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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

International Yoga Day

By: Sai Pravastu. Hindu Council of Australia, in association with The Consulate General of India Sydney, cordially invite you for a free yoga event, to mark the occasion of the […]

Sree Jalaram Bapa Temple WA Bhumi Puja 8-9th June

With blessings from Pujya Shree Jalaram Bapa, we would like to inform you all that we will be commencing with the Bhumi Pujan (ground breaking) ceremony of our much awaited […]

Survey – Problems faced by Hindu Women

If you are a Hindu woman living in Australia, please take a minute to enter this survey. It will help Hindu Council of Australia to frame projects and policies to […]

Sydney pays homage to 44 CRPF fallen in Pulwama Kashmir, India

Over a thousand Indians from all backgrounds gathered in Sydney today to pay their last respects to 44 Indian brave soldiers who died at the hand of religious fanatics. The […]

Hindus lobby for Religious Freedom in Australia

By : Surinder Jain. Hindus represented by Hindu Council of Australia along with representatives of Anglican, Catholic, Islamic and Buddhist faiths are meeting various federal MPs and impressing upon them […]

The last of the Bahai 7 religious leader group released from prison

The Bahá’í 7[1], also known as the “Yaran” (friends), are seven Iranian Bahá’í community leaders arrested in 2008 that have served 10-year prison sentences in Iran. The seven prisoners of […]

PM ScoMo fights for religious freedom despite the opposition

Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Attorney-General Christian Porter have released the Ruddock Religious Freedom Review and the government’s response. Although the Ruddock panel said that Australia does not need a […]

Beef tallow in Australian currency notes

WHILE Australia was the first country in the world to produce banknotes made from plastic (polymer), what many people don’t realise is that our currency uses tallow — rendered animal […]

Religious freedom collides with anti-discrimination laws in Australia

By: Surinder Jain. Religious freedom is fundamental to Australian identity said the Australian Prime minister Scott Morrison. And Australians voted in favor of anti-discrimination laws to protect the rights of […]

Invitation to conduct further research about ANZAC Jawans

By : Prakash Mehta. Hindu Council of Australia has erected a cenotaph dedicated to all servicemen of Indian origin who have enrolled or served the Australian forces in World Wars. […]

Australian Prime Minister – protection of our religious freedoms is synonymous with our identity

The Australian Prime Minister Hon Scott Morrison #ScoMo has a issued a press release vouching for the freedom of religion as essential to Australian identity in a diverse Australian society […]

Bioethics – a Hindu Perspective

By : Dr Raj Maheshwari. (The following is an abstract of the talk delivered by the author at the conference on “Core Ethical Teachings” at NSW Parliament House on 4 […]

Pauline Hanson gives thumbs up to Indian Migration to Australia

By : Surinder Jain. Pauline Lee Hanson is an Australian politician and a Senator representing the state of Queensland. She is also the founder and leader of Pauline Hanson’s One […]

NT Parliament celebrates Diwali

By : Shashi Khanna. Northern Territory government celebrated the Indian festival of lights ,Diwali at Darwin, Parliament house. The beautiful huge structure of Parliament stands besides the water front. Amazing […]

Selling Burgers to eliminate world hunger and save the earth

By : Surinder Jain. Amit Tiwari, founder of Soul Burgers fast food chain of restaurants in Australia, prides on selling tasty burgers with no animal meat in them. A burger […]

ASMY Donates to help Regents Park Mandir rebuild after vandalism

By : Madya Lila. Mark Orwin from the Australian School of Meditation & Yoga recently visited Regents Park Mandir to present the devotees with the holy scriptures Bhagavad Gita and […]

Adelaide to India for Yoga

By : Vani Shukla. By the grace of God ,I have successfully completed my second Yoga retreat to India last month.   12 people from Adelaide travelled to India and […]

A scholarship offered to Racist by Melbourne Law Firm

The Global Mobility Immigration Lawyers Scholarship is an annual initiative, open to all students enrolled in a course of secondary, tertiary or post-graduate practical education/training. The topic for 2019 is: […]

