Recent attacks on Hindus in Bangladesh by Islamic Fundamentalists

Deepavali 2021 Souvenir – Click here to read it

ABC Bullion Deepavali greetings

ABC Bullion is a sponsor of the Hindu Council’s Deepavali 2021 event and wishes everyone a Happy Deepavali.

Hindu Council Deepavali 2021 online Competition

Hindu Council Deepavali 2021 online Competition flyers

Celebrating Diwali & Honouring Kali – The Universal Goddess

Friday 5 November at Vedanta Hall, 15 Liverpool Road, Croydon NSW From 7 pm: Silent Meditation at Vedanta Hall OR From 7.30 pm join via Zoom:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88434388900 Group discussion led by Pravrajika Gayatriprana, a senior nun of Sri Sarada Math of the Ramakrishna Order. THEME: Celebrating Diwali and Honouring Kali – The Universal Goddess. Kali symbolizes […]

HSBC Australia Deepavali Greetings

HSBC wishes you all a Happy Diwali. May this Diwali deliver you blessings and prosperity in everything you do. .

Telstra Partner Sponsor of Deepavali 2021

Telstra Partner stores at Cabramatta – High Connect, Hurstville – Yours Telecom, Strathfield- T Central and Wentworthville – IITS wishes you a Happy and Prosperous Deepavali.

Western Union sponsor of Deepavali 2021

Western Union wishes you all a very Happy Diwali.

Bangladesh’s Hindus living in fear following mob attacks

Anbarasan Ethirajan – BBC News Fri, 22 October 2021, 8:59 pm·6-min read.      

Stop killing Hindus: Condemnation of atrocities on Hindus in Bangladesh

While Bangladeshis are celebrating the Durga Puja, the biggest festival of Hindus, the horror of violence and atrocities committed by the religious Extremists has overshadowed the festivity. The religious Extremists unleashed terror on Hindus throughout this festival. This includes killing Hindus, raping women, burning houses and businesses of Hindus, vandalising the Goddess’ idols and desecrating […]

Deepavali 2021 Sponsorship pack 3D

2021 NAVARATRI MESSAGE – Chris Minns

By: Harish Velji. On behalf of NSW Labor, I extend my best wishes to all members of the Hindu community in New South Wales during this festival of Navaratri. Navaratri is the auspicious festival of nine nights, where nine forms of the Goddess Durga are worshipped. The festival honours and celebrates the Goddess Durga for […]

Shubh Dussehra and Dashain wishes from Hon Anthony Albanese, MP

Anthony Albanese Labor Leader , Leader of Opposition wishes all #Hindus a very Shubh Dussehra and Dashain celebrations across #Australia Australian Labor Party Australian Young Labor ACT Labor ACT Young Labor South Australian Labor NSW Labor NSW Young Labor Victorian Labor Victorian Young Labor

Durga Puja Celebration – Sunday 17 October

Sunday 17 October – 11 am to 12.30 pm Live Via Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88634914266?pwd=c2l3OHcrbnUwS1FjQUVtRi9FOUNwdz09 Program: Chanting by Sarada Math nuns Talk: Mother Durga: Slayer of Mahishasura by Pravrajika Sridharaprana Talk: Symbol of Divine Energy in Hinduism – The Divine Mother by Mithu Dutta Goddess Durgā is widely worshipped as a symbol of divine energy or power in […]

9 things to know about Navaratri

9 things to know about Navaratri By Syama Allard October 16, 2020       1) Navaratri celebrates the Feminine Divine A nine-night festival during the Hindu month of Ashwin, Navaratri is a celebration of the Feminine Divine. According to the Vedas, everyone and everything originates from an absolute spiritual source referred to as Brahman (Divine), which is both the […]

Shuba Navaratri

Hindu Council of Australia wishes everyone best wishes on the occasion of Navaratri festival. Goddess Durga fought and destroyed the demon king Mahishasur and thereby making it easy to progress towards the Divine. Let us celebrate the victory of light over darkness, the victory of truth, humanity, and justice. These nine nights are to worship […]

Australia Ramayan Olympiad with Leadership lessons

This year Deepavali for the first time in Australia Ramayan Olympiad with Leadership lessons for the whole family are being brought along with famous #TheRamayanaSchool. It will be conducted on Three Sundays of Ramayana leadership lessons and one Sunday of Ramayana OLYMPIAD.(quiz). The Extremly popular lessons and olympiad has been conducted in USA, Canada, India and other […]

