Hindu Council lodges a formal complaint against Khalistani hate speech

By: Prakash Mehta, National President, Hindu Council of Australia. Dear Hon Minister Mr. Paul Toole Dy Premier and minister of Police Members of the Hindu community have brought to the notice of the Hindu Council of Australia that a letter purportedly issued by the Australian Sikh Gurdwaras Council (a Gurudwara – Sikh temple) is being […]

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 […]

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.

Morrison Government will provide the HCA with $250,000 for The Karma Kitchen

Morrison Government will provide the Hindu Council of Australia with $250,000 for The Karma Kitchen.

ALP present at Meet and Greet with Hindu Council

Hindu Council thanks Australian Labor Party for being the first party to respond to Hindu concerns.  We acknowledge and thank each of the following ALP MPs/leaders/contests who were present to meet the Hindu community and answer our concerns. A full set of photos of the event can be found at : Photos of the event […]

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  

Meet and Greet for Labor/Liberal Party – Elections 22

Hindu Council believe in consultation and democratic process of this country. We are organising two events one for Labor and one for Liberal party without any discrimination. We are non political organisations so the management committee needs to be unbiased without any personal affiliation of any party.   We are engaging the member organisations other […]

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 :

PAADA YATRA (walk-a-thorn) – 15th April 2022, 5:30 AM for 6:00 AM Start

PAADA YATRA Event Day: 15th April 2022, 5:30 AM for 6:00 AM Start Event starts at Sydney Murugan Temple​ Westmead to Sai Mandir Sydney​ Contact us walk2temple@gmail.com or www.facebook.com/pada.yatra Sri Murugan Temple, Westmead, New South Wales, Australia​ to Shirdi Sai Mandir, Strathfield, New South Wales​ Please register via – https://forms.gle/6ihgbGMY5dRiXpzs5 This year we raising funds […]

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 […]

Gargi Awards 2022 celebrations

Hindu Council of Australia celebrated Gargi Awards 2022 as a part of International Women’s day on Saturday 26th March 2022. Each year, an award named after Rishi Gargi. The award is named after an ancient Indian philosopher considered to be the first woman philosopher Gargi Vachaknavi (c. 7th century BCE). She is honored as a […]

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 […]

Hindus thank Government for Safer Communities Grants

Hindu Council of Australia thanks the government for recognizing the need for safety for the Indian and Hindu places of religious worship. Many of these places of worship have been subjected to vandalism’s, threats even fire bombs over the years.    Therefore a vital need was there to ensure the safety and protection of patrons […]

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 […]

The Story of Sanskrit

The Story of Sanskrit Sanskrit is the mother of many Indian and Indo-European languages. It is the language of Hindu Vedic scriptures and treasure house of most scientific knowledge. The “Untold Story of Sanskrit” is a finely crafted documentary, produced by the Project Shivoham YouTube channel, created for contributing to the preservation of glorious yet […]

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 […]

Gargi Awards Nominations 2022

Gargi Awards Nominations 2022 Inviting Nominations for Australian Women for Gargi Awards 2022. Celebrating Women’s Accomplishment. Closing Date 31st January 2022. Link for registration https://hinducouncil.com.au/gargi About Gargi Award On the International day of women 2018, Hindu Council of Australia has decided to institute an award for outstanding women in Australia who make a good role […]

Deepavali 2021 Souvenir – Click here to read it

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 […]

HSBC Australia Deepavali Greetings

HSBC wishes you all a Happy Diwali. May this Diwali deliver you blessings and prosperity in everything you do. .

Parents to be classified as ‘immediate family’ for travel to Australia

By: Surinder Jain. Hindu Council of Australia. Thankyou Minister Alex Hawke for making it easy for Hindus and others to get their parents to Australia. Hindu Council has been making many representations to the Australian immigration office and to Immigration Minister Alex Hawke to make it easy to bring parents to Australia. We have counted […]

Hindu Council supports the Modern Slavery Act 2018 (NSW).

Modern slavery act was passed by NSW Parliament and is awaiting proclamation. The act is meant to stop slavery used in Australian supply chains.   ‘The  NSW Act requires all businesses with an annual turnover of more than $50 million to report on the risk of modern slavery occurring in their supply chains. In addition, […]

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 […]

Deepavali 2021 Sponsorship pack 3D

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.  

Shuba Navaratri

Hindu Council of Australia wishes everyone best wishes on the occasion of Navaratri festival. Goddess Durga fought and destroyed the demon king Mahishasur and thereby making it easy to progress towards the Divine. Let us celebrate the victory of light over darkness, the victory of truth, humanity, and justice. These nine nights are to worship […]

Australia Ramayan Olympiad with Leadership lessons

This year Deepavali for the first time in Australia Ramayan Olympiad with Leadership lessons for the whole family are being brought along with famous #TheRamayanaSchool. It will be conducted on Three Sundays of Ramayana leadership lessons and one Sunday of Ramayana OLYMPIAD.(quiz). The Extremly popular lessons and olympiad has been conducted in USA, Canada, India and other […]

Deepavali Cultural Activities & Competitions for Australian Residents & Citizens

During the auspicious festival season of Deepavali and other Hindu festivals, Hindu Council of Australia have organised various cultural activities and competitions for the Australian residents and citizens. There are many Prizes and Certificates including bumper CASH prizes to win (check the flyers and HCA’s Facebook pages and website for more details). Ramayana LEADERSHIP Workshops […]

Deepavali Dance 2021 Dhamaka Terms and Conditions

Participants in for the event “Deepavali 2021” is being Organized by Hindu Council of Australia (HCA) and Entry is free for participating in the event and open to all age group. Participation in this Contest by any Participant(s) will be deemed as participation with the prior consent and knowledge of the Participant(s)’s parents/legal guardians. By […]

Rangoli Competition – Deepavali 2021

Rangoli Competition – Deepavali 2021   Hindu Council of Australia presents an online Rangoli Competition. Registrations Closed   Participants who have already registered please email the rangoli photographs to rangoli@hinducouncil.com.au on or by 10:30 pm Sunday 7th November 2021.    Participants need to send minimum 3 photographs of themselves along with the rangoli and location where it is […]

Hindu Council of Australia – Deepavali 2021 Dance Dhamaka

Deepavali festivities to feature light-up, Indian festival dance competition to begin with Something for everyone even as festivities take place for a second year amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Hindu Council of Australia will kick off its Deepavali 2021 line-up of online and hybrid activities on October 25 – the highlight of which will be the […]

HCA Victoria Media Statement on Swastika

By: Makarand Bhagwat, Hindu Council of Australia.

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 […]

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 years ago. The characters of Lord Rama inspires many across the globe. There is so much to learn from each instance of his life. Date, […]

Counselor of Hindu Tradition (CHT) Course 2021-2022 Application Form Open Now

Welcome and thanks for your interest in joining the CHT certificate course and to become a Counselor of Hindu Tradition. By completing this 9-month Sunday CHT course will 1) make you a trained volunteer for community service and 2) facilitate your pursuit for Vedic Chaplaincy credentials. Before you fill this simple form (7-10-minutes), please watch […]

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 […]

Why Hindu Conference now

Why Hindu Conference now ? What sparked this event now ? There are many good reasons to have this in place, one of them being a number of incidents and unfavorable events which has made many Hindus feel dejected and disappointed. i.e. from Culture and values Whether its the vilification of our deities , disregard […]

VICHAAR MANTHAN – A 21st Century Solution

HCA Hindu Youth Conference Presents – VICHAAR MANTHAN – A 21st Century Solution In this ever changing world, we as the youth of today are constantly questioning everything around us as we try to come to terms with what is going on. We are so focused on the negatives, that we forget to take control […]

HSBC Bank is a sponsor of major events of Hindu Council of Australia for 2020-21

HSBC Bank is one of the biggest international banks and is a sponsor of  Hindu Council of Australia’s major events since 2018.  Please visit the link below to view HSBC’s various products. www.hsbc.com.au/accounts/products/everyday-global/  

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 […]

Hindu priests can go perform tervi (13th day memorial) at clients home in NSW during lockdown

I was approached by a number of Hindu priests enquiring if they can go to a clients home to perform puja and other rituals after a death in the family. I have sought clarifications from the health department and they have said that a priest can go to provide funeral and memorial service.  Performances of […]

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 […]

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 […]

Australian Hindu Conference Postponement

Dear all   We thank all the registered participants and the presenters for submitting their abstracts in time. We have fifty-one accepted papers and around 130 registered participants. As we know, it is common for people to register near the date and register on the day itself. This is a huge endorsement that the theme […]

Dr Fiona Martin’s Office – Funding for Hindu Based Schools

By: Surinder Jain. MP Dr Fiona Martin, on behalf of Hindu Council’s representation,  has approached The Education Minister for funding Hindu Schools in NSW. Her letter to the MInister and the Minister’s response are enclosed below. Letter to Surrinder Jain

International Day of Yoga, Sydney

Hindu Council of Australia would like to invite you to the International Day of Yoga at Hunters Hill Sailing Club on Sunday 20th June 2021 at 10 am. Event: International Day of Yoga Date: Sunday, 20th June 2021 Time: 10 am to 3 pm VIP Session: 12:30 pm Venue: Hunters Hill Sailing Club, Clarke Road, […]