Hindu Council Donates to Farmers Relief Fund

Hindu Council gave a cheque for $11,000 to the Premier’s Farmers Relief Fund.  Related Images:

Diwali celebrated in Parramatta

By : Surinder Jain. (Photographs by Vijay Maharaj and Dharmendra Modi) Hindu Council of Australia celebrated its 20th Diwali at Parramatta Park on 3rd and 4th November 2018. Saturday the […]

Kalyanam ceremonies being held in Sydney

By : Neelima Pravastu. The Priests and Deities arrived on 26th October 2018 at night 9 PM from Bhadrachalam along with the celebrity Kuchipudi dancer Dr Padmaja Reddy and her group. […]

Office goers crowd relishes Diwali in Sydney

By : Surinder Jain. Hindu Council of Australia celebrated Diwali festival in Martin Place, the heart of Sydney today on 31st October 2018. Martin Place is a pedestrian mall in […]

Diwali celebrated in Rouse Hill Shopping Centre

Hindu Council of Australia celebrated Diwali festival with a fun fare and cultural program in Rouse Hill Town Shopping centre on 27th October 2018. Rouse Hill Town Centre is a […]

Australia Rises against Temple Attack

Australians from all walks of life have risen in anger and indignation at the desecration and vandalism of a Hindu temple in Sydney last week. Hindu community has been overwhelmed […]

Lord from Bhadrachalam arrived in Sydney for Kalyanam and Coronation

By : Sai Pravastu. A historic moment for Australia –  Bhagwan Sri Rama along with Sita  Devi, Lakshmana and Anjaneya Swamy from Bhadrachalam Temple, have left from Bharat and are […]

APRO all religions leaders condemn Temple attack

APRO Australian Participation of Religious Organizations condemned the recent attack on a Hindu temple in Reagents Park. APRO aims to  promote and advocate for inter-faith harmony, and understanding and respect […]

Diwali celebrated in Perth by Hindu Council of Australia

A Diwali celebration was held on 19th October 2018 at Edith Covent University in Perth. The program started by a speech by Bhakti Koriya on the significance of Deepavali. A […]

Hindu Council condemns attack at Hindu Temple in Sydney

Hindu Council of Australia expresses its pain on learning of the vandalism that occurred at the Hindu Temple in Regents Park on Sunday, 14 October 2018. Unfortunately it happened in the […]

ARRCC members pledge for eating less Meat

By : Surinder Jain. ARRCC – Australian Religious Response to Climate Change is a multi faith network committed to action on Climate Change. Hindu Council of Australia has been a […]

Walk2Temple Paad Yatra piligrimage

By: Sai Pravastu.   As the quote goes “one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind” similarly one man’s initiative to continue the tradition of pilgrimage in Australia […]

Bhadrachalam deities arriving in Sydney soon

By: Sai Pravastu. It is of great joy and delight to let everyone know that the utsava moortis Lord Sri Rama along with Sita Devi, Lakshamana and Anjeyanaya swamy are […]

Dowry abuse submission by Hindu Council of Australia

On 26 June 2018, the Senate of Australia (Upper house of Parliament) referred the practice of dowry and the incidence of dowry abuse in Australia to the Legal and Constitutional […]

Australian Hindu wins Noble prize of Mathematics

Professor Venkatesh, who graduated from the University of Western Australia aged 16 with honours in pure mathematics, has achieved his subject’s highest honour. He has been awarded the Fields Medal, […]

Deepavali in Australia

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Hindu businesses help drought stricken Australian farmers

After Hindu council and Hindu temples, now Hindu businesses have come forward to donate their profits to help drought stricken Australian farmers.   Related Images:

Hindu Council in its 20th years

In 1998, five pioneer Hindus of Sydney came together, Dr Anand Lalchandani co-founder of Sri Mandir in Auburn, Dr A Balasubramaniam co-founder of Sri Venkateswara Temple in Helensburgh, Surinder Jain […]

