Holi celebrated with Music, Dance, Colours and fun in Sydney

Hindu Council of Australia supported by Cumberland City Council the Festival of Colours Holi at Redgum Hall at Wentworthville on Sunday 21st March with great enthusiasm and fanfare. Holi is celebrated by people from toddlers to the elderly throw powder at each other and play with water balloons and squirt guns. In India, Holi signifies […]

Swaminarayan Sanstha – Bhumi Puja

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

ANZAC Day Service 2021

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

Winners and Finalists of Gargi 2020 Awards

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

Jeanie Wood – Gargi Award 2020 Winner in Journalism Category

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

Clare Stockdale – Gargi Award 2020 Winner in Sports Category

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

Kavitha Jayakumar – Gargi Award 2020 Winner in Arts Category

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

Felicity Kean – Gargi Award Winner 2020 Education

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

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

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

Nandini Shankara Narayana – Gargi Award Winner 2020 Science and Research

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

Kanan Shah – Gargi Award 2020 Winner Performing Arts

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

Dr Rugmini Venkataraman – Gargi woman 2020 , Community Services

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

Indian soldiers’ sacrifices remembered at the ANZAC ceremony in Cherrybrook

By Neena Badhwar Hindu Council of Australia (HCA) along with Hornsby Shire council, RSL Hornsby celebrated special memorial service in memory of the sacrifices made by around twelve Anzacs of Indian origin at the Cenotaph at Cherrybrook Park on Sherbrook Road, Cherrybrook on Sunday April 18. The Cenotaph which was erected in 2018 to celebrate […]

ANZAC DAY SERVICE AT ANZAC JAWAN CENOTAPH CHERRYBROOK

ANZAC DAY SERVICE AT ANZAC JAWAN CENOTAPH CHERRYBROOK Hindu Council of Australia would like to invite you to Anzac Day service at Anzac Jawan Cenotaph at Greenway Oval Cherrybrook on 18 April 2021 at 3:30 pm for a 4:00 pm start. Event Details: Date: Sunday, 18 April 2021 Time: 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm Venue: […]

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 […]

Holi-The Festival of Colours Presented by Hindu Council of Australia Proudly Supported by Cumberland

Holi-The Festival of Colours Presented by Hindu Council of Australia Proudly Supported by Cumberland

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. […]

Vedic Samiti, Regional Temple in NewCastle

On Wednesday 3rd March 2021, we had a surprise (promised) visit by Hon Jodi McKay Leader of the Opposition, Member for Strathfield and Shadow Minister for Multiculturalism along with couple of local MP’s to Vedic Samiti, Newcastle. On the morning of 3rd Hon Jodi McKay along with local MP for Newcastle Tim Crakanthorp, Kate Washington […]

“Holi” the festival of colours and harmony

Holi ‘festival of colours’ is an ancient Hindu religious festival. It is celebrated at the approach of the spring equinox, on the Phalguna Purnima (Full Moon). It is also known as “festival of love” and people unite to forgive and forget all resentments and of bad feeling towards each other. Holi also marks the start […]

Saatvik Food webinar

Dont miss this webinar. Meeting link : https://meet.google.com/ajv-wqoh-qmp Hindu Council of Australia is not hosting this event and is not responsible for the views expressed therein. The participants in this debate/show express their independent views and perspectives. Hindu Council does not profess to subscribe, agree or endorse the same or be in any way responsible […]

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 […]

The Hon Ros Spence, Minister of Multicultarism, Victoria

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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)     […]

Covid-19 precautions in Northern Beaches area

As you may be aware that a Covid-19 breakout in Northern Beaches of Sydney has become a cause of concern for us all. Hindu community has shown utmost patience in following the social distancing rules even during some of the biggest festivals like Deepavali and Dussehra. We need to keep our vigilance to ensure that […]

Panel discussion 18th Jan 2021 – Kashmir Ethnic Cleansing

Facts India Group (FIG- a Think Tank/ Policy Group will organise a Panel discussion scheduled for 18/1/21 (12-1 PM Australia time) to be released on 19/1/21- the day on which ethnic cleaning of Kashmiri pandits happened. Click here to Register for the event Panelist are Mr Tarek Fatah ( needs no introduction) Barrister Bhashani (ex […]

VEDANTA CENTRES OF AUSTRALIA

By: Swami Sunishthananda. THE SOURCE Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission are worldwide, non-political, non-sectarian spiritual organizations which have been engaged in various forms of humanitarian, social service activities for more than a century. Inspired by the ideals of renunciation and service, the monks and lay devotees of the Math and Mission serve millions of men, women and children, without […]

Government rolls back COVID-19 restrictions in NSW

The 2sqm rule will be expanded and venue caps will be removed under a major easing of restrictions, as NSW continues to record zero cases of community transmission.   Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the timing is right to ease restrictions and replace the 4sqm rule with the 2sqm rule, except at gyms and nightclubs. “We are […]

LABOR CALLS FOR RESTRICTIONS IN PLACES OF WORSHIP TO BE EASED

JODI MCKAY MP NSW LABOR LEADER RYAN PARK MP SHADOW MINISTER FOR HEALTH  BRING BACK CHRISTMAS: LABOR CALLS FOR RESTRICTIONS IN PLACES OF WORSHIP TO BE EASED   NSW Labor is urging the Government to ease COVID-19 health restrictions in places of worship in the lead up to Christmas, one of the holiest days for […]

Lobbying to ease Covid restrictions for Temples

By: Surinder Jain. Hindu Council of Australia has been working with other faith organizations to ask NSW government to ease restrictions on religious activities in the state in line with health safety and inline with special permissions that have been granted to sports and other activities. A multi faith group has made representations to the […]

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 […]

Hindu Scriptures and Practical Living – four Purusharthas

Hindu philosophy often focuses on Moksha (liberation or salvation). This is often combined with the idea of renunciation or giving up one’s desires. Technically, Hinduism does not advocate renunciation in the sense of giving up. When one is forced to give up things, the pent-up desires do not go away. In fact, such actions can […]

Australian Hindu multicultural Association Inc

Australian Hindu multicultural Association Inc.   Registration No. Y1889432   & ABN No 42063175904   Established in November 1993 to promote Sanatan Religion, Hindi Language, Social Cohesion, Music, Art & Culture. Operates as SANATAN CULTURAL CENTRE TRUST & SANATAN MANDIR situated 1050 Richmond Road, Marsden Park. This property was bought by the Association in the year […]

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 […]

Reawakening of the Hindu Faith

https://swarajyamag.com/politics/reawakening-of-pagan-india-and-the-challenge-it-can-pose-to-abrahamic-worldviews-part-i A very interesting and informative article about the reawakening of the Hindu Faith with the reestablishment of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya. INDIA, September 4, 2020 (Swarajyamag by George Thundiparambil): The spiritual reversal that is evident in the rebuilding of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya perhaps physically signals the redemption of the human evolutionary […]

NSW Parliament fails to mention human rights of Kashmiri Hindus

By: Devender Jain. The News Item published in Pakistani paper Dawn on 7/8/20, refers:https://www.dawn.com/news/1572980 Basically, it welcomes a motion tabled in New South Wales Parliament of Australia, expressing concern over human rights violations and calling for respect to the right to self-determination of Kashmiri people.   I wish to throw some light on the above […]

Emma Hurst – Protecting animals

By: Surinder Jain. Emma Hurst, member of Animal Justice Party of Australia gave a talk to “Religions for Peace” interfaith group. The group has representative from all major faiths in Australia. Emma talked about how she became a vegetarian and is now fighting for justice to animals. She is in favor of legal provisions to […]

Book Review – Delhi Riots 2020

The Book Delhi Riots 2020 is based on a study of ground events of street violence North East Delhi from February 23 to February 26 2020 that took the form of communal riots. The book is based on detailed ground data collection including compilation of documentary evidence; research surveys with locals, victims and community leaders from Muslim and Hindu communities in North East Delhi. The team of five researchers from GIA (Group of Intellectuals and Academicians) went to North East Delhi from 29 February 2020 to 10 March 2020 to collect data in the violence They submitted a report to the Minister of State for Home GOI, Sh. G Kishen Reddy on 11 March 2020.This book is based on the report.

COVID-19 Overseas Student Assistance

By: Makarand Bhagwat. Victoria Chapter of Hindu Council of Australia is assisting stranded overseas students in Metropolitan Melbourne by supplying groceries kits following the current Stage 4 restrictions.    So far over 400 students are supported under this initiative and the list of students requesting for support is growing everyday. We have been getting requests […]

Thankyou Blacktown Council

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

Shree Swaminarayan Temple Melbourne

MISSION Shree Swaminarayan Temple Melbourne is a Spiritual, Volunteer-Driven organization dedicated to improving society through individual growth by nurturing the Hindu Culture ideals of faith, unity, humanity, and selfless service. OUR HISTORY Humble footholds of the Original Swaminarayan Sampraday in Melbourne, Australia started with only three Kutchi Satsangi (religious) families. The first regular satsang sabha […]

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 […]

Ramayan – its cultural footprint around the globe

Ramayan is one of the world’s great epics containing some 24,000 verses. The Valmiki Ramayan was supposed to have been composed in 5th century BCE as per modern historians. But probably it began in India some 7000 years ago or earlier, relating to the story of Ram, a Hindu incarnation of God, who was born […]

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 […]

Sri Krishna Janmashtami

Hindu Council of Australia is inviting you to join us in celebrating Sri Krishna Janmashtami live on our facebook  Sri Krishna Janmashtami Time: Aug 12, 2020 05:30 PM AEST onwards Sydney, Australia Hindu Council of Australia wishes you all a blessed Janmashtami celebrations. Stay home, Stay safe.   https://www.facebook.com/hinducouncil.australia/

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 […]

A new era in Ayodhya, the birth place of “Lord Rama”

A new era in the history after 492 years of Sacrifices and Peaceful struggle of Hindus in liberation of Shri Ram Janmabhumi in Ayodhya. As you may have seen in the news recently, India is preparing for a ground-breaking ceremony to reconstruct a temple at Ayodhya city which is one of the most-holiest places for […]

Lighting a diya (ghee lamp)

Jai Shree Ram Hindu community made many sacrifices and put up a sustained peaceful struggle for over 492 years against invaders, to establish their rights to reconstruct Sree Ram Mandir, at the His birthplace in Ayodhya. This is a joyous occasion for the entire Hindu community across the world as this signifies the Triumph of […]

Celebration of construction of Bhagwan Shri Ram’s Temple at Ayodhya

A new chapter will be written in the history of Bharat (India), when the Hon Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone of the Temple for Bhagwan Ramchandra Ji at his Janmasthan in Ayodhya. It is an event of reasserting India’s ancient civilisation identity. On Wednesday, 5 August 2020 at […]

Leadership lessons from Ramayana

Leadership lesson from Ramayan for Children, parents, and teachers.Let your children witness the beautiful world of… Posted by Hindu Council Australia on Friday, 24 July 2020

Hindus halt bill calling our swastika a hate symbol

New York State just tried and failed to get all swastikas declared hate symbols. Even though the world’s billion-plus Hindus, Jains, and Buddhist see the swastika as a symbol of good luck and positivity, lawmakers in New York State this past week tried to pass a bill that would require educators to teach the swastika […]

Darwin celebrates Janmashtami 2020

Australian School of Meditation & Yoga along with the Hindu Council are pleased to announce the celebration of Sri Krishna Janmashtami. There will be kirtan, pure vegetarian feast, stories, dancing and much more. Ashraya, an amazing kirtan band, have been invited to lead the kirtan and devotional songs for this auspicious celebration. When: Saturday 15th […]

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 […]

Hinduism and its relations to Buddhism

Hindu Council of Australia was invited by the Nan Tien Institute, which is a part of the Nan Tien Buddhist Temple in Wollongong to give a talk on the topic of Hinduism and its relations to Buddhism as a part of their postgraduate course ABS920 Buddhism and Inter-religious Study. The presentations were made online using […]

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 […]

Hindus make masks for Australian Community

By: Sai Paravastu. masks are quite essential in the fight against #COVID, they play a crucial role in avoiding community spread. There was a huge shortage of masks in the early days. Seeing this need our volunteers from Hindu Swayam Sevaks in Queensland have taken an early initiative of stiching and distributing masks to taxi […]

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 […]

ABC appreciates HCA’s Spiritual impulses: Charity

Many of the world’s religions encourage generosity towards others – in some traditions, charity is a religious obligation. But whether or not you are a person of faith, religious charity is something we all have a stake in. Here in Australia, Christian groups, especially, have played a big part in shaping the welfare system. Vani […]

Hindu council recommends CovidSafe

Australia’s Prime Minister has called upon everyone in Australia to download and install “CovidSafe” app on your mobile phones. Hindu Council strongly recommends everyone to do so. Many of you would have heard of ArogyaSetu app in India to help stop spread of Corona virus. CovidSafe helps stop spread of Corona virus in Australia in […]

Yogic Science of Wellbeing during Pandemic

By: Vijai Singhal. In these times of complete lockdown due to Coronavirus we have to keep ourselves mentally and physically active for our own wellbeing. Yoga provides a complete science of physical, mental and spiritual practices that would help us to live a healthy, happy and meaningful life and in the end help to attain […]

Victoria’s help to International students

International students will receive a relief payment of up to $1,100 as part of a Victorian Government emergency support package that will help tens of thousands of people across our state. International students are a vital part of our education system, our economy and our community. They give so much to Victoria – not just […]

Covid help survey form

HBF and Karma Kitchen are constantly endeavoring to provide help to needy students/elders. If you have asked us for help and have received the help, we urge you to fill out the form below. Your cooperation in filling out the form is an acknowledgement from you that you have received the groceries and other help […]

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 […]

Baisakhi and New Year (Vaisakhi) Greetings

April 13-14 is celebrated in the Indian subcontinent as Baisakhi and the start of the Solar New year. Vaisakhi festival is celebrated especially in Punjab, mixes rich traditions with religious observances. It is also a spring harvest festival. The main significance of this festival is that it marks the birth of Sikh Panth which started […]

Hindu council lobbys for immigration relief

Representatives from Hindu Council of Australia have attended a meeting with the immigration department to discuss the impact of Covid on our community. The meeting was attended by another 10 Indian organizations. The main points of interest are : 1. The immigration dept will be more flexible with tourist and student visas where people are […]

Appeal to Universities to support Overseas Students

By: Prakash Mehta, President, Hindu Council of Australia. Hindu Council writes to University of Canberra to consider the reduction of fees as all class are running online and refund some amount of Full fee paid students as they are now studying online.  HCA-Appeal-to-UC-1

Get Help for Covid-19 crisis

If you are suffering from a crisis situation and would like to get help from Hindu Benevolent Fund, please fill out your request below:

Donate to help Corona lockdown sufferers

DONATE TO HINDU BENEVOLENT FUND We are at present passing through an unprecedented crisis due to spread of COVID -19.  Many people within our Intercommunity are under great stress due to loss of Jobs, social isolation,  shortage of essential items in market and lock down. It is exceptionally difficult period.   Karma Kitchen and Hindu […]

Hindu Council condemns Terrorist attack on Sikhs in Kabul

The Hindu Council of Australia express our horror and sorrow at the attack perpetrated on members of the SIKH community at Gurudwara in Kabul, Afghanistan on 25 March 2020. We condemns the senseless massacre of 25 innocent worshippers including women and children at SIKH Gurudwara. All people no matter where they are in world must […]

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 […]

GARGI AWARD 2020 PRESENTATION FUNCTION POSTPONED

By: Ashwani Jain As per Federal & State Government advisory about COVID-19, the Hindu Council Executive Committee has made the difficult decision to POSTPONE the Gargi Award 2020 presentation function. The safety and well-being of our communities and stakeholders are of the highest importance to the Hindu Council of Australia. An alternate date will be […]

Sanatana Dharma

Last week there was an event “Religious Founders Day” was organised by Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Australia. Ajith Ramyavaran from Hindu Svayam Sewak has presented on behalf of Hindus and has done a very impressive presentation. Similarly Raj Singh from Sikh Youth Australia has presented on Sikhism. The below article was prepared for that occasion – […]

Gargi Awards Nominations 2020

Gargi Awards Nominations 2020 Inviting Nominations for Australian Women for Gargi Awards 2020. Celebrating Women’s Accomplishment. Closing Date 09 March 2020. Link for registration Gargi Woman Award

Festival of Colours 2020

Sydney’s best and biggest Holi event festivals of Colors Civic Park Targo Road Presented by Hindu Council Australia and proudly supported by Cumberland City Council on 15th march 2020 11 am to 5 pm Free rides for kids Colors available on the event Lots of fun Live DJ and Dance Colors galore Cultural programs Delicious […]

International Gita Mahotsav 2020

I am attending IGM2020, are you? Witness awe inspiring exhibition displaying Bhagavad Gita verses, hear from world renowned scholars, immerse yourself in mass chanting and enjoy an evening filled with spiritual activities including an Australia-first tableaux parade and Gita Maha Aarti at the river foreshore! https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=2781054831929994&id=810854632283367&sfnsn=mo This is what Ms Julie Owens, Hon. MP, Member […]

Maha Shivratri by Hindu Chaplains at Sydney Uni

Hindu Chaplaincy at University of Sydney with the support of Hindu Council of Australia is organizing Shiv Ratri. THE UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY Multifaith Chaplaincy Storie Dixson Wing, Darlington Campus Dear Friends, The festival of Maha Shivaratri will be observed for the first time on-campus at Sydney University as per the program below. It is with […]

Hare Krishna Fund Raising

You are invited to A TranscenDANCE Extravaganza Hare Krishna Dear devotees,  Thank you for your ongoing support for building a new temple for Sri Sri Radha Govinda.As our valued supporter, we would like to invite you and your family to a special dinner and information night for the new temple project known as the Hare Krishna […]

Minister offers help to bushfire victims facing visa issues

If any one in our community is facing a visa or immigration related issue due to bush fires, please contact Hindu Council at http://hinducouncil.com.au/new/contact-us/ so that we can help you tide over your difficulties.

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 […]