Why Hindus should demand General Religious Education in Schools

By: Geeta Devi, Victoria. In the past 10 years demographics in Australia have changed and we have to acknowledge the reality of diversity. For most new migrants coming in to Australia, faith plays a major part in their lives. If future generations have to live and work in a multicultural and multifaith society, then school […]

HCA media statement on Swastika in QLD

HCA media statement on Swastika in QLD HCA media statement on Swastika in QLD

Intimidation and threats to Hindus

We have been told that some of the Hindus living in Australia are being intimidated and threatened by Khalistani elements. Hindu Council has made contacts with the Multicultural department and with the justice department. If anyone you know has been threatened, they should lodge a police complaint with their local Police station. A representative of […]

Hindus meet Shadow Education Minister for SRE and GRE

By: Surinder Jain. Hindu Council of Australia and other faith SRE providers met with Prue Car, Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly, Member for Londonderry, Deputy Leader of the Opposition, Shadow Minister for Education, and Shadow Minister for Early Childhood Learning (Australian Labor Party) on 24th May 2022. We held a positive meeting with her […]

Congratulations The Honorable Prime Minister Mr Anthony Albanese

The Honorable Prime Minister Mr Anthony Albanese On Behalf of 700,000 Australian Hindus, the Hindu Council of Australia congratulates you on becoming the 31st Prime Minister of Australia. We support your leadership in creating an inclusive and resilient Australia that stands for mutual respect – not just tolerance. Hindu Dharma is based on an ancient, […]

Science of Happiness According to Yoga Vedanta – Discussion Series – 27 May

Spiritual Evening Discussion Friday 27 May, 7.00 – 8.45 pm Join us for Silent Meditation at Vedanta Hall from 7 pm or via Zoom from 7.30 pm: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88434388900 Themes:  Path to Self-Knowledge: “When it comes to knowledge of Self, we are trying to know That which illumines and experiences objects … that awareness, which is enlivening […]

Revesby Gurudwara denies authorship of letter vilifying Hindus

By: AHA. Revesby Gurudwara denies authorship of letter vilifying Hindus; police complaint to be made. Revesby Gurudwara denies authorship of letter vilifying Hindus; police complaint to be made. Letter was written by 'a semi-literate buffoon' @amenksingh @puneet_sahani @SikhsSeva @SBSNews @SBSHindi @abcsydney @OpIndia_com @hindupost @nriherald @TheAusToday @Sachin_Sydney pic.twitter.com/5w21QK3d9o — Australian Hindu Media (@austhindu) May 20, 2022

Call for a debate on Bhindranwale

Recently a video from Australia went viral on social media creating a stir within the Indian-Australian community. The long overdue debate of anti-India & anti-Hindu Khalistan movement (backed by Pakistani Islamist deep state) was suddenly reignited with just a single question asked to the Prime Minister of Australia.

Hindu Council lodges a formal complaint against Khalistani hate speech

By: Prakash Mehta, National President, Hindu Council of Australia. Dear Hon Minister Mr. Paul Toole Dy Premier and minister of Police Members of the Hindu community have brought to the notice of the Hindu Council of Australia that a letter purportedly issued by the Australian Sikh Gurdwaras Council (a Gurudwara – Sikh temple) is being […]

Labor and Liberals defend Hindus against Hinduphobia by Greens party

Hindu Council of Australia team met state Labor leader Mr Chris Minns and state Minister for Multicultural Mr Mark Coure and discussed recent attacks on Hindus by Greens party stemming out of their hate for Hindus. From left to right : Mr Steve Kamper, Bhagwat Chauhan, Akila Ramiratnam, Chris Minns, Murray Norman, Surinder Jain and […]

Statement following Meet and Greet with Political Parties

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HCA calls for community harmony

In a recent event held by Hindu Council with Liberal party where PM was present, two unauthorized men stood up and disturbed the meeting by shouting questions at the Prime Minister. We regret the disturbance caused. The two men do not belong to Hindu Council of Australia, their manner of asking questions/comments were unwarranted and […]

PM announces $250,000 for Karma Kitchen

PM announces $250,000 for Karma Kitchen. HCAKKGrantPresso-v1

Bhagavad Gita Fortnightly Class/ Discussion: May 20

BHAGAVAD GITA FORTNIGHTLY DISCUSSION – FRIDAY 20 MAY From 7 pm Join us in person for Meditation at Vedanta Hall, 15 Liverpool Road, Croydon NSW 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. Continuing Study of Chap 7, […]

Albanese government to provide $6.1 mil to Sri Om foundation for Aged Care

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Regarding Euthanasia

Leaders of faith communities in NSW have been asked to express their position to the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2021. While major faiths of Australia unequivocally reject euthanasia and assisted suicide, same is not the case with the Hindu faith. It allows unassisted and assisted ending of life in some special circumstances. Hindu Council therefore […]

Growing anti-Hindu smears by Greens

Today, Hindus have become the new bashing toy. Across the political spectrum, Indian Australian Hindus face slander with the accusation that they harbour extremist links rooted in dual loyalty. Anti-Hindu Greens Party supported Projects, who accuses India’s great leader Mahatma Gandhi of everything from incest to ” white supremacy ” to promoting Adolf Hitler , has accused the likes of Hindu Swamsevak Sangh […]

Watch Meet and Greet Animal Justice Party webinar Video

Watch Meet and Greet Animal Justice Party webinar Video

Watch Meet and Greet One Nation Party webinar video

Video recording on Meet and Greet with One Nation Party.  

Welcome to the Victorian Government Bill prohibiting public display of Nazi symbols

Hindu Council of Australia welcomes the Victorian Government Bill prohibiting public display of Nazi symbols in Victoria.

Watch Q and A session with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison

Q and A session with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison

Morrison Government will provide the HCA with $250,000 for The Karma Kitchen

Morrison Government will provide the Hindu Council of Australia with $250,000 for The Karma Kitchen.

Important Dates to remember

12th May 2022, 7:15pm – Meet and Greet Animal Justice Party https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_0RlZ4A2_ThW0IJs1kmfOrQ     13th May 2022, 7:15pm – Meet and Greet One Nation Party https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89301511641?pwd=dVEvTjR2QldXLzFJSVMxdEtkaTRiQT09     14th May 2022, 3pm – Meet and Greet Liberal Party https://hinducouncil.com.au/en/events/e22liberal   21st May 2022, Election voting Day Go to your local voting booth and vote.

Meet and Greet Animal Justice Party – 12th May 7:15pm

By: Prakash Mehta, President. Namaste    You might have attended the first meeting with the Labour party Candidates, now the second meeting is with the Animal Justice Party.    It will be on Zoom -Webinar.    Date: 12 May, Time join at 7:15pm for a 7.30 pm EST start   For registration please click the […]

Meet and Greet with Liberal Party – 14th May 3pm

Hindu Council believe in consultation and democratic process of this country. We are organising events with political parties without any discrimination. We are non political organisations so the management committee needs to be unbiased without any personal affiliation of any party.   We are engaging the member organisations other Indian organisations and prominent members of […]

Meet and Greet with One Nation Party May 13, 7:30pm

 On behalf of Hindu community of Australia and Indian diaspora, We are organising an Exclusive meet and greet for Australians of Indian origin and Australian Hindus We will hear from the One Nation Party their policies and our community concerns and hear their views about our concerns and acquaint them with our issues. You are […]

Greens to preference Labor at election 2022

By: 7News. Greens how-to-vote cards will encourage people to preference Labor ahead of the coalition at the federal election, party leader Adam Bandt says.

Growing anti-Hindu smears by Greens

Today, Hindus have become the new bashing toy. Across the political spectrum, Indian Australian Hindus face slander with the accusation that they harbour extremist links rooted in dual loyalty. Anti-Hindu Greens Party supported Projects, who accuses India’s great leader Mahatma Gandhi of everything from incest to ” white supremacy ” to promoting Adolf Hitler , has accused the likes of Hindu Swamsevak Sangh […]

SWASTIKA and how it is associated with 7 RISHIS

“The mark of swastika is the position of Sapta-Rishis in the orbit round the Pole Star (Dhruv Tara) : In addition to all these” “arguments, if seen realistically, the swastika mark is related to    

Foreigners in Bali find themselves in hot water with Hindus over offensive social media posts

It’s known as the Island of the Gods, but that’s lost on some Western influencers who like its picturesque temples and landscapes for risque social media content.

