Kindness unmasked

By: Dhaval Gelani. COVID-19 has led to humanitarian crises affecting India today. Millions of daily-wage workers have lost their only source of income. These households go to sleep with empty stomach and have lost shelter and are stranded in biggest migrant crisis affecting the whole of India. Not only humans, but stray animals are also […]

International Yoga Day 2020

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 […]

SBS appreciated HCA’s efforts

When the pandemic hit, the Hindu Council of Australia set up a national hotline to assist those in crisis. Sai Paravastu, the council’s director of community services, told SBS the hotline designed to help all Australians who are struggling, both financially and mentally. “We set up a line and we are pretty much doing the […]

ABC appreciates HCA’s Spiritual impulses: Charity

Many of the world’s religions encourage generosity towards others – in some traditions, charity is a religious obligation. But whether or not you are a person of faith, religious charity is something we all have a stake in. Here in Australia, Christian groups, especially, have played a big part in shaping the welfare system. Vani […]

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 […]

Help Kerala fishermen from Covid-19

By: Rajesh Venkatesh, Sewa International Australia. During the time of deluge that had devastated Kerala continuously for the past 2 years, the fishermen’s community has played a pivotal role as saviors, participating in rescue operations at the risk of their own lives. This community has been facing serious issues as a result of global warming […]

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 […]

Yogic Science of Wellbeing during Pandemic

By: Vijai Singhal. In these times of complete lockdown due to Coronavirus we have to keep ourselves mentally and physically active for our own wellbeing. Yoga provides a complete science of physical, mental and spiritual practices that would help us to live a healthy, happy and meaningful life and in the end help to attain […]

Covid help survey form

HBF and Karma Kitchen are constantly endeavoring to provide help to needy students/elders. If you have asked us for help and have received the help, we urge you to fill out the form below. Your cooperation in filling out the form is an acknowledgement from you that you have received the groceries and other help […]

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 […]

Baisakhi and New Year (Vaisakhi) Greetings

April 13-14 is celebrated in the Indian subcontinent as Baisakhi and the start of the Solar New year. Vaisakhi festival is celebrated especially in Punjab, mixes rich traditions with religious observances. It is also a spring harvest festival. The main significance of this festival is that it marks the birth of Sikh Panth which started […]

Hindu council lobbys for immigration relief

Representatives from Hindu Council of Australia have attended a meeting with the immigration department to discuss the impact of Covid on our community. The meeting was attended by another 10 Indian organizations. The main points of interest are : 1. The immigration dept will be more flexible with tourist and student visas where people are […]

COVID-19 Service to the needy

By: Prakash Mehta, National President. Hindu Council of Australia (HCA) through Karma Kitchen and Hindu Benevolent Fund  have come forward with their volunteers and sponsors to help and support the community during this unprecedented crisis and lock down. We have established following support activities: Created online support request form at HCA website Established 1300 number […]

Get Help for Covid-19 crisis

If you are suffering from a crisis situation and would like to get help from Hindu Benevolent Fund, please fill out your request below:

Donate to help Corona lockdown sufferers

DONATE TO HINDU BENEVOLENT FUND We are at present passing through an unprecedented crisis due to spread of COVID -19.  Many people within our Intercommunity are under great stress due to loss of Jobs, social isolation,  shortage of essential items in market and lock down. It is exceptionally difficult period.   Karma Kitchen and Hindu […]

How to Get crisis help from HBF

Australia is dealing well in controlling the current Covid -19 pandemic situation, The threat of spreading Corona pandemic is minimised and the Corona crisis seems to be over.    However most of us are still facing economic and psychological crises.  We are here for our duty of care.   The current Covid-19 crisis help process has […]

Covid-19 support for our community

Karma Kitchen and Hindu Benevolent Fund are two projects of Hindu Council of Australia that have come forward to help and support the community during this unprecedented crisis and lockdown. Karma kitchen is an initiative that provides fresh food to people facing crisis. It has been providing free food every Saturday in Parramatta, NSW. Hindu […]