Hindu Benevolent Fund raises $50,000 to help India

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

Conference on Hindu Religion in Australia — Its Roots and Growth

Hindu Religion in Australia — Its Roots and Growth, 3 July 2021 CLICK HERE TO REGISTER It is generally believed that the essence of the Hindu religion is known to us all Hindus. As the language changes from region to region in India so do the religious practices. Everyone is proud of their unique practices […]

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 […]

Australian Hindus saved from Greens parties attack

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

Stop insulting Hindu icons

Media Release – Stop insulting Hindu icons

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. […]

Hon Hugh McDermott asks David Shoebridge for unreserved public apology to Hindus

Legislative Assembly Hansard – 05 May 2021 – Proof (nsw.gov.au) Dr HUGH McDERMOTT (Prospect) (20:07): I rise to speak on the work undertaken by Vishva Hindu Parishad [VHP] Australia. In the recent Sport, Multiculturalism, Seniors and Veterans budget estimates hearing, Vishva Hindu Parishad Australia was accused of being a far-right Hindu extremist organisation by Mr David Shoebridge. […]

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 […]

Mark Latham calls out Greens parties vilifications of Hindus in Australia

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 Multiculturalism and by MP Mark […]

Minister Geoff Lee’s letter to David Shoebridge

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 […]

Repeal the draconian criminal conviction and fine for Australian Citizens

Media Release – Repeal draconian criminal law for returning Australians from India

Holi celebrated with Music, Dance, Colours and fun in Sydney

Hindu Council of Australia supported by Cumberland City Council the Festival of Colours Holi at Redgum Hall at Wentworthville on Sunday 21st March with great enthusiasm and fanfare. Holi is celebrated by people from toddlers to the elderly throw powder at each other and play with water balloons and squirt guns. In India, Holi signifies […]

Swaminarayan Sanstha – Bhumi Puja

Sunday 25th April, BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha laid the foundations of what will be Australia’s largest Hindu temple in southern hemisphere, right here in Western Sydney. Shri Prakash Mehta National President and Shri Surnider Jain Vice President attended the Bhumi Puja (khat, ground breaking) ceremony which has been conducted following Covid Safe measures. The facility will […]

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 […]

Rachna Soni – Gargi Award Winner Defense, Police, Fire & Emergency Services

One of the first women of Indian origin to become a Multicultural Police Officer in Australia. Though considered a daunting task to join the police force, the driven and talented Rachna took on this role in her stride. Rachna Soni – Gargi Award Winner Defense, Police, Fire & Emergency Services Rachna engages with the community […]

Nandini Shankara Narayana – Gargi Award Winner 2020 Science and Research

A specialist Endocrinologist, who recently completed a PhD in Andrology, with several notable research papers to her name. Nandini is one of the very few woman clinicians in Andrology (male reproductive health), having to move continents chasing the dream. Nandini Shankara Narayana – Gargi Award Winner 2020 Science and Research Dr. Nandini’s major work has […]

Kanan Shah – Gargi Award 2020 Winner Performing Arts

Runs the dance school NIPA, Nartan Institute of Performing Arts for over 8 years, training more than 700 students of all ages and abilities. Completed more than 500 performances in Sydney since its inception, with 141 performances across community events just in 2019. Kanan Shah – Gargi Award 2020 Winner Performing Arts Kanan’s amazing work […]

Dr Rugmini Venkataraman – Gargi woman 2020 , Community Services

WINNER OF GARGI WOMAN 2020 – Community Services As a trained Sociologist has been working in academic and community development sectors, across India and Australia for the last 35 years Rugmini is a certified trainer, who coaches community workers, TAFE students and community leaders on varied topics from parenting, leadership and governance to domestic violence […]

Indian soldiers’ sacrifices remembered at the ANZAC ceremony in Cherrybrook

By Neena Badhwar Hindu Council of Australia (HCA) along with Hornsby Shire council, RSL Hornsby celebrated special memorial service in memory of the sacrifices made by around twelve Anzacs of Indian origin at the Cenotaph at Cherrybrook Park on Sherbrook Road, Cherrybrook on Sunday April 18. The Cenotaph which was erected in 2018 to celebrate […]

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: […]

Greetings for the Hindu New Year

Greetings for the Hindu New Year Hindu Council of Australia wishes you and your family a very happy Hindu New Year that starts on 13 April 2021 which this year is the first day of the month of Chaitra of Vikram Samvat 2078. Hindus follow a twelve-month lunar calendar, with thirteen months year every fourth […]

