Train like Himalayan Yogi, Join Kiran Chukkapalli

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Sri Venkata Krishna Vrindavan moving to new premises

    Namaskara, With the blessings of Sri Hari Vayu and H.H Sri Sri Sugunendra Theertha Swamiji, Puthige Matha, we are pleased to announce our move to the new premises at 44 Clifton Road, Riverstone, on Thursday, 30th May. The Toongabbie property will be vacated. Please note that all regular activities and services will continue uninterrupted from the new […]

Akshaya Triteeya celebrations at Sri Venkata Krishna Vrindavana

AKSHAYA TRITEEYA – 10/05/2024 With the Grace of Shri Hari Vayu Gurugalu and His Holiness Sugunendra Teertha Swamiji’s blessing SVKV will be performing all the Sacred auspicious rituals invoking divine blessings and praying for Good health and prosperity for all devotees.  As a special  Akshaya Triteeya morning offering, Gandha Alankara And Mahaa Pooja will be performed.  SVKV extends warm greetings to all the […]

HCA wishes the Hindu Diaspora a Shubh Nav Varsha

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Harmony Day message from HCA

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Paada Yatra 2024

    PAADA YATRA 2024 Event Day: 29th March 2024, 5:30 AM for 6:00 AM Start The event starts at Sri Murugan Temple, Westmead Contact us at or Paada Yatra is on Friday, 29th March as below (short and full) Sydney Murugan Temple, Westmead to Shirdi Sai Mandir, Strathfield Shirdi Sai Mandir  to Sri […]

Easy banking at home and overseas with HSBC’s Everyday Global Account

The award-winning Everyday Global Account makes it simple for you to buy, hold and spend in up to 10 currencies from one account. Using a Visa Debit card, you can also enjoy everyday benefits without any monthly fees*. This advertisement provides general advice only and doesn’t take into account your objectives, financial situation or needs. […]

The new HCA national and state teams

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Dharma Ambassadors Course

Join the community of Dharma Ambassadors! This is a brand new program launched in Australia in collaboration and support of the Hindu American Foundation. As a Dharma Ambassador, you’ll be equipped to handle the ins and outs of talking about Hinduism. You’ll be prepared to promote an authentic narrative from within the Hindu community to […]

Dr Andrew Charlton gets a replica of Shri Ram Janmbhoomi Mandir

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2024-Student Registration Form VHP SANSKRIT SCHOOL

Namaskaram All Please find the registration form for 2024, which has to be completed and submitted for every child. ( registration fee $75 per child, $130 for 2 or more children per family, books $10) We are pleased to inform you that last year many students (more than 30 kids) took an exam and […]

DGR opposition letter to Education Minister

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Auspicious “Subrahmanya Shashti” celebrations in Margashirsha Maasa Shuddha Shashti on 18-12-2023

Namaskara With the Grace of Lord Shree Krishna and blessings from H.H Sugunendra Teertha Swamiji, SVKVS will be celebrating the auspicious Subrahmanya Shashti 18-12-2023 It is believed that Swami Subrahmanya had annihilated the demon Tarakasura on this day. Devotees offer special prayers for begetting healthy children and also to get rid of any skin problems causing […]

Supporting the communities impacted by the violence in Israel and Gaza

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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: […]

2023 Remembrance Day Service at Anzac Jawan Cenotaph

The Australia India Cenotaph Committee (A project of Hindu Council Australia) along with Hornsby RSL Sub branch conducted the sixth Anzac Jawan Remembrance Day service at Cherrybrook on 19 Nov 2023 to commemorate the sacrifices made by the Anzac of Indian origin during WW1. The ANZAC Jawan Cenotaph is an NSW War Memorial, it was […]

Multicultural Senior Week, Whiteman, WA

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Thousands attend the solidarity vigil in Sydney against terror attacks

A symbolic act saw six multicultural community leaders pin yellow ribbons on a Magen David, uniting different communities in support of Israel and the Jewish people. Related Images: Truth by Swami Shrikarananda – free public discourses

About the Talks In this surprisingly practical chapter of the Bhagavad Gita, Lord Krishna gives us an entirely new take on faith. Commonly, we think that faith is just belief and that we have a choice about whether we believe or not. Some acknowledge faith as the sole sustaining force in their lives, for others it is […]

Remembrance Day 2023 Service at ANZAC Jawan Cenotaph

Australia India Cenotaph Committee would like to invite you to the Remembrance Day Service at Anzac Jawan Cenotaph. Venue: Anzac Jawan Cenotaph, Opp. Carlile Swimming, Shepherds Lane, Cherrybrook Day: 19th November Time: 4.30 PM for 5.00 PM start Click here for the Google Maps link for the venue location The Anzac Jawan Cenotaph Commemorates the […]

International Bindi and Tilak Day 2023 on 15th October

International Bindi and Tilak Day was on 15th October, the first day of Navaratri. It was celebrated all over the world with huge enthusiasm and dedication. The Hindu Council of Australia joined many organisations worldwide to celebrate this age-old Hindu tradition of Bindu and Tilak.  Organisations like Friends of India Australia, Batukamma & Dussehra Inc, […]

When Arati met the counsellor for help, she was told read Bible and forget everything

What is culturally informed counselling and why is it important for people seeking help for mental health issues? When Arati Nair was 11 years old she began to struggle with her mental health and decided to seek help. But she says the counselling she received did more harm than good.  Related Images:

Book launch ‘Australia’s Pivot to India’ Authored by Andrew Charlton, Federal Member for Paramatta

Australia’s Pivot to India book launch by the federal MP for Parramatta Andrew Charlton over a webinar.  Session time: Tuesday 10/10/2023, 05:15 PM Register in advance for this webinar:           Related Images:

No “Hindu hand” behind Brisbane temple attack, Queensland Police confirms

Police have so far not been able to find out who was behind the temple attack and will resume the investigation if or when they get further information. Related Images:

New grant opportunity coming soon! 

Disability Representative Organisations (DRO) grant opportunity The Disability Representative Organisations (DRO) grant opportunity will provide funding of up to $10.208 million (GST exclusive) over 2 years from 2024–25 to 2025–26 ($5.104 million per year) to organisations to provide systemic advocacy for Australians with disability.   Organisations funded under the DRO grant opportunity will participate in a […]

Ganesha Chaturthi in Albury, NSW on 23rd September

Event by Albury Wodonga Indian Australian Association at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Albury on Saturday 23rd September from 10.00 to 15.00 Related Images:

Ganesha Chaturthi in Preston, Victoria on 23rd September

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Hindu Council of Australia Press release on Canada-India tensions

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Ganesha Chaturthi

Ganesh Chaturthi is a festival that pays homage to Lord Ganesh, the remover of obstacles, and celebrates the day of his birth. Many recognize that Lord Ganesh brings order into this universe and worship him before embarking on a new endeavour, intellectual journey, or business enterprise. Therefore, it is common to see images or statues […]

Ganesha Chaturthi in Blacktown, NSW on 19th September

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Ganesha Chaturthi in Malak, NT on 18th September

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Ganesha Chaturthi in Salisbury East, Adelaide on 19th September

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Ganesha Chaturthi at Sydney Shakti Temple on 18th September

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Ganesha Chaturthi in Oakland Park, Adelaide on 18th, 19th & 23rd September

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Ganesha Chaturthi in Kenmore, Qld on 18th September

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Ganesha Chaturthi in Perth on 19th September

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Ganesha Chaturthi at Perth Hindu Temple on 18th September

SRI VINAYAKA CHATHURTHI HOMAM & VAHANA PROCESSION Monday 18 September 2023   Dear Devotees, The Hindu ceremony known as Vinayaka Chathurthi or Ganesh Chathurthi is of perennial interest to the Hindus all over the world. It is a Vrata observed to obtain knowledge and success in all undertakings. There is not a Hindu ceremony that commences without offering […]

