HCA to Teach Hinduism in NSW Schools

Hindu Council of Australia has been approved by the Minister of Education to teach Hinduism as an SRE (Special Reigious Education) in NSW state schools. The education is provided on a voluntary basis i.e. the department does not pay any thing and Hindu Council has to provide volunteer teachers, their training and teaching material. 

You can find more information about it at Hindu Council web site’s SRE page.

If you would like to help you can contact us here.

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Register for a free self study course on Hinduism

Hindu Council is offering an “Introduction to Hinduism Course” with an easy test to monitor its successful completion. This course is web based and has 10 lessons. Each lesson should take no more than hour of self study at home. After reading a lesson, an objective type Quiz assesses the students proficiency. Students who pass each lesson quiz with an B or A grade are deemed to have completed all requirements.

The course is being offered for free.

In order to enroll in this course, you have to Register yourself at the Hindu Council web site. You will require an email address plus you have to choose a user id/password. If you are already registered with us then you can logon with your user id/password here. Register/logon  at

Register/Login as a User

(After registeration / logon, close that window. You will come back to this screen.)

Once you have logged in, you can enroll into course at

Enroll in Introduction to Hinduism Self Study Course 

 

To get to know your current courses, your status in them, your grade book and the certificates you have earned, click

My Courses, my Grades, my Certificates

 

Any feedback on this course can be sent to

editor at hinducouncil.com.au or click here

Good luck.

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Take a Quiz on Hindu Diaspora

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Why did last of the Java Hindu Kings retreated to Bali?

 
 
 
 

Nyepi and Galungan are Buddhist festivals of south east Asia? yes/No

 
 

When did the first Malay Hindu state appear in Malaysia?

 
 
 
 

Hinduism is the leading single religion of the Indo-Caribbean communities of the West Indies? Yes/No

 
 

Which country held until 1935, a swing festival known asTriyampavai-Tripavai whose name is derived from names of two Tamil language Hindu chants: Thiruvempavai and Thiruppavai meaning “opening the portals of Shiva’s home”?

 
 
 
 

Java was ruled by Hindu kings from 4th to 15th century? Yes/No

 
 

Hinduism was the main religion of Cham people in Central and South Vietnam between 2nd and 15th century? Yes/No

 
 

Khmer empire of Cambodia were Hindu kings? Yes/No

 
 

When did the first the Arya Samaj missionary arrive in French Guyana?

 
 
 
 

Hinduism came to Singapore between 7th and 10th century? Yes/No

 
 

Hinduism came to Fiji as Hindu contract workers started arriving there from 1879 onwards? Yes/No

 
 

Which religion replaced Hinduism as the main religion of Khmer in 13th century?

 
 
 

In Bali, the word Pura means?

 
 
 
 

After gaining its independence in 1957, Malaysia became a secular country? Yes/No

 
 

Like Indian Hindus, do Balenese Hindus also have four varnas of classification in their society? Yes/No

 
 

The population of Hindus in Pakistan and in Bangladesh has remained stable since after their independence? Yes/No

 
 

When did the first Hindus came to Australia?

 
 
 
 

Many non-Balanese communities follow practices very akin to Hinduism? Yes/No

 
 

The earliest influence of Hinduism in Philippines can be traced by archaeological evidence to be from around

 
 
 

Which people’s Hinduism was known by these names, namely Tirta, Trimurti, Hindu, Agama Tirta, Siwa?

 
 
 
 

What is known as a Bimong in the Cham language of Vietnam?

 
 
 

Fiji Hindus are also classified into four varna system? Yes/No

 
 

The earliest evidence of Hinduism in Java comes from which century?

 
 
 
 

Like Malayasia and Indoneasia, Hindus in Singapore also suffer religious prosecution? Yes/No

 
 

Which province do most Pakistani Hindus live in Pakistan?

 
 
 

There are no Hindu temples left in Pakistan? Yes/No

 
 

When and where was a first Ravan effigy ever, burnt in Australia?

 
 
 
 

Most Malaysian Hindus are Tamils? Yes/No

 
 

Did Khmer Hindu society of Cambodia had the Hindu four varna system for classifying the society? Yes/No

 
 

In which country is Ramakien (Ramayana) is a popular epic and Ayutthaya (Ayodhya) is a city named after the birth place of Rama?

 
 
 
 

Most Hindus in Singapore today are ethinic Indians? Yes/No

 
 

Hindus in South America, are chiefly the descendants of Indian indentured labourers? Yes/No

 
 

When was the first Ganesh visarjana festival held in Sydney with clay Ganesha being immersed in the ocean at Stanwell Tops beach?

 
 
 
 

According to the Australian census of 2016, Hinduism was the fastest growing religion of Australia? Yes/No

 
 


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