Meet and Greet with One Nation Party

We are working on arranging a Meet and Greet (via zoom) with One Nation Party for Friday 13th May in the evening. We will inform you as soon as we get a confirmation.

Meet and Greet with Liberal Party

We are working to arrange a Meet and Greet with the Liberal Party this Saturday 15th May sometime during the afternoon. We will inform you with a registration link as soon as we have confirmed the time and venue.  

Meet and Greet Animal Justice Party – 12May 7:30pm

By: Prakash Mehta, President. Namaste    You might have attended the first meeting with the Labour party Candidates, now the second meeting is with the Animal Justice Party.    It will be on Zoom -Webinar.    Date: 12 May, Time 7.30 pm EST   For registration please click the below link   https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_0RlZ4A2_ThW0IJs1kmfOrQ   Please […]

ALP present at Meet and Greet with Hindu Council

Hindu Council thanks Australian Labor Party for being the first party to respond to Hindu concerns.  We acknowledge and thank each of the following ALP MPs/leaders/contests who were present to meet the Hindu community and answer our concerns. A full set of photos of the event can be found at : Photos of the event […]

The Australian coverage of Meet and Greet ALP

The Australian, weekend edition, one of the leading national news paper published from Sydney coverage of Meet and Greet ALP organized by Hindu Council of Australia. The event was held on 6th May 2022 and was covered on the front page on 7th May 2022.        

Shankara Jayanthi and Mothers Day Celeberations

Sydney Sanksrit School heartily welcomes you to join us in celebrating Jagadguru Adishankaracharya’s glory on May 8th between 2;30 – 4:00 pm at Marsden Road Public School, Liverpool 2170. We are also having Mother’s Day celebrations followed by prize distribution for winners of the Bhagavadgita competition held in 2021.

Meet and Greet Animal Justice Party for Elections 2022 Wed 12th May

Invitation to Meet and Greet Animal Justice Party 12th May 7:15PM for 7:30PM start (Free) Please register via https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_0RlZ4A2_ThW0IJs1kmfOrQ email reception@hinducouncil.com.au

Invitation to Meet and Greet Animal Justice Party

Invitation to Meet and Greet Animal Justice Party 12th May 7:15PM for 7:30PM start (Free) Please register via https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_0RlZ4A2_ThW0IJs1kmfOrQ email reception@hinducouncil.com.au

Bhagavad Gita Fortnightly Class/ Discussion: 6 May

Bhagavad Gita Discussion 6 May 2022 at Vedanta Hall, 15 Liverpool Road, Croydon From 7 pm at Vedanta Hall for Meditation OR From 7.30 pm join via Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88434388900?pwd=UHI5cDRyZW9SZzdrRGN1bkdmV2h3Zz09 Group discussion led by Pravrajika Gayatriprana, a senior nun of Sri Sarada Math of the Ramakrishna Order. Continuing Study of Chap 7, The Way of Knowledge […]

Shankaracharya Birthday Celebration – Sunday 8 May

Shankaracharya Birthday Celebration Talks by Pravrajika Sridharaprana & Robert Grant Sunday 8 May – 11 am to 12.30 pm At Vedanta Hall, 15 Liverpool Road, Croydon  (open from 10.30 am for Meditation) or via Zoom from 11 am:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88634914266?pwd=c2l3OHcrbnUwS1FjQUVtRi9FOUNwdz09   Program: Chanting by Sarada Math Nuns Talk: Shankaracharya: Prodigy, Traveller, Reformer, Philosopher by Robert Grant Talk: […]

BAPS creates history at the Sydney Opera House

By: Praful Jethwa, BAPS. In a city-first, BAPS Swaminarayan Mandir has hosted a cultural parade and assembly in front of Sydney’s two most iconic monuments. The socio-spiritual Hindu organisation marked the beginning of the centenary celebration of its fifth spiritual leader, His Holiness Pramukh Swami Maharaj, on Saturday 23 April 2022. This event took place […]

Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna – Monthly Talk – 1 May 2022

Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna – Monthly Talk Sunday 1 May 10.30 am: Vedanta Hall, 15 Liverpool Road, Croydon, open for Meditation 11 am Talk commences OR: join via Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88634914266?pwd=c2l3OHcrbnUwS1FjQUVtRi9FOUNwdz09 Talk and PowerPoint Presentation by Pravrajika Gayatriprana followed by Guided Meditation by Pravrajika Ajayaprana. Recorded and uploaded later to: Vedanta Society of NSW YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/vedantasocietyofnsw […]

Science of Happiness According to Yoga Vedanta – Discussion Series – 29 April

Spiritual Evening Discussion – Friday 29 April From 7 pm at Vedanta Hall, 15 Liverpool Road for Croydon, for Meditation 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. Themes: Peeking into the Mind: We explore the mind’s levels […]

Meet and Greet for Labor/Liberal Party – Elections 22

Hindu Council believe in consultation and democratic process of this country. We are organising two events one for Labor and one for Liberal party without any discrimination. We are non political organisations so the management committee needs to be unbiased without any personal affiliation of any party.   We are engaging the member organisations other […]

Jewish Board supports Freedom of Swastika

By: Darren Bark Chief Executive Officer | NFP Director | Responsible Technology Advisor | Policy & Strategy Specialist In The Sydney Morning Herald today, Surinder Jain and I call for the normalisation of the display of the Hindu community’s sacred swastika, ahead of a ban on Nazi symbols in NSW. Nobody should ever feel they cannot express their religion […]

Sydney Morning Herald article in support of Swastika Freedom

Push to liberate religious swastika in NSW from its ‘indoor prison’ – Sydney Morning Herald   Sydney Morning Herald Australian Hindus – backed by the Jewish community – want to normalise the display of their sacred swastika ahead of a ban on Nazi symbols in NSW. If you cant read the article using the link above then read below :

The Jews of India: A Tale of Three Cities

April 24, 2022 | by Rabbi Mordechai Becher Jews have been in India for over 2,000 years. Travel often challenges our pre-conceived notions and visiting India does that in a major way. Where else would a favorite Sabbath dish be a chicken-coconut curry?1 And where would you find a Jewtown Road with swastikas decorating some of the […]

Mundaka Upanishad Lecture Series – April to November 2022

Mundaka Upanishad A Lectures Series – April to November 2022 FIRST TALK: SUNDAY 24 APRIL By Pravrajika Sridharaprana Including PowerPoint Presentations and Q & A/ Discussion session Join us in Vedanta Hall, 15 Liverpool Road, Croydon from 10.30 am for meditation, or join live via Zoom from 11 am:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88634914266?pwd=c2l3OHcrbnUwS1FjQUVtRi9FOUNwdz09 Talks recorded and uploaded later […]

Bhagavad Gita Fortnightly Class/ Discussion: 22 April

From 7 pm at Vedanta Hall, 15 Liverpool Road, Croydon NSW for Meditation OR From 7.30 pm join via Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88434388900 Group discussion led by Pravrajika Gayatriprana, a senior nun of Sri Sarada Math of the Ramakrishna Order. Continuing Study of Chap 7, The Way of Knowledge & Realization – Verse 6 THEMES FOR […]

PAADA YATRA (walk-a-thorn) – 15th April 2022, 5:30 AM for 6:00 AM Start

PAADA YATRA Event Day: 15th April 2022, 5:30 AM for 6:00 AM Start Event starts at Sydney Murugan Temple​ Westmead to Sai Mandir Sydney​ Contact us walk2temple@gmail.com or www.facebook.com/pada.yatra Sri Murugan Temple, Westmead, New South Wales, Australia​ to Shirdi Sai Mandir, Strathfield, New South Wales​ Please register via – https://forms.gle/6ihgbGMY5dRiXpzs5 This year we raising funds […]

Faith communities meet ALP and ask for a Religious Affairs Council as a part of a Ministerial Portfolio

Faith representatives from major faiths including Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Judaism and Hinduism met NSW state ALP leadership to discuss common matters that are important to all faiths. The issues taken up during the meeting included: – A representative group (eg Religious Affairs Council) that is part of a Ministerial Portfolio at a Cabinet level, in […]

