We have something to offer to everyone regardless of faith and background – from the annual Diwali Celebration to the weekly Aarti, from the highly anticipated OxHoli to Bollywood movie nights, HUM is where it’s at! Our events continue to attract a diverse range of students as we aim to share all things Desi with the Oxford community. So whether it be to meet a new group of people, or celebrate your cultural and religious roots, we hope to see you at our next event!


Come and join us for a vibrant Holi celebration with a burst of colors, music, and food. Experience the joy of this festival of colors through our vibrant powder colors, traditional sweets, and a fun-filled water balloon fight. This event is open to all, so don’t forget to bring your friends and family along.


Join us for our annual Diwali celebration where we light up the night with beautiful diyas and colorful rangolis. Experience the joy of this festival of lights through our puja, music, and delicious food. We also have exciting activities for children, such as face painting and games.


Join us for our weekly Aarti session where we come together to offer prayers and sing devotional songs. This is a great opportunity to relax and unwind from the busy academic life while exploring Hindu spirituality. All are welcome to join and participate.


At Hindu Society, we believe in building strong bonds and creating a supportive community. Join us for our regular social gatherings where we come together, relax and have a good time. From movie nights to game nights, and from potluck dinners to charity events, there is something for everyone. So come along, meet new people, and make lifelong friends.

Explore Hindu Culture & Traditions



At the Oxford University Hindu Society, we understand the importance of exploring and celebrating this ancient culture in a dynamic, fun way. Our cultural events are designed to provide a unique and interactive experience that immerses our members in the rich and diverse traditions of Hinduism.

Through our academic events, we explore various aspects of Hinduism, including its history, philosophy, art, and literature. We invite scholars and experts to deliver talks, host workshops, and lead discussions on topics ranging from Vedic scriptures to classical dance forms.

We also organize fun and interactive events that celebrate various festivals and cultural practices. We celebrate festivals such as Navratri, Raksha Bandhan, and Janmashtami with enthusiasm and joy. Our events feature traditional music and dance performances, delicious food, and interactive activities such as dandiya and garba. These events provide an opportunity for our members to not only celebrate our culture but also connect with each other and create lasting memories.

HUMSOC is committed to exploring and celebrating Hinduism in a dynamic, fun way. Through our academic and cultural events, we hope to educate and inspire our members while fostering a strong sense of community and belonging.

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About HumSoc

The Oxford University Hindu Society is a vibrant and welcoming community of students who are passionate about Hinduism and its rich cultural heritage. Established in 2000, our society is a place where students of all backgrounds can come together to learn, share, and explore their Hindu identities. Our primary goal is to create a supportive and nurturing space for our members to practice their faith through a variety of religious and spiritual events, including Aarti sessions, Diwali and Holi celebrations, and yoga classes.

In addition to our religious and spiritual events, we also offer a range of academic and cultural events that educate our members about Hinduism and its cultural significance. These events include workshops, talks, and discussions on topics such as Vedic scriptures, classical dance forms, and traditional Indian cooking. We believe that these events not only help our members deepen their understanding of Hinduism but also foster a sense of community and connection with others who share their interests. Whether you are a Hindu or simply interested in learning more about Hinduism, we invite you to join us and be a part of our vibrant and welcoming community.

HUMSOC Committee 2022-23


The Oxford University Hindu Society is run by a dedicated committee of students who work tirelessly to make our events and initiatives a success. Committed to our goals of providing a supportive and inclusive space for our members, educating them about Hinduism, and engaging with the wider community, our committee members bring a diverse range of skills, experiences, and perspectives to the table. Together, they make the magic happen, ensuring that our society continues to thrive and grow year after year.

Poorva Palekar


Akshay Hegde


Sparsh Tyagi


Prakhar Gupta


Prayag Kotecha

Religious Officer

Nayantara Srinivasan


Aditi Agarwal


Sathvika Krishnan


Guest Lectures, Debates and More!


From East to West - The effects of Indian Philosophy on Western Thought

From East to West - The effects of Indian Philosophy on Western Thought
  • From East to West - The effects of Indian Philosophy on Western Thought

    From East to West - The effects of Indian Philosophy on Western Thought
  • Saraswati Pooja at Oxford University, Hertford College Chapel I February 2022

    Saraswati Pooja at Oxford University, Hertford College Chapel I February 2022
  • HUMSoc's 20th Anniversary Talk: Faith after University

    HUMSoc's 20th Anniversary Talk: Faith after University
  • Lessons from the Gita

    Lessons from the Gita

Welcome to the official YouTube channel of the Oxford University Hindu Society, where we share with you a glimpse into the dynamic and diverse world of Hinduism and ancient Indian culture. Our channel features a variety of content, including the festivities, guest lectures, discussions, debates, and pujas, that happen at HumSoc.

Whether you are a student, a scholar, or simply curious about Hinduism and its traditions, we invite you to subscribe to our channel and join us on this enriching journey of learning, exploration, and celebration!

Term Card


See the fun and exciting events planned ahead this term! Be sure to note these down on your calendar and join us for a fun-filled term 🙂

Let's Celebrate our Culture this Term!

Welcome to the Trinity Term at the Oxford University Hindu Society! We are excited to present a range of events that cater to a variety of interests and offer something for everyone.

To kick off the term, we are hosting a fun-filled Games Night in Week 1, where you can unwind, socialize and have a good time with your fellow members. In Week 2, we are collaborating with the Akshaya Patra Foundation to launch the Iskcon Book Release, which promises to be an enlightening and enriching event.

In Week 3, we are delighted to bring to you a lecture on Hindu Studies by the esteemed lecturers at the University of Oxford, where you can deepen your understanding of Hinduism and its various facets. In Week 4, we are teaming up with the Sikh Society to organize a Seva Event, where we will provide food to the needy, in keeping with our commitment to giving back to the community.

In Week 5, get ready for a grand Mehfil and Indian Classical Night, where you can immerse yourself in our rich cultural heritage and enjoy soul-stirring music and dance performances. In Week 6, we are offering Vipassana Meditation with Aarti, a unique and transformative experience that combines the practice of meditation with devotional worship.

In Week 7, join us for our weekly Aarti followed by a stimulating discussion. And finally, in Week 8, we will have our last Aarti and Discussion, followed by a Farewell event, marking the end of the term and the academic year.

We invite you to join us for these exciting and engaging events and be a part of our vibrant and inclusive community 🙂



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