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 […]

Nominate a woman of substance for Gargi 2022 award

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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 […]

Council elections in Greater Sydney this weekend meet some of your local candidates

Before you cast your democratic right to choose next councilor or mayor of your local government , we would like to introduce to you, candidates of Indian origin who have in the past supported Hindu cause. The names of the candidates are listed in alphabetic order and include candidates from all parties who have sent […]

Religious freedom Bill

Hindu Council of Australia has made representations to both major political parties about the concerns of Hindus. We have expressed following concerns : 1. The bill will reduce freedom of religion for Hindus working in non-Hindu faith based organizations.  2. The bill will encourage conversions of members of non-proselytizing religions like Hindus, 3. The bill will […]

Recent attacks on Hindus in Bangladesh by Islamic Fundamentalists

Hindu Council of Australia stands with the Jewish community and condemn the hate speech

HCA Statement against Hate Speech 26102021_signed

Deepavali 2021 Souvenir – Click here to read it

HSBC Australia Deepavali Greetings

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

Parents to be classified as ‘immediate family’ for travel to Australia

By: Surinder Jain. Hindu Council of Australia. Thankyou Minister Alex Hawke for making it easy for Hindus and others to get their parents to Australia. Hindu Council has been making many representations to the Australian immigration office and to Immigration Minister Alex Hawke to make it easy to bring parents to Australia. We have counted […]

Hindu Council supports the Modern Slavery Act 2018 (NSW).

Modern slavery act was passed by NSW Parliament and is awaiting proclamation. The act is meant to stop slavery used in Australian supply chains.   ‘The  NSW Act requires all businesses with an annual turnover of more than $50 million to report on the risk of modern slavery occurring in their supply chains. In addition, […]

Stop killing Hindus: Condemnation of atrocities on Hindus in Bangladesh

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

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 ) […]

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/  

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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

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 […]

Repeal the draconian criminal conviction and fine for Australian Citizens

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

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 […]

Greetings for the Hindu New Year

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

Vishnu Bala Nath Hindu Temple of Makhad Sharif, Pakistan

By: Wali Imran Khan. Makhad Sharif is a 1000 year old town at the edge of the Attock district, Punjab, Pakistan. Makhad Sharif was originally just “Makhad” (deep ditch). Situated on Indus river, it is the border town between Northern Punjab and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa. This town’s purpose was to be a crossing point for trade caravans […]

A pioneer of Bharatanatyam dance in Pakistan

By: Wali Imran Khan, Pakistan. Sheema Kirmani is without a doubt a passionate one-woman army. She is Pakistan’s not only a Bharatanatyam Classical Dancer but is also a social mobilizer, a feminist, a mentor, and an Actor – all rolled into one. Like Asma Jehangir before her, she is the only one to openly defy regressive norms […]

Lessons from the story about Trishanku

In the Ramayana there is the story of the noble king Trishanku. Because Trishanku was a good king, his soul was eligible to enter Devalok. However, he wanted to enter it with his body and requested the sage Vasishtha to perform the yagna to enable this. Vasishtha refused to do so because it was against […]

Shoebridge’s Hinduphobia exposed as hollow lies and false propaganda

By: Hindu SRE Providers. A NSW Member of Parliament has made a baseless claim that Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) is a terrorist organization in NSW. The Hindu community is deeply hurt and offended by this spurious allegation.  We wish to inform and assure you that the NSW Police have refuted the allegation and affirmed that […]

Hindu Council supports Covid-19 vaccination

By: Bhagwat Chauhan. Hindu Council of Australia urges all Australians to get themselves vaccinated for Covod-19 as and when it becomes available to them. You can also find links below to Consumer Medicines Information about the COVID-19 vaccines: https://www.tga.gov.au/sites/default/files/cmi-approved-covid19-vaccine-az.pdf https://www.tga.gov.au/sites/default/files/cmi-comirnaty-bnt162b2-mrna.pdf  Enclosed please find further information from the Australian government. Thank you for your support over […]

Joint Statement on Hinduphobia

Joint Statement on Hinduphobia

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

The Hindu Council of Australia joins all Faiths and Cultures to recognise International Women’s Day today, 8 March 2021 and admit to the fact that a lot more remains for the world, including our own countries of origin and abode to bring Women at par if not ahead of Men in many fields of endeavor. […]

WANTED TEACHERS TO TEACH HINDUISM IN SCHOOLS

WANTED VOLUNTARY TEACHERS TO TEACH HINDUISM IN SCHOOLS   Hindu council of Australia is recognized as a Special religious Education provider to the department of education in NSW.   We need volunteer teachers for teaching in various schools in and around Sydney.   -Basic education, knowledge about our Hindu culture required. – Working knowledge of […]