Anzac Day Service 2022 at Anzac Jawan Cenotaph, Cherrybrook

We would like to invite you to the Anzac Day Service at Anzac Jawan Cenotaph, Greenway Oval, Cherrybrook on 23 April 2022 at 3:30 pm for a 4:00 pm start. The Anzac Jawan Cenotaph Commemorate the contribution of the Anzacs of Indian origin who served during World War I. We acknowledge the service of ANZACs […]

Gargi Awards 2022 celebrations

Hindu Council of Australia celebrated Gargi Awards 2022 as a part of International Women’s day on Saturday 26th March 2022. Each year, an award named after Rishi Gargi. The award is named after an ancient Indian philosopher considered to be the first woman philosopher Gargi Vachaknavi (c. 7th century BCE). She is honored as a […]

Sri Rama Birthday Celebration – Sunday 10 April

Sri Rama Birthday Celebration Sunday 10 April – 11 am to 12.30 pm At Vedanta Hall, 15 Liverpool Road, Croydon NSW (open from 10.30 am for Meditation) or via Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88634914266?pwd=c2l3OHcrbnUwS1FjQUVtRi9FOUNwdz09 PROGRAM: Chanting by Sri Sarada Math Nuns Talk: Sri Rama the Perfect Man & God by Pravrajika Gayatriprana Talk: By Anjan Bhise (Joining us via […]

War Memorials for the Australians of Indian Heritage

The unveiling of the War Memorial for the Australians of Indian Heritage was performed at Sunnybank RSL, Brisbane on 18 November 2017. It was a historic event and first of its kind in Australia. Subsequently, a similar War Memorial was unveiled at Hornsby RSL Sub-branch, Cherrybrook Community   and Cultural Centre, Sydney on 10 November 2018. […]

Talk: Spiritual Warfare Pt.2 – Sunday 27 March

Spiritual Warfare – Pt.2 Talk by Pravrajika Gayatriprana & Guided Meditation Sunday 27 March – 11 am to 12.15 pm At Vedanta Hall, 15 Liverpool Road, Croydon, NSW (open from 10.30 am for Meditation) or via Zoom from 11 am:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88634914266?pwd=c2l3OHcrbnUwS1FjQUVtRi9FOUNwdz09 In this talk: ONCE WE KNOW who our enemies are, we need to chalk out […]

HSBC Australia proud sponsor of Hindu Council’s Holi 2022

HSBC Australia is the proud sponsor of Hindu Council’s Holi 2022

Bhagavad Gita Fortnightly Class/ Discussion – 25 March 2022

Bhagavad Gita Discussion Friday 25 March, 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: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88434388900 Study of Chapter 7 Continues: – Verses 4 & 5.   Themes: Lower & Higher Knowledge: By eagerly seeking knowledge of the external […]

Holi Celebration on March 20th, postponed due to wet weather conditions

Holi Celebration on March 20th, postponed. Due to wet conditions council has cancelled the booking of the Holi celebration grounds. Therefore, the Holi festival planned for this Sunday, 20th March has been postponed. We will inform you of a new date and venue asap. Keep watching this space.

Raja Yoga Monthly Talk: 20 March

Sunday, 20 March, 11 am to 12.30 pm Join us in Vedanta Hall, 15 Liverpool Road, Croydon, from 10.45 am or from 11 am via Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88634914266?pwd=c2l3OHcrbnUwS1FjQUVtRi9FOUNwdz09 Talk/ PowerPoint presentation by Pravrajika Gayatriprana, a senior nun of Sri Sarada Math of the Ramakrishna Order, followed by Question/ Answer session. In this Talk: of Chapter 4 […]

Help 2022 flood victims in Regional NSW

We are at present passing through an unprecedented flood crisis in regional NSW. Karma Kitchen and Hindu Benevolent Fund have come forward to help and support the community during this toughest crisis. May I request to provide whatever help you are able to provide for this humanitarian work. Now it is easy to make a […]

Bhagavad Gita Fortnightly Class/ Discussion – 11 March 2022

Bhagavad Gita Discussion Friday 11 March, 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: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88434388900 Commencing Study of Chapter 7 The Yoga of Knowledge and Realization,  VERSES 1 – 3: Themes: Truth is One: One of the most […]

Prayers for Peace in Ukraine by Mahant Swami Maharaj

Watch The Kashmir Files – 11th March in a cinema near you

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Sri Ramakrishna Birthday Celebration – 6 March 2022

