Welcome to The University of Bristol Hindu Society

Winner of Bristol SU Student Society of the Year 2019 - amongst many other awards, National Hindu Students Forum (NHSF) Bristol is an expanding society, aspiring to create a ‘home away from home’ atmosphere for all our members and to provide them with an amazing opportunity to learn about and experience Hinduism through massive cultural events and much more!

Welcome to The University of Bristol Hindu Society

Winner of Bristol SU Student Society of the Year 2019 - amongst many other awards, National Hindu Students Forum (NHSF) Bristol is an expanding society, aspiring to create a ‘home away from home’ atmosphere for all our members and to provide them with an amazing opportunity to learn about and experience Hinduism through massive cultural events and much more!

WHO WE ARE

Winner of the Bristol SU Student Society of the Year 2019, the SU Collaboration Award 2019 and the Culture or Faith Society of the Year 2019

NHSF Bristol is a growing society, providing the most variety of any society on campus. Massive events, intimate socials, weekly Aartis, sports, music, theatre, volunteering – you name it, we do it! We are one of the largest student societies in Bristol and one of the most prominent Hindu Societies in the country, whilst laying claim to being one of the largest South-Asian or Hindu organisations in the South-West of England.

We welcome anyone and everyone who wants to join, regardless of their faith, race, gender or nationality – you do not need to be Hindu. Faith is a means of empowerment, not an obstacle to participation!

WHAT WE DO

01.

— Huge Events

We hold massive events such as our Dola Re Garba during Navratri, Jyoti Diwali Ball and our colourful Rang de Holi celebration at the end of the academic year. We also organise the spectacle that is East Meets West – a stage production including acting, singing, dancing and other talents all linked to our culture.

02.

— Intimate Socials

‘Hindu Society is like a big family’ is the feedback we receive year in and year out. Hindu society has socials which help each and every member to get to know each other. Previous socials have included meals, bowling, cinema, mini golf and many other fantastic activities. Even if you haven’t been to many socials so far, it’s never too late to join! The society always welcomes new members with open arms.

03.

— Sports

We hold weekly badminton, football and netball sessions, as well as playing Kabbadi and Kho-Kho, both Indian sports. The society also gets involved with the university’s intramural netball league. We participate in national sports competitions run by NHSF such as nationals in which all the NHSF-affiliated university Hindu societies compete in various sports. Our Bristol team were proud runners-up for Kho-Kho this year at Nationals.

04.

— Music

Performances and jam sessions are run by our fusion band, Taal Music Bristol. Taal Music are a student-led band that fuse together English and Indian music, bringing together Eastern and Western melodies to form a perfect harmony. Taal have performed at multiple University events including the annual SU-held Cultural Show and the SU Society Awards.

05.

— Promoting Hindu Dharma

Alongside all the fun stuff we do, we hold optional weekly Aartis (prayer sessions) and also regularly invite guest speakers for cultural talks. The Sanskaar team also organise trips to the local Hindu Temple especially on auspicious days such as Diwali. All trips and sessions are completely optional and are just an example of the vast variety of activities the society offers.

06.

— The Wider Community

At Hindu Society, we pride ourselves with being active with the wider community of Bristol. From making and distributing sandwiches for the homeless, campus charity samosa sales and even volunteering at the local Hindu temple/Sikh Gurdwara. By helping in community projects or supporting local charities, our Sewa Reps make sure to get involved and make a difference.

Reviews

Helped introduce me to loads of like-minded people, through which I made many long-lasting connections and friendships.

Gave me further passion for my tradition and gave me a chance to put myself out there and have memorable experiences in my first year.

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This is but a glimpse of what the society does, be sure not to miss out! Membership is only £5 and can be bought by clicking the button below - with all the free food we provide, the membership is easily worth so much more!