Karma Kitchen new project: community dinners at Australian universities

Karma Kitchen has extended its dinner program to university students in NSW and WA. We started this as a pilot program earlier in the year and now running as a regular program. This was introduced to complement our Hindu Counsellors (chaplaincy) program in universities.  This also gives us an opportunity to guide and support newly […]

The Forgotten Legacy: Girmitiyas in Australia

Australia’s rich cultural diversity owes much to the sacrifices and contributions of the Girmitiyas – indentured labourers who left their homes in search of better opportunities during the colonial era. Despite enduring immense hardship and exploitation, the Girmitiyas played a significant role in shaping the social, economic, and cultural landscape of Australia. The term “Girmitiya” […]

Tri Hita Karana ( त्रि हित कारण ) by Vijay Singhal Ji

I visited Bali in 2015, it is a majority Hindu Island in Indonesia, the biggest Muslim country in the world. I learnt about Bali’s universal philosophy of living sustainably in peace and harmony called: Tri Hita Karana, which is derived from Sanskrit and translates into “three causes of human well-being”, namely: PARAHYANGAN – Harmony with […]

Voluntary Assisted Dying and Hindu Council of Australia

By: Surinder Jain. Voluntary assisted dying schemes have been in effect in the following states; -Victoria since 19 June 2019, -Western Australia since 1 July 2021, -Tasmania since 23 October 2022, -Queensland since 1 January 2023, -South Australia since 31 January 2023 and -New South Wales since 28 November 2023. [1] An eligible person can […]

Malta’s lack of a crematorium is denying Hindus right to practice their faith

Hindus urge the Maltese government to subsidise cremations abroad in the absence of a crematorium. The lack of a crematorium in Malta is forcing Hindus to bury their loved ones in contradiction to their beliefs, a senior religious leader has said.   Rajan Zed, president of the Universal Society of Hinduism, has urged the Maltese […]

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 […]

Hamas killed 10 Hindu students from Nepal on 7th October 2023

It is a well known fact that Hamas terrorists (HAMAS–the acronym for Harakat al-Muqawama al-Islamiya, Islamic Resistance Movement) committed extremely brutal torture, executions, rapes and kidnappings of Israeli citizens on 7th October 2023. It is a little know fact that among 1,400 or so humans who met an inhumane fate included at least 10 Nepali […]

Call for nominations to the Heritage Council of Western Australia

The Minister for Heritage has called for nominations from experienced and qualified individuals with knowledge or experience in heritage matters to join the Heritage Council of Western Australia. Related Images:

Hindu temple in Quetta Baluchistan

Balochistan is the largest province of Pakistan by land area but is the least populated one. It is bordered by the Pakistani provinces of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to the northeast. Balochistan occupies the very southeasternmost portion of the Iranian Plateau, the setting for the earliest known farming settlements in the pre-Indus Valley civilisation era, the earliest of which was Mehrgarh, […]

Hindu Shahi Temples of Raja Till and Bill in Dera Ismail Khan, Pakistan

South Kafir Kot   Northern Kafir Kot Fort ruins On the road from DI Khan to Chashma Barrage lies the Northern Kafir Kot Ruins. This fort was said to have been established by the Hindu Shahi Raja Till in the 7th century. Raja Till was the brother of Raja Bill, who had his own fort down […]

Holiest Of Holies Katas Raj Temple Chakwal Pakistan

Katas raj Temple is a Hindu temple complex situated in Katas village near Choa Saidan Shah in the Chakwal District of Punjab Pakistan.       Significance of Katas Raj Temple Complex, Chakwal This complex of temples that includes Hindu, Sikh and Buddhist places of worship. Every one of the seven Hindu temples represents a different sect […]

Safety & Security at places of worship and religious festivals

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The Indo-Israel Center of Excellence

The Indo-Israel Center of Excellence will provide leadership, best practices, research and training for growing semi-arid agricultural crops. Related Images:

Will Hinduism grow into an universal religion in Australia

What is Meant by Universal Religion? Each religion is characterised by its history, rituals, mythology, and philosophy which are not shared by other religions. Other non-Hindu religions all offer only one pathway for everyone to follow—they cannot be ideal universal religions. Swami Vivekananda has extensively dealt with the idea of Universal Religion. These ideas are […]

Siddhilakṣmī and Nepalese Sarvāmnāya Tantra

In what follows, we read an excerpt from an article by Śaivācārya Sthaneshwar Timalsina in which he describes features of the Tantric worship of Siddhilakṣmī, which ties together the traditions of Kashmir and Nepal. Although a goddess of prosperity, Siddhilakṣmī is neither the smiling goddess sitting atop a lotus nor is she a mahāvidyā deity, […]

Dangerous Hybridisation of Hate Against Hindus Globally, Says US-based Research Organisation

There is now a dangerous hybridisation of hate against the Hindu community, a US-based scientific research organisation has said, citing the increasing attacks on them in this country and various parts of the world. We’ve seen that there’s been a growth of over 1,000 per cent and anti-Hindu slurs are stoking fears of replacement mixing […]

Graduation Ceremony of Counselor of Hindu Traditions – Batch 1

Congratulations to the first batch for completing the Graduate Certificate Course in Counselor of Hindu Traditions (CHT) successfully Hindu Council of Australia (HCA) in collaboration and partnership with Hindu Community Institute (HCI) has commenced a pilot to bring in this unique spiritual care program called Counsellor of Hindu Traditions. We called this first batch of […]

India to grant e-visas to 100 Hindus and Sikhs of Afghanistan on priority

India to grant e-visas to 100 Hindus and Sikhs of Afghanistan on priority. Related Images:

Foreigners in Bali find themselves in hot water with Hindus over offensive social media posts

It’s known as the Island of the Gods, but that’s lost on some Western influencers who like its picturesque temples and landscapes for risque social media content. Related Images:

BAPS creates history at the Sydney Opera House

By: Praful Jethwa, BAPS. In a city-first, BAPS Swaminarayan Mandir has hosted a cultural parade and assembly in front of Sydney’s two most iconic monuments. The socio-spiritual Hindu organisation marked the beginning of the centenary celebration of its fifth spiritual leader, His Holiness Pramukh Swami Maharaj, on Saturday 23 April 2022. This event took place […]

Hindu Malkana Temple in Kallar Kahar Chakwal, Pakistan

By: Imran Wali Khalil Deep in the mountains of Kallar Kahar, just at the fringe of the Salt Range lies a dilapidated Malkana Hindu Temple from the Hindu Shahi period. It is known to be called Shiv Ganga Temple Malkana. Things to see at Malkana Temple Kallar Kahar Malkana Temple is perched on top of […]

Pioneer of Indian Nationalism

Dadabhai Naoroji was called the “father of the nation,” by Mahatma Gandhi, a title that today, is reserved for himself. He was an Indian political leader, merchant, scholar, and a writer. He is renowned for his work in the Indian National Congress, of which he was one of the founding members and thrice its president (1886, 1893, […]

Recent attacks on Hindus in Bangladesh by Islamic Fundamentalists

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Bangladesh’s Hindus living in fear following mob attacks

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Stop killing Hindus: Condemnation of atrocities on Hindus in Bangladesh

While Bangladeshis are celebrating the Durga Puja, the biggest festival of Hindus, the horror of violence and atrocities committed by the religious Extremists has overshadowed the festivity. The religious Extremists unleashed terror on Hindus throughout this festival. This includes killing Hindus, raping women, burning houses and businesses of Hindus, vandalising the Goddess’ idols and desecrating […]

Hindu Genocide in Bangladesh by Jihadi’s continues

You may have been aware that there have been vicious attacks on the minority Hindu Community. As we understand it, there were attacks and vandalism across the country, during the Durga Puja festival, in the last week or so. Severely impacted districts include Comilla, Chandpur, Noakhali, Chittagong, Cox’s Bazar, Sylhet, Feni. Temple and deities vandalized; property looted; some […]

Book Review – Atmasiddhi Shastra

By: Sunil Kapadia, Shrimad Rajchandra Mission, Australia. One hundred and twenty five years ago, spiritual luminary Shrimad Rajchandraji inked an epic scripture, Atmasiddhi Shastra. Written in about 1.5 – 2 hours, yet containing the essence of all spiritual wisdom, Shrimadji’s magnum opus is an encyclopedia of spirituality and the heart of the inner path. In […]

HAF asks Office of Civil Rights to investigate Univ. of Pennsylvania’s role in Hinduphobic conference

Sponsoring Dismantling Global Hindutva event may have violated Hindu students’ rights under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 In a historic first for the Hindu American community, the Hindu American Foundation filed a Title VI complaint with the US Department of Education Office of Civil Rights against the University of Pennsylvania for […]

9 things to know about Navaratri

9 things to know about Navaratri By Syama Allard October 16, 2020       1) Navaratri celebrates the Feminine Divine A nine-night festival during the Hindu month of Ashwin, Navaratri is a celebration of the Feminine Divine. According to the Vedas, everyone and everything originates from an absolute spiritual source referred to as Brahman (Divine), which is both the […]

Hindu American Advocacy Forum

 HAF’s main yearly event is this Tuesday USA time, and the public worldwide is invited. There are 3 sessions requiring separate registration at https://www.hinduamerican.org/advocacy-forum. Also, those in the United States can take action on some legislative issues HAF has take up at https://www.hinduamerican.org/advocacy-forum. Related Images:

Why does the Dismantling Global Hindutva conference seem more about dismantling Hinduism than anything else?

On September 10–12, a few dozen universities, mostly based in the United States, are supporting a conference titled “Dismantling Global Hindutva”. In the words of the organizers this conference will “examine the historical development of Hindutva, the fascist dimensions of the ideology, and its perpetuation of violence against religious minorities and other marginalized communities.” Based […]

HAF Reporters Guide to the Swastika

What does the word ‘swastika’ mean? In Sanskrit, the word swastika is a combination of ‘su’ (meaning ‘good’) and ‘asti’ (meaning ‘to exist’) — often getting translated as ‘all is well.’ The swastika is thus understood to be a symbol of auspiciousness and good fortune. Though the Nazi symbol was originally called the hakenkreuz (meaning ‘hooked cross)’, early translations […]

Crying Hinduphobia

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Hindu Students Unsafe after Massey University Promotes Hinduphobia and Hindumisia

Media release of Hindu Youth New Zealand. Hindu Students Unsafe after Massey University Promotes Hinduphobia and Hindumisia (Media Release 10 September 2021)   Over the last few weeks, Hindus in Aotearoa have been shocked to find out about a publication by Massey University of New Zealand promoting Hinduphobia and Hindumisia. The paper titled ‘Cultural Hindutva and […]

6 Things You Need to Know About the Symbolism of the Swastika

The swastika is a symbol as old as humanity itself, one which to this day, despite it being confused with the hateful Nazi emblem, has a powerful positive message. We’ve gone over some of that history in 10 Things You Need to Know About the Swastika. Here’s a bit more on the symbolism of the swastika […]

Hinduphobia debunked by Public prosecutor and Justice in Australia

By: Hindu Council of Australia. Hinduphobia and hate against Hindus or asking them to lie low and not to show pride in their heritage is becoming a rage in Australia. It is a worrisome development and has the potential to increase in hate crimes against peaceful Hindus. The latest act by Hindu haters is a […]

Vishal Jood will be released on 15 October, Here’s details of the judgement

NSW’s Department of Public Prosecutors dropped 8 charges including racial hate crime against Vishal Jood.  Related Images:

Renewable Energy in India and Australia

India is world’s 3rd largest consumer of electricity and world’s 3rd largest renewable energy producer with 38% (136 GW out of 373 GW) of total installed energy capacity in 2020 from renewable sources. On a per capita basis, India’s energy use and emissions are less than half the world average. International Solar Alliance (ISA), an alliance […]

Hindutva- the essence of Hinduism

Primary sponsor: HIndu Heritage Foundation of America (http://hhfamerica.org/)   Other Supporting Organizations (so far):   Bhishma School of Indic Studies, India   Yoga Sadhana Ashram, Chicago, USA   Subhash Chandra Bose Group of Institutions, India   Supporting Media Partners   Trunicle   Kreately   SMaRT   MyInd     List of speakers Confirmed so far: […]

Guru Granth Sahib from Kabul at Delhi airport — defines the soul of India

By: Zarir Bamji, Sydney, Australia. An Indian Moment, Modi’s Golden Hour https://www.rediff.com/news/column/an-indian-moment-modis-golden-hour/20210825.htm   It showed that Sikhs and Hindus in Kabul — wherever they are, whatever passport they possess — they remain us. We care for them as family.  ISI agents and their surrogates, the Taliban, uprooted the Sikh Nishan Sahib from the ancient gurdwara […]

