Stop Rumors against Hindu Council

We at Hindu Council of Australia are being contacted by various Hindus asking if it is true that Hindu Council is apologizing to Khalistani elements. This is untrue and is only a rumor to agitate Hindu community further. We ask all Australian Hindus to retain their calmness and not get agitated by such false and […]

NSW Labor leader Chris Minns Tweets praising Hindus

Pleasure to meet with the Hindu Council of Australia. Hindu Australians give so much to Australia through their language schools, cultural events and charities. pic.twitter.com/Mudfs7R03H — Chris Minns (@ChrisMinnsMP) May 19, 2022

HCA calls for community harmony

In a recent event held by Hindu Council with Liberal party where PM was present, two unauthorized men stood up and disturbed the meeting by shouting questions at the Prime Minister. We regret the disturbance caused. The two men do not belong to Hindu Council of Australia, their manner of asking questions/comments were unwarranted and […]

Watch Q and A session with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison

Q and A session with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison

Morrison Government will provide the HCA with $250,000 for The Karma Kitchen

Morrison Government will provide the Hindu Council of Australia with $250,000 for The Karma Kitchen.

Growing anti-Hindu smears by Greens

Today, Hindus have become the new bashing toy. Across the political spectrum, Indian Australian Hindus face slander with the accusation that they harbour extremist links rooted in dual loyalty. Anti-Hindu Greens Party supported Projects, who accuses India’s great leader Mahatma Gandhi of everything from incest to ” white supremacy ” to promoting Adolf Hitler , has accused the likes of Hindu Swamsevak Sangh […]

The Australian coverage of Meet and Greet ALP

The Australian, weekend edition, one of the leading national news paper published from Sydney coverage of Meet and Greet ALP organized by Hindu Council of Australia. The event was held on 6th May 2022 and was covered on the front page on 7th May 2022.        

Q and A session with Labor leaders at meet and greet by Hindu Council Australia

Q and A session with Mr Anthony Albanese. Leader of the Opposition and Ms Kristina Keneally at meet and greet by Hindu Council Australia   https://www.facebook.com/VoiceAajkal/videos/416697643652099  

BAPS creates history at the Sydney Opera House

By: Praful Jethwa, BAPS. In a city-first, BAPS Swaminarayan Mandir has hosted a cultural parade and assembly in front of Sydney’s two most iconic monuments. The socio-spiritual Hindu organisation marked the beginning of the centenary celebration of its fifth spiritual leader, His Holiness Pramukh Swami Maharaj, on Saturday 23 April 2022. This event took place […]

Meet and Greet for Labor/Liberal Party – Elections 22

Hindu Council believe in consultation and democratic process of this country. We are organising two events one for Labor and one for Liberal party without any discrimination. We are non political organisations so the management committee needs to be unbiased without any personal affiliation of any party.   We are engaging the member organisations other […]

Jewish Board supports Freedom of Swastika

By: Darren Bark Chief Executive Officer | NFP Director | Responsible Technology Advisor | Policy & Strategy Specialist In The Sydney Morning Herald today, Surinder Jain and I call for the normalisation of the display of the Hindu community’s sacred swastika, ahead of a ban on Nazi symbols in NSW. Nobody should ever feel they cannot express their religion […]

Sydney Morning Herald article in support of Swastika Freedom

Push to liberate religious swastika in NSW from its ‘indoor prison’ – Sydney Morning Herald   Sydney Morning Herald Australian Hindus – backed by the Jewish community – want to normalise the display of their sacred swastika ahead of a ban on Nazi symbols in NSW. If you cant read the article using the link above then read below :

PAADA YATRA (walk-a-thorn) – 15th April 2022, 5:30 AM for 6:00 AM Start

PAADA YATRA Event Day: 15th April 2022, 5:30 AM for 6:00 AM Start Event starts at Sydney Murugan Temple​ Westmead to Sai Mandir Sydney​ Contact us walk2temple@gmail.com or www.facebook.com/pada.yatra Sri Murugan Temple, Westmead, New South Wales, Australia​ to Shirdi Sai Mandir, Strathfield, New South Wales​ Please register via – https://forms.gle/6ihgbGMY5dRiXpzs5 This year we raising funds […]

