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 […]

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:

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Ganesha Chaturthi in Albury, NSW on 23rd September

Event by Albury Wodonga Indian Australian Association at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Albury on Saturday 23rd September from 10.00 to 15.00 Related Images:

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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Shri Krishna Janmashtami @Sydney Kali Temple, Silverwater

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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 […]

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 […]

Balarama Jayanti & Jhulan Yatra by ISKCON, Sydney

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Grand celebration of Vara Maha Lakshmi Vrata & Kumkuma Archana (1008 times)

Namaskara! By the grace of  Sri Hari Vayu Gurugalu and blessings of Sri Sri Sugunendra Teertha Swami ji under the auspices of Sri Venkata Krishna Vrundhavana Sydney (SVKVS) is pleased to invite you for the grand celebration of Vara Maha Lakshmi Vrata by performing VaraMaha Lakshmi Pooja & Kumkuma Archane (1008 times) on Saturday  the […]

New law banning religious vilification passes NSW Parliament

Hindu Council of Australia welcomes the bill passed by the NSW Parliament. We are thankful to the state government especially Attorney General and Minister Kamper for giving Hindu Council an opportunity to help shape the bill. Surinder Jain, National Vice President and Ash Agarwal, National Legal Counsel of Hindu Council of Australia had provided suggestions […]

NSW Government moves to prohibit religious vilification

MEDIA RELEASE NSW Government moves to prohibit religious vilification   Wednesday, 28 June   The NSW Government will introduce new legislation to Parliament that prohibits vilification on the grounds of religious belief, affiliation or activity.   The NSW Labor Government committed to amending the NSW Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 to prohibit religious vilification within its first […]

MP Michelle Rowland condemns vandalization of BAPS Hindu Temple in Sydney

MP Michelle Rowland condemns vandalization of BAPS Hindu Temple in Sydney Related Images:

Steve Kamper NSW Minister for Multicultural condemns vandalization of Hindu BAPS temple in Sydney

Everyone has the right to practice their faith free from fear and intimidation. That’s why the vandalism of the BAPS Swaminarayan Mandir Sydney in Rosehill must be condemned. And I know nothing will deter the Sydney BAPS community from continuing their selfless service to others.     Related Images:

2023 ANZAC Day Dawn Service at Anzac Jawan Cenotaph

The Australia India Cenotaph Committee (A project of Hindu Council Australia) along with Hornsby RSL Sub-Branch, 202 ACU Blacktown Army Cadet Unit, and Hornsby Shire Council conducted the ANZAC Day service at the Cherrybrook Community and Cultural Centre due to Inclement weather condition on 23rd April to commemorate the sacrifices made by the ANZACs of […]

Karma Kitchen and Hindu Chaplains at Western Sydney University

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Ram Navami Celebrations – 2023 by the Konkani community in Sydney

By: Kamakshi Shenoy. The first day of the Hindu lunar year is celebrated as the festival of Samsaar Padvo by the Konkani community. This festival, also known as Yugadi or Gudi Padwa, is celebrated with great pomp and fervour in most Konkani households. Keeping the tradition alive, Konkani families in and around Sydney got together as one […]

The International Gita Mahotsav is coming to Sydney

Are you ready to unleash your creativity and showcase your talents? The International Gita Mahotsav is coming to Sydney, and we’re thrilled to invite you to take part in three exciting competitions – Essay, Reciting, and Painting! If you love to write, express your thoughts and ideas through the art of Essay Writing. Show your […]

Gargi Awards for the year 2023

by Kamakshi Shenoy The Gargi Awards for the year 2023 was organized by Hindu Council of Australia on Sunday, 2nd April 2023 at Strathfield Girls High School. Hindu Council of Australia recognizes exceptional achievements of Hindu women in the community through the prestigious Gargi Awards, which is now in its 5th year since inception in […]

Science of Happiness According to Yoga Vedanta – Discussion Series – 14 April 2023

Spiritual Evening Discussion Friday 14 April, 7.00 – 8.45 pm Led by Pravrajika Gayatriprana Join us for Silent Meditation at Vedanta Hall, 15 Liverpool Road, Croydon, from 7 pm or via Zoom from 7.30 pm: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88434388900 Discussion Theme – Aims of Meditation & Yoga  Aim of Meditation & Yoga: The demands of modern life focus our time […]

Anzac Day Dawn Service at Anzac Jawan Cenotaph

On behalf of Australia India Cenotaph Committee (A Project of Hindu Council of Australia), we would like to thank you for being with us all along and we would like to invite you to attend this year’s Anzac Day Commemorations. Anzac Day Dawn Service Event Details:  Date  : Sunday, 23 April 2023  Time  : 4:00 pm to […]

Maha Kumbabishegam 6th to 10th April 23 program details Sri Venkateswara Temple Helensburgh

Sri Bhumineela Padmavathi Nayika Sametha Sri Venkateswara Temple Jeernotdharana Ashtabandana Mahasamprokshana (Kumbabishekha) DETAILED PROGRAMME : Thursday 6th to Monday 10th April 2023 vinā vēṅkaṭēśaṃ na nāthō na nāthaḥ sadā vēṅkaṭēśaṃ smarāmi smarāmi । harē vēṅkaṭēśa prasīda prasīda priyaṃ vēṅkaṭeśa prayachCha prayachCha ॥ ahaṃ dūradastē padāṃ bhōjayugma praṇāmēchChayā gatya sēvāṃ karōmi । sakṛtsēvayā nitya sēvāphalaṃ tvaṃ […]

Sri Sita Rama Kalyana Utsavam

Jai Sriman Narayana JET Australia Sydney Chapter welcomes you to participate at Sri Sita Rama Kalyana Utsavam to be held on Saturday 1st April 2023 at Sri Durga Temple Devasthanam, Regents Park from 5 pm. Free Entry.  More details given in the above flyer. For registration use the link: https://forms.gle/GRU1TYL2dLX68vr3A Related Images:

His Holiness Sri Chinna Jeeyar Swamiji visiting Perth

Kindly make it convenient to attend and seek blessings from one of the great spiritual leaders of our times His Holiness Sri Chinna Jeeyar Swamiji. (https://chinnajeeyar.org/) Swamiji will be flying back to Bharat on 4th April to receive PadmaBhushan from Govt of India on 5th April. This Harmony Meet is on Sunday, 2nd April 2023 at Shakktidhaam Temple Hall, […]

Grant available for NSW Temples Safety and Security – CCTV cameras

The NSW Government established the Community and Small Business CCTV Fund to support community organisations (including religious organisations) and small businesses in NSW in 18 Local Government Areas (LGAs) in Inner, Western, and South Western Sydney. The Fund provides up to $5,000 (excl. GST) towards the supply and installation of CCTV systems at the premises […]

Bhagavad Gita Fortnightly Class/ Discussion – 31 March 2023

Bhagavad Gita Discussion Friday 31 March, 7.00 – 8.45 pm Led by Pravrajika Gayatriprana Join us for Silent Meditation at Vedanta Hall from 7 pm or via Zoom from 7.30 pm: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88434388900 Continuing Study of Chapter 9   The Way of Kingly Knowledge & Kingly Secret Verses 4 – 6 Discussion Themes:  Something Cannot Come from […]

Watch One Nation Leader Mark Latham talk about Hindu issues

Click the following link and enter the password : N5Vsw0=@ https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/uCa3oV9Vme5GhBeFnp7APJfh1vAFsRFkwtUy0Xp7bXgOBJbH8E9l9PzKE293uBsM.NBKS-FGjyFX9lY0E    Recordings of other parties are available at :    Watch Liberal Party Meet and Greet with Hindus   Watch Labor Party Meet and Greet with Hindus   Watch Animal Justice Party Meet and Greet with Related Images:

Spiritual Evening Discussion – 24 March 2023

Spiritual Evening Discussion Friday 24 March, 7.00 – 8.45 pm Led by Pravrajika Gayatriprana Join us for Silent Meditation at Vedanta Hall, 15 Liverpool Road, Croydon, from 7 pm or via Zoom from 7.30 pm: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88434388900 Discussion Themes:  Meditation: The Benefits: ‘Meditation is not a matter of choice – it is a constitutional necessity. If we are […]

How to vote at the 2023 NSW election

Eligible voters in NSW will head to the polls on Saturday, March 25, to choose their representatives for the next Parliament. Voting is compulsory for everyone on the electoral roll. Related Images:

SBS Hindi coverage of NSW Election 2023

With the New South Wales election campaign entering its final days, SBS Hindi speaks to NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet and Leader of the Opposition Chris Minns about the issues front of mind for the Indian diaspora. Related Images:

Labor Vs Liberals  grant promises for Hindu causes

At the time of issuing this report, major parties in NSW have made following promises to provide grants for Hindu causes. Liberals Towards celebration of Indian festivals for another four years – $900,000(NSW Liberals and Nationals to support Indian cultural celebrations – Hindu Council of Australia )   Labor A project report for a Hindu […]

Hindu Candidate – Mandar Tamhankar One Nation for Leppington

Mandar Tamhankar is One Nation Party candidate for the seat of Leppington. Related Images:

Hindu Candidate – Mritunjay Singh One Nation for Parramatta

Mritunjay Singh for Parramatta Click here to see how to vote for Mritunjay Mritunjay Kumar Singh (MK) is a husband and father and a proud member of Parramatta community. He is an experienced and passionate educator, teaching history and mathematics at high schools for more than 3 decades in 3 completely different kinds of countries, […]

Hindu Candidate – Amit Batish One Nation candidate for Upper House

Amit Batish is a first-generation migrant of Indian heritage who has run a small business for 15 years while raising a young family in Western Sydney. He has lived in Australia for more then 22 years and seen the decline in the politics firsthand. He decided to run at the upcoming State election as he […]

NSW Parliamentarians who stood up for Hindus in 2021 attack by the Greens Party Senator

In 2021, a Greens party member of the NSW Parliament accused VHP, a Hindu not-for-profit organization of being an extremist organization. Mr. Shoebridge’s allegations were denied by the Police and VHP’s work in teaching Hinduism at schools has been appreciated by the Department of Education, the NSW Minister of Multiculturalism and by MP Mark Latham […]

Hindu Candidate – Gypshouna Paudel Liberal candidate for Campbelltown

Gypshouna Paudel is your Liberal candidate for Campbelltown As a local business manager, mother and community advocate, Gypshouna will be a strong and passionate voice for Campbelltown to ensure it’s the best place to live, work and raise a family. Born in Nepal, Gypshouna moved to Australia where she studied and completed a Masters in […]

Hindu candidate – Samantha Talakola Liberal candidate from Londonderry

Samantha Talakola is the Liberal Candidate for Londonderry at the 2023 NSW Election. Born and raised in Southern India, Samantha migrated to Australia at a young age to pursue higher education in Business Management. Since coming to Australia and calling western Sydney home, Samantha has gone from strength to strength, and has always been thankful […]

Hindu Candidate – Kandathil Sunil Jayadevan Liberal candidate for Mount Druit

Kandathil Sunil Jayadevan is the Liberal Candidate for Mount Druitt at the 2023 NSW Election. Kandathil is incredibly passionate about community representation and advocacy after moving to Australia in 2000. Kandathill is currently a Trainer and Assessor in the hospitality industry at various colleges in Sydney.   Kandathil is passionate about training young people from […]

Hindu Candidate – Mohit Kumar Liberal candidate for Riverstone

Mohit Kumar is your Liberal Candidate for Riverstone at the 2023 NSW Election. Community has always been important to Mohit. For 19 years he has served in the NSW Police Force, currently working as a NSW Police Prosecutor. Mohit is a passionate volunteer with organisations including the Council of Indian Australians, where he was previously […]

NSW Elections – Listen to Political parties stand on issues affecting Hindus

As we head towards the NSW State Election on March 25, your vote as a person of Hindu faith makes a difference.   In order to help you think through the issues from a Hindu faith perspective, Hindu Council of Australia worked together to organise a series of Q&A sessions with the various parties. If […]

Hindu candidate – Rohan Laxmanlal Animal Justice Party candidate for Granville

  Rohan Laxmanalal Rohan Laxmanalal is the Animal Justice Party candidate for Granville occupied by the Burramattagal people, a clan of the Dharug. Rohan has lived in the area for over 20 years, was an Opportunity Class (OC) and Selective High School student with a background in Finance and Mathematics and is currently specialising in renewable energy and environmental […]

Labor to provide $50,000 to the Shree Swaminarayan Hindu Temple ISSO Sydney in Blacktown

A NSW Minns Labor Government will provide $50,000 to the Shree Swaminarayan Hindu Temple ISSO Sydney in Blacktown to help fund an upgrade and expansion of its facilities. The upgrades will allow the Temple to better serve its community by providing sports and youth programs including indoor cricket, badminton and games. Related Images:

Hindu Candidate – Ashvini Ambihaipahar Labor party Candidate for Oatley

HOW TO VOTE FOR ASH: CLICK TO DOWNLOAD Ashvini is a proud St George local with genuine conviction to be a proactive representative; one who will advocate with integrity and put the interest of the community at the forefront. Ashvini has dedicated her career to advocating for employees and employers as an employment/industrial relations solicitor […]

Hindu Candidate – Alex Karki Labor Party Candidate for Kellyville

HOW TO VOTE FOR ALEX: CLICK TO DOWNLOAD Alex lives in Bella Vista with his wife and son who attends a local primary school in the Hills. As a local resident and a parent, Alex understands the issues faced by our community everyday. After 12 years of the Perrottet Liberal Government taking our community for […]

Hindu Candidate – Sameer Pandey Labor Party for Winston Hills

HOW TO VOTE FOR SAMEER: CLICK TO DOWNLOAD Sameer is a proud Western Sydney local, raising two young children locally with his wife Nimi. As a father, Deputy Lord Mayor of Parramatta and a small business owner, Sameer understands the challenges families across our community are facing. During the pandemic, Sameer donated 100% of his […]

Hindu candidate – Charishma Kaliyanda Labor party from Liverpool

Charishma was raised, educated and has worked in south west Sydney. She is currently a local councillor and registered occupational therapist working in the youth mental health sector. She understands the challenges our public services and infrastructure are facing. Charishma knows our health system is in crisis. She has seen first-hand the neglect of public […]

NSW LABOR COMMITS $200,000 TO THE SHREE RAM KRISHNA TEMPLE

An elected NSW Labor Government will provide $200,000 to the Shree Ram Krishna Temple in Austral. The funding will be used by the temple community to undertake important upgrades and repairs around the site, including improvements to the drainage, footpaths and car park. The commitment is part of NSW Labor’s Fresh Start Plan to support […]

Hindu Council welcomes Labor’s commitment to a Hindu centre

NSW’s Labor party has promised to provide $3.75 million towards the establishment of a Hindu Cultural and Education Centre – a home for Hindus in Sydney if they form the government after the 25 March election. Hindu Council of Australia welcomed the news. Surinder Jain, National Vice President said that there is a dire need for […]

NSW LABOR COMMITS $3.75 MILLION TOWARDS A HOME FOR HINDUS IN SYDNEY

NSW LABOR COMMITS $3.75 MILLION TOWARDS A HOME FOR HINDUS IN SYDNEY   A NSW Labor Government will provide $3.75 million towards the establishment of a Hindu Cultural and Education Centre – a home for Hindus in Sydney. The funding will be provided to the Hindu Council of Australia (HCA) to help plan and establish […]

NSW Labor commits $3.75 million to establish Hindu Cultural and Education Centre in Sydney

NSW’s Labor party has promised to provide $3.75 million towards the establishment of a Hindu Cultural and Education Centre – a home for Hindus in Sydney if they form the government after the 25 March election. NSW Labor Leader Chris Minns said, “The Hindu community needs a home – and that home should be in […]

Celebrate Holi this Sunday in Parramatta

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Minor parties stand on Religions

As we head towards the NSW State Election on March 25, your vote as a person of faith makes a difference. In order to help you think through the issues from a faith perspective, faith leaders and Better Balanced Futures worked together to organise a series of Q&A sessions with the various parties. Hindu Council […]

Looking for Volunteer SRE Teachers

Join Hindu Council of Australia as a Volunteer Teacher for Special Religious Education (SRE) program Hindu Council of Australia is a Not-For-Profit community organisation in Australia, and has been teaching Primary and High school children – Special Religious Education (SRE) scripts for over a decade in NSW public schools. With the increase in Indian settlement, […]

Watch – Hindu Meet and Greet with NSW Liberals

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NSW LABOR COMMITS $250,000 FOR A STUDY INTO HINDU CULTURAL AND EDUCATION CENTRE

A HOME FOR HINDUS – NSW LABOR COMMITS $250,000 FOR A STUDY INTO HINDU CULTURAL AND EDUCATION CENTRE An elected NSW Labor Government will provide $250,000 to the Hindu Council of Australia (HCA) as a first step towards establishing a Hindu Cultural and Education Centre in Sydney. This funding will be used to develop a […]

