Hindu Calendar launch (Postponed)

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National Geeta chanting competition 2024 by Chinmaya Mission

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Meeting with Michaelia Cash, Dy leader for Opposition

It was a delightful experience to have the opportunity to meet Senator Michaelia Cash in Harris Park, accompanied by several Hindu community leaders. We express our heartfelt gratitude to her for taking the time out of her busy schedule to listen to our concerns. During the meeting, we provided Senator Cash with an overview of […]

Mother Nature, Mother Godess, Mother India, the importance of the mother in Hindu culture

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HCA WA press release on Rossmoyne Senior High School incident

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Strengthen Hate laws in NSW

The NSW Law Reform Commission is reviewing the effectiveness of section 93Z of the Crimes Act 1900 (NSW) in addressing serious racial and religious vilification in NSW. The Commission sought views of Hindu Council of Australia about section 93Z. Hindu Council has been in contact with other faiths and has made a separate representation also. The submissions were […]

Immigration of religious workers discussed with the Minister

By: Surinder Jain. A discussion was held between religious leaders and the immigration minister to simplify and streamline visas for priests and monks. The main issues on board are : Salary of monks Degree in theology vs qualifications and experience Proficiency in English and visa for translators Time and duration of Visa Hindus were represented […]

We condemn the act of Terrorism against Bishop Emmanuel

Hindu Council of Australia strongly condemns the stabbing attack by a terrorist against Bishop Emmanuel and Father Royel yesterday while a sermon was being given during a service at the Christ The Good Shepherd Church in Wakeley. We pray that both religious leaders make a full recovery. Violence, terrorism and intolerance have no place in […]

Action against religious bullying of students

By: Surinder Jain. Hindu council of Australia had raised the issue of monitoring and dealing with religious intolerance in NSW schools.  The matter was raised through the Faith Affairs Council of NSW. A subcommittee was formed by the Faith Affairs Council which is having discussions with the NSW Department of Education.  Hindu Council has a […]

Vaisakhi Hindu Festival

By: Surinder Jain. Vaisakhi (also spelled Baisakhi) is a Hindu festival and will be celebrated on April 14, 2023. Vaisakhi marks the solar new year according to the Hindu Vikram Samvat calendar. It is a harvest festival when Hindus give thanks for the new crop and pray for prosperity in the coming year. The festival […]

Ugadi Hindu festival

By: Surinder Jain. Ugadi is a major Hindu festival celebrated in the Indian states of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, and Karnataka to mark the beginning of the new Hindu lunar year. Ugadi (also known as Yugadi or Gudi Padwa) will be celebrated on April 9, 2024 The significance of Ugadi lies in its association with the […]

Gudi Padwa Hindu Festival

By: Surinder Jain. Gudi Padwa is a major Hindu festival celebrated in India, particularly in Maharashtra, to mark the beginning of the New Year according to the Hindu calendar. The festival usually falls in March or April and is celebrated on the first day of the Chaitra month, which is the first month of the […]

Chaitra Sukhladi Hindu festival

By: Surinder Jain. Chaitra Sukhladi is a significant Hindu festival that marks the beginning of the traditional New Year and the harvest season. It is celebrated on the first day of the Hindu month of Chaitra, which usually falls in March or April. This year, Chaitra Sukhladi will be celebrated on April 9, 2024[7]. The […]

Parramatta city to consider Hindu spiritual needs

By: Surinder Jain. Hindu Council had approached Parramatta MP Mr Andrew Charlton to discuss Parramatta city infra-structure needs of Hindus to enable them to perform their rituals and celebrate their festivals. Andrew Charlton, Parramatta MP MP Charlton is very supportive of the initiative and arranged a meeting with the mayor of Parramatta Lord Pierre Esber.  […]

Hindus in Parramatta need these religious spaces

By: Surinder Jain. Hindu Council of Australia has prepared a list of city infra-structure that is needed by Hindus to perform their rituals and to celebrate their festivals. This list becomes the basis for Hindu Council to ask various cities to provide these spaces for Hindus to be able to live their culture and to […]

Coalition Support for a first Hindu school in Sydney

By: Surinder Jain. Hindu Council of Australia supports the formation of first Hindu school in Australia. Hinduism is the third largest religion in Australia, consisting of more than 684,002 followers, and representing 2.7% of the population (as at 2021 census). We expect these numbers to be around 800,000 with a significant population living in Sydney. […]

SRMD Yoga – A WEEK OF REJUVENATION AND SELF-CARE WITH WELLNESS EXTRAVAGANZA!

