Ray Williams MP wants to stamp out racism in Australia

Some leaders have recently made racist and divisive statements affecting residents of NSW and Australia. Upset by these developments, Hon. Ray Williams MP will host a round table with Community Leaders to explore ways to stamp out racism in Australian community. He is holding a forum on the same 2:15pm, Saturday 26 May 2018  

Spoken Sanskrit Workshop For beginners in Canberra

Organised by Hindu Council of Australia Objective: to give students a taste of Sanskrit as a living language by introducing its basic grammatical structures so that they can start understanding simple texts as well as allow them to use it in daily life. It also seeks to give them an understanding and appreciation of the […]

SBS TV records growth of Hinduism in Australia

SBS (State Broadcasting Services) is an Australian TV and radio network supported by Australian government and specializes in ethnic community news. Decades ago when there were very few Hindus in Australia and Internet had not been invented yet, SBS was a major (and sometimes the only) source of news and entertainment for new migrants to […]

Hindu Council of Australia welcomes the Integration multiculturalism model of Australia

Australian government has been agonizing at the growth of terrorism among some of the immigrant communities in Europe and USA. Its think tanks have been working hard on how to keep Australian multiculturalism a continuing success story. The Australian Government wants newly arrived migrants to succeed by integrating and make the most of the opportunities while […]

Jakarta President urges Hindu community to improve quality of human resources

President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has called on the Hindu community to improve the quality of human resources and to prepare for facing global challenges and rapid industrial development. “Global challenges necessitate Hindus to become more intelligent, creative, and innovative in responding to the changes,” President Jokowi remarked in his speech while attending the commemoration of […]

Anzac Day celebrations in Canberra

Hindu Council of Australia represented by its National President Mr Prakash Mehta, attended ” Australian Jewish ANZAC Day Service” at National Jewish Memorial Centre in Canberra. The Ceremony was attended by a many few multi-faith religious leaders, by the Ambassador of Israel to Australia, by ACT leader of opposition and many other dugnatories. The program […]

Israel’s 70th Independence Day celebrated in Sydney

A function to celebrate 70th Independence Day of Israel was held in Sydney at Four Seasons Hotel. The function was attended by NSW Premier  Gladys Bereziklian, MP Luke Foley, Israel ambassador to Australia Mark Sofer, President Zionist Council of NSW Richard Balkin and President NSW Jewish board of deputies Jeremy Spinak. Hindu Council was represented by […]

Anzac Day ceremony at Hornsby NSW

Members of Hindu Council of Australia attended a pre-dawn memorial service to commemorate Anzac ceremony at Hornsby. The march started from Hornsby RSL club and the actual ceremony took place in front of the Hornsby Railway Station.  The ceremony was attended by Parveen Gupta on behalf of  MP Julioan Leeser, Phillip Ruddock mayor of Hornsby […]

BAPS Chief blesses WA chapter of Hindu Council of Australia

It was a great opportunity to honor on bahalf of the WA chapter of Hindu council of WA and various other Hindu religious organizations met B.A.P.S Mahant Swami Maharaj in Perth on 30th March 2018 and honored him on behalf of Hindu coommunity in Western Australia. Swami Maharaj blessed the Hindu community in Perth. Hindu Council […]

Hindus being isolated from mainstream society in Kerala

Though Hindus form the majority in Kerala, they are being ignored and isolated from mainstream society due to their secular attitude, said Justice M Ramachandran (retd) on Friday. Hindus are not provided with the kind of acceptance and rights extended to the minority communities, he said while …. [Click here to read more …]

Liverpool police community engagement

By:Somesh Sibal Liverpool police community engagement program was attended by Somesh Sibal of the Hindu Council of Australia’s Chaplaincy team along with members of about 15 different cultural and religious groups in the area. The program was organised on 29th March 2018 to meet the new Liverpool area commander Superintendent Paul Albury. Paul addressed the attendees. Among […]

Pad Yatra A pilgrimage walk to temples in NSW Australia

By Sai Pravastu Paada.yatra, pilgrimage to the temple by foot has started this time on auspicious #Chaitra #Purnima (full moon day), also known as Chait Purnima, its the Purnima in the #Hindu month of Chaitra. Chaitra Purnima is the first Purnima of the new year after #Ugadi, #Yugadi #GudiPadwa. This day is dedicated to Lord […]

