The Leicester Lohana Mahajan was formed in 1969 to bring together and promote the Cultural, Religious and Social Needs of the Local Lohana Community in Leicester.
There are approximately, 1700 Lohana Families residing in Leicester, the majority of which have moved from East Africa and Gujarat in India.
In 1987, the Lohana Mahajan established a base through the acquisition of the “Shreemati Nitiben Gheewala Lohana Centre” and subsequently in 1992, the “Shree Ram Mandir Leicester was inaugurated.
Since then the centre and mandir have hosted thousands of events and functions on a weekly basis.
Our aim is to bring together community members in Leicester to celebrate key Religious and Cultural Festivals, enabling members of the public to both socialise and promote Hindu Cultural Values, promoting closer community cohesion.
The Lohana Community inherits a Rich Cultural Heritage, with similar Mahajan Bodies established across the world. In December 2017 the Leicester Lohana Mahajan was awarded CIO status and now operate as “Shree Lohana Mahajan Leicester CIO