Thankyou Blacktown Council

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

Swaminarayan Mandir (ISSO) in Blacktown Sydney

By : Dr. Khimji Vaghjiani   * Initial history of the foundation of the organization   The Swaminarayan organisation is 200 years old, originated in Gujarat and believes in the reincarnation of Lord Krishna. The following has temples all over India and Internationally.   * Brief history of our Australian temple –    The temple in Sydney […]

Stop this bill – It discriminates against our religions

One Nation NSW MLC Mark Latham has introduced a bill in NSW Parliament which will actively discriminate against new and minority religions. A Parliament committee is asking for people of faith from multicultural communities to fill out a survey indicating their position on this Bill. Hindu Council urges you to ask all members of your faith […]

Huge Media Screen beaming live Bhumi pujan from Shri Ayodhya Dham

Jai Shree RamWe installed a huge bill board in Blacktown Council car park next to civic centre from 9 am to 8 PM. Huge Media Screen beaming many programs including live program from Shr Ayodhya Dham. Looking forward to working with you all in this historic occasion Posted by Hindu Council Australia on Tuesday, 4 […]

Have you been discriminated or faced hostility

Hindu Council of Australia is compiling stories of discrimination against Hindu community whether it is employment, provision of services or not accepting your qualifications.  If you have faced discrimination in Australia or have faced hostility for being who you are, we would like to know from you. We will be making a summary of your […]

Goswami Tulsidas

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

Repository of Hindu Scriptures

By: Viaji Singhal. This is a unique website is created by the IIT (Indian Institute of Technology) Kanpur. It contains repository of Hindu Scriptures that includes Gita, Ramcharitamanas, Valmiki Ramayan, Brahma Sutra, main 11 Upanishads, Yoga Sutra and some more. The original text is given in Sanskrit with transliteration in 11 different Indian languages. There […]

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 there […]

International Yoga Day 2020

Temples can open in NSW from Friday 15th May 2020

Temples can open in NSW from Friday 15th May 2020. Apart from the priest, up to 10 worshipers (including any children) with social distancing of 1.5 meters apart and 4 sqm per person are permitted. Temples are encouraged to keep a record of attendees especially those who have not installed CovidSafe app. All places of […]

SBS appreciated HCA’s efforts

When the pandemic hit, the Hindu Council of Australia set up a national hotline to assist those in crisis. Sai Paravastu, the council’s director of community services, told SBS the hotline designed to help all Australians who are struggling, both financially and mentally. “We set up a line and we are pretty much doing the […]

Social distancing clarification for Temples

The department of Multiculturalism NSW is having regular meetings with faith leaders of all faiths to discuss any issues. In a meeting held this week, following points were discussed/reiterated : Baptism can have up to five people and funerals can have a maximum of ten people. These numbers include everyone on those premises. Places of […]

Covid-19 support for our community

Karma Kitchen and Hindu Benevolent Fund are two projects of Hindu Council of Australia that have come forward to help and support the community during this unprecedented crisis and lockdown. Karma kitchen is an initiative that provides fresh food to people facing crisis. It has been providing free food every Saturday in Parramatta, NSW. Hindu […]

International Gita Mahotsav 21-24 March

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

Holi Festival – Cancelled

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

Bushfire Fund Raising Event – 23 Feb

By: Ashwani Sharma. Join us for a spectacular evening of Dance, Music and Magic show with Saksham Magic. Sunday 23rd February, 5pm.

Kashmiri Hindus Exodus day

Please join us on 19th January 2020 evening at Sri Mandir in Auburn to pay respects to the life’s of Kashmiri Hindus lost in the ethnocide. Venue – Sri Mandir in Auburn Date – 19th January 2020 Time – 6:30 PM Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist and Pandits of Kashmir valley were forced out of their homeland […]

A Hindu center burns down in Australian Bush Fires

By: Sri Om Community. Sydney has a large Hindu population and there are about 30 Hindu temples, spiritual centers and senior citizen service centers to cater for their religious, spiritual and social needs. Sri Om community in Sydney had purchased land and installed their deities with regular worship by the community. Sri Om temple Brindaban […]

Support for Bushfire victims

Hi All. We humbly and kindly request to do our bit for supporting the Bushfire victims, and recovering the destroyed events around us. Thank you.  

The winning entries at Premier’s Multicultural Communications Awards.

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

Pro CAA support request.

Hi all. We kindly request you to show your support for a national cause. Please see details as attached.

Divine Steps Festival

Divine Steps Festival held to celebrate the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak . What started off as a simple idea to bring communities from all walks of life together, became Sydney’s first ever multi-faith music festival to commemorate Guru Nanak’s philosophy of universal humankind and oneness. The Divine Steps Festival saw: – 4,000 amazing […]

Hindu Council’s massive Deepavali festival celebrations at Bella Vista Farms, Sydney

By: Gayatri Nair. Hindu Council’s massive Deepavali festival celebrations at Bella Vista Farms, Sydney Late American Composer John Milton Cage had once said, “We carry our homes within us which enables us to fly”; a sentiment that succinctly encapsulates the immigrant experience worldwide. For we carry within us a home not built of bricks and […]

Invitation to the Divine Steps Festival

Sydney Comes Together as One – Divine Steps Festival 10 November 2019 | Pyrmont Bay Park     Sydney Comes Together as One on 10 November – Your Invitation to the Divine Steps Festival On Sunday 10 November 2019 (9am to 4pm) at Pyrmont Bay Park, Pyrmont, the multifaith community of Sydney shall join together for NSW’s first ever […]

UNSW Deepvali 2019 invitation

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

Invitation Ravan Dahan

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

Paada Yatra – come rain or shine

Paada.yatra “come rain or shine” – Was it a true test of our determination to walk, come rain or shine or was the rain welcoming us for our determination to support the drought cause once again. Rain is the source of joy, happiness, optimism, destination, future and so on for an agrarian society.Rain is the […]

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Stand with India

One nation, one constitution spirit has become a reality now by abrogating of Articles 370 and 35A What was the reason behind revocation of Article 370 and 35A? The system that prevailed over the past seventy years had aggravated separatism and given birth to terrorism. It had encouraged dynastic rule and in a way strengthened […]

Easy Access BellaVista venue,

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

Lord Ganapati Maha Aarti

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

Paada Yatra – 5th Oct 2019 at 5:30AM

PAADA YATRA A HINDU tradition of “pilgrimage to temple by foot” on special occasions and festive seasons. it is known as “PAADA YATRA” and this is a general practice in HINDUISM and this is done by all states and cultures in INDIA alike. History As you are aware we have many temples in Sydney now […]

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

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

What are you doing on 20th of October

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

Parramatta Deepavali event moved to Bella Vista Farms

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

Free Diya Decorations at the RouseHill Shopping Centre this Deepavali 2019

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

Free Heena for KarwaChauth

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

First Hindu Deputy Mayor in Hills District NSW

By: Jay Raman, President, Hindu Council NSW Chapter. Hindu Council of Australia congratulates Reena Jethi on becoming Deputy Mayor. Councillor Reena Jethi has been elected as the new Deputy Mayor of The Hills Shire during the September 10 Ordinary Meeting of Council.   Mayor of The Hills Shire, Dr Michelle Byrne congratulated Clr Jethi on […]

Training community leaders by We Are All Sydney praised by Dr Harinath

By: Lynda Ben-Menashe, NSW Jewish Board of Deputies. The NSW Jewish Board of Deputies’ “We Are All Sydney” Community Leadership Program brings together emerging and established leaders from Sydney’s diverse ethnic, faith and NGO communities and organisations. It includes 3 months of training, plus optional observerships in Jewish organisations and mentoring. Two volunteers from Hindu […]

The Places of Worship – Protecting Crowded Places Forum

By: NSW Police. The NSW Police Counter Terrorism & Special Tactics Command are hosting ‘The Places of Worship – Protecting Crowded Places Forum’ at the Western Sydney University Parramatta Campus on Monday 16th September 2019, 9-11:30AM.  Assistant Commissioner Mark Walton APM wishes to invite you or your representative to this gathering to receive updated information […]

Brand new location for Deepavali by Hindu Council

By: Renu Joshi Wasal, Hindu Council of Australia. 🥁🥁🥁💥✨🔥 #HinduCouncilAustralia serving the community for over 20 years #Introduces a #BrandNew location to its #Deepavali2019 portfolio. 💥💥💥💥Bella Vista Farms💥💥💥💥 🕺🏻🎶💃🏽A day promised to be full of entertainment, cultural activities, multinational food delicacies and so much more… ✅Follow us on FB to be the first to learn […]

