Darwin celebrates Janmashtami 2020

Australian School of Meditation & Yoga along with the Hindu Council are pleased to announce the celebration of Sri Krishna Janmashtami. There will be kirtan, pure vegetarian feast, stories, dancing and much more. Ashraya, an amazing kirtan band, have been invited to lead the kirtan and devotional songs for this auspicious celebration. When: Saturday 15th […]

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 […]

Shankar Ehsaan Loy Concert – Vedanta Fundraising

Fund raising for Vedanta.  

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 […]

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 […]

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.

Diwali ArtSpace exhibition opened by Mayor of Strathfield

A Diwali themed Arts Exhibition with paintings, sculptures and other Art works was declared “open” by the Mayor of @StrathfieldCouncil and Dr Bala Subramaniam AOM on 9th November 2018. The Mayor congratulated Hindu Council for organizing such a wonderful art exhibition. Lord Mayor of Strathfield The event was also attended by Jodi McKay, MP and […]

Ramayana puppet show from Prague performed in Sydney

By : Mohan Vijayraghavan. Lenka and Eric who are puppeteers from Prague, performed a Puppet Show at Hindu Council of Australia’s Deepavali festival held at Parramatta on 4th November 2018. Lenka and myself are associated for about 8 years now and have done some shows in Hindu education camps and at the Powerhouse museum but […]

Diwali celebrated in Parramatta

By : Surinder Jain. (Photographs by Vijay Maharaj and Dharmendra Modi) Hindu Council of Australia celebrated its 20th Diwali at Parramatta Park on 3rd and 4th November 2018. Saturday the 3rd was marked by Sri Sitarama Kalyanam and Ram Lila while Sunday the 4th was Sri Sitarama Pattabhishekam, Ram Lila, Ravan Dehan and fire works. […]

Office goers crowd relishes Diwali in Sydney

By : Surinder Jain. Hindu Council of Australia celebrated Diwali festival in Martin Place, the heart of Sydney today on 31st October 2018. Martin Place is a pedestrian mall in the central business district of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Office lunch time crowd Martin Place has been described as the “civic heart” of Sydney. […]

Cherrybrook Village celebrates Diwali with Hindu Council

By : Surinder Jain. Hindu Council of Australia in association with Cherrybrook shopping centre celebrated Diwali festival inside the shopping centre on 28th October 2018. Space inside of the shopping centre was converted into a stage for performances, a Saree tying workshop, a Diya painting workshop for children, a free henna workshop and a flower […]

Diwali celebrated in Rouse Hill Shopping Centre

Hindu Council of Australia celebrated Diwali festival with a fun fare and cultural program in Rouse Hill Town Shopping centre on 27th October 2018. Rouse Hill Town Centre is a shopping centre in the suburb of Rouse Hill in the Hills District of Sydney. The Village Centre is the main shopping mall with hundreds of […]

Diwali ArtSpace final 2018 Catalogue

The final catalogue of all arts entries for 2018 Diwali ArtSpace. ArtSpaceCatalogue-DAE-Catalogue-5-Online

Goddess Kali gets Special Commendation by Woolahra Council in Vaucluse Australia

By : Surinder Jain. Vaucluse is a harbour suburb in the Woollahra council within Sydney, Australia. It is one of the most fashion and art conscious highly sought after suburb with a very high average income. The Council runs an annual Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize (WSSP) and attracts some of the best artists in Australia […]

Neeraj Gupta’s sculpture awarded by Australia

Sydney, Australia: The Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize, presented by Woollahra Council, today announced 48 emerging and established artists as finalists for the 18th annual Prize and exhibition. The finalist group was today from 666 entries this year including artists from Australia, India and the United Kingdom highlighting the Prize’s growing international reputation. Delhi, India based […]

Diwali ArtSpace Nov 8-20 2018

Come and see an Art Exhibition in Strathfield based on Diwali theme.  

Perth Mint releases Diwali 2018 Stamp and Coin Cover

The coin features a representation of Ganesha with his traditional motifs – a lotus flower, an ornamental axe and a mouse, symbolising the deity’s state of enlightenment. The design includes the inscription ‘happy diwali’ and The Perth Mint’s traditional ‘P’ mintmark.

Diwali themed Art Exhibition

By:Sonali Pathak.  The Hindu Council of Australia and the Strathfield Council are hosting a unique ‘Diwali’ themed art exhibition. Visit  https://www.facebook.com/events/501809670275366/ to register your interest.

Albury Wodonga Hindus produce “That Girl”

Albury Wodonga are two twin towns in Australia on the New South Wales-Victoria state border, separated by Murray river. It has a significant population of Hindus from Indian and from Bhutan. About 60 members of the local Bhutanese and Indian communities got together to produce a Bollywood-style dance and song titled That Girl. The song has a […]

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. A mangala sutra is worn by wife for the long life of the husband? Yes/No  Yes  No The mangala sutra is worn for the long life of the husband. Dictated by religious customs and social expectations, married […]

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 […]

Ashraya Band celebrates International Day of Yoga with concerts in Darwin

To celebrate International Day of Yoga, the kirtan band Ashraya will be joining the festivities in Darwin. On their second tour to the Top End, they bring their world grooves and mellow sounds with beautiful ancient mantras that soothe the soul’s inner-most needs.  Weaving together the mantras with amazing music, Ashraya brings a unique and […]

Art telling Ramayana, Hindu story, at Carlos Museum

An exhibit of art at the Michael C. Carlos Museum of Emory University is highlighting events told in the Ramayana, a sacred text of Hinduism. The exhibit opened in January, and Coweta residents have been among the visitors viewing the paintings filled with bright colors and elaborate detail. The paintings date from the 17th-19th centuries. […]

A new film on Love Jihad by Sudipto Sen

Renonwned film artist Sudipto Sen has made a new film titled ‘In the Name of Love-Melancholy of God’s Own Country’. A screening of the film was organised by Global Indian Foundation and Vivekanand Vichar Manch of Jawahar Lal Nehru University in Delhi. The film focuses on the issue of ‘love jihad’ and religious conversion of girls in […]

HCA joins hands with Strathfield Council for a Diwali Art Exhibition

Hindu Council (HCA) has been approached by Strathfield council via our website. The Council said that it would like to run an Indian Art exhibition, hopefully in the theme of Diwali between Thursday, 8 November – Tuesday, 20 November 2018. The council has  a professional art hanging system at High St Library and wants to […]

Why does world’s largest particle physics lab CERN has a statue of Lord Shiva

Religion inspires Physics at CERN, Geneva : “Hundreds of years ago, Indian artists created visual images of dancing Shivas in a beautiful series of bronzes. In our time, physicists have used the most advanced technology to portray the patterns of the cosmic dance. The metaphor of the cosmic dance thus unifies ancient mythology, religious art […]