Ethnic Cleansing of Kashmir -18th Jan 7:30pm, The Sudarshan Project

PROGRAM Ethnic Cleansing of Kashmir Jan 19th, 1990 The Kashmiri Pandit Exodus Day Monday, Jan 18th, 2021 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM Sydney|Canberra|Melbourne 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM India Watch the discussion live through Facebook Live Speakers: Sh. Suresh Chavhanke Ji Maj. Gaurav Arya (Retd.) Sh. Pushpendra Kulshrestha Ji Sh. Ashish Dhar Ji Organizer: The […]

Ongoing relief efforts to support those affected by Tropical Cyclone Yasa

Fijian Community Leaders & Friends of Fiji, kindly requesting if you can assist with disseminating the below information with regards to the ongoing relief efforts to support those affected by TC Yasa: Bula Vinaka. As you know, Severe Tropical Cyclone Yasa struck Fiji and wrought destruction on 17 December 2020. Being a Category 5 cyclone […]

Understanding Hindu Dharma – A Rational Approach

By: Abhijit Bhide. Hindu Council of Australia ( HCA ) & Hindu Resonance Forum (HRF) are  inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.   Topic: Understanding Hindu Dharma – A Rational Approach Time: Jan 9, 2021 09:30 AM Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney         Every day, until Jan 10, 2021, 2 occurrence(s)     […]

HCA Remembers the Victims of Terrorism 26 Nov 2008

By: Prakash Mehta, President, Hindu Council of Australia. The HCA is making this press release on the anniversary of the terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India, that began on Wednesday 26 November 2008 and lasted for 60 hours. At least 174 people died, including 9 attackers, and more than 300 were wounded of 24 different nationalities. […]

26/11 – Mumbai’s Day of Reckoning with Terror

By: Raghbendra Jha, Professor of Economics, ANU. The 2008 terrorist attack on the Indian city of Mumbai (previously Bombay) beginning on 26th November (typically referred to as 26/11) and ending on 29th November will be regarded for long as a near cataclysmal event. A series of attacks engineered by Lashkar-e-Taiba, an extremist organisation based in […]

Become a Hindu Dharma Ambassador

After successfully training hundreds in the United States, the Hindu American Foundation is pleased to provide this program in collaboration with the Hindu Council of Australia. As a Dharma Ambassador, you’ll be equipped to handle the ins and outs in talking about Hinduism. You’ll be prepared to promote an authentic narrative from within the Hindu […]

Ramayana in Popular Culture

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

Ramayana around the world

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

Why Hindus don’t eat NON-VEG food?

There are three qualities in food; सत्व, रजस् & तमस्। In our body too there are these three qualities & powers. Lets see what does these qualities do, 1. सत्व ( the quality of goodness): The food which are good in quality comes under सत्व. It is stated in the Bhagavad Geeta that, आयु:सत्त्वबलारोग्यसुखप्रीतिविवर्धना: । […]

Hindus In India Shouldn’t Need To Be Grateful That They Are Allowed To Do Hindu Things

by Venu Gopal Narayanan, Credit Swaraj Magazine Click here to read the original article Snapshot In that Tanishq ad, what was most galling was the manner in which the mother-in-law patronisingly deigned to break from her rigid Islamic norms, for once, to condescend to the girl’s Hindu traditions.Even more galling was the girl’s gratitude, at […]

Food – a Hindu Perspective

Food that we eat and how we eat it has a very deep connection with our health, wellbeing and spiritual growth. Hindu literature has great reverence and significance of food in our daily lives. The following verse from Gītā is recited by all Hindus before partaking of food as an offering to God, a thank […]

Happy Navartri

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

Why do Hindus blow Conch to start their prayers

According to our ancient scriptures, the conch (शंख) was the first thing that came out during the Churning of ocean (समुद्रमन्थन) by the Deities and Shri Vishnu held it in the form of weapon. The specialty of conch (शंख) is that the vibrations emanating on blowing it destroys the disease causing germs in the atmosphere. That is the reason it has […]

Bharatiya Mathematics

Bharatiya Mathematics The history of mathematics in India goes back over 3000 years. The ancient Indian mathematical works were composed in sūtras in Sanskrit language in verse form to aid memorization. These were followed by prose commentary that explained the problem in more details and provided justification for the solution. All mathematical works were orally […]

Pre-history migration of Hindus to Australia

A study of Indigenous Australian DNA has found that Indigenous Australians may have mixed with people of Indian origin about 4,200 years ago. The same study showed that flint tools and Indian dogs may have been introduced from India at about this time.[10]  A 2012 paper reports that there is also evidence of a substantial genetic flow […]