Deepavali Cultural Activities & Competitions for Australian Residents & Citizens

During the auspicious festival season of Deepavali and other Hindu festivals, Hindu Council of Australia have organised various cultural activities and competitions for the Australian residents and citizens. There are many Prizes and Certificates including bumper CASH prizes to win (check the flyers and HCA’s Facebook pages and website for more details). Ramayana LEADERSHIP Workshops […]

Deepavali Dance 2021 Dhamaka Terms and Conditions

Participants in for the event “Deepavali 2021” is being Organized by Hindu Council of Australia (HCA) and Entry is free for participating in the event and open to all age group. Participation in this Contest by any Participant(s) will be deemed as participation with the prior consent and knowledge of the Participant(s)’s parents/legal guardians. By […]

Rangoli Competition – Deepavali 2021

Rangoli Competition – Deepavali 2021   Hindu Council of Australia presents an online Rangoli Competition. Registrations Closed   Participants who have already registered please email the rangoli photographs to rangoli@hinducouncil.com.au on or by 10:30 pm Sunday 7th November 2021.    Participants need to send minimum 3 photographs of themselves along with the rangoli and location where it is […]

Hindu Council of Australia – Deepavali 2021 Dance Dhamaka

Deepavali festivities to feature light-up, Indian festival dance competition to begin with Something for everyone even as festivities take place for a second year amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Hindu Council of Australia will kick off its Deepavali 2021 line-up of online and hybrid activities on October 25 – the highlight of which will be the […]

Deepavali 2021 sponsorship pack

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Sri Krishna Janmashtami Gold Coast

Come celebrate Krishna’s birthday! The auspicious advent of Sri Krishna is a worldwide time of joyous celebrations. We invite you to join us for an immersive experience of uplifiting kirtan, inspiring Vedic stories, beautiful worship ceremonies and peaceful meditations. Enjoy a devotional festival like no other as we celebrate the universally renowned jewel of yoga […]

Holi celebrated with Music, Dance, Colours and fun in Sydney

Hindu Council of Australia supported by Cumberland City Council the Festival of Colours Holi at Redgum Hall at Wentworthville on Sunday 21st March with great enthusiasm and fanfare. Holi is celebrated by people from toddlers to the elderly throw powder at each other and play with water balloons and squirt guns. In India, Holi signifies […]

Greetings for the Hindu New Year

Greetings for the Hindu New Year Hindu Council of Australia wishes you and your family a very happy Hindu New Year that starts on 13 April 2021 which this year is the first day of the month of Chaitra of Vikram Samvat 2078. Hindus follow a twelve-month lunar calendar, with thirteen months year every fourth […]

Holi-The Festival of Colours Presented by Hindu Council of Australia Proudly Supported by Cumberland

Holi-The Festival of Colours Presented by Hindu Council of Australia Proudly Supported by Cumberland

“Holi” the festival of colours and harmony

Holi ‘festival of colours’ is an ancient Hindu religious festival. It is celebrated at the approach of the spring equinox, on the Phalguna Purnima (Full Moon). It is also known as “festival of love” and people unite to forgive and forget all resentments and of bad feeling towards each other. Holi also marks the start […]

Daan – Makara Sankranti

The festival of Makar Sankranti is dedicated to the sun god. It is observed by Hindus on 14th January each year. The auspicious day marks the transit of the sun into the Capricorn, also known as Makara. The day also marks the beginning of Uttarayana, a six-month auspicious period. One of the most special aspects […]

Ramayana in Popular Culture

By: Surinder Jain. Contemporary books on Ramayana Production of Ramayana continues even today. Contemporary versions of the Ramayana include Sri Ramayana Darshanam by Dr. K. V. Puttappa in Kannada and  Ramayana Kalpavrikshamu by Viswanatha Satyanarayana in Telugu, both of which have been awarded the Jnanpith Award. A prose version called Geet Ramayan in Marathi by G.D. Madgulkar was rendered in music by Sudhir Phadke and is considered to be a […]

Ramayana around the world

By: Surinder Jain. If you live in India, you can’t escape but know about Deepavali festival and about Ram Leela (Drama of Ramayan) performed in parks and street corners all over India. This article surveys how the legend of Rama and Ramayana have existed in the folklore of many other nations since times immemorial.  Depending […]

Happy Navartri

By: Prakash Mehta.   Namaste and Wish you all Happy Navartri.    Year 2020 is challenging for all of us. In Australia we have one after another extraordinary circumstances. From drought to bushfire and now we are in COVID 19 situation.    During COVID 19 – we have provided substantial  relief to needy people through Hindu […]

Thankyou Blacktown Council

Live telecast from Ayodhya of Ram Janama Mandir’s Bhumi Puja. Please like and comment thanking the Blacktown Council.

