International Day of Yoga Celebrations 2022

Art of Living Sydney in collaboration with Consulate General of India celebrates the 8th International Day of Yoga on 25th June About this event Yoga, Breathing, Meditation, Music….. it’s all free. Come and celebrate this special day with fellow yogis in-person and attend with friends and family outside St Mary’s Cathedral, Sydney CBD What’s On: 10:30 […]

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

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

Albanese government to provide $6.1 mil to Sri Om foundation for Aged Care

HCASriOmGrantPresso-v1 Please click on the link below to watch the announcement. https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=548416236664783

Growing anti-Hindu smears by Greens

Today, Hindus have become the new bashing toy. Across the political spectrum, Indian Australian Hindus face slander with the accusation that they harbour extremist links rooted in dual loyalty. Anti-Hindu Greens Party supported Projects, who accuses India’s great leader Mahatma Gandhi of everything from incest to ” white supremacy ” to promoting Adolf Hitler , has accused the likes of Hindu Swamsevak Sangh […]

BAPS creates history at the Sydney Opera House

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

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 […]

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 […]

Are you stranded in Australia and want to return home

If you are stranded in Australia and do not have the means to return home, Assisted Returns Program can help you get back to your country and then ensure that you reach your safe. Homeward Assisted Returns. The program that we deliver, Homeward (www.assistedreturns.com.au) provides assistance for non-Australian citizens to voluntarily return home. The three main […]

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

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. […]

Swami Vivekananda Birthday Celebration – Sunday 30 January – 11am to 12.30pm

Sunday 30 January – 11 am to 12.30 pm (In Sydney) PLEASE NOTE: Due to the Omicron outbreak the Public Celebration of Swami Vivekananda’s Birthday on Sunday, 30 January, will be a ZOOM ONLY event. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88634914266?pwd=c2l3OHcrbnUwS1FjQUVtRi9FOUNwdz09 Program: Vedic Chanting by Sri Sarada Math Nuns Panel Discussion: Swami Vivekananda – Bridge Builder between East and West, […]

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 […]

There is no place in our Australia for Intolerance

By: Darren Bark.

Vishwa Hindi Divas in ACT

Namaste,   Vishwa Hindi Divas is celebrated on 10 January every year to promote and develop Hindi worldwide.   On this occasion, Hindi Samaj of Canberra in collaboration with High Commission of India in Caberra and with the support of Hindu Council of Australia and Indian organisations, has organised a Kavi Sammelan online via Skype […]

Talk: Obstacles to Meditation – Sunday 31 October

AT: Vedanta Hall, 15 Liverpool Road Croydon Sunday 31 October – 10:45 am to 12.15 pm OR From 11 am Join us via Zoom:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88634914266?pwd=c2l3OHcrbnUwS1FjQUVtRi9FOUNwdz09 10.45 am – Silent Meditation 11.oo am – Talk by Pravrajika Gayatriprana, senior nun of Sri Sarada Math of the Ramakrishna Order 12 pm     –  Recorded Guided Meditation by […]

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, […]

2021 NAVARATRI MESSAGE – Chris Minns

By: Harish Velji. On behalf of NSW Labor, I extend my best wishes to all members of the Hindu community in New South Wales during this festival of Navaratri. Navaratri is the auspicious festival of nine nights, where nine forms of the Goddess Durga are worshipped. The festival honours and celebrates the Goddess Durga for […]

Shubh Dussehra and Dashain wishes from Hon Anthony Albanese, MP

Anthony Albanese Labor Leader , Leader of Opposition wishes all #Hindus a very Shubh Dussehra and Dashain celebrations across #Australia Australian Labor Party Australian Young Labor ACT Labor ACT Young Labor South Australian Labor NSW Labor NSW Young Labor Victorian Labor Victorian Young Labor

Science of Happiness According to Yoga Vedanta – Discussion Series Friday 22 October

Friday 22 October – 7.30 to 8.45 pm Join via ZOOM: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88434388900?pwd=UHI5cDRyZW9SZzdrRGN1bkdmV2h3Zz09 NOTE: VEDANTA HALL TO REOPEN FROM FRIDAY 5 NOVEMBER. Group discussion led by Pravrajika Gayatriprana, a senior nun of Sri Sarada Math of the Ramakrishna Order. THEMES FOR THIS DISCUSSION:  Why Do We Fear Death?: When a dear one passes, what we miss […]

