Recipe Corner – How to make Eggless Blue Berry Muffins

Berries are in season and fresh blue berries are always inviting ,so let us make something special for all day self-indulgence light and succulent Eggless Blue Berries Muffins. Six Serves  Ingredients  1 cup all-purpose flour (135 grams) 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp baking soda 1/4 tsp salt 1 teaspoon cornflour 1/2 cup fresh blueberries […]

Deepavali 2021 Sponsorship pack 3D

Hindu Genocide in Bangladesh by Jihadi’s continues

You may have been aware that there have been vicious attacks on the minority Hindu Community. As we understand it, there were attacks and vandalism across the country, during the Durga Puja festival, in the last week or so. Severely impacted districts include Comilla, Chandpur, Noakhali, Chittagong, Cox’s Bazar, Sylhet, Feni. Temple and deities vandalized; property looted; some […]

Science of Happiness According to Yoga Vedanta – Discussion Series Friday 22 October

Friday 22 October – 7.30 to 8.45 pm Join via ZOOM: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88434388900?pwd=UHI5cDRyZW9SZzdrRGN1bkdmV2h3Zz09 NOTE: VEDANTA HALL TO REOPEN FROM FRIDAY 5 NOVEMBER. Group discussion led by Pravrajika Gayatriprana, a senior nun of Sri Sarada Math of the Ramakrishna Order. THEMES FOR THIS DISCUSSION:  Why Do We Fear Death?: When a dear one passes, what we miss […]

Hindu Council helps Afghan refugees in Australia

By: Ashwani Sharma. Hindu Council reached out to Afghan Peace Foundation to facilitate the process of delivery and donation to Afghan refugees in need. Afghan peace foundation would like to thank you massively and attached is the acknowledgement letter to the donation received.  

Book Review – Atmasiddhi Shastra

By: Sunil Kapadia, Shrimad Rajchandra Mission, Australia. One hundred and twenty five years ago, spiritual luminary Shrimad Rajchandraji inked an epic scripture, Atmasiddhi Shastra. Written in about 1.5 – 2 hours, yet containing the essence of all spiritual wisdom, Shrimadji’s magnum opus is an encyclopedia of spirituality and the heart of the inner path. In […]

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 […]

HAF asks Office of Civil Rights to investigate Univ. of Pennsylvania’s role in Hinduphobic conference

Sponsoring Dismantling Global Hindutva event may have violated Hindu students’ rights under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 In a historic first for the Hindu American community, the Hindu American Foundation filed a Title VI complaint with the US Department of Education Office of Civil Rights against the University of Pennsylvania for […]

Support Hinduism – Sign a Petition

By: Chinmaya Mission, Sydney. We would like to bring to your attention a petition made in the Australian Parliament House requesting a ban on the use of the term “Hindu” in relation to extremism or fostering hatred. The reason for this petition is because of the recent movement in Parliament and in Australian media which […]

Bhagavad Gita Fortnightly Class/ Discussion: 15 October

Friday 15 October – 7.30 to 8.45 pm Join the event from 7 .30 pm 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 Chapter 6, The Yoga of Meditation – Verses 20 – 23 THEMES FOR DISCUSSION: Buddhi – Pure […]

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 […]

Dialogue with Death – Katha Upanishad Lecture Series – Sunday 10 October

Sunday 10 October: 11 am to 12.30 pm A monthly lecture series from April to November 2021 Event available live via Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81443035940?pwd=ME93eDF2VUZadWd2OWpScGVHa0RPdz09  and recorded and uploaded later to the Vedanta Society of NSW YouTube Channel Program: Talk/ PowerPoint Presentation by Pravrajika Sridharaprana, a senior nun of the Ramakrishna Order Q & A/ Discussion THEME: […]

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 […]

Science of Happiness According to Yoga Vedanta – Discussion Series – Friday 8 October

Our Fortnightly Spiritual Evenings provide a reflective way to wind up the working week. Join the event on FRIDAY 8 OCTOBER from 7.30 pm 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. Themes for discussion: The Three States: We pass through three states […]

