Australia’s first Hare Krishna schoolies: No sex, drugs, alcohol, gambling or meat

Australia’s first all-Hare Krishna Year 12 class is shunning traditional Schoolies Week celebrations in favour of a trip to India, while vowing to forgo sex, alcohol, drugs, gambling and meat.

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HCA to Teach Hinduism in NSW Schools

Hindu Council of Australia has been approved by the Minister of Education to teach Hinduism as an SRE (Special Reigious Education) in NSW state schools. The education is provided on a voluntary basis i.e. the department does not pay any thing and Hindu Council has to provide volunteer teachers, their training and teaching material. 

You can find more information about it at Hindu Council web site’s SRE page.

If you would like to help you can contact us here.

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Study Hinduism Online Free

Hindu Council is offering an “Introduction to Hinduism Course” with an easy test to monitor its successful completion. This course is web based and has 10 lessons. Each lesson should take no more than hour of self study at home. After reading a lesson, an objective type Quiz assesses the students proficiency. Students who pass each lesson quiz with an B or A grade are deemed to have completed all requirements.

The course is being offered for free.

In order to enroll in this course, you have to Register yourself at the Hindu Council web site. You will require an email address,

Click here to register as a student

If you are already registered with us then you can logon with your user id/password here.

Login as a User

(After registeration / logon, close that window. You will come back to this screen.)

Once you have logged in, you can enroll into course at

Enroll in Introduction to Hinduism Self Study Course 


To get to know your current courses, your status in them, your grade book and the certificates you have earned, click

My Courses, my Grades, my Certificates


Any feedback on this course can be sent to

editor at or click here

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Take a Quiz on Hindu Diaspora

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When did the first the Arya Samaj missionary arrive in French Guyana?


Most Hindus in Singapore today are ethinic Indians? Yes/No


Khmer empire of Cambodia were Hindu kings? Yes/No


Most Malaysian Hindus are Tamils? Yes/No


In Bali, the word Pura means?


Fiji Hindus are also classified into four varna system? Yes/No


Like Malayasia and Indoneasia, Hindus in Singapore also suffer religious prosecution? Yes/No


Hinduism came to Fiji as Hindu contract workers started arriving there from 1879 onwards? Yes/No


When and where was a first Ravan effigy ever, burnt in Australia?


Hinduism was the main religion of Cham people in Central and South Vietnam between 2nd and 15th century? Yes/No


Hinduism is the leading single religion of the Indo-Caribbean communities of the West Indies? Yes/No


When was the first Ganesh visarjana festival held in Sydney with clay Ganesha being immersed in the ocean at Stanwell Tops beach?


Hinduism came to Singapore between 7th and 10th century? Yes/No


Which province do most Pakistani Hindus live in Pakistan?


Which people’s Hinduism was known by these names, namely Tirta, Trimurti, Hindu, Agama Tirta, Siwa?


When did the first Hindus came to Australia?


The earliest evidence of Hinduism in Java comes from which century?


The earliest influence of Hinduism in Philippines can be traced by archaeological evidence to be from around


Which country held until 1935, a swing festival known asTriyampavai-Tripavai whose name is derived from names of two Tamil language Hindu chants: Thiruvempavai and Thiruppavai meaning “opening the portals of Shiva’s home”?


Did Khmer Hindu society of Cambodia had the Hindu four varna system for classifying the society? Yes/No


What is known as a Bimong in the Cham language of Vietnam?


Java was ruled by Hindu kings from 4th to 15th century? Yes/No


Nyepi and Galungan are Buddhist festivals of south east Asia? yes/No


Which religion replaced Hinduism as the main religion of Khmer in 13th century?


After gaining its independence in 1957, Malaysia became a secular country? Yes/No


Why did last of the Java Hindu Kings retreated to Bali?


Hindus in South America, are chiefly the descendants of Indian indentured labourers? Yes/No


In which country is Ramakien (Ramayana) is a popular epic and Ayutthaya (Ayodhya) is a city named after the birth place of Rama?


When did the first Malay Hindu state appear in Malaysia?


There are no Hindu temples left in Pakistan? Yes/No


According to the Australian census of 2016, Hinduism was the fastest growing religion of Australia? Yes/No


Many non-Balanese communities follow practices very akin to Hinduism? Yes/No


Like Indian Hindus, do Balenese Hindus also have four varnas of classification in their society? Yes/No


The population of Hindus in Pakistan and in Bangladesh has remained stable since after their independence? Yes/No


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Take a Quiz on Hindu History

Take a Quiz on Hindu History

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Take a Quiz on Hindu Society and Institutions

Take a Quiz on Hindu Society and Institutions

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Take a Quiz on Hindu Festivals

Test your knowledge about Hindu festivals.

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Take a Quiz on Hindu Symbols and Icons

Check your knowledge of Hinduism

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Take a quiz on Hindu Rituals

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Take a Quiz on Hindu Scriptures

Take a Quiz on Hindu Scriptures

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