History of the Kashmir Conflict

By: Hindu American Foundation. Ancient Kashmir was home to a majorit y Hindu and Buddhist population for thousands of ye ars and renowned as a center for Hindu and Buddhist learning. Muslim invaders from Central Asia took control in the 14th century. Under Muslim rule, Hindus faced periods of persecution, resulting in mass migrations from […]

Oral Hygiene and Ayurveda

Ensured Oral Hygiene with Triphala Mouth Wash As the saying goes, “Better teeth, better health”. It not only enlightens us about the importance of teeth but the entire oral hygiene. Oral hygiene is important as it has a direct link to- • Memory loss • Diabetes or conditions with uncontrolled blood sugar • Kidney disorders […]

Mahmahopadhyay Bhadreshdas Swamji

By: Bimal Joshi. Invitation to a Special Event in the presence of Mahmahopadhyay Bhadreshdas Swamji Hindu Council of Australia and BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha, Australia cordially invite you with family and friends to grace the occasion and attend this FREE event. Mahmahopadhyay Bhadreshdas Swamiji has received numerous accolades and recognition for his significant contribution to Hinduism […]

Help protect cows from drought at New Gokula Farm, Millfield NSW

Hindu Council of Australia urges you to donate New Gokula Farm, Millfield NSW for protecting their cows from severe drought affecting the state. GofundMe link :

Famous South Indian temples

Famous Temples In South India: 1. Tirupati Tirumala Temple, Lord Vishnu The Tirupati Temple is one of the most important temples in South India. This Temple is very much popular with all the pilgrims, and is located in Chittoor, in the state of Andhra Pradesh. Daily, lot of pilgrims are visiting this temple from all […]

Deepavali Festival 2019

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

Janmashtami @ The Ponds on 25 Aug 2019, Sunday

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

Celebrate Deepavali in Sydney

Hindu Council of Australia celebrates Deepavali festival.  

UWS Orientation Day for International Students

By: Bhupinder Chabra. On Friday, 12 July 2019, University of Western Sydney organised an orientation day for international students. I met many new and established students during the orientation, provided them the information on HCA activities in Sydney and Australia and how HCA continue to support students, our current programs we have available for students […]

Meet with UNSW Hindu Society

By: Bhupinder Chabra, University Chaplaincy Coordinator, Hindu Council of Australia. On Thursday I had the pleasure of meeting with University of NSW Hindu Society to discuss the initiatives they have established and challenges they face at university. The Hindu Society is lead by Abhijit Srivastav and Moumita Paul and they continue to grow at UNSW. […]

Hindu Council supports Remove Hate from the Debate campaign

Hindu Council of Australia and Multicultural NSW is supporting an important campaign called Remove Hate from the Debate and we’d love you to be involved.  We know that online hate speech has an impact on social cohesion and on young people in our state. In fact, research has shown that 53% of young people have […]

International Yoga Day 2019 – Sydney

By: Ashwani Jain, Secretary NSW Chapter, Hindu Council of Australia. Hindu Council of Australia (HCA), in association with the Consulate General of India, Sydney, celebrated the fifth International Yoga Day with much fervour in Sydney. The event was held in Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre (formerly Indian Cultural Centre) on the evening of 18th June. The […]

Oldest Hindu in Australia passes away

By: Prakash Mehta, National President, Hindu Council of Australia. Respected Shankalal ji passed away a week ago. He was an icon and we may never see such a vibrant Hindu in Australia again. Hindu Council of Australia conveys sincere condolences and pays respectful homage and tributes to the holy soul of Shri Shankerlal Trivedi His […]

Chaplaincy Partnership with University of Western Sydney

By: Bhupinder Chabara. With immense pleasure I inform that after the long drawn tedious process, The Hindu Council of Australia (HCA), finally signed the Chaplaincy agreement with University of Western Sydney. Now HCA is the official community partner to deliver the well needed services to the large number of local and international student community, especially […]

Fasting in my religion

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Association Australia had organized an Interfaith Event “Fasting in My Religion” on 25th May at Merrylands. The event was attended and addressed by various community members Sathya Kishore Babu Koodala – South Indian Religious Community, Nicholas Cherniakoff – Russian School, Murtaza Poonawala – Dawoodi Bohra Muslim Community, Imam Imtiaz Ahmed Naveed Sahib […]

Message of the Vedas and Upnishads

Message of the Vedas and Upnishads by Dr Avadhanulu

Ayurveda treatment for Anorexia (Aruchi)

