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 5th International Yoga Day. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his UN address suggested the date of 21 June, as it is the longest day […]

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 Mandir & Community Centre on the weekend of the 8th & 9th of June