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Hinduism in Ukraine

Hindus in Lviv, Ukraine

Hinduism is a minority religion in Ukraine.

Hinduism is represented mainly by ISKCON and Brahma Kumaris.


  • History of ISKCON in Ukraine 1
  • ISKCON in Ukraine 2
  • ISKCON Centres in Ukraine 3
  • Transcendental Meditation 4
  • Yoga in Ukraine 5
  • Brahma Kumaris in Ukraine 6
  • Tantra Sangha 7
  • External links 8

History of ISKCON in Ukraine

In 1988—Soviet Hare Krishnas protest persecutions.

After early 1980s visits by H.G. Krishna Ksetra Prabhu Kenneth R. Valpey, starting from 1998 H.H. Prabhavisnu Swami and H.H. Niranjana Swami became the first visiting Sannyasis.

ISKCON started Legally printing books 1990. First Ukrainian-language books were translated by Vyasadeva dasa and Jambavati dasi in 1990-1991.

In 1991—First legal harinamas in central Kiev.

Organized Odessa festival which attracted about 1,500 devotees.

ISKCON in Ukraine

ISKCON was registered in Ukraine in 1990 during then Soviet regime.

As of January 1, 2006, twenty-nine Krishna Consciousness communities were registered IRF 2006

It has more than 30 charitable missions (e.g., “Meal for Life”) and has begun construction of a school. Iskcon has 60 teaching centres and 15 Krishna temples. It is estimated that ISKCON in Ukraine has 450 students, 8,000 active adherents, more than 300 clergy, and nearly 40,000 adherents.

ISKCON Centres in Ukraine

Centre 1- ISKCON, Chernigov,Ukraine

Centre 2- ISKCON,Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine

Centre 3- ISKCON, Kijev, Ukraine

Centre 4- ISKCON, Lvov, Ukraine

Centre 5- ISKCON, Nikolayev, Ukraine

Centre 6- ISKCON, Rovno, Ukraine

Centre 7- ISKCON, Simferopol, Ukrain

Centre 8- ISKCON, Ternopol, Ukraine

Centre 9- ISKCON, Vinniza, Ukraine

Centre 10 - ISKCON, Odessa, Ukraine

centre 11-ISKCON,lugansk, Ukraine

Centre 12 ISKON, Zaporozhye, Ukraine

Transcendental Meditation

Transcendental Meditation TM has been quite active.

It has registered two Vedic universities.

About 5000 individuals have received TM mantras.

Yoga in Ukraine

Yoga is gaining popularity in Ukraine.

Sahaja Yoga, Vasudeva Yoga Association of Ukraine and Ashtanga Yoga Club of Ukraine are some Organisations in Ukraine teaching Yoga.

Sahaja Yoga is a method of meditation which seeks to bring a breakthrough in the evolution of human awareness. It was created by Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi in 1970.

Yoga in Daily Life has a Centre in Ukraine. Address- Society Yoga in daily life Cherkassy Ukraine, Smelyanskaya str, 80-60, Cherkassy

Ukrainian Yoga Federation, the biggest Hatha yoga school has branches almost in all major centers including Kyiv, Kharkiv and Lviv

Brahma Kumaris in Ukraine

Brahma Kumaris has 5 centres in Ukraine.

Kiev, Main centre, Centre Brahma Kumaris, 20 prospect Pobedy, Flat No. 181, Kiev 03055

Donetsk, Centre Brahma Kumaris, 16 Shcolny boulevard, Flat No. 142, Donetsk 83015 T

Kharkov, Centre Brahma Kumaris, 17/12 Rybalko street, Flat No. 91, Kharkiv 61082

Odessa, Centre Brahma Kumaris, 9 Krasny pereulok, Flat No. 10 Odessa 65026

Sevastopol, Centre Brahma Kumaris, 4 Gagarina street, Flat No. 69 Sevastopol 99045

Tantra Sangha

Tantra Sangha, which has a Russian origin exists in Ukraine

External links

  • IRF 2006
  • Iskcon in Ukraine
  • Ukraine to America, it’s Hare Rama, Hare Krishna
  • Sahaja Yoga's centers in Ukraine
  • The Odessa festival is held every year at the same Black Sea resort
  • Brahmakumaris in Ukraine
  • Samsara and Bhakti in Ukraine
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