In this article we will know the population of Hinduism in Ukraine. Ukraine is a country located in Eastern Europe. It is bordered by Russia to the east, Belarus, Poland, Slovakia to the north, Hungary to the west, Romania and Moldova to the south-west, and the Black Sea and the Azov Sea to the south. Apart from being the capital of the country, Kyiv is also the largest city. Ukraine is the 46th largest country in the world. It is the largest country entirely within the European border and the second largest in Europe.
What is the population of Hinduism in Ukraine
Ukraine has a population of about 44 million, of which Hindu followers account for 44,000, which is only 0.1% of the total population. The Hindu religion of Ukraine is a minority. Christianity is the largest religion in Ukraine with about 84% of the population. The number of atheists and those who do not follow any other religion is about 12%. Due to the Russo-Ukraine War, a part of Ukraine’s population has left the country. This information is from before the war.
According to the 2016 Rajumkov Center survey, the Hindu population is 0.6% in Ukraine’s Donbass region and 0.3% in eastern Ukraine. According to the Rajumkov Center 2018 survey, the percentage of Hindus has come down by 0.1%. In western Ukraine it is slightly higher with 0.2%, while in other regions it is less than 0.1%.
The Hindu religious organization ISKCON (International Society for Krishna Consciousness) was registered in 1990 in Ukraine during the Soviet era. Twenty-nine Krishna Consciousness Committees had been registered as of 1 January 2006. They have over 30 charity missions and have started building schools. ISKCON has 60 training centers and 15 Krishna temples. ISKCON is estimated to have 450 students, 8,000 active supporters, over 300 clergy and 40,000 supporters in Ukraine.
Indian yoga has gained popularity in Ukraine. Sahaja Yoga, Vasudev Yoga Sangha of Ukraine and Ashtanga Yoga Club of Ukraine are some of the organizations teaching yoga in Ukraine. Sahaja Yoga is a method of meditation that seeks to bring about a breakthrough in the development of human awareness. It was built by Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi in 1970.
Ukraine is a developing country which ranks 74th on the Human Development Index. Ukraine has a low-middle income economy, the 55th largest in the world by nominal GDP and the 40th largest by PPP. It is one of the largest grain exporters in the world. According to the International Monetary Fund, Ukraine’s per capita GDP by PPP is $14,146.