Listen to Animal Justice Party – NSW Elections

Register to join via Zoom at https://t.ly/rZKN Register to join via Zoom at https://t.ly/rZKN Related Images:

Listen to One Nation leaders for NSW elections

Join and hear One Nation Leaders about their policies. Registration is essential at https://t.ly/JVgX   Register at https://t.ly/JVgX Related Images:

NSW Liberals and Nationals to support Indian cultural celebrations

PRESS RELEASE The state’s Indian communities will once again be supported to hold cultural celebrations and festivals by a re-elected Perrottet Liberal Government. NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet said in its next term of government, the NSW Liberals and Nationals will invest $900,000 over four years to help Indian communities celebrate major events and festivals across […]

Prathishta of Deities (installation) at Sri Venkateswara Temple

PRATHISHTAI of DEITIES AT  SRI VENKATESWARA TEMPLE    Sunday the 19th March 2023       Programme at SRI VENKATESWARA SHRINE   10.00am to 12.00Noon:- Prathishtai of Sri Ramar, Sri Seetha, Sri Lakshmanar sametha Anjaneyar;  Prathishtai of Sri Narasimhar, Sri Sudharsanar & Sri Viswaksenar.     Eye-opening ceremony for Nuthana Vigrahams நூதன விகிரஹங்கள் கண் திறக்கும் விழா at Sri […]

Bhagavad Gita Fortnightly Class/ Discussion – 17 March 2023

Bhagavad Gita Discussion Friday 17 March, 7.00 – 8.45 pm Led by Pravrajika Gayatriprana Join us for Silent Meditation at Vedanta Hall, 15 Liverpool Road, Croydon, from 7 pm or via Zoom from 7.30 pm: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88434388900 We’re commencing the study of Chapter Nine of the Bhagavad Gita – Verses 1 to 3: The Way of Kingly […]

Hindu defenders – Scott Farlow Liberal candidate for Legislative Council NSW

Scott Farlow is an MLC in NSW Legislative Council currently serves as the Government Whip in the Legislative Council. He is also a candidate for the Upper House in 2023 elections from the Liberal Party. Scott defended Hindus, VHP and SRE in the Parliament. Scott Farlow If you would like to thank Scott for defending […]

Hindu defenders – Mark Latham candidate for Legislative Council from One Nation Party

Mark Latham is a member and a candidate in upcoming election of Legislative assembly as a member of One Nation Party. Mr Mark Latham has raised the issue of an unfounded accusation and vilification of Australian Hindus by a member of the Greens Party in the Upper House of NSW. A Greens party parliamentarian Mr […]

Hindu defenders – Daniel Mookhey Labor candidate for Upper House

(Nitin) Daniel Mookhey, the only Hindu in NSW Upper House had taken his oath on Bhagwat Gita and his father was one of the founders of the first Hindu temple (Sri Mandir, Auburn) in Australia. Daniel Mookhy is a sitting Member and now a candidate for of the Legislative Council of NSW.   Daniel defended Hindus and […]

Hindu defenders – Hugh McDermott Labor candidate from Prospect

Hugh McDermott is a Labor candidate from the seat of Prospect in NSW. Hugh had defended Hindus in the NSW state Parliament when Mr David Shoebridge of the Greens Party had attacked Hindu communitiy’s ability to provide SRE (Special Religious Education) to Hindu children in state schools. Hugh defended VHP and asked Mr Shoebridge to […]

1st Paada Yatra for 2023 is on 7th April

Join Paada Yatra on 7th April 2023.  Celebrate our age-old traditions and take them forward to the younger generation to practice Sanatana Dharma. HCA started this walk in 2012 t not just to continue the tradition of pilgrimage on foot but also to get the Hindu youth to join in and participate in the traditions.  […]

Spiritual Evening Discussion – 10 March 2023

Spiritual Evening Discussion Friday 10 March, 7.00 – 8.45 pm Led by Pravrajika Gayatriprana Join us for Silent Meditation at Vedanta Hall, 15 Liverpool Road, Croydon, from 7 pm or via Zoom from 7.30 pm: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88434388900 Discussion Theme – Meditation Techniques:  Awareness Expanding Subjective Techniques: Vidyas are Vedantic meditation techniques leading to the knowledge of ultimate reality. e.g. Dahara […]