Funding available to charities for Job Saver and Business grant programs

By: Surinder Jain. Hindu Council of Australia. Hindu Council of Australia along with other faith communities has been speaking to the Treasurer regarding making Covid funding available to faith communities for Job Saver and Business grant programmes. The treasurer has announced today that the COVID-19 JobSaver Payment expansion and extension would support eligible registered charities working in the […]

Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna – Monthly Talk

Talk and PowerPoint Presentation by Pravrajika Gayatriprana followed by Recorded Guided Meditation by Pravrajika Ajayaprana. Sunday 3 October: Live via Zoom from 11 am to 12:30 pm: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88634914266?pwd=c2l3OHcrbnUwS1FjQUVtRi9FOUNwdz09 Recorded and uploaded later to: Vedanta Society of NSW YouTube Channel In this Talk: “God and His Splendour – God alone is real; the Splendour has but […]

Rangoli Competition – Deepavali 2021

Hindu Council of Australia presents an online Rangoli Competition. Big prizes to be won First $500 Second $300 Third $200 5 Encouragement prizes $100 each    Last date for registering your entry is  Sunday 24th October 2021 For details contact ; Priyan 0405434013 or Shobha 0425 371 451   Rules for Rangoli Competition on the […]

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 […]

Bhagavad Gita Fortnightly Class/ Discussion 1 October 2021

Friday 1 October, 7.30 to 8.45 pm 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 Chapter 6, The Yoga of Meditation – Verses 16 – 19 THEMES FOR DISCUSSION: The Middle Path: In spiritual life and daily life in general, […]

HCA Victoria Media Statement on Swastika

By: Makarand Bhagwat, Hindu Council of Australia.

Victoria Govt response on Inquiry into Anti-Vilification Protection and its impact on Hindu Swastika

Report on Anti-Vilification Inquiry in Victoria and its consequences on Hindu Swastika On 2nd September 2021, Premier of Victoria Hon Daniel Andrews made an announcement related to Inquiry into Anti-Vilification Protections in Victoria. The Legal and Social Issues Committee investigated how Victoria’s anti-vilification laws are working. This committee is part of the Legislative Assembly in […]

How to get proof of your COVID-19 vaccination

People can get proof of their COVID-19 vaccination status through their immunisation history statement or COVID-19 digital certificate. Proof of COVID-19 vaccinations is free. People who are eligible for Medicare People who are eligible for Medicare and are over 14 years of age can get their proof using: Medicare online account through myGov Express Plus Medicare […]

Talk: Preparation for Meditation

Talk by Pravrajika Gayatriprana, senior nun of Ramakrishnba Order Via Zoom Sunday 26 September – 11 am to 12.30 pm https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88634914266?pwd=c2l3OHcrbnUwS1FjQUVtRi9FOUNwdz09 Recorded and uploaded later to the Vedanta Society of NSW’s YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/vedantasocietyofnsw Program: Talk by Pravrajika Gaytriprana Guided Meditation by Pravrajika Ajayaprana In this Talk: Any endeavour to be successful needs sufficient preparation before […]

Spiritual Evening – 24 September

Via Zoom: Friday 24 September 7.30 – 8.45 pm Group discussion led by Pravrajika Gayatriprana, a senior nun of Sri Sarada Math of the Ramakrishna Order. To join via Zoom from 7.30 pm: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88434388900?pwd=UHI5cDRyZW9SZzdrRGN1bkdmV2h3Zz09 Themes for Discussion: The Ladder of Happiness: Our journey to longer-lasting happiness requires us to manage the senses, emotions and intellect, enabling […]

Ramayana Leadership Lessons & Australian Olympiad

What does the Ramayana Workshop Cover ? Three Sundays of Ramayana workshop and one Sunday of Ramayana OLYMPIAD. Lord Rama is the divine person who walked on earth thousands of years ago. The characters of Lord Rama inspires many across the globe. There is so much to learn from each instance of his life. Date, […]