Book Review – Atmasiddhi Shastra

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

9 things to know about Navaratri

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

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 […]

Bhagavad Gita Fortnightly Class/ Discussion: 15 October

Friday 15 October – 7.30 to 8.45 pm Join the event from 7 .30 pm via ZOOM: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88434388900?pwd=UHI5cDRyZW9SZzdrRGN1bkdmV2h3Zz09 Group discussion led by Pravrajika Gayatriprana, a senior nun of Sri Sarada Math of the Ramakrishna Order. Continuing Study of Chapter 6, The Yoga of Meditation – Verses 20 – 23 THEMES FOR DISCUSSION: Buddhi – Pure […]

Dialogue with Death – Katha Upanishad Lecture Series – Sunday 10 October

Sunday 10 October: 11 am to 12.30 pm A monthly lecture series from April to November 2021 Event available live via Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81443035940?pwd=ME93eDF2VUZadWd2OWpScGVHa0RPdz09  and recorded and uploaded later to the Vedanta Society of NSW YouTube Channel Program: Talk/ PowerPoint Presentation by Pravrajika Sridharaprana, a senior nun of the Ramakrishna Order Q & A/ Discussion THEME: […]

Science of Happiness According to Yoga Vedanta – Discussion Series – Friday 8 October

Our Fortnightly Spiritual Evenings provide a reflective way to wind up the working week. Join the event on FRIDAY 8 OCTOBER from 7.30 pm via Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88434388900?pwd=UHI5cDRyZW9SZzdrRGN1bkdmV2h3Zz09 Group discussion led by Pravrajika Gayatriprana, a senior nun of Sri Sarada Math of the Ramakrishna Order. Themes for discussion: The Three States: We pass through three states […]

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 […]

Bhagavad Gita Fortnightly Class/ Discussion 1 October 2021

Friday 1 October, 7.30 to 8.45 pm Via Zoom:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88434388900?pwd=UHI5cDRyZW9SZzdrRGN1bkdmV2h3Zz09 Group discussion led by Pravrajika Gayatriprana, a senior nun of Sri Sarada Math of the Ramakrishna Order. Continuing Study of Chapter 6, The Yoga of Meditation – Verses 16 – 19 THEMES FOR DISCUSSION: The Middle Path: In spiritual life and daily life in general, […]

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 […]

How to get proof of your COVID-19 vaccination

People can get proof of their COVID-19 vaccination status through their immunisation history statement or COVID-19 digital certificate. Proof of COVID-19 vaccinations is free. People who are eligible for Medicare People who are eligible for Medicare and are over 14 years of age can get their proof using: Medicare online account through myGov Express Plus Medicare […]

Talk: Preparation for Meditation

Talk by Pravrajika Gayatriprana, senior nun of Ramakrishnba Order Via Zoom Sunday 26 September – 11 am to 12.30 pm https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88634914266?pwd=c2l3OHcrbnUwS1FjQUVtRi9FOUNwdz09 Recorded and uploaded later to the Vedanta Society of NSW’s YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/vedantasocietyofnsw Program: Talk by Pravrajika Gaytriprana Guided Meditation by Pravrajika Ajayaprana In this Talk: Any endeavour to be successful needs sufficient preparation before […]

Spiritual Evening – 24 September

Via Zoom: Friday 24 September 7.30 – 8.45 pm Group discussion led by Pravrajika Gayatriprana, a senior nun of Sri Sarada Math of the Ramakrishna Order. To join via Zoom from 7.30 pm: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88434388900?pwd=UHI5cDRyZW9SZzdrRGN1bkdmV2h3Zz09 Themes for Discussion: The Ladder of Happiness: Our journey to longer-lasting happiness requires us to manage the senses, emotions and intellect, enabling […]