Sunday 6 March – 11.00 am to 12.30 pm At Vedanta Hall, 15 Liverpool Road Croydon NSW Open from 10.30 am for Meditation or from 11 am via Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88634914266?pwd=c2l3OHcrbnUwS1FjQUVtRi9FOUNwdz09 Program: Vedic Chanting by Sri Sarada Math Nuns Talks: The Perennial Garden of Knowledge by Larry Whipper, The Lessons We Can Draw from Sri Ramakrishna’s […]

Watch – The Kashmir Files on 11th March 22

Holi Celebrations

Maharani Ahilyabai Holkar

Rajmata Ahilyabai Holkar was the Queen of the Malwa kingdom. She was born on 31 May 1725 in the village of Chaundi, in the present-day Ahmednagar district in Maharasthtra.  Her father, Mankoji Shinde was the Patil (Head) of the Village. As was the custom in those days, the girls did not go to school, but her father […]

NSW – Anti-Discrimination Amendment (Religious Freedoms and Equality) Bill 2020

On behalf of the Hon. Mark Latham MLC I write to update you that the Anti-Discrimination Amendment (Religious Freedoms and Equality) Bill 2020 was defeated in the NSW Legislative Council yesterday, 23 February 2022. The Bill was introduced into the Legislative Council partly as a response to the Commonwealth’s 2018 Religious Freedoms Review of the Expert Panel, […]

Shivaratri Celebration – Sunday 27 February

Shivaratri Celebration Sunday 27 February – 11 am to 12.30 pm At Vedanta Hall, 15 Liverpool Road, Croydon Open from 10.30 am for Meditation or join us from 11 am via Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88634914266?pwd=c2l3OHcrbnUwS1FjQUVtRi9FOUNwdz09 Program: Group Chanting of ‘Om Namah Shivaya’ 108 times – an offering to Shiva Talk by Ami Trivedi Talk by Pravrajika Gayatriprana […]

Science of Happiness According to Yoga Vedanta – Discussion Series – Friday 25 February

Friday 25 February From 7 pm at Vedanta Hall, 15 Liverpool Road, Croydon, for Meditation 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. Themes: Why Has This World Been Created?: Swami Vivekananda calls it a ‘moral gymnasium.’ Viewed […]

MP Julian Leeser and AG respond to Hindu concerns on Religious Bill

Hindu Council of Australia had raised its concerns regarding Religious Discrimination Bill with MP Julian Leeser. Mr Leeser arranged a meeting with the Attorney General (AG) office and it was followed by a second meeting with AG. Hindu Council was represented by about ten of its top officials in these two meetings. Following our meetings, […]

Minister Alex Hawke and PM office provide an easy to understand primer on Religious Bill

Hindu Council of Australia had made a representation to PM’s office and to Minister for Multiculturalism Mr. Alex Hawke’s office and had raised concerns of Hindu community with the new Religious Discrimination Bill. The Minister’s office has sent a detailed reply and explained the law in simple terms for Hindu Community. Both PMs office and […]

Hindus thank Government for Safer Communities Grants

Hindu Council of Australia thanks the government for recognizing the need for safety for the Indian and Hindu places of religious worship. Many of these places of worship have been subjected to vandalism’s, threats even fire bombs over the years.    Therefore a vital need was there to ensure the safety and protection of patrons […]

Raja Yoga Monthly Talk: 20 February

Sunday February, 2022 Join us in Vedanta Hall, 15 Liverpool Road, Croydon, NSW From 10.45 am or from 11 am via ZOOM: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88634914266?pwd=c2l3OHcrbnUwS1FjQUVtRi9FOUNwdz09 Talk/ PowerPoint presentation by Pravrajika Gayatriprana, a senior nun of Sri Sarada Math of the Ramakrishna Order, followed by Question/ Answer session. In this Talk: of Chapter 4 – Independence – Sutras […]

Leader of opposition Mr Anthony Albanese addresses Hindu concerns on Religious Bill

PRESS RELEASE Religious Discrimination Bill Date : 12th February, 2022 Hindu Council supports a Religious Bill that helps preserve Hinduness of our temples, schools, religious institutions and saves them from unnecessary interference from activists. We support the right to express our faith and the outlawing of religious discrimination. The bill passed by the Parliament gives […]

