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In Bali, the word Pura means?

 
 
 
 

Like Indian Hindus, do Balenese Hindus also have four varnas of classification in their society? Yes/No

 
 

Like Malayasia and Indoneasia, Hindus in Singapore also suffer religious prosecution? Yes/No

 
 

When did the first the Arya Samaj missionary arrive in French Guyana?

 
 
 
 

The population of Hindus in Pakistan and in Bangladesh has remained stable since after their independence? Yes/No

 
 

Hinduism came to Fiji as Hindu contract workers started arriving there from 1879 onwards? Yes/No

 
 

Java was ruled by Hindu kings from 4th to 15th century? Yes/No

 
 

Fiji Hindus are also classified into four varna system? Yes/No

 
 

The earliest influence of Hinduism can be traced by archeological evidence to be from around

 
 
 

What is known as a Bimong in the Cham language of Vietnam?

 
 
 

When and where was a first Ravan effigy ever, burnt in Australia?

 
 
 
 

When did the first Ganesh visarjana festival was held in Sydney with clay Ganesha being immersed in the ocean at Stanwell Tops beach?

 
 
 
 

When did the first Malay Hindu state appear in Malaysia?

 
 
 
 

Hinduism was the main religion of Cham people in Central and South Vietnam between 2nd and 15th century? Yes/No

 
 

Which province do most Pakistani Hindus live in Pakistan?

 
 
 

The earliest evidence of Hinduism in Java comes from which century?

 
 
 
 

Hinduism is the leading single religion of the Indo-Caribbean communities of the West Indies? Yes/No

 
 

Which religion replaced Hinduism as the main religion of Khmer in 13th century?

 
 
 

Hinduism came to Singapore between 7th and 10th century? Yes/No

 
 

In which country is Ramakien (Ramayana) is a popular epic and Ayutthaya (Ayodhya) is a city named after the birth place of Rama?

 
 
 
 

Most Malaysian Hindus are Tamils? Yes/No

 
 

After gaining its independence in 1957, Malaysia became a secular country? Yes/No

 
 

Nyepi and Galungan are Buddhist festivals of south east Asia? yes/No

 
 

Which country held until 1935, a swing festival known asTriyampavai-Tripavai whose name is derived from names of two Tamil language Hindu chants: Thiruvempavai and Thiruppavai meaning “opening the portals of Shiva’s home”?

 
 
 
 

There are no Hindu temples left in Pakistan? Yes/No

 
 

According to the Australian census of 2016, Hinduism was the fastest growing religion of Australia? Yes/No

 
 

Why did last of the Java Hindu Kings retreated Bali?

 
 
 
 

Khmer empire of Cambodia were Hindu kings? Yes/No

 
 

Did Khmer Hindu society of Cambodia had the Hindu four varna system for classifying the society? Yes/No

 
 

Which people’s Hinduism was known by these names, namely Tirta, Trimurti, Hindu, Agama Tirta, Siwa?

 
 
 
 

When did the first Hindus came to Australia?

 
 
 
 

Most Hindus in Singapore today are ethinic Indians? Yes/No

 
 

Hindus in South America, are chiefly the descendants of Indian indentured labourers? Yes/No

 
 

Many non-Balanese communities follow practices very akin to Hinduism? Yes/No

 
 

Hinduism and the scientific heart – a book review

Pavan Verma of JDU has written a book on Adi Shankaracharya. His interview is very informative and is given below. Pavan Varma is a celebrated diplomat, cultural catalyst and public intellectual. His new book on the Shankaracharya throws startling light about Hinduism and its fascinating relationship with science.
 
 
 

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A capsule course on Hinduism in Canberra, sign up now

Hindu Council is conducting a capsule course on Hindu philosophy and Hinduism in Canberra. This capsule course on Hindu Philosophy is presented as a series of ten sessions of two hours each. The course will cover ten fundamental topics.
Rational inquiry is the basis for Hindu beliefs and rituals. These ten sessions will introduce the methods of rational inquiry used by Indians and connect them to our daily practices.

Hindu Philosophy is a vast subject and these ten sessions are meant to give an introduction to ten topics and also to provide directions to students who want to study further with a rational inquiring mind.

The topics will be covered in a manner similar to a university course with an assignment component so that the participants can apply what they have learnt.

Venue:
Canberra – Churches Center, Suite 26 , Level 2, 54 Benjamin Way, Belconnen. (Opp ABS building).
Date: 21 July to 22 Sept- every Saturday 10.00 am to 12.00 pm.

Interstate – To be connected through Zoom ( video meeting room)

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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 land by a donor to the trust is being planned on the site on 8th July 2018. 

According to its President, Prof Nihal Singh Agar OAM, the HINDU EDUCATION CENTRE SYDNEY Incorporated has several objectives, the core being:

  • Establish resources and facilities and centres of learning and teaching Hindutvam, including worship, inculcate spiritual practices and cultural behaviours of followers of Hinduism
  • Build and manage library, resource and research centre on Hinduism
  • Provide centralised facility for Hindu community
  • Provide support and promote activities of Hindu organisation.

The Centre’s constitution stipulates that income, property, profits and financial surplus of HINDU EDUCATION CENTRE SYDNEY, whenever derived, must be applied solely towards the promotion of the objects of HINDU EDUCATION CENTRE SYDNEY as set out in this Constitution.  It also stipulates that the Centre shall not carry on business for the purpose of profit or gain to its individual Members and no portion of its income, property, profits and financial surplus may be paid, distributed to or transferred, directly, indirectly, by way of dividend, property, bonus or otherwise by way of profit, to the Members, or the Board of Directors, or their relatives, except as provided by this Constitution.