HAF Virtual Event: Dismantling Global Hinduphobia

Join the Hindu American Foundation (HAF) for a virtual event exploring the growing phenomenon of Hinduphobia, its global roots, and its impact on Hindu Americans. Learn more about how you can take action and fight back against increasing attacks on Hinduism and attempts to silence the Hindu American voice. Take Action: Tell 38 University Presidents […]

Tell 38 University Presidents to Drop Their Sponsorship of Anti-Hindu Conference

I’m sure you’ve heard about the anti-Hindu hate conference allegedly sponsored by 40 universities entitled, “Dismantling Global Hindutva” set to take place virtually September 10-12. Dozens of universities have reportedly sponsored an anti-Hindu hate conference entitled “Dismantling Global Hindutva” set to take place virtually Sept. 10–12, 2021. The forces driving anti-Hindu hate across the world are organizing and raising […]

Atrocities on minorities in Pakistan

By: Prakash Mehta, President, Hindu Council of Australia. On behalf of the Hindu community of Australia, we would like to raise a profoundly grave concern about ongoing Human rights abuse of minorities in Pakistan. We are alarmed at the recent extreme incidences which has drawn worldwide attention to the plights of Hindus and other minorities […]

Modern Civil Law Systems and Manu Smriti

Many modern Civil Law Systems in Europe and elsewhere are heavily influenced by Roman law. The civil law system is the most widespread system of law in the world, in force in various forms in about 150 countries. In a civil law system, a judge merely establishes the facts of the case and applies remedies […]

FREE WEBINAR Join us for “Max Muller – Friend or Foe?”

India celebrates Max Muller – There is a Max Muller Marg in Delhi, many Max Muller Bhavans in India and he is even honored at the Dakshineswar Kali Temple Prahara, and to top it all, India published a stamp in his name!    But what is his legacy? Is he worthy of such adulation? What did […]

In solidarity dinner with Medical Professionals

You might have heard about the Project “Service the Needy” here locally where Hindu Council of Australia (HCA) helped. Thousands of needy people last year with grocery hampers, cooked meals and other needs. HCA has now embarked on supporting the needy in India during this pandemic. Hindu Benevolent Fund ( HBF), a charity body of […]

THE LEGENDS OF 130 REMAINING SIKH GURDWARAS IN PAKISTAN

By: Wali Imran Khan. Discovering remaining Sikh Gurdwaras in Pakistan is a feat equal to finding Rosetta stone – but I manage somehow by bribing and cajoling authorities. It is hard because the old Gurdwara is dead center of bustling bazaars and narrow lanes, with suspicious neighbors more interested in finding out my background rather […]

City of Sydney stands in solidarity with India

Honorable Lord Mayor Clover Moore proposed an amendment in the Lord Mayor Minute on Monday (17/05/2021). Deputy Lord Mayor Jess Scully, Councilor Robert Kok, Councilor Linda Scott, Councilor Dr Kerryn Phelps supported and spoke in favor of the amendment and expressed their solidarity. Lord Mayor expressed empathy for India and said Indian community is one […]

India’s COVID19 saga: When the truth gets a backseat

By: Prof. Milind Sathye The alarming rise in COVID cases in India, its strained health care system, and gory details of mass cremations have occupied pages of global and India’s domestic media in recent months. But the Indian situation is no different from that in the other major comparable countries of the world. As a matter of fact, India […]

Fund Raising Life Saving Event 30 May 21

Hindu Benevolent Fund (HBF) is organizing a Fundraising event to save the lives of the Covid-19 affected most vulnerable people. Your contributions are very important in these unprecedented tough times humanity is facing in this century. We all are very blessed to be in the luckiest country in the world. But our Motherland needs help. […]

NSW Labor Leader Jodi McKay MP’s Private Members Statement regarding the current India travel ban

By: Jodi McKay, MP, NSW LABOR LEADER There are 173 Australian children stranded in India without their parents. Australian citizens have been told they face fines of up to $66,000 and five years in prison if they attempt to return home. No such bans were ever introduced when Australians returned from the USA and UK […]

LABOR MOTION CALLS FOR MORE HELP TO AUSSIES IN INDIA

MEDIA RELEASE BY LABOR SENATOR KRISTINA KENEALLY  DEPUTY LABOR LEADER IN THE SENATE  SHADOW MINISTER FOR GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY  SENATOR FOR NEW SOUTH WALES  MICHELLE ROWLAND MP SHADOW MINISTER FOR COMMUNICATIONS MEMBER FOR GREENWAY LABOR MOTION CALLING FOR MORE HELP TO AUSSIES IN INDIA PASSES SENATE   A Labor motion calling for greater help to stranded […]

Prayer for Bharath @ NAMADWAAR

By: Jayanti Ramanan. We have organised Akhanda Maha mantra kirtan at NAMADWAAR coming Sunday 9th May between 10am-6-6:30 pm. Related Images:

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 […]

Discussion with Arif Aajakia – Pakistan, Its actions and the truth

You are invited to a Zoom meeting.   FRG Discussion with Arif Aajakia When: Feb 28, 2021 10:00 PM Sydney 09:00 PM Brisbane 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm India Register in advance for this meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUtdeuoqTgoHtdCenySG48AC8Rx1dNL998n   After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.   Hindu Council 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 […]

Kashmir Ethnic Cleansing – January 18, 2021 12:00 pm, Facts India Group

Panel Discussion on Kashmir Ethnic Cleansing 18/01/2021 – 12:00 pm A Panel Discussion organized by Facts India Group on Kashmir Reforms, Ethnic Cleansing of Kashmiri Pandits and Exploitation of minority women in Pakistan. Related Images:

Forced exodus of Hindus from Kashmir – Jan 19, 7:30pm – Hindi Gaurav Australia

Forced exodus of Hindus from Kashmir – The Black Day Forced exodus of Hindus from Kashmir – The Black Day, January 19, 2021 – 7:30 pm   Related Images:

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 […]

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 […]

Stop bullying Australian diplomats says CIFA

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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 […]

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 […]

Most sinister part of Ramdev article in New York Times Magazine is author’s own biases

By: Mat McDermott. Misreporting, prejudice, and plain old laziness in reporting on India, Hinduism, and the relationship between the two is hardly new. It has a long tradition dating back to the British Raj, upheld since independence until today. Frankly, I’m a bit jaded to it at this point. But, then some new article is […]

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 […]

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 […]

Delhi Riots 2020 – The Untold Story Australia Book Launch

Global Indians for Progressive Bharat (GIPB) have arranged to book launch of “Delhi Riots 2020” in Australia. PROGRAM Delhi Roits 2020 : The Untold Story Australia book launch and panel discussion Saturday, September 12th, 2020 16:00 – 17:30 Zoom Meeting Related Images:

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.

Hindu-Sikh Exodus From Islamic Nations continues

Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee chief Manjinder Singh Sirsa said that a fresh batch of 180 Sikh families has arrived in the capital region from Afghanistan on Thursday (3 September) on long term visas. Related Images:

The Constitutional Subjugation of Hinduism – a cry for equality

byM. Nageswara Rao. What makes India bizarrely unique is that the Constitution denies the majority indigenous Hindus the same rights as those given to the minority non-Hindus. This reduces Hindus to a form of second-class citizens in their own secular country, created after faith-based partition of their ancestral land. Related Images:

Standing up for Hinduism does not mean you are right-wing

After her latest public relations kerfuffle, stemming from her less-than-orthodox interpretation of passages of the Ramayana, Audrey Truschke, Assistant Professor of History at Rutgers University, essentially characterized all those people offended by her tweets as right wing reactionary Hindus. Related Images:

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 […]

Ayodhya Ram Mandir background

By: Dr Sudha Vashist, Nottingham, UK. In a unanimous judgment, in November 2019, the Supreme Court of India ruled in favour of a Ram Mandir in Ayodhya,Uttar Pradesh, Bharat. The Supreme Court delivered a landmark judgment in the Ayodhya dispute after decades of procrastination. The 2.77 acre land was handed over to the Ram Mandir Trust of Ayodhya to build the new long awaited […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Kindness unmasked

By: Dhaval Gelani. COVID-19 has led to humanitarian crises affecting India today. Millions of daily-wage workers have lost their only source of income. These households go to sleep with empty stomach and have lost shelter and are stranded in biggest migrant crisis affecting the whole of India. Not only humans, but stray animals are also […]

Temple in Balochistan returned to Hindus

Located in the remote Zhob district of the southwestern Balochistan province, the temple had been illegally occupied in 1947 following the partition of United India, which prompted a mass-scale migration to and from Pakistan and India. For the past 30 years the four-room temple was also used as a government school, but it was vacated […]

Trials for 4 AYUSH formulations against Covid-19

Minister of State for AYUSH, Shripad Naik said he is hopeful that traditional medicines will show the way to overcome the Covid-19 pandemic. This type of study never happened in our country. These four candidates are – Ashwagandha, Yashtimadhu (Mulethi), Guduchi + Pippali (Giloy) and AYUSH-64, which was invented for the treatment of malaria and […]

Hindu phobic USCIRF, Breaking India Forces

By: Shashi Holla, Perth, Western Australia. No government after independence was so bold, decisive and out of the box in their approach when the Indian government cleared a bill on revolutionary CAA (Citizenship Amendment Act) with a majority vote in December 2019. An amendment to the citizenship Act of 1955 was sailed through in the […]

Vishnu Temple of the Hindu Shahi in the Pakistani region

By: Wali Khalil. There is a 1500 years old Nandna Fort and Vishnu temple, at Baghanwala, Pind Dadan khan Pakistan. The word Nandna means ‘Lord Vishnu’s garden’, in Sanskrit. Nandna Fort and temple always had a beautiful fruit garden at its foothill. This is because of the perennial stream of fresh water that originates from […]

COVID-19: REGISTRATIONS FOR STRANDED INDIAN NATIONALS

Indian nationals stranded in Australia due to COVID19 and with compelling needs to travel to India are advised to register themselves and submit required details in the following link   https://forms.gle/C7jRsygd52wbgxnn9   Those nationals who have individually contacted the Mission/Posts earlier for assistance are also requested to register themselves using the above link.   It […]

Help Kerala fishermen from Covid-19

By: Rajesh Venkatesh, Sewa International Australia. During the time of deluge that had devastated Kerala continuously for the past 2 years, the fishermen’s community has played a pivotal role as saviors, participating in rescue operations at the risk of their own lives. This community has been facing serious issues as a result of global warming […]

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 […]

India’s Citizenship Amendment Act 2019

By Raghbendra Jha. This article argues that despite the media and mass movements protesting India’s Citizenship Amendment Act CAA), it does not strip any Indian of their citizenship. Rather, it provides refuge to persecuted minorities. The article provides historical context to the CAA.  It recounts that the seeds of India’s partition were laid with the […]

Kashmiri Hindus Exodus day

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

Pro CAA support request.

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

Kashmir and divided Kashmiriyat

By: Chandrakanta’s ‘The Saga Of Satisar’ (Almost) everything you wanted to know about Kashmiri Pandits but didn’t know whom to ask. Chandrakanta’s ‘The Saga Of Satisar’ is a monumental work on multiple lives within the community, across history and geographies. Related Images:

NORTH INDIAN TEMPLES

DETAILS OF NORTH INDIAN TEMPLES IMPORTANT NORTH INDIAN TEMPLES 1.Baijnath Temple It is a famous temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. According to ancient history,the Shiva Lingam in Baijnath temple is brought by Ravana. He worshipped Lord Shiva, and Lord Shiva got impressed with him. Hence, Lord Shiva blessed him and took the form of shiva-linga. […]

Welcome Ayodhya Verdict by Supreme Court of India

Press Release – HCA Welcomes Ayodhya Verdict Related Images:

Ayodhya Verdict – a landmark for human history

By: Surinder Jain. A five hundred year old wrong has been done right by the supreme court of India. Bhagwan Ram’s birth place will have a temple, even more magnificent, than what was destroyed in the fifteenth century by foreign fanatic invaders. Ram is an Avataar of Lord Vishnu, God who sustains the world. There […]

Stand with India

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

Indian aprigrah and vegetarianism to save the world from climate change

By: Karolina Goswami. Karolina is asking Sweden’s Greta Thunberg – How Dare You? Watch the video. Related Images:

Hindu Temples and Gurdwara of Hazro town Pakistan

Hazro is also the birth place of the KuKa sect of Sikh religion, formed by Bhagat Jawar Mal & Bhai Balak Singh in 1840, the founders of Namdhari Sikhs. I visited the Hari Temple and the Shiva Temple of Shahbaz Mohalla. Both were quite run down and all the frescos were painted over.

UNITED BHARAT EVENT, PERTH

UNITED BHARAT EVENT, PERTH (an information SESSION on revocation of Article 370 of Indian Constitution) On September 14, 2019 United Bharat Event was organised by Hindu Swayemsevak Sangh (HSS) in active collaboration with other Sangh affiliated organisations such as, Hindu Council of Australia (HCA), Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) and Samskruthi Group as well as other […]