Bandeesh music group raises funds for a Hindu charity

A bollywood music charity program was held on 19th May 2018 in Sydney. It was a house full with people dancing to the tunes of yesteryears. Part of the ticket proceeds is being shared by Hindu Benevolent Fund (HBF) of Hindu Council of Australia. HBF fund was established to provide financial support to individuals and families in […]

SBS TV records growth of Hinduism in Australia

SBS (State Broadcasting Services) is an Australian TV and radio network supported by Australian government and specializes in ethnic community news. Decades ago when there were very few Hindus in Australia and Internet had not been invented yet, SBS was a major (and sometimes the only) source of news and entertainment for new migrants to […]

Best wishes on Savitri Puja!

Written by Madya Lila ·  Best wishes on Savitri Puja! Savitri Puja celebrates Savitri, the courageous woman whose loyalty and courage brought her husband back from the dead. Savitri’s story is found in the Mahabharata. In ancient times, Savitri was a princess who chose to marry Satyavan, a prince living in exile in the forest. She left […]

A Hindu Textbook Controversy in USA

The basic complaint by Hindus, including the American Hindu Education Foundation (HEF) is that previous textbooks have given an inaccurate and disparaging portrayal of their religion. While there are many individual complaints the big three are: the emphasis on the caste system, making the Indo-Aryan Migration Theory seem undisputed, and changing ancient India to Southwest […]

Freedom to teach religion in schools under threat according to Christians in NSW

May 5th, 2018 Rev. Hon. Fred Nile MLC, and Paul Green of Christian Democratic Party, wish to introduce the Anti-Discrimination (Religious Beliefs and Religious Activities) Bill in the Parliament in the state of New South wales in Australia. According to Paul Green, MLC, the freedom of religious people and institutes are under attack and that […]

Hindu Council of Australia welcomes the Integration multiculturalism model of Australia

Australian government has been agonizing at the growth of terrorism among some of the immigrant communities in Europe and USA. Its think tanks have been working hard on how to keep Australian multiculturalism a continuing success story. The Australian Government wants newly arrived migrants to succeed by integrating and make the most of the opportunities while […]

Interfaith Peace Symposium “Empowerment of Women”

Bharathi Rengarajan of Hindu Council of Australia, gave a talk on Empowerment of women on an Interfaith Peace Symposium organized by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Woman Association  Australia held in Sydney. She talked about Hindu feminine Gods and how women can empower themselves. The meeting was also addressed by Rissa Mclnnes – Riverstone Electorate local woman of […]

Hindu Chaplains visit patients in Hospitals

Hindu Council of Australia got an urgent request today from a relative of a terminally ill patient to speak to a Hindu Chaplain in order to understand and seek some guidance help for a terminally ill family member presently in north shore hospital.  Our Hindu Chaplain Ms Jayanthi Ramanan had a long chat with the relatives […]

Australian city Mayor promotes Yoga for mental health

CITY of Gosnells Mayor Glenn Dewhurst has urged kids to take up yoga as a way to help maintain mental health. Mayor Dewhurst joined children at Leisure World in Thornlie to promote the centre’s junior yoga program and encouraged youths to take up yoga to help manage stress. Gosnells is a suburb of Perth, located within the City of Gosnells. Gosnells […]

Anzac Day celebrations in Canberra

Hindu Council of Australia represented by its National President Mr Prakash Mehta, attended ” Australian Jewish ANZAC Day Service” at National Jewish Memorial Centre in Canberra. The Ceremony was attended by a many few multi-faith religious leaders, by the Ambassador of Israel to Australia, by ACT leader of opposition and many other dugnatories. The program […]

Israel’s 70th Independence Day celebrated in Sydney

A function to celebrate 70th Independence Day of Israel was held in Sydney at Four Seasons Hotel. The function was attended by NSW Premier  Gladys Bereziklian, MP Luke Foley, Israel ambassador to Australia Mark Sofer, President Zionist Council of NSW Richard Balkin and President NSW Jewish board of deputies Jeremy Spinak. Hindu Council was represented by […]

BAPS Chief blesses WA chapter of Hindu Council of Australia

It was a great opportunity to honor on bahalf of the WA chapter of Hindu council of WA and various other Hindu religious organizations met B.A.P.S Mahant Swami Maharaj in Perth on 30th March 2018 and honored him on behalf of Hindu coommunity in Western Australia. Swami Maharaj blessed the Hindu community in Perth. Hindu Council […]

Borneo Hindus celebrate Tamil New Year

MIRI: More than 200 Hindu devotees and their family members gathered at Kamini Durga Eswari Amman Temple in Taman Tunku here to celebrate the Tamil New Year yesterday. The colourful event organised by Miri Hindu Society (MHS) was attended by Miri Mayor Adam Yii. “Tamil New Year is one of the world’s most vibrant and colourful […]

Severe shortage of Hindu SRE teachers in NSW schools

NSW Currently there is an estimated short fall of about a 1,000 Hindu Special Religious Education teachers in NSW. 2017 Statistics In the enrollment year 2107, there were about 20,000 Hindu students in NSW out of a total of 755,000 student in 2,160 schools, making 2.64% of all students. Buddhists had about 15,000 and Muslims […]

Liverpool police community engagement

By:Somesh Sibal Liverpool police community engagement program was attended by Somesh Sibal of the Hindu Council of Australia’s Chaplaincy team along with members of about 15 different cultural and religious groups in the area. The program was organised on 29th March 2018 to meet the new Liverpool area commander Superintendent Paul Albury. Paul addressed the attendees. Among […]

Quarterly update from Victoria Chapter

A quick update from Victoria chapter on activities during the first quarter of 2018   1 Quarterly participation at Multifaith Advisory Group within the Premier’s Cabinet Office 2. Feb 18 : Participation in the multifaith consultation called by the PM on freedom of religion, chaired by Philip Ruddock 3. Presentation of Certificate of Honour to […]

Team building exercise by Hindu Council

Hindu Council team had a one day workshop at Swami Narayan Temple today. About 35 office bearers and volunteers attended the meet. The day started with a sumptuous breakfast followed by some team building and mind games. It was followed by presentations and group discussions.

HBF Fund Raising Event – LOVE you Zindgi 19th May 2018

Hindu Council of Australia (Sydney) in Association with Bandeesh Group presents its fund raising event LOVE you Zindgi, a Bollywood Musical Journey. Part of the money raised will go towards Hindu benevolent Fund to help people in crisis.

Pad Yatra A pilgrimage walk to temples in NSW Australia

By Sai Pravastu Paada.yatra, pilgrimage to the temple by foot has started this time on auspicious #Chaitra #Purnima (full moon day), also known as Chait Purnima, its the Purnima in the #Hindu month of Chaitra. Chaitra Purnima is the first Purnima of the new year after #Ugadi, #Yugadi #GudiPadwa. This day is dedicated to Lord […]

Hindu Council participates in Annual Function of Ahmadiyya Muslims

Ahamadiyya Muslim Association is holding a three day annual function (salana jalasa) during the Easter long weekend with delegates from inter state and overseas. There were anout 3,000 ateendees including a Christian reverend and some of the MPs. Hindu Council was represented by Surinder Jain, National Vice President and Bimal Joshi, National Joint Secretary. There […]

HBF team consoles a deceased Indian’s family

By: Ashwani Sharma A Hindu hailing from India and living in the suburb of Wentworthville, Sydney, NSW had a sudden heart attack and passed away leaving his wife and a three month old baby. Hindu Benovolent Fund (HBF) team was alerted through our network of well wishers. Ashwani Sharma, one of the field workers of […]

HBF Fund Raising Bollywood Musical Journey

Hindu Council of Australia along with Bandeesh group is arranging a Bollywood Musical Journey. Par tof the profits from the event will go to Hindu Benevolent Fund (HBF). HBF has been established bu Hindu Council of Australia to provide financial support to individuals and families in dire need of financial help to meet their day […]

Hindu Council chapter in Victoria hosts Sri M’s discourse

By : Makarand Bhagwat Hindu Council of Australia’s  Victoria chapter organised a spiritual discourse by Sri M on 18th March, which also happened to be the Hindu new year. The event was jointly organised by Victoria Chapter and Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh Melbourne (HSS). Seva International, Melbourne, Overseas Friends of BJP (OFBJP) Australia, Melbourne and Kerala […]

New Lions club president talks up Hindu Benevolent Fund

By: Ashwani Jain The Lions Club Sydney Indian activities recently held a meeting in which the incumbent new President Mr Padmanabhan announced the activities and objectives of the Hindu Benevolent Fund (HBF). HBF is Hindu Council’s community initiative of establishing a benevolent fund to provide financial support to individuals and families in dire need of […]

A profile of Hindus in NSW

In 2016 there were 181,409 people in New South Wales who had a religion of Hinduism. There was a 51.4% increase in the number of people who had a religion of Hinduism since 2011 (from 119,802 to 181,409). 29.1% of the Hinduism population were born overseas and arrived between 2011 and August 2016. There were […]

Breaking Bread at Blacktown Harmony Day

Hindu Council of Australia participated in Breaking Bread (having a meal together, or starting a meal) initiative as part of western Sydney’s large Harmony Day celebrations in Blacktown on Wednesday March 21st. The initiative was organized by FoodFaith and held at Bowmans Hall, Blacktown, NSW. FoodFaith is an initiative to bring together people of different […]

Paad Yatra – A Pilgrimage Temple Walk in Sydney

Paada Yatra is on this Friday , 30th March and as always have 3 walks (short and full)   1. Sydney Murugan Temple, Mays Hill to Shrdi Sai Mandir, Strathfield  2. Shirdi Sai Mandir Sydney to Sri Venkateswara Temple, Helensburgh 3. Full walk from Sydney Murugan Temple, Mays Hill to Sri Venkateshwara Temple, Helensburgh   […]

Western Australia adds a new chapter to Hindu Council

A WA chapter of Hindu Council of Australia has been established on 12th March 2018. First program will be to welcome HH Mahant Swami of BAPS by all Hindu Organisations. HCA WA chapter will lead this program to establish relation with other Hindu Organisations in WA. Second Program will be celebration of International Yoga Day. […]

Congratulations – A new chapter started in Northern Territory

On 20th Mrach 2018, Hindu council has established a new chapter in Northern Territory. Dr Rajeev Sharma – Coordinator (other members in the team will be announced shortly). Dr Rajeev Sharma is long time resident of Darwin. He is working at Charles Darwin University since 1989 and is currently Course Coordinator for MBA DBA Grad Cert Grad Dip […]

SVT temple is a building of cultural significance

HCA joins hands with Strathfield Council for a Diwali Art Exhibition

Hindu Council (HCA) has been approached by Strathfield council via our website. The Council said that it would like to run an Indian Art exhibition, hopefully in the theme of Diwali between Thursday, 8 November – Tuesday, 20 November 2018. The council has  a professional art hanging system at High St Library and wants to […]

Vedanta for the modern world – Victoria lecture

Gargi Woman Paramita Roy

Winner of Gargi Woman Award 2018 – (Film Producer) By Bharathi R Paramita Roy has been awarded Hindu Council of Australia’s Gargi Woman Award 2018 for her outstanding contribution as a Film Producer. The award consisting of a plaque will be presented to her in a ceremony to be held in her home town Adelaide. […]

International Women’s Day 2018

Hindu council of Australia together with Parramasala invites you to celebrate International Woman’s Day at Parramatta, Prince Alfred Square. Sunday, March 11, 2018 | 11pm to 4pm    

NSW announces 27 million dollars grant for well being school workers

The NSW state government has announced $9 million each year for next three years to have well being officers in schools. Both religious and atheists can apply. Community gives $7000, School gives $7000 then the govt will also give $7000, then the school can hire a well being officers for $21000. Mr Paul Green, MLC Christian Democratic party announced […]

Hindu Council honours BAPS Swami Maharaj

Hindu Council of Australia presented a Certificate of Honour to His Holiness Mahant Swami Maharaj of BAPS Swaminarayan the sixth spiritual successor in Swaminarayan lineage of Gunatait Gurus on this special Vicharan to Australasia, in Sydney on 3rd March 2018. The certificate was presented to His Holiness by the directors of Hindu Council of Australia […]

State of Teaching Hinduism in NSW Australia

By Vijai Singhal and Surinder Jain (Hindu Council of Australia) 1st March 2018 Apart from various temples and organizations running their own religious and scripture classes, Hinduism is being taught in primary and secondary Schools. At Primary School level (SRE) – An hour of class time is allowed in state schools per week to teach […]

NSW Govt gets serious about Religious education

NSW state government had ordered a review of Special Religious Education(SRE) in 2015 and the report was received in 2017. Hindu scriptures are taught to students in schools by VHP and Chinmaya Mission under this special scheme. As a part of implementing many of these recommendations, an All Faith SRE (AFSRE) committee was formed. This […]

Religions for Peace 1st NSW meeting 2018

Mr Vijai Singhal of Hindu Council of Australia attended the quarterly meeting of the Religions for Peace(RfP), NSW Chapter of which he is also an Honorary Secretary. RfP is an international organisation and is the largest and most representative multi-religious organisation. It promotes harmony among people of different religions. The meeting was held in the […]

Brisbane Buddhist temple appreciates Hindu Council

A Buddhist temple in Brisbane appreciates Hindu Council of Australia (HCA)’s presence at their annual Multi-Faith prayer for peace and harmony. Mr Surendra Prasad has been attending this event every year for the last 6 years on behalf of HCA.

Hindu Council releases a Multi-faith Music CD

Hindu Council of Australia – Release of Multi-faith Music CD The Hindu Council of Australia organised a Multi-faith Music CD Release function from 4pm till 6.00pm on Saturday 1 July 2017 at Theo Notaras Multicultural Centre in Canberra. The theme of the program was “Theology and Music”. The music CD was produced by Mr Divyanshu […]

Vic Govt funds $160,000 for Shri Shiva Vishnu Temple

      Australia’s Victorian State Government announced that it will provide more than $160,000 to the Hindu Society of Victoria to upgrade its Cultural and Heritage Centre, also known as the Shri Shiva Vishnu Temple. Consecrated in 1994, the Society’s spiritual and cultural precinct, the Shri Shiva Vishnu Temple, is now largest Hindu temple […]

HCA youth join Youth Parliament of World’s Religions Cabinet

Hindu Council of Australia has joined seven other religious groups under the auspicious of Columban Centre for Christian-Muslim relations to conduct Youth Parliament of World’s Religions (PoWR). This will be the fourth year for Youth PoWR. The event is funded by the Columban Centre and may also be assisted by Multicultural NSW. Youth PoWR is […]

Cumberland Festival of Colours Holi Milan Pendle Hill 2018

Come and join the fun Let’s paint the town Red – Literally … Hindu Council of Australia brings to you, Holi – The Cumberland festival of colours, celebrated at Civic Park, Targo Rd, Pendle Hill with support from the Cumberland council on Saturday 3rd March 2018. We expect approximately 2000 people to join us for […]

Multicultural NSW Consults Religious Leaders

Multicultural department of NSW held a meeting today with various religion’s leaders. The meeting was attended by over 20 people and about 10 different religious groups. Hindus were represented by Hindu Council of Australia and by Australian Council of Hindu Clergy. Director Corporate Services Multicultural NSW explained about a new web portal being designed to […]

Ahmadhiya Muslim Community Peace Symposium QLD

Surendra Prasad OAM represented Hindu Council of Australia at an Ahmadhiya Muslim Community Peace symposium held in Queensland on 10th December, 2017. He presented Hinduism prospective on Peace in the Symposium.  His full speech is given below. Speech by Surendra Prasad (QLD)  Thank you MC, for your kind introduction. I would like to acknowledge the […]

Hindu Council Gargi Woman Award

On the International day of women 2018, Hindu Council of Australia has decided to institute an award for outstanding women in Australia who make a good role model for growing up Hindu girls and women. The award will consist of a commendation letter and will be awarded in multiple categories like Sports, Journalism, Performers, Defense, […]

Chaplaincy Information session

An information session for prospective Chaplains was organized by Hindu Council and Global Organization for Divinity (G.O.D) at the later’s temple today. It was attended by about 20 people. A couple of speakers from G.O.D introduced the idea of a Hindu chaplain and explained what a chaplain does and what a Chaplain does not do. […]

Bratabandha ceremony by Napalese Hindus 4th March

Nepalese Hindu Society of Australia is organising a mass bratabandha ceremony for the very first time in Sydney on 4th March 2018.  The aim of the ceremony is to perform bratabandha on 51 batuks on a collective manner. Click here if you would like to register your child http://click.mlsend3.com/link/c/YT04MDYxNDUxOTMwMzkzNjcxNjkmYz1uOWk5JmU9MTkyOCZiPTE0OTk0MDUyMiZkPXEyeTRnMmY=.bt-6OMz0idsLUkv–t6ro0OXz7-4-j-sdeXCDZE2S44  

National Interfaith Peace Conference 2018 Toowoomba

National Interfaith Peace Conference 2018 will be held in Toowoomba on the 9th – 10th March. Mr Surendra Prasad, Director Hindu Council Madya Lila, National executive member and Radha Krishna Das will represent Hinduism.

Swachh Bharat Abhiyan

Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, a campaign in India that aims to clean up the streets, roads and infrastructure of India’s cities, smaller towns, and rural areas.   To demonstrate the support to this worthy cause, the volunteers from Hindu Council of Australia helped raise and  donate a sum of  $2100. The transferred amount receipt was presented to Mr […]

SBS Gujarati Radio – Chaplaincy Interview

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VIC 2017 Report

HINDU COUNCIL OF AUSTRALIA (VICTORIA) REPORT CARD 2017   HCA continues to actively participate in the Multifaith Advisory Group to the Premier of Victoria which meets on a quarterly basis. The visibility of HCA in this group is important and is now well recognised. The lamb meat ad was debated in this meeting, the video […]

Hindu Council on Australia Day 2018

A large chunk of Hindu Council of Australia team was invited by the NSW state premier for the Australia Day celebrations at Bowman Hall in Blacktown. The event was attended by about 300 community leaders. Four representatives of Hindu Council were present. It was opened by a cultural dance performed by the aboriginal custodian of […]

International Women’s Day 11th March

International Women’s Day 11th March

Hindu Chaplaincy Information Session 4th February

Seeking Hindu youth for participation in Youth Parliament of World Religions 2018

Hindu Council of Australia has been invited to participate in this years Youth Parliament of the World’s Religions (Youth PoWR). The Parliament brings youth of different faiths together to promote harmony and is likely to be held later in the year in Sydney. It is supported by NSW Government and by Multicultural NSW. We need […]

Dr Agar honoured on Australia Day

His dedication to the Hindu society has earned Professor Nihal Agar the membership of the Order of Australia in the Australia Day Honours List. This resident of viagrausa-online.com – info Lane Cove is not your ordinary Australian. He came to Australia way back in 1967 to the University of New England on a post-doctoral Fellowship. […]

Operations of HCA

Most religious groups world over, not just in Australia, have Councils that represent their interests in front of government bodies, other organisations and the public in general. The Hindu Council of Australia is the apex body for all Hindus in Australia, Similar councils have been established and operating effectively in the U.K. and elsewhere. Operations […]

HCA's Major Areas of work

The Hindu Council of Australia seeks to help the community across various fields such as religious, educational,  community,  youth and environmental.

DEEPAVALI 2009

Deepavali Fair-The Indian Festival of Ligths,2009 The Indian Festival of Lights, is the most widely celebrated  festival of the people from the Indian sub-continent and across the  whole world. Deepavali means rows of lights, it is the festival  symbolising victory of good over evil, light over darkness, and  knowledge over ignorance. Though there are many […]