Revesby Gurudwara denies authorship of letter vilifying Hindus

By: AHA. Revesby Gurudwara denies authorship of letter vilifying Hindus; police complaint to be made. Revesby Gurudwara denies authorship of letter vilifying Hindus; police complaint to be made. Letter was written by 'a semi-literate buffoon' @amenksingh @puneet_sahani @SikhsSeva @SBSNews @SBSHindi @abcsydney @OpIndia_com @hindupost @nriherald @TheAusToday @Sachin_Sydney pic.twitter.com/5w21QK3d9o — Australian Hindu Media (@austhindu) May 20, 2022

Stop Rumors against Hindu Council

We at Hindu Council of Australia are being contacted by various Hindus asking if it is true that Hindu Council is apologizing to Khalistani elements. This is untrue and is only a rumor to agitate Hindu community further. We ask all Australian Hindus to retain their calmness and not get agitated by such false and […]

One Nation MP Mark Latham defends Hindus against attacks by ABC

One nation party has been defending Hindus against racist attacks by the Greens Party. One Nation Party leader Mr Mark Latham has once again come to our defense when a biased and activist ABC journalist has produced a report attacking Hindus for giving religious icon scarves to leader of opposition and to the prime minister. […]

NSW Labor leader Chris Minns Tweets praising Hindus

Pleasure to meet with the Hindu Council of Australia. Hindu Australians give so much to Australia through their language schools, cultural events and charities. pic.twitter.com/Mudfs7R03H — Chris Minns (@ChrisMinnsMP) May 19, 2022

Labor and Liberals defend Hindus against Hinduphobia by Greens party

Hindu Council of Australia team met state Labor leader Mr Chris Minns and state Minister for Multicultural Mr Mark Coure and discussed recent attacks on Hindus by Greens party stemming out of their hate for Hindus. From left to right : Mr Steve Kamper, Bhagwat Chauhan, Akila Ramiratnam, Chris Minns, Murray Norman, Surinder Jain and […]

HCA calls for community harmony

In a recent event held by Hindu Council with Liberal party where PM was present, two unauthorized men stood up and disturbed the meeting by shouting questions at the Prime Minister. We regret the disturbance caused. The two men do not belong to Hindu Council of Australia, their manner of asking questions/comments were unwarranted and […]

Regarding Euthanasia

Leaders of faith communities in NSW have been asked to express their position to the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2021. While major faiths of Australia unequivocally reject euthanasia and assisted suicide, same is not the case with the Hindu faith. It allows unassisted and assisted ending of life in some special circumstances. Hindu Council therefore […]

Welcome to the Victorian Government Bill prohibiting public display of Nazi symbols

Hindu Council of Australia welcomes the Victorian Government Bill prohibiting public display of Nazi symbols in Victoria.

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.

Q and A session with Labor leaders at meet and greet by Hindu Council Australia

Q and A session with Mr Anthony Albanese. Leader of the Opposition and Ms Kristina Keneally at meet and greet by Hindu Council Australia   https://www.facebook.com/VoiceAajkal/videos/416697643652099  

Jewish Board supports Freedom of Swastika

By: Darren Bark Chief Executive Officer | NFP Director | Responsible Technology Advisor | Policy & Strategy Specialist In The Sydney Morning Herald today, Surinder Jain and I call for the normalisation of the display of the Hindu community’s sacred swastika, ahead of a ban on Nazi symbols in NSW. Nobody should ever feel they cannot express their religion […]

Sydney Morning Herald article in support of Swastika Freedom

Push to liberate religious swastika in NSW from its ‘indoor prison’ – Sydney Morning Herald   Sydney Morning Herald Australian Hindus – backed by the Jewish community – want to normalise the display of their sacred swastika ahead of a ban on Nazi symbols in NSW. If you cant read the article using the link above then read below :

The Jews of India: A Tale of Three Cities

April 24, 2022 | by Rabbi Mordechai Becher Jews have been in India for over 2,000 years. Travel often challenges our pre-conceived notions and visiting India does that in a major way. Where else would a favorite Sabbath dish be a chicken-coconut curry?1 And where would you find a Jewtown Road with swastikas decorating some of the […]