Anzac Day Service 2022 at Anzac Jawan Cenotaph, Cherrybrook

We would like to invite you to the Anzac Day Service at Anzac Jawan Cenotaph, Greenway Oval, Cherrybrook on 23 April 2022 at 3:30 pm for a 4:00 pm start. The Anzac Jawan Cenotaph Commemorate the contribution of the Anzacs of Indian origin who served during World War I. We acknowledge the service of ANZACs […]

Gargi Awards 2022 celebrations

Hindu Council of Australia celebrated Gargi Awards 2022 as a part of International Women’s day on Saturday 26th March 2022. Each year, an award named after Rishi Gargi. The award is named after an ancient Indian philosopher considered to be the first woman philosopher Gargi Vachaknavi (c. 7th century BCE). She is honored as a […]

MINISTER FOR IMMIGRATION, CITIZENSHIP, MIGRANT SERVICES AND MULTICULTURAL AFFAIRS: MESSAGE FOR HOLI

Holi Celebration on March 20th, postponed due to wet weather conditions

Holi Celebration on March 20th, postponed. Due to wet conditions council has cancelled the booking of the Holi celebration grounds. Therefore, the Holi festival planned for this Sunday, 20th March has been postponed. We will inform you of a new date and venue asap. Keep watching this space.

Help 2022 flood victims in Regional NSW

We are at present passing through an unprecedented flood crisis in regional NSW. Karma Kitchen and Hindu Benevolent Fund have come forward to help and support the community during this toughest crisis. May I request to provide whatever help you are able to provide for this humanitarian work. Now it is easy to make a […]

NSW – Anti-Discrimination Amendment (Religious Freedoms and Equality) Bill 2020

On behalf of the Hon. Mark Latham MLC I write to update you that the Anti-Discrimination Amendment (Religious Freedoms and Equality) Bill 2020 was defeated in the NSW Legislative Council yesterday, 23 February 2022. The Bill was introduced into the Legislative Council partly as a response to the Commonwealth’s 2018 Religious Freedoms Review of the Expert Panel, […]

MP Julian Leeser and AG respond to Hindu concerns on Religious Bill

Hindu Council of Australia had raised its concerns regarding Religious Discrimination Bill with MP Julian Leeser. Mr Leeser arranged a meeting with the Attorney General (AG) office and it was followed by a second meeting with AG. Hindu Council was represented by about ten of its top officials in these two meetings. Following our meetings, […]

Minister Alex Hawke and PM office provide an easy to understand primer on Religious Bill

Hindu Council of Australia had made a representation to PM’s office and to Minister for Multiculturalism Mr. Alex Hawke’s office and had raised concerns of Hindu community with the new Religious Discrimination Bill. The Minister’s office has sent a detailed reply and explained the law in simple terms for Hindu Community. Both PMs office and […]

Are you stranded in Australia and want to return home

If you are stranded in Australia and do not have the means to return home, Assisted Returns Program can help you get back to your country and then ensure that you reach your safe. Homeward Assisted Returns. The program that we deliver, Homeward (www.assistedreturns.com.au) provides assistance for non-Australian citizens to voluntarily return home. The three main […]

HSBC Australia Annual Sponsor of Hindu Council’s festive events greets community on Basant Panchami

HSBC Australia greets community on Basant Panchami.

Sanskrit and Indian studies at the University of Sydney

Studying Sanskrit at the University of Sydney Dr Mark Allon Chair, Department of Indian Subcontinental Studies, University of Sydney Email: mark.allon@sydney.edu.au Website: https://www.sydney.edu.au/arts/schools/school-of-languages-and-cultures/department-of-indian-subcontinental-studies.html The study of the Sanskrit language, the most important classical language of the Indian subcontinent, is the gateway for exploring the various intellectual, religious, literary and artistic traditions ‒ associated especially with […]

2022 Vishwa Hindi Divas Kavi Sammelan

Hindu Council of Australia supported the 2022 Vishwa Hindi Divas Kavi Sammelan organised on 10 January 2022 by the Hindi Samaj of Canberra and High Commission of India. The High Commissioner of India in Australia spoke on the occasion and poets from all over Australia recited their poetry. Kavi Sammelan recording is available to listen […]

