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 […]

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: । […]

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 […]

Sanatan Dharma – Published in 1916 by Managing committee Central Hindu College Benaras

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Thankyou India

Thankyou India by Tibet singers.    

Why do Hindus Ring Bells in their temples?

Every ritual & tradition of Hindu culture has a deep meaning in it. The things used during puja rituals play very important role in healing the body, mind & soul. During your visit to temples & puja ceremonies you must have witnessed ringing bell. Bell popularly known as ghant or ghanti in Sanskrit. Ghanti is […]

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 […]

Tibet pays homage to India

During the Thank You India 2018 Celebration by Tibetans in INDIA. Song by Pasang Dolma at the Main Tibetan Temple courtyard in Dharamsala, HP, India on March 31, 2018.

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 […]

Nature of God in Hinduism

An all-powerful (omnipotent) God, who is also benevolent, raises major questions. These include the following: 1. Why does a benevolent God allow evil or apparent injustice to exist? 2. Why did a perfect God create flawed beings? 3. If such a God controls everything do we have free will and, if so, why are humans […]

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 […]

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

Donate during Pitru Paksha – Help Corona sufferers

We are appealing to community again to support us with donations during second wave of Corona crisis.  During Pitru Paksha we are supposed to remember our fore fathers and perform Daan (दान) .  Please use the link below to donate and no amount is small . Your donation will be used to help the needy. […]

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.

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 […]

Why Hindus clap everyday?

Since ages its our Hindu ritual that we clap our hands during aarti & singing bhajans everyday. There is a reason behind doing this, Our hands have cosmic energy which creates positivity & we get more positive energy within us while clapping. Clapping hands forcefully recreates joy & can also keep us healthy. Clapping strengthens […]

Making Chanting Shlokas Relevant

These days most people question the reason why we perform various rituals, e.g., chanting various Shlokas. Asking them to “just do it” or not providing believable explanation will only result in them viewing these rituals with disdain. For example, explaining that one chants Shlokas to appease God so that one can get some immediate reward […]

Why Hindus do Circumambulation (प्रदक्षिणा) around the Deity?

Hinduism is the oldest Civilization & only one which is based on Science. In Hinduism whatever is practiced is not only based on beliefs but there are scientific reasons behind each & every tradition. All of us visit temple & has done Circumambulation (प्रदक्षिणा) around the Deity & temple. Walking around the innermost chamber of […]

Creating a Space for Meditation: Considerations for all Senses

Rather than make our lives more relaxed and more simple, technology seems to have complicated them. We seem to always be connected through texts, calls, emails and social media. There may be instant messages from our employers to respond to. In addition, many people get news and weather alerts directly sent to their smartphones. Today, […]

The God-centricity of Hinduism

Hinduism is like the galaxy, which offers a variety of beautiful designs across its canvas but is made from the same elements. Almost all the customs, opinions, and learning in Hinduism revolve around the Divine, better known in contemporary Hinduism as Sita-Rama or Parvati-Shiva. This God-centricity of Hinduism should not be a surprise, for reaching […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

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 […]

International Yoga Day 2020

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 […]

Guduchi The Ayurvedic immunity booster

By: Dr. Naveen Shukla, BSc, B. A. M.S (Bachelor of Ayurvedic medicine and Surgery), Founder Director of Nature care Ayurveda,Vice president of Australasian Association of Ayurveda(AAA), State representative of AAA for NSW. The scientific name: Tinospora Cardifolia, Is one of the most valued and important Ayurvedic herbs for its multiple medicinal properties. It is also […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Best Guided Meditations For Sleep

By: Alisa Paliano. Do you find it difficult to relax in the evening? Do you lie down in bed only to have your mind suddenly filled with to-do lists and ruminations over stressful events of the past? And, once you do manage to finally drift off, is the sleep you manage to get restless and […]

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 […]

Research Survey on Mantra chanting by Macquarie University

By: Gemma Perry, Macquarie University’s PhD student and a yoga expert.   Name of Project: Online Survey about Chanting Chief Investigator: Professor Bill Thompson, Director of Music, Sound and Performance Lab, Department of Psychology  You are invited to participate in a study of chanting practices. We are conducting an online survey in order to find out […]

A Hindu center burns down in Australian Bush Fires

By: Sri Om Community. Sydney has a large Hindu population and there are about 30 Hindu temples, spiritual centers and senior citizen service centers to cater for their religious, spiritual and social needs. Sri Om community in Sydney had purchased land and installed their deities with regular worship by the community. Sri Om temple Brindaban […]

Spiritual retreat at Darama

Spiritual retreat at Darama. Please see details in the flyer attached.

A history of Yoga

The understanding of yoga has evolved in many directions since its origin, thousands of years ago, making the history of yoga fascinating to examine. Today, our collective understanding of yoga is based on the fact that we find a studio on nearly every block. It’s based on the love of yoga wear and gear, which […]

JAGADHATRI DEVI and her blessings.

INTRODUCTION Jagadhatri is another form of Devi Durga, who is worshipped mostly in West Bengal and Odisha. It is believed that once she controlled the ego of the demi gods and told to them that she was the UNIVERSAL GODDESS, and everything was controlled by her, and Goddess took her original divine form as Goddess […]

AKASH RAJ and his blessings.

INTRODUCTION Sky God called as Dyaus Pitr in Sanskrit is the vedic deity of Hinduism. He is considered as one among the eight vasus, the divine attendants of Lord Indra. He is also called as “AKASH RAJ”. His vehicle is cow. He is the god of heaven and the god of sky. He controls the […]

MATA USHAS and her blessings.

INTRODUCTION Ushas is a goddess of dawn in Hinduism. She is mentioned in the Rigveda. She is giving the life for all the living creatures of the entire universe and makes us to breathe properly, and gives a sound mind and a sound body. Ushas is considered as a powerful goddess in the Rig Veda […]

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.

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

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 […]

Yabun Matra – bilingual CD in Dharwal and Sanskrit

By: School of Vedic Sciences, Sydney, Australia. Dharawal (Thurawal, Dharawal, Wodiwodi) is an extinct aboriginal language of New South wales, Australia. During the International Year of Indigenous Languages (2019), Sydney based School of Vedic Sciences has published second edition of Yabun (mAtrA), the Dharwal Song Book. Although Dharawal is an extinct language, an aboriginal elder […]

Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s 550th Parab Divas 12th November 2019

India has been a land of spirituality. It has produced not one but many religions, many holy scriptures and many systems of  worship. Every time a group of people start deviating from the path of Truth, a new “Saint” brings a breath of fresh air to revive their faith and practice in “Truth, God, Purpose […]

How we worship – Religion in Australia, By: Emily Clark, ABC

By Emily Clark with photography by Brendan Esposito  ABC From organised religion to casual spirituality, faith in Australia is different to anywhere else in the world. Diversity — of people and their practice — is something only Australia can call a tradition. Despite our religious diversity, 66 per cent of respondents to the Australia Talks […]

Meditation Retreat on 17 November

Meditation Retreat on 17 November at Vedanta Hall, 15 Liverpool Road, Croydon NSW 2132

Govardhan Puja

The name ‘Govardhana’ has two primary translations. In the literal meaning, ‘Go’ translates to ‘cows’, and ‘vardhana’ translates to ‘nourishment’. Another meaning of ‘Go’ is ‘the senses’ and ‘vardhana’ can also mean ‘to increase’ – thus the name is also translated by devotees of Krishna as ‘that which increases the senses’ in their attraction to […]

Vibrant Festivals Celebrating The Birth of Sri Krishna

National Sri Krishna Janmashtami Celebrations 2019 Every year the Australian School of Meditation & Yoga celebrates the most auspicious day of the year – Sri Krishna Janmashtami – with colourful, devotional festivities held across the country. Growing in size every year, Sri Krishna Janmashtami saw communities in Brisbane, Sydney, Gold Coast, Adelaide, Melbourne & Darwin […]

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 […]

Give me your tired, your homeless say Hindus for over 2000 years

By: Surinder Jain. Hindus have been the most tolerant and accepting of people fleeing their homelands ever since people started fleeing their homes. Jews (also know as Yehudi) and Parsis (Zoroastrians) stand out in history. But India today, is also home to many Tibetan, Afghans, Africans and many other ethnic and religious minorities from al […]

Amb Sharif Hindu Temple, Soon Sakesar Valley, Pakistan

By: Wali Imran Khalil. Amb Shahi temple complex and fort of the Hindu Shahi dynasty that ruled over Salt Range from the 9th to the 10th century, was meant to protect their western flank from the raiders that managed to cross over the mighty Indus further west.

Wali Imran Khalil locates yet another Hindu temple in Pakistan

Wali Imran Khalil locates yet another Hindu temple in Pakistan. ‘Nur Singh Pawar’ or ‘Nursing Phuwaar’, as it is called locally is a Hindu temple and retreat nestled on a sharp ledge 300 meters above the canyon floor that runs towards Katha Masral town from the highlands of Soon Sakesar hills. You can read his […]

FREE Evening of Wisdom, Music, Meditation with Swami Sadyojathah

This one-off evening is an opportunity for you to be in the divine presence of a world renowned yogi. The evening will provide a unique combination of deep spiritual knowledge, an opportunity to ask Swamiji any burning questions, music (Sanskrit chants) followed by an easy meditation that will leave you inspired, calm and connected. What […]