Anorexia (Aruchi) Does less appetite bother you? Have you lost your hunger? No more interest in food? Understanding Anorexia (loss of appetite) through Ayurveda. Anorexia is a common problem these days in young growing population and kids. It is as dangerous as obesity, only difference is that it is on the opposite side of the […]

Paada Yatra April 2019, a moving success

By: WhatsApp group chtter of Paada Yatra.   [4/19, 05:09] Neelima Pravastu: Everyone please be there between 5:30-5:40 [4/19, 05:10] Neelima Pravastu: There will be an induction and you can pickup printed map with street names [4/19, 05:36] Piyush Preeti Shah: I am in the temple [4/19, 06:01] Neelima Pravastu: Route map [4/19, 06:21] ‪+61 […]

Videos – ANZAC Jawan Memorial service April 2019

Special Sri Rama Gold Coin for Puja

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

Superme Being in my Faith

By: Bharathi R. Bharathi  attended interfaith Symposium organised by Ahmadiyaa Muslim association and presented on topic “Supreme Being in my Faith”. There were total 6 speakers representing  Christian, Muslim, Buddhism, Sikhism, Judaism and Bharathi represented Hinduism . Over 120 people attended the event which was fully organised by Women for women. This is the second […]

Survey – Problems faced by Hindu Women

If you are a Hindu woman living in Australia, please take a minute to enter this survey. It will help Hindu Council of Australia to frame projects and policies to help you face these issues. Your Name (optional) : Your Email (optional): Your Phone (optional) : Your Age Group* : 18-25 years26-35 years35-60 yearsAbove 60 […]

Basic teachings of Hindu Scriptures (Part One)

By: Rasamandala Das (ISKCON). The aim of Hindu Scriptures is to gradually elevate man from a state of ignorance (tamas) to a state of pure goodness (çuddha-sattva). Ignorance is opposed to goodness. In ignorance, affected by material desires, anger, hate and greed, one becomes illusioned. An illusioned man cannot understand what is what. Instead of […]

Holi celebrated with colours and fun in Sydney

By: Hindu Council of Australia (NSW Chapter). The Holi Festival, organized by Hindu Council of Australia (HCA) was celebrated at Civic Park, Pendle Hill in the city of Sydney on Sunday 24th March with great zeal and fanfare by approximately 8000 people.  It was officially opened by Cumberland Hon. Councilor Suman Saha on behalf of […]

Paada Yatra Walk to temples 19th April

By: Sai Paravastu. LETSGIVEHOPE along with Hindu Council of Australia has been organising Walk to Temple event called PAADA YATRA, with approvals from relevant authorities and local councils.This is strictly a devotional, non-profit endeavor to promote tradition and culture to pass on the legacy to our future generations. It is a FREE event open to […]

HBF helps pay funeral of ailing Mum

By: Ashwani Sharma and Ajay Khanna (Hindu Benevolent Fund). HBF had raised an appeal to pay for the funeral expenses of a Mom ailing with cancer in Hospital.  Hindu Benevolent fund – help needed for Funeral expenses. We are sad to report that Mum has passed away and the money collected by HBF for this […]

Pakistani Hindus lose daughters to forced Muslim marriages

LAHORE, Pakistan — Anila Dhawan, 17 , was kidnapped last spring from her home in Hyderabad, forced to convert to Islam and marry her abductor. The police refused to intervene. Her kidnapper told them she ran away from home, and converted to Islam and married him voluntarily. But after her family pressured a court to […]

ANZAC Jawan Memorial Service to be held on 13th April

By: Ashwani Jain. A team of Hindu Council of Australia consisting of State President Jay Raman, State Secretary Ashwani Jain and Director Ashwani Sharma along with Parveen Gupta  met Hornsby Council Mayor Hon Philip Ruddock today. Click to Register From left to Right : Ashwani Sharma Director, Hornsby Council Mayor Hon Philip Ruddock, Jay Raman […]

Teaching Hinduism in NSW public schools is in full swing

By: Madya Lila. We are now half way through Term 1 and all of our classes have started. We are currently working with seven schools to deliver SRE programs: Burwood Girls, Sydney Boys, Sydney Girls, North Sydney Boys, Macarthur Girls, Evans, Fort Street. Most of these schools only have SRE programs for Year 7, but […]

Before you cast your vote in NSW this weekend meet some of the Indian candidates

Before you cast your democratic right to choose next government of NSW, we would like to introduce to you, candidates of Indian background who have in the past supported Hindu cause. We had asked both major parties to send us list of candidates of Indian origin giving their name, seat and a message for the […]

Hindu Karma Kitchen honored as finalist for Australia Day

By: Sai Paravastu. Karma Kitchen is a project of Hindu Council of Australia to feed the homeless. Every Saturday, volunteers cook and serve food to homeless people in Alfred Park, Parramatta.

Hare Krishna Community and Cultural Centre coming up

His Divine Grace A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada (Founder Acharya: International Society for Krishna Consciousness)  Hare Krishna Community and Cultural Centre coming up! The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), more popularly known as the “Hare Krishnas”, has announced a new temple and cultural centre to be built in Vineyard (near Windsor), approximately 50 km […]

Hindu Symbols vandalized during Nyepi religious celebrations in East Java

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

Australians celebrate Maha Shivratri in Sydney

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

The Unconventional Groom

Author: Jiten Damudre. The sight of Shiva riding a bull, his mount Nandi, smeared in ashes, bedecked with a garland of skulls, smoking a pot, and a mere tiger skin as a loin cloth for his wedding, left Parvati’s parents Himavat and Mena in a state of shock and embarrassment. Mena – Parvati’s mother, was […]

Sydney pays homage to 44 CRPF fallen in Pulwama Kashmir, India

Over a thousand Indians from all backgrounds gathered in Sydney today to pay their last respects to 44 Indian brave soldiers who died at the hand of religious fanatics. The incident took place in Pulwama, Kashmir, India when a suicide bomber rammed his explosive laden vehicle in to a bus transporting a convoy of Police. […]

Hindu Council celebrates Holi on 24th March with Cumberland

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

Australia Day celebrated

By: Surinder Jain. Both, India the land of Janma Bhumi of Hindus and Australia the karma bhumi of Australian Hindus, share 26th January as a very special day. India became a republic with its own constitution on 26th January. 26th January also marks the anniversary of the 1788 arrival of the First Fleet of British […]

Multicultural NSW is now recruiting experienced telephone interpreters Australia-wide

Multicultural NSW is currently seeking expressions of interest from highly motivated and experienced Telephone Interpreters from all over Australia in all languages for our new telephone interpreting service.  

Have your say on Cumberland Council’s children and families strategy

An opportunity for Hindu families to have a say in framing a policy that affects children and families. Council is developing Cumberland’s first ever Children and Families Strategy with Mayor Greg Cummings calling for community input to help make Cumberland a great place for children and families. The Children and Families Strategy will give residents the […]

Scholarship to become an Interpreter for Tamil, Khmer, Napalese, Tibetian etc

NSW Interpreter Scholarship Program Multicultural NSW is offering fully funded scholarships for people who speak certain languages to participate in an interpreter training course at TAFE NSW. Course graduates will be eligible to become Recognised Practicing Interpreters with the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters, and may be offered employment opportunities with Multicultural NSW. […]

Survey of school going children’s parents on SRE

Hindu Council of Australia is conducting an SRE survey of parents who have school going children and live in NSW. Please fill out the form below if you have a school going child in NSW. Your Name Your Email Your Phone Name of the school where your children are studying? Suburb of the school where […]

Ageing and Disability Commissioner to be established in NSW

Hindus are most affected due to ageing as existing facilities, historically, have been catering to Australians of white christian background. The establishment of a Commissioner is therefore a good news for ageing Hindus or those suffering from disability. NSW Government announcement about the establishment from 1 July 2019 of an Ageing and Disability Commissioner. The […]

Hindu Council activities report for 2018

Annual General Meeting of Hindu Council was held in Blacktown on 15th December 2018 and was attended by about 40 members. A report of activities for the year 2018 was presented and can be downloaded below : Download the report (15MB)

Invitation to conduct further research about ANZAC Jawans

By : Prakash Mehta. Hindu Council of Australia has erected a cenotaph dedicated to all servicemen of Indian origin who have enrolled or served the Australian forces in World Wars. It was inaugurated with the joint efforts and support of the Department of Veteran Affairs, Hornsby Shire Council, Hornsby RSL, Hindu Council of Australia, local  […]

