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 […]

NORTH INDIAN TEMPLES

DETAILS OF NORTH INDIAN TEMPLES IMPORTANT NORTH INDIAN TEMPLES 1.Baijnath Temple It is a famous temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. According to ancient history,the Shiva Lingam in Baijnath temple is brought by Ravana. He worshipped Lord Shiva, and Lord Shiva got impressed with him. Hence, Lord Shiva blessed him and took the form of shiva-linga. […]

Hindu Temples and Gurdwara of Hazro town Pakistan

Hazro is also the birth place of the KuKa sect of Sikh religion, formed by Bhagat Jawar Mal & Bhai Balak Singh in 1840, the founders of Namdhari Sikhs. I visited the Hari Temple and the Shiva Temple of Shahbaz Mohalla. Both were quite run down and all the frescos were painted over.

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.

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 […]

Bhera Hindus were very learned and rich

  By: Wali Imran Khalil. (https://how2havefun.com/) An octogenarian told me that when she would visit the homes of her Hindu friends, their houses would be lined till the roof with books. And boy did they love their gold and riches. She mentioned that, to hide their surplus gold, the Hindus of Bhera would have their […]

Pakistan’s 200 year plan to restore Hindu temples

Imran Khan, the PM of Pakistan has started a new project. The project is to restore Hindu temples back to Hindus so that temples can be restored and used for Hindu prayers. BUT there is a catch. Only two temples (of estimated total 400) will be restored each year. Is he genuine or is it […]

Hindus may suffer in Indonesia due to election

Many believe that the persecution of Hindus in Bali and human rights violation may be next on the cards.

Sree Jalaram Bapa Temple WA Bhumi Puja 8-9th June

With blessings from Pujya Shree Jalaram Bapa, we would like to inform you all that we will be commencing with the Bhumi Pujan (ground breaking) ceremony of our much awaited Mandir & Community Centre on the weekend of the 8th & 9th of June 2019. We will be sending out more details once we finalize […]

Ramayana Trail in Sri Lanka Tours

By: Ramzi Ali, Sri Lanka and Surinder Jain. The Ramayana is an ancient Hindu epic of India, the life of Lord Rama, an incarnation of God Vishnu. In the story Rama’s wife, Sita, is kidnapped by the evil demonic (Asura) king, Ravana, king of an island to the south of India, Lanka. Now known as […]

ISKCON Bhoomi Puja ( Ground Breaking Ceremony)

By: Mona Swarup, Krishna Devotee. The grassland site at 217 Windsor Road, Vineyard was buzzing with activity since 8.00am on Sunday 31st March 2019. A team of enthusiastic devotees added final touches to the Bhumi Puja celebrations that were to commence in couple of hours.   A huge white marquee was set up with chairs […]

Museum of Australian Hindu Heritage

Hindus started arriving in Australia about fifty years ago. Since then our numbers have grown to almost half a million Hindus in Australia. Hindus have established many places of worship in Australia. It is said that the best time to record history is by those who have lived it. It is time that we start […]

ISKCON Bhumi Puja

Bhoomi Puja of the new temple of ISKCON on Sunday 31st March.

The oldest Jain temple in Pakistan

By: Wali Imran Khalil. 200 BC Greek City SirKap Pakistan is designed like Islamabad February 24, 2019 WIK Comments 0 Comment   SirKap is the only Greek city in the Indo Pakistan Subcontinent from the Greco-Bactrian times. Taxila city, which is synonymous with SirKap, has been mentioned by Greek philosopher Apollonius of Tyana of 1st […]

Perth Jalaram Temple Update

PROJECT UPDATE SHREE JALARAM SANATAN MANDIR & COMMUNITY CENTRE. JAI JALARAM,   We are delighted to write to you about our temple and community centre project.   With the blessings of Pujya Shree Jalaram Bapa, Shree Jalaram Mandal WA (Inc) of Perth, Western Australia (herein after referred to as SJMWA), is honored to let you […]