Join SRMD Yoga Sydney for a transformative journey filled with yoga, mindfulness, and holistic wellness practices.   From serene yoga sessions to soothing mindfulness workshops, we’ve curated a line up that nurtures mind, body and soul for all age groups and fitness.   Let go of stress, embrace tranquillity and discover inner peace with the Head of […]

Fighting for Justice for Swastika’s ban by Uber

By: Surinder Jain. A Fiji Hindu mom is being denied Uber services because her first name is Swastika. She had approached Hindu Council for help. Hindu council took up the matter with Uber. When Uber did not listen, the matter was taken up by Faith NSW on our behalf. Various government department and ministers advised […]

Hindu Council asks Federal Coalition to provide protection from Religious Coercion

By: Surinder Jain. Hindu Council of Australia along with other faith leaders have met federal opposition leader with his legal team and have asked to provide protection to Hindus from Religious Coercion. The meeting was attended by Surinder Jain, National Vice President and by Prakash Mehta, Director of Hindu Council. Prakash Mehta on extreme left […]

The new HCA national and state teams

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Energy project on a collision course with Hindu sentiments

Hindu Council of Australia was approached by Hare Krishna farm in Hunters Valley. EnergyCo is planning to run high volt transmission through the scared land of New Gokula Farm. The farm was chosen as a place for cow refuge and dietys were installed there by Srila Prabhupad, founder of world wide movement called Hare Krishna.  […]

Hindu Council is Thank full for keeping Hindus safe in Australia

Hindus all over the world have celebrated 22nd January inauguration of a new Ram Lalla temple. Every Hindu temple in Australia held special prayers on the occassion. Hindu Council of Australia had raised a concern that its celebrations of the opening of Ram Janma Bhumi temple in Ayodhya, India, may be disturbed by anti-social and […]

Voluntary Assisted Dying and Hindu Council of Australia

By: Surinder Jain. Voluntary assisted dying schemes have been in effect in the following states; -Victoria since 19 June 2019, -Western Australia since 1 July 2021, -Tasmania since 23 October 2022, -Queensland since 1 January 2023, -South Australia since 31 January 2023 and -New South Wales since 28 November 2023. [1] An eligible person can […]

Webinar – Protest against bias coverage of Australian media on Ram Janmabhumi Sunday 4th February 8-9pm

Hindus were enraged by the biased media coverage  by Australian Television including ABC.  After the sacred Pran Pratishta, there has been a barrage of derogatory articles across media houses that have been factually incorrect. It is important to address this. There is ongoing collaboration across Australia by all Hindu and Indian organisations spearheaded by the Hindu […]

Options to report incidents of religious intolerance and bullying – NSW dept of Education

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The NSW “Equality” Bill information

A bill has been introduced as a second bill that would undermine religious freedom. It is called the “Equality” Bill, and if it passes it would: Slash religious protections for churches and schools Allow people 16 and over to change their sex on their birth certificate at any time Allow children to bypass their parents […]

HCA press release on Shri Ram Janmbhoomi Mandir

Congratulations to all of us who have been waiting for centuries for this moment. Ram Lalla finally returned home to establish Rama Rajya in the Ayodhya and the Bharat Varsh. This ecstatic moment and the epoch-making of the Punar-Uddharana ceremony i.e., the re-consecration of the Ram Lalla Mandir at Ayodhya after five centuries. The Pran […]

Shri Ram Janmbhoomi Pran Pratishta events organised by HCA

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Join Australians united against Antisemitism – 4th February Sydney

Members of Hindu community are invited to join an event organised by Christian community against racial hatred anti-Semitism. The event will be held on 4th February in Sydney between 3-4pm. You must register in order to attend. Please use the link below to register for the event. https://events.humanitix.com/never-again-is-now-sydney   Related Images:

SPECIAL RELIGIOUS EDUCATION & TAX DEDUCTIBLE GIVING TO SCHOOL BUILDING FUNDS ARE BOTH UNDER THREAT

The deductible gift recipient (DGR) system in Australia allows certain charitable organisations to offer tax deductible donations to their donors. This tax deductablity of donations has been (rightly) used by various faiths in Australia. Hindus are in the process of establishing their first School and removing this tax deductibility status will stop Hindus from availing […]

Restore palliative care funding to support people throughout New South Wales with a life-limiting illness

The NSW state government has slashed funding for palliative care. Susan Carter MLC has lodged an official parliamentary petition calling for the NSW Government to recommit $150 million in funding that they slashed from palliative care last year. Please sign and circulate this petition in your networks so that the government doesn’t dip into palliative […]