Counselor of Hindu Tradition (CHT) Course 2021-2022 Application Form Open Now

Welcome and thanks for your interest in joining the CHT certificate course and to become a Counselor of Hindu Tradition. By completing this 9-month Sunday CHT course will 1) make you a trained volunteer for community service and 2) facilitate your pursuit for Vedic Chaplaincy credentials. Before you fill this simple form (7-10-minutes), please watch […]

No to Vaccination passport for entry to a temple

By: Hindu Council of Australia. Temples should not be required to police their congregation for vaccination certificates. That is a job for the Police. Religious services should not be selective on whom they can serve. Police should not stand outside places of worship to check vaccination certificates as much as it does not do that […]

Raja Yoga Monthly Talk: Sept

Sunday 19 September: 11 am to 12.30 pm via Zoom Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88634914266?pwd=c2l3OHcrbnUwS1FjQUVtRi9FOUNwdz09 Program: Talk and PowerPoint Presentation by Pravrajika Gayatriprana, senior nun of Sri Sarada Math of the Ramakrishna Order Question and Answer/ Discussion In this Talk: We continue study of Patanjali Yoga Sutras, Chapter 3: Yogic Powers. Through Raja Yoga, we develop great […]

Bhagavad Gita Fortnightly Class/ Discussion: Sept 17

Friday 17 September: 7.30 to 8.45 pm Via Zoom Link:  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 Chapter 6, The Yoga of Meditation – Verses 10 – 15 THEMES FOR DISCUSSION: Aloneness: Meditation transforms loneliness to ‘aloneness.’ At a deeper level […]

Deepavali 2021 sponsorship pack

Download Deepavali 2021 sponsorship pack Deepavali 2021_Sponsorship Pack (2)

Hinduphobia debunked by Public prosecutor and Justice in Australia

By: Hindu Council of Australia. Hinduphobia and hate against Hindus or asking them to lie low and not to show pride in their heritage is becoming a rage in Australia. It is a worrisome development and has the potential to increase in hate crimes against peaceful Hindus. The latest act by Hindu haters is a […]

2021 Hindi Divas Utsav – Canberra Hindi School

To celebrate Hindi Divas (Day) which happens every year on 14 September, Canberra Hindi School has organized as Essay competition and online activities and competitions. Write in not more than 250 words about ऑस्ट्रेलिया में रहते हुए हिंदी क्यों? (Why Hindi when living in Australia?) and email to canberrahindischool@hotmail.com by Thursday 16 September 2021. You […]

Renewable Energy in India and Australia

India is world’s 3rd largest consumer of electricity and world’s 3rd largest renewable energy producer with 38% (136 GW out of 373 GW) of total installed energy capacity in 2020 from renewable sources. On a per capita basis, India’s energy use and emissions are less than half the world average. International Solar Alliance (ISA), an alliance […]

Dialogue with Death – Katha Upanishad Lecture Series

Sunday 12 September: 11 am to 12.30 pm VIA ZOOM: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81443035940?pwd=ME93eDF2VUZadWd2OWpScGVHa0RPdz09 Program: Talk/ PowerPoint Presentation given by Pravrajika Sridharaprana, a senior nun of the Ramakrishna Order. Q & A/ Discussion. In this Talk: The City of the Unborn Soul: Chapter Five of the Katha Upanishad. Behind our whole cerebral system, shines the unchanging light of […]

Science of Happiness According to Yoga Vedanta – Discussion Series

Friday 10 September 7.30 – 8.45 pm Via Zoom:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88434388900?pwd=UHI5cDRyZW9SZzdrRGN1bkdmV2h3Zz09 Discussion led by Pravrajika Gayatriprana – Senior Nun of Sri Sarada Math of the Ramakrishna Order THEMES: The demarcation between consciousness and thoughts. The value of ‘pure awareness,’ witnessing our thoughts and emotions. The joyful state of ‘flow,’ complete absorption in a task or experience. […]

Hindu Conference being held this Sunday – 5th September 2021

Hindu Religion in Australia — Its Roots and Growth Download Conference Schedule Download Conference Abstracts   Download Detailed Sessionwise Program     The Hindu conference is being held  on Sunday 5 September via Zoom.  The conference will be online on 5th  September.    (The conference is in progress, please join using zoom link  : https://us02web.zoom.us/j/883236295840 ) […]

Shirdi Sai Mandir Sydney – Online Ganesh Mahotsav Festival

Author: PANDIT SIVA SRINIVASAN. Greetings from Shirdi Sai Mandir, Sydney, Sai Mandir has organized to have the 10 day Ganesh Chaturthi Celebrations as ONLINE Event. You and your Family can book and participate in virtual celebrations through our temple Facebook page. Attached the Ganesh Mahotsav event flyer.  

You don’t need a Medicare card to get a Free Covid vaccine

Federal Health Department has advised that Covid Vaccine is available for free to everyone who is in Australia. You don’t have to be an Australian citizen or a resident to get Covid vaccine for free. If you do not have a Medicare card or do not have a valid visa, you can go to Federal […]

Why Hindu Conference now

Why Hindu Conference now ? What sparked this event now ? There are many good reasons to have this in place, one of them being a number of incidents and unfavorable events which has made many Hindus feel dejected and disappointed. i.e. from Culture and values Whether its the vilification of our deities , disregard […]

VICHAAR MANTHAN – A 21st Century Solution

HCA Hindu Youth Conference Presents – VICHAAR MANTHAN – A 21st Century Solution In this ever changing world, we as the youth of today are constantly questioning everything around us as we try to come to terms with what is going on. We are so focused on the negatives, that we forget to take control […]

HSBC Bank is a sponsor of major events of Hindu Council of Australia for 2020-21

HSBC Bank is one of the biggest international banks and is a sponsor of  Hindu Council of Australia’s major events since 2018.  Please visit the link below to view HSBC’s various products. www.hsbc.com.au/accounts/products/everyday-global/  

Multifaith devotional service

The Baha’is from Gunghalin have organised a Multifaith devotional service via Zoom on Sat 28 Aug 2021 at 3:30 pm. Please see attached flyer for details. Warm regards Canberra Interfaith Forum on behalf of Baha’i Community of Canberra Canberra Interfaith Forum on the World Wide Web Facebook http://www.facebook.com/CanberraInterfaithForum Web site http://www.canberrainterfaith.org.au

Essence of Raksha Bandhan – selfless-service and dedication

By: Aakarsha Vaddepalli. Thank you For your selfless-service and dedication. It is my pleasure and privilege to talk about Hindu Council of Australia (HCA) and acknowledge their amazing work in extending their hand to all the people who are affected by the COVID lock-down. Hindu Benevolent Fund which is a Charity arm of HCA have […]

Murti Pratishtha Mahotsav of BAPS Hobart (Tasmania) Mandir on Sunday 29/8/2021

Proud moment for all Hindus in Australia. Murti Pratishtha Mahotsav of BAPS Hobart (Tasmania) Mandir on Sunday 29/8/2021.

Thank you For your faithfulness and dedication

By: A recipient of Help from Hindu Benevolent fund of Hindu Council of Australia. I had long ago accepted that I was getting fed up, lonely and tired being away from India, being single and away from my family for more than 18 months with all these lockdowns, losing a job and the devastating state […]

Atrocities on minorities in Pakistan

By: Prakash Mehta, President, Hindu Council of Australia. On behalf of the Hindu community of Australia, we would like to raise a profoundly grave concern about ongoing Human rights abuse of minorities in Pakistan. We are alarmed at the recent extreme incidences which has drawn worldwide attention to the plights of Hindus and other minorities […]

COVID-19 check-in card by Service NSW

By:Rachna Soni, Multicultural Community Liaison Officer, Parramatta Police Area Command For members of the public who  do not have a smart phone to scan in at businesses QR code. Currently people without a phone to scan the QR code at businesses are to manually write the details in a register at the business.  The business […]

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 […]

INDIAN INDEPENDENCE DAY – ANTHONY ALBANESE ALP

ANTHONY ALBANESE MP LEADER OF THE AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY MEMBER FOR GRAYNDLER     INDIAN INDEPENDENCE DAY   On behalf of the Australian Labor Party, I send my best wishes to the Australian Indian community ahead of the anniversary of Indian Independence. The celebrations have added meaning as we begin a year-long celebration leading up […]

Sanskruti Arya Gurukulam only Online Gurukulam

The one and only online Gurukulam where you can learn everything for free. You can either join their free classes or learn from their free youtube videos. All classes are free because the aim is to spread the forgotten knowledge and bring back the glory of Sanatana Dharma. Guru Shri Vishwanath Shastri Datar ji is […]

Modern Civil Law Systems and Manu Smriti

Many modern Civil Law Systems in Europe and elsewhere are heavily influenced by Roman law. The civil law system is the most widespread system of law in the world, in force in various forms in about 150 countries. In a civil law system, a judge merely establishes the facts of the case and applies remedies […]

COVID-19 outbreak in Australia

The current COVID-19 outbreak in Australia highlights the need for accessible information about vaccines for people with cancer who are more vulnerable to contracting COVID-19 and are at an increased risk of more severe infection. Based on input and queries from the cancer community, FAQs have been developed by Cancer Australia. These have now been […]

Hindu priests can go perform tervi (13th day memorial) at clients home in NSW during lockdown

I was approached by a number of Hindu priests enquiring if they can go to a clients home to perform puja and other rituals after a death in the family. I have sought clarifications from the health department and they have said that a priest can go to provide funeral and memorial service.  Performances of […]

The Census is coming this August

Australia’s Census 2021 will take place on Tuesday, 10 August 2021 It’s a national count of every person and home in Australia. Having the right numbers helps inform where services are needed to help migrant communities – from education and health to housing and transport. There’s lots of support for people who need help to […]

Prime Minister – Opinion – Vaccination protects you and your family

Around 11 million doses of the COVID 19 vaccine have now been administered. We are now tracking at around 1 million doses a week. Sure, we’ve had our problems. Not all the calls we have made have turned out like we had hoped.  In a pandemic no country gets everything right. But having saved more […]

Australian Census 10 August 2021

Australia’s eighteenth national Census of Population and Housing will be held on Tuesday, 10 August 2021 The first Census was held in 1911 and since 1961 they have been conducted every five years.   The Census of Population and Housing provides a snapshot of Australia’s people and their dwellings. It provides the basis for estimating Australia’s population […]

COVID-19 Disaster Payment

This is a lump sum payment to help workers unable to earn income due to a COVID-19 lockdown, hotspot or period of restricted movement. The COVID-19 Disaster Payment can help you if you’re affected by COVID-19 restrictions. You need to meet some rules to get this payment.  

Grants of between $5,000 and $12,000 to help temples buy solar panels, storage batteries, LED lighting and new air conditioners

A message from federal MP David Smith. Please use this grant to improve energy efficiency of your temple. The grant closes this Sunday. Surinder Jain. By: David Smith MP.  I am writing to remind you that the expressions of interest closing date for the 2021 Powering Communities Program is this Sunday 18 July at 11:59pm […]

Hear Community Leaders in many languages urging our communities to stay home

Message from the Hon. Natalie Ward MLC, Minister for Multiculturalism & Joseph La Posta, CEO Multicultural NSW Right now, Greater Sydney is on high alert for COVID-19. In order to protect our community, we are asking you to stay at home unless it is absolutely essential to leave the house. The only reasons you can […]

NEW PHASE OF THE VACCINE ROLLOUT IN NSW

The NSW Government will enhance its contribution to the Federal Government’s vaccine rollout to ensure maximum uptake both now, and as more supplies arrive.   NSW will prioritise teachers and aged care workers in the Fairfield, Canterbury Bankstown and Liverpool local government areas where there is greater concern of COVID-19 transmission. A vaccine hub will […]

Do you have a question on Covid in NSW – Call 137788

By: Surinder Jain. Following message from NSW Multicultural Minister Natalie Ward to community : If you want to ask a question about Covid, you can call 24 hour hotline 137788 to get factual information. Please stay Covid safe. Follow all the guidelines and do not leave the house unless really necessary. Australian Government Department of […]

India’s Glorious Scientific Tradition

By: Vijai Singhal. “ We owe a lot to the Indians, who taught us how to count, without which no worthwhile scientific discovery could have been made.” _ Albert Einstein Most people feel that the first rays of science broke out in the west and thus started the wheel of development in the world. Hence […]

Spiritual Harmony between Australian Aboriginals and Hindus

By: Vijai Singhal. A sacred ceremony was conducted by the Aboriginal elders Aunty Peggy and Aunty Cathy to welcome Prakruthi Mysore Gururaj, a Fijian Indian lady as their traditional family member into Gunggari Nation. She was given a traditional name Bua Bua  which means butterfly and hence will be called a  Butterfly lady  in the […]

Australian Hindu Conference Postponement

Dear all   We thank all the registered participants and the presenters for submitting their abstracts in time. We have fifty-one accepted papers and around 130 registered participants. As we know, it is common for people to register near the date and register on the day itself. This is a huge endorsement that the theme […]

Dr Fiona Martin’s Office – Funding for Hindu Based Schools

By: Surinder Jain. MP Dr Fiona Martin, on behalf of Hindu Council’s representation,  has approached The Education Minister for funding Hindu Schools in NSW. Her letter to the MInister and the Minister’s response are enclosed below. Letter to Surrinder Jain

International Day of Yoga, Sydney

Hindu Council of Australia would like to invite you to the International Day of Yoga at Hunters Hill Sailing Club on Sunday 20th June 2021 at 10 am. Event: International Day of Yoga Date: Sunday, 20th June 2021 Time: 10 am to 3 pm VIP Session: 12:30 pm Venue: Hunters Hill Sailing Club, Clarke Road, […]

International Day of Yoga Celebrations

Love Yoga? This year, join our Yoga Teachers for 2 inspiring hours as we Celebrate International Day of Yoga with 5 events across Sydney! Yoga, Breathing, Meditation, Music, and stalls, ..and it’s all Free! Come and celebrate this special day with fellow yogis. Please bring your own yoga mat, if you can! Bring your water […]

Conference on Hindu Religion in Australia — Its Roots and Growth

Hindu Religion in Australia — Its Roots and Growth, 3 July 2021 CLICK HERE TO REGISTER It is generally believed that the essence of the Hindu religion is known to us all Hindus. As the language changes from region to region in India so do the religious practices. Everyone is proud of their unique practices […]

In solidarity dinner with Medical Professionals

You might have heard about the Project “Service the Needy” here locally where Hindu Council of Australia (HCA) helped. Thousands of needy people last year with grocery hampers, cooked meals and other needs. HCA has now embarked on supporting the needy in India during this pandemic. Hindu Benevolent Fund ( HBF), a charity body of […]

THE LEGENDS OF 130 REMAINING SIKH GURDWARAS IN PAKISTAN

By: Wali Imran Khan. Discovering remaining Sikh Gurdwaras in Pakistan is a feat equal to finding Rosetta stone – but I manage somehow by bribing and cajoling authorities. It is hard because the old Gurdwara is dead center of bustling bazaars and narrow lanes, with suspicious neighbors more interested in finding out my background rather […]

Prime Minister – Opinion – Budget measures – Multicultural Australians

Prime Minister – Opinion – Budget measures – Multicultural Australians

City of Sydney stands in solidarity with India

Honorable Lord Mayor Clover Moore proposed an amendment in the Lord Mayor Minute on Monday (17/05/2021). Deputy Lord Mayor Jess Scully, Councilor Robert Kok, Councilor Linda Scott, Councilor Dr Kerryn Phelps supported and spoke in favor of the amendment and expressed their solidarity. Lord Mayor expressed empathy for India and said Indian community is one […]