Maha Shivratri by Hindu Chaplains at Sydney Uni

Hindu Chaplaincy at University of Sydney with the support of Hindu Council of Australia is organizing Shiv Ratri. THE UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY Multifaith Chaplaincy Storie Dixson Wing, Darlington Campus Dear Friends, The festival of Maha Shivaratri will be observed for the first time on-campus at Sydney University as per the program below. It is with […]

Minister offers help to bushfire victims facing visa issues

If any one in our community is facing a visa or immigration related issue due to bush fires, please contact Hindu Council at http://hinducouncil.com.au/new/contact-us/ so that we can help you tide over your difficulties.

Kashmiri Hindus Exodus day

Please join us on 19th January 2020 evening at Sri Mandir in Auburn to pay respects to the life’s of Kashmiri Hindus lost in the ethnocide. Venue – Sri Mandir in Auburn Date – 19th January 2020 Time – 6:30 PM Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist and Pandits of Kashmir valley were forced out of their homeland […]

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 […]

Support for Bushfire victims

Hi All. We humbly and kindly request to do our bit for supporting the Bushfire victims, and recovering the destroyed events around us. Thank you.  

Pro CAA support request.

Hi all. We kindly request you to show your support for a national cause. Please see details as attached.

Spiritual retreat at Darama

Spiritual retreat at Darama. Please see details 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.

Hindu Council’s massive Deepavali festival celebrations at Bella Vista Farms, Sydney

By: Gayatri Nair. Hindu Council’s massive Deepavali festival celebrations at Bella Vista Farms, Sydney Late American Composer John Milton Cage had once said, “We carry our homes within us which enables us to fly”; a sentiment that succinctly encapsulates the immigrant experience worldwide. For we carry within us a home not built of bricks and […]

Invitation to the Divine Steps Festival

Sydney Comes Together as One – Divine Steps Festival 10 November 2019 | Pyrmont Bay Park     Sydney Comes Together as One on 10 November – Your Invitation to the Divine Steps Festival On Sunday 10 November 2019 (9am to 4pm) at Pyrmont Bay Park, Pyrmont, the multifaith community of Sydney shall join together for NSW’s first ever […]

Volunteers Registration

📢 Volunteers are Welcome 📢 We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers who are ready to give back to the community on this #Deepavali2019 Click this link to join our volunteer team and become a part of this iconic event! Join Us as a Volunteer Namaste 🙏🕉️ #HinduCouncilAustraliaSA #DeepavaliFestivalSydney #FamilyFun #SydneyFestivals #SydenyEvents Upcoming Indian Events in […]

Paada Yatra – come rain or shine

Paada.yatra “come rain or shine” – Was it a true test of our determination to walk, come rain or shine or was the rain welcoming us for our determination to support the drought cause once again. Rain is the source of joy, happiness, optimism, destination, future and so on for an agrarian society.Rain is the […]

UNITED BHARAT EVENT, PERTH

UNITED BHARAT EVENT, PERTH (an information SESSION on revocation of Article 370 of Indian Constitution) On September 14, 2019 United Bharat Event was organised by Hindu Swayemsevak Sangh (HSS) in active collaboration with other Sangh affiliated organisations such as, Hindu Council of Australia (HCA), Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) and Samskruthi Group as well as other […]

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 […]

Do you have a story to tell the community

By: Gayatri Nair, Hindu Council of Australia. To populate our website and social media pages, I am trying to collect inspiring, touching and fun stories from our community. I believe we have a fantastic and vibrant community that has many lovely stories to tell. If you know someone who is doing something unique and inspiring […]

Brand new location for Deepavali by Hindu Council

By: Renu Joshi Wasal, Hindu Council of Australia. 🥁🥁🥁💥✨🔥 #HinduCouncilAustralia serving the community for over 20 years #Introduces a #BrandNew location to its #Deepavali2019 portfolio. 💥💥💥💥Bella Vista Farms💥💥💥💥 🕺🏻🎶💃🏽A day promised to be full of entertainment, cultural activities, multinational food delicacies and so much more… ✅Follow us on FB to be the first to learn […]

Help protect cows from drought at New Gokula Farm, Millfield NSW

Hindu Council of Australia urges you to donate New Gokula Farm, Millfield NSW for protecting their cows from severe drought affecting the state. GofundMe link :

Hindu Council of Australia spiritual carers reflect on end of life care

By: Makarand Bhagwat. On July 20, 2019, 18 members of the spiritual care team of Hindu Council of Australia (Victoria) met at a community centre in Mount Waverley to discuss palliative care. What matters most to you? In response to the question “What matters most to you?”, it was not surprising that one’s faith, family […]

UWS Orientation Day for International Students

By: Bhupinder Chabra. On Friday, 12 July 2019, University of Western Sydney organised an orientation day for international students. I met many new and established students during the orientation, provided them the information on HCA activities in Sydney and Australia and how HCA continue to support students, our current programs we have available for students […]

Hindu Council supports Remove Hate from the Debate campaign

Hindu Council of Australia and Multicultural NSW is supporting an important campaign called Remove Hate from the Debate and we’d love you to be involved.  We know that online hate speech has an impact on social cohesion and on young people in our state. In fact, research has shown that 53% of young people have […]

International Yoga Day 2019 – Sydney

By: Ashwani Jain, Secretary NSW Chapter, Hindu Council of Australia. Hindu Council of Australia (HCA), in association with the Consulate General of India, Sydney, celebrated the fifth International Yoga Day with much fervour in Sydney. The event was held in Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre (formerly Indian Cultural Centre) on the evening of 18th June. The […]

550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev ji

By: Surinder Jain, Hindu Council of Australia. 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev ji is being celebrated throughout the world. The Indian civilization has been a civilization of knowledge, both worldly knowledge and contemplative knowledge. While Abrahamic religions have three main prophets founding the three Abrahamic religions, Indians had a myriad of luminaries who […]

UIA Mateship Fair 2019 on 4th Aug 2019

“Mateship Fair 2019  “on Sunday the 04th August 2019  at Parramatta Foreshore Riverside , Parramatta  for the consecutive 25th year. By : United Indian Associations Inc ( UIA)

Leader of opposition thanks Hindu Council

By: Prakash Mehta, National President, Hindu Council of Australia. Hindu Council congratulated the new leader of Opposition, Ms Jodie McKay.   Dear Prakash   Thank you for your kind email of support and encouragement.   Now that the ballot is over, I am committed to working with my united Labor team to ensure that Labor […]

INTERNATIONAL YOGA DAY 2019 (Perth)

By: Damji Koria, Perth. INTERNATIONAL YOGA DAY 2019 (Perth) Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh, Perth and Hindu Council of Australia, Perth chapter celebrated the International day of Yoga on Sunday the 24th of June from 10.30 am to 12.30 pm at George Burnett Leisure Centre at Karwara . The wet weather could not supress the excitement for […]

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 […]

Chaplaincy Partnership with University of Western Sydney

By: Bhupinder Chabara. With immense pleasure I inform that after the long drawn tedious process, The Hindu Council of Australia (HCA), finally signed the Chaplaincy agreement with University of Western Sydney. Now HCA is the official community partner to deliver the well needed services to the large number of local and international student community, especially […]

To Use or Not To Use? Guidelines for Commercial Use of Hindu Images

To Use or Not To Use? Guidelines for Commercial Use of Hindu Images.

Yoga Day celebration in Victoria

By: Makrand Bhagwat. Yoga Day celebration in Victoria.

Hindu Council Joins Hands with Palliative Care Victoria

By: Makarand Bhagwat, Hindu Council Victoria. HCA Vic has joined hands with Palliative Care Victoria and will soon be providing voluntary spiritual care to the Hindus who are in palliative care and looking for spirtitual support. Palliative Care – Helping people with life-limiting illness live well What is palliative care? Palliative care helps people with […]

International Yoga Day

By: Sai Pravastu. Hindu Council of Australia, in association with The Consulate General of India Sydney, cordially invite you for a free yoga event, to mark the occasion of the 5th International Yoga Day. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his UN address suggested the date of 21 June, as it is the longest day […]

Fasting in my religion

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Association Australia had organized an Interfaith Event “Fasting in My Religion” on 25th May at Merrylands. The event was attended and addressed by various community members Sathya Kishore Babu Koodala – South Indian Religious Community, Nicholas Cherniakoff – Russian School, Murtaza Poonawala – Dawoodi Bohra Muslim Community, Imam Imtiaz Ahmed Naveed Sahib […]

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.

Sewa empowering community to crack their job in Australia

Crack your first job in Australia.

Sanya’s List – Hindu Religious icons Sacraments

By: Hindu Council of Australia. Hindu Council of Australia has compiled a list of Hindu Icons that Hindus may wear on their body and which have spiritual significance. This list has been made to remove confusion among non-Hindus about what is sacred to Hindus. Hindu Sacraments worn on the body Hindu icons all year round […]

Hindu Council shows solidarity with Christchurch victims at Sydney Alliance

By: Surinder Jain. The Sydney Alliance brings together diverse community organisations, unions and religious organisations to advance the common good and achieve a fair, just and sustainable city.  They had organized a meeting of the community to show support for Islamic community after the Christchurch tragedy. Hindu Council was represented by its National Vice President, […]

Videos – ANZAC Jawan Memorial service April 2019

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 […]

Survey – Problems faced by Hindu Women

If you are a Hindu woman living in Australia, please take a minute to enter this survey. It will help Hindu Council of Australia to frame projects and policies to help you face these issues. Your Name (optional) : Your Email (optional): Your Phone (optional) : Your Age Group* : 18-25 years26-35 years35-60 yearsAbove 60 […]

Holi celebrated with colours and fun in Sydney

By: Hindu Council of Australia (NSW Chapter). The Holi Festival, organized by Hindu Council of Australia (HCA) was celebrated at Civic Park, Pendle Hill in the city of Sydney on Sunday 24th March with great zeal and fanfare by approximately 8000 people.  It was officially opened by Cumberland Hon. Councilor Suman Saha on behalf of […]

Divine evening with Swami Ji

Divine evening with Swami Ji, April 13, 2019 – 6:00 pm, CherrybrookDear Friends, Namaskar!   It is our pleasure to invite you with your family and friends to join us to a Divine Evening with Sri Shuddhaanandaa Brahmachari. Please refer to the attached invitation and do not hesitate to contact me at any time by email […]

HBF helps pay funeral of ailing Mum

By: Ashwani Sharma and Ajay Khanna (Hindu Benevolent Fund). HBF had raised an appeal to pay for the funeral expenses of a Mom ailing with cancer in Hospital.  Hindu Benevolent fund – help needed for Funeral expenses. We are sad to report that Mum has passed away and the money collected by HBF for this […]

Condolence meeting for killing of innocents in New Zealand

By: Vijai Singhal. Mr Vijai Singhal, director of Hindu Council of Australia attended the Condolence meeting on 17th March 2019 held at the Parramatta Town Hall and spoke on behalf of Hindu Council of Australia giving the message that we oppose Terrorism occurring anywhere. The meeting was arranged by ICSOA-Indian Crescent Society of Australia Inc, […]

ANZAC Jawan Memorial Service to be held on 13th April

By: Ashwani Jain. A team of Hindu Council of Australia consisting of State President Jay Raman, State Secretary Ashwani Jain and Director Ashwani Sharma along with Parveen Gupta  met Hornsby Council Mayor Hon Philip Ruddock today. Click to Register From left to Right : Ashwani Sharma Director, Hornsby Council Mayor Hon Philip Ruddock, Jay Raman […]

Before you cast your vote in NSW this weekend meet some of the Indian candidates

Before you cast your democratic right to choose next government of NSW, we would like to introduce to you, candidates of Indian background who have in the past supported Hindu cause. We had asked both major parties to send us list of candidates of Indian origin giving their name, seat and a message for the […]

Gargi Woman Manju Jain Verma, NSW

Winner of Gargi Woman Award 2019 – Community Service Manju Jain Verma, NSW A scientist, academic and clinician, Dr. Manju has earned her PhD in Ocular immunology from UNSW whilst being a specialist in ophthalmology. Abandoning a promising academic career at home, bringing up children, clearing the 14 exams to be allowed to practice, financial […]

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.