Are you stranded in Australia and want to return home

If you are stranded in Australia and do not have the means to return home, Assisted Returns Program can help you get back to your country and then ensure that you reach your safe. Homeward Assisted Returns. The program that we deliver, Homeward (www.assistedreturns.com.au) provides assistance for non-Australian citizens to voluntarily return home. The three main […]

Press Release – Religious Discrimination Bill – 9th February, 2022

Press Release Religious Discrimination Bill Hindu Council of Australia understands the main purpose of the Religious Discrimination Bill and is in agreement with Government in principal and supports the bill. While we have some concerns on certain parts of the bill, we have discussed them with Minister Alex Hawke, the Prime Minister’s office, and Assistant […]

The Australian Council of Hindu Clergy stands in solidarity with the Hindu Council of Australia on Religious Bill

 The Australian Council of Hindu Clergy would like to register our opposition to the Religious Freedom Bill.  We stand in solidarity  with the Hindu Council of Australia.   Pandit : Rami Sivan,  Australian Council of Hindu Clergy

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of the Religious Bill

Federal Parliament is debating a Religious Bill that will profoundly affect Australian Hindus in some good ways and some not so good ways. Here is a run down. GOOD aspects of the Religious Bill The bill makes discriminating against a person on the basis of their religion illegal. Yes, in some states, someone can discriminate […]

Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna – Monthly Talk – SUNDAY 13 February 2022

Sunday 13 February – 11 am to 12 noon From 10.30 am: Vedanta Hall, 15 Liverpool Road, Croydon NSW open for Meditation OR From 11 am: join via  ZOOM: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88634914266?pwd=c2l3OHcrbnUwS1FjQUVtRi9FOUNwdz09 Talk and PowerPoint Presentation by Pravrajika Gayatriprana followed by Guided Meditation by Pravrajika Ajayaprana. In this Talk: Chapter 22 – Advice to an Actor – […]

Canberra Hindi School 2022 Admissions Open – Enrolling Now!

Hindi language classes for the children from 5 to 17 years of age start from this Sunday 6 Feb 2022 at the Canberra college (2 Launceston  Street, Phillip, ACT 2606) from 1.45 pm to 3.45 pm. For enrolment form and other details, please contact on 0468 901 860 or email: canberrahindischool@hotmail.com

2022 Saraswati Puja – Prizes to WIN

Wishing you all a happy Saraswati Puja! Hindu Council of Australia, ACT Chapter, has organised an essay writing and pencil sketch or sketch colouring competition on the auspicious occasion of SARASWATI (Goddess of Knowledge and Wisdom) PUJA on Saturday 5 February 2022. Hurry, win prizes!!!

Bhagavad Gita Fortnightly Class/ Discussion: Feb 4

Friday, February 4 – 7 to 8.45 pm Joining us in person? Please, out of consideration especially for our older members, we request you come only if fully vaccinated, use a mask and sign in with our QR code or form. From 7 pm at Vedanta Hall, 15 Liverpool Road, Croydon NSW, for Meditation OR From […]

The Story of Sanskrit

The Story of Sanskrit Sanskrit is the mother of many Indian and Indo-European languages. It is the language of Hindu Vedic scriptures and treasure house of most scientific knowledge. The “Untold Story of Sanskrit” is a finely crafted documentary, produced by the Project Shivoham YouTube channel, created for contributing to the preservation of glorious yet […]

Swami Vivekananda Birthday Celebration – Sunday 30 January – 11am to 12.30pm

Sunday 30 January – 11 am to 12.30 pm (In Sydney) PLEASE NOTE: Due to the Omicron outbreak the Public Celebration of Swami Vivekananda’s Birthday on Sunday, 30 January, will be a ZOOM ONLY event. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88634914266?pwd=c2l3OHcrbnUwS1FjQUVtRi9FOUNwdz09 Program: Vedic Chanting by Sri Sarada Math Nuns Panel Discussion: Swami Vivekananda – Bridge Builder between East and West, […]

Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee inquiry into the religious discrimination bills

Hindu Council has given a witness to the Senate estimates committee about the proposed Religious Discrimination Bill. The main issues that were raised by Hindu Council were about the expression of religious belief, inclusive society and reduction of employment opportunities. Both Hindus and Buddhists agreed that the bill requires changes. It is expected that script […]

