Universities are being urged to provide designated prayer spaces for Hindu students.
A growing number of students identify as Hindu, especially in the Auckland region.
Rajen Zed, spokesman for the Universal Society of Hinduism, says universities should set aside halls for Hindu spiritual exercise.
He says the halls should include statues of popular deities, and be equipped with a traditional bell and drum.
He says Hindu students should have their spiritual needs met, in the same way Christian and Muslim students are accommodated.