Raja Yoga Monthly Talk: Sept

Sunday 19 September: 11 am to 12.30 pm via Zoom Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88634914266?pwd=c2l3OHcrbnUwS1FjQUVtRi9FOUNwdz09 Program: Talk and PowerPoint Presentation by Pravrajika Gayatriprana, senior nun of Sri Sarada Math of the Ramakrishna Order Question and Answer/ Discussion In this Talk: We continue study of Patanjali Yoga Sutras, Chapter 3: Yogic Powers. Through Raja Yoga, we develop great […]

Bhagavad Gita Fortnightly Class/ Discussion: Sept 17

Friday 17 September: 7.30 to 8.45 pm Via Zoom Link:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88434388900?pwd=UHI5cDRyZW9SZzdrRGN1bkdmV2h3Zz09 Group discussion led by Pravrajika Gayatriprana, a senior nun of Sri Sarada Math of the Ramakrishna Order. Continuing Study of Chapter 6, The Yoga of Meditation – Verses 10 – 15 THEMES FOR DISCUSSION: Aloneness: Meditation transforms loneliness to ‘aloneness.’ At a deeper level […]

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 […]

2021 Hindi Divas Utsav – Canberra Hindi School

To celebrate Hindi Divas (Day) which happens every year on 14 September, Canberra Hindi School has organized as Essay competition and online activities and competitions. Write in not more than 250 words about ऑस्ट्रेलिया में रहते हुए हिंदी क्यों? (Why Hindi when living in Australia?) and email to canberrahindischool@hotmail.com by Thursday 16 September 2021. You […]

Progression from Hinduphobia To Hindumisia — Hindu Hatred

As long as Hindu hatred was restricted to some academics like Audrey Truschke, who has called Sri Rama a “chauvinist pig” and the Bhagavat Gita a manual for mass slaughter, one could ignore the rants. But now this hatred has taken on a new dimension with over 40 universities supporting a conference whose literature and publicity visual […]

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 […]

Kick Hinduphobia Out of Australia

Hindus, the last cohesive remaining group of pluralistic indigenous traditions are being demonised again for being heathen, and pagan.

Who is the mastermind of Hindumisia and propaganda conference

#DismantlingGlobalHindutva. According to the sources, there is a husband-wife duo and their son who is the mastermind of this propaganda. Let me expose them…

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

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

Renewable Energy in India and Australia

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

Dialogue with Death – Katha Upanishad Lecture Series

Sunday 12 September: 11 am to 12.30 pm VIA ZOOM: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81443035940?pwd=ME93eDF2VUZadWd2OWpScGVHa0RPdz09 Program: Talk/ PowerPoint Presentation given by Pravrajika Sridharaprana, a senior nun of the Ramakrishna Order. Q & A/ Discussion. In this Talk: The City of the Unborn Soul: Chapter Five of the Katha Upanishad. Behind our whole cerebral system, shines the unchanging light of […]

Science of Happiness According to Yoga Vedanta – Discussion Series

Friday 10 September 7.30 – 8.45 pm Via Zoom:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88434388900?pwd=UHI5cDRyZW9SZzdrRGN1bkdmV2h3Zz09 Discussion led by Pravrajika Gayatriprana – Senior Nun of Sri Sarada Math of the Ramakrishna Order THEMES: The demarcation between consciousness and thoughts. The value of ‘pure awareness,’ witnessing our thoughts and emotions. The joyful state of ‘flow,’ complete absorption in a task or experience. […]

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 participate in virtual celebrations through our temple Facebook page. Attached the Ganesh Mahotsav event flyer.  

Ambulance fee exemption for COVID

COVID-19 Exemptions Any patient who receives an invoice from NSW Ambulance and their reason for treatment and/or transport is related to COVID-19, will be exempt from paying the invoice. The same applies for patients who have had an adverse reaction to a COVID-19 vaccine. Patients who receive an invoice can contact NSW Ambulance on 1300 […]

Bhagavad Gita Fortnightly Class/ Discussion

Friday 3 September, 7.30-8.45 pm Via Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88434388900?pwd=UHI5cDRyZW9SZzdrRGN1bkdmV2h3Zz09 Theme: Yoga & Resilience Chapter 6, The Yoga of Meditation – Verses 7 to 9 We are so controlled by external forces, by heat and cold, by pleasure and pain, by praise and blame. How to have greater mastery over them? How to prevent our ‘cerebral system’ […]

