Narasimha Jayanti wishes

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By: Surinder Jain. Chaitra Sukhladi is a significant Hindu festival that marks the beginning of the traditional New Year and the harvest season. It is celebrated on the first day […]

Mahashivaratri 2024 Uncovered: The Date Mystery in Australia, New Zealand, and Fiji!

💥BREAKING THE MYTHS💥: Ever been puzzled by the different dates of Mahashivaratri in Australia, New Zealand, and Fiji? 🌏🤔 You’re not alone! This year, we’re setting the record straight for […]

HCA press release on Shri Ram Janmbhoomi Mandir

Congratulations to all of us who have been waiting for centuries for this moment. Ram Lalla finally returned home to establish Rama Rajya in the Ayodhya and the Bharat Varsh. […]

Shri Ram Janmbhoomi Pran Pratishta events organised by HCA

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The name of the elderly hero in this photo is Kedar Nath Vyas.. It is only because of his family that Hindus today have the opportunity to worship at the […]

Chant Geeta, Enchant Krishna!

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This is a real story that stood in history as the example of bhakti in Kaliyuga. A story that raises hair and is unbelievable. It is unbelievable because Bhagwan Shiva […]

Did Shri Ram use Brahmastra on a crow?

Do you know that Shri Ram used Brahmastr on a little crow? There is a proverb called  ‘Brahmastra on a crow’ Hard to believe is it? Maryada Purushottam Shri Ram […]

What is Prasada or Hindu Religious Food

Prasāda, prasadam or prasad is a religious offering in Hinduism. Prasad is cooked in large quantities during major festivals.  Deepavali is one such festival during which Prasad is cooked for thousands of devotees and requires […]

Durga Puja-2023 in Darwin, Northern Territory

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  Namaskaram, We hope this message finds you well. This is a friendly reminder about the upcoming Bhoomi Pooja event, scheduled to take place on 9th September 2023 at 10 Beddek Street, […]

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Rathayatra – Festival of Chariots

Open invitation to everyone to come and participate in the Rathayatra  Venue: Bigge Park, Liverpool Date & Time: Saturday, 24th June 2023, 10:00 am Lord Jaganatha has again agreed to personally come […]

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Maha Kumbabishegam Volunteer request for Sri Venkateswara Temple Helensburgh

  Dear Devotee(s), Sri Venkateswara Temple depends and thrives on the dedicated involvement of volunteers to assist the Management in conducting and performing the daily activities of the temple. Your […]

Festivals in the commencing week (17th Dec – 23rd Dec)

Saphala Ekadashi – 20th December Budha Pradosha Vratam – 21st December Anvadhan and Ishti – 23rd & 24th December   Saphala Ekadashi: Tuesday, December 20, 2022. Ekadashi Tithi Begins – 09:02 AM on Dec […]

Director ICT Sri Venkateswara Temple Helensburgh

SVT Sydney Balalayam Maha Kumbabhishekam work continues with Balalayam at Sri Vishnu Temple! As part of the Maha Kumbabhishekam, it is customary to undertake repairs, renovation and revamping of the […]

Australia Alludu organises spectacular Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations in Melbourne

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Manifesting [the highest wisdom] to those filled with devotion [with the instruction], “Those of you taking refuge in the foundation of consciousness! Rest on the glory of consciousness [and] do […]

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GANESH VISARJAN Sunday, the 4th September 2022 As in the past years, Ganesh Visarjan is being celebrated at Sri Venkateswara Temple, Helensburgh NSW  with a day long festivities comprising of […]

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 & […]

Ramayana Leadership Lessons & Australian Olympiad

What does the Ramayana Workshop Cover ? Three Sundays of Ramayana workshop and one Sunday of Ramayana OLYMPIAD. Lord Rama is the divine person who walked on earth thousands of […]

Shirdi Sai Mandir Sydney – Online Ganesh Mahotsav Festival

Author: PANDIT SIVA SRINIVASAN. Greetings from Shirdi Sai Mandir, Sydney, Sai Mandir has organized to have the 10 day Ganesh Chaturthi Celebrations as ONLINE Event. You and your Family can book and […]