Ganesha Chaturthi in Deanside, Victoria on 19th September

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Ganesha Chaturthi in Taylor, ACT on 23rd September

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Ganesha Chaturthi in Huntingdale, Victoria on 19th September

Event by Sankat Mochan Temple Huntingdale at Sankat Mochan Temple Huntingdale on Tuesday 19th September from 6.30 pm to 8.30 pm Related Images:

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

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Rakhi Pournami

Raksha Bandhan, often referred to as Rakhi is a Hindu festival celebrated in India and by Indian communities around the world. It typically falls on the full moon day in the Hindu month of Shravana, which usually corresponds to August on the Gregorian calendar. The term “Raksha Bandhan” translates to “the bond of protection.” “Rakhi,” […]

Sri Lakshmi Narayana Kumkumarchana by JET Australia, Perth

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Shri Krishna Janmashtami 2023, North Sydney

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2 day workshop for High Schoolers to learn life skills by shrimad Rajchandra Mission Dharmapur

Shrimad Rajchandra Mission Dharampur (SRMD) Australia is conducting a 2-day workshop on 6th and 7th October for High school students with an opportunity to learn life skills. Details of the event as below:- In the dynamic and rapidly changing world we live in, teenagers are facing a multitude of challenges and opportunities that require a […]

Independence Day message from Leader of Opposition Peter Dutton MP

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Sri Krishna Janmashtami at Gold Coast by ASMY

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Sacred Swastika in Victoria

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The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR)

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Holiest Of Holies Katas Raj Temple Chakwal Pakistan

Katas raj Temple is a Hindu temple complex situated in Katas village near Choa Saidan Shah in the Chakwal District of Punjab Pakistan.       Significance of Katas Raj Temple Complex, Chakwal This complex of temples that includes Hindu, Sikh and Buddhist places of worship. Every one of the seven Hindu temples represents a different sect […]


***UNDER STRICT EMBARGO UNTIL 7:00 PM, MONDAY 27 FEBRUARY 2023*** CHRIS MINNS MP NSW LABOR LEADER STEVE KAMPER MP NSW SHADOW MINISTER FOR MULTICULTURALISM    NSW LABOR WILL STAMP OUT RACISM AND EXTREMISM   A Minns Labor Government will establish a Premier’s Prevention Panel on Racism and Extremism to address the growing safety concerns of […]

Gargi Awards nominations 2023

The nominations close date extended to 8th March. Click here to nominate an Australian woman who excelling in her field and inspiring the community Related Images:

HCA Volunteer Recognition Day

Hindu Council of Australia cordially invites you all to join us in recognising the achievements of our volunteers and learn who we are and what we do. This is your opportunity to join the Hindu Council of Australia as a volunteer and serve the community in various ways. Day: 26 February 2023 Time: 2 pm […]

Swindon’s new Hindu temple (UK) in opened new location after repeated break-ins

Swindon’s Hindu Temple held a morning full of celebrations to mark the official opening of its new home in the town centre. The site has been moved from Cheney Manor Industrial Estate to above the Chaat Cafe in Regent House. The temple closed in October 2021 after repeated break-ins caused significant damage which led Swindon Borough Council […]

Statements from HCA & Multi Faith Advisory Group on recent vandalism on Hindu Temples

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“Rebuilding Lismore” convoy traveling to Lismore on 4th and 5th Feb 2023

Please join Sewa in “Rebuilding Lismore” convoy traveling to Lismore on 4th and 5th Feb 2023.    Register @   Families are welcome, but any minors should be accompanied by a parent.    Apart from volunteering tasks which will be assigned onsite, volunteers will also help in preparing food for the team, sponsor fuel for […]

Pongal Sankranti and Lohri celebration in Sydney

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Hindus in Australia now have a Voice in the NSW State Government

By Kamakshi Shenoy We are so pleased to announce that we Hindus in Australia now have a Voice in the NSW State Government.  What does it mean or how does it work for Hindus?? Here is the answer to all your questions. A Hindu Council of Australia representative is now nominated to be on board […]