Ramayan – its cultural footprint around the globe

Ramayan is one of the world’s great epics containing some 24,000 verses. The Valmiki Ramayan was supposed to have been composed in 5th century BCE as per modern historians. But probably it began in India some 7000 years ago or earlier, relating to the story of Ram, a Hindu incarnation of God, who was born […]

Sri Krishna Janmashtami

Hindu Council of Australia is inviting you to join us in celebrating Sri Krishna Janmashtami live on our facebook  Sri Krishna Janmashtami Time: Aug 12, 2020 05:30 PM AEST onwards Sydney, Australia Hindu Council of Australia wishes you all a blessed Janmashtami celebrations. Stay home, Stay safe.   https://www.facebook.com/hinducouncil.australia/

A new era in Ayodhya, the birth place of “Lord Rama”

A new era in the history after 492 years of Sacrifices and Peaceful struggle of Hindus in liberation of Shri Ram Janmabhumi in Ayodhya. As you may have seen in the news recently, India is preparing for a ground-breaking ceremony to reconstruct a temple at Ayodhya city which is one of the most-holiest places for […]

Darwin celebrates Janmashtami 2020

Australian School of Meditation & Yoga along with the Hindu Council are pleased to announce the celebration of Sri Krishna Janmashtami. There will be kirtan, pure vegetarian feast, stories, dancing and much more. Ashraya, an amazing kirtan band, have been invited to lead the kirtan and devotional songs for this auspicious celebration. When: Saturday 15th […]

Goswami Tulsidas

One of the greatest poets in Hindi, Indian, and world literature. Goswami Tulsidas was a Ramanandi Vaishnava saint and poet, renowned for his devotion to the deity Rama. He wrote several popular works in Sanskrit and Awadhi, but is best known as the author of the epic Ramcharitmanas, a retelling of the Sanskrit Ramayana based […]

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 […]

Festival of Colours 2020

Sydney’s best and biggest Holi event festivals of Colors Civic Park Targo Road Presented by Hindu Council Australia and proudly supported by Cumberland City Council on 15th march 2020 11 am to 5 pm Free rides for kids Colors available on the event Lots of fun Live DJ and Dance Colors galore Cultural programs Delicious […]

International Gita Mahotsav 2020

I am attending IGM2020, are you? Witness awe inspiring exhibition displaying Bhagavad Gita verses, hear from world renowned scholars, immerse yourself in mass chanting and enjoy an evening filled with spiritual activities including an Australia-first tableaux parade and Gita Maha Aarti at the river foreshore! https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=2781054831929994&id=810854632283367&sfnsn=mo This is what Ms Julie Owens, Hon. MP, Member […]

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 […]

International Gita Mahotsav 21-24 March

By: Sai Paravastu. Hindu council of Australia in association with Association of Haryanvis in Australia is glad and excited to inform you that this year in March International Gita Mahotsav is planned in Sydney, Australia.   We cordially invite you and your team to take a leading part in this mahotsav and guide us through […]

Holi Festival – Cancelled

Presented by Hindu Council of Australia. Holi Festival   Cancelled   15th March 2020, 11am – 6pm Venue: Civic Park, Tarago Road, Pendle Hill  

The winning entries at Premier’s Multicultural Communications Awards.

CHAMPION COMMUNICATORS Reports on dowry abuse, the Christchurch terror attack and an innovative multilingual radio podcast for children were among the winning entries at tonight’s Premier’s Multicultural Communications Awards. Acting Minister for Multiculturalism Geoff Lee said the NSW Government was proud to celebrate the exceptional journalism of multicultural media and marketers. “Our best and brightest […]

Ayodhya Verdict – a landmark for human history

By: Surinder Jain. A five hundred year old wrong has been done right by the supreme court of India. Bhagwan Ram’s birth place will have a temple, even more magnificent, than what was destroyed in the fifteenth century by foreign fanatic invaders. Ram is an Avataar of Lord Vishnu, God who sustains the world. There […]

Govardhan Puja

The name ‘Govardhana’ has two primary translations. In the literal meaning, ‘Go’ translates to ‘cows’, and ‘vardhana’ translates to ‘nourishment’. Another meaning of ‘Go’ is ‘the senses’ and ‘vardhana’ can also mean ‘to increase’ – thus the name is also translated by devotees of Krishna as ‘that which increases the senses’ in their attraction to […]

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 […]

Vijaydashmi Utsav celebration Sydney Mahanagar

By: Manjunath. Please join us for Vijaydashmi Utsav celebration Sydney Mahanagar.