Watch Hindu Meet and Greet with Labor

Meet and Greet held with NSW Labor on 5th March 2023    Related Images:

Watch Interfaith forums with the Premier and the Leader of Opposition

  Watch the Interfaith forum with the Premier. Click here.   Watch the Interfaith forum with the Leader of Opposition. Click here.     Related Images:

NSW Parliamentarians who stood up for Hindus in 2021 attack by the Greens

In 2021, a Greens party member of the NSW Parliament accused VHP, a Hindu not-for-profit organization of being an extremist organization. Mr. Shoebridge’s allegations were denied by the Police and VHP’s work in teaching Hinduism at schools has been appreciated by the Department of Education, the NSW Minister of Multiculturalism and by MP Mark Latham […]

Gargi Awards nominations 2023

The nominations close date extended to 8th March. Click here to nominate an Australian woman who excelling in her field and inspiring the community Related Images:

Zero tolerance regarding safety and security at religious institutions

The Premier and Minister Coure announced last night that their returned Government will invest in a $10 million grants program over four years to boost safety and security for faith communities. A re-elected NSW Liberal and Nationals Government will invest $10 million over four years to boost safety and security for faith communities. Through a […]

Sri Ramakrishna Birthday Celebration – 26 February 2023

Public Celebration at Vedanta Hall Sunday, 26 February, 2023 Vedanta Hall, 15 Liverpool Road, Croydon  (open from 10.30 am for Meditation) or via Zoom from 11 am:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88634914266?pwd=c2l3OHcrbnUwS1FjQUVtRi9FOUNwdz09 Silent Meditation, Vedic Chanting by Sri Sarada Math Nuns TALK: The Uniqueness of Sri Ramakrishna’s Spiritual Practice and Experience by Brett Mulholland PERFORMANCE: Sacred Music Recital by […]

Science of Happiness According to Yoga Vedanta – Discussion Series – 24 February

Spiritual Evening Discussion Friday 24 February, 7.00 – 8.45 pm Led by Pravrajika Gayatriprana Join us for Silent Meditation at Vedanta Hall, 15 Liverpool Road, Croydon, from 7 pm or via Zoom from 7.30 pm: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88434388900 Discussion Theme – Meditation: Subjective Techniques:  Neti Neti ‘not this, not this’: •We reflect on the famous hymn Nirvanashatakam, providing essential […]

Meet the leader of opposition (NSW)

Interfaith Townhall with NSW Labor 27th February 2023 at 7pm in Parramatta Register at  https://communities.faith/BBFLabor Related Images:

HCA Volunteer Recognition Day

Hindu Council of Australia cordially invites you all to join us in recognising the achievements of our volunteers and learn who we are and what we do. This is your opportunity to join the Hindu Council of Australia as a volunteer and serve the community in various ways. Day: 26 February 2023 Time: 2 pm […]

Community Forum on Religious Discrimination and Religious Education with the Honourable Mark Latham MLC

Community Forum on Religious Discrimination and Religious Education that has organised a forum with the Honourable Mark Latham MLC as the Keynote Speaker.   See link below for details of the event and to register for tickets.    https://tinyurl.com/SWSRADL   This event is an opportunity to hear from and speak to Mark Latham MLC and […]

Invitations to meet NSW Premier NSW State Election Town Hall

Elections are being held on 25th March 2023 in NSW. The Premier Hon. Dominic Perrottet is available on February 22nd to answer his parties stand on issues affecting all faith communities in general and Hindus in particular. He will also be addressing Hindu community separately to address their issues. Two events have been organised for […]

Indian short film Namaste Yoga has been selected to screen at Maoriland Film Festival

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Maha Kumbabishegam Volunteer request for Sri Venkateswara Temple Helensburgh

  Dear Devotee(s), Sri Venkateswara Temple depends and thrives on the dedicated involvement of volunteers to assist the Management in conducting and performing the daily activities of the temple. Your efforts in keeping the temple precincts and the adjoining areas clean and tidy, upkeeping the Archana bowls and Prasada utensils by washing them at regular […]

Thiru Vilakku Pooja and Lalitha Sahasranama Archanai at Sri Venkateswara Temple Helensburgh