Tulasi Pujan in Perth 25th Dec 2022

Hindu Council of Australia WA Chapter invites you for Tulasi Pujan on 25th December 2022. See details below. Related Images:

Sri Hanumath Jayanthi at Sri Venkateswara Temple Helensburgh

Shri Hanumath Jayanthi Shri Hanumath Jayanthi Friday 23rd December 2022 yathra yathra raghunatha keerthanam thathra thathra kruthamasthakanjalem | pashpavari paripurna lochanam maruthim namatha rakshasanthagam || Sri Maruthi (Son of Wind God), the terror to demons (Rakshasas) is present wherever praise of Sri Rama is sung, with joyous tears in His eyes and folded hands over His head. […]

UTSAV, A Celebration of Folk Dances of India on 18th March 2023 at UNSW

Hindu Council of Australia (HCA) in support of the Counsellor of Hindu Tradition (CHT) program presents   “UTSAV”    A celebration of folk dances of India by Hamsa Venkat & Samskriti School of Dance   Event Details: Date & Time: Saturday 18th March 2023,  6.15 PM to 9 PM Venue: The Science Theatre, Univ of NSW, Kensington NSW […]

Multicultural NSW welcomes an Indian origin Associate Director

Hind Council of Australia welcomes Kuppal Maniappan an Indian origin from Malaysia who has joined Multicultural NSW as an Associate Director. Australian Indian diaspora from around the world is delighted to see another Indian origin on the Multicultural NSW board. We hope to accomplish great things together for the community with her expertise & dedication. […]

Namaste Yoga film on Hindu culture

An incredible and beautiful film was recently released that showcases Hindu Culture, the premiere screening of Namaste Yoga. Writer, director & producer Ravi Chand has shown a level of detail & commitment to representing the community. Please watch it with your family. Related Images:

Namaste Yoga premiers on 20 November.

We are INCREDIBLY excited to announce that as part of the ABC Me and Screen Australia Kaleidoscope Project, our TV show called “Namaste Yoga” will air on ABC Me and iView on Sunday 20th November 2022. Related Images:

Australian Hindu Conference 2022 Registration

The Hindu Council of Australia has commenced a yearly Hindu Education Conference in 2021 to impart knowledge about Hinduism, Hindu history, heritage, Hindu scriptures, issues related to Hindus, etc.  In 2021 it was held on 5 September. This year the conference will be held on 20 November  2022. The theme for this 2022 conference is […]

Rishi Sunak & earlier Hindu heads of the state

Every Hindu felt proud when Rishi Sunak was appointed by King Charles III on 25 October 2022, making him the first Hindu prime minister of officially Christian Great Britain. England was in desperate need of a competent leader and Sunak, a practicing Hindu, came as a saviour. He was the third premier in the space […]

Deepavali celebrated in ACT house

Mr Kanti Jinna on behalf of Hindu Council of Australia participated in Deepavali celebrations in ACT house in ACT.       Related Images:

Her Excellency Mrs. Linda David Hurley’s song on Deepavali

Her Excellency Mrs. Linda Hurley wrote, composed and sang the song on the occasion of Deepavali hosted at the Government House, Canberra by the His excellency Governor-General of Australia David Hurley. Below is the link for the video of Mrs. Linda Hurley’s song.   Related Images:

Will Deepavali become a public holiday in Australia?

After a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19, the Hindu Council of Australia in Canberra brought back Deepavali festivities to Parliament House this year. The event, held in the Grand Hall on 7 November, was attended by members of the Indian community, Indian High Commissioner Manpreet Vohra, Opposition leader Peter Dutton and Australian Immigration Minister Andrew […]

Hindu Council of Australia – Perth Chapter – Deepavali

The Canning Showgrounds came alive with music, song, and vibrant colour on Sunday as the Hindu Council Australia Perth Chapter staged a wonderful celebration to commemorate Deepavali- the ‘Festival of Lights’. Congratulations to Sadhana Bose, Sandeep Goyal and the entire organising committee (and many volunteers) for their work to stage the event. It was incredible. […]