Vibrant Festivals Celebrating The Birth of Sri Krishna

National Sri Krishna Janmashtami Celebrations 2019 Every year the Australian School of Meditation & Yoga celebrates the most auspicious day of the year – Sri Krishna Janmashtami – with colourful, devotional festivities held across the country. Growing in size every year, Sri Krishna Janmashtami saw communities in Brisbane, Sydney, Gold Coast, Adelaide, Melbourne & Darwin […]

UNSW Deepvali 2019 invitation

Deepavali Invitation from UNSW Hindu Society 🙏🏼#HinduCouncilofAustralia thanks the UNSW Hindu Society for their support and welcome message to the #Deepavali2019 event at the Bella Vista Farms on the 20th October✨💥 Make this the Deepavali event to remember!✅For tickets to the event please press on the link below: 👇🏽https://www.ibazaar.com.au/event/hca Hindu Council Deepavali at Bella Vista […]

Invitation Ravan Dahan

💥✨#HinduCouncilofAustralia wishes everyone a Happy Dussehra *Dasha Hara* is a Sanskrit word which means removal of ten bad qualities within us…. *_Ahankara_* (Ego) *_Amaanavta_* (Cruelty) *_Anyaaya_* (Injustice) *_Kama vasana_* (Lust) *_Krodha_* (Anger) *_Lobha_* (Greed) *_Mada_* (Over Pride) *_Matsara_* (Jealousy) *_Moha_* (Attachment) *_Swartha_* (Selfishness) Hence, also known as *’Vijaydashami’* signifying *’Vijaya’* over these ten bad qualities. […]

Adelaide’s Biggest Deepavali Festival

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Easy Access BellaVista venue,

#HinduCouncilofAustralia is celebrating the biggest #Deepavali2019 at the Bella Vista Farms ✅Easy Access to the venue, please see post below for all the different modes of transport available to access the venue 👇🏽 Bella Vista Farm Norwest Blvd & Elizabeth MacArthur Drive, Bella Vista NSW 2153 (02) 9843 0555 https://goo.gl/maps/qcd7ZrN8VzWCaUCw6

Lord Ganapati Maha Aarti

🙏🏼#HinduCouncilofAustralia embraces our Culture and Tradition 🙏🏼 Join us for the Maha Aarti at the #Deepavali2019 event at Bella Vista Farms and begin the festivities by creating positive energy as a community For more information on stalls, cultural activities and more : Press the link 👉🏼www.deepavali.com.au

#Deepavali2019 is the event for Mum, Dad, Aunty, Uncle, Children and Grandparents.

#Deepavali2019 is the event for Mum, Dad, Aunty, Uncle, Children and Grandparents. ☝🏽🥳Celebrate the festival of light with family and friends…#connect with your #community ✅If you would like to get involved as a business and book a stall. Please call👇🏽 📱 Jaidip 0450772126 📱 Varun 0410 535 913

Maa Ka Garba in Melbourne

Maa Ka Garba in Melbourne, 4th October 2019.

Navratri

Australian Hindu Multicultural Association Inc. will be celebrating Navratri festival at Sanatan Mandir, 1050 Richmond Road, Marsden Park from Sunday 29th September to Monday 7th October. The programme will start at 7.00 pm. with. pooja followed by ,arti, recitals, kirtans and bhajans and it will end at 9.15 pm daily. Maha prasad will be served […]

Deepavali and Annakut Celebrations in Canberra 2019

Deepawali and Annakut Celebrations 2019 in the Australian Parliament House, Canberra on 21 October 2019. Please visit for exhibitions, cultural performances, addresses, and delicious food. For more details please get in touch with the contact details provided.

