Temple in Balochistan returned to Hindus

Located in the remote Zhob district of the southwestern Balochistan province, the temple had been illegally occupied in 1947 following the partition of United India, which prompted a mass-scale migration to and from Pakistan and India. For the past 30 years the four-room temple was also used as a government school, but it was vacated […]

Hindu phobic USCIRF, Breaking India Forces

By: Shashi Holla, Perth, Western Australia. No government after independence was so bold, decisive and out of the box in their approach when the Indian government cleared a bill on revolutionary CAA (Citizenship Amendment Act) with a majority vote in December 2019. An amendment to the citizenship Act of 1955 was sailed through in the […]

Hindu Council condemns Terrorist attack on Sikhs in Kabul

The Hindu Council of Australia express our horror and sorrow at the attack perpetrated on members of the SIKH community at Gurudwara in Kabul, Afghanistan on 25 March 2020. We condemns the senseless massacre of 25 innocent worshippers including women and children at SIKH Gurudwara. All people no matter where they are in world must […]

India’s Citizenship Amendment Act 2019

By Raghbendra Jha. This article argues that despite the media and mass movements protesting India’s Citizenship Amendment Act CAA), it does not strip any Indian of their citizenship. Rather, it provides refuge to persecuted minorities. The article provides historical context to the CAA.  It recounts that the seeds of India’s partition were laid with the […]

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 […]

How we worship – Religion in Australia, By: Emily Clark, ABC

By Emily Clark with photography by Brendan Esposito  ABC From organised religion to casual spirituality, faith in Australia is different to anywhere else in the world. Diversity — of people and their practice — is something only Australia can call a tradition. Despite our religious diversity, 66 per cent of respondents to the Australia Talks […]

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 […]

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 […]

Labor frontbencher says party must engage with religious voters

By: Judith Ireland, Sydney Morning Herald. Labor frontbencher Michelle Rowland concedes her party “didn’t get it right” with religious voters at the recent federal election and the ALP’s plans to increase access to abortion caused “genuine anxiety” for some people of faith. As Parliament prepares to consider the Morrison government’s religious discrimination laws, Labor’s communications […]

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.

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 […]

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 […]

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.

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 […]

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 […]

UIA Mateship Fair 2019 on 4th Aug 2019

“Mateship Fair 2019  “on Sunday the 04th August 2019  at Parramatta Foreshore Riverside , Parramatta  for the consecutive 25th year. By : United Indian Associations Inc ( UIA)

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 […]

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.

To Use or Not To Use? Guidelines for Commercial Use of Hindu Images

To Use or Not To Use? Guidelines for Commercial Use of Hindu Images.

Fasting in my religion

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Association Australia had organized an Interfaith Event “Fasting in My Religion” on 25th May at Merrylands. The event was attended and addressed by various community members Sathya Kishore Babu Koodala – South Indian Religious Community, Nicholas Cherniakoff – Russian School, Murtaza Poonawala – Dawoodi Bohra Muslim Community, Imam Imtiaz Ahmed Naveed Sahib […]

Afghanistan’s dwindling Sikhs and Hindus

By : Hindu Portal.  

Pakistan Hindu Council reacts on hate speech by Ali Mohammad Khan

KARACHI / Islamabad (May 4, 2019): Pakistan Hindu Council has shown serious concern over the hate speech delivered in the National Assembly by State Minister Ali Mohammad Khan. In a joint statement issued on Saturday by President Gopal Khamuani and Secretary General Parshotam Ramani, the Council also expressed solidarity with the Patron-in-chief Dr. Ramesh Kumar […]

Hey gobind, Hey gopaal at Gallipoli in the trenches

Indian soldiers fought along with Otago battalions from New Zealand during World War I. During Vaisakhi and on other days when blood, bullets, death and injury were raining, Indian soldiers would bravely celebrate their festivals using a tin can as a drum. According to two historians Harchand Singh Bedi and Harprabhjeet Singh Bedi of SBS […]

