Archives for August 2018

Wisdom for the Common Good – Multifaith forum

By:Kanti Jinna. I was invited to speak on the topic of Wisdom for the Common Good as espoused in the Bhagavad Gita. I drew my inspiration from Chapter 6 on Jnanya Yoga. This is an annual meeting organised by the Order of Australia Association and the Multi-faith aspect is led by Rev Bishop Stephen Pickard […]

Happy Raksha Bandhan

By:Madya Lila. Happy Raksha Bandhan! Also known as Rakhi, this is a special occasion to celebrate the love between brothers and sisters. On Raksha Bandhan, sisters tie an amulet around their brother’s wrist and wish him a long and healthy life. In return, he gives her a small gift, pledging to always protect and care […]

Happy Varalakshmi Vrat

By:Madya Lila. Best wishes on Varalakshmi Vrat, the festival honouring Srimati Varalakshmi the Goddess of Fortune and consort and shakti (potency) of Lord Vishnu. Lord Shiva himself is said to have recommended the observance of Varalakshmi Vrat to his wife, Parvati. Commemorating Parvarti’s devotion and love for her consort, married women fast and worship Goddess […]

Happy Onam

By:Madya Lila. Happy Onam! The joyful festival of Onam originates in Kerala. It celebrates the auspicious appearance of the Vamana avatar of Lord Vishnu and the homecoming of Mahabali and it also marks the Malayalam new year. Onam is enthusiastically celebrated with worship ceremonies, beautiful flower arrangements, boat races, traditional dance performances, martial arts, music […]

Hindu businesses help drought stricken Australian farmers

After Hindu council and Hindu temples, now Hindu businesses have come forward to donate their profits to help drought stricken Australian farmers.  

Vedic woman – Where is She?

The Vedic Woman: Who Was She and Will She Return? After scouring the internet for hours, what I found left me seriously F R U S T R A T E D.

Vajpayee no more

A Hindu nationalist ex pm of India dies. He was a proud Hindu who like Gandhi lived by Vedic value of oneness of all beings and Vasudaiv kutumbakkam in a dirty landscape of politics. During his tenure as prime minister, India carried out the Pokhran-II nuclear tests in 1998. Vajpayee sought to improve diplomatic relations with Pakistan, travelling […]

The Indian-Australian millennials

ABC’s religion and ethics unit have published a story on why Indian-Australian millennials are choosing to have arranged marriages. Read about it here.

Hindus in Victoria advise Premier on Multicultural issues

By: Makrand Bhagwat. Hindu Council of Australia Victoria is a member of the Multifaith Advisory Group under the Department of Premier and Cabinet (DPC) , which advises the Premier and the minister for multicutural affairs on faith related matters in the community. Some of the issues MAG discussed in the recent times were the Voluntary […]

Hindu temples issue an appeal for Drought relief

Sri Venkateswara Temple, Helensburgh has issued an appeal to all devotees to donate and help Australian farmers suffering from unprecedented drought conditions on their farms.