Janmashtami Celebrations in Darwin 2019

Jai Shri Krishna!! Darwin celebrated Shri Krishna Janamshtami last weekend (8 September 19). It was a fun event attended by more than 200 people from European and Indian backgrounds. The 3-hour program got everyone involved in signing and chanting of Bhajans and Shlokas to live music provided by special guests from Sydney. Hindu Council of […]

What are you doing on 20th of October

On 20th of October, I will be attending the Deepavali function at Bella Vista Farm. Will you be there? Make sure you come to enjoy…… • Ravana Effigy and fireworks • Rides and Activities for Families and Kids • Western Union Dance Competition • Delicious Indian Food Stalls. Free parking for over 3500 cars, Free […]

Parramatta Deepavali event moved to Bella Vista Farms

This year the biggest #Deepavali2019 event is taking place at the Bella Vista Farm Come and celebrate with your family and friends for a day of entertainment cultural activities Pooja fireworks food and so much more!! Get involved and book your stalls by contacting : Jaidip 0450772126 Varun 0410 535 913 For more information on […]

Free Diya Decorations at the RouseHill Shopping Centre this Deepavali 2019

Free entry and Free Diya Decorations at the RouseHill Shopping Centre this on Sunday 13 Oct Deepavali 2019.

Free Heena for KarwaChauth

Free Heena for KarwaChauth at Rousehill Shopping Centre on Sunday 13th October Deepavali 2019.

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 […]

ABC TV launches a new series starting with Deepavali theme

By: Anna Benjamin, ABC TV, Australia. The Unlisted Screening daily from 15 September at 5.30pm on ABC Me & ABC iview Dru Sharma avoids a mandatory dental check-up at school by persuading his twin brother Kal to go in his place. Later, when the twins are celebrating Diwali with their family, they begin to notice […]

An Australia-Wide Celebration Of Sri Krishna Janmashtami

By: Manjari Fergusson, ASMY. One of the most auspicious and festive days of the year is upon us! Sri Krishna Janmashtami falls on Saturday, 24 August 2019, and is a time of worldwide jubilant celebrations to mark the birthday of Sri Krishna. These festivities can continue for weeks at a time, such is the enthusiasm […]

JANMASHTAMI BAPS Adelaide

A cultural program celebrating the birth anniversary of Bhagwan Shri Krishna featuring kirtans, spiritual discourses and dance performance by children and yout of BAPS followed by Maha Prasad

Deepavali Festival 2019

By: Renu Wasal. ✨💥🔥 Opportunity not to be missed!!! ☝🏽With an expectation of over ✨50,000 visitors to the #DeepavaliFestival2019 … You will want to be part of the biggest Indian Festival being celebrated in #Sydney 🌟Let your Business shine and connect with the community. Encourage visiting customers to visit you again! 💃🏽🕺🏻Display your talent by […]

Janmashtami @ The Ponds on 25 Aug 2019, Sunday

By: Tara Sharma. Jai Shree Krishna Janmashtami will be celebrated @ The Ponds on 25 Aug 2019, Sunday. This is third year of Janmashtami celebrations at The Ponds.

Celebrate Deepavali in Sydney

Hindu Council of Australia celebrates Deepavali festival.  

SRI KRISHNA JANMASTAMI CELEBRATION!

ISKCON HARE KRISHNA COMMUNITY & CULTURAL CENTRE INVITES EVERYONE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE SRI KRISHNA JANMASTAMI CELEBRATION! FREE ENTRY! PROGRAM BHAJAN, GURU PUJA, ABHISHEKAM, ARCHANA, ARATI & CAKE

Rathayatra – Festival of Chariots

Everyone is Invited to the Rathayatra – Festival of Chariots. Ratha Yatra, is a procession of Lord Krishna in his form of Jagannatha, Lord of the Universe. The Festival includes street parade, Cultural Show and delicious Free Vegetarian feast in Liverpool. The decorated chariots of Jagannatha will roll down the main streets of Liverpool and […]

Hey gobind, Hey gopaal at Gallipoli in the trenches

Indian soldiers fought along with Otago battalions from New Zealand during World War I. During Vaisakhi and on other days when blood, bullets, death and injury were raining, Indian soldiers would bravely celebrate their festivals using a tin can as a drum. According to two historians Harchand Singh Bedi and Harprabhjeet Singh Bedi of SBS […]

Ramayana Trail in Sri Lanka Tours

By: Ramzi Ali, Sri Lanka and Surinder Jain. The Ramayana is an ancient Hindu epic of India, the life of Lord Rama, an incarnation of God Vishnu. In the story Rama’s wife, Sita, is kidnapped by the evil demonic (Asura) king, Ravana, king of an island to the south of India, Lanka. Now known as […]

Special Sri Rama Gold Coin for Puja

By: ABC Bullion. Special Sri Rama Navami Promotion of Gold and Silver coins. $1 from every Sri Rama coin sold during April will be donated to Karma Kitchen, an initiative by the Hindu Council of Australia which provides free food to the homeless within the Parramatta region in NSW.

