Explore Temples, Shrines and Spiritual Places in Africa

The continent of Africa consists of 54 countries including South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria, Morocco, Tunisia, Mauritus and Egypt. Africa, a land of diverse and rich culture, is famous for its abundant wildlife and extraordinary architectural monuments. One can take a peek at the rich Indian culture in this continent.

The Hare Krishna Temple, Chatsworth, South Africa, The Madhya Kailash Temple Midrand, South Africa, and the Shree Siva Soobramoniar Temple, Clairwood, South Africa – are assumed as the oldest and most significant temples in this continent.

Due to its close links with Taiwan China, the Buddhist religion’s immersion further led to the establishment of several monasteries like the Nan Hua Temple, Bronkhorstspruit, South Africa, and the Buddhist Retreat Centre, Ixopo, KwaZulu-Natal.

With a population of about 20,000 Jains, there are around 10 Jain organizations in Africa. In Kenya, Mombasa Jain temple, South Africa, and Shri Digambar Jain Mumukshu Nairobi Temple are the travelers’ most visited ones.

Sikhism has also established some of the Gurudwaras in different parts of this continent like the Sikh Temple in Chatsworth, South Africa, the Durban Gurudwara Sahib in Johannesburg, South Africa, and the Gurudwara Cape Town in Rylands Estate, Cape Town, South Africa.

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