Sadhguru in Sydney

Soak in the Ecstasy of Enlightenment This is not merely a program. This is an immense wave of grace and energy. Offered for the first time, this day-long program is an opportunity to be swept away in nameless ecstasies as Sadhguru takes you through powerful processes and meditations. Package registration includes Inner Engineering*, a 7-step […]

Hindu Council Opposes abolition of Tax exemption for donations to build Hindu schools

Hindu Council of Australia has made a passionate in person submission to the Productivity Commission that tax exemptions for donations made to build faith schools should not be removed. Hindu Council is a member of Better Balanced Futures which fully supported Hindu Council’s submission. A Productivity Commission was set up by federal government to advise […]

Chant Geeta, Enchant Krishna!

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Migration Strategy, Community Engagement by the Hon Clare O’Neil MP, Minister for Home Affairs and Minister for Cyber Security,

Dear Community Representative, On 11 December has announced the Migration Strategy, which outlines a new vision for rebuilding our migration system for a more prosperous and secure Australia. Migration is central to Australia’s national story, with more than half of all Australians either born overseas or having a parent born overseas. Migrants are an essential part […]

New National Team of Hindu Council of Australia

The Hindu Council of Australia has elected a new national team after the end of the 3 year term of the current team.  Below are the names of the new team that has been elected in the Annual General Meeting of the Hindu Council of Australia held on 20th December 2023. National President – Sai […]

Safety and Security grant for Hindu temples

NSW Stronger Together Safe Places for Faith Communities Grants The Multicultural NSW Stronger Together Safe Places for Faith Communities Program Grant provides funding for places of worship and other eligible places where faith communities gather regularly. In this funding round of the program, $5 million is available for application. Grants between $5,000 to $250,000 are […]

Stop desecration of Hare Krishna Gokula Farm in Hunters Valley NSW

Haribol Gaur Nitai,  Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Prabhupada. Thanks very much for coming on board to help with our campaign to stop the NSW Government’s proposal to build 70metre towers on our New Gokula property at 83 Lewis Road, Millfield to run a massive 500 kilovolt transmission power line – https://www.energyco.nsw.gov.au/sites/default/files/2023-11/fact-sheet-htp-central.pdf If […]

Yuwa Divas 2024

Namaste Join us for our Annual Event commemorating the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda on January 12th, starting at 6 PM at Altona City Theatre. The program kicks off promptly at 6:30 PM. 🌟 Celebrate Youth Day (Yuva Diwas) with us! 🎙️ Top 2 finalists will relive their speeches from each U10 & U21 Speech […]

Tapovan & Gita Jayanti Festival Celebrations

Chinmaya Mission Australia would like to invite you on 23 Dec 2023 8:00 am to make this a special event.  On this day we chant all 700 verses (all 18 Chapters) of Bhagavad Gita & is quite unique & auspicious moment. Why Celebrate these two festivals?   The Bhagavad Geeta is considered the most important and […]

Hindus push their issues through Faith Council in NSW

The Hindu Council of Australia asks all members of Dharmic religions residing in Australia to let us know if other issues should be raised on behalf of our communities.  Please email your issues to editor@hinducouncil.com.au The Hindu Council of Australia attended the first meeting of the NSW Faith Affairs Council. The council consisting of 19 […]

Migrants and Refugees Career Pathways in Health – Semester 1 2024

Program Description: Have you always loved caring for others? Start training for a truly rewarding career by participating in the Career Pathways for Migrants and Refugees in Health program. This program provides an introduction the Health industry. The program includes training in office administration skills and workplace language and communication skills.  This course also provides: […]

Deepavali 2023

Deepavali, the festival of lights is the largest festival in India and worldwide. Hindus primarily celebrate Deepavali but other religions like Jains, Buddhists and Sikhs also celebrate it. Other religions have different names and reasons/stories to celebrate this day. For Hindus, it is the day of Shri Ram’s return to Ayodhya along with Sita Devi […]

Say NO to Anti-Semitism – Sign your support

Hindu Council of Australia says no to Anti-semitism. We pledge our support for an Australia where all citizens are treated with respect, inclusivity and dignity.  Vaisudev Kutambkam (World is one family) Hindu Council encourages all Australian Hindus to reaffirm their commitment to fighting racism in all its forms and supporting the Jewish community. This collective stance […]