2022 Vishwa Hindi Divas Kavi Sammelan

Hindu Council of Australia supported the 2022 Vishwa Hindi Divas Kavi Sammelan organised on 10 January 2022 by the Hindi Samaj of Canberra and High Commission of India. The High Commissioner of India in Australia spoke on the occasion and poets from all over Australia recited their poetry. Kavi Sammelan recording is available to listen […]

Hindu Council stands with Australian Jews against discriminatory and hate filled campaign of BDS

The road to hell is paved with good intentions. The world is full of conflict. Whether it is in Afghanistan where every woman seems to be in trouble or it is Bangladesh where religious minorities seem to be in trouble. The Middle East has multiple, long-standing conflicts which have been simmering and sometimes boiling over, […]

Daan – Makara Sankranti (Donate)

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 […]

Happy Lohri , Makar Sankranti and Pongal

The Hindu Council of Australia wishes you all happy Lohri, MakarSankranti, and Pongal.

Crimes Amendment (Display of Nazi Symbols) Bill 2021 (NSW)

Hindu Council of Australia (HCA) has made a submission in order to support the ban of the display of Nazi symbols while ensuring that the display of symbols of religion is protected. We have s have agreed to ask for the banning of the Hakenkreuz and distinguish the Hindu, Jain, and Buddhist Swastika, a symbol of […]

No place for message of Intolerance

The Hindu faith and community has a rich artistic history. Hindu spirituality is expressed in many ways, including dance, drama, painting, architecture, sculpture and music. As a community, we embrace the artistic expression of all cultures, religions and backgrounds. We welcome Sydney festival that embraces and exhibits the talents, cultural influences and artistic expression of […]

Vishwa Hindi Divas in ACT

Namaste,   Vishwa Hindi Divas is celebrated on 10 January every year to promote and develop Hindi worldwide.   On this occasion, Hindi Samaj of Canberra in collaboration with High Commission of India in Caberra and with the support of Hindu Council of Australia and Indian organisations, has organised a Kavi Sammelan online via Skype […]

Gargi Awards Nominations 2022

Gargi Awards Nominations 2022 Inviting Nominations for Australian Women for Gargi Awards 2022. Celebrating Women’s Accomplishment. Closing Date 31st January 2022. Link for registration https://hinducouncil.com.au/gargi About Gargi Award On the International day of women 2018, Hindu Council of Australia has decided to institute an award for outstanding women in Australia who make a good role […]

Pioneer of Indian Nationalism

Dadabhai Naoroji was called the “father of the nation,” by Mahatma Gandhi, a title that today, is reserved for himself. He was an Indian political leader, merchant, scholar, and a writer. He is renowned for his work in the Indian National Congress, of which he was one of the founding members and thrice its president (1886, 1893, […]

Hindu Marriage Ritual – Vivah, a right of passage

By : Surinder Jain. A rite of passage with yajna ceremony often marks a Hindu wedding. Vivaha (Vivāha, Sanskrit: विवाह) is the rite of passage and rituals associated with marriage. While there are many rituals in Hinduism, vivaha (wedding) is the most extensive personal ritual an adult Hindu undertakes in his or her life.  The wedding rites […]

Vedanta Book Club Discussion – Sunday 19 December

Sunday 19 December, 3.30 to 6.30 pm Vedanta Hall, 15 Liverpool Road, Croydon You’re invited to participate in a mini-retreat at our Vedanta Book Club held on the third or last Sunday afternoon of each month. We tap into books – articles and short stories – providing varied spiritual themes for a discussion led by […]

Spiritual Evening Discussion – 17 December 2021

Friday 17 December From 7 pm at Vedanta Hall, 15 Liverpool Road, Croydon, for Meditation 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. In this final Friday night discussion for 2021, we’ll complete discussing themes of last week’s […]

Bhagavad Gita Fortnightly Class/ Discussion: December 10

Friday 10 December, 7 to 8.45 pm Vedanta Hall, 15 Liverpool Road, Croydon From 7 pm at Vedanta Hall for Meditation 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. Continuing Study of Chapter 6, The Yoga of Meditation […]