Bangladesh Govt to develop 1,812 Hindu establishments

During the Liberation War in 1971, Pakistan army men destroyed many temples in different parts of the country, it added. “Among other problems, preservation of Hindu culture and temples is a major issue,” proposal said. The government is going to develop and renovate 1,812 Hindu temples and religious establishments across the country. The Tk 228.69-crore […]

Scores of devotees visit Nepal’s Pashupatinath temple on Mahashivaratri

Devotees at Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu (Nepal) Kathmandu [ Nepal ], Mar 4 (ANI): Thousands of devotees thronged Pashupatinath temple here on Monday on the occasion of Mahashivaratri. The Indian Ambassador also visited the Pashupatinath temple to offer prayers. The Pashupati Area Development Trust (PADT) is expecting about one million […] Click here to view original […]

Book Review – Flight of Deities and Rebirth of Temples

This book ought to be part of every Indian’s library, not in order to embarrass present-day Muslims who had nothing to do with the desecration of temples, but as a reminder of the damage done to truth by Left-wing historians. The cover of Flight of Deities and Rebirth of Temples: Episodes from Indian History by […]

Building a new temple based on Agama Sastra in Gungahlin District, Canberra

By: Dr Krishna Nadimpalli, Hindu Canberra Mandir. The Canberra Hindu Mandir (CHM) follows agama shastra architecture under the guidance of Sri Venkateswara Vedic University, Tirupati, India.  CHM has been registered in 2014 to provide a place of worship for the Hindu practicing residents of Gungahlin region in Canberra. Australian Capital Territory (ACT) has offered 6000 sq.m […]

Desecrating Hindu temples by tolerant religion becoming a global phenomena

Another Hindu temple has been vandalized, this time in Louisville, America. The crime signatures are very similar to Bhartiye Mandir, Reagents Park, Sydney, Australia vandalization event that took place a few months back. There was an outpouring of anger and disgust by Australians including from those sharing the religion of the vandals. Local mayor and […]

Menstruation is Far From Taboo in Hinduism

By: Sunila Goray Raj (edited by : Surinder Jain) Menstruation is Far From Taboo in Hinduism.   There is so much to be said about it all – but here I only want to focus on the leftist’s latest favorite topic : Menstruation.   A survey conducted in USA in 1981 showed that a substantial […]

Tirta Gangga in Bali

Bali is an island in Indonesia and has largely native Hindu population. A water garden was built in Bali by Dr Anak Agung Made Djelantik in the year 1948 and named after the Hindu holy river Ganga. Tirta Gangga – Bali Tirta Gangga is a former royal palace in eastern Bali, Indonesia, about 5 kilometres […]

ASMY Donates to help Regents Park Mandir rebuild after vandalism

By : Madya Lila. Mark Orwin from the Australian School of Meditation & Yoga recently visited Regents Park Mandir to present the devotees with the holy scriptures Bhagavad Gita and Srimad Bhagavatam by AC Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada.     He also offered a donation of a thousand dollars on behalf of ASMY to Indrajit Rai, President […]

Sikh Samadhi and Hindu temple of Gulyana Pakistan

By : Wali Imran. Gulyana town Gujar Khan Pakistan that was destroyed twice November 26, 2018 WIK Comments 0 Comment Courtesy : Wali Imran,   900 years old Gulyana town of about a 50,000 people, just a few kilometers South of Gujar Khan, was raised to the ground once several centuries ago, by raiders from […]

Australia Rises against Temple Attack

Australians from all walks of life have risen in anger and indignation at the desecration and vandalism of a Hindu temple in Sydney last week. Hindu community has been overwhelmed by the support shown to it by the Governments, Political leaders, Religious leaders, Mayor, Councillors and ordinary Australians. Many ordinary Australians have shown their disgust […]

APRO all religions leaders condemn Temple attack

APRO Australian Participation of Religious Organizations condemned the recent attack on a Hindu temple in Reagents Park. APRO aims to  promote and advocate for inter-faith harmony, and understanding and respect between the adherents of the various religions in Australia and to combat religious prejudice and discrimination. It has members from Council fo Australian Jewery, Bahai, […]

