Dont teach Baa Baa Black Sheep. Teach : Vakrathunda mahaa kaaya….

Sanskrit Effect.

The chanting of long texts does, in fact, have an amazing effect on the brain. Neuroscience shows how rigorous memorising can help the brain. The term the ‘Sanskrit Effect’ was coined by neuroscientist James Hartzell, who studied 21 professionally qualified Sanskrit pandits. He discovered that memorising Vedic mantras increases the size of brain regions associated with cognitive function, including short and long-term memory. This finding corroborates the beliefs of the Indian tradition which holds that memorising and reciting mantras enhances memory and thinking.

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ISKCON Bhumi Puja

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

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World celebrities who became Hindus

18 Famous hollywood people who adopted Hinduism as their faith.

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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.

From left to Right : Ashwani Sharma Director, Hornsby Council Mayor Hon Philip Ruddock, Jay Raman NSW President, Parveen Gupta, Ashwani Jain NSW Secretary.

The team discussed annual ANZAC service to be performed at ANZAC Jawan Cenotaph that was erected by Hindu Council of Australia, with the help from Dept of Veteran Affair, Julian Leeser MP Member for Berowra, Hornsby Shire Council Mayor Hon Philip Ruddock and Hornsby RSL Sub Branch president Terry James, to commemorate services of Indian origin servicemen who had joined Australian forces during the World Wars

Hornsby Council Mayor Hon Philip Ruddock

In the meeting it was decided that an ANZAC day service will be held at ANZAC Jawan Cenotaph. The service will be held on 13th April 2019 between 1 to 3 pm.

13/04/2019-NSW ANZAC Day Service at Cenotaph, Cherrybrook

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ANZAC JAWAN Cenotaph Memorial dedicated to Indian Soldiers

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VIEWPOINT: Discovering Hinduism in Āratī

Each Sunday evening as I enter Georgetown University’s Jewish prayer room, Makóm, for weekly Āratī , herbal incense and the soft hum of the harmonium greet me. After I grab a comfortable pillow and find a spot, I close my eyes and begin meditating with the rest of my Hindu community, feeling at home at last. Though I have only been at Georgetown for eight months, I have discovered the value of my faith and found community within Hindu spaces on campus. Before I came to the Hilltop, I had never been a part of an extensive cultural or faith-based organization like the Hindu Students Association. At my high school, tucked away past the acres of Iowa corn fields, I was the only Hindu and Indian student. The nonexistent Hindu community at school discouraged me from embracing my faith; I was so lonely and ashamed of my cultural identity […]

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Hindu Benevolent fund – help needed for Funeral expenses

Hindu benevolent Fund has been approached by a resident of Sydney whose ailing mother has been suffering with cancer. We appeal everyone to contribute whatever they can towards this noble cause. A Hindu Benevolent Fund team consisting of Mr Ashwani Sharma and Ajay Khanna has visited the mother and her family and have reported that the family is in need of these funds. 

Following people have already made donations for this cause:


Parveen Gupta

$200.00 March 17, 2019

Appupillay Balasubramaniam

$200.00 March 17, 2019

Ashish Desai and Ravi

$200.00 March 17, 2019

Abhishek Pundir

$150.00 March 18, 2019

Surinder Jain

$100.00 March 17, 2019
Anonymous User


$100.00 March 19, 2019

Suresh Vashist

$100.00 March 23, 2019

Danveer Bhasin

$50.00 March 17, 2019

You can also make a donation here

Funeral expenses for 94 year old ailing mother campaign

$1,410 of $6,000 raised
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Hindu benevolent Fund has been approached by a resident of Sydney whose ailing mother has been suffering with cancer.

We appeal everyone to contribute whatever they can towards this noble cause.

A Hindu Benevolent Fund team consisting of Mr Ashwani Sharma and Ajay Khanna has visited the mother and her family and have reported that the family is in need of these funds.

You can make a donation via bank transfer to

BSB: 062-004 Account: 10447020

or pay by your credit card here.

“My 94 year old mum had a massive stroke and in her last stages in bed a hospital. I am the only son of my mother and I had to leave my job three years ago to take care of my mother who at that time had a serious cancer operation lasting for 10.5 hrs and consequently in hospital for over 6 months.

As I could not get leave I have to leave my job to take care of mum and my wife is also not working. Hence I am financially in a very bad position living only on carer allowance.

Under the circumstances can u please guide me if there were any social organizations in Sydney who can help me with regard to funeral costs. Any help would be very much appreciated. Thanks”


Hindu Benevolent Funds Team

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Hindu Karma Kitchen honored as finalist for Australia Day

By: Sai Paravastu.

Karma Kitchen is a project of Hindu Council of Australia to feed the homeless. Every Saturday, volunteers cook and serve food to homeless people in Alfred Park, Parramatta.

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History of Hinduism in Sindh from ancient times

Sindh: It is a southeastern state of Pakistan with its capital in Karachi. The name Sindh drives from the Sanskrit word Sindhu which is a river crossing both countries Pakistan and India. The state got its name because of being in the proximity of the Sindhu river. Hind: This name also comes from the Sanskrit word Sindhu. Sindh which is currently the province of Pakistan is a piece of land adjacent to Indus River and the Thar Desert. In past times, it was intertwined with the Indian subcontinent and located at the center of Indus valley civilization which is one of the world’s greatest pre-classical civilizations. But before being a part of Pakistan and being invaded by Mohammad bin Qasim, it had its own historical significance. In fact, the Hindu religion was the most prominent in this area and was practiced in a peaceful manner.

Map of India during the Vedic period, including Sindh.

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The oldest Jain temple in Pakistan

By: Wali Imran Khalil.

200 BC Greek City SirKap Pakistan is designed like Islamabad


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 Century AD as resembling Athens and Nineveh (Greek colony in present day Iraq).


Even a Chinese traveler of early times talked of this city being strategically located at the cross roads of trade between India, China, Central Asia and Persia.

‘Bhir’ was the native city near the SriKap site that was sacked by Alexander of Macedonia in 326 BC


Following Alexander’s (The son of Zeus’s) footsteps, Demetrius sacked the town again in 180 BC and laid foundation of SirKap city.

Jain Temple

Demetrius styled the city on Athens.

The imposing castle of Asoka (304-232BC) still overlooks the city.

The Greek took over Asoka’s Buddhist Kingdom and melded into it.


Indo-Greek Menander in 130 BC increased various sectors of SirKap. A Greek styled temple (Jandial) was built outside the 30 foot walls of SirKap, complete with its front Columns. Inside the walled city were syncretic temples of Jain, Sun worshipers, Hindus, Buddhists.

There was Persian Gondophares’s double headed eagle temple and a huge sun dial. The King had his royal court at the opposite end of the main boulevard.


The city had its own water channels, drainage, wells, market place, barracks’, and residential colonies.


One illegal excavator approached me with coins of Kushan period and said that very recently bronze statues and utensils were dug out by locals. The private archeological collection of locals is a lot more valuable than what is in the Taxila Government museum.


SirKap was destroyed by a great earth quake in the 40 AD and then taken over by the mysterious ‘European looking’ central Asian Kushan’ (Yuezhi)


A rival city, SirSukh was built a few kilometers away by the Kushan. SirSukh has yet to be completely excavated.


Buddhist monasteries like Jaulian, Maura Muradu, Badalpur, etc. dotted the higher grounds around SirKap

The city was probably abandoned in the White Huns invasion of 5th century BC


Standing in the middle of the sun dial of SirKap, it made perfect sense to me that Demetrius located this modern city on higher ground protected by the Indus & Jehlum River on both flanks, and by mountains from the North.

I always wondered where the pencil Greek nose, light eyes, blond hair and widely hedonistic traits in some Pakistani families comes from.


Well now I know — from the Turkish Greek Border!

Do enjoy the video of Taxilla and its Surrounding Buddhist sites.

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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 at the Felda Lurah Bilut before picking up the suspect for investigations. The suspect’s alleged comments on Facebook a day earlier had enraged netizens who urged police to act on him. Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun said yesterday that a remand order will be sought today to detain the man for further investigations. He said the suspect is being investigated for causing disharmony among the multi-races under Section 298A of the Penal Code and misuse of internet facilities under Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998. Mohamad Fuzi reminded the public to refrain from uploading or sharing content […]

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