Vishwa Hindi Divas in ACT

Namaste,   Vishwa Hindi Divas is celebrated on 10 January every year to promote and develop Hindi worldwide.   On this occasion, Hindi Samaj of Canberra in collaboration with High Commission of India in Caberra and with the support of Hindu Council of Australia and Indian organisations, has organised a Kavi Sammelan online via Skype […]

Stop killing Hindus: Condemnation of atrocities on Hindus in Bangladesh

While Bangladeshis are celebrating the Durga Puja, the biggest festival of Hindus, the horror of violence and atrocities committed by the religious Extremists has overshadowed the festivity. The religious Extremists unleashed terror on Hindus throughout this festival. This includes killing Hindus, raping women, burning houses and businesses of Hindus, vandalising the Goddess’ idols and desecrating […]

Hindu Genocide in Bangladesh by Jihadi’s continues

You may have been aware that there have been vicious attacks on the minority Hindu Community. As we understand it, there were attacks and vandalism across the country, during the Durga Puja festival, in the last week or so. Severely impacted districts include Comilla, Chandpur, Noakhali, Chittagong, Cox’s Bazar, Sylhet, Feni. Temple and deities vandalized; property looted; some […]

Hindu Council helps Afghan refugees in Australia

By: Ashwani Sharma. Hindu Council reached out to Afghan Peace Foundation to facilitate the process of delivery and donation to Afghan refugees in need. Afghan peace foundation would like to thank you massively and attached is the acknowledgement letter to the donation received.  

9 things to know about Navaratri

9 things to know about Navaratri By Syama Allard October 16, 2020       1) Navaratri celebrates the Feminine Divine A nine-night festival during the Hindu month of Ashwin, Navaratri is a celebration of the Feminine Divine. According to the Vedas, everyone and everything originates from an absolute spiritual source referred to as Brahman (Divine), which is both the […]

Crying Hinduphobia

Academic Systemic Hinduphobia in the Asia Pacific and America. .  

Hinduphobia debunked by Public prosecutor and Justice in Australia

By: Hindu Council of Australia. Hinduphobia and hate against Hindus or asking them to lie low and not to show pride in their heritage is becoming a rage in Australia. It is a worrisome development and has the potential to increase in hate crimes against peaceful Hindus. The latest act by Hindu haters is a […]

Who is the mastermind of Hindumisia and propaganda conference

#DismantlingGlobalHindutva. According to the sources, there is a husband-wife duo and their son who is the mastermind of this propaganda. Let me expose them…

Vishal Jood will be released on 15 October, Here’s details of the judgement

NSW’s Department of Public Prosecutors dropped 8 charges including racial hate crime against Vishal Jood. 

Hindu Conference being held this Sunday – 5th September 2021

Hindu Religion in Australia — Its Roots and Growth Download Conference Schedule Download Conference Abstracts   Download Detailed Sessionwise Program     The Hindu conference is being held  on Sunday 5 September via Zoom.  The conference will be online on 5th  September.    (The conference is in progress, please join using zoom link  : https://us02web.zoom.us/j/883236295840 ) […]

Essence of Raksha Bandhan – selfless-service and dedication

By: Aakarsha Vaddepalli. Thank you For your selfless-service and dedication. It is my pleasure and privilege to talk about Hindu Council of Australia (HCA) and acknowledge their amazing work in extending their hand to all the people who are affected by the COVID lock-down. Hindu Benevolent Fund which is a Charity arm of HCA have […]

Thank you For your faithfulness and dedication

By: A recipient of Help from Hindu Benevolent fund of Hindu Council of Australia. I had long ago accepted that I was getting fed up, lonely and tired being away from India, being single and away from my family for more than 18 months with all these lockdowns, losing a job and the devastating state […]

Guru Granth Sahib from Kabul at Delhi airport — defines the soul of India

By: Zarir Bamji, Sydney, Australia. An Indian Moment, Modi’s Golden Hour https://www.rediff.com/news/column/an-indian-moment-modis-golden-hour/20210825.htm   It showed that Sikhs and Hindus in Kabul — wherever they are, whatever passport they possess — they remain us. We care for them as family.  ISI agents and their surrogates, the Taliban, uprooted the Sikh Nishan Sahib from the ancient gurdwara […]