Take a Poll on Dowry – Have your say

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Hindus are the most employed group in Australia

Hindus have the highest overall workforce participation rate among all religious groups in Australia, according to RMIT-ABC Fact Check. Related Images:

Australian bishop sentenced to year’s detention for child sex abuse cover-up

The most senior Roman Catholic cleric in the world to be convicted of covering up child sex abuse has been sentenced in an Australian court to 12 months in detention. Newcastle […]

Perth Mint releases Diwali 2018 Stamp and Coin Cover

The coin features a representation of Ganesha with his traditional motifs – a lotus flower, an ornamental axe and a mouse, symbolising the deity’s state of enlightenment. The design includes […]

Swar Ganga – Shree Nath Ji Jhanki Blacktown

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Dalai Lama 83rd birthday celebrated

By:Prakash Mehta. ACT Tibetian community Inc. celebrated 83rd Birthday celebration of His Holy Highness Dalai Lama in Cenberra. Mr Prakash Mehta, President , Hindu Council of Australia represented Hindus in […]

Albury Wodonga Hindus produce “That Girl”

Albury Wodonga are two twin towns in Australia on the New South Wales-Victoria state border, separated by Murray river. It has a significant population of Hindus from Indian and from […]

City2Surf Join Hindu team to run for fun

By:Bimal Joshi.   City2Surf is a popular road running event held annually in Sydney covering a 14-kilometre course. The event is a “fun run” as well as a race, attracting […]

Dowry abuse in Australia – Senate orders an inquiry

By:Surinder Jain. SBS and some independent film producers have recently produced films on the deplorable dowry system prevalent in some parts of India and resulting violence against women. Armed with […]

Take a Quiz on Hindu Diaspora

Please enter your email: 1. According to the Australian census of 2016, Hinduism was the fastest growing religion of Australia? Yes/No  Yes  No 2. When did the first Hindus came […]

Youth PoWR chooses a Hindu youth speaker

By:Vincy Jain. A Youth Parliament of World’s Religions is being held next month. Hindu council of Australia is participating as one of the organizers. Our youth member Vincy has been […]

International Yoga Day at The Ponds

By: Tara Sharma Hindu Council of Australia in conjunction with Art of Living Foundation celebrated Yoga Day at The Ponds suburb of Sydney. The event was attended by about 50 […]

Take a Quiz on Hindu Society and Institutions

Take a Quiz on Hindu Society and Institutions Please go to Take a Quiz on Hindu Society and Institutions to view the test Related Images:

Tributes to Prof Raja Jayraman, former Vice President

Prof Raja Jayraman is remembered by us all. He did so much work for Hindu education in schools and for promoting interfaith harmony in Australia as Vice President of Hindu […]

Take a Quiz on Hindu Festivals

Test your knowledge about Hindu festivals. Please go to Take a Quiz on Hindu Festivals to view the test Related Images:

Hindu Unity Day unites Hindus in Canberra

Hindu Council of Australia invited about 15 Hindu organizations together on 16th June to discuss how can we preserve Hindu culture in Australia. Each organization spoke about what they are […]

Darwin revels in music and Yoga for four days

B: Kalindi,ASMY The popular kirtan band, Ashraya, were invited to Darwin to be part of the festivities to celebrate International Day of Yoga. Over 4 nights, they brought peace and […]

Hindu Council welcomes ISKCON Gauranga Prabhu

Gauranga Prabhu, disciple of H.H.Radhanath Swami Maharaja Graduated from IIT Bombay in 1993, his interest in Krishna Consciousness dawned during his college days.He moved in as a full time preacher […]

Take a Quiz on Hindu Scriptures

Take a Quiz on Hindu Scriptures Please go to Take a Quiz on Hindu Scriptures to view the test Related Images:

International Yoga Day celebrations by Hindu Council

Hindu Council of Australia is celebrating International Yoga day in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide. Details of the events are given in the brochures below.       Related Images:

Ram Sita Kalyanam Vivah in Parramatta 3rd November 2018

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

Take a Quiz on Hindu Beliefs

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A new Hindu Education Centre coming up in Sydney

As Hindu population is growing rapidly in Australia (mostly due to migration), existing temples are struggling to cope up with the demand for spiritual guidance of Hindus. To keep up […]

Ashraya Band celebrates International Day of Yoga with concerts in Darwin

To celebrate International Day of Yoga, the kirtan band Ashraya will be joining the festivities in Darwin. On their second tour to the Top End, they bring their world grooves […]

NSW Parliament to toughen Hate Laws

The hate speech laws in Australia give redress to someone who is the victim of discrimination, vilification, or injury on grounds that differ from one jurisdiction to another. Under the proposed amendments introduced to the Parliament, individuals who […]

White Racist posters appear in a Queensland town

Ayr is located 88 kilometres (55 mi) south of Townsville on the Bruce Highway between Top end of Queensland and Brisbane to its south. produces the most sugar cane per square […]

Spoken Sanskrit in Canberra – a roaring success

A basic sanskrit language course was held with the objective to give students a taste of Sanskrit as a living language by introducing them to its basic grammatical structures so […]

Australia’s first religious same sex marriage performed in a Synagogue

Australia has recently permitted same sex marriage. While many such marriages have been held in civil ceremonies, most religions have been reluctant to embrace the change and incorporate LGBT in […]

Ray Williams MP wants to stamp out racism in Australia

Some leaders have recently made racist and divisive statements affecting residents of NSW and Australia. Upset by these developments, Hon. Ray Williams MP will host a round table with Community Leaders […]

Tiny Australian towns are inclusive but lack diversity

While large Australian cities have seen a large influx of different ethnic and religious groups, tiny Australian towns although considered inclusive by some authors, lack diversity of ethnicity and religions. […]

SBS TV records growth of Hinduism in Australia

SBS (State Broadcasting Services) is an Australian TV and radio network supported by Australian government and specializes in ethnic community news. Decades ago when there were very few Hindus in […]

Hindu Council of Australia welcomes the Integration multiculturalism model of Australia

Australian government has been agonizing at the growth of terrorism among some of the immigrant communities in Europe and USA. Its think tanks have been working hard on how to […]

Australian city Mayor promotes Yoga for mental health

CITY of Gosnells Mayor Glenn Dewhurst has urged kids to take up yoga as a way to help maintain mental health. Mayor Dewhurst joined children at Leisure World in Thornlie to […]

Anzac Day celebrations in Canberra

Hindu Council of Australia represented by its National President Mr Prakash Mehta, attended ” Australian Jewish ANZAC Day Service” at National Jewish Memorial Centre in Canberra. The Ceremony was attended […]

Israel’s 70th Independence Day celebrated in Sydney

A function to celebrate 70th Independence Day of Israel was held in Sydney at Four Seasons Hotel. The function was attended by NSW Premier  Gladys Bereziklian, MP Luke Foley, Israel […]

Anzac Day ceremony at Hornsby NSW

Members of Hindu Council of Australia attended a pre-dawn memorial service to commemorate Anzac ceremony at Hornsby. The march started from Hornsby RSL club and the actual ceremony took place […]

Bible lessons should be a must for Hindu students, says Christian activist

Australian students should be ­required to study the Bible as part of a well-rounded education, ­regardless of their religious background, according to American investor and Christian activist Chuck Stetson.  “I […]

Severe shortage of Hindu SRE teachers in NSW schools

NSW Currently there is an estimated short fall of about a 1,000 Hindu Special Religious Education teachers in NSW. 2017 Statistics In the enrollment year 2107, there were about 20,000 […]

Liverpool police community engagement

By:Somesh Sibal Liverpool police community engagement program was attended by Somesh Sibal of the Hindu Council of Australia’s Chaplaincy team along with members of about 15 different cultural and religious groups […]

Did Indians bring technology of Fire, Farming and tools to Australia Four Thousand Years Ago

