The 2023 UHS One Million Rand Diwali Hamper Drive.

We are delighted to announce our upcoming event, The 2023 UHS One Million Rand Diwali Hamper Drive

This initiative aims to spread joy and celebrate the spirit of Diwali with underprivileged individuals and needy families. Our goal is to distribute 2500 Diwali Hampers, each priced at R400 per hamper pack which will include essential food items, sweets, and other traditional items associated with Diwali. Through this drive, we hope to foster a sense of togetherness and compassion within our community. However, the success of this endeavour depends on your generous financial support. We kindly request a contribution of only R400 per hamper and appeal to you to donate towards as many hampers as possible. Your kind donation will help ignite the joy and spirit of Diwali in the lives of those in need.

To donate, please use the following banking details:

Standard Bank Account Name: Umhlanga Hindu Society

Branch Code: 051001

Account No: 05 139 065 5

Reference: Your Name – DHD

Your generous support will continue to ignite the Diwali light of sharing and caring, making a positive impact on the lives of many individuals and families, bringing them happiness and joy. We eagerly await your favourable response and express our gratitude in advance for your generosity.

Please contact Shereen on 031 572 7357 or

umhlanga-hindu-society@telkomsa.net for more information.

About UHS

The Umhlanga Hindu Society (UHS) was established to fulfill the religious, cultural, spiritual, charitable and social needs of the Hindu community in Durban North, the greater Umhlanga area, and its surrounds. From humble beginnings that commenced with regular weekly home services, the Umhlanga Hindu Society has grown with the acquisition of its current site in Somerset Park, at the corner of Hambridge Drive and Mt. Edgecombe Drive and the development, management and construction of the place of worship and cultural centre, which in itself, encompasses a unique temple design that caters for both North and South Indian Temple styles.

Our Mission Statement

To unify all Hindus by establishing a universal place of worship and to fulfill the religious, cultural, spiritual, charitable and social needs of the community.

Our Organisation

  • To foster the spirit of devotion, dedication and worship, and to cultivate and propagate Hindu values.
  • To spread the knowledge of ethical, spiritual, religious, and philosophical foundations and practices of Hindu Culture.
  • To provide for the recreation of the public at large through meditation, yoga, music, dancing, and other such activities that are related to the Hindu Heritage.
  • To promote and afford opportunities for social and multicultural activities.
  • To actively participate in seva programmes and involve ourselves in service to humanity.

Venue Hire

  • Banquet Hall
  • Committee Rooms
  • Banquet Hall – Non-Fee Paying Organizations
  • Banquet Hall – Fee-Charging Organisations
  • Funerals & Ceremonies