant Hindu population for the first time around the turn of the 21st century due to the recruitment of information technology workers from India by companies such as Nokia.[3]


Demographics[edit]

The population of Hindus in Finland from 2000 to 2015 ,according to the Statistics Finland:[4]

Year Population
2000 37
2005 66
2010 91
2011 98
2012 96
2013 127
2014 300
2015 324

However, according to an another estimate in 2011,there are 524 Hindus in Finland.[5]

Controversy[edit]

In 2009, Hindu leaders in Finland protested the inclusion of a photograph that "denigrates Hinduism" in an exhibit at the Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art.[6] The museum later removed the reference to Hinduism from the photograph.[7]

Hindu Groups in Finland[edit]

There is an International Society for Krishna Consciousness temple in Ruoholahti, Helsinki.[10]

Yoga of many varieties is flourishing. The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland, which claims over 80 per cent of native Finns as members, reports that yoga is practiced by tens of thousands.[8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.stat.fi/til/vaerak/2015/01/vaerak_2015_01_2016-09-23_tau_006_en.html
  2. ^ https://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/profiles/Finland/Religion/All-stats
  3. ^ http://www.nordiclabourjournal.org/i-fokus/in-focus-2010/theme-joint-nordic-drive-for-more-foreign-labour/finlands-welfare-system-appeals-to-indian-it-engineers%7CNordic[permanent dead link] Labour Journal: Finland's welfare system appeals to Indian IT engineers
  4. ^ https://www.stat.fi/til/vaerak/2015/01/vaerak_2015_01_2016-09-23_tau_006_en.html
  5. ^ https://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/profiles/Finland/Religion/All-stats
  6. ^ Finland Prime Minister office forwards for further action Hindus request of nude photo removal Archived 2012-05-27 at the Wayback Machine. American Chronicle.
  7. ^ Heeding agitated Hindus, Helsinki museum removes word “Hinduism” from nude man photo. PR Log.
  8. ^ a b "Yoga is HOT in Finland!". Thaindian News. Sampurn Wire. August 22, 2009. Retrieved 17 March 2014.
  9. ^ Anandakrpa Ac., Avtk. (Nov 2011). "Sunrise Kindergarten Finland". Gurukula Network. Ananda Marga Gurukula (33). Retrieved March 2014. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  10. ^ "Krishnaliike/ISKCON Suomessa". Uskonnot Suomessa -hanke (in Finnish). 15 May 2018. Retrieved 2018-06-24.

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