Australian Hindus saved from Greens parties attack

Hindu SRE under attack from Greens political party Hindu Council of Australia defends its member VHP Australia Inc. from an unprovoked and unnecessary attack from the Greens party in NSW upper house. What is SRE The state of NSW in Australia permits religious organisations to register with the department of education and teach their religion […]

Stop insulting Hindu icons

Media Release – Stop insulting Hindu icons

Fund Raising Life Saving Event 30 May 21

Hindu Benevolent Fund (HBF) is organizing a Fundraising event to save the lives of the Covid-19 affected most vulnerable people. Your contributions are very important in these unprecedented tough times humanity is facing in this century. We all are very blessed to be in the luckiest country in the world. But our Motherland needs help. […]

VHP SANSKRIT SCHOOL – Dr GEOFF LEE

Dr GEOFF LEE (Parramatta—Minister for Skills and Tertiary Education, and Minister for Sport, Multiculturalism, Seniors and Veterans) (15:29): I recognise the great work of the VHP Sanskrit School in New South Wales. Today New South Wales has a robust Hindu community. According to the 2016 census 189,400 people in New South Wales identified as Hindu. […]

Minister Alex Hawke’s message to the Indian community

A message from the Hon Alex Hawke MP, Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services, and Multicultural Affairs.   I want to personally thank you on behalf of the Government for your frank feedback and support for India at this difficult time. I have provided this feedback directly to the Prime Minister and the National Security […]

Hon Hugh McDermott asks David Shoebridge for unreserved public apology to Hindus

Legislative Assembly Hansard – 05 May 2021 – Proof (nsw.gov.au) Dr HUGH McDERMOTT (Prospect) (20:07): I rise to speak on the work undertaken by Vishva Hindu Parishad [VHP] Australia. In the recent Sport, Multiculturalism, Seniors and Veterans budget estimates hearing, Vishva Hindu Parishad Australia was accused of being a far-right Hindu extremist organisation by Mr David Shoebridge. […]

Labor’s Daniel Mookhey opposes Greens vilification of Hindus in NSW Upper House

You may be aware that a Greens party member of NSW Parliament had recently accused VHP, a Hindu not-for-profit organization of being an extremist organization. Mr Shoebridge’s allegation has been denied by the Police and VHPs work in teaching Hinduism at schools has been appreciated by the Department of Education, by the NSW Minister of […]

Mark Latham calls out Greens parties vilifications of Hindus in Australia

A Greens party member of NSW Parliament had recently accused VHP, a Hindu not-for-profit organization of being an extremist organization. Mr Shoebridge’s allegation has been denied by the Police and VHPs work in teaching Hinduism at schools has been appreciated by the Department of Education, by the NSW Minister of Multiculturalism and by MP Mark […]

Minister Geoff Lee’s letter to David Shoebridge

You may be aware that a Greens party member of NSW Parliament had recently accused VHP, a Hindu not-for-profit organization of being an extremist organization. Mr Shoebridge’s allegation has been denied by the Police and VHPs work in teaching Hinduism at schools has been appreciated by the Department of Education, by the NSW Minister of […]

Prayer for Bharath postponed

Prayer for Bharath postponed until further notice. Please stay tuned for further updates

Prayer for Bharath @ NAMADWAAR

By: Jayanti Ramanan. We have organised Akhanda Maha mantra kirtan at NAMADWAAR coming Sunday 9th May between 10am-6-6:30 pm.

Repeal the draconian criminal conviction and fine for Australian Citizens

Media Release – Repeal draconian criminal law for returning Australians from India

Meditate in May – Australia’s largest Meditation Movement

A MONTH OF GUIDED MEDITATIONS WHERE WE WILL GIVE YOU ALL THE RESOURCES YOU NEED TO MEDITATE. Register for Meditate in May to participate in 31 Days of free live guided Meditations. You will meditate with expert meditation teachers, learn simple breathing techniques and receive Community Support to get you started on your meditation journey […]

HSS Sydney Newsletter Q1 2021

HSS Sydney Newsletter Q1 2021

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 […]