Faith communities meet ALP and ask for a Religious Affairs Council as a part of a Ministerial Portfolio

Faith representatives from major faiths including Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Judaism and Hinduism met NSW state ALP leadership to discuss common matters that are important to all faiths. The issues taken up during the meeting included: – A representative group (eg Religious Affairs Council) that is part of a Ministerial Portfolio at a Cabinet level, in […]

Anzac Day Service 2022 at Anzac Jawan Cenotaph, Cherrybrook

We would like to invite you to the Anzac Day Service at Anzac Jawan Cenotaph, Greenway Oval, Cherrybrook on 23 April 2022 at 3:30 pm for a 4:00 pm start. The Anzac Jawan Cenotaph Commemorate the contribution of the Anzacs of Indian origin who served during World War I. We acknowledge the service of ANZACs […]

NSW – Anti-Discrimination Amendment (Religious Freedoms and Equality) Bill 2020

On behalf of the Hon. Mark Latham MLC I write to update you that the Anti-Discrimination Amendment (Religious Freedoms and Equality) Bill 2020 was defeated in the NSW Legislative Council yesterday, 23 February 2022. The Bill was introduced into the Legislative Council partly as a response to the Commonwealth’s 2018 Religious Freedoms Review of the Expert Panel, […]

MP Julian Leeser and AG respond to Hindu concerns on Religious Bill

Hindu Council of Australia had raised its concerns regarding Religious Discrimination Bill with MP Julian Leeser. Mr Leeser arranged a meeting with the Attorney General (AG) office and it was followed by a second meeting with AG. Hindu Council was represented by about ten of its top officials in these two meetings. Following our meetings, […]

Minister Alex Hawke and PM office provide an easy to understand primer on Religious Bill

Hindu Council of Australia had made a representation to PM’s office and to Minister for Multiculturalism Mr. Alex Hawke’s office and had raised concerns of Hindu community with the new Religious Discrimination Bill. The Minister’s office has sent a detailed reply and explained the law in simple terms for Hindu Community. Both PMs office and […]

The Australian Council of Hindu Clergy stands in solidarity with the Hindu Council of Australia on Religious Bill

 The Australian Council of Hindu Clergy would like to register our opposition to the Religious Freedom Bill.  We stand in solidarity  with the Hindu Council of Australia.   Pandit : Rami Sivan,  Australian Council of Hindu Clergy

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of the Religious Bill

Federal Parliament is debating a Religious Bill that will profoundly affect Australian Hindus in some good ways and some not so good ways. Here is a run down. GOOD aspects of the Religious Bill The bill makes discriminating against a person on the basis of their religion illegal. Yes, in some states, someone can discriminate […]

Donate to support – Research and Publications on Hinduphobia

By: Malini Sarah Gates.   Support my Hinduphobia research     Hinduphobia or anti Hindu Sentiment requires systematic etymological and contextual scholarship. It is necessary to define and apply the definition within an internationally recognised Human Rights framework.   As a research student, my study on Hinduphobia contributed to the first entry in an online dictionary powered by Oxford. […]

Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee inquiry into the religious discrimination bills

Hindu Council has given a witness to the Senate estimates committee about the proposed Religious Discrimination Bill. The main issues that were raised by Hindu Council were about the expression of religious belief, inclusive society and reduction of employment opportunities. Both Hindus and Buddhists agreed that the bill requires changes. It is expected that script […]

Hindu Council stands with Australian Jews against discriminatory and hate filled campaign of BDS

The road to hell is paved with good intentions. The world is full of conflict. Whether it is in Afghanistan where every woman seems to be in trouble or it is Bangladesh where religious minorities seem to be in trouble. The Middle East has multiple, long-standing conflicts which have been simmering and sometimes boiling over, […]

Crimes Amendment (Display of Nazi Symbols) Bill 2021 (NSW)

Hindu Council of Australia (HCA) has made a submission in order to support the ban of the display of Nazi symbols while ensuring that the display of symbols of religion is protected. We have s have agreed to ask for the banning of the Hakenkreuz and distinguish the Hindu, Jain, and Buddhist Swastika, a symbol of […]

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 […]

There is no place in our Australia for Intolerance

By: Darren Bark.

Hindus excellence in SRE being recognized on 9th Nov – Join the Premier and others to celebrate

By: Surinder Jain, Hindu Council of Australia. Hindus in NSW have been very active in providing Hindu spiritual education to Hindu children in NSW schools. Five Hindu organizations provide volunteers who go to schools and teach. Other religions are also providing spiritual education to school children of their respective faiths. Selfless volunteer service being provided […]

Bangladesh’s Hindus living in fear following mob attacks

Anbarasan Ethirajan – BBC News Fri, 22 October 2021, 8:59 pm·6-min read.      

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 […]

Hindu Council helps Afghan refugees in Australia

By: Ashwani Sharma. Hindu Council reached out to Afghan Peace Foundation to facilitate the process of delivery and donation to Afghan refugees in need. Afghan peace foundation would like to thank you massively and attached is the acknowledgement letter to the donation received.  

Support Hinduism – Sign a Petition

By: Chinmaya Mission, Sydney. We would like to bring to your attention a petition made in the Australian Parliament House requesting a ban on the use of the term “Hindu” in relation to extremism or fostering hatred. The reason for this petition is because of the recent movement in Parliament and in Australian media which […]

Funding available to charities for Job Saver and Business grant programs

By: Surinder Jain. Hindu Council of Australia. Hindu Council of Australia along with other faith communities has been speaking to the Treasurer regarding making Covid funding available to faith communities for Job Saver and Business grant programmes. The treasurer has announced today that the COVID-19 JobSaver Payment expansion and extension would support eligible registered charities working in the […]

HCA Victoria Media Statement on Swastika

By: Makarand Bhagwat, Hindu Council of Australia.

Like Ganga and Yamuna, Australian rivers should be given rights of a legal person

By: Mark Pearson, MLC Parliament of New South Wales. Following the precedent set by India which granted personhood to the Ganges and Yamuna Rivers and New Zealand with the Whanganui River, a bill introduced in NSW Parliament by Mark Pearson, establishes the river as a ‘legal person’ with rights that can be enforced by guardians […]

Victoria Govt response on Inquiry into Anti-Vilification Protection and its impact on Hindu Swastika

Report on Anti-Vilification Inquiry in Victoria and its consequences on Hindu Swastika On 2nd September 2021, Premier of Victoria Hon Daniel Andrews made an announcement related to Inquiry into Anti-Vilification Protections in Victoria. The Legal and Social Issues Committee investigated how Victoria’s anti-vilification laws are working. This committee is part of the Legislative Assembly in […]

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.

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 […]

No to Vaccination passport for entry to a temple

By: Hindu Council of Australia. Temples should not be required to police their congregation for vaccination certificates. That is a job for the Police. Religious services should not be selective on whom they can serve. Police should not stand outside places of worship to check vaccination certificates as much as it does not do that […]

Crying Hinduphobia

Academic Systemic Hinduphobia in the Asia Pacific and America. .  

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 […]

Colonial Hinduism Vs Indigenous Hindutva: Understanding narratives

Of all the Indian words that have been misused the most in the global polity are “Hinduism” & “Hindutva”. Even literature laureates like Mr Shashi Tharoor have murdered the basis of language to suffocate the truth of the two terms. There is a long list of people who have followed the same track. And I must mind […]

Multifaith devotional service

The Baha’is from Gunghalin have organised a Multifaith devotional service via Zoom on Sat 28 Aug 2021 at 3:30 pm. Please see attached flyer for details. Warm regards Canberra Interfaith Forum on behalf of Baha’i Community of Canberra Canberra Interfaith Forum on the World Wide Web Facebook http://www.facebook.com/CanberraInterfaithForum Web site http://www.canberrainterfaith.org.au

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 […]

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 […]

75th ANNIVERSARY OF INDIA’S INDEPENDENCE – Chris Minns ALP

75th ANNIVERSARY OF INDIA’S INDEPENDENCE On behalf of the NSW Labor Party, I congratulate the Republic of India on the 75th Anniversary of its Independence. The rise of a free and democratic India is one of the great events of the 20th Century. It is remarkable not just for what was achieved, but how it […]