HAF Virtual Event: Dismantling Global Hinduphobia

Join the Hindu American Foundation (HAF) for a virtual event exploring the growing phenomenon of Hinduphobia, its global roots, and its impact on Hindu Americans. Learn more about how you can take action and fight back against increasing attacks on Hinduism and attempts to silence the Hindu American voice. Take Action: Tell 38 University Presidents […]

Tell 38 University Presidents to Drop Their Sponsorship of Anti-Hindu Conference

I’m sure you’ve heard about the anti-Hindu hate conference allegedly sponsored by 40 universities entitled, “Dismantling Global Hindutva” set to take place virtually September 10-12. Dozens of universities have reportedly sponsored an anti-Hindu hate conference entitled “Dismantling Global Hindutva” set to take place virtually Sept. 10–12, 2021. The forces driving anti-Hindu hate across the world are organizing and raising […]

MESSAGE FOR THE 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF INDIAN INDEPENDENCE – MINISTER FOR IMMIGRATION

THE HON ALEX HAWKE MP MINISTER FOR IMMIGRATION, CITIZENSHIP, MIGRANT SERVICES AND MULTICULTURAL AFFAIRS MESSAGE FOR INDIAN INDEPENDENCE DAY 2021   I send my warmest wishes to members of the Indian-Australian community celebrating the 75th anniversary of Indian Independence. As democratic nations, our close friendship and partnership is bound by our shared liberal democratic values of respect […]

INDIA INDEPENDENCE DAY 2021 – Australian Prime Minister

MESSAGE FROM THE PRIME MINISTER INDIA INDEPENDENCE DAY 2021 I send my warmest greetings to the people of India, and their friends and family in Australia, on the occasion of the 74th anniversary of Indian independence. In 1947, Jawaharlal Nehru described India’s independence as the continuation of an ‘unending quest’ — for the peace and […]

75TH ANNIVERSARY OF INDIA’S INDEPENDENCE – Michelle Rowland MP

Michelle Rowland MP Shadow Minister for Communications Federal Member for Greenway MR INDIA

75th ANNIVERSARY OF INDIA’S INDEPENDENCE – Chris Minns ALP

75th ANNIVERSARY OF INDIA’S INDEPENDENCE On behalf of the NSW Labor Party, I congratulate the Republic of India on the 75th Anniversary of its Independence. The rise of a free and democratic India is one of the great events of the 20th Century. It is remarkable not just for what was achieved, but how it […]

Sri Krishna Janmashtami Gold Coast

Come celebrate Krishna’s birthday! The auspicious advent of Sri Krishna is a worldwide time of joyous celebrations. We invite you to join us for an immersive experience of uplifiting kirtan, inspiring Vedic stories, beautiful worship ceremonies and peaceful meditations. Enjoy a devotional festival like no other as we celebrate the universally renowned jewel of yoga […]

INDIAN INDEPENDENCE DAY – ANTHONY ALBANESE ALP

ANTHONY ALBANESE MP LEADER OF THE AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY MEMBER FOR GRAYNDLER     INDIAN INDEPENDENCE DAY   On behalf of the Australian Labor Party, I send my best wishes to the Australian Indian community ahead of the anniversary of Indian Independence. The celebrations have added meaning as we begin a year-long celebration leading up […]

Australian Census 10 August 2021

Australia’s eighteenth national Census of Population and Housing will be held on Tuesday, 10 August 2021 The first Census was held in 1911 and since 1961 they have been conducted every five years.   The Census of Population and Housing provides a snapshot of Australia’s people and their dwellings. It provides the basis for estimating Australia’s population […]

Do you have a question on Covid in NSW – Call 137788

By: Surinder Jain. Following message from NSW Multicultural Minister Natalie Ward to community : If you want to ask a question about Covid, you can call 24 hour hotline 137788 to get factual information. Please stay Covid safe. Follow all the guidelines and do not leave the house unless really necessary. Australian Government Department of […]

Quad Economics: India & Australia Perspectives in COVID Era

View this email in your browser The Diaspora Series Engaging Leaders|| Enabling Impact || Australia & India Dosti   BOOK NOW Quad Economics: India & Australia perspectives in COVID Era   The Diaspora series is a multifaceted virtual series with a podcast, committed to advancing India & Australia’s  self reliance campaign, the concept of “Vocal […]