Happy Hindu New Year to all

6th April 2019 – Happy Hindu New year to you all    The first day of the Hindu lunisolar calendar month of Chaitra. Diverse India celebrates Hindu New Year with many different names and traditions.   However, this is not the universal new year for all Hindus. For some, such as those in and near Gujarat, […]

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 […]

To The New Beginnings

By: Jatin Damudre. Many communities in India celebrate their New Year on Chaitra Shukla Pratipada (First day of the month of Chaitra of Hindu Lunar Calendar). Marathi community celebrate it as Gudi Padwa, the Kanada and Telgu community celebrate it as Ugadi, Sindhi community celebrate it as Cheti Chand. Every community has their unique way […]

Mentally challenged Hindu girl in Pakistan abducted and converted to Islam

By: The Hindu Portal. Another Hindu girl has been abducted and forcibly converted in Pakistan. Hindus fear that even though the girl is mentally challenged, her forced conversion will not be reversible. Mentally challenged Sonia was abducted days before Holi by a ‘Pathan’ looking man Read Full Story Here

Everything you need to know about Holi festival in India

Click here to view original web page at Everything you need to know about Holi festival in India AKIPRESS.COM – Hindus will celebrate Holi, also known as “The Festival of Colours.” The religious festival is intended to welcome the arrival of spring whilst also celebrating fertility, colour and love. Celebrated mainly in India and Nepal, […]

Holi Festival 2019: What is the Indian Festival of Colours? Why do Hindus celebrate it?

Click here to view original web page at Holi Festival 2019: What is the Indian Festival of Colours? Why do Hindus celebrate it? The religious festival is intended to welcome the arrival of spring whilst also celebrating fertility, colour and love. Celebrated mainly in India and Nepal , worshippers mark the event by throwing colourful […]

Bali Hindus in Denmark celebrate Nyepi festival

By: Akrut.co. Original article is in Indonesian language and is published at http://akurat.co/news/id-550558-read-umat-hindu-bali-rayakan-hari-suci-nyepi-di-kopenhagen Nyepi is a Bali Hindu festival Saka New Year Celebration. Read English translation below : Pensosbud of the Indonesian Embassy in Copenhagen, Dieny Maya Sari, said on Sunday (10/3) that the Saka New Year Celebration was attended by around 100 people from […]

Indonesian President greets Indonesian Hindus on their new year Day

Hindu Council of Australia : Thank you Joko Widodo for greeting Indonesian Hindus on Hindu new year festival called Hari Raya Nyepi, a day of silence and reflection. Hari Raya Nyepi is new year day as per Balinese Saka calendar. Hindus in South East Asia are celebrating start of year 1941 of the Saka calendar. […]

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.

How Bali’s non-Hindus show religious tolerance and respect on Nyepi

Click here to view original web page at How Bali’s non-Hindus show religious tolerance and respect on Nyepi Western tourists are not the only people in Bali expected to accommodate the Hindu holiday of Nyepi, which took place yesterday, marking the first day of the Balinese New Year with a full 24 hours of quiet […]

Shivaratri Celebration at Vedanta Hall – Sunday 3 March

Shivaratri Celebration At Vedanta Hall, 15 Liverpool Rd, Croydon on Sunday 3 March. As an offering to Shiva the Celebration commenced with group chanting of Om Namah Shivaya 108 times creating a vibrant feeling of peace. In his speech at the event Nandu Mehta, Secretary of the Ramakrishna Sarada Vedanta Society of NSW, observed “Siva […]

Hindu Symbols vandalized during Nyepi religious celebrations in East Java

Translation from Indonesian to English of Jelang Nyepi, Tiga Ornamen Simbol Umat Hindu Dirusak Orang tak Dikenal by Google Translate. “LUMAJANG – The tranquility of the Tenggerese Hindus in Lumajang, East Java is disturbed ahead of the Nyepi celebration. There was destruction of three religious symbols in the form of patmasari or ornaments on the edge […]