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 […]

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 pushing the boy around, whilst another young boy was trying to save the victim’s glasses. Seeing the teachers approach the scene, the perpetrators ran off, […]

Spiritual Harmony between Australian Aboriginals and Hindus

By: Vijai Singhal. A sacred ceremony was conducted by the Aboriginal elders Aunty Peggy and Aunty Cathy to welcome Prakruthi Mysore Gururaj, a Fijian Indian lady as their traditional family member into Gunggari Nation. She was given a traditional name Bua Bua  which means butterfly and hence will be called a  Butterfly lady  in the […]

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 […]

Labor’s Daniel Mookhey opposes Greens vilification of Hindus in NSW Upper House

You may be aware that a Greens party member of NSW Parliament had recently accused VHP, a Hindu not-for-profit organization of being an extremist organization. Mr Shoebridge’s allegation has been denied by the Police and VHPs work in teaching Hinduism at schools has been appreciated by the Department of Education, by the NSW Minister of […]

ANZAC Day Service 2021

By: Ashwani Jain. The Australia India Cenotaph Committee (A project of Hindu Council Australia) along with Hornsby RSL Sub Branch, Baulkham Hills Cadet Unit, Hornsby RSL Pipe Band and Hornsby Shire conducted the ANZAC Day service at the ANZAC Jawan Cenotaph on the 18th of April to commemorate the sacrifices made by the ANZAC of […]

ANZAC DAY SERVICE AT ANZAC JAWAN CENOTAPH CHERRYBROOK

ANZAC DAY SERVICE AT ANZAC JAWAN CENOTAPH CHERRYBROOK Hindu Council of Australia would like to invite you to Anzac Day service at Anzac Jawan Cenotaph at Greenway Oval Cherrybrook on 18 April 2021 at 3:30 pm for a 4:00 pm start. Event Details: Date: Sunday, 18 April 2021 Time: 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm Venue: […]

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 […]

Vedic Samiti, Regional Temple in NewCastle

On Wednesday 3rd March 2021, we had a surprise (promised) visit by Hon Jodi McKay Leader of the Opposition, Member for Strathfield and Shadow Minister for Multiculturalism along with couple of local MP’s to Vedic Samiti, Newcastle. On the morning of 3rd Hon Jodi McKay along with local MP for Newcastle Tim Crakanthorp, Kate Washington […]

Saatvik Food webinar

Dont miss this webinar. Meeting link : https://meet.google.com/ajv-wqoh-qmp Hindu Council of Australia is not hosting this event and is not responsible for the views expressed therein. The participants in this debate/show express their independent views and perspectives. Hindu Council does not profess to subscribe, agree or endorse the same or be in any way responsible […]

Aboriginal Spirituality and Hindu Faith

Aboriginal spirituality and Hindu Faith Australian aborigines claim to have lived here for over 50,000 years. Some estimates put it even to 65,000 years. Also, a study in 2013 at the Max Planck Institute by researchers, led by Irina Pugach suggested that Aboriginal genomes consist of up to 11% Indian DNA which is uniformly spread […]

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.

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  

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 […]

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 […]

Vegetarian and veganism is on the rise, so why isn’t this lifestyle being supported in our children’s schools?

By: Emma Hurst, MLC, your representative for animal rights in NSW Parliament. A growing number of Australian children are not eating meat or animal products. Many now follow a vegan or vegetarian diet for religious reasons, environmental concerns, or distress over animal cruelty. This shift reflects recent research by Roy Morgan that shows 2.5 million […]

Thankyou India

Thankyou India by Tibet singers.    

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.

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 […]

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.

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.

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.