Call upon Hindus to Join – Set Them Free Solidarity Vigil

Fourteen hundred innocent human beings including at least ten Hindus (https://hinducouncil.com.au/new/hammas-killed-10-hindu-students-from-nepal-on-7th-october-2023/) have been brutally tortured, raped, killed or abducted by Hamas terrorists in Israel on 7th October 2023.  Ten Nepali Hindus and three Indians are among them. We call upon all Australian Hindus and Indians to show their support against terrorism by registering for and […]

Perth Traditional Deepavali

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Landscape of Hindu Education in Australia – 2023

Hindu studies by Hindu community Hindus have arrived in large numbers very recently in Australia. There are about one million Hindus in Australia mainly coming from Indian, Fiji, Nepal and Malaysia, majority of whom are first generation migrants. Hindus are growing at a rapid rate due to migration and are stretched to provide basic temple […]

Deepavali message is timeless says Governor General David Hurley

“Deepavali message is timeless” says Governor General David Hurley   His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd), Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia and Her Excellency Mrs Linda Hurley host a morning tea for Deepavali.(Governor-General of Australia Facebook) Governor-General David Hurley recently hosted Diwali celebrations at Government House in Canberra. UPDATED 2 hours ago […]

Streets of Colour: A Powerful Film about banning Nazi symbols Gains Recognition and Nominations

The story of racism and its impact has been told by a film “Streets of Colour”. It led to the enactment of the Crimes Amendment (Nazi Symbols and Salutes) Bill 2023.  The bill banned Nazi hate symbols and freed sacred Hindu Swastika from its self imposed prison. Hindu Council had worked with other organisations to […]

Saraswati Shashi – Westfield Local Hero for Parramatta

Westfield Parramatta has announced our own Saraswati Sashi ji as the Local Hero for Parramatta. The Hindu Council of Australia congratulates her and wishes her well and gives her full support to continue her work for the community. Inspirational Saraswathi Sashi ji dedicates her life to counselling and guiding local people from culturally and linguistically […]

Press Release – Attack on Israel

Date : 8th October 2023 PRESS RELEASE – ATTACK ON ISRAEL Hindus in Australia with a lot of pain, are watching the horror being inflicted on innocent Israeli citizens. Killing, mutilating, kidnapping, parading and torture of civilians by extreme ideologues are war crimes. Hindu Council of Australia stands in solidarity with all Israelis, with Jews […]

Sewa Australia’s refugee computer training program

Friday, 6th October 2023, In collaboration with JRS, Sewa Australia conducted Computer training for Refugee women in Australia. In total 10 participants were trained on the Basics of computing. Sewa Australia is a member of the Hindu Council of Australia. Our first session was conducted for 4 hours with the help of 3 Volunteers of […]

Durga Puja-2023 in Darwin, Northern Territory

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World Hindu Congress by World Hindu Foundation at Bangkok

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International Bindi/Tilak Day 2023

October 15 is being observed as International Bindi Day by Hinduism Worldwide INC in collaboration with the Hindu Council of Australia, the Global Hindu Federation, UMHV (United Malaysian Hindu Voice),  and other organisations. The programme is supported by HSS (Hindu Swayamsevak Sangha), Overseas Friends of BJP, Sewa Australia, Virat Hindustan Sangam, International Arya Samaj, Natyanivedan, […]

Graduate Certificate Course in Counsellor of Hindu Tradition (CHT): 2023-2024 – Expression of Interest

Register today to become Counsellors of Hindu Tradition (CHT). Each year classes start in October. The 9-month Saturday/Sunday CHT course will make you a trained volunteer for community service to facilitate your pursuit of Vedic chaplaincy The duration of the course is 24 weeks, 4 hours weekly (2 to 3 classes weekly) a month broadly […]

All Hindu temples – Please apply for federal funding to secure your temple

Applications are now open for the Albanese Government’s Securing Faith-Based Places grant program. You may recall that during the event to host Indian PM Modi, our PM Anthony Albanese had announced a grant of $40 million for safety and security of places of faith. The funding round is now open. Please enter your application asap […]

HOTA Raksha Bandhan 2023 – 30th September

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The Australian Refugee Advisory Panel – Call for Applications

Dear Community Representatives, ​The Australian Government has announced the creation of an Australian Refugee Advisory Panel (The Panel). The Panel will be a formal mechanism to enhance meaningful refugee participation in Australia’s engagement with the international refugee protection system and humanitarian assistance. Applications for the Panel are open from 8 – ​30 September 2023 to candidates […]