Hindu Council condemns attack at Hindu Temple in Sydney

Hindu Council of Australia expresses its pain on learning of the vandalism that occurred at the Hindu Temple in Regents Park on Sunday, 14 October 2018. Unfortunately it happened in the most holy period of Navaratri in Hindu calendar.  The vandalism has caused lot of pain and anguish to the devotees. We do not have enough […]

An Old Hindu Temple desecrated by Vandals in Sydney

A Hindu Temple situated at Regents Park in Sydney Australia has been set on fire and all statues and icons of Indian Godheads have been smashed and left in ruin. They do not know who has done it but it has caused lot of pain and anguish to devotees celebrating the festival NavRatri or nine […]

Hindu rituals under attack in Australia

By: Smith Jones. Australia is a very tolerant society. Hindu practices are not only encouraged but participated by a large number of white Australians and elected Australian representatives from all shades of political spectrum. Hindus feel at ease and encouraged to become Australians. Surprisingly, attacks on Hindus are not coming from other religions or from […]

Significance of Sri Sitarama Bhadrachalam

रामो रामो राम इति प्रजनामभवन् कथााः | रामभूिं जिभूद्रमे राज्यं प्रशासति । तनत्यपश्ु पा तनत्यफलास्िरवस्र तनर्व्नर ााः | कामवशी च पजन्र याः सखु स्पशश्र च मारुिाः । Sri Vaalmeeki Ramayana – Yuddha Kanda – CXXVIII. 103, 104 Under Sri Rama’s rule, people rejoiced everywhere hailing Rama ! Rama! Rama! in jubilation and recounting his deeds; […]

Hindu History of Afghanistan

Hinduism today is only followed in India and small percentage of people in few other countries. But the Hindu kingdom until 900 CE was spread to a vast area including Afghanistan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan. Yes, Afghanistan was a Hindu kingdom which was dominated by Hindus and Buddhists. The Muslim invasion of the Hindu region began […]

Kahuta Hindu Temple in Pakistan

This beautiful Hindu temple in Kahuta Pakistan hides a secret This fascinating Hindu temple in Kahuta Pakistan has a dark story to tell…In 1947, Kahuta had a population of 3500, with half of them Muslims, all living along the main junction of the ring road that went into Kashmir and looped back at the same […]

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.

Famous Hindu temples around the world

If you are planning to travel overseas, you must see these famous temples around the world.

First Jalaram Mandir & Community Centre in Australia (Perth)

With the blessings of Pujya Shree Jalaram Bapa, SJMWA (Shree Jalaram Mandal WA (Inc.))is delighted to let you know that we have received the revised development approval from the City Of Wanneroo for the construction of our very first Jalaram Mandir & Community Centre in Australia (Perth, Western Australia).   What does this mean – […]

Katas Raj Hanuman Temple, Kalar Kahar, Pakistan

Kalyan Das The Hindu Temple of Compassion in Rawalpindi-2

Hindu Temples ( Mandirs) of Rawalpindi, Pakistan – 1

Four temples are located in a narrow lane that runs between Sarafa bazaar and Lunda bazaar. All four are at a walking distance, and quite similar in appearance. The entrance to this lane from the Sarafa bazar road is barely a meter wide. Knowing that pre-partition Hindus dominated trade in Rawalpindi, finding Hindu remnants in […]

Jagannatha Puri Ratha Yatra 14th July 2018

By: Madya Lila May the Lord’s blessings be upon you on the auspicious day of Puri Ratha Yatra. In the holy city of Jagannatha Puri, the Supreme Lord resides within His ancient temple by the shores of the sea. Once every year, during the rainy season, Lord Jagannatha (Lord Krishna), along with His elder brother […]

Hindu Council welcomes ISKCON Gauranga Prabhu

Gauranga Prabhu, disciple of H.H.Radhanath Swami Maharaja Graduated from IIT Bombay in 1993, his interest in Krishna Consciousness dawned during his college days.He moved in as a full time preacher at ISKCON Chowpatty. ISKCON is a member of Hindu Council of Australia. Mr Prabhu visited Sydney on 23rd June 2018 and held a special dinner […]