Genetic evidence suggests that just over 4 millennia ago a group of Indian travellers landed in Australia and stayed. The evidence emerged a few years ago after a group of […]

Western Australia adds a new chapter to Hindu Council

A WA chapter of Hindu Council of Australia has been established on 12th March 2018. First program will be to welcome HH Mahant Swami of BAPS by all Hindu Organisations. […]

Gender Equality Declaration by Hindu Council of Australia

Hindu Council of Australia stands for Gender Equality and Respect for Women By Prakash Mehta, President As a peak Hindu body, Hindu Council of Australia is working to help Hindus […]

Gargi Woman Paramita Roy

Winner of Gargi Woman Award 2018 – (Film Producer) By Bharathi R Paramita Roy has been awarded Hindu Council of Australia’s Gargi Woman Award 2018 for her outstanding contribution as […]

Gargi Woman Poornima Sharma

Winner of Gargi Woman Award 2018 – (Performer) By Bharathi R Poornima Sharma has been awarded Hindu Council of Australia’s Gargi Woman Award 2018 for her outstanding contribution as a […]

Gargi Woman Anju Kalra

Winner of Gargi Woman Award 2018 – (Dementia Consultant) By Bharathi R Anju Kalra has been awarded Hindu Council of Australia’s Gargi Woman Award 2018 for her outstanding contribution to […]

Gargi Woman Jacinta Tobin

Winner of Gargi Woman Award 2018 – (Community) By Bharathi R Jacinta Tobin has been awarded Hindu Council of Australia’s Gargi Woman Award 2018 for her outstanding contribution to Community. […]

Gargi Woman June Bullivant

Winner of Gargi Woman Award 2018 – (Academic Researcher) By Bharathi R JUNE BULLIVANT  has been awarded Hindu Council of Australia’s Gargi Woman Award 2018 for her outstanding contribution as […]

Hindu Council announces Winners of Gargi Woman Award 2018

The winners of Gargi Woman Award were announced today. The winners of 2018 Gargi Woman Award are : 1. Jacinta Tobin – Service to her Aboriginal Community 2. June Bullivant […]

NSW announces 27 million dollars grant for well being school workers

The NSW state government has announced $9 million each year for next three years to have well being officers in schools. Both religious and atheists can apply. Community gives $7000, School gives […]

State of Teaching Hinduism in NSW Australia

By Vijai Singhal and Surinder Jain (Hindu Council of Australia) 1st March 2018 Apart from various temples and organizations running their own religious and scripture classes, Hinduism is being taught […]

NSW Govt gets serious about Religious education

NSW state government had ordered a review of Special Religious Education(SRE) in 2015 and the report was received in 2017. Hindu scriptures are taught to students in schools by VHP […]

Hindus missing out Big time on School Chaplaincy

The National School Chaplaincy Programme (NSCP), is an Australian federal government programme which funds chaplains in Australian primary and secondary schools. The chaplains are to provide “support and guidance about […]

Vic Govt funds $160,000 for Shri Shiva Vishnu Temple

      Australia’s Victorian State Government announced that it will provide more than $160,000 to the Hindu Society of Victoria to upgrade its Cultural and Heritage Centre, also known […]

A review of Australia’s religious freedoms

Philip Ruddock appointed to conduct review of Australia’s religious freedoms Fergus Hunter Published: November 22 2017 – 8:10AM The government has appointed Howard-era cabinet minister Philip Ruddock to lead a […]

Hindu Council on Australia Day 2018

A large chunk of Hindu Council of Australia team was invited by the NSW state premier for the Australia Day celebrations at Bowman Hall in Blacktown. The event was attended […]

Dr Agar honoured on Australia Day

His dedication to the Hindu society has earned Professor Nihal Agar the membership of the Order of Australia in the Australia Day Honours List. This resident of viagrausa-online.com – info […]

Brookvale upsets us

Brookvale Union continues to upset Hindus world over with juxtaposed Hindu images The Sydney-based Brewery goes back on word, continues to circulate insensitive images of Hindu Deities       […]