Bhera Hindus were very learned and rich

  By: Wali Imran Khalil. (https://how2havefun.com/) An octogenarian told me that when she would visit the homes of her Hindu friends, their houses would be lined till the roof with books. And boy did they love their gold and riches. She mentioned that, to hide their surplus gold, the Hindus of Bhera would have their […]

History of the Kashmir Conflict

By: Hindu American Foundation. Ancient Kashmir was home to a majorit y Hindu and Buddhist population for thousands of ye ars and renowned as a center for Hindu and Buddhist learning. Muslim invaders from Central Asia took control in the 14th century. Under Muslim rule, Hindus faced periods of persecution, resulting in mass migrations from […]

Yoga Day Festival – United Nations 5th Annual International Yoga Day 2019

By: Janina Stokes, Yoga Teacher at asmy.org.au Rapidly growing in size every year, the iconic Australia wide Yoga Day Festival was wildly successful, engaging and fun. Bringing the community together for the United Nations International Day of Yoga, Yoga Day Festival was bigger and better than ever! Hosted by the Australian School of Meditation & […]

JANMASHTAMI BAPS Adelaide

A cultural program celebrating the birth anniversary of Bhagwan Shri Krishna featuring kirtans, spiritual discourses and dance performance by children and yout of BAPS followed by Maha Prasad

Oral Hygiene and Ayurveda

Ensured Oral Hygiene with Triphala Mouth Wash As the saying goes, “Better teeth, better health”. It not only enlightens us about the importance of teeth but the entire oral hygiene. Oral hygiene is important as it has a direct link to- • Memory loss • Diabetes or conditions with uncontrolled blood sugar • Kidney disorders […]

Janmashtami @ The Ponds on 25 Aug 2019, Sunday

By: Tara Sharma. Jai Shree Krishna Janmashtami will be celebrated @ The Ponds on 25 Aug 2019, Sunday. This is third year of Janmashtami celebrations at The Ponds.

International Yoga Day 2019 – Sydney

By: Ashwani Jain, Secretary NSW Chapter, Hindu Council of Australia. Hindu Council of Australia (HCA), in association with the Consulate General of India, Sydney, celebrated the fifth International Yoga Day with much fervour in Sydney. The event was held in Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre (formerly Indian Cultural Centre) on the evening of 18th June. The […]

Benefits of Spiritual meditation

By: John Parrot, Relax Like a Boss. Spiritual meditation is one of the most rewarding and inspiring practices you can introduce into your daily routine.    

550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev ji

By: Surinder Jain, Hindu Council of Australia. 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev ji is being celebrated throughout the world. The Indian civilization has been a civilization of knowledge, both worldly knowledge and contemplative knowledge. While Abrahamic religions have three main prophets founding the three Abrahamic religions, Indians had a myriad of luminaries who […]

Oldest Hindu in Australia passes away

By: Prakash Mehta, National President, Hindu Council of Australia. Respected Shankalal ji passed away a week ago. He was an icon and we may never see such a vibrant Hindu in Australia again. Hindu Council of Australia conveys sincere condolences and pays respectful homage and tributes to the holy soul of Shri Shankerlal Trivedi His […]

Anti-Hindu psuedo-Secularism of India

By: Shashi Holla, WA. Hindu phobic Secularism of India – A wonder of Modern World WHAT IS SECULARISM? Secularism is neither universal nor golden standard in the contemporary world. There are many non-secular states predominantly Islamic countries, Israel, the Vatican, and so forth. They enjoy equal clout in international affairs without being reduced to second-grade […]

An Evening with Sadhguru in Sydney

Sadhguru is a contemporary mystic whose passion spills into everything that he encounters. He imparts yogic sciences in a format easily adaptable to modern lifestyles, empowering individuals to transform their lives and take their destiny into their hands. This is an opportunity to be with Sadhguru for the first time in Sydney. This event offers […]

Immigration Minister eases pain of Religious Visas

By: Surinder Jain. Hindu Council had approached the immigration minister Mr David Coleman to help solve the problems faced by Hindu temples in obtaining visas for priests and religious workers. The Minister along with Commissioner Ms Lesley Dalton, Community Liaison officers Ms Gillian Craven, Ms Laura Beylerian arranged for Hindu temple representatives to discuss their […]

A Taxation system developed by Chanakya two thousands years ago

By: *Dr Ramesh Kumar Vankwani* Patron-in-chief, Pakistan Hindu Council Convener, Pakistan India Parliamentary Friendship Group   Governments should collect taxes like a honeybee, which sucks just the right amount of honey from the flower without causing any harm.”* ~Chanakya  

Pan-Australia Happiness Program with Sri Sri

An Exclusive Happiness Program which features a live online session with Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, founder of the Art of Living and Sudarshan Kriya breathing technique The Happiness Course is … > A 4 session, in person, immersive course. > 15 hours spread over 4 consecutive days (Thurs & Fri night and Sat & Sun […]

Shree Rama

By: Veera Lavoji. Why Sree Raama Raajya should be our guiding model is because IT Inspires us to attain that level of greatness which he himself has reached. There is an episode in the Ramayana when Ravana is asked, “When you are such a great maayavi, why don’t you appear in front of Sita in […]

Hindu women saints songs on SBS radio

By: Gayatri Bharat. For the first time, SBS will broadcast a Hindu women saints based Indian classical musical series that I have produced.  (My page has more details about me.)   The series “mystic women” is about Indian HINDU women saints, their struggles, inspiration and the beauty of their songs.    Facebook promo s below. […]

Katha & Kirtan by Brij Balika Shree ji from Barsana, Bharat

Katha & Kirtan by Shree ji from Maan Mandir, Barsana on Saturday 6 July 2019 from 5.00-8.00 PM at HTCC Canberra. Sadhvi Shree ji is brought up under the guidance of a great saint Shri Ramesh baba ji Maharaj, founder of Mata ji Goshala and Maan Mandir Seva Trust in Barsana. Mata ji Goshala is […]

A selection of sayings on Yoga

By: John Parrott, Founder of Relax Like A Boss. 15 favourite yoga sayings.

To Use or Not To Use? Guidelines for Commercial Use of Hindu Images

To Use or Not To Use? Guidelines for Commercial Use of Hindu Images.

Yoga Day celebration in Victoria

By: Makrand Bhagwat. Yoga Day celebration in Victoria.

Hindu Council Joins Hands with Palliative Care Victoria

By: Makarand Bhagwat, Hindu Council Victoria. HCA Vic has joined hands with Palliative Care Victoria and will soon be providing voluntary spiritual care to the Hindus who are in palliative care and looking for spirtitual support. Palliative Care – Helping people with life-limiting illness live well What is palliative care? Palliative care helps people with […]

Articles by Sri Shuddhaanandaa Brahmachari

When we live a soul-cen­tered life we be­come a happy per­son, for to be with the spirit is to be in peace and con­tent­ment. If we live a ma­te­ri­ally en­grossed life, we face the storms of life with­out an an­chor. Our spir­i­tual be­ing, or soul, is the an­chor. Only a spir­i­tu­ally awak­ened per­son can dis­crim­i­nate […]

Articles by Sri Shuddhaanandaa Brahmachari – Life Is an Opportunity! Don’t Miss It!

Bodhi Shuddhaanandaa (Formerly Shuddhaanandaa Brahmachari) It is one thing to be happy when our expectations are fulfilled. But how do we sustain it? Can we keep the externals in our control all the time? Can we overcome the internal loop of anxieties and worries as we wish? How do we sustain happiness? Only when we […]

Turmeric Latte (haldi doodh) cures arthritis

By: Madhu Arora. Turmeric has been proclaimed a superfood, a health booster and it is popping up on cafe menus recently as the “golden latte” or as “turmeric latte”. It is hot milk mixed with turmeric, coconut oil, maybe a bit of honey. An essential ingredient in Indian cooking turmeric is crowned “the queen of the kitchen”. […]

International Yoga Day

By: Sai Pravastu. Hindu Council of Australia, in association with The Consulate General of India Sydney, cordially invite you for a free yoga event, to mark the occasion of the 5th International Yoga Day. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his UN address suggested the date of 21 June, as it is the longest day […]

Fasting in my religion

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Association Australia had organized an Interfaith Event “Fasting in My Religion” on 25th May at Merrylands. The event was attended and addressed by various community members Sathya Kishore Babu Koodala – South Indian Religious Community, Nicholas Cherniakoff – Russian School, Murtaza Poonawala – Dawoodi Bohra Muslim Community, Imam Imtiaz Ahmed Naveed Sahib […]

The Hidden Face of God

By: Vijai Singhal, Director, Hindu Council of Australia. Millions of households had plunged into darkness after Cyclone Fani, which had packed wind-speeds of about 200 kmph, made a landfall in the State of Odisha on 3 May 2019. Almost a million people from the state were evacuated to nearly 5,000 temporary shelters hours before its […]

Discourse of Dr RVSS Avadhanulu, Canberra Chapter, HCA

Written By: Santosh Gupta. Photos by : Bibhuti Panda. Video by : Mitra Desai. Hindu Council of Australia, Canberra Chapter, organised a discourse of Dr RVSS Avadhanulu, an Eminent Vedic Scholar & Founder of Shri Veda Bharati, on the Scientific Aspects in Vedas and Shastras on 19 May 2019 at the Hindu Temple & Cultural […]