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

Essence of Raksha Bandhan – selfless-service and dedication

By: Aakarsha Vaddepalli. Thank you For your selfless-service and dedication. It is my pleasure and privilege to talk about Hindu Council of Australia (HCA) and acknowledge their amazing work in extending their hand to all the people who are affected by the COVID lock-down. Hindu Benevolent Fund which is a Charity arm of HCA have […]

Murti Pratishtha Mahotsav of BAPS Hobart (Tasmania) Mandir on Sunday 29/8/2021

Proud moment for all Hindus in Australia. Murti Pratishtha Mahotsav of BAPS Hobart (Tasmania) Mandir on Sunday 29/8/2021.

Thank you For your faithfulness and dedication

By: A recipient of Help from Hindu Benevolent fund of Hindu Council of Australia. I had long ago accepted that I was getting fed up, lonely and tired being away from India, being single and away from my family for more than 18 months with all these lockdowns, losing a job and the devastating state […]

INDIA INDEPENDENCE DAY 2021 – Australian Prime Minister

MESSAGE FROM THE PRIME MINISTER INDIA INDEPENDENCE DAY 2021 I send my warmest greetings to the people of India, and their friends and family in Australia, on the occasion of the 74th anniversary of Indian independence. In 1947, Jawaharlal Nehru described India’s independence as the continuation of an ‘unending quest’ — for the peace and […]

75TH ANNIVERSARY OF INDIA’S INDEPENDENCE – Michelle Rowland MP

Michelle Rowland MP Shadow Minister for Communications Federal Member for Greenway MR INDIA

COVID-19 check-in card by Service NSW

By:Rachna Soni, Multicultural Community Liaison Officer, Parramatta Police Area Command For members of the public who  do not have a smart phone to scan in at businesses QR code. Currently people without a phone to scan the QR code at businesses are to manually write the details in a register at the business.  The business […]

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 […]

Sri Krishna Janmashtami Gold Coast

Come celebrate Krishna’s birthday! The auspicious advent of Sri Krishna is a worldwide time of joyous celebrations. We invite you to join us for an immersive experience of uplifiting kirtan, inspiring Vedic stories, beautiful worship ceremonies and peaceful meditations. Enjoy a devotional festival like no other as we celebrate the universally renowned jewel of yoga […]

INDIAN INDEPENDENCE DAY – ANTHONY ALBANESE ALP

ANTHONY ALBANESE MP LEADER OF THE AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY MEMBER FOR GRAYNDLER     INDIAN INDEPENDENCE DAY   On behalf of the Australian Labor Party, I send my best wishes to the Australian Indian community ahead of the anniversary of Indian Independence. The celebrations have added meaning as we begin a year-long celebration leading up […]

COVID-19 Disaster Payment

This is a lump sum payment to help workers unable to earn income due to a COVID-19 lockdown, hotspot or period of restricted movement. The COVID-19 Disaster Payment can help you if you’re affected by COVID-19 restrictions. You need to meet some rules to get this payment.  

Grants of between $5,000 and $12,000 to help temples buy solar panels, storage batteries, LED lighting and new air conditioners

A message from federal MP David Smith. Please use this grant to improve energy efficiency of your temple. The grant closes this Sunday. Surinder Jain. By: David Smith MP.  I am writing to remind you that the expressions of interest closing date for the 2021 Powering Communities Program is this Sunday 18 July at 11:59pm […]

Do you have a question on Covid in NSW – Call 137788

By: Surinder Jain. Following message from NSW Multicultural Minister Natalie Ward to community : If you want to ask a question about Covid, you can call 24 hour hotline 137788 to get factual information. Please stay Covid safe. Follow all the guidelines and do not leave the house unless really necessary. Australian Government Department of […]

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, […]

Enter Hindi as the language spoken at home in this Census on August 10

By Neena Badhwar. Census in Australia will be conducted on August 10 this year. All the Indians as well as Indian International students students, visitors, relatives who will be there on August 10 in Australia will become part of this huge exercise and will be counted on the day. You will be either visited by […]

International Day of Yoga Celebrations

Love Yoga? This year, join our Yoga Teachers for 2 inspiring hours as we Celebrate International Day of Yoga with 5 events across Sydney! Yoga, Breathing, Meditation, Music, and stalls, ..and it’s all Free! Come and celebrate this special day with fellow yogis. Please bring your own yoga mat, if you can! Bring your water […]