Enter Hindi as the language spoken at home in this Census on August 10

By Neena Badhwar. Census in Australia will be conducted on August 10 this year. All the Indians as well as Indian International students students, visitors, relatives who will be there on August 10 in Australia will become part of this huge exercise and will be counted on the day. You will be either visited by […]

Dr Fiona Martin’s Office – Funding for Hindu Based Schools

By: Surinder Jain. MP Dr Fiona Martin, on behalf of Hindu Council’s representation,  has approached The Education Minister for funding Hindu Schools in NSW. Her letter to the MInister and the Minister’s response are enclosed below. Letter to Surrinder Jain

International Day of Yoga, Sydney

Hindu Council of Australia would like to invite you to the International Day of Yoga at Hunters Hill Sailing Club on Sunday 20th June 2021 at 10 am. Event: International Day of Yoga Date: Sunday, 20th June 2021 Time: 10 am to 3 pm VIP Session: 12:30 pm Venue: Hunters Hill Sailing Club, Clarke Road, […]

Hindu Benevolent Fund raises $50,000 to help India

By Neena Badhwar The Rig Veda says, “for a knowledgeable healer, the herbs rally together akin to an army of kings.” Yes, we need an army of all the kings of the earth  to come together to fight an infliction that has been cursed upon the whole humanity – the Covid-19 virus. As you enter Adyar Bhavan […]

Conference on Hindu Religion in Australia — Its Roots and Growth

Hindu Religion in Australia — Its Roots and Growth, 3 July 2021 CLICK HERE TO REGISTER It is generally believed that the essence of the Hindu religion is known to us all Hindus. As the language changes from region to region in India so do the religious practices. Everyone is proud of their unique practices […]

In solidarity dinner with Medical Professionals

You might have heard about the Project “Service the Needy” here locally where Hindu Council of Australia (HCA) helped. Thousands of needy people last year with grocery hampers, cooked meals and other needs. HCA has now embarked on supporting the needy in India during this pandemic. Hindu Benevolent Fund ( HBF), a charity body of […]

Prime Minister – Opinion – Budget measures – Multicultural Australians

Prime Minister – Opinion – Budget measures – Multicultural Australians

City of Sydney stands in solidarity with India

Honorable Lord Mayor Clover Moore proposed an amendment in the Lord Mayor Minute on Monday (17/05/2021). Deputy Lord Mayor Jess Scully, Councilor Robert Kok, Councilor Linda Scott, Councilor Dr Kerryn Phelps supported and spoke in favor of the amendment and expressed their solidarity. Lord Mayor expressed empathy for India and said Indian community is one […]

Australian Hindus saved from Greens parties attack

Hindu SRE under attack from Greens political party Hindu Council of Australia defends its member VHP Australia Inc. from an unprovoked and unnecessary attack from the Greens party in NSW upper house. What is SRE The state of NSW in Australia permits religious organisations to register with the department of education and teach their religion […]

Stop insulting Hindu icons

Media Release – Stop insulting Hindu icons

Fund Raising Life Saving Event 30 May 21

Hindu Benevolent Fund (HBF) is organizing a Fundraising event to save the lives of the Covid-19 affected most vulnerable people. Your contributions are very important in these unprecedented tough times humanity is facing in this century. We all are very blessed to be in the luckiest country in the world. But our Motherland needs help. […]

NSW Labor Leader Jodi McKay MP’s Private Members Statement regarding the current India travel ban

By: Jodi McKay, MP, NSW LABOR LEADER There are 173 Australian children stranded in India without their parents. Australian citizens have been told they face fines of up to $66,000 and five years in prison if they attempt to return home. No such bans were ever introduced when Australians returned from the USA and UK […]

LABOR MOTION CALLS FOR MORE HELP TO AUSSIES IN INDIA

MEDIA RELEASE BY LABOR SENATOR KRISTINA KENEALLY  DEPUTY LABOR LEADER IN THE SENATE  SHADOW MINISTER FOR GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY  SENATOR FOR NEW SOUTH WALES  MICHELLE ROWLAND MP SHADOW MINISTER FOR COMMUNICATIONS MEMBER FOR GREENWAY LABOR MOTION CALLING FOR MORE HELP TO AUSSIES IN INDIA PASSES SENATE   A Labor motion calling for greater help to stranded […]

VHP SANSKRIT SCHOOL – Dr GEOFF LEE

Dr GEOFF LEE (Parramatta—Minister for Skills and Tertiary Education, and Minister for Sport, Multiculturalism, Seniors and Veterans) (15:29): I recognise the great work of the VHP Sanskrit School in New South Wales. Today New South Wales has a robust Hindu community. According to the 2016 census 189,400 people in New South Wales identified as Hindu. […]

Minister Alex Hawke’s message to the Indian community

A message from the Hon Alex Hawke MP, Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services, and Multicultural Affairs.   I want to personally thank you on behalf of the Government for your frank feedback and support for India at this difficult time. I have provided this feedback directly to the Prime Minister and the National Security […]

Hon Hugh McDermott asks David Shoebridge for unreserved public apology to Hindus

Legislative Assembly Hansard – 05 May 2021 – Proof (nsw.gov.au) Dr HUGH McDERMOTT (Prospect) (20:07): I rise to speak on the work undertaken by Vishva Hindu Parishad [VHP] Australia. In the recent Sport, Multiculturalism, Seniors and Veterans budget estimates hearing, Vishva Hindu Parishad Australia was accused of being a far-right Hindu extremist organisation by Mr David Shoebridge. […]

Labor’s Daniel Mookhey opposes Greens vilification of Hindus in NSW Upper House

You may be aware that a Greens party member of NSW Parliament had recently accused VHP, a Hindu not-for-profit organization of being an extremist organization. Mr Shoebridge’s allegation has been denied by the Police and VHPs work in teaching Hinduism at schools has been appreciated by the Department of Education, by the NSW Minister of […]

Mark Latham calls out Greens parties vilifications of Hindus in Australia

A Greens party member of NSW Parliament had recently accused VHP, a Hindu not-for-profit organization of being an extremist organization. Mr Shoebridge’s allegation has been denied by the Police and VHPs work in teaching Hinduism at schools has been appreciated by the Department of Education, by the NSW Minister of Multiculturalism and by MP Mark […]

Minister Geoff Lee’s letter to David Shoebridge

You may be aware that a Greens party member of NSW Parliament had recently accused VHP, a Hindu not-for-profit organization of being an extremist organization. Mr Shoebridge’s allegation has been denied by the Police and VHPs work in teaching Hinduism at schools has been appreciated by the Department of Education, by the NSW Minister of […]

Using Movies to Make Hindu Philosophy More Accessible

There are many Indian movies (e.g., Anand made in the 1971) that clearly have many aspects of Hindu philosophy. However, this is not relevant for those who have been brought up here in Australia. There are many Hollywood movies that can be used instead. While certain directors like George Lucas and Christopher Nolan have acknowledged […]

Prayer for Bharath postponed

Prayer for Bharath postponed until further notice. Please stay tuned for further updates

Prayer for Bharath @ NAMADWAAR

By: Jayanti Ramanan. We have organised Akhanda Maha mantra kirtan at NAMADWAAR coming Sunday 9th May between 10am-6-6:30 pm.

Repeal the draconian criminal conviction and fine for Australian Citizens

Media Release – Repeal draconian criminal law for returning Australians from India

Meditate in May – Australia’s largest Meditation Movement

A MONTH OF GUIDED MEDITATIONS WHERE WE WILL GIVE YOU ALL THE RESOURCES YOU NEED TO MEDITATE. Register for Meditate in May to participate in 31 Days of free live guided Meditations. You will meditate with expert meditation teachers, learn simple breathing techniques and receive Community Support to get you started on your meditation journey […]

HSS Sydney Newsletter Q1 2021

HSS Sydney Newsletter Q1 2021

Holi celebrated with Music, Dance, Colours and fun in Sydney

Hindu Council of Australia supported by Cumberland City Council the Festival of Colours Holi at Redgum Hall at Wentworthville on Sunday 21st March with great enthusiasm and fanfare. Holi is celebrated by people from toddlers to the elderly throw powder at each other and play with water balloons and squirt guns. In India, Holi signifies […]

Swaminarayan Sanstha – Bhumi Puja

Sunday 25th April, BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha laid the foundations of what will be Australia’s largest Hindu temple in southern hemisphere, right here in Western Sydney. Shri Prakash Mehta National President and Shri Surnider Jain Vice President attended the Bhumi Puja (khat, ground breaking) ceremony which has been conducted following Covid Safe measures. The facility will […]