A short story – The Black One

By: Jitendra Damudre. Teacher…. Teacher come quickly, the boys in the playground are fighting. The teachers soon rushed to the playground to stop the fight. A gang of students were […]

Krishna Leveraging a Boon Given to Muchukunda

Muchukunda, an ancestor of Lord Rama, helped the Devas defeat the Asuras. This fight was particularly prolonged and Muchukunda had not slept during this time. Furthermore, all his family on […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Thankyou Blacktown Council

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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 […]

Huge Media Screen beaming live Bhumi pujan from Shri Ayodhya Dham

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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 […]

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

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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, […]

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 […]

Leadership lessons from Ramayana

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Goswami Tulsidas

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International Gita Mahotsav 2020

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AKASH RAJ and his blessings.

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Welcome Ayodhya Verdict by Supreme Court of India

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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, […]

Govardhan Puja

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Vibrant Festivals Celebrating The Birth of Sri Krishna

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JANMASHTAMI BAPS Adelaide

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

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Know Thy Potential

By: Jiten Damudre. Maruti thought it was a red fruit and leapt towards it, and realized He could fly great heights. Did little Maruti catch the fruit? As He reached […]

Hey gobind, Hey gopaal at Gallipoli in the trenches

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Nataraja Art work exhibited at Royal Easter Show

By: Shweta Bhargava. A 5 feet tall painting of Hindu lord Shiva is among several beautiful artworks that are currently being exhibited at the Sydney Royal Easter Show 2019. The […]

Ramayana Trail in Sri Lanka Tours

By: Ramzi Ali, Sri Lanka and Surinder Jain. The Ramayana is an ancient Hindu epic of India, the life of Lord Rama, an incarnation of God Vishnu. In the story […]

Special Sri Rama Gold Coin for Puja

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ISKCON Bhoomi Puja ( Ground Breaking Ceremony)

By: Mona Swarup, Krishna Devotee. The grassland site at 217 Windsor Road, Vineyard was buzzing with activity since 8.00am on Sunday 31st March 2019. A team of enthusiastic devotees added […]

Superme Being in my Faith

By: Bharathi R. Bharathi  attended interfaith Symposium organised by Ahmadiyaa Muslim association and presented on topic “Supreme Being in my Faith”. There were total 6 speakers representing  Christian, Muslim, Buddhism, […]

Political party Dravid Kazagam insults Hindu God Krishna

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Basic teachings of Hindu Scriptures (Part One)

By: Rasamandala Das (ISKCON). The aim of Hindu Scriptures is to gradually elevate man from a state of ignorance (tamas) to a state of pure goodness (çuddha-sattva). Ignorance is opposed […]

To The New Beginnings

By: Jatin Damudre. Many communities in India celebrate their New Year on Chaitra Shukla Pratipada (First day of the month of Chaitra of Hindu Lunar Calendar). Marathi community celebrate it […]

Offensive Yoga mats withdrawn, Manufacturer apologizes

By: Prakash Mehta. Some Yoga students and teachers had brought to the attention of Hindu Council of Australia that Yoga mats with the pictures of Gods are being manufactures and […]

It is not so cool – Being Shiva

Grief-stricken Shiva sat next to a funeral pyre, sobbing… crying his heart out; perhaps this was the only reminder of the warmth, which Sati provided Him. The haunting memories of […]

Perth Jalaram Temple Update

PROJECT UPDATE SHREE JALARAM SANATAN MANDIR & COMMUNITY CENTRE. JAI JALARAM,   We are delighted to write to you about our temple and community centre project.   With the blessings […]

Shivaratri Celebration at Vedanta Hall – Sunday 3 March

Shivaratri Celebration At Vedanta Hall, 15 Liverpool Rd, Croydon on Sunday 3 March. As an offering to Shiva the Celebration commenced with group chanting of Om Namah Shivaya 108 times […]

Australians celebrate Maha Shivratri in Sydney

By: Anmol Puri. Art of Living in Sydney celebrated Mahashivratri with a soulful satsang at Dundas Community Centre followed by home cooked vegetarian dinner which also catered for those who […]

Why You Should Perform Rudra Abhishek This Maha Shivaratri

Why is Maha Shivratri celebrated? Maha Shivratri, which literally translates to “great night of Shiva” is a Hindu festival largely celebrated in India as well as in Nepal. The festival […]

