Temples can open in NSW from Friday 15th May 2020

Temples can open in NSW from Friday 15th May 2020. Apart from the priest, up to 10 worshipers (including any children) with social distancing of 1.5 meters apart and 4 sqm per person are permitted. Temples are encouraged to keep a record of attendees especially those who have not installed CovidSafe app. All places of […]

Guduchi The Ayurvedic immunity booster

By: Dr. Naveen Shukla, BSc, B. A. M.S (Bachelor of Ayurvedic medicine and Surgery), Founder Director of Nature care Ayurveda,Vice president of Australasian Association of Ayurveda(AAA), State representative of AAA for NSW. The scientific name: Tinospora Cardifolia, Is one of the most valued and important Ayurvedic herbs for its multiple medicinal properties. It is also […]

COVID-19: REGISTRATIONS FOR STRANDED INDIAN NATIONALS

Indian nationals stranded in Australia due to COVID19 and with compelling needs to travel to India are advised to register themselves and submit required details in the following link   https://forms.gle/C7jRsygd52wbgxnn9   Those nationals who have individually contacted the Mission/Posts earlier for assistance are also requested to register themselves using the above link.   It […]

Hindu council recommends CovidSafe

Australia’s Prime Minister has called upon everyone in Australia to download and install “CovidSafe” app on your mobile phones. Hindu Council strongly recommends everyone to do so. Many of you would have heard of ArogyaSetu app in India to help stop spread of Corona virus. CovidSafe helps stop spread of Corona virus in Australia in […]

Victoria’s help to International students

International students will receive a relief payment of up to $1,100 as part of a Victorian Government emergency support package that will help tens of thousands of people across our state. International students are a vital part of our education system, our economy and our community. They give so much to Victoria – not just […]

Social distancing clarification for Temples

The department of Multiculturalism NSW is having regular meetings with faith leaders of all faiths to discuss any issues. In a meeting held this week, following points were discussed/reiterated : Baptism can have up to five people and funerals can have a maximum of ten people. These numbers include everyone on those premises. Places of […]

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 […]

Research Survey on Mantra chanting by Macquarie University

By: Gemma Perry, Macquarie University’s PhD student and a yoga expert.   Name of Project: Online Survey about Chanting Chief Investigator: Professor Bill Thompson, Director of Music, Sound and Performance Lab, Department of Psychology  You are invited to participate in a study of chanting practices. We are conducting an online survey in order to find out […]

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 […]

Spiritual retreat at Darama

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

AYURVEDA AND HINDU MYTHOLOGY

AYURVEDA AND HINDU MYTHOLOGY AYURVEDA-A LIFE SCIENCE MIRACLE Ayurveda is one among the oldest science which is completely accredited and it is practised with whole strength since 2000 years in south of Asia. While having a glance through history of Hindustan (India) we can see even their tradition and lifestyle is designed in such a […]

Spoken Sanskrit Workshop – Sat 21 Dec 10am-5pm

Dear Sanskrit Lovers, Please register at https://forms.gle/65cpZE6FxuxZ1Z388 Please feel free to discuss any question that you have. Please share this information. Thanks. Spoken Sanskrit Workshop संस्कृतकार्यशाला The HTCC Canberra & the Hindu council of Australia Eligibility: – A basic understanding of the use of cases (vibhakti) and simple tenses (lakaara) in Sanskrit will help. This […]

Grand Ceremony of Sri Srinivasa Kalyana @ Sydney In 8th Feb 2020 Saturday

* Grand Ceremony of Sri Srinivasa Kalyana @ Sydney In 8th Feb 2020 Saturday* Dear Devotees, With grace of Sri Hari Vayu Gurugalu and with blessings of *Sri Sri Sugunendra Theertha Swamiji,* *SVKVS* will be performing *Sri Srinivasa Kalyana for first time in Sydney.* The Grand Ceremony will be conducted in the presence of Swamiji […]

Srimad Bhagwad Katha in Hindi and Gujrathi

Srimad Bhagwad Katha in Hindi and Gujrathi. More Details as in the flyer attached.

Sai Sandhya and Mata ki Chowki program

Sai Sandhya and Mata ki Chowki program on Friday 22 November 2019 at Harvey Lowe Pavillion Hall, Doran Drive Castle Hill from 7 PM to 9 PM followed by Bhandara. More details as attached in the flyer.

Velukkudi Sri U.Ve.Krishnan Swami’s Spiritual Discourses Australia and NZ Tour 2019

Velukkudi Sri U.Ve.Krishnan Swami’s Spiritual Discourses Australia and NZ Tour 2019. Please contact the organizers for more information.

Blood donation drive across Australia

Hi All. We are pleased to invite you for your kind contribution for a Blood donation drive across Australia. The details are as in the flyer.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Only Modi has the ticker to revoke Article 370 and give justice to Kashmiri Hindus

By Vijay Badhwar Only the Modi Government could do this – to revoke Article 370 – a folly that had festered for 70 years, simmered and boiled over in two wars, for no benefit to anyone but a few politicians who brainwashed the simple Kashmiris into hardliners and terrorists to serve their selfish cause. The […]

Spiritual retreat with Pujya Rakesh Bhai

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

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

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

Benefits of Spiritual meditation

By: John Parrot, Relax Like a Boss. Spiritual meditation is one of the most rewarding and inspiring practices you can introduce into your daily routine.    

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Hindu women saints songs on SBS radio

By: Gayatri Bharat. For the first time, SBS will broadcast a Hindu women saints based Indian classical musical series that I have produced.  (My page has more details about me.)   The series “mystic women” is about Indian HINDU women saints, their struggles, inspiration and the beauty of their songs.    Facebook promo s below. […]

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 […]

A selection of sayings on Yoga

By: John Parrott, Founder of Relax Like A Boss. 15 favourite yoga sayings.

Articles by Sri Shuddhaanandaa Brahmachari

When we live a soul-cen­tered life we be­come a happy per­son, for to be with the spirit is to be in peace and con­tent­ment. If we live a ma­te­ri­ally en­grossed life, we face the storms of life with­out an an­chor. Our spir­i­tual be­ing, or soul, is the an­chor. Only a spir­i­tu­ally awak­ened per­son can dis­crim­i­nate […]

Articles by Sri Shuddhaanandaa Brahmachari – Life Is an Opportunity! Don’t Miss It!

Bodhi Shuddhaanandaa (Formerly Shuddhaanandaa Brahmachari) It is one thing to be happy when our expectations are fulfilled. But how do we sustain it? Can we keep the externals in our control all the time? Can we overcome the internal loop of anxieties and worries as we wish? How do we sustain happiness? Only when we […]

Rathayatra – Festival of Chariots

Everyone is Invited to the Rathayatra – Festival of Chariots. Ratha Yatra, is a procession of Lord Krishna in his form of Jagannatha, Lord of the Universe. The Festival includes street parade, Cultural Show and delicious Free Vegetarian feast in Liverpool. The decorated chariots of Jagannatha will roll down the main streets of Liverpool and […]

HSS Sydney Mahanagar Baudhik

Lecture and discussion by Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh.

Divine Life Society of Australia – Spiritual & Yoga Insights – Canberra

Free Discourses & a unique opportunity to share the Spiritual, Yoga insights” of His Holiness Sri Swami Yogaswarupananda of Divine Life Society, Rishikesh, India.  

Divine Life Society of Australia – Spiritual & Yoga Insights – Brisbane

Free Discourses and a unique opportunity to Share the spiritual & Yoga insights” of His Holiness Sri Swami Yogaswarupananda ji, Divine Life Society, Rishikesh. Events scheduled from 23rd June to 27th June, Brisbane. Refer to attached flyer for details.

Inner Engineering with Sadhguru July 27-28 Melbourne

Sadhguru is coming back to Australia after a span of 7 years. There is a rare opportunity to learn a life transforming practice directly from him. You are invited to a unique opportunity to engineer an inner transformation that deepens the very way you perceive life, your work, and the world you inhabit. Created and […]

Tax office Scam Warning

By: Australian Tax office. Australian Tax Office has issued a latest warning and guideline for fake calls on behalf of ATO.

Shankar Ehsaan Loy Concert – Vedanta Fundraising

Fund raising for Vedanta.  

Yoga in South Hobart

Free Yoga @ the Goods Shed, Mac Pt Farewell Jyoti, Hello Sangita Yoga Philosophy Book Club this Friday Intro to Meditation starts 30th May       We’re sad to say that Jyoti is leaving us. She’s going to live a new life on Tassie’s beautiful NW coast. You won’t be surprised to know she […]

Sewa empowering community to crack their job in Australia

Crack your first job in Australia.

