Welcome To SAHMS

To encourage the study of Hindu philosophy, religion, literature, arts and science.

The formation of the South African Hindu Maha Sabha as the national body representing the cultural and religious aspirations of South Africa’s Hindu community was the brainchild of an outstanding Sannyasin (monk) who visited South Africa in 1908. He was Swami Shankaranandaji who visited this country at the invitation of the Arya Samaj movement in Natal.

About Us

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Project 108

Through this project, members of the community will be invited to contribute R108 per month through debit order. These amounts of money will be used on projects that will be of lasting benefit to the Hindu Community at national, regional and local levels

Shuddha

The primary goal of the Shuddha Committee is to provide a widely recognized Certification programme which will enable vegetarians to make accurate and informed food choices. Promoting a pure and peaceful lifestyle, free from animal products.

Shuddha

The primary goal of the Shuddha Committee is to provide a widely recognized Certification programme which will enable vegetarians to make accurate and informed food choices. Promoting a pure and peaceful lifestyle, free from animal products.

National Council Of Hindu Priests

To promote standardised practice across South Africa in the implementation of priestly duties. To monitor the Code of Ethics that promotes best practice in priestly responsibilities wil also be know as NCOHP

Auspicious Dates

Important Notices From SAHMS

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    Covid 19- Regulations/guidelines for Temples and priests
    May 29, 2020
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    Environmental health guide for management of Human Remains in...
    July 15, 2020
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    Letter for Bhoomi Puja
    August 4, 2020
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    Clarification of Pitra Paksh Dates and Time for 2020
    August 19, 2020
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    SAHMS Anti-Corruption Petition
    August 31, 2020
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    Clarification of Navaratri Dates and Time for 2020
    September 3, 2020
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    Revised Covid 19 Regulations for Places of Worship under...
    October 5, 2020
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    DEADLY SECOND WAVE
    December 27, 2020
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    Clare Estate Umgeni Hindu Crematorium Society Covid 2nd wave...
    January 6, 2021
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    Yudhika Sujanani, RE: Holi Cow
    February 2, 2021
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    With Deepest Sympathies - The King
    March 12, 2021
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    Covid 19 - regulations and guidelines for temples and...
    March 26, 2021
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    HANUMAN JAYANTI IN SOUTH AFRICA
    April 24, 2021
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    Vandalising of Temples
    June 4, 2021
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    The South African Hindu Maha Sabha - adjusted level...
    June 28, 2021
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    Due to recent Protest Action our Head Office at...
    July 11, 2021
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    Good Day Honourable Mr President
    July 12, 2021
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    The South African Hindu Maha Sabha supports the initiatives...
    July 13, 2021
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    Anti-Indian hate speech South African Hindu Maha Sabha lays...
    July 30, 2021
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    The President and Officials of the SA Hindu Maha...
    August 20, 2021
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    Pitra Paksha starts on the 21st of September 2021
    September 9, 2021
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    Objection letter for Verulam Mortuary
    October 8, 2021
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    Deepavali/ Diwali Dates 2021
    November 2, 2021

Latest News

  • Zinhle Ngcobo (P&D Committee member), Roshan Jainath (P&D Convener), Abhir Dayaram (SAHMS), Zandile Nguse (resident), Arnotte Payne (Slum Dwellers International), Ranjiv Nirgun (Midlands Hindu Society)
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    INITIATIVE 108 OF SA HINDU MAHA SABHA PROMOTES SOCIAL...
    October 18, 2021
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    A “Light of Hope” for Women in South Africa
    August 16, 2021
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    SA religious and aid bodies offer a helping hand...
    May 5, 2021
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    Hindu Youth Leader Appointed to KwaZulu-Natal Climate Change and...
    March 18, 2021
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    SAHMS Newsletter Vol 1 Issue 3
    December 23, 2020
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    Progress on Recognition of Hindu Marriages
    December 22, 2020
  • Kaylene-Moodley-Karthigai-Deepam
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    Karthigai Deepam - South African Hindu Maha Sabha(SAHMS)
    November 28, 2020
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    Mental Health in the Elderly (Especially during COVID-19)
    November 23, 2020
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    Speech by Nelson Mandela at Diwali Celebration held at...
    November 6, 2020
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    PRIEST'S COUNCIL PRESS STATEMENT (JOINT)
    October 30, 2020
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    HINDU FUNERALS - “TAMASHA OR MOURNING”
    September 30, 2020
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    Suicide and Depression
    September 29, 2020
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    SOUTH AFRICAN HINDU MAHA SABHA INTERFAITH HARMONY AND SOCIAL...
    September 28, 2020
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    THE ROLE SPIRITUALITY IS PLAYING AMONGST COMMUNITIES DURING THE...
    August 28, 2020
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    REMEMBER TO KEEP THE CONSCIOUS CONNECTION DURING THIS TIME
    August 26, 2020
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    Women's Month 2020
    August 25, 2020
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    CELEBRATING THE BOLDNESS OF WOMEN UNDER INDENTURE
    August 24, 2020
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    WOMEN'S DAY 2020 AND BEYOND
    August 21, 2020
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    THE GENDERED FACE OF COVID 19: WOMEN AND ACCESS...
    August 19, 2020
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    A BUSINESS WOMEN’S EXPERIENCE
    August 17, 2020
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    HOW COVID CHANGED OUR LIVES!
    August 14, 2020
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    A HOUSEWIFE’S TALE AND PERSONAL SPIRITUAL JOURNEY
    August 12, 2020
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    VULNERABILITY IN A VULNERABLE TIME
    August 10, 2020
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    THE NEW NORMAL WOMAN
    August 7, 2020
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    COLOURISM – “THE DAUGHTER OF RACISM”.
    August 5, 2020
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    COVID-19 WARRIORS
    August 3, 2020
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    Maha Sabha Newsletter June 2020
    July 16, 2020
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    Madiba Day 2020
    July 9, 2020
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    Latest News
    December 5, 2019

Quotes from Scriptures

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    Bhagavad Gita – Chapter 6 Text 37
    January 10, 2020
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    Bhagavad Gita - Chapter 6 Text 39
    January 10, 2020
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    Bhagavad Gita – Chapter 6 Text 41
    January 10, 2020
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    Bhagavad Gita – Chapter 6 Text 43
    January 10, 2020
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    Bhagavad Gita – Chapter 6 Text 44
    January 10, 2020
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    Bhagavad Gita – Chapter 6 Text 45
    January 10, 2020
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    Bhagavad Gita – Chapter 6 Text 46
    January 10, 2020
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    Bhagavad Gita - Chapter 6 Text 47
    January 10, 2020
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    Bhagavad Gita – Chapter 7 Text 3
    January 10, 2020
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    Bhagavad Gita – Chapter 7 Text 2
    January 10, 2020
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    Bhagavad Gita – Chapter 7 Text 1
    January 10, 2020

Free Hindu E-Books

Browse our collection of Religious, Motivational And Inspirational Free To Download E-books.

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    The Absolute Law of Karma
    December 5, 2019
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    101 Recipes From Gods Garden
    December 5, 2019
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    101 Reasons Why I’m Vegetarian
    December 5, 2019
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    Horoscope in Your Hands
    December 5, 2019
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    Thirukkural With Meanings
    December 5, 2019
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    Benefits of a Vegetarian Diet
    December 5, 2019
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    How To Become A Hindu
    December 5, 2019
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    Vedanta
    December 5, 2019
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    Hinduism by Swami Sivananda
    December 5, 2019