The Unconventional Groom

Author: Jiten Damudre. The sight of Shiva riding a bull, his mount Nandi, smeared in ashes, bedecked with a garland of skulls, smoking a pot, and a mere tiger skin […]

Diversity of Hindu Gods

By : Bharani Bussari and Surinder Jain. Introduction “Ekam Sat Vipra Bahudha Vadanti” is a Sutra from Upanishads meaning,  “That which exists is ONE, sages call it by various names.”  […]

Misuse of sacred Hindu symbols and spiritual images

By : Prakash Mehta. To Brookvale Union We are disappointed that a picture has been published in SMH dated  13 Nov 2018 (copy attached)  depicting the image of Ganesh – the […]

Goddess Kali gets Special Commendation by Woolahra Council in Vaucluse Australia

By : Surinder Jain. Vaucluse is a harbour suburb in the Woollahra council within Sydney, Australia. It is one of the most fashion and art conscious highly sought after suburb […]

Minister Ray Williams strongly condemns Temple Attack

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Japanese town of Kichijoi is named after Hindu Goddess Lakshmi

Recalling the influence of India on Japanese culture and society, Kitagawa, Consul General of Japan, said many think Japan and India were different, though they are not, as is evident […]

Why do hundreds of South Koreans visit Ayodhya every year

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Ganesha Puja held in Adelaide Zoo

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Jagannatha Puri Ratha Yatra 14th July 2018

By: Madya Lila May the Lord’s blessings be upon you on the auspicious day of Puri Ratha Yatra. In the holy city of Jagannatha Puri, the Supreme Lord resides within […]

San Antonio art-clothing firm stops selling Lord Ganesha leggings

Texas fashion firm apologizes and removes Ganesha leggings San Antonio (Texas) based art-clothing company DiZurita withdrew Ganesha leggings within three hours after upset Hindus protested, calling it “highly inappropriate”. [Click […]

Take a Quiz on Hindu Symbols and Icons

Check your knowledge of Hinduism Please enter your email: 1. Hindus apply a Tilak on their foreheads to express their devotion? Yes/No  Yes  No 2. A Hindu can not apply […]

Ram Sita Kalyanam Vivah in Parramatta 3rd November 2018

Hindu Council of Australia is celebrating Deepavali festival on 3rd and 4th of November 2018 in Parramatta Park this year also. A special attraction of this year is likely to […]

Take a Quiz on Hindu Beliefs

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Why do Gods look the way they do?

By: Surinder Jain. Hindus have many Gods and each God has his or her own form. We have Shiva sitting on an ice cold mountain top with a fountain of […]

Are Westerners stealing Hindu Gods – Not all Hindus are Indians

MAY 22, 2018 BY MAT MCDERMOTT     The phenomenon of non-Indians adopting Hinduism is not new. However, the stories of how individuals came to the religion have not been regularly […]

The significance of Ganesha

Vedas refer to Ganesha as Gana Natha, the group leader. Vedic civilisation is based on mass cultivation and group living. A variety of rice known as ShaliPrasta was cultivated seasonally. […]

Largest Vishnu statue in the world

Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park in the island of Bali, Indonesia is devoted to the Hindu God Vishnu, and his mount, Garuda, the mythical bird who became his companion. Planned to be established as a landmark or mascot […]

Pakistan seals Hindu deities, may renovate the temple

There are many Hindu temples in Pakistan most of them in disarray, their land under threat of encroachment from selfish commercial interests or from terrorists. A small Krishna temple was built […]

Baffo Craft Brewery names a beer after ‘Lord Ganesha’

It seems that Lamb producers were not enough to insult Hindu Gods for a fast buck. Now a brewery in Palmi (Reggio Calabria, Italy) has decided to name one of […]

Upset Hindus urge Kohl’s to withdraw Lord Ganesh Throw Pillow & apologize

Upset Hindus are urging Wisconsin headquartered leading omnichannel retailer, Kohl’s Department Stores, for immediate withdrawal of Throw Pillow carrying image of Hindu deity Ganesh; calling it highly inappropriate. [Click here […]