Prime Minister – Opinion – Budget measures – Multicultural Australians

Prime Minister – Opinion – Budget measures – Multicultural Australians

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

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

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

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

LABOR MOTION CALLS FOR MORE HELP TO AUSSIES IN INDIA

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

VHP SANSKRIT SCHOOL – Dr GEOFF LEE

Dr GEOFF LEE (Parramatta—Minister for Skills and Tertiary Education, and Minister for Sport, Multiculturalism, Seniors and Veterans) (15:29): I recognise the great work of the VHP Sanskrit School in New South Wales. Today New South Wales has a robust Hindu community. According to the 2016 census 189,400 people in New South Wales identified as Hindu. […]

Minister Alex Hawke’s message to the Indian community

A message from the Hon Alex Hawke MP, Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services, and Multicultural Affairs.   I want to personally thank you on behalf of the Government for your frank feedback and support for India at this difficult time. I have provided this feedback directly to the Prime Minister and the National Security […]

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. […]

Using Movies to Make Hindu Philosophy More Accessible

There are many Indian movies (e.g., Anand made in the 1971) that clearly have many aspects of Hindu philosophy. However, this is not relevant for those who have been brought up here in Australia. There are many Hollywood movies that can be used instead. While certain directors like George Lucas and Christopher Nolan have acknowledged […]

Prayer for Bharath @ NAMADWAAR

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

HSS Sydney Newsletter Q1 2021

HSS Sydney Newsletter Q1 2021

Lessons from the story about Trishanku

In the Ramayana there is the story of the noble king Trishanku. Because Trishanku was a good king, his soul was eligible to enter Devalok. However, he wanted to enter it with his body and requested the sage Vasishtha to perform the yagna to enable this. Vasishtha refused to do so because it was against […]

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 […]

Religious Freedom Survey

We are conducting a study of religious people’s experience of religious freedom and discrimination, and of their attitudes toward lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgender, and other genders and sexualities such as queer (LGBT+). We are asking for your assistance in distributing this survey. We are distributing the survey through local religious congregations and groups. If you […]

Australian food labelling laws are extremely poor at pointing out if a product contains beef

By: Mark Trayling. I have noticed Australian food labelling laws are extremely poor at pointing out if a product contains beef.  For example, Allens lollies are largely made of gelatin and to my surprise, gelatin is often derived from beef. Indeed, gelatin is also sold separately at the supermarket for baking desserts etc and this […]

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

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

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 […]

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 […]

Stop bullying Australian diplomats says CIFA

Government rolls back COVID-19 restrictions in NSW

The 2sqm rule will be expanded and venue caps will be removed under a major easing of restrictions, as NSW continues to record zero cases of community transmission.   Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the timing is right to ease restrictions and replace the 4sqm rule with the 2sqm rule, except at gyms and nightclubs. “We are […]

LABOR CALLS FOR RESTRICTIONS IN PLACES OF WORSHIP TO BE EASED

JODI MCKAY MP NSW LABOR LEADER RYAN PARK MP SHADOW MINISTER FOR HEALTH  BRING BACK CHRISTMAS: LABOR CALLS FOR RESTRICTIONS IN PLACES OF WORSHIP TO BE EASED   NSW Labor is urging the Government to ease COVID-19 health restrictions in places of worship in the lead up to Christmas, one of the holiest days for […]

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 […]

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 […]

Multicultural Disability Advocacy Association in Granville

By: Gurpreet Kaur. My name is Gurpreet Kaur and I am one of the community connector project officers in Multicultural Disability Advocacy Association in Granville. In this project I am reaching out to Indian Community to raise awareness regarding the NDIS. I tried calling you on your number but I couldn’t reach you so I […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Emma Hurst – Protecting animals

By: Surinder Jain. Emma Hurst, member of Animal Justice Party of Australia gave a talk to “Religions for Peace” interfaith group. The group has representative from all major faiths in Australia. Emma talked about how she became a vegetarian and is now fighting for justice to animals. She is in favor of legal provisions to […]

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 […]