Take a Quiz on Hindu Symbols and Icons

Check your knowledge of Hinduism Take a Quiz on Hinduism Symbols and Icons Please enter your email: 1. Aum is a representation of Brahma God out of three God heads? Yes/No  No  Yes Om (pronounced Aum) Main article: Om Om (or Aum, ॐ) is the sacred sound symbol that represents Universe; the ultimate reality (Brahman). It is prefixed and sometimes […]

A new Hindu Education Centre coming up in Sydney

As Hindu population is growing rapidly in Australia (mostly due to migration), existing temples are struggling to cope up with the demand for spiritual guidance of Hindus. To keep up with the demand, a new Hindu Education and Culture Centre is being planned in western Sydney suburb of Riverstone. Havan signifying the hand over of […]

Why do Gods look the way they do?

By: Surinder Jain. Hindus have many Gods and each God has his or her own form. We have Shiva sitting on an ice cold mountain top with a fountain of water (river Ganga) flowing out of the top of his head. We have Ganesh with an elephant head and Shakti shown with up to eight […]

Hindu Temples Of Lal Kurti Bazaar, Rawalpindi Pakistan

The most well preserved of the three Hindu temples in the old Lal-Kurti Bazar is now a private property of a well-connected Muslim migrant family and is closed to the public. It is just a few yards from the Lal Kurti main square. Both Hindus and Sikh used to worship in the place during British […]

Hindus fear takeover of their temples in Malaysia

Malaysian government is proposing the formation of a Hindu Endowment Board (HEB) in all states with a sizeable Hindu population is to manage all Hindu temples. Hindus view this move of the Malaysian government with suspicion.  To assuage the fears of the Hindu community, a government spokesperson has said that it is not the aim of the […]

Arrest of ISIS-inspired Texas Teen a Reminder for Temples to Review Security Plans

Washington, DC (May 3, 2018) — Yesterday a Plano, Texas teenager was arrested after he revealed his plot to carry out a mass shooting, in what is being reported as an ISIS-inspired attack. Among the targets reportedly considered by the suspect, were a school, local Hindu temple, and shopping mall. The latter was ultimately the chosen target. […]

NetFlix’s controversial portrayal of Rajneesh

NetFlix has made a six part documentary on Osho (Bhagwan Rajneesh) called  Wild Wild Country, and is streaming it now. The six-part series tells the story of the Rajneshees, calling him an Indian “sex cult” whose 2000-odd members moved en masse from India to rural Oregon in the 1980s.    Almost immediately the movement ran into conflict with […]

Largest Vishnu statue in the world

Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park in the island of Bali, Indonesia is devoted to the Hindu God Vishnu, and his mount, Garuda, the mythical bird who became his companion. Planned to be established as a landmark or mascot of Bali, construction of the giant statue of Lord Vishnu who was riding his mount Garuda, as high as 120 meters is currently going on. CC BY-SA 3.0, […]

Pakistan seals Hindu deities, may renovate the temple

There are many Hindu temples in Pakistan most of them in disarray, their land under threat of encroachment from selfish commercial interests or from terrorists. A small Krishna temple was built by Kanji Mal and Ujagar Mal Ram Rachpal in 1897 to serve people in nearby areas. However, after partition and creation of a Muslim Pakistan […]

At a mere 7 per cent, Bangladesh Hindus under threat, says US rights activist

By Express News Service  The minority Hindus in Bangladesh are facing the threat of ethnic cleansing, US rights activist Richard L Benkin has said.  Benkin said he is carrying out an indepth research on the Hindu population’s dwindling numbers which now stand at a mere 7 per cent  as per the 2016 figures. Compared to this, the […]

Bali Hindu temples Tanah Lot, Ulun Danu to get cleaned up

Two of Bali’s most iconic temples and popular tourist destinations, Tanah Lot and and Pura Ulun Danu will get cleaned ahead of the much anticipated IMF-World Bank meeting to take place on the island in October 2018. Bali Province has been hard at work to make things on the island more “attractive” and functional in […]

SBS TV records growth of Hinduism in Australia

SBS (State Broadcasting Services) is an Australian TV and radio network supported by Australian government and specializes in ethnic community news. Decades ago when there were very few Hindus in Australia and Internet had not been invented yet, SBS was a major (and sometimes the only) source of news and entertainment for new migrants to […]

Meet the Indian housewives studying to become Hindu priests in their ‘second innings’

At 72, Sailja Joshi has found her calling rather late in life. After a lifetime spent caring for others at home, this grandmother wants to join the workforce.  She is studying to become a Hindu priest. Female priests are a relatively new phenomenon in India, and they’re still vastly outnumbered by men. Scholars say that […]

Hindus face anti-Idolatry campaign in Bangladesh

On Sunday night, 17 Sept 2017, a group of Muslim men entered a Hindu temple which had been the site of intensive worship over the past few days, and vandalized three idols including the goddess Durga who was the focus of the temple’s devotion at this time. The local Hindu community has not been made […]

Sign a petition – Free Hindu temples from Government control in India

Please sign a Petition “To free all Hindu Temples from Government control in India” at <https://www.petitions24.com/free_hindu_temples_in_india> and forward it to as many friends, relatives and community members as possible after removing my name & e-mail address.   At present, various state governments of India manage the administration of thousands of Hindu temples, both small and […]

Chardham Yatra

The Chardham Yatra can be easily called as one of the most popular pilgrimage circuits of India. Every year, around the same time, the routes to the Chardham, the four most sacred places of the Indian Himalayas, are opened for the pilgrims to trek to.  The Char Dham (“four abodes”) are four places which the Hindus believed […]

Researchers Find 6000 Years old Rama and Hanuman carvings in Silemania, Iraq

One of the major triumphs of modern archaeology was the hair-raising discoveries of Sir Leonard Woolley at Ur. Amidst the ruins of Ur, he unearthed a Ram-chapel but totally missed its relevance in world history. This crucial finding not only bridges the wide gaps between Indian tradition and archaeology but also unfolds the historic bonds […]

Nyepi Ritual in Yogyakarta Using Holy Water from India

A total of 5,000 Hindus from Central Java and Yogyakarta joined Tawur Kesanga ritual to commemorate Nyepi Holy Day at Prambanan Temple, Yogyakarta, on Friday, March 16. Since early morning, people flocked to the yard of Wisnu Mandala in Prambanan Temple Park (TWC) to conduct the ritual. “Tawur Agung Kesanga is a purification ceremony which is […]

The most sacred Hindu places of worship in Bali

Pura Lempuyang Luhur is one of the oldest and the most revered temple in Bali, Indonesia. The temple is actually a collection of several temples along the hiking path to the summit. The main temple also the highest, the Pura Lempuyang Luhur, lies at 1,175m above sea level, up on the peak of the namesake Mount Lempuyang.[1] The temple is located on […]

Hindus mark Hanuman Jayanti in Trinidad & Tabago

Published: Thursday, March 29, 2018 This year, Hanuman Jayanti will be celebrated on March 31. The event is celebrated to commemorate the birth of the Hindu god Hanuman who is known for his courage, power and faithful, selfless service to his Lord Rama. Asked what Hanuman represents and what lessons we ought to learn from […]

Persecution of Hindus in Russia

Russian religious persecution of Hindus are sparking a call for an investigation from two American law makers. In an effort in order to create a more Russian identity, the Russian Orthodox Church has intensified their campaign with increasing persecution and threats towards Hindus under President Vladimir Putin’s regime. Meeks and Weprin noted that the most […]

Wealth of Heritage – A special volume on Padmanabhaswamy Temple

The Hindu newspaper brings out a special volume (its ninth in a series on southern Indian religious centers). Titled ‘Wealth of Heritage’, the special volume has articles, accompanied by an array of pictures, on the traditions associated with the temple, its rich history, its amazing architectural splendor and the many rituals and festivities associated with […]