Scores of devotees visit Nepal’s Pashupatinath temple on Mahashivaratri

Devotees at Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu (Nepal) Kathmandu [ Nepal ], Mar 4 (ANI): Thousands of devotees thronged Pashupatinath temple here on Monday on the occasion of Mahashivaratri. The Indian Ambassador also visited the Pashupatinath temple to offer prayers. The Pashupati Area Development Trust (PADT) is expecting about one million […] Click here to view original […]

Australians celebrate Maha Shivratri in Sydney

By: Anmol Puri. Art of Living in Sydney celebrated Mahashivratri with a soulful satsang at Dundas Community Centre followed by home cooked vegetarian dinner which also catered for those who were fasting. More than 60 people attended the satsang and were blissed by the soulful bhajans (devotional chanting) sung by Art of Living singers accompanied […]

Java Hindus celebrate Hindu Festival Melasti

By:Aman Rochman. Thousands of members of the Hindu Tengger community, who live on the slopes of Mount Bromo, carried offerings, heirlooms and other items to the Widodaren spring to perform the Melasti ceremony on Sunday, March 3, 2019 . Hindus will perform an ogoh-ogoh (giant effigy) parade on Wednesday afternoon and then perform Nyepi on […]

Best Shivratri Quotes And Greetings to Celebrate The Day of Lord Shiva

Happy Mahashivratri 2019: Best Shivratri SMS, WhatsApp, Facebook Quotes And Messages to Send to Your Loved Ones Mahashivratri is the ‘Great Night of Shiva’ and this festival will be celebrated on March 4 this year. This auspicious Hindu festival falls on the 13th night and 14th day of the  […] Click here to view original […]

Holi its significance and how is it celebrated?

In March this year, people around the world will celebrate the Hindu festival of Holi, also known as the “Festival of Colours”. Observed for centuries, the festival is a jubilant occasion that sees Hindus create bonfires and cover each other in rainbow-hued powder to commemorate the beginning of spring.  From the festival’s significance to how […]

Why You Should Perform Rudra Abhishek This Maha Shivaratri

Why is Maha Shivratri celebrated? Maha Shivratri, which literally translates to “great night of Shiva” is a Hindu festival largely celebrated in India as well as in Nepal. The festival is celebrated on the new moon day in the month of Maagha according to the Hindu calendar. The day […] Click here to view original […]

Finding himself in festivals – Book review

Blogger-turned-author Chithiraveethikaran talks about his fascination for festivals and his first book Thiruvizhakkalin Thalainagaram Madurai It was the night before Lord Kallazhagar’s entry into the Vaigai and the blinding lights made Madurai look like the moon on earth. Men dressed in the attire of guardian deities, danced around the […] Click here to view original […]

Hindu holy festival Kumbh Mela attracts 150 million visitors

A Naga Sadhu or a Hindu holy man is covered in ashes as he participates in a procession before the second “Shahi Snan” (grand bath) at “Kumbh Mela” or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 4, 2019.. (photo credit: ADNAN ABIDI/ REUTERS) Prayagraj [Allahabad] […] Click here to view original […]

HCA (Vic) participates in the Festival of Chariots (Rath Yatra)

By: Makarand Bhagwat, Victoria Chapter of Hindu Council. A team of devoted volunteers from Hindu Council of Australia (Vic) participated in the Festival of Chariots (Rath Yatra) organised by its partner organisation, ISKCON, Melbourne at Catani Gardens during the recent St Kilda Festival on Sunday 10th February in Melbourne.   The group presented half an […]

Holi message from Opposition leader Bill Shorten

THE HON BILL SHORTEN MP LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION SHADOW MINISTER FOR INDIGENOUS AFFAIRS AND ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDERS MEMBER FOR MARIBYRNONG  HOLI FESTIVAL MESSAGE 2019 It gives me great pleasure to send my well wishes to the Australian Hindu Community and everyone taking part in Holi celebrations around the country. Holi, also known […]

Australian Prime Minister – Holi message

The Hon. Scott Morrison MP Prime Minister    HOLI 2019  For centuries, the ancient festival of Holi has celebrated the arrival of spring and the promise of renewal and rebirth. Though it is not spring in Australia, today Holi’s significance is broader: bringing people of all cultural backgrounds, and all walks of life, together in […]

Hindu Council celebrates Holi on 24th March with Cumberland

Hindu Council of Australia with Cumberland Council invites you to celebrate Holi, festival of colours on 24th March 2019.