Call for nominations to Gargi Woman award

By: Shobha Deshiken. Gargi Woman award given by Hindu Council of Australia is to honor  Australian women in various fields of endeavor.  This includes women involved in community service, sports, sciences etc. A full list is available at the nomination link below. The nominations for these awards are now open on our Hindu Council of […]

Kashmiri Hindus Exodus day

Please join us on 19th January 2020 evening at Sri Mandir in Auburn to pay respects to the life’s of Kashmiri Hindus lost in the ethnocide. Venue – Sri Mandir in Auburn Date – 19th January 2020 Time – 6:30 PM Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist and Pandits of Kashmir valley were forced out of their homeland […]

A Hindu center burns down in Australian Bush Fires

By: Sri Om Community. Sydney has a large Hindu population and there are about 30 Hindu temples, spiritual centers and senior citizen service centers to cater for their religious, spiritual and social needs. Sri Om community in Sydney had purchased land and installed their deities with regular worship by the community. Sri Om temple Brindaban […]

Support for Bushfire victims

Hi All. We humbly and kindly request to do our bit for supporting the Bushfire victims, and recovering the destroyed events around us. Thank you.  

The winning entries at Premier’s Multicultural Communications Awards.

CHAMPION COMMUNICATORS Reports on dowry abuse, the Christchurch terror attack and an innovative multilingual radio podcast for children were among the winning entries at tonight’s Premier’s Multicultural Communications Awards. Acting Minister for Multiculturalism Geoff Lee said the NSW Government was proud to celebrate the exceptional journalism of multicultural media and marketers. “Our best and brightest […]

Pro CAA support request.

Hi all. We kindly request you to show your support for a national cause. Please see details as attached.

Spiritual retreat at Darama

Spiritual retreat at Darama. Please see details in the flyer attached.

A Short Course on Hinduism in Jan 2020

Namaste, Hindu Council of Australia (Vic) is pleased to announce “A short course on Hinduism” on 18th and 19th January 2020 and I invite you to please register to attend. Given bewildering amount of literature available on Hinduism, its core message of rational self-exploration of the Ultimate Reality is getting lost. Ancient Hindu traditions encouraged […]

Divine Steps Festival

Divine Steps Festival held to celebrate the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak . What started off as a simple idea to bring communities from all walks of life together, became Sydney’s first ever multi-faith music festival to commemorate Guru Nanak’s philosophy of universal humankind and oneness. The Divine Steps Festival saw: – 4,000 amazing […]

Deepawali and Annakut Celebrations in Canberra 2019

Shri Swami Narayan Temple Melbourne is celebrating a Diwali Mela on Oct 26th at the temple, in association with HCA.

Welcome Ayodhya Verdict by Supreme Court of India

Press Release – HCA Welcomes Ayodhya Verdict

Ayodhya Verdict – a landmark for human history

By: Surinder Jain. A five hundred year old wrong has been done right by the supreme court of India. Bhagwan Ram’s birth place will have a temple, even more magnificent, than what was destroyed in the fifteenth century by foreign fanatic invaders. Ram is an Avataar of Lord Vishnu, God who sustains the world. There […]

Hinduism talk at Trinity Grammar School on 31 Oct 2019

Hindu council Director Mr. Vijai Singhal Presented about Hinduism at Trinity Grammar School on 31 Oct 2019 to grade 11 students. About 220 students attended his presentation and learnt what Hinduism is about. He also explained the students about Hindu Beliefs, Hindu Scriptures, Hindu Symbols and Deities, Hindu stages of life, Hindu Goals of Life, […]

Yabun Matra – bilingual CD in Dharwal and Sanskrit

By: School of Vedic Sciences, Sydney, Australia. Dharawal (Thurawal, Dharawal, Wodiwodi) is an extinct aboriginal language of New South wales, Australia. During the International Year of Indigenous Languages (2019), Sydney based School of Vedic Sciences has published second edition of Yabun (mAtrA), the Dharwal Song Book. Although Dharawal is an extinct language, an aboriginal elder […]

Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s 550th Parab Divas 12th November 2019