HBF team consoles a deceased Indian’s family

By: Ashwani Sharma A Hindu hailing from India and living in the suburb of Wentworthville, Sydney, NSW had a sudden heart attack and passed away leaving his wife and a three month old baby. Hindu Benovolent Fund (HBF) team was alerted through our network of well wishers. Ashwani Sharma, one of the field workers of […]

Hindus living in Country towns, click here to connect with us

If you are living in a small or a rural town Hindu Council would like to hear from you. We encourage you to meet as a group to celebrate upcoming festivals. Doing it at someone’s home is a good start. Please do send us a para or so and a few pictures for posting on […]

HBF Fund Raising Bollywood Musical Journey

Hindu Council of Australia along with Bandeesh group is arranging a Bollywood Musical Journey. Par tof the profits from the event will go to Hindu Benevolent Fund (HBF). HBF has been established bu Hindu Council of Australia to provide financial support to individuals and families in dire need of financial help to meet their day […]

Nyepi – Balanese Hindus celebrate Saka Calendar Hindu New Year

 Nyepi is a Hindu celebration mainly celebrated in Bali, Indonesia. It is a day of silence, fasting and meditation for the Balinese. The day following Nyepi is celebrated as Hindu New Year’s Day. The same day celebrated in India as Ugadi. Nyepi is  commemorated every Isakawarsa (Saka new year) according to the Balinese calendar (in 2018, it fell on March 17). The Hindus of Maharashtra term the […]

New Lions club president talks up Hindu Benevolent Fund

By: Ashwani Jain The Lions Club Sydney Indian activities recently held a meeting in which the incumbent new President Mr Padmanabhan announced the activities and objectives of the Hindu Benevolent Fund (HBF). HBF is Hindu Council’s community initiative of establishing a benevolent fund to provide financial support to individuals and families in dire need of […]

Call to Artists

If you would like to participate in Diwali Art Exhibition being held at Strathfield High Street Library, please contact us using the form below. (Exhibition dates 8th November 2018 to 20th November 2018) (Click here for an introduction to Diwali festival of lights) PLEASE NOTE THAT ENTRIES FOR PAINTINGS HAS ALREADY CLOSED. HOWEVER, IF YOU […]

Breaking Bread at Blacktown Harmony Day

Hindu Council of Australia participated in Breaking Bread (having a meal together, or starting a meal) initiative as part of western Sydney’s large Harmony Day celebrations in Blacktown on Wednesday March 21st. The initiative was organized by FoodFaith and held at Bowmans Hall, Blacktown, NSW. FoodFaith is an initiative to bring together people of different […]

Paad Yatra – A Pilgrimage Temple Walk in Sydney

Paada Yatra is on this Friday , 30th March and as always have 3 walks (short and full)   1. Sydney Murugan Temple, Mays Hill to Shrdi Sai Mandir, Strathfield  2. Shirdi Sai Mandir Sydney to Sri Venkateswara Temple, Helensburgh 3. Full walk from Sydney Murugan Temple, Mays Hill to Sri Venkateshwara Temple, Helensburgh   […]

Congratulations – A new chapter started in Northern Territory

On 20th Mrach 2018, Hindu council has established a new chapter in Northern Territory. Dr Rajeev Sharma – Coordinator (other members in the team will be announced shortly). Dr Rajeev Sharma is long time resident of Darwin. He is working at Charles Darwin University since 1989 and is currently Course Coordinator for MBA DBA Grad Cert Grad Dip […]

Hindu Chaplains send a copy of Bhagwat Geeta to a Hindu prison inmate

A request was received by Hindu Council of Australia through its web site from a Christian Chaplain in one of the prisons. A Hindu inmate in the prison wanted to obtain and read a copy of Bhagwat Geeta. Our Chaplaincy team immediately sprung into action. Somesh Sibal from Hindu Council procured a copy of Bhagwat […]

Rangoli workshop at Parramasala

By Shobha Deshikan Hindu Council of Australia created a huge Rangoli of flowers at Parramasala and conducted a Rangoli making workshop. It took eight people to do the wonderful beautiful Rangoli. of vibrant and colorful flowers.  The Rangoli was very impressive. All day long, passers would stop, wonder and pictures including numerous selfies. It was […]

HCA joins hands with Strathfield Council for a Diwali Art Exhibition

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

Yoga workshop at Parramasala by Hindu Council

Bharani Ji, a renowned Yoga teacher, conducted a Yoga workshop at Parramsala festival. The aim of the workshop was for people to come and try Yoga under supervision and free of charge. 10 children showcased various poses whilst their guru was instructing them. The children were so adaptable and showcased their talent and also involved […]

Gender Equality Declaration by Hindu Council of Australia

Hindu Council of Australia stands for Gender Equality and Respect for Women By Prakash Mehta, President As a peak Hindu body, Hindu Council of Australia is working to help Hindus live in harmony with all the other communities in Australia. To achieve this we have a mission to work for a strong, cohesive and active […]

Gargi Woman Dr. Meenakshi Srinivasan

Winner of Gargi Woman Award 2018 – (Educationist) By Bharathi R Dr. Meenakshi Srinivasan has been awarded Hindu Council of Australia’s Gargi Woman Award 2018 for her outstanding contribution as an Educationist. The award consisting of a plaque was presented to her by State MP for Strathfield Jodi McKay and by Mr Suman Saha Councillor, […]

Gargi Woman June Bullivant

Winner of Gargi Woman Award 2018 – (Academic Researcher) By Bharathi R JUNE BULLIVANT  has been awarded Hindu Council of Australia’s Gargi Woman Award 2018 for her outstanding contribution as Academic Researcher. The award consisting of a plaque was presented to her by Federal MP Julie Owens and by Mr Surinder Jain – Vice President […]

Hindu Council announces Winners of Gargi Woman Award 2018

The winners of Gargi Woman Award were announced today. The winners of 2018 Gargi Woman Award are : 1. Jacinta Tobin – Service to her Aboriginal Community 2. June Bullivant – Academic Research 3. Dr Meenakshi Srinivasan – Educationist 4. Anju Kalra – Dementia Consultant 5. Jayanthi Ramnan – Carer Service 6. Poornima Sharama – […]

Hindu council in Parramasala parade

Hindu council of Australia has partnered with Parramasala festival to celebrate International Women’s day and Gargi Woman Awards. Parramasala is a three day celebration Parramatta’s cultural diversity. The festival began on Friday 9th March 2018 with a parade from Parramatta Town Hall to Prince Alfred Park. Different ethnic cultures at home in Parramatta were represented […]

Hindu Council honours BAPS Swami Maharaj

Hindu Council of Australia presented a Certificate of Honour to His Holiness Mahant Swami Maharaj of BAPS Swaminarayan the sixth spiritual successor in Swaminarayan lineage of Gunatait Gurus on this special Vicharan to Australasia, in Sydney on 3rd March 2018. The certificate was presented to His Holiness by the directors of Hindu Council of Australia […]

Holi celebration with Cumberland Council

Hindu Council of Australia and Cumberland council jointly organized the Cumberland Festival of Colours Holi at Civic Park Pendle Hill on Saturday3rd March with great zeal and fanfare. The event was formally opened by the Cumberland Council Mayor Greg Cummings & by Mr Prakash Mehta, President Hindu Council of Australia. They smeared each other with […]

Brisbane Buddhist temple appreciates Hindu Council

A Buddhist temple in Brisbane appreciates Hindu Council of Australia (HCA)’s presence at their annual Multi-Faith prayer for peace and harmony. Mr Surendra Prasad has been attending this event every year for the last 6 years on behalf of HCA.