Ganesh Chaturthi at Liverpool, NSW on 2nd October

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Ganesha Chaturthi in Albury, NSW on 23rd September

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Ganesha Chaturthi at Epping, Victoria on 23rd September

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Ganesha Chaturthi in Coorparoo, Qld on 24th September

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Ganesha Chaturthi in Indoorpilly, Qld on 23rd September

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Ganesha Chaturthi in Berwick, Victoria on 22d & 23rd September

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Ganesha Chaturthi in Brisbane on 22nd September

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Ganesha Chaturthi in Hindmarsh, SA on 23rd & 24th September

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Ganesha Chaturthi in West Torrens, Adelaide on 23rd & 24th September

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Ganesha Chaturthi in Florey, ACT on 19th September

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Ganesha Chturthi in Lesmurdie, Perth on 23rd September

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Ganesha Chaturthi at Shaktidham, WA on 23rd September

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Ganesha Chaturthi at Adelaide Zoo on 19th Septmber

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Tour & transport to Sri Venateshwara Temple, Helensburgh during Brahmotsavam

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Shri Krishna Janmashtami by Sri Venkata Krishna Vrindavana on 9th September

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Shri Krishna Janmashtami at Glenwood by ISKCON on 9th September

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Shri Krishna Janmashtami in Shanes Park by ISKCON on 9th September

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Paada Yatra, 30th Septmber 2023

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Sri Krishna doll art exhibitionat Pilabara, Western Australia

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Shri Krishna Janmashtami by Hindu Temple & Cultural Centre of the ACT, Canberra

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Sri Krishna Janmashtami at Sri Mandir, Auburn

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Shri Krishna Janmashtami @Sydney Kali Temple, Silverwater

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Shri Krishna Janmashtami by ASMY at Cooraparoo, Qld

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Shri Krishna Janmshtami by Samskruthi Perth

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Shri Krishna Janmashtami in Berwick, Werribee, Albert Park and St Kilda by ISKCON

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Shri Krishna Janmashtami by ISKCON Perth

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Ganeshotsava by Friends of India Australia

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Shri Venkateshwara Swamy Brahmotsavam 2023

This year “BRAHMOTSAVAM“, the annual 10 day Lunar festival celebrated as a holy cleansing ceremony in honour of Lord Brahma and as a thanksgiving to Lord Sri Venkateswara, is being celebrated at SVT from Sunday the 17th Sept to Tuesday the 26th of September 2023.  This notification is being sent to you as an ardent devotee […]

Onam Sadya @ Western Sydney University in collaboration with OHM

Hindu Karma Kitchen Serving Onam Sadya to Western Sydney University students on 5th September in Collaboration with Organisation of Hindu Malayalees (OHM) Related Images:

Vote for our Westfield Local Hero

http://bit.ly/saraswathis Please vote for Saraswathi ji for Westfield Local Hero award (Parramatta) #westfieldlocalheroes Saraswathi ji is a volunteer Life Coach and Holistic Counsellor at Sewa Australia. She has devoted 25 years to counselling and supporting community members experiencing domestic violence, family disputes, teenage issues or natural disasters.   West Related Images:

Ganesh Chaturthi at Sri Venkateshwara Temple, Helensburgh

Shuklam Bara Dharam Vishnum Shashi Varnam Chatur Bhujam Prasanna Vadanam Dhyaayet Sarva Vighna Upashaanthaye At SVT, Ganapathi / Vinyagar Chaturthi is being celebrated on Monday 18 September 23 with fervour associated with the occasion. The Programme for the day commences at 9.00 am with Ganapathi Homam followed by Abhishekam, Alankaram and Maha Deeparadhanai for Sri […]

September 2023 Sri Venkateshwara Temple Sydney updates

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Temple fundraiser by Sri Venkata Krishna Vrundavana

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Invitation for Bhoomi Puja, Sri Shivajyothi Devasthanam

  Namaskaram, We hope this message finds you well. This is a friendly reminder about the upcoming Bhoomi Pooja event, scheduled to take place on 9th September 2023 at 10 Beddek Street, McGraths Hill NSW from 8:30 AM onwards. We are delighted to extend our heartfelt gratitude to all those who have already registered for this event and […]

Bhoomi Pooja, Sri Venkata Krishna Vrundavana

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Balarama Jayanti & Jhulan Yatra by ISKCON, Sydney

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Sri Durga Temple, Melbourne celebrating Indian Independence day

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Garbha Night at Sri Durga Temple, Melbourne

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HTCC is installing 1008 Shiva Lingams

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