How Americans came to embrace meditation

In the 1960s many Americans may have only known Hinduism through meditation, but the story of this country’s relationship with Hinduism is much longer and more complex. [Read more …]

Carl Sagan on How Hindu Culture is basis for modern Cosmic theories

By Jean-Pierre Dalbéra from Paris, France – Statue de Shiva Nataraja (Tanjore, Inde), CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=51894760

Artificial Intelligence should be taught Compassion and non-voilence

In a forum on the theme of Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) : Challanges and opportunities for religious communities, organized by and facilitated by Venerable Miao You, a demand was made by Surinder Jain of Hindu Council of Australia that Artificial Intelligence must be taught about various religions including Hinduism. Here is an excerpt of the speech. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Hindu Council chapter in Victoria hosts Sri M’s discourse

By : Makarand Bhagwat Hindu Council of Australia’s  Victoria chapter organised a spiritual discourse by Sri M on 18th March, which also happened to be the Hindu new year. The event was jointly organised by Victoria Chapter and Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh Melbourne (HSS). Seva International, Melbourne, Overseas Friends of BJP (OFBJP) Australia, Melbourne and Kerala […]

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 […]

Did Indians bring technology of Fire, Farming and tools to Australia Four Thousand Years Ago

Genetic evidence suggests that just over 4 millennia ago a group of Indian travellers landed in Australia and stayed. The evidence emerged a few years ago after a group of Aboriginal men’s Y chromosomes matched with Y chromosomes typically found in Indian men.[…Read More…]

A profile of Hindus in NSW

In 2016 there were 181,409 people in New South Wales who had a religion of Hinduism. There was a 51.4% increase in the number of people who had a religion of Hinduism since 2011 (from 119,802 to 181,409). 29.1% of the Hinduism population were born overseas and arrived between 2011 and August 2016. There were […]

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   […]

Western Australia adds a new chapter to Hindu Council

A WA chapter of Hindu Council of Australia has been established on 12th March 2018. First program will be to welcome HH Mahant Swami of BAPS by all Hindu Organisations. HCA WA chapter will lead this program to establish relation with other Hindu Organisations in WA. Second Program will be celebration of International Yoga Day. […]

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 […]

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 […]

SVT temple is a building of cultural significance

Painting workshop at Parramasala by Hindu Council

A painting workshop was conducted at Parramasala festival where visitors were encouraged to try their hand at painting and to watch painters making their paintings live. This wonderful workshop was conducted by two teenage girls Mili and Kushi. They both mesmerized their audience with their speed painting skills. Kushi did a reverse painting whilst the […]

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 Paramita Roy

Winner of Gargi Woman Award 2018 – (Film Producer) By Bharathi R Paramita Roy has been awarded Hindu Council of Australia’s Gargi Woman Award 2018 for her outstanding contribution as a Film Producer. The award consisting of a plaque will be presented to her in a ceremony to be held in her home town Adelaide. […]

Gargi Woman Poornima Sharma

Winner of Gargi Woman Award 2018 – (Performer) By Bharathi R Poornima Sharma has been awarded Hindu Council of Australia’s Gargi Woman Award 2018 for her outstanding contribution as a performer. The award consisting of a plaque was presented to her by Federal Member of Parliament  Hon. Michelle Rowland  and Councillor Hill Shire Reena Jethi, […]

Gargi Woman Jayanthi Ramanan

Winner of Gargi Woman Award 2018 – (Carer) By Bharathi R Jayanthi Ramanan has been awarded Hindu Council of Australia’s Gargi Woman Award 2018 for her outstanding contribution as a carer. The award consisting of a plaque was presented to her by Member of Parliament – Parramatta Hon. Geoff Lee and by Anita Sharma NSW […]

Gargi Woman Anju Kalra

Winner of Gargi Woman Award 2018 – (Dementia Consultant) By Bharathi R Anju Kalra has been awarded Hindu Council of Australia’s Gargi Woman Award 2018 for her outstanding contribution to Community as a Dementia Consultant. The award consisting of a plaque was presented to her by Member of Parliament – Granville Hon. Julia Finn and […]

Gargi Woman Jacinta Tobin

Winner of Gargi Woman Award 2018 – (Community) By Bharathi R Jacinta Tobin has been awarded Hindu Council of Australia’s Gargi Woman Award 2018 for her outstanding contribution to Community. The award consisting of a plaque was presented to her by Dy. Lord Mayor Parramatta Council Hon. Michelle Garrad  Mr Prakash Mehta – National President […]

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 […]

What If Everything Our Kids Know About Hinduism is Wrong?

Being born and raised in California, I have heard mixed messages about Hinduism from my parents, my school, and the religious organization that I grew up with (Sri Satya Sai Baba Bal Vikas). Everyone had their own interpretation of what it meant to be a Hindu. This is why I have always felt like Hinduism […]

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 […]

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 […]

Hindu Saṁskāras

Hindu Saṁskāras (By: Vijai Singhal) Saṁskāras are sacraments or holy rites of passage that guide us about our responsibilities in life. There are some 40 Saṁskāras for different milestones in life from the rite of conception to the last rites. Some of the important Saṁskāras are briefly described here. For much fuller and detailed coverage […]

Why does world’s largest particle physics lab CERN has a statue of Lord Shiva

Religion inspires Physics at CERN, Geneva : “Hundreds of years ago, Indian artists created visual images of dancing Shivas in a beautiful series of bronzes. In our time, physicists have used the most advanced technology to portray the patterns of the cosmic dance. The metaphor of the cosmic dance thus unifies ancient mythology, religious art […]

The World’s Oldest Icon Of Feminism

You think Kangana Ranaut is a feminist? You must not have heard about Rishi Gargi then.  The Story Of Rishi Gargi: The World’s Oldest Icon Of Feminism Found In Ancient Hinduism. [Read More …]  

Minorities packing their bags as religious freedom plunges in Pakistan

  Click here to read the news – Minorities packing their bags as religious freedom plunges in Pakistan   http://www.atimes.com/article/minorities-packing-bags-religious-freedom-plunges-pakistan/

Suspect Foods not for Pure Vegetarians

Hindu Council lists foods which may appear to be vegetarians but may actually contain animal ingredients.  To know more, please click here to visit our web page  click here to visit our web page – Suspect Foods not for Pure Vegetarians