India has been a land of spirituality. It has produced not one but many religions, many holy scriptures and many systems of  worship. Every time a group of people start deviating from the path of Truth, a new “Saint” brings a breath of fresh air to revive their faith and practice in “Truth, God, Purpose […]

Meditation Retreat on 17 November

Meditation Retreat on 17 November at Vedanta Hall, 15 Liverpool Road, Croydon NSW 2132

Samskrutotsavam 2019

By: Meenakshi Sreenivasan. You are cordially invited with your family and friends to attend the ‘Samskrutotsavam 2019’ 13th year celebrations organised by School of Vedic Sciences (Aust) Inc. This event showcases funfilled cultural extravaganza in Sanskrit. Sydney Sanskrit School School of Vedic Sciences (Aust) Inc. ABN 49 567 817 265 Date: Time: Saturday, 09 November […]

Govardhan Puja

The name ‘Govardhana’ has two primary translations. In the literal meaning, ‘Go’ translates to ‘cows’, and ‘vardhana’ translates to ‘nourishment’. Another meaning of ‘Go’ is ‘the senses’ and ‘vardhana’ can also mean ‘to increase’ – thus the name is also translated by devotees of Krishna as ‘that which increases the senses’ in their attraction to […]

Hindu Council’s massive Deepavali festival celebrations at Bella Vista Farms, Sydney

By: Gayatri Nair. Hindu Council’s massive Deepavali festival celebrations at Bella Vista Farms, Sydney Late American Composer John Milton Cage had once said, “We carry our homes within us which enables us to fly”; a sentiment that succinctly encapsulates the immigrant experience worldwide. For we carry within us a home not built of bricks and […]

Invitation to the Divine Steps Festival

Sydney Comes Together as One – Divine Steps Festival 10 November 2019 | Pyrmont Bay Park     Sydney Comes Together as One on 10 November – Your Invitation to the Divine Steps Festival On Sunday 10 November 2019 (9am to 4pm) at Pyrmont Bay Park, Pyrmont, the multifaith community of Sydney shall join together for NSW’s first ever […]

Vijaydashmi Utsav celebration Sydney Mahanagar

By: Manjunath. Please join us for Vijaydashmi Utsav celebration Sydney Mahanagar.

Vibrant Festivals Celebrating The Birth of Sri Krishna

National Sri Krishna Janmashtami Celebrations 2019 Every year the Australian School of Meditation & Yoga celebrates the most auspicious day of the year – Sri Krishna Janmashtami – with colourful, devotional festivities held across the country. Growing in size every year, Sri Krishna Janmashtami saw communities in Brisbane, Sydney, Gold Coast, Adelaide, Melbourne & Darwin […]

Celebrate Deepavali in Melbourne

Shri Swami Narayan Temple Melbourne is celebrating a Diwali Mela on Oct 26th at the temple, in association with HCA.

UNSW Deepvali 2019 invitation

Deepavali Invitation from UNSW Hindu Society 🙏🏼#HinduCouncilofAustralia thanks the UNSW Hindu Society for their support and welcome message to the #Deepavali2019 event at the Bella Vista Farms on the 20th October✨💥 Make this the Deepavali event to remember!✅For tickets to the event please press on the link below: 👇🏽https://www.ibazaar.com.au/event/hca Hindu Council Deepavali at Bella Vista […]

Guru Ka Baag in Canberra

Canberra Punjabi Sports and Cultural Assocation (CPSCA) invites you on a very spacial occasion of establishing Guru Ka Baag (Guru’s Garden) at  John Knight park, Townsend Place Belconnen ACT on  02 Nov 2019 to celebrate  * Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s* *550th Birth Anniversary*. CPSCA is planting *550 native trees * on this occasion. You can be part of this […]

Invitation Ravan Dahan

💥✨#HinduCouncilofAustralia wishes everyone a Happy Dussehra *Dasha Hara* is a Sanskrit word which means removal of ten bad qualities within us…. *_Ahankara_* (Ego) *_Amaanavta_* (Cruelty) *_Anyaaya_* (Injustice) *_Kama vasana_* (Lust) *_Krodha_* (Anger) *_Lobha_* (Greed) *_Mada_* (Over Pride) *_Matsara_* (Jealousy) *_Moha_* (Attachment) *_Swartha_* (Selfishness) Hence, also known as *’Vijaydashami’* signifying *’Vijaya’* over these ten bad qualities. […]

Adelaide’s Biggest Deepavali Festival

Paada Yatra – come rain or shine

Paada.yatra “come rain or shine” – Was it a true test of our determination to walk, come rain or shine or was the rain welcoming us for our determination to support the drought cause once again. Rain is the source of joy, happiness, optimism, destination, future and so on for an agrarian society.Rain is the […]

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Stand with India

One nation, one constitution spirit has become a reality now by abrogating of Articles 370 and 35A What was the reason behind revocation of Article 370 and 35A? The system that prevailed over the past seventy years had aggravated separatism and given birth to terrorism. It had encouraged dynastic rule and in a way strengthened […]

Pujya Grudevshri Rakeshbhai is visiting Sydney this October long weekend

Propounding the path of Bhagwan Mahavir and ardent devotee of Shrimad Rajchandraji (19th century Saint, poet, philosopher and spiritual mentor of Mahatma Gandhi); Pujya Gurudevshri Rakeshbhai is a spiritual luminary and modern-day mystic. He has illuminated thousands of lives across the globe with life-changing messages and self-less community & humanitarian services. Pujya Grudevshri Rakeshbhai is […]

Easy Access BellaVista venue,

#HinduCouncilofAustralia is celebrating the biggest #Deepavali2019 at the Bella Vista Farms ✅Easy Access to the venue, please see post below for all the different modes of transport available to access the venue 👇🏽 Bella Vista Farm Norwest Blvd & Elizabeth MacArthur Drive, Bella Vista NSW 2153 (02) 9843 0555 https://goo.gl/maps/qcd7ZrN8VzWCaUCw6

Lord Ganapati Maha Aarti

🙏🏼#HinduCouncilofAustralia embraces our Culture and Tradition 🙏🏼 Join us for the Maha Aarti at the #Deepavali2019 event at Bella Vista Farms and begin the festivities by creating positive energy as a community For more information on stalls, cultural activities and more : Press the link 👉🏼www.deepavali.com.au

Paada Yatra – 5th Oct 2019 at 5:30AM

PAADA YATRA A HINDU tradition of “pilgrimage to temple by foot” on special occasions and festive seasons. it is known as “PAADA YATRA” and this is a general practice in HINDUISM and this is done by all states and cultures in INDIA alike. History As you are aware we have many temples in Sydney now […]

#Deepavali2019 is the event for Mum, Dad, Aunty, Uncle, Children and Grandparents.

#Deepavali2019 is the event for Mum, Dad, Aunty, Uncle, Children and Grandparents. ☝🏽🥳Celebrate the festival of light with family and friends…#connect with your #community ✅If you would like to get involved as a business and book a stall. Please call👇🏽 📱 Jaidip 0450772126 📱 Varun 0410 535 913

Navratri

Australian Hindu Multicultural Association Inc. will be celebrating Navratri festival at Sanatan Mandir, 1050 Richmond Road, Marsden Park from Sunday 29th September to Monday 7th October. The programme will start at 7.00 pm. with. pooja followed by ,arti, recitals, kirtans and bhajans and it will end at 9.15 pm daily. Maha prasad will be served […]

Deepavali and Annakut Celebrations in Canberra 2019

Deepawali and Annakut Celebrations 2019 in the Australian Parliament House, Canberra on 21 October 2019. Please visit for exhibitions, cultural performances, addresses, and delicious food. For more details please get in touch with the contact details provided.

Janmashtami Celebrations in Darwin 2019

Jai Shri Krishna!! Darwin celebrated Shri Krishna Janamshtami last weekend (8 September 19). It was a fun event attended by more than 200 people from European and Indian backgrounds. The 3-hour program got everyone involved in signing and chanting of Bhajans and Shlokas to live music provided by special guests from Sydney. Hindu Council of […]

What are you doing on 20th of October

On 20th of October, I will be attending the Deepavali function at Bella Vista Farm. Will you be there? Make sure you come to enjoy…… • Ravana Effigy and fireworks • Rides and Activities for Families and Kids • Western Union Dance Competition • Delicious Indian Food Stalls. Free parking for over 3500 cars, Free […]

Parramatta Deepavali event moved to Bella Vista Farms

This year the biggest #Deepavali2019 event is taking place at the Bella Vista Farm Come and celebrate with your family and friends for a day of entertainment cultural activities Pooja fireworks food and so much more!! Get involved and book your stalls by contacting : Jaidip 0450772126 Varun 0410 535 913 For more information on […]

Police case against visiting Hindu Guru dismissed

A New South Wales court has dismissed a case against a Hindu spiritual and Yoga guru Anand Giri Maharaj and termed him as Innocent in its judgement. The case was brought against him by two women devotees who alleged that he had touched them inappropriately. NSW Police investigated the case and decided that there is […]

Free Diya Decorations at the RouseHill Shopping Centre this Deepavali 2019

Free entry and Free Diya Decorations at the RouseHill Shopping Centre this on Sunday 13 Oct Deepavali 2019.

Free Heena for KarwaChauth

Free Heena for KarwaChauth at Rousehill Shopping Centre on Sunday 13th October Deepavali 2019.

UNITED BHARAT EVENT, PERTH

UNITED BHARAT EVENT, PERTH (an information SESSION on revocation of Article 370 of Indian Constitution) On September 14, 2019 United Bharat Event was organised by Hindu Swayemsevak Sangh (HSS) in active collaboration with other Sangh affiliated organisations such as, Hindu Council of Australia (HCA), Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) and Samskruthi Group as well as other […]

Is your temple facing difficulties for getting visa for priests and saints

Hindu Council of Australia has made representations to the Immigration office to make religious visa more in line with our community needs. We have also formed a Peer to Peer support group which consists of temple representatives who have had some experience in obtaining religious visa for their own temples. These members are available for […]

Give me your tired, your homeless say Hindus for over 2000 years

By: Surinder Jain. Hindus have been the most tolerant and accepting of people fleeing their homelands ever since people started fleeing their homes. Jews (also know as Yehudi) and Parsis (Zoroastrians) stand out in history. But India today, is also home to many Tibetan, Afghans, Africans and many other ethnic and religious minorities from al […]

First Hindu Deputy Mayor in Hills District NSW

By: Jay Raman, President, Hindu Council NSW Chapter. Hindu Council of Australia congratulates Reena Jethi on becoming Deputy Mayor. Councillor Reena Jethi has been elected as the new Deputy Mayor of The Hills Shire during the September 10 Ordinary Meeting of Council.   Mayor of The Hills Shire, Dr Michelle Byrne congratulated Clr Jethi on […]

Meet Dr. Kummanam Rajashekaran

By: Manjunath, HSS. Meet Dr. Kummanam Rajashekaran September 20 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm Details Date: September 20 Time: 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm Venue Parra Villa Function Lounge 42 Campbell Street Parramatta, New South Wales 2150 Australia

Amb Sharif Hindu Temple, Soon Sakesar Valley, Pakistan

By: Wali Imran Khalil. Amb Shahi temple complex and fort of the Hindu Shahi dynasty that ruled over Salt Range from the 9th to the 10th century, was meant to protect their western flank from the raiders that managed to cross over the mighty Indus further west.

ISKCON Sydney gets $200,000 My Community grant

By: ISKCON Congregational Leadership team and Sydney Temple Council. Hare Krishna  Please accept  our humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada.  We have a very wonderful piece of news to share with you. ISKCON Sydney has been successful in it’s application for the ‘My Community Project’ grant of $200,000.  As yo would be aware that […]

Religious schools should be required to enrol a mix of religions: Hindu Council

By Judith Ireland September 4, 2019 — 3.52pm   Religious schools should be required to admit a certain percentage of teachers and students from other religions so children can learn about other faiths, the peak body representing Hindus has told the Morrison government.

Training community leaders by We Are All Sydney praised by Dr Harinath

By: Lynda Ben-Menashe, NSW Jewish Board of Deputies. The NSW Jewish Board of Deputies’ “We Are All Sydney” Community Leadership Program brings together emerging and established leaders from Sydney’s diverse ethnic, faith and NGO communities and organisations. It includes 3 months of training, plus optional observerships in Jewish organisations and mentoring. Two volunteers from Hindu […]

The Places of Worship – Protecting Crowded Places Forum

By: NSW Police. The NSW Police Counter Terrorism & Special Tactics Command are hosting ‘The Places of Worship – Protecting Crowded Places Forum’ at the Western Sydney University Parramatta Campus on Monday 16th September 2019, 9-11:30AM.  Assistant Commissioner Mark Walton APM wishes to invite you or your representative to this gathering to receive updated information […]

Do you have a story to tell the community

By: Gayatri Nair, Hindu Council of Australia. To populate our website and social media pages, I am trying to collect inspiring, touching and fun stories from our community. I believe we have a fantastic and vibrant community that has many lovely stories to tell. If you know someone who is doing something unique and inspiring […]

Brand new location for Deepavali by Hindu Council

By: Renu Joshi Wasal, Hindu Council of Australia. 🥁🥁🥁💥✨🔥 #HinduCouncilAustralia serving the community for over 20 years #Introduces a #BrandNew location to its #Deepavali2019 portfolio. 💥💥💥💥Bella Vista Farms💥💥💥💥 🕺🏻🎶💃🏽A day promised to be full of entertainment, cultural activities, multinational food delicacies and so much more… ✅Follow us on FB to be the first to learn […]

ABC TV launches a new series starting with Deepavali theme

By: Anna Benjamin, ABC TV, Australia. The Unlisted Screening daily from 15 September at 5.30pm on ABC Me & ABC iview Dru Sharma avoids a mandatory dental check-up at school by persuading his twin brother Kal to go in his place. Later, when the twins are celebrating Diwali with their family, they begin to notice […]

Multifaith Event -18 August – Together in Friendship

By: Kanti Jinna. Annual Multi-faith function organised by the Order of Australia Association held at the Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture, Canberra on Sunday 18 August 2019 . The theme was ‘Together in Friendship’. Various religious traditions had to say from their  sacred writings that connect with the theme.   The event was attended by the […]

Wali Imran Khalil locates yet another Hindu temple in Pakistan

Wali Imran Khalil locates yet another Hindu temple in Pakistan. ‘Nur Singh Pawar’ or ‘Nursing Phuwaar’, as it is called locally is a Hindu temple and retreat nestled on a sharp ledge 300 meters above the canyon floor that runs towards Katha Masral town from the highlands of Soon Sakesar hills. You can read his […]

FREE Evening of Wisdom, Music, Meditation with Swami Sadyojathah

This one-off evening is an opportunity for you to be in the divine presence of a world renowned yogi. The evening will provide a unique combination of deep spiritual knowledge, an opportunity to ask Swamiji any burning questions, music (Sanskrit chants) followed by an easy meditation that will leave you inspired, calm and connected. What […]

Spiritual retreat with Pujya Rakesh Bhai

By: Dhaval Gelani. Spiritual retreat in Sydney with Pujya Rakesh Bhai. Srimad-Grace & Gratirude-Sydney Spiritual Retreat

Gurupooja Utsav, Sydney Mahanagar HSS

By: Manjunath. Cordial invitation to attend Gurupooja Utsav organized by Sydney Mahanagar, Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh, Australia. Sunday, 25th August 2019 10:30 AM – 12PM SP Jain School of Global Management 5 Figtree Dr, Olympic Park NSW 2127

Hindu Council welcomes Abrogation of Article 370 by Indian Government

State sponsored Pakistan’s back terrorism perpetrated ethnic cleansing of Hindus from valley. This action of abrogating Article 370 will be the key to bring peace and prosperity to South Asia and especially in Northern region of Jammu and Kashmir.

History of the Kashmir Conflict

By: Hindu American Foundation. Ancient Kashmir was home to a majorit y Hindu and Buddhist population for thousands of ye ars and renowned as a center for Hindu and Buddhist learning. Muslim invaders from Central Asia took control in the 14th century. Under Muslim rule, Hindus faced periods of persecution, resulting in mass migrations from […]

Yoga Day Festival – United Nations 5th Annual International Yoga Day 2019

By: Janina Stokes, Yoga Teacher at asmy.org.au Rapidly growing in size every year, the iconic Australia wide Yoga Day Festival was wildly successful, engaging and fun. Bringing the community together for the United Nations International Day of Yoga, Yoga Day Festival was bigger and better than ever! Hosted by the Australian School of Meditation & […]

An Australia-Wide Celebration Of Sri Krishna Janmashtami

By: Manjari Fergusson, ASMY. One of the most auspicious and festive days of the year is upon us! Sri Krishna Janmashtami falls on Saturday, 24 August 2019, and is a time of worldwide jubilant celebrations to mark the birthday of Sri Krishna. These festivities can continue for weeks at a time, such is the enthusiasm […]

JANMASHTAMI BAPS Adelaide

A cultural program celebrating the birth anniversary of Bhagwan Shri Krishna featuring kirtans, spiritual discourses and dance performance by children and yout of BAPS followed by Maha Prasad

Resettlement of Exiled Hindu Kashmiri Pandit Community

By: Hindu American Foundation. Today the Government of India took a decisive step towards a solution to the decades-old conflict over Kashmir, by abrogating Articles 370 and 35A to India’s constitution that conferred special status on the state of Jammu and Kashmir. Reacting to the move by the Modi government, HAF Managing Director Samir Kalra […]

Oral Hygiene and Ayurveda

Ensured Oral Hygiene with Triphala Mouth Wash As the saying goes, “Better teeth, better health”. It not only enlightens us about the importance of teeth but the entire oral hygiene. Oral hygiene is important as it has a direct link to- • Memory loss • Diabetes or conditions with uncontrolled blood sugar • Kidney disorders […]

Mahmahopadhyay Bhadreshdas Swamji

By: Bimal Joshi. Invitation to a Special Event in the presence of Mahmahopadhyay Bhadreshdas Swamji Hindu Council of Australia and BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha, Australia cordially invite you with family and friends to grace the occasion and attend this FREE event. Mahmahopadhyay Bhadreshdas Swamiji has received numerous accolades and recognition for his significant contribution to Hinduism […]

Help protect cows from drought at New Gokula Farm, Millfield NSW

Hindu Council of Australia urges you to donate New Gokula Farm, Millfield NSW for protecting their cows from severe drought affecting the state. GofundMe link :

Hindu Council of Australia spiritual carers reflect on end of life care

By: Makarand Bhagwat. On July 20, 2019, 18 members of the spiritual care team of Hindu Council of Australia (Victoria) met at a community centre in Mount Waverley to discuss palliative care. What matters most to you? In response to the question “What matters most to you?”, it was not surprising that one’s faith, family […]

Famous South Indian temples

Famous Temples In South India: 1. Tirupati Tirumala Temple, Lord Vishnu The Tirupati Temple is one of the most important temples in South India. This Temple is very much popular with all the pilgrims, and is located in Chittoor, in the state of Andhra Pradesh. Daily, lot of pilgrims are visiting this temple from all […]

Deepavali Festival 2019

By: Renu Wasal. ✨💥🔥 Opportunity not to be missed!!! ☝🏽With an expectation of over ✨50,000 visitors to the #DeepavaliFestival2019 … You will want to be part of the biggest Indian Festival being celebrated in #Sydney 🌟Let your Business shine and connect with the community. Encourage visiting customers to visit you again! 💃🏽🕺🏻Display your talent by […]

Janmashtami @ The Ponds on 25 Aug 2019, Sunday

By: Tara Sharma. Jai Shree Krishna Janmashtami will be celebrated @ The Ponds on 25 Aug 2019, Sunday. This is third year of Janmashtami celebrations at The Ponds.

Celebrate Deepavali in Sydney

Hindu Council of Australia celebrates Deepavali festival.  