Gargi Woman Dr. Chandrika Subramaniyan, NSW

Winner of Gargi Woman Award 2019 – Language & Culture Dr. Chandrika Subramaniyan,  NSW A multi-faceted personality, who is a key contributor in the field of education since 1988 across organizations in Australia and the south-east Asian countries. Also, Dr. Chandrika is a renowned media and judicial consultant and advisor She is a seasoned educator, […]

Gargi Woman Harita Mehta, NSW

Winner of Gargi Woman Award 2019 – Journalism Harita Mehta, NSW A hardworking individual who has received numerous accolades from Indian and international organizations, and an active volunteer at IllawarraMulticultural Services. She has helped refugees kick start their small businesses, and trains small groups on soft skill. Harita also runs an NGO in India, the […]

Hindu Council to support Alliance of Religions

By: Surinder Jain.   Hindu Council is supporting the world peace at International level  and anti-conversion efforts of Heavenly Culture, World Peace (hwpl.kr) an organization originated from South Korea with offices in over a hundred countries. Their main peace initiative are :   Law for Peace – Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW) […]

Hindu Council supports UN World Harmony Week 2019 in Melbourne

By: Hindu Council Melbourne Chapter. The Melbourne chapter of Hindu Council participated in and supported 2019 UN World Harmony Week. The event was attended by Mr Makarand Bhagwat. World Interfaith Harmony Week is a UN resolution for a worldwide week of interfaith harmony proposed in 2010 by King Abdullah II and Prince Ghazi bin Muhammad […]

Hindu Council writes to Archbishop of Perth about Nose Stud

Hindu Council of Australia writes to the Principal of Aranmore Catholic College and Archbishop Perth to recognize Nose Piercing and Bindi as acceptable Hindu religious symbols in Catholic schools. Hindu Council has expressed its willingness to work with the school and others to resolve the issue resulting from ignorance i.e. lack of knowledge about Hindu […]

Winner of the 2019 Gargi Woman Awards are …..

Hindu Council of Australia awards Gargi Woman Award to outstanding women in Australia who make a good role model for growing up Hindu girls and women. The award consists of a commendation letter and is awarded in multiple categories. On International Women’s Day the winners will be announced for 2019 Gargi Woman Award. Please join […]

Hindu Council director awarded Parvasi Bhartiya Award

Dr Nihal Singh Agar, one of the eminent directors and ex-president of Hindu Council of Australia was awarded Parvasi Bhartiye Award by the President of India at 2019 Parvasi Bhartiye Sammelan in Varanasi India. The award is given to NRIs (People of Indian descent from overseas, non-resident Indians). Professor Agar came to Australia as a […]

Australia Day celebrated

By: Surinder Jain. Both, India the land of Janma Bhumi of Hindus and Australia the karma bhumi of Australian Hindus, share 26th January as a very special day. India became a republic with its own constitution on 26th January. 26th January also marks the anniversary of the 1788 arrival of the First Fleet of British […]

Hindu/Cultural schools should avail $100 Creative Kids program

Are you running a school or an organization in the state of NSW that is teaching Hindu languages, Hindu drama, Hindu arts etc to children. If you are, then state government may subsidize fees paid by your students.   Find out more on how to register your school to avail of this $100 for each of […]

Multicultural NSW is now recruiting experienced telephone interpreters Australia-wide

Multicultural NSW is currently seeking expressions of interest from highly motivated and experienced Telephone Interpreters from all over Australia in all languages for our new telephone interpreting service.  