Divine Life Society of Australia – Swami Yogaswarupananda ji’s visit to Australia

Mark these dates (29th May to 9th July) and don’t miss out on this opportunity to be part of Special Satsangs, Yoga programs & Public Talks. Swami Yogaswarupananda Ji, Vice-President Divine Life Society, Rishikesh, is visiting Sydney from 29th May to 9th of July. On this occasion, Divine Life Society of Australia is organising a […]

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 […]

A NSW MP goes Vegan

By: Sydney Morning Herald. “The chicken was purring and I realised chickens purr the same way as my cat,” she said. “I realised if I can’t eat my cat then I can’t eat this chicken.” Few politicians are asked about their diet as much as Ms Hurst, who is required as a candidate for the […]

ANZAC spirit recalls Australia India friendship – Indian down under

By Vijay Badhwar, Indian Down Under. Thanks to the Hindu Council of Australia who took initiative last year to erect the Cherrybrook Cenotaph that the Indian community now shares a part of ANZAC history.

Nataraja Art work exhibited at Royal Easter Show

By: Shweta Bhargava. A 5 feet tall painting of Hindu lord Shiva is among several beautiful artworks that are currently being exhibited at the Sydney Royal Easter Show 2019. The artwork is made up by Sydney based Artist Shweta Bhargava, who is promoting Indian art forms in Australia since last 8 years. Artist Shweta Bhargava […]

Sewa International sponsoring school bags for poor in Karnataka

By: Rajesh. Sewa International. Sewa International, a member organization of Hindu Council of Australia,  has been sponsoring poor children from rural areas of Karnataka by sponsoring school bags with all stationery for an year. Our target is 500 kits and we have raised about 74 kits. We still need 426 kits yet to be sponsored […]

Government delays religious freedom bill until after election

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

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 […]

Australia plans to reduce the Migration Program ceiling by 15 per cent

Hindus are the fastest growing religion in Australia mainly due to migration of IT and other skilled experts. Now Australia plans to reduce its migration program. A statement by The Hon David Coleman MP MINISTER FOR IMMIGRATION, CITIZENSHIP AND MULTICULTURAL AFFAIRS 21 March 2019 Good afternoon, I’m writing to you to update you on the […]

India Run Festival in Melbourne

By: Makrand Bhagwat. Hindu Council of Australia Victoria chapter alongwith other parivar organisations is supporting this India run festival. The tickets can be purchased by clicking on the link below –   https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/india-run-festival-tickets-55755093987   Please use code ‘HCAIRF’ for a 10 AUD discount on the tickets.  Every runner will receive a free T-shirt for the […]

ISKCON Bhumi Puja

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

Parmahansa Yogananda kriya Yoga in Sydney

  Register below for this FREE Lecture and Guided Meditation by Sydney Centre of Self-Realization Fellowship   Free – Register by clicking here   Event Information Introducing the Kriya Yoga meditation practices of Paramahansa Yogananda, followed by a reception. About this Event We welcome Brother Devananda, a monk of the Self-Realization Fellowship Order (SRF), back […]

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 […]

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 […]

Sri Ramakrishna Birthday Celebration

The pulsating, ancient sound of Vedic Chanting by the Vedanta Society Nuns launched this year’s public celebration of Sri Ramakrishna’s birthday celebration at Vedanta Hall. In his introductory comments to a panel session on Joy of Spirituality in the Light of Sri Ramakrishna’s Life and Message, Robert Grant observed that: “We’re surrounded by complicated, obsessive […]

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.    

Hare Krishna Community and Cultural Centre coming up

His Divine Grace A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada (Founder Acharya: International Society for Krishna Consciousness)  Hare Krishna Community and Cultural Centre coming up! The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), more popularly known as the “Hare Krishnas”, has announced a new temple and cultural centre to be built in Vineyard (near Windsor), approximately 50 km […]

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 […]

Shivaratri Celebration at Vedanta Hall – Sunday 3 March

Shivaratri Celebration At Vedanta Hall, 15 Liverpool Rd, Croydon on Sunday 3 March. As an offering to Shiva the Celebration commenced with group chanting of Om Namah Shivaya 108 times creating a vibrant feeling of peace. In his speech at the event Nandu Mehta, Secretary of the Ramakrishna Sarada Vedanta Society of NSW, observed “Siva […]

Half a million cows to be buried in Australia

During recent floods in the northern state of Queensland many towns were devastated. The state of Queensland also known as the sunshine state is an agricultural state with cattle farming as well as milk a major part of its economy. Cattle grazing for beef and sheep grazing for wool production is an important industry.  Queensland […]