Hindus Thanks Australian Parliaments and the Governer General

Hindu Council of Australia would like to thank Australian Federal Parliament and the Governer General for celebrating Hindu Festival of Deepavali. Hindus feel very proud that Hindu festivals have been accepted as important festivals in Australia and Hindus are being treated as important citizens. Deepavali in Australia has been celebrated by the following in 2022 […]

Souvenir 2022

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Indians celebrate Diwali with lamps

Indians have celebrated Diwali as earthen oil lamps and dazzling lights lit up homes and streets across the country to mark the Hindu festival that symbolises the victory of light over darkness. Diwali, which is a national holiday across India, is typically celebrated by socialising and exchanging gifts with family and friends. Many light earthen […]

Residents in Western Sydney celebrate Diwali after last year’s COVID lockdown-ABC Article By Simran Gill Kirki Joshi has been “cooking for days”. After the COVID lockdown wiped out festivities in 2021, Ms Joshi is going all to celebrate Diwali this year. For Hindus and Jains, Diwali or the Festival of Lights, is a time to commemorate the victory of good over evil, light over darkness and hope […]

Deepavali 2022 Wishes from Hindu Council of Australia

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Happy Diwali from Sydney – Australia Today Article about the HCA Deepavali The Hindu Council of Australia organised Diwali celebrations at the Parliament of New South Wales which was also attended by Indian Union Minister Nitin Gadkari. BY Pallavi Jain Diwali celebrations at NSW Parliament   After a two-year break, Diwali celebrations returned to the NSW Parliament in Sydney. The Hindu Council of Australia recently organised […]

Emotional well-being & mental health seminar – HCA Perth SEP 2022

Over the weekend the Hindu Council Australia Perth Chapter held a wonderful event at the City of Canning’s Bentley Community Hub which not only addressed emotional well-being and mental health but also focused on Alzheimer’s and dementia with a number of leading health professionals addressing the sell-out crowd.  Mayor Patrick Hall, the chief guest said “It […]

Gandhi Jayanthi with Consulate General of India, Perth

“My life has been full of external tragedies and if they have not left any visible effect on me, I owe it to the teaching of the Bhagavad Gita”. Mahatma Gandhi HCA WA Chapter thanks the Consulate General of India, Perth, for giving us the opportunity to participate in this special occasion of Gandhi Jayanthi. […]

Bhagavad Gita Fortnightly Class & Discussion on 7th October 2022

Bhagavad Gita Discussion Friday 7 October, 7.00 – 8.45 pm Join us for Silent Meditation at Vedanta Hall, 15 Liverpool Road, Croydon,  from 7 pm or via Zoom from 7.30 pm: Theme: Chapter 8, The Way to the Imperishable Brahman, Verses 6 – 8 Remembering the Divine: Verse 6 reflects on the state of […]

Western Union Deepavali offer, send money & get 3 times more WU Points

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Happy Diwali from ABC Bullion

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Naratri message from the Hon. Mark Coure MP

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Prime Minister’s Message for Navaratri

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Gujarati Garba Night with local talented artists

About the Event Date –Saturday, 1st Oct 2022 Time – 06:30 PM Onwards Venue – Blacktown Leisure Centre Stanhope Gardens 2768 NSW Ticket – $15 Doors Open: 06:00 PM for 6:30 PM Start About Event Gujarati Brahman Samaj of NSW INC Presents Gujarati Garba Night with local talented artists. Mouth-watering Gujarati street food available at reasonable prices. Unpack […]

Sri Mandir Pitru Puja

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Veerashaiva Samaja Newsletter Sept 2022

  VSAP website                         Our mailing address: Veerashaivasamaja PO BOX 1028 STRATHFIELD, NSW 2135 Australia Related Images:

Sambhashana Varga Chaatraah – VHP australia

HCA proudly supports VHP Sambhashan Varga. Please join in and be part of the discussions. Register here  Related Images:

Hare Krishna Cultural & Community Centre – A devotional concert

Hare Krishna Cultural & Community Centre is back with a bang after 2 years of COVID restriction. concert – Vrindavan Melodies  and Temple Construction Project Update on Saturday, 24th September 2022 04:30 PM onwards Venue: Harvey Lowe Pavillion, Doran Drive, Castle Hill Showgrounds, Castle Hill – 2154 Last date for registration: 21st September 2022 Concert Date & […]

Deepavali 2022

Hindu Council of Australia’s annual physical Deepavali fair is back.  The event is on the 15th of October at  Prince Alfred Square, Parramatta. We are seeking Expression of Interest for stalls, cultural programs and volunteers. Please register through the links below. Register as volunteer Expression of Interest for stalls Expression of Interest for cultural programs […]

Krishna’s Otway – A Vegetarian Cooking & Yoga Retreat

Do you ever feel like spending a relaxing weekend in the fresh country air soothing your body, eating fantastic food, enjoying wonderful company… Then this is for you! 7:00 pm Friday 14th-3:00 pm Sunday 16th October 2022 A Vegetarian Cooking and Yoga Retreat Relaxed, fun and informative classes for those desiring to increase their abilities […]

Science of Happiness According to Yoga Vedanta – Discussion Series – 9 September

Spiritual Evening Discussion Friday 9 September, 7.00 – 8.45 pm Join us for Silent Meditation at Vedanta Hall, 15 Liverpool Road, Croydon, from 7 pm or via Zoom from 7.30 pm: Themes for Discussion:  Art of Attention Path to Inner Calm: Through a ‘daily resolve to concentrate on our goals,’ through a planned routine, through taming […]

Ganesh Puja 2022 at HCA’s new office in Strathfield

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Ganesh Chaturthi 2022 at Shri Shiva Vishnu Temple, Carrum, Victoria

Join the Hindu Society of Victoria and be part of the grand celebration of Ganesh Chaturthi on Wednesday 31st August. If you want to perform any sevas and be part of the events that taking place on the day, you can book them online or at the temple of office. Scan the QR code on […]

Book Review & developing an agenda

India that is Bharat: Coloniality, Civilisation, Constitution.     A physical & online event resented by Friends of India Austra & Hindu Council of Australia Book review by Shri Bala Varadarajan                                                  […]

Australian International Sports Organisation Program

Dear all, We are delighted to inform you all that the City of Sydney is partnering with the Australian International Sports Organisation to run a free Australian Sports program again. Everyone who is over 18 is welcome to attend from all communities (migrants, International students, refugees, asylum seekers). The Australian sports Program gives an opportunity […]

Greetings on 75th Independence Day of India

The Hindu Council of Australia on behalf of 700,000 strong Australian Hindu communities joins in celebrating the government of India’s Initiative of commemorating 75the independence day as Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav.   Freed from the shackles of colonial oppression, India came a long way to become one of the top 5 economies in the world, […]


PRESS RELEASE By: NSW Government “The atrocities committed during that period are almost unimaginable, and the intergenerational trauma they have caused continues to be felt by many people today. “This new offence sends a clear message that the display of Nazi symbols, and the hatred and bigotry they represent will not, and should not, be […]

Science of Happiness According to Yoga Vedanta – Discussion

Join the discussion led by Pravrajika Gayatriprana. Drawing on the book: Science of Happiness – According to Yoga Vedanta by Pravrajika Divyanandaprana: a compilation of her talks given to students at the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology in New Delhi in 2018. Pravrajika Divyananandaprana is a nun of Sri Sarada Math of the Ramakrishna Order. Thousands […]

From the Heart and the Soul event – 27 May, the Cutaway, Barangaroo

Signing of the Uluru Statement from the Heart On this day in 2017, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples came together at Uluru and asked Australians to walk with them towards a better future. Through the Uluru Statement from the Heart, Indigenous Australians asked for constitutional recognition through a constitutionally guaranteed voice in their own […]

Yoga Day in WA

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