ANZAC Day Service 2021

By: Ashwani Jain. The Australia India Cenotaph Committee (A project of Hindu Council Australia) along with Hornsby RSL Sub Branch, Baulkham Hills Cadet Unit, Hornsby RSL Pipe Band and Hornsby Shire conducted the ANZAC Day service at the ANZAC Jawan Cenotaph on the 18th of April to commemorate the sacrifices made by the ANZAC of […]

Indian soldiers’ sacrifices remembered at the ANZAC ceremony in Cherrybrook

By Neena Badhwar Hindu Council of Australia (HCA) along with Hornsby Shire council, RSL Hornsby celebrated special memorial service in memory of the sacrifices made by around twelve Anzacs of Indian origin at the Cenotaph at Cherrybrook Park on Sherbrook Road, Cherrybrook on Sunday April 18. The Cenotaph which was erected in 2018 to celebrate […]

ANZAC DAY SERVICE AT ANZAC JAWAN CENOTAPH CHERRYBROOK

ANZAC DAY SERVICE AT ANZAC JAWAN CENOTAPH CHERRYBROOK Hindu Council of Australia would like to invite you to Anzac Day service at Anzac Jawan Cenotaph at Greenway Oval Cherrybrook on 18 April 2021 at 3:30 pm for a 4:00 pm start. Event Details: Date: Sunday, 18 April 2021 Time: 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm Venue: […]

Greetings for the Hindu New Year

Greetings for the Hindu New Year Hindu Council of Australia wishes you and your family a very happy Hindu New Year that starts on 13 April 2021 which this year is the first day of the month of Chaitra of Vikram Samvat 2078. Hindus follow a twelve-month lunar calendar, with thirteen months year every fourth […]

Shoebridge’s Hinduphobia exposed as hollow lies and false propaganda

By: Hindu SRE Providers. A NSW Member of Parliament has made a baseless claim that Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) is a terrorist organization in NSW. The Hindu community is deeply hurt and offended by this spurious allegation.  We wish to inform and assure you that the NSW Police have refuted the allegation and affirmed that […]

Holi-The Festival of Colours Presented by Hindu Council of Australia Proudly Supported by Cumberland

Holi-The Festival of Colours Presented by Hindu Council of Australia Proudly Supported by Cumberland

Hindu Council supports Covid-19 vaccination

By: Bhagwat Chauhan. Hindu Council of Australia urges all Australians to get themselves vaccinated for Covod-19 as and when it becomes available to them. You can also find links below to Consumer Medicines Information about the COVID-19 vaccines: https://www.tga.gov.au/sites/default/files/cmi-approved-covid19-vaccine-az.pdf https://www.tga.gov.au/sites/default/files/cmi-comirnaty-bnt162b2-mrna.pdf  Enclosed please find further information from the Australian government. Thank you for your support over […]

Joint Statement on Hinduphobia

Joint Statement on Hinduphobia

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

The Hindu Council of Australia joins all Faiths and Cultures to recognise International Women’s Day today, 8 March 2021 and admit to the fact that a lot more remains for the world, including our own countries of origin and abode to bring Women at par if not ahead of Men in many fields of endeavor. […]

“Holi” the festival of colours and harmony

Holi ‘festival of colours’ is an ancient Hindu religious festival. It is celebrated at the approach of the spring equinox, on the Phalguna Purnima (Full Moon). It is also known as “festival of love” and people unite to forgive and forget all resentments and of bad feeling towards each other. Holi also marks the start […]

Religious Freedom Survey

We are conducting a study of religious people’s experience of religious freedom and discrimination, and of their attitudes toward lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgender, and other genders and sexualities such as queer (LGBT+). We are asking for your assistance in distributing this survey. We are distributing the survey through local religious congregations and groups. If you […]

Australian food labelling laws are extremely poor at pointing out if a product contains beef

By: Mark Trayling. I have noticed Australian food labelling laws are extremely poor at pointing out if a product contains beef.  For example, Allens lollies are largely made of gelatin and to my surprise, gelatin is often derived from beef. Indeed, gelatin is also sold separately at the supermarket for baking desserts etc and this […]