Bioethics – a Hindu Perspective

By : Dr Raj Maheshwari. (The following is an abstract of the talk delivered by the author at the conference on “Core Ethical Teachings” at NSW Parliament House on 4 March 2011). Dr Raj MaheshwariForensic Psychiatrist and Psychotherapist at St John of God Health CareSydney, Australia Bioethics addresses specific ethical issues relating to science and […]

Addressing Global Warming through reducing meat consumption

By : Vijai Singhal. An Open letter to MPs and Senators. 3rd December, 2018 Dear Senators and MPs, As you already know, addressing Climate Change is the most important issue for humanity.The recent results of the Victorian State elections have clearly proved that Australian people want positive action on climate change. It has already resulted […]

Cumberland Holi Festival on 24th March 2019

Holi will be celebrated at Civic Park on 24th March 2019.

Diwali celebrated in Strathfield

By : Rajeev Bhandula. Hindu Council of Australia celebrated Deepawali in Strathfield on 18th November 2018 at Strathfield Park. The event was supported by Strathfield Council. Diwali in Strathfield 2018 Over 1500 people attended from different communities including Australians and korean community. Jody Mckay Member of Parliament of state from strathfield and Gulian Vacari Mayor […]

SRE Teacher Training 2019 starting in a big way

By : Madya Lila. It’s great to see Hindu Council of Australia has finally been added to the Department of Education’s web page https://education.nsw.gov.au/teaching-and-learning/curriculum/learning-across-the-curriculum/religion-and-ethics/approved-sre-providers#letterH as a provider of Hinduism teachers to state schools for teaching Hinduism. We held a very successful training day on Saturday and 15 new volunteer teachers are now trained and ready […]

Interfaith in Action at Religions for Peace

By : Surinder Jain. What is RfP Religions for Peace (RfP) is an organization representing religious leaders of different faiths in Australia and includes Christians, Jews, Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus and Bahai faith. Hindu Council of Australia has been a member, represented by its director Vijai Singhal for over a decade now. According to RfP founder, […]

Anglican Retirement Village in Sydney celebrates Diwali

The Ponds is a new suburb of Sydney situated in the North West growth corridor, where the first stage of a major shopping centre and commercial space have opened. The new suburb was designed to make the estate a new community. The first lots of land were released on 31 March 2007. There are a […]

Misuse of sacred Hindu symbols and spiritual images

By : Prakash Mehta. To Brookvale Union We are disappointed that a picture has been published in SMH dated  13 Nov 2018 (copy attached)  depicting the image of Ganesh – the deity that Hindus worship.  Incidentally, you were kind enough to write respond to earlier similar occurrence as per your email dt 11 Nov 2013 to Prof Nihal […]

Memorial dedicated to Indian Anzacs to be unveiled in Sydney

Twelve Indian-origin soldiers volunteered for the Australian Imperial Force during WWI, according to the records in the National Archives of Australia

ANZAC JAWAN Cenotaph Memorial dedicated to Indian Soldiers

  By : Julian Leeser, Federal MP For Berowra. Saturday 10th November 2018, Greenway Park, Cherrybrook, NSW, Australia. As the Federal Member for Berowra, and as the Chair of the Parliamentary Friends of India it is an honour and a privilege to unveil the ANZAC Jawan Memorial on the eve of the centenary of Armistice. […]

Diwali ArtSpace exhibition opened by Mayor of Strathfield

A Diwali themed Arts Exhibition with paintings, sculptures and other Art works was declared “open” by the Mayor of @StrathfieldCouncil and Dr Bala Subramaniam AOM on 9th November 2018. The Mayor congratulated Hindu Council for organizing such a wonderful art exhibition. Lord Mayor of Strathfield The event was also attended by Jodi McKay, MP and […]

Strathfield Diwali 18th Nov

Strathfield Diwali Festival 18th November 11am to 4pm.

Hindu Council connects with UWS students for Diwali

Hindu Council of Australia has made contact with University of Western Sydney (UWS) students and had a low key Diwali sweets distribution with them on 8th November 2018. UWS is one of the premier Universities of Sydney and has over 6,000 Indian students many of them from India, studying in it. Soup The University holds […]

Diwali becomes an important festival of Australia

By : Surinder Jain. After Australia abolished it’s whites only immigration policy in the 60s, Indians started migrating to Australia for education and work. Today there are over 450,000 Hindus in Australia who call Australia home. Marriage Procession through the streets of Parramatta For many decades Diwali celebrations were a private affair among family or […]