Stop this bill – It discriminates against our religions

One Nation NSW MLC Mark Latham has introduced a bill in NSW Parliament which will actively discriminate against new and minority religions. A Parliament committee is asking for people of faith from multicultural communities to fill out a survey indicating their position on this Bill. Hindu Council urges you to ask all members of your faith […]

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 […]

Hindus make masks for Australian Community

By: Sai Paravastu. masks are quite essential in the fight against #COVID, they play a crucial role in avoiding community spread. There was a huge shortage of masks in the early days. Seeing this need our volunteers from Hindu Swayam Sevaks in Queensland have taken an early initiative of stiching and distributing masks to taxi […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Sanatana Dharma

Last week there was an event “Religious Founders Day” was organised by Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Australia. Ajith Ramyavaran from Hindu Svayam Sewak has presented on behalf of Hindus and has done a very impressive presentation. Similarly Raj Singh from Sikh Youth Australia has presented on Sikhism. The below article was prepared for that occasion – […]

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 […]

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 […]

Hinduism talk at Trinity Grammar School on 31 Oct 2019

Hindu council Director Mr. Vijai Singhal Presented about Hinduism at Trinity Grammar School on 31 Oct 2019 to grade 11 students. About 220 students attended his presentation and learnt what Hinduism is about. He also explained the students about Hindu Beliefs, Hindu Scriptures, Hindu Symbols and Deities, Hindu stages of life, Hindu Goals of Life, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Invitation to the Divine Steps Festival

Sydney Comes Together as One – Divine Steps Festival 10 November 2019 | Pyrmont Bay Park     Sydney Comes Together as One on 10 November – Your Invitation to the Divine Steps Festival On Sunday 10 November 2019 (9am to 4pm) at Pyrmont Bay Park, Pyrmont, the multifaith community of Sydney shall join together for NSW’s first ever […]

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 […]

Labor frontbencher says party must engage with religious voters

By: Judith Ireland, Sydney Morning Herald. Labor frontbencher Michelle Rowland concedes her party “didn’t get it right” with religious voters at the recent federal election and the ALP’s plans to increase access to abortion caused “genuine anxiety” for some people of faith. As Parliament prepares to consider the Morrison government’s religious discrimination laws, Labor’s communications […]

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.

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.

Training community leaders by We Are All Sydney praised by Dr Harinath

By: Lynda Ben-Menashe, NSW Jewish Board of Deputies. The NSW Jewish Board of Deputies’ “We Are All Sydney” Community Leadership Program brings together emerging and established leaders from Sydney’s diverse ethnic, faith and NGO communities and organisations. It includes 3 months of training, plus optional observerships in Jewish organisations and mentoring. Two volunteers from Hindu […]

Multifaith Event -18 August – Together in Friendship

By: Kanti Jinna. Annual Multi-faith function organised by the Order of Australia Association held at the Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture, Canberra on Sunday 18 August 2019 . The theme was ‘Together in Friendship’. Various religious traditions had to say from their  sacred writings that connect with the theme.   The event was attended by the […]

Hindu Council welcomes Abrogation of Article 370 by Indian Government

State sponsored Pakistan’s back terrorism perpetrated ethnic cleansing of Hindus from valley. This action of abrogating Article 370 will be the key to bring peace and prosperity to South Asia and especially in Northern region of Jammu and Kashmir.

Hindu Council supports Remove Hate from the Debate campaign

Hindu Council of Australia and Multicultural NSW is supporting an important campaign called Remove Hate from the Debate and we’d love you to be involved.  We know that online hate speech has an impact on social cohesion and on young people in our state. In fact, research has shown that 53% of young people have […]

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 […]

General Council Meeting of QFCC

By: Surendra Prasad. Queensland Chapter, Hindu Council of Australia. Queensland Faith Communities Council General Meeting was held on Thursday 20 June, 2019. There was a very positive response to the General Council meeting and attendees were particularly interested in hearing from the three speakers about interfaith projects taking place in south-east Queensland. I am also […]

UIA Mateship Fair 2019 on 4th Aug 2019

“Mateship Fair 2019  “on Sunday the 04th August 2019  at Parramatta Foreshore Riverside , Parramatta  for the consecutive 25th year. By : United Indian Associations Inc ( UIA)

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 […]

Jewish super stars in Bollywood

By: Maria Thomas. Ben-Moshe was shocked to discover that the woman known by her stage name Nadira was born Florence Ezekiel in Israel, and that she was Jewish. “I’d always known there were Indian Jews but I had no idea there was an Indian Jewish superstar,” he recalled in a recent interview with Quartz.

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.