Saatvik Food webinar

Dont miss this webinar. Meeting link : https://meet.google.com/ajv-wqoh-qmp Hindu Council of Australia is not hosting this event and is not responsible for the views expressed therein. The participants in this debate/show express their independent views and perspectives. Hindu Council does not profess to subscribe, agree or endorse the same or be in any way responsible […]

Discussion with Arif Aajakia – Pakistan, Its actions and the truth

You are invited to a Zoom meeting.   FRG Discussion with Arif Aajakia When: Feb 28, 2021 10:00 PM Sydney 09:00 PM Brisbane 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm India Register in advance for this meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUtdeuoqTgoHtdCenySG48AC8Rx1dNL998n   After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.   Hindu Council of […]

Ethnic Cleansing of Kashmir -18th Jan 7:30pm, The Sudarshan Project

PROGRAM Ethnic Cleansing of Kashmir Jan 19th, 1990 The Kashmiri Pandit Exodus Day Monday, Jan 18th, 2021 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM Sydney|Canberra|Melbourne 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM India Watch the discussion live through Facebook Live Speakers: Sh. Suresh Chavhanke Ji Maj. Gaurav Arya (Retd.) Sh. Pushpendra Kulshrestha Ji Sh. Ashish Dhar Ji Organizer: The […]

Kashmir Ethnic Cleansing – January 18, 2021 12:00 pm, Facts India Group

Panel Discussion on Kashmir Ethnic Cleansing 18/01/2021 – 12:00 pm A Panel Discussion organized by Facts India Group on Kashmir Reforms, Ethnic Cleansing of Kashmiri Pandits and Exploitation of minority women in Pakistan.

Forced exodus of Hindus from Kashmir – Jan 19, 7:30pm – Hindi Gaurav Australia

Forced exodus of Hindus from Kashmir – The Black Day Forced exodus of Hindus from Kashmir – The Black Day, January 19, 2021 – 7:30 pm  

Ongoing relief efforts to support those affected by Tropical Cyclone Yasa

Fijian Community Leaders & Friends of Fiji, kindly requesting if you can assist with disseminating the below information with regards to the ongoing relief efforts to support those affected by TC Yasa: Bula Vinaka. As you know, Severe Tropical Cyclone Yasa struck Fiji and wrought destruction on 17 December 2020. Being a Category 5 cyclone […]

Covid-19 precautions in Northern Beaches area

As you may be aware that a Covid-19 breakout in Northern Beaches of Sydney has become a cause of concern for us all. Hindu community has shown utmost patience in following the social distancing rules even during some of the biggest festivals like Deepavali and Dussehra. We need to keep our vigilance to ensure that […]

Government rolls back COVID-19 restrictions in NSW

The 2sqm rule will be expanded and venue caps will be removed under a major easing of restrictions, as NSW continues to record zero cases of community transmission.   Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the timing is right to ease restrictions and replace the 4sqm rule with the 2sqm rule, except at gyms and nightclubs. “We are […]

LABOR CALLS FOR RESTRICTIONS IN PLACES OF WORSHIP TO BE EASED

JODI MCKAY MP NSW LABOR LEADER RYAN PARK MP SHADOW MINISTER FOR HEALTH  BRING BACK CHRISTMAS: LABOR CALLS FOR RESTRICTIONS IN PLACES OF WORSHIP TO BE EASED   NSW Labor is urging the Government to ease COVID-19 health restrictions in places of worship in the lead up to Christmas, one of the holiest days for […]

Lobbying to ease Covid restrictions for Temples

By: Surinder Jain. Hindu Council of Australia has been working with other faith organizations to ask NSW government to ease restrictions on religious activities in the state in line with health safety and inline with special permissions that have been granted to sports and other activities. A multi faith group has made representations to the […]

Become a Hindu Dharma Ambassador

After successfully training hundreds in the United States, the Hindu American Foundation is pleased to provide this program in collaboration with the Hindu Council of Australia. As a Dharma Ambassador, you’ll be equipped to handle the ins and outs in talking about Hinduism. You’ll be prepared to promote an authentic narrative from within the Hindu […]

Happy Navartri

By: Prakash Mehta.   Namaste and Wish you all Happy Navartri.    Year 2020 is challenging for all of us. In Australia we have one after another extraordinary circumstances. From drought to bushfire and now we are in COVID 19 situation.    During COVID 19 – we have provided substantial  relief to needy people through Hindu […]