Australians celebrate Maha Shivratri in Sydney

By: Anmol Puri. Art of Living in Sydney celebrated Mahashivratri with a soulful satsang at Dundas Community Centre followed by home cooked vegetarian dinner which also catered for those who were fasting. More than 60 people attended the satsang and were blissed by the soulful bhajans (devotional chanting) sung by Art of Living singers accompanied […]

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 […]

Sydney pays homage to 44 CRPF fallen in Pulwama Kashmir, India

Over a thousand Indians from all backgrounds gathered in Sydney today to pay their last respects to 44 Indian brave soldiers who died at the hand of religious fanatics. The incident took place in Pulwama, Kashmir, India when a suicide bomber rammed his explosive laden vehicle in to a bus transporting a convoy of Police. […]

Veerashaivas Community of Australia pays respects to Siddhaganga Swamiji.

By: Vijayakumar Halagali. Memorial service and Prayer meeting was organized by the Veerashaiva Samaja of Asia Pacific Inc. (VSAP) at  Sri Sai Mandir Hall, Regents Park(Sydney), Australia. This event was organized to facilitate an opportunity to the local Veerashaiva community to pay last respects to most respected and worshipped Swamiji as the “Walking God”. This […]

Learn Sri Bhagwadgita via Whatsapp tele-bridged sessions by JET

By: Sai Paravastu. Jeeyar Education Trust (JET) is organising tele-bridged sessions to learn Sri Bhagwadgita   https://chat.whatsapp.com/2la4exnD2EGI4ftBVNtdXB    Collaboration will be via WhatsApp. Please spread this message to anyone Interested to learn. No age limit and no fees.  Please take advantage of this program which is starting this week for next 35 weeks. More information […]

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 […]

Beef tallow in Australian currency notes

WHILE Australia was the first country in the world to produce banknotes made from plastic (polymer), what many people don’t realise is that our currency uses tallow — rendered animal fat from sheep, pigs and cows — as a ‘slip agent’ to prevent friction and static. The Reserve Bank of Australia confirmed banknotes have a […]

Ageing and Disability Commissioner to be established in NSW

Hindus are most affected due to ageing as existing facilities, historically, have been catering to Australians of white christian background. The establishment of a Commissioner is therefore a good news for ageing Hindus or those suffering from disability. NSW Government announcement about the establishment from 1 July 2019 of an Ageing and Disability Commissioner. The […]

Diwali celebration by Indian cultural society of Darwin, Australia!

By : Shashi Khanna. Diwali may be over in India but the celebration and festivity continues with zeal in cities around Australia. Indian cultural society in Darwin celebrated DIWALI  at the Indoor sports stadium. A well organised program attended by whose who and nearly all the Indian community at Darwin. Indian cultural society ,a group […]

First Indian Born Hindu woman elected in Upper House Victoria

Hindus started migrating to Australia in 1970’s and after about 50 years of migration, they have established their roots in their new homeland. Nothing illustrates it more than a migrant and that too a woman getting elected in a Parliament. Kaushalya Vaghela Kaushaliya Virjibhai Vaghela is a Hindu Indian Australian politician. She has been 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 […]

Selling Burgers to eliminate world hunger and save the earth

By : Surinder Jain. Amit Tiwari, founder of Soul Burgers fast food chain of restaurants in Australia, prides on selling tasty burgers with no animal meat in them. A burger without cruelty to animals (assuming killing is cruelty) and good for the environment (meat production is one of the major factors for climate change) is […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

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

Muslim leaders boycot discussions to stop terrorism

A proposed round table to discuss how Australia could better identify and stop extremism will be boycotted by Muslim leaders this week in response to comments from Prime Minister Scott Morrison who said religious leaders were “making excuses”. On 9 November 2018, at around 4:10 pm, a man set fire to a Holden Rodeo ute […]

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 […]

Annual Shankabhishekam at Darwin Varasiddhi Vinayaka Temple

By : Shashi Khanna. An idol in a Temple is given life by reciting mantras on  an auspicious day. The idol is considered to have been born on that day whilst the birth star is calculated by time of Its consecration. Every year the idol’s Birthday and Star is celebrated by renewing the mantras and […]

Memorial dedicated to Indian Anzacs to be unveiled in Sydney

Twelve Indian-origin soldiers volunteered for the Australian Imperial Force during WWI, according to the records in the National Archives of Australia

SBS News reports Diwali celebrations

SBS coverage of Deepavali celebration in Parramatta