THIRU VILAKKU POOJA LALITHA SAHASRANAMA ARCHANA Sunday, the 12th February 2023     śrīmātā śrīmahārājñī śrīmatsiṃhāsaneśvarī ।  cidagnikuṇḍasambhūtā devakāryasamudyatā ॥ Udyadbhānusahasrābhā caturbāhusamanvitā ।  rāgasvarūpapāśāḍhyā krodhākārāṅkuśojjvalā ॥    manorūpekṣukodaṇḍā pañcatanmātrasāyakā ।  nijāruṇaprabhāpūra majjadbrahmāṇḍamaṇḍalā ॥    campakāśokapunnāga saugandhikalasatkacā ।  kuruvindamaṇiśreṇī kanatkoṭīramaṇḍitā ॥    aṣṭamīcandravibhrāja dalikasthalaśobhitā ।  mukhacandrakalaṅkābha mṛganābhiviśeṣakā ॥    vadanasmaramāṅgalya gṛhatoraṇacillikā ।  vaktralakṣmīparīvāha calanmīnābhalocanā ॥    Lalitha Sahasranamam […]

What’s happening at Sri Venkateswara Temple Helensburgh – February 2023

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MAHA SHIVRATRI & SANI PRADOSH AT SRI VENKATESWARA TEMPLE HELENSBURGH

MAHA SHIVARATRI & SANI PRADOSHAM Saturday, the 18th February 2023  & Sunday, the 19th February 2023   girīndrātmajā saṅgṛhītārdhadehaṃ girau saṃsthitaṃ sarvadāpanna geham |parabrahma brahmādibhir-vandyamānaṃ, śivaṃ śaṅkaraṃ śambhu mīśānamīḍe kapālaṃ triśūlaṃ karābhyāṃ dadhānaṃ padāmbhoja namrāya kāmaṃ dadānam |balīvardhamānaṃ surāṇāṃ pradhānaṃ, śivaṃ śaṅkaraṃ śambhu mīśānamīḍe śaraccandra gātraṃ gaṇānandapātraṃ trinetraṃ pavitraṃ dhaneśasya mitram |aparṇā kaḷatraṃ sadā saccaritraṃ, […]

Bhagavad Gita Fortnightly Class/ Discussion – 17 February 2023

Bhagavad Gita Discussion Friday 17 February, 7.00 – 8.45 pm Led by Pravrajika Gayatriprana Join us for Silent Meditation at Vedanta Hall from 7 pm or via Zoom from 7.30 pm: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88434388900 Themes for Discussion:  Chapter 8 – The Way to the Imperishable Brahman  – Verses 19 – 20:  Thrown into the World: •Verse nineteen […]

Parijatham (Kuchipudi Krishna Dance Drama) by the highly talented, devoted and accomplished Artists

Sadhanalaya School of Arts will be presenting Parijatham (a 90-minute dance drama that features four characters: Narada, Queen Rukhmini, Lord Krishna and Queen Satyabhama) in the classical Indian dance style, Kuchipudi (a sensuous, graceful and exacting, and set to Carnatic music, dates back to the 15th century). In it, Narada gives Lord Krishna the divine Parijatha flower, […]

Awaken your soul with a realized Master

The Hindu community in Sydney will be blessed by the visit of eminent  Brahmarishi Sri Guruvananda ji in March 2023. Brahmashri Guruvananda ji, a highly qualified Swami ji from IIT Kharagpur, in Sanskrit from BHU, and Jyotish Sastra will be visiting Sydney in the first week of March 2023. Please refer to Gurudev’s introduction note. Swami […]

Maha Kumbabishegam update Sri Venkateswara Temple Helensburgh

Maha Kumbabishegam at Sri Venkateswara Temple Helensburgh is fast approaching.  We  will be holding  MahaKumbhabhishekam, a consecration ceremony to mark the renovation and expansion of the Temple, commencing on the 6th and concluding on the 10th of April 2023. It is a one of the most auspicious religious events, happening after 18 years for the […]

Discourses by Pujya Rakesh Bhai in Sydney 25-26 Feb

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A river ghat to immerse cremation ashes in Sydney

Indusage a leading newspaper for Australian Indians had organised a Q&A meeting with Mr Chris Minns, leader of opposition, NSW. Labor promised to provide a river ghat (float) for Indic/dharmic religions to perform Asthi Visarajan (immersion of cremation remain ashes) on a river in Sydney.   Related Images:

Pongal Sankranti and Lohri celebration in Sydney

Sunday 22nd January, Homebush West, (Sydney) Related Images: