May 25, 2024, 11:08 PM IST

Country with only 295 Hindu population

Shweta Singh

Hinduism is a minority religion in Estonia, followed by only a small fraction of the population.

As of the 2011 census, there are 295 people in Estonia who identify as followers of Hinduism.

Breakdown of Followers: Hindus: 142 Hare Krishnas: 121 Sahaja Yoga Followers: 32

Approximately half of the Hindu population in Estonia resides in the capital city, Tallinn.

Hinduism, along with Buddhism, was officially registered in Estonia during the 1990s, allowing for formal recognition and practice.

Despite being a minority, Hinduism contributes to the cultural and religious diversity of Estonia.

Hindu practices and festivals are observed by the small community, with some public events and gatherings, especially in Tallinn.

The Hindu community in Estonia maintains its religious traditions while integrating into the broader Estonian society, contributing to the multicultural tapestry of the nation.