Hindu Council organised a multi-faith Eco-Forum in 2011

Hindu Council organised a multi-faith Eco-Forum in 2011 Hindu Council helped prepare and launch the Hindu Climate Action Kit Hindu Council has also been involved in ARRCC’s Advocacy work with the federal politicians in Canberra                                       Association with Faith Ecology Network (FEN) – FEN is an interfaith network of people connecting faith with ecological awareness and […]

Hindu Council releases a Multi-faith Music CD

Hindu Council of Australia – Release of Multi-faith Music CD The Hindu Council of Australia organised a Multi-faith Music CD Release function from 4pm till 6.00pm on Saturday 1 July 2017 at Theo Notaras Multicultural Centre in Canberra. The theme of the program was “Theology and Music”. The music CD was produced by Mr Divyanshu […]

Karma Kitchen gets invited to Food Faith Harmony Day

In recognition of Karma Kitchen project of Hindu Council, FoodFaith has invited Karma Kitchen to join Blacktown Harmony Day celebration on Wednesday, March 21st, at Bowman Hall. The event will be from 11am to 1pm (possibly starting earlier.) The event is being organized by a number of organisations including Blacktown Council, SydWest, FoodFaith, FEN, TAFE, […]

Gargi Woman Award Press Release

Hindu Council of Australia institutes award for recognizing Australian women  Sydney : 12 February 2018  Hindu Council of Australia has instituted annual awards to recognise outstanding contribution by Australian women in the society. The awards would be across multiple categories and will be announced on the occasion of International Woman’s day 2018.  Speaking about the […]

Thank you Hindu Benevolent Fund

An anonymous recipient of help from HBF thanks by sending following email: To Consulate general of India and Hindu council I sincerely thanks for all the generous help and support provided to me in my time of hardship. I really appreciate and very thankful for the financial support provided in terms of paying my apartment […]

Chaplaincy Information session

An information session for prospective Chaplains was organized by Hindu Council and Global Organization for Divinity (G.O.D) at the later’s temple today. It was attended by about 20 people. A couple of speakers from G.O.D introduced the idea of a Hindu chaplain and explained what a chaplain does and what a Chaplain does not do. […]

Bratabandha ceremony by Napalese Hindus 4th March

Nepalese Hindu Society of Australia is organising a mass bratabandha ceremony for the very first time in Sydney on 4th March 2018.  The aim of the ceremony is to perform bratabandha on 51 batuks on a collective manner. Click here if you would like to register your child http://click.mlsend3.com/link/c/YT04MDYxNDUxOTMwMzkzNjcxNjkmYz1uOWk5JmU9MTkyOCZiPTE0OTk0MDUyMiZkPXEyeTRnMmY=.bt-6OMz0idsLUkv–t6ro0OXz7-4-j-sdeXCDZE2S44  

Swachh Bharat Abhiyan

Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, a campaign in India that aims to clean up the streets, roads and infrastructure of India’s cities, smaller towns, and rural areas.   To demonstrate the support to this worthy cause, the volunteers from Hindu Council of Australia helped raise and  donate a sum of  $2100. The transferred amount receipt was presented to Mr […]

Hindu Council on Australia Day 2018

A large chunk of Hindu Council of Australia team was invited by the NSW state premier for the Australia Day celebrations at Bowman Hall in Blacktown. The event was attended by about 300 community leaders. Four representatives of Hindu Council were present. It was opened by a cultural dance performed by the aboriginal custodian of […]

International Women’s Day 11th March

International Women’s Day 11th March

Hindu Chaplaincy Information Session 4th February

Seeking Hindu youth for participation in Youth Parliament of World Religions 2018

Hindu Council of Australia has been invited to participate in this years Youth Parliament of the World’s Religions (Youth PoWR). The Parliament brings youth of different faiths together to promote harmony and is likely to be held later in the year in Sydney. It is supported by NSW Government and by Multicultural NSW. We need […]

Dr Agar honoured on Australia Day

His dedication to the Hindu society has earned Professor Nihal Agar the membership of the Order of Australia in the Australia Day Honours List. This resident of viagrausa-online.com – info Lane Cove is not your ordinary Australian. He came to Australia way back in 1967 to the University of New England on a post-doctoral Fellowship. […]

Brookvale upsets us

Brookvale Union continues to upset Hindus world over with juxtaposed Hindu images The Sydney-based Brewery goes back on word, continues to circulate insensitive images of Hindu Deities              <!more>   12 January 2015 Sydney: We, the members of the ‘Hindu Council of Australia’ deplore and condemn with utter dismay the […]