UWS Orientation Day for International Students

By: Bhupinder Chabra. On Friday, 12 July 2019, University of Western Sydney organised an orientation day for international students. I met many new and established students during the orientation, provided them the information on HCA activities in Sydney and Australia and how HCA continue to support students, our current programs we have available for students […]

Meet with UNSW Hindu Society

By: Bhupinder Chabra, University Chaplaincy Coordinator, Hindu Council of Australia. On Thursday I had the pleasure of meeting with University of NSW Hindu Society to discuss the initiatives they have established and challenges they face at university. The Hindu Society is lead by Abhijit Srivastav and Moumita Paul and they continue to grow at UNSW. […]

Hindu Council supports Remove Hate from the Debate campaign

Hindu Council of Australia and Multicultural NSW is supporting an important campaign called Remove Hate from the Debate and we’d love you to be involved.  We know that online hate speech has an impact on social cohesion and on young people in our state. In fact, research has shown that 53% of young people have […]

SRI KRISHNA JANMASTAMI CELEBRATION!

ISKCON HARE KRISHNA COMMUNITY & CULTURAL CENTRE INVITES EVERYONE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE SRI KRISHNA JANMASTAMI CELEBRATION! FREE ENTRY! PROGRAM BHAJAN, GURU PUJA, ABHISHEKAM, ARCHANA, ARATI & CAKE

International Yoga Day 2019 – Sydney

By: Ashwani Jain, Secretary NSW Chapter, Hindu Council of Australia. Hindu Council of Australia (HCA), in association with the Consulate General of India, Sydney, celebrated the fifth International Yoga Day with much fervour in Sydney. The event was held in Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre (formerly Indian Cultural Centre) on the evening of 18th June. The […]

550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev ji

By: Surinder Jain, Hindu Council of Australia. 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev ji is being celebrated throughout the world. The Indian civilization has been a civilization of knowledge, both worldly knowledge and contemplative knowledge. While Abrahamic religions have three main prophets founding the three Abrahamic religions, Indians had a myriad of luminaries who […]

General Council Meeting of QFCC

By: Surendra Prasad. Queensland Chapter, Hindu Council of Australia. Queensland Faith Communities Council General Meeting was held on Thursday 20 June, 2019. There was a very positive response to the General Council meeting and attendees were particularly interested in hearing from the three speakers about interfaith projects taking place in south-east Queensland. I am also […]

Oldest Hindu in Australia passes away

By: Prakash Mehta, National President, Hindu Council of Australia. Respected Shankalal ji passed away a week ago. He was an icon and we may never see such a vibrant Hindu in Australia again. Hindu Council of Australia conveys sincere condolences and pays respectful homage and tributes to the holy soul of Shri Shankerlal Trivedi His […]

Anti-Hindu psuedo-Secularism of India

By: Shashi Holla, WA. Hindu phobic Secularism of India – A wonder of Modern World WHAT IS SECULARISM? Secularism is neither universal nor golden standard in the contemporary world. There are many non-secular states predominantly Islamic countries, Israel, the Vatican, and so forth. They enjoy equal clout in international affairs without being reduced to second-grade […]

An Evening with Sadhguru in Sydney

Sadhguru is a contemporary mystic whose passion spills into everything that he encounters. He imparts yogic sciences in a format easily adaptable to modern lifestyles, empowering individuals to transform their lives and take their destiny into their hands. This is an opportunity to be with Sadhguru for the first time in Sydney. This event offers […]

Immigration Minister eases pain of Religious Visas

By: Surinder Jain. Hindu Council had approached the immigration minister Mr David Coleman to help solve the problems faced by Hindu temples in obtaining visas for priests and religious workers. The Minister along with Commissioner Ms Lesley Dalton, Community Liaison officers Ms Gillian Craven, Ms Laura Beylerian arranged for Hindu temple representatives to discuss their […]

A Taxation system developed by Chanakya two thousands years ago

By: *Dr Ramesh Kumar Vankwani* Patron-in-chief, Pakistan Hindu Council Convener, Pakistan India Parliamentary Friendship Group   Governments should collect taxes like a honeybee, which sucks just the right amount of honey from the flower without causing any harm.”* ~Chanakya  

Pan-Australia Happiness Program with Sri Sri

An Exclusive Happiness Program which features a live online session with Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, founder of the Art of Living and Sudarshan Kriya breathing technique The Happiness Course is … > A 4 session, in person, immersive course. > 15 hours spread over 4 consecutive days (Thurs & Fri night and Sat & Sun […]

Leader of opposition thanks Hindu Council

By: Prakash Mehta, National President, Hindu Council of Australia. Hindu Council congratulated the new leader of Opposition, Ms Jodie McKay.   Dear Prakash   Thank you for your kind email of support and encouragement.   Now that the ballot is over, I am committed to working with my united Labor team to ensure that Labor […]

Eleven new Hindu Spiritual Carers (Chaplains) certified in Victoria

By: Makarand Bhagwat, Victoria Chapter of Hindu Council of Australia. Hindu Council of Australia in Victoria today proudly certified 11 Volunteer Spiritual Carers (Chaplains). This team of 11 volunteers went through a 20 hour training based on the guidelines of Spiritual Health Victoria ( now called as Spiritual Health  Association Ltd from 1 July 2019) […]

Shree Rama

By: Veera Lavoji. Why Sree Raama Raajya should be our guiding model is because IT Inspires us to attain that level of greatness which he himself has reached. There is an episode in the Ramayana when Ravana is asked, “When you are such a great maayavi, why don’t you appear in front of Sita in […]

INTERNATIONAL YOGA DAY 2019 (Perth)

By: Damji Koria, Perth. INTERNATIONAL YOGA DAY 2019 (Perth) Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh, Perth and Hindu Council of Australia, Perth chapter celebrated the International day of Yoga on Sunday the 24th of June from 10.30 am to 12.30 pm at George Burnett Leisure Centre at Karwara . The wet weather could not supress the excitement for […]

The most sought after multicultural event is back – Navrang!

Author: Asheish Gupta, Sri Mandir. NAVRANG 7th July 2019, 3 PM to 6 PM The Ponds High School, 180 Riverbank Drive , The Ponds NSW 2769 It is organised by the first Hindu Temple in Sydney, Sri Mandir, with an aim of acknowledging the rich heritage and culture all around us. As the evening will […]

Devi Sheetharam exhibition @ MARS Gallery

By: Lucy Kenyon. Currently MARS Gallery is showing beautiful new works from Indian artist Devi Seetharam as part of the ‘June’ group show, which I thought may interest you. Please find Devi’s artist statement below. DEVI SEETHARAM The purpose of this series is to visually narrate the tales of another culture, the historical context and […]

Ethnic cleansing in Kashmir of Indigenous Hindu Population – Part 2

A documentary by American Hindu Foundation. See part 2 here. Part – 2 : 15,000 civilians killed.  

Ethnic cleansing in Kashmir of Indigenous Hindu Population – Part 1

A documentary by American Hindu Foundation. See parts 1 here. Part – 1 : Invaders from Central Asia  

Katha & Kirtan by Brij Balika Shree ji from Barsana, Bharat

Katha & Kirtan by Shree ji from Maan Mandir, Barsana on Saturday 6 July 2019 from 5.00-8.00 PM at HTCC Canberra. Sadhvi Shree ji is brought up under the guidance of a great saint Shri Ramesh baba ji Maharaj, founder of Mata ji Goshala and Maan Mandir Seva Trust in Barsana. Mata ji Goshala is […]

Jewish super stars in Bollywood

By: Maria Thomas. Ben-Moshe was shocked to discover that the woman known by her stage name Nadira was born Florence Ezekiel in Israel, and that she was Jewish. “I’d always known there were Indian Jews but I had no idea there was an Indian Jewish superstar,” he recalled in a recent interview with Quartz.

Chaplaincy Partnership with University of Western Sydney

By: Bhupinder Chabara. With immense pleasure I inform that after the long drawn tedious process, The Hindu Council of Australia (HCA), finally signed the Chaplaincy agreement with University of Western Sydney. Now HCA is the official community partner to deliver the well needed services to the large number of local and international student community, especially […]

Yoga Day celebration in Victoria

By: Makrand Bhagwat. Yoga Day celebration in Victoria.