The Vishva Hindu parishad or “Hindu World Council”

Categories: The Modern Hindu Movement and Spiritual Leaders

The Vishva Hindu parishad or “Hindu World Council” was founded in 1964 by Swami Chinmayananda in conjunction with other religious leaders. Its organizational structure was determined in 1982 in Delhi, now home to its headquarters. The VHP aims to reawaken Hindu Consciousness and to promote co-operation between Hindus throughout the world. It propounds a kind of universal Hinduism drawing extensively on the teachings of Vivekananda.