USA law makers call Hindu Gods “false”

North Dakota Parliament opened its 2nd April 2019 session with Hindu prayers. Several Republican members of the Parliament protested the opening of the session with Hindu prayers. The Senate and House convene daily with a prayer by the chamber’s guest chaplains followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. Lutheran pastor and freshman Rep. Jeff Hoverson of […]

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 […]

UK Christians help kidnapped Hindu girls of Pakistan

UK-based British Pakistani Christian Association (BPCA) has extended help to the family members of two Hindu minor girls Reena and Raveen who , in recent, past were abducted and forcibly converted to Islam and later married to Muslims men. [Click here to read more …]

Hindu Council condemns terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka

By: Hindu Council of Australia. 23rd April 2019. Hindu Council condemns senseless attacks on worshipers in Sri Lanka. Press Release – HCA condemns Terrirost attack in Sri lanka   Be first to know about Hindu Council of Australia’s events, blogs and news. Sign up for a regular newsletter by entering your email address below: Leave […]

Hindu Council makes submissions on Religious Freedom

By: Hindu Council of Australia. Both Federal government and Western Australian governments have started inquiries that may affect religious freedom in Australia. Hindu Council of Australia has made a submission to both commissions, Religious Freedom Review, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet Parliament House, Canberra and Review of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 WA […]

Pak Hindus and Religious Freedom discussed at APRO

By: Surinder Jain, Hindu Council of Australia. A meeting of APRO (Australian Partnership of Religious Organisations) was held on 15th April. APRO is a national level Interfaith body. They aim to develop contacts with important institutions so that religious organizations can have a say in policy making. I raised the issue of attack on Hindu […]

Hindu Council shows solidarity with Christchurch victims at Sydney Alliance

By: Surinder Jain. The Sydney Alliance brings together diverse community organisations, unions and religious organisations to advance the common good and achieve a fair, just and sustainable city.  They had organized a meeting of the community to show support for Islamic community after the Christchurch tragedy. Hindu Council was represented by its National Vice President, […]

Videos – ANZAC Jawan Memorial service April 2019

Government delays religious freedom bill until after election

Ben McEachen | April 10th, 2019 (Eternity News) But launches inquiry into anti-discrimination laws

Catholics ask Hindu Council to help train their teachers on Hinduism

Mr Vijai Singhal, Director, Hindu Council of Australia was invited by the Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta to make a presentation to the teachers of Religious Studies in their Catholic schools teaching Studies of Religion to the HSC students in their Secondary schools last Thursday, 4th April, 2019.  The topics covered were: Ethical teachings in Hinduism, […]

Superme Being in my Faith

By: Bharathi R. Bharathi  attended interfaith Symposium organised by Ahmadiyaa Muslim association and presented on topic “Supreme Being in my Faith”. There were total 6 speakers representing  Christian, Muslim, Buddhism, Sikhism, Judaism and Bharathi represented Hinduism . Over 120 people attended the event which was fully organised by Women for women. This is the second […]

Gargi awards 2019

By: Bharathi R. As part of International Women’s day celebration, Hindu Council of Australia organises Gargi Award function to appreciate and honour women’s achievement and contribution in various fields. Jodi McKay MP, Bharathi R and Durga Owen at Gargi Awards 2019 The concept of Gargi Award was started in 2018 with the intention to institute […]

Why Pakistani Hindus leave their home for India

April 1, 2019 New Delhi : Almost every family living in the two refugee colonies in the capital for Hindus from Pakistan has a story to tell on what impelled them to leave their homes and flee to India. Dharmu ‘Master’, a tailor in his early-40s, came to India in 2017. His wife and three […]

How Dharma transformed Michael

By: Michael Pace. My religious learning was at a French Catholic college, the Brothers of St.Joseph. We were daily taught the Catholic Catechism,which to this day I forget what it was all about,I have no clear understanding of it. However the only thing that had any affect on me was the ten commandments,which I have […]

Offensive Yoga mats withdrawn, Manufacturer apologizes

By: Prakash Mehta. Some Yoga students and teachers had brought to the attention of Hindu Council of Australia that Yoga mats with the pictures of Gods are being manufactures and sold. Hindu Council embarked on an awareness campaign to educate the yoga community on the appropriate use of images of Hindu deities and sacred symbols. […]

Hindu students suffer due to a lack of understanding of their faiths

Hindus have called upon faith based schools in Australia that their Hindu students should not be a target of conversion. They should not be asked to hide their faith as was the recent case in a Catholic school in Perth. Hindu Council of Australia has also called upon all faith based schools to admit students, […]

Pakistani Hindus lose daughters to forced Muslim marriages

LAHORE, Pakistan — Anila Dhawan, 17 , was kidnapped last spring from her home in Hyderabad, forced to convert to Islam and marry her abductor. The police refused to intervene. Her kidnapper told them she ran away from home, and converted to Islam and married him voluntarily. But after her family pressured a court to […]

Pakistani Hindus demand a law against forced conversion and child marriages

By: Ramesh Vankwani, Islamabad. Resolution against forced conversions & child marriages*   ISLAMABAD (26-03-2019): Prominent Hindu Lawmaker Dr Ramesh Kumar Vankwani has tabled two bills and one resolution against forced conversions, child marriages and for protection of minorities throughout the country. Condemning the recent abduction of two Hindu sisters named Reena and Raveena, he also […]

Mentally challenged Hindu girl in Pakistan abducted and converted to Islam

By: The Hindu Portal. Another Hindu girl has been abducted and forcibly converted in Pakistan. Hindus fear that even though the girl is mentally challenged, her forced conversion will not be reversible. Mentally challenged Sonia was abducted days before Holi by a ‘Pathan’ looking man Read Full Story Here

Condolence meeting for killing of innocents in New Zealand

By: Vijai Singhal. Mr Vijai Singhal, director of Hindu Council of Australia attended the Condolence meeting on 17th March 2019 held at the Parramatta Town Hall and spoke on behalf of Hindu Council of Australia giving the message that we oppose Terrorism occurring anywhere. The meeting was arranged by ICSOA-Indian Crescent Society of Australia Inc, […]

Navy officer honoured as role model at Gargi Awards

By: Navy Daily. Navy’s Principal Chaplain Colin Acton congratulates Lieutenant Kamala Sharma-Wing on her Gargi Award in the Defence, Police, Fire and Emergency Services category. Lieutenant Sharma Wing won the Hindu Council’s 2019 Gargi Award in the Defence, Police, Fire and Emergency Services category at a ceremony in Sydney. Lieutenant Sharma-Wing was excited to receive […]

ANZAC Jawan Memorial Service to be held on 13th April

By: Ashwani Jain. A team of Hindu Council of Australia consisting of State President Jay Raman, State Secretary Ashwani Jain and Director Ashwani Sharma along with Parveen Gupta  met Hornsby Council Mayor Hon Philip Ruddock today. Click to Register From left to Right : Ashwani Sharma Director, Hornsby Council Mayor Hon Philip Ruddock, Jay Raman […]

Sanya returns to school waking us to demand religious freedom in schools

Press Release – Hindu Council demands Freedom of and From Religion in faith based schools You may be aware that a Hindu girl studying in a Catholic school in Perth was asked to remove her nose stud as it violated school uniform policy. Parents of the girl and then Hindu Council of Australia told the […]

APRO condemns Christchurch incident

HCA CONDEMNS ATTACK ON MUSLIM WORSHIPPERS

The Hindu Council of Australia condemns the massacre of innocent victims at prayer in the two Mosques at Christchurch yesterday. Wilful and planned acts of violence against people of any faith, race and belief is hateful and inhuman. The world must act against whoever and wherever they are. We pray for the bereaved families and […]

Meet the Australian scientist who became a revered Hindu holy man

Twenty years ago, Sharabhang Giri was a Melbourne-based scientist who reluctantly went to India for a holiday. When he arrived, he was an atheist with no real interest in the country. “Someone brought me to India almost against my will. I had no plan, I got here completely by accident,” he recalls. Today, he’s a […]

Man detained for insulting Hindu religion

Click here to view original web page at Man detained for insulting Hindu religion KUALA LUMPUR : A 52-year-old Facebook user was arrested by police in Bentong, Pahang late on Monday for allegedly posting insulting comments against Hindus in the social media. A federal police team from the serious crimes division raided a restaurant located […]

Nepalese Peace Pagoda, Brisbane, Australia

By: Chetan Pant Short Video on Nepalese temple built by Nepal in World Expo 88′, situated in the South bank of Brisbane City, Australia. Captured through Mobile Camera.    

Gargi Woman Mittu Gopalan, NSW

Winner of Gargi Woman Award 2019 – Performing Arts Mittu Gopalan, NSW A successful lawyer, managing a business and legal firm (Freedman and Gopalan). Mittu finds time for her passion, the arts taking pride for pursuing it, and helping the community all the way. Conducted a painting exhibition in November 2017 at Sydney.

Gargi Woman Dr. Chandrika Subramaniyan, NSW

Winner of Gargi Woman Award 2019 – Language & Culture Dr. Chandrika Subramaniyan,  NSW A multi-faceted personality, who is a key contributor in the field of education since 1988 across organizations in Australia and the south-east Asian countries. Also, Dr. Chandrika is a renowned media and judicial consultant and advisor She is a seasoned educator, […]

Gargi Woman Kamala (Nayni) Sharma-Wing

Winner of Gargi Woman Award 2019 – Defence Police Fire Emergency services Kamala (Nayni) Sharma-Wing, ACT Kamala is an impressive young Naval officer and an active member of the Royal Australian Navy’s intercultural Diversity Reference group Works to see genuine diversity and inclusion reflected within the Defence, Nayni has been a positive influence at the […]

Hindu Council submission on treatment of Hindu students in Catholic schools

Hindu Council of Australia has made a submission to Western Australian Education Minister MLC Sue Ellery on their concerns about treatment of Hindu students in a Catholic school in Perth. The submission suggests transparency in school policies, restriction on interpreting other faiths, interfaith forums to communicate with each other and a law to provide religious […]

Hindus are the most tolerant says Pew Research

Hindus are the most tolerant according to @pewresearch Hinduism is a way of life which also accommodates atheist. You can be Hindu and atheist both. https://t.co/YiCu9dJe4C — Priya Kulkarni (@priyaakulkarni2) March 8, 2019 The Spectator Index @spectatorindex Believe religion is ‘very important’. Jehovah’s Witness: 90% Mormon: 84% Evangelical: 79% Muslim: 64% Catholic: 58% Orthodox Christian: […]

How Bali’s non-Hindus show religious tolerance and respect on Nyepi

Click here to view original web page at How Bali’s non-Hindus show religious tolerance and respect on Nyepi Western tourists are not the only people in Bali expected to accommodate the Hindu holiday of Nyepi, which took place yesterday, marking the first day of the Balinese New Year with a full 24 hours of quiet […]

Hindu Symbols vandalized during Nyepi religious celebrations in East Java

Translation from Indonesian to English of Jelang Nyepi, Tiga Ornamen Simbol Umat Hindu Dirusak Orang tak Dikenal by Google Translate. “LUMAJANG – The tranquility of the Tenggerese Hindus in Lumajang, East Java is disturbed ahead of the Nyepi celebration. There was destruction of three religious symbols in the form of patmasari or ornaments on the edge […]

Juror’s ‘passion’ over Bible

An appeals court on Friday ordered a new trial for a Camden County doctor over a juror’s comment noting the doctor didn’t put his hand on the Bible when he testified to defend himself in a sexual harassment case. The decision found that the juror’s remark about Dr. Abbas […] Click here to view original […]

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 […]

Third brewery in six months forced to apologise for naming beer after Hindu god

A man folds his hand in reverence at a statue of the Hindu monkey-god Hanuman ( AP ) A brewery in Virginia has been forced to apologise after it named a beer after the Hindu god Hanuman. Olde Salem Brewing Company said it was not aware of the religious […] Click here to view original […]

Sonam Kapoor Lambasted for anti-Hindu sentiment on her social media

Amid heightened tension between India and Pakistan, Bollywood actor Sonam Kapoor-Ahuja has come under fire for promoting allegedly ‘anti-Hindu’ sentiments on her social media. The actress recently shared a post by the Facebook parody page ‘Humans of Hindutva’ on her Instagram handle’s ‘Stories’ feature. The popular Snapchat-inspired feature allows […] Click here to view original […]

History – Hindus protect Polish Christian refugees from Nazi

During World War II when Hitler invaded Poland and started the war,  500 Polish women and 200 Polish children sought and were granted refuge in Hindu India when most European and Asian countries refused. Watch below :    

Australian New Zealand MPs condemn Pulwama terror attack

Mr Julian Leeser MP, Federal Member for Berowra, NSW, Liberal Party of Australia said today that “Today I spoke in Parliament to condemn the appalling terrorist attack that was carried out in India on Valentine’s Day by Jaish-e-Mohammed.  Australians stood and marched with India since the earliest days of World War 1. We continue to […]

Hindu Council supports UN World Harmony Week 2019 in Melbourne

By: Hindu Council Melbourne Chapter. The Melbourne chapter of Hindu Council participated in and supported 2019 UN World Harmony Week. The event was attended by Mr Makarand Bhagwat. World Interfaith Harmony Week is a UN resolution for a worldwide week of interfaith harmony proposed in 2010 by King Abdullah II and Prince Ghazi bin Muhammad […]

Hindu Council support Uluru Statement from the Heart

By: Makarand Bhagwat. Hindu Council of Australia (Vic) joined faith leaders at the celebration of the 2019 UN World Interfaith Harmony Week, to stop and listen to the voice of aboriginal and Torres Strait islander people in hope of reconciliation and healing our nation’s broken heart.   The event was held on Sunday 17th February […]

Aranmore school getting its own Hindu priestly advice to justify Nose Stud fiasco

@arancc #hinduism #nosepiercing @hinducouncilau A young Hindu year 10 student has been asked not to come to school wearing a Hindu religious symbol, a nose stud, as it is against school policy. Parents of the girl explained to the school that the nose stud is not a fashion item but a spiritual icon. Hindu Council […]

Hindu Council writes to Archbishop of Perth about Nose Stud

Hindu Council of Australia writes to the Principal of Aranmore Catholic College and Archbishop Perth to recognize Nose Piercing and Bindi as acceptable Hindu religious symbols in Catholic schools. Hindu Council has expressed its willingness to work with the school and others to resolve the issue resulting from ignorance i.e. lack of knowledge about Hindu […]

Hindu Council to take up Nose Piercing restriction with Catholic establishment

By: Surinder Jain. Hindu Council of Australia has taken up the issue of a Hindu student being kicked out of a Catholic school for a religious nose piercing with Catholic Educational establishment. According to Hindu Council’s multi-faith director, the recent misunderstanding among Catholic schools about Hindu culture and traditions has a potential of affecting the […]

Hindu student kicked out of a Catholic school for a religious nose piercing

By: Hindu Human Rights – http://www.hinduhumanrights.info. Hindu girl in Perth Australia, has been barred from her Catholic school after she had her nose pierced for cultural and religious reasons. At Aranmore Catholic College, Sanya Singhal, 15, was ordered to remove the tiny new stud in her left nostril or go home. The Year 10 pupil […]

Winner of the 2019 Gargi Woman Awards are …..

Hindu Council of Australia awards Gargi Woman Award to outstanding women in Australia who make a good role model for growing up Hindu girls and women. The award consists of a commendation letter and is awarded in multiple categories. On International Women’s Day the winners will be announced for 2019 Gargi Woman Award. Please join […]

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 […]

NZ Indian Anzacs

By : Radio NZ. Many Indians enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force (AIF) and the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (NZEF) during World War I and their stories are now part of an international touring exhibition  Frames of Bravery which was recently on show at Wellington City Library. Exhibition curator and historian Harchand Singh Bedi travelled […]

Australia Day celebrated

By: Surinder Jain. Both, India the land of Janma Bhumi of Hindus and Australia the karma bhumi of Australian Hindus, share 26th January as a very special day. India became a republic with its own constitution on 26th January. 26th January also marks the anniversary of the 1788 arrival of the First Fleet of British […]

Have your say on Cumberland Council’s children and families strategy

An opportunity for Hindu families to have a say in framing a policy that affects children and families. Council is developing Cumberland’s first ever Children and Families Strategy with Mayor Greg Cummings calling for community input to help make Cumberland a great place for children and families. The Children and Families Strategy will give residents the […]

The last of the Bahai 7 religious leader group released from prison

The Bahá’í 7[1], also known as the “Yaran” (friends), are seven Iranian Bahá’í community leaders arrested in 2008 that have served 10-year prison sentences in Iran. The seven prisoners of conscience are Mahvash Sabet, Fariba Kamalabadi, Jamaloddin Khanjani, Afif Naeimi, Saeid Rezaie, Behrouz Tavakkoli, and Vahid Tizfahm.[2] Sabet was detained on 5 March 2008 after […]

PM ScoMo fights for religious freedom despite the opposition

Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Attorney-General Christian Porter have released the Ruddock Religious Freedom Review and the government’s response. Although the Ruddock panel said that Australia does not need a religious freedom commissioner, the Prime Minister  has announced his intention to do so. The response also addresses issues like, when can a parent take their […]

Religious freedom collides with anti-discrimination laws in Australia

By: Surinder Jain. Religious freedom is fundamental to Australian identity said the Australian Prime minister Scott Morrison. And Australians voted in favor of anti-discrimination laws to protect the rights of LGBT only recently. One would think that both are laudable achievements for Australia, but the future of religious freedom does not look so rosy. A […]

Australian Prime Minister – protection of our religious freedoms is synonymous with our identity

The Australian Prime Minister Hon Scott Morrison #ScoMo has a issued a press release vouching for the freedom of religion as essential to Australian identity in a diverse Australian society of today. Hindus applaud his statement and support a multicultural Australia, free of religious hatred and free of terrorism.   THE HON SCOTT MORRISON MP […]

Pauline Hanson gives thumbs up to Indian Migration to Australia

By : Surinder Jain. Pauline Lee Hanson is an Australian politician and a Senator representing the state of Queensland. She is also the founder and leader of Pauline Hanson’s One Nation Party (PHON). Despite Hanson’s repeated denials of charges of racism,[13] her views on race and immigration have been discussed widely in Australia. In her maiden […]

Dalai Lama endorses Hinduism as most tolerant

Muslim nations must learn about religion from India : Dalai Lama There are various religions and traditions in India having population of over 125 crore. Muslim countries should learn from India. so that there is peace. There is coordination among all the religions here and due to non-violence principle, modern India is developing,” the Dalai […]

Christian missionaries who won’t take no for an answer

By Robert Burton-Bradley. ABC. Christians who won’t take no for an answer — touched by God or ‘white saviour complex’? According to the Centre for the Global Study of Christianity, there are 440,000 long term missionaries in foreign countries. There are more than 1.6 million young Americans going abroad on short missions for weeks or […]

Voilence during shifting of Hindu temple in Malaysia

After Islamic insult on Hindu temple in Malaysia, Violence breaks out November 28, 2018 Surya Jeya Kumar| Selangor : Vehicles were set ablaze when violence broke out near the Seafield Sri Maha Mariamman temple in Selangor’s Subang Jaya  in the wee hours of Monday (Nov 26). The fight between two groups was sparked by a disagreement over the relocation of the Hindu temple, Subang […]

Giving Tuesday promoting vegetarian diet in New York schools

By : Kelley Wind, Giving Tuesday.   I didn’t think it could happen. I didn’t believe that a New York City public school would adopt a vegetarian menu… and then become one of the highest rated schools in the state. But I was wrong.    When the school leadership and staff is fully on board, […]

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 […]

Guru Nanak Dev Jayanti

Guru Nanak Dev Jyanti. Karthik Poornima, 23 Nov 2018 Hindu Council of Australia wishes happiness and peace with the blessings of Guru Nanak dev ji to all on the auspicious occasion of His Birthday, Gurpurab. Press Release – Guru NanakDev 550th Birth anniversary year

Interfaith in Action at Religions for Peace

By : Surinder Jain. What is RfP Religions for Peace (RfP) is an organization representing religious leaders of different faiths in Australia and includes Christians, Jews, Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus and Bahai faith. Hindu Council of Australia has been a member, represented by its director Vijai Singhal for over a decade now. According to RfP founder, […]

A scholarship offered to Racist by Melbourne Law Firm

The Global Mobility Immigration Lawyers Scholarship is an annual initiative, open to all students enrolled in a course of secondary, tertiary or post-graduate practical education/training. The topic for 2019 is: The Racist Inside Me Discuss a time when you felt xenophobic and how you have since evolved. The web site explains how to obtain this […]

Anglican Retirement Village in Sydney celebrates Diwali

The Ponds is a new suburb of Sydney situated in the North West growth corridor, where the first stage of a major shopping centre and commercial space have opened. The new suburb was designed to make the estate a new community. The first lots of land were released on 31 March 2007. There are a […]

Gargi Women Awards 2019

This award is given to Australian Women who have made a significant contribution to Australia.  This year, eight  awards are being offered, one in each of the following categories : Sports Defense, Police, Fire, emergency services Performing and Arts Community services Education Science and Research Language and Culture Journalism Nominations are accepted online at hinducouncil.com.au/gargi […]

Religious Community Forum condemns attacks

By : Surinder Jain. Religious community from Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, Christainity and Zorashtrian religions met with representatives from Department of Multicultural NSW on 8th November 2018 to discuss issues affecting their religious communities in Australia. The forum condemned recent attacks (1) Desecration of Bharathiye Mandir Hindu temple (2) Pittsburgh (Jewish) Synagogue massacre in America and […]

Hindu Council Donates to Farmers Relief Fund

Hindu Council gave a cheque for $11,000 to the Premier’s Farmers Relief Fund. 

Diwali becomes an important festival of Australia

By : Surinder Jain. After Australia abolished it’s whites only immigration policy in the 60s, Indians started migrating to Australia for education and work. Today there are over 450,000 Hindus in Australia who call Australia home. Marriage Procession through the streets of Parramatta For many decades Diwali celebrations were a private affair among family or […]

Commemorating the Centenary of Armistice – Cenotaph at Cherrybrook NSW

By: Bhagwat Chauhan. We were working on some time to create a history, a small team of Ashwani Jain, Sanjeev Bhakri, Ashwani Sharma and Parveen Gupta were working tirelessly to build a cenotaph to recognise servicemen of Indian origin, who made ultimate sacrifice during WW I. We had special contribution of Mr Rajeev Maini (Architect) and […]

Non-Alcoholic and Vegetarian Diwali celebrated by NSW Unions

By : Surinder Jain. Unions NSW held a Diwali celebration “Unions in Unison in Divine Diwali” in the Trades Hall at Trade Union office on 26th October 2018. The event was hosted by the secretary of NSW Unions and presented by Harish Velji and Aesha of the labour Union movement. Diwali celebration in Trades Hall […]