Meeting with Michaelia Cash, Dy leader for Opposition

It was a delightful experience to have the opportunity to meet Senator Michaelia Cash in Harris Park, accompanied by several Hindu community leaders. We express our heartfelt gratitude to her for taking the time out of her busy schedule to listen to our concerns. During the meeting, we provided Senator Cash with an overview of […]

Fighting for Justice for Swastika’s ban by Uber

By: Surinder Jain. A Fiji Hindu mom is being denied Uber services because her first name is Swastika. She had approached Hindu Council for help. Hindu council took up the matter with Uber. When Uber did not listen, the matter was taken up by Faith NSW on our behalf. Various government department and ministers advised […]

The new HCA national and state teams

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HCA press release

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Participation in ANU Religious Conference

By: Surinder Jain. Australian National University had organized a three day conference on “Religion in Modern Education : Conflict, Policy and Practice” on 13th to 15th April 2023 in its campus in Canberra, Australia. The conference invited scholars to consider the immediate and enduring impacts that the value, consideration, accessibility, and format of religious education […]

How to celebrate Diwali, festival of lights, in Australia

By Sarah Swain   This year’s Diwali festival is about to get underway, with Hindus, Jains, Buddhists and Sikhs across Australia set to celebrate on Monday and throughout the month. Devotees will bring festivities into their homes by lighting earthen lamps called diyas, setting off fireworks, displaying coloured electric lights and exchanging gifts. Related Images:

Janmashtami Celebrations in Darwin

Hindu Council of Australia is celebrating Janmashtami for the first time in Darwin, along with Darwin Yoga & Meditation Australian School of Meditation and Yoga (ASMY) Let your family & friends Darwin know about the event and encourage them to participate and enjoy the celebrations along Keertain and Bhajan. Related Images:

Science of Happiness According to Yoga Vedanta – Discussion

Join the discussion led by Pravrajika Gayatriprana. Drawing on the book: Science of Happiness – According to Yoga Vedanta by Pravrajika Divyanandaprana: a compilation of her talks given to students at the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology in New Delhi in 2018. Pravrajika Divyananandaprana is a nun of Sri Sarada Math of the Ramakrishna Order. Thousands […]

The Australian coverage of Meet and Greet ALP

The Australian, weekend edition, one of the leading national news paper published from Sydney coverage of Meet and Greet ALP organized by Hindu Council of Australia. The event was held on 6th May 2022 and was covered on the front page on 7th May 2022.         Related Images:

No place for message of Intolerance

The Hindu faith and community has a rich artistic history. Hindu spirituality is expressed in many ways, including dance, drama, painting, architecture, sculpture and music. As a community, we embrace the artistic expression of all cultures, religions and backgrounds. We welcome Sydney festival that embraces and exhibits the talents, cultural influences and artistic expression of […]

Hindu Benevolent Fund raises $50,000 to help India

By Neena Badhwar The Rig Veda says, “for a knowledgeable healer, the herbs rally together akin to an army of kings.” Yes, we need an army of all the kings of the earth  to come together to fight an infliction that has been cursed upon the whole humanity – the Covid-19 virus. As you enter Adyar Bhavan […]

Australian Hindus saved from Greens parties attack

Hindu SRE under attack from Greens political party Hindu Council of Australia defends its member VHP Australia Inc. from an unprovoked and unnecessary attack from the Greens party in NSW upper house. What is SRE The state of NSW in Australia permits religious organisations to register with the department of education and teach their religion […]

Hindu Council’s Benevolent Fund looking for donations to help Covid victims in India

By: Neena Bhadwar. Hindu Council Australia (HCA) is working hard and seeking donations to help Indians stricken with the deadly virus with daily cases that have moved up into the official figures of hundreds of thousands. The virus is an angry one, hides and then comes back mutated, and in more potent form. There is […]

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 […]

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 […]

Religious schools should be required to enrol a mix of religions: Hindu Council

By Judith Ireland September 4, 2019 — 3.52pm   Religious schools should be required to admit a certain percentage of teachers and students from other religions so children can learn about other faiths, the peak body representing Hindus has told the Morrison government. Related Images:

ANZAC spirit recalls Australia India friendship – Indian down under

By Vijay Badhwar, Indian Down Under. Thanks to the Hindu Council of Australia who took initiative last year to erect the Cherrybrook Cenotaph that the Indian community now shares a part of ANZAC history. Related Images: