Hindu Calendar launch (Postponed)

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National Geeta chanting competition 2024 by Chinmaya Mission

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Narasimha Jayanti wishes

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HCA invites community to participate in Hindu Pulse

The Hindu Council of Australia welcomes the community to send us articles, stories, success stories, events etc., related to Hindus. You can also send us news about current affairs that might affect Hindus in Australia and local Hindu events. Articles can also be around our religious texts or explanations/significance of our practices, works of great poets […]

Bhoodana Yagna for Hindu Educational and Cultural Centre (HEACC)

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The Forgotten Legacy: Girmitiyas in Australia

Australia’s rich cultural diversity owes much to the sacrifices and contributions of the Girmitiyas – indentured labourers who left their homes in search of better opportunities during the colonial era. Despite enduring immense hardship and exploitation, the Girmitiyas played a significant role in shaping the social, economic, and cultural landscape of Australia. The term “Girmitiya” […]

Akshaya Tritiya Celebrations at ISCKON West Sydney

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Meeting with Michaelia Cash, Dy leader for Opposition

It was a delightful experience to have the opportunity to meet Senator Michaelia Cash in Harris Park, accompanied by several Hindu community leaders. We express our heartfelt gratitude to her for taking the time out of her busy schedule to listen to our concerns. During the meeting, we provided Senator Cash with an overview of […]

Mother Nature, Mother Godess, Mother India, the importance of the mother in Hindu culture

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HCA WA press release on Rossmoyne Senior High School incident

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Gargi Awards 2024

Gargi Awards is concluded for the year 2024 successfully. Thank you to all the team members, volunteers, nominees and judges for participation and involvement this year. The Gargi Awards Ceremony for 2024 was conducted on Friday, 25th April 2024 at Wentworthville Community Centre. As most of you know, the Gargi Awards is an initiation of […]

Brahma Sri Dr. Samavedam Shanmukha Shrma Pravachanam

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Prayers for Victims of Stabbings

Prayers for victims of Sydney stabbings   Last week saw two horrible incidents during which some innocent bystanders were stabbed and then two senior members of a clergy were attacked and injured. Hindu Council of Australia strongly condemns the stabbing attacks. We pray that all surviving victims of these stabbings make a full recovery. Our […]

HCA wishes all Shubha Shri Rama Navami

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Tamil New Year Festival

By: Surinder Jain. The Tamil New Year, known as Puthandu, is a significant festival celebrated by the Tamil community. It marks the beginning of the Tamil calendar year and is observed with various customs, rituals, and festivities. This festival is celebrated not only in Tamil Nadu, India, but also by Tamil communities in Sri Lanka, […]

Religious Coercion should be made an offence

Hindu Council of Australia has stood for the protection of Hindus against being forced into performing rituals of other faiths, against their Will. We have been speaking to both sides of politics in NSW and at the federal level to enact laws that make Religious Coercion a form of Religious discrimination under state and federal […]

HSBC Star Alliance

Fast-track your way to Star Alliance Gold Status with the HSBC Star Alliance credit card. Enjoy the red carpet treatment of priority check-in, security lanes and baggage handling, extra baggage allowance, and access to over 1,000 airport lounges globally.   Fees, charges and T&Cs apply. Minimum spend of $4,000 in first 90 days from account […]

HCA wishes the Hindu Diaspora a Shubh Nav Varsha

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Parramatta city to consider Hindu spiritual needs

By: Surinder Jain. Hindu Council had approached Parramatta MP Mr Andrew Charlton to discuss Parramatta city infra-structure needs of Hindus to enable them to perform their rituals and celebrate their festivals. Andrew Charlton, Parramatta MP MP Charlton is very supportive of the initiative and arranged a meeting with the mayor of Parramatta Lord Pierre Esber.  […]

Golden Circle juices have beef extracts and alcohol based flavours

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Coalition Support for a first Hindu school in Sydney

By: Surinder Jain. Hindu Council of Australia supports the formation of first Hindu school in Australia. Hinduism is the third largest religion in Australia, consisting of more than 684,002 followers, and representing 2.7% of the population (as at 2021 census). We expect these numbers to be around 800,000 with a significant population living in Sydney. […]

Happy Holi from Hindu Council of Australia

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HCA Holi in collaboration with Cumberland Council

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Hindu Festivals & auspicious days in March 2024

Festivals 07 Thu Vijaya Ekadashi 09 Sat Maha Shivaratri 21 Thu Amalaki Ekadashi 08 Thu Masik Shivaratri 25 Mon Choti Holi/Holika Dahan 25 Mon Chandra Grahan/          Penumbral Lunar Eclipse 25 Mon Phalguna Vasanta Purnima 25 Tue Holi   Vijaya Ekadashi Thursday, March 7, 2024 On 8th Mar, Parana Time – 06:49 AM to 06:49 AM On Parana […]

Maha Shivaratri Wishes to everyone from HCA

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Energy project on a collision course with Hindu sentiments

Hindu Council of Australia was approached by Hare Krishna farm in Hunters Valley. EnergyCo is planning to run high volt transmission through the scared land of New Gokula Farm. The farm was chosen as a place for cow refuge and dietys were installed there by Srila Prabhupad, founder of world wide movement called Hare Krishna.  […]

Mahashivaratri 2024 Uncovered: The Date Mystery in Australia, New Zealand, and Fiji!

💥BREAKING THE MYTHS💥: Ever been puzzled by the different dates of Mahashivaratri in Australia, New Zealand, and Fiji? 🌏🤔 You’re not alone! This year, we’re setting the record straight for Mahashivaratri 2024. 📅✅ Dive into this video as we unravel the mystery behind these varying dates due to time zone differences and regional traditions. 🕰️🌐 […]

Gargi Awards 2024

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Brahma Shri Dr Samavedam Shanmukha Sharma Pravachan

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HCA press release on Shri Ram Janmbhoomi Mandir

Congratulations to all of us who have been waiting for centuries for this moment. Ram Lalla finally returned home to establish Rama Rajya in the Ayodhya and the Bharat Varsh. This ecstatic moment and the epoch-making of the Punar-Uddharana ceremony i.e., the re-consecration of the Ram Lalla Mandir at Ayodhya after five centuries. The Pran […]

Shri Ram Janmbhoomi Pran Pratishta events organised by HCA

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Join Australians united against Antisemitism – 4th February Sydney

Members of Hindu community are invited to join an event organised by Christian community against racial hatred anti-Semitism. The event will be held on 4th February in Sydney between 3-4pm. You must register in order to attend. Please use the link below to register for the event. https://events.humanitix.com/never-again-is-now-sydney   Related Images:

Rongali Bihu and Jetuka

Article by Shrutidhara Kaushik, Sydney                                                                                                      […]

Restore palliative care funding to support people throughout New South Wales with a life-limiting illness

The NSW state government has slashed funding for palliative care. Susan Carter MLC has lodged an official parliamentary petition calling for the NSW Government to recommit $150 million in funding that they slashed from palliative care last year. Please sign and circulate this petition in your networks so that the government doesn’t dip into palliative […]

Pundit Kedarnath Vyas who kept up the fight to save Kashi Vishwanatha

The name of the elderly hero in this photo is Kedar Nath Vyas.. It is only because of his family that Hindus today have the opportunity to worship at the Gnanavapi temple. Court allowed worship at Vyas Ji Ka Tahkhana in Gnanavapi Temple. His family has been worshiping Kashi Vishwanath since 1580. After the destruction […]

Sadhguru in Sydney

Soak in the Ecstasy of Enlightenment This is not merely a program. This is an immense wave of grace and energy. Offered for the first time, this day-long program is an opportunity to be swept away in nameless ecstasies as Sadhguru takes you through powerful processes and meditations. Package registration includes Inner Engineering*, a 7-step […]

Vietjet: an affordable and delicious way to travel back to India

Commencing 2 November 2023, Vietjet will operate 35 weekly round-trip flights connecting five prominent Indian destinations, including New Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Kochi, and Tiruchirappalli to Australia via Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam. This offers a more cost-effective alternative for the approximately 710,380 Indian-born people living in Australia* who are seeking to travel back to […]

Dhanurmasam / Margashira month

Dhanurmasa, Dhanur Month, which falls from mid-December to mid-January is considered Shooonya Masam or Kharmas. Dhanurmas 2023 – 2024 begins on December 17, 2023 and ends on January 14, 2024. Dhanur Masam is considered inauspicious in some regions. Only prayers and godly functions are performed during the period. The importance of Dhanurmasam is mentioned in […]

Chant Geeta, Enchant Krishna!

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Migration Strategy, Community Engagement by the Hon Clare O’Neil MP, Minister for Home Affairs and Minister for Cyber Security,

Dear Community Representative, On 11 December has announced the Migration Strategy, which outlines a new vision for rebuilding our migration system for a more prosperous and secure Australia. Migration is central to Australia’s national story, with more than half of all Australians either born overseas or having a parent born overseas. Migrants are an essential part […]


Indra’s wife Indrani used to have a parrot as a pet and loved it at a lot. One day the parrot got sick. Indrani showed the parrot to the doctor. The doctor said that it would be difficult for the parrot to survive. Hearing that, Indrani rushed to Indra..! “I don’t know what you will […]

Yuwa Divas 2024

Namaste Join us for our Annual Event commemorating the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda on January 12th, starting at 6 PM at Altona City Theatre. The program kicks off promptly at 6:30 PM. 🌟 Celebrate Youth Day (Yuva Diwas) with us! 🎙️ Top 2 finalists will relive their speeches from each U10 & U21 Speech […]

Tapovan & Gita Jayanti Festival Celebrations

Chinmaya Mission Australia would like to invite you on 23 Dec 2023 8:00 am to make this a special event.  On this day we chant all 700 verses (all 18 Chapters) of Bhagavad Gita & is quite unique & auspicious moment. Why Celebrate these two festivals?   The Bhagavad Geeta is considered the most important and […]

Hindus push their issues through Faith Council in NSW

The Hindu Council of Australia asks all members of Dharmic religions residing in Australia to let us know if other issues should be raised on behalf of our communities.  Please email your issues to editor@hinducouncil.com.au The Hindu Council of Australia attended the first meeting of the NSW Faith Affairs Council. The council consisting of 19 […]

Migrants and Refugees Career Pathways in Health – Semester 1 2024

Program Description: Have you always loved caring for others? Start training for a truly rewarding career by participating in the Career Pathways for Migrants and Refugees in Health program. This program provides an introduction the Health industry. The program includes training in office administration skills and workplace language and communication skills.  This course also provides: […]

Malta’s lack of a crematorium is denying Hindus right to practice their faith

Hindus urge the Maltese government to subsidise cremations abroad in the absence of a crematorium. The lack of a crematorium in Malta is forcing Hindus to bury their loved ones in contradiction to their beliefs, a senior religious leader has said.   Rajan Zed, president of the Universal Society of Hinduism, has urged the Maltese […]

A true story that gives goosebumps

This is a real story that stood in history as the example of bhakti in Kaliyuga. A story that raises hair and is unbelievable. It is unbelievable because Bhagwan Shiva appeared and helped a Britisher who has no connection to Sanatana Dharma or no belief in Bhagwan Shiva, a Britisher who practices Christianity. This is […]

HCA Deepavali 2023 Souvenir Magazine

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Setu Talks – Decolonising intellectual minds of Indian Disapora

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Divine Amla tree (Indian gooseberry)

Akshaya Navami Fasting Amla tree sis divine as per the puranas. According to our ancestors one will get endless virtue by praying to Amla tree Many communities celrbrate Akshaya Navami on the 9th day after Deepaali and pray to Amala tree. People believe that Akshya Navami will gets you self realisation. Its virtous to do […]

Deepavali 2023

Deepavali, the festival of lights is the largest festival in India and worldwide. Hindus primarily celebrate Deepavali but other religions like Jains, Buddhists and Sikhs also celebrate it. Other religions have different names and reasons/stories to celebrate this day. For Hindus, it is the day of Shri Ram’s return to Ayodhya along with Sita Devi […]

Perth Traditional Deepavali

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Avail of these upcoming grant opportunities

Infrastructure Grants: Community Infrastructure Funding to support community infrastructure such as a multipurpose community hub or a service for an eligible community group. https://www.nsw.gov.au/grants-and-funding/clubgrants-category-3-fund/clubgrants-infrastructure Opening soon- 27th Nov 23 and closing – 18th Dec 2023 Grant Amount: $50,000 to $250,000 Eligible for NFPs and Schools, Councils   Infrastructure Grants: sport and recreation Funding to support sport and […]

Saraswati Shashi – Westfield Local Hero for Parramatta

Westfield Parramatta has announced our own Saraswati Sashi ji as the Local Hero for Parramatta. The Hindu Council of Australia congratulates her and wishes her well and gives her full support to continue her work for the community. Inspirational Saraswathi Sashi ji dedicates her life to counselling and guiding local people from culturally and linguistically […]

Sewa Australia’s refugee computer training program

Friday, 6th October 2023, In collaboration with JRS, Sewa Australia conducted Computer training for Refugee women in Australia. In total 10 participants were trained on the Basics of computing. Sewa Australia is a member of the Hindu Council of Australia. Our first session was conducted for 4 hours with the help of 3 Volunteers of […]

PMs message to faith leaders on Referendum

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese addressed a gathering of faith leaders asking them to vote Yes for the upcoming Voice referendum. Here is his full statement.   ANTHONY ALBANESE, PRIME MINISTER:  5th October 2023 Thank you so much everyone. Thank you firstly, Pastor, for welcoming us into your church. Thank you to Rachel Perkins for the […]

Help Australia Today fight the legal battle to defend what is right

Dear Friends, I hope this message finds you well. Today, I come to you with a deeply personal appeal—one that speaks to the core of our values and the pursuit of justice. As many of you know, Australia Today has been engaged in a legal battle that carries immense significance, not just for me but […]

World Hindu Congress by World Hindu Foundation at Bangkok

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International Bindi/Tilak Day 2023

October 15 is being observed as International Bindi Day by Hinduism Worldwide INC in collaboration with the Hindu Council of Australia, the Global Hindu Federation, UMHV (United Malaysian Hindu Voice),  and other organisations. The programme is supported by HSS (Hindu Swayamsevak Sangha), Overseas Friends of BJP, Sewa Australia, Virat Hindustan Sangam, International Arya Samaj, Natyanivedan, […]

Food Security Research Survey

Sabine Baker is a Research Fellow at QUT’s Centre for Childhood Nutrition Research. He leads the ‘Feeding Families in Tough Times’ (FFiTT) program of research, which is a collaboration between key stakeholders in food insecurity, academics and people with lived experience that aims to develop solutions to food insecurity. For more information about FFiTT or […]

Graduate Certificate Course in Counsellor of Hindu Tradition (CHT): 2023-2024 – Expression of Interest

Register today to become Counsellors of Hindu Tradition (CHT). Each year classes start in October. The 9-month Saturday/Sunday CHT course will make you a trained volunteer for community service to facilitate your pursuit of Vedic chaplaincy The duration of the course is 24 weeks, 4 hours weekly (2 to 3 classes weekly) a month broadly […]

All Hindu temples – Please apply for federal funding to secure your temple

Applications are now open for the Albanese Government’s Securing Faith-Based Places grant program. You may recall that during the event to host Indian PM Modi, our PM Anthony Albanese had announced a grant of $40 million for safety and security of places of faith. The funding round is now open. Please enter your application asap […]

HOTA Raksha Bandhan 2023 – 30th September

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Community Language Schools Grant Program

  Dear Community Leaders, While in Perth on Monday 28 August 2023 Minister for Immigration, Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs, the Hon Andrew Giles MP announced that the Australian Government is investing $15 million over two years to support education of languages other than English as part of the new Community Language Schools Grant. Community language […]

Ganesha Chaturthi at Centenery Square Parramatta on 23rd September

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Ganesh Chaturthi at Liverpool, NSW on 2nd October

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Ganesha Chaturthi at Minto, NSW on 24th September

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Ganesha Chaturthi in Castle Hill, NSW on 24th September

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Ganesha Chaturthi in Albury, NSW on 23rd September

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Ganesha Chaturthi at Epping, Victoria on 23rd September

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Ganesha Chaturthi in Coorparoo, Qld on 24th September

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Ganesha Chaturthi in Indoorpilly, Qld on 23rd September

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Ganesha Chaturthi in Berwick, Victoria on 22d & 23rd September

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Ganesha Chaturthi in Brisbane on 22nd September

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Ganesha Chaturthi in Hindmarsh, SA on 23rd & 24th September

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Ganesha Chaturthi in West Torrens, Adelaide on 23rd & 24th September

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Ganesha Chaturthi in Florey, ACT on 19th September

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Ganesha Chturthi in Lesmurdie, Perth on 23rd September

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Ganesha Chaturthi at Shaktidham, WA on 23rd September

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Ganesha Chaturthiat at Sydney Kali Temple on 19th September

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Ganesha Chaturthi in West Ryde on 16th September

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Shri Krishna Janmashtami

Bharat is the land of Festivals. These grand festivities commemorated around the year are not merely a source of entertainment and mental appeasement. Rather each of these festivals has been mindfully crafted by our saints & seers – the great Indian Psychologists, as socio-cultural-spiritual tools to re-align the thoughts & lives of masses with the […]

Ganesha Murthy making workshops in Sydney

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Ganesha Chaturthi at Adelaide Zoo on 19th Septmber

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Ganesha Chaturthi in Melbourne, Victoris on 17th September

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Ganesha Chaturthi in Altona, Victoria on 18th September

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Tour & transport to Sri Venateshwara Temple, Helensburgh during Brahmotsavam

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Shri Krishna Janmashtami by Sri Venkata Krishna Vrindavana on 9th September

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Shri Krishna Janmashtami at Glenwood by ISKCON on 9th September

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Shri Krishna Janmashtami in Shanes Park by ISKCON on 9th September

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Paada Yatra, 30th Septmber 2023

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How to participate in the referendum – AEC information session

  Australian Electoral Commission would invite everyone to participate in a referendum briefing from the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC). It’s been over 20 years since Australia’s last referendum, and voters are expected to vote on 14 October 2023. The AEC would like to provide your organisation with information about what a referendum is and how […]

Sri Krishna doll art exhibitionat Pilabara, Western Australia

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Best Dressed Radha & Krishna competition

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Shri Krishna Janmashtami by Hindu Temple & Cultural Centre of the ACT, Canberra

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Shri Krishna Janmashtami @BAPS, Rosehill on 9th September

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Sri Krishna Janmashtami at Sri Mandir, Auburn

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Shri Krishna Janmashtami @Sydney Kali Temple, Silverwater

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Shri Krishna Janmashtami by ASMY at Cooraparoo, Qld

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Shri Krishna Janmshtami by Samskruthi Perth

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