Walking God walks away from earth

By: Surinder Jain. Sri Sri Sri Shivakumara Swamiji [1] a Hindu spiritual leader, revered saint, humanitarian and educator, religious figure and head of the Siddaganga Matha in Karnataka,[5] founder of the Sri Siddaganga Education Society,[6] also known as Nadedaaduva Devaru (walking God)[2] passed away at the age of 111 on Monday 21st January 2019. Swamiji […]

Have your say on Cumberland Council’s children and families strategy

An opportunity for Hindu families to have a say in framing a policy that affects children and families. Council is developing Cumberland’s first ever Children and Families Strategy with Mayor Greg Cummings calling for community input to help make Cumberland a great place for children and families. The Children and Families Strategy will give residents the […]

Diwali 2018 at Federal Parliament in Canberra

Hindu Council of Australia celebrated Diwali at Australian Federal Parliament jointly with BAPS (Swaminarayan). Here is a brief video of the same.    

Religious freedom collides with anti-discrimination laws in Australia

By: Surinder Jain. Religious freedom is fundamental to Australian identity said the Australian Prime minister Scott Morrison. And Australians voted in favor of anti-discrimination laws to protect the rights of LGBT only recently. One would think that both are laudable achievements for Australia, but the future of religious freedom does not look so rosy. A […]

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 […]

Invitation to conduct further research about ANZAC Jawans

By : Prakash Mehta. Hindu Council of Australia has erected a cenotaph dedicated to all servicemen of Indian origin who have enrolled or served the Australian forces in World Wars. It was inaugurated with the joint efforts and support of the Department of Veteran Affairs, Hornsby Shire Council, Hornsby RSL, Hindu Council of Australia, local  […]

Cumberland Holi Festival on 24th March 2019

Holi will be celebrated at Civic Park on 24th March 2019.

Diwali celebrated in Strathfield

By : Rajeev Bhandula. Hindu Council of Australia celebrated Deepawali in Strathfield on 18th November 2018 at Strathfield Park. The event was supported by Strathfield Council. Diwali in Strathfield 2018 Over 1500 people attended from different communities including Australians and korean community. Jody Mckay Member of Parliament of state from strathfield and Gulian Vacari Mayor […]

Anglican Retirement Village in Sydney celebrates Diwali

The Ponds is a new suburb of Sydney situated in the North West growth corridor, where the first stage of a major shopping centre and commercial space have opened. The new suburb was designed to make the estate a new community. The first lots of land were released on 31 March 2007. There are a […]

Hindu Council connects with UWS students for Diwali

Hindu Council of Australia has made contact with University of Western Sydney (UWS) students and had a low key Diwali sweets distribution with them on 8th November 2018. UWS is one of the premier Universities of Sydney and has over 6,000 Indian students many of them from India, studying in it. Soup The University holds […]

Sri Sitarama Kalyanam takes place in Sydney

Long awaited Sri Sitarama Kalyanam, i.e. celestial wedding of Lord Rama and Devi Sita was celebrated in Sydney today. The tradition of the marriage it is aid was established by Shiva Ji when he visited Bhadrachalam temple during his life which was spent defending Hindus from forced conversion. Marriage Procession through the streets of Parramatta […]

Kalyanam ceremonies being held in Sydney

By : Neelima Pravastu. The Priests and Deities arrived on 26th October 2018 at night 9 PM from Bhadrachalam along with the celebrity Kuchipudi dancer Dr Padmaja Reddy and her group. The Deities and priests were taken to host at Rohin Ji’s house on their first stay in Sydney. Pre-wedding ceremonies started next day with making of […]

Take a day off on Diwali day to celebrate it with family and friends

The Hindu Council of Australia’s South Australia chapter,  is urging people to take a day off on Diwali day in Australia to pass the culture and message on to the next generation.