Swaminarayan Sanstha – Bhumi Puja

Sunday 25th April, BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha laid the foundations of what will be Australia’s largest Hindu temple in southern hemisphere, right here in Western Sydney. Shri Prakash Mehta National President and Shri Surnider Jain Vice President attended the Bhumi Puja (khat, ground breaking) ceremony which has been conducted following Covid Safe measures. The facility will […]

ANZAC Day Service 2021

By: Ashwani Jain. The Australia India Cenotaph Committee (A project of Hindu Council Australia) along with Hornsby RSL Sub Branch, Baulkham Hills Cadet Unit, Hornsby RSL Pipe Band and Hornsby Shire conducted the ANZAC Day service at the ANZAC Jawan Cenotaph on the 18th of April to commemorate the sacrifices made by the ANZAC of […]

Winners and Finalists of Gargi 2020 Awards

Gargi woman award is given to Australian women for their outstanding contribution to the community. Gargi women make good role models for young girls and women growing up in Australia. 2020 awards were delayed due to pandemic. A ceremony was held on 17th April 2021 and the awards were handed out by Hon. Alex Hawke, […]

Jeanie Wood – Gargi Award 2020 Winner in Journalism Category

A private music teacher for over 40 years with hundreds of students under her tutelage. First novel published at 69 years, celebrating friendship between older women from a multitude of backgrounds. Jeanie Wood – Gargi Award 2020 Winner in Journalism Category Jeanie led the 1st/2nd Merrylands scout Group, inspiring them to care for each other, […]

Clare Stockdale – Gargi Award 2020 Winner in Sports Category

Clare has been very active in Sports all through her life, right from school proving that age is just a number. A true inspiration of what is possible can be garnered from the numerous titles won by Clare throughout her young age. Clare Stockdale – Gargi Award 2020 Winner in Sports Category The .22 girls’ […]

Kavitha Jayakumar – Gargi Award 2020 Winner in Arts Category

A passionate emigrant crossed the hurdles of settling down, adapting to a new country and easing into work, to start an Art School in 2016 with just a handful of students. Kavitha Jayakumar – Gargi Award 2020 Winner in Arts Category Today KJS has about 100 students from 4 to 80 years at its 2 […]

Felicity Kean – Gargi Award Winner 2020 Education

Harding Miller Education Foundation’s longest standing and most dedicated volunteer, working tirelessly over the past five years as a personal coach and student support to hundreds of young girls from significantly disadvantaged backgrounds. Felicity Kean – Gargi Award Winner 2020 Education A public advocate and ambassador for the HMEF program, Felicity successfully recruited many coaches […]

Rachna Soni – Gargi Award Winner Defense, Police, Fire & Emergency Services

One of the first women of Indian origin to become a Multicultural Police Officer in Australia. Though considered a daunting task to join the police force, the driven and talented Rachna took on this role in her stride. Rachna Soni – Gargi Award Winner Defense, Police, Fire & Emergency Services Rachna engages with the community […]

Nandini Shankara Narayana – Gargi Award Winner 2020 Science and Research

A specialist Endocrinologist, who recently completed a PhD in Andrology, with several notable research papers to her name. Nandini is one of the very few woman clinicians in Andrology (male reproductive health), having to move continents chasing the dream. Nandini Shankara Narayana – Gargi Award Winner 2020 Science and Research Dr. Nandini’s major work has […]

Kanan Shah – Gargi Award 2020 Winner Performing Arts

Runs the dance school NIPA, Nartan Institute of Performing Arts for over 8 years, training more than 700 students of all ages and abilities. Completed more than 500 performances in Sydney since its inception, with 141 performances across community events just in 2019. Kanan Shah – Gargi Award 2020 Winner Performing Arts Kanan’s amazing work […]

Dr Rugmini Venkataraman – Gargi woman 2020 , Community Services

WINNER OF GARGI WOMAN 2020 – Community Services As a trained Sociologist has been working in academic and community development sectors, across India and Australia for the last 35 years Rugmini is a certified trainer, who coaches community workers, TAFE students and community leaders on varied topics from parenting, leadership and governance to domestic violence […]