Shoebridge’s Hinduphobia exposed as hollow lies and false propaganda

By: Hindu SRE Providers. A NSW Member of Parliament has made a baseless claim that Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) is a terrorist organization in NSW. The Hindu community is deeply hurt and offended by this spurious allegation.  We wish to inform and assure you that the NSW Police have refuted the allegation and affirmed that […]

Holi-The Festival of Colours Presented by Hindu Council of Australia Proudly Supported by Cumberland

Holi-The Festival of Colours Presented by Hindu Council of Australia Proudly Supported by Cumberland

Hindu Council supports Covid-19 vaccination

By: Bhagwat Chauhan. Hindu Council of Australia urges all Australians to get themselves vaccinated for Covod-19 as and when it becomes available to them. You can also find links below to Consumer Medicines Information about the COVID-19 vaccines: https://www.tga.gov.au/sites/default/files/cmi-approved-covid19-vaccine-az.pdf https://www.tga.gov.au/sites/default/files/cmi-comirnaty-bnt162b2-mrna.pdf  Enclosed please find further information from the Australian government. Thank you for your support over […]

Joint Statement on Hinduphobia

Joint Statement on Hinduphobia

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

The Hindu Council of Australia joins all Faiths and Cultures to recognise International Women’s Day today, 8 March 2021 and admit to the fact that a lot more remains for the world, including our own countries of origin and abode to bring Women at par if not ahead of Men in many fields of endeavor. […]

“Holi” the festival of colours and harmony

Holi ‘festival of colours’ is an ancient Hindu religious festival. It is celebrated at the approach of the spring equinox, on the Phalguna Purnima (Full Moon). It is also known as “festival of love” and people unite to forgive and forget all resentments and of bad feeling towards each other. Holi also marks the start […]

WANTED TEACHERS TO TEACH HINDUISM IN SCHOOLS

WANTED VOLUNTARY TEACHERS TO TEACH HINDUISM IN SCHOOLS   Hindu council of Australia is recognized as a Special religious Education provider to the department of education in NSW.   We need volunteer teachers for teaching in various schools in and around Sydney.   -Basic education, knowledge about our Hindu culture required. – Working knowledge of […]

How to be a good student: Lessons from the Brahmasutras

Writings such as the Brahmasutras are focused on explaining the spiritual aspects of life. Such discussions are of little interest to those who are young (e.g., in school or university). However, these ideas can easily be applied to all students. Given below are some of these ideas from the Brahmasutras. The Brahmasutras define the necessary […]

Hindu Dharama for Young Mothers – Teachers training

To register go to https://www.hinducouncil.com.au/new/events/dharma-2 Cost $20

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 […]

Daan – Makara Sankranti

The festival of Makar Sankranti is dedicated to the sun god. It is observed by Hindus on 14th January each year. The auspicious day marks the transit of the sun into the Capricorn, also known as Makara. The day also marks the beginning of Uttarayana, a six-month auspicious period. One of the most special aspects […]

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 […]

The Hon Ros Spence, Minister of Multicultarism, Victoria

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Understanding Hindu Dharma – A Rational Approach

By: Abhijit Bhide. Hindu Council of Australia ( HCA ) & Hindu Resonance Forum (HRF) are  inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.   Topic: Understanding Hindu Dharma – A Rational Approach Time: Jan 9, 2021 09:30 AM Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney         Every day, until Jan 10, 2021, 2 occurrence(s)     […]

Covid-19 precautions in Northern Beaches area

As you may be aware that a Covid-19 breakout in Northern Beaches of Sydney has become a cause of concern for us all. Hindu community has shown utmost patience in following the social distancing rules even during some of the biggest festivals like Deepavali and Dussehra. We need to keep our vigilance to ensure that […]

VEDANTA CENTRES OF AUSTRALIA

By: Swami Sunishthananda. THE SOURCE Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission are worldwide, non-political, non-sectarian spiritual organizations which have been engaged in various forms of humanitarian, social service activities for more than a century. Inspired by the ideals of renunciation and service, the monks and lay devotees of the Math and Mission serve millions of men, women and children, without […]

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 […]

Become a Hindu Dharma Ambassador

After successfully training hundreds in the United States, the Hindu American Foundation is pleased to provide this program in collaboration with the Hindu Council of Australia. As a Dharma Ambassador, you’ll be equipped to handle the ins and outs in talking about Hinduism. You’ll be prepared to promote an authentic narrative from within the Hindu […]

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: । […]

Food – a Hindu Perspective

Food that we eat and how we eat it has a very deep connection with our health, wellbeing and spiritual growth. Hindu literature has great reverence and significance of food in our daily lives. The following verse from Gītā is recited by all Hindus before partaking of food as an offering to God, a thank […]