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. […]

Karwachauth celebration at Darwin

By : Shashi Khanna. Karwa chauth – ( The Mother in-law & Daughter in law day ) – the festival of Wife, Husband & mother in law!! surprised!! Yes dear, that’s the beauty and core of India. India lies in its family bonding and relationships. The care ,warmth, sacrifices, compromises, support is integral part of […]

Commemorating the Centenary of Armistice – Cenotaph at Cherrybrook NSW

By: Bhagwat Chauhan. We were working on some time to create a history, a small team of Ashwani Jain, Sanjeev Bhakri, Ashwani Sharma and Parveen Gupta were working tirelessly to build a cenotaph to recognise servicemen of Indian origin, who made ultimate sacrifice during WW I. We had special contribution of Mr Rajeev Maini (Architect) and […]

An auspicious beginning of first SRE Hinduism class by Hindu Council

By : Madya Lila. On the auspicious occasion of Dusshera, Hindu Council of Australia began its first Hindu Special Religious Education (SRE) program at Sydney Girls High School. Genedine Sionillo, a volunteer teacher from the Australian School of Meditation & Yoga led the class which was very well received by all the students. They especially […]

Breaking Bread with Indian Chapati in Sydney Food Festival

By:Surinder Jain. Hindu Council of Australia participated in Breaking Bread with other Australian communities as an initiative of Food Faith during the ongoing Sydney Food Festival at Hyde Park Palms on 9th October 2018. Food Faith is a not for profit organization promoting environmental and social sustainability. Sharing of bread and then breaking it to […]

Walk2Temple Paad Yatra piligrimage

By: Sai Pravastu.   As the quote goes “one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind” similarly one man’s initiative to continue the tradition of pilgrimage in Australia has just reached a new milestone of 2 decades.    It is true that, this year marks 20th year since this walk was started by […]

Meat Free campaign promoted by Radio Sur Sangam

Mr Vijai Singhal, director of Hindu Council of Australia was interviewed at Radio Sur Sangam 99.9 FM by Nitin Madan on the topic of 10th Anniversary of the launch of “Meat Free Day” campaign on 2nd October 2008.

Religions meet for Peace in NSW

By: Vijai Singhal. The Religions for Peace, NSW Chapter meeting was held on 20 August 2018 in Hon Walt Secord’s Office, NSW Parliament House. Meeting was sponsored by the Hon Walt Secord, Deputy Opposition leader in theNSW Legislative Council (Upper House) Shadow Minister for Health, NSW State Parliament House. Josie Lacey OAM presided over the […]

Religious Leaders Forum of NSW discusses violence against children

By: Vijai Singhal. Religious Leaders Forum I attended the Religious Leaders Forum on behalf of the Hindu Council of Australia on 22nd August, 2018 at the Melkite Catholic Church Schoolin Greenacre, organized by the Multicultural NSW. Before the start of the proceedings the members were given the tour of the school which is providing education […]

10th Anniversary of Eat less Meat campaign by Hindu Council

By:Vijai Singhal. The Hindu Council was the 1st in Australia to launch the “Meat-free Day” campaign on 2nd Oct. 2008 to reduce Greenhouse gas emission. We took this campaign to ARRCC (Australian Religious Response to Climate Change) and renamed it “Eat Less Meat” to appeal to people of multi-faith who are mostly meat-eaters. Lot has […]

Vasudhaiv Kutumbakam explained to Youth Parliament of World Religions

The Youth PoWR conference was organized by the Columban Centre for Christian-Muslim Relations to bring young representatives of different religions (Buddhism, Christianity, Hindu, Jewish, Muslim, and Sikh) to one platform in order to share how each of these religions are contributing towards peace in the society. Vincy Jain represented the Hindu faith and explained the […]

Farmers helped during Walkathon to Temples

Hindu Council of Australia organized a Walk to Temples event in Sydney on 29th September 2018. Funds were raised for Farmers Drought Relief efforts during the walk. According to Walk organizer Mr Sai Pravastu, $850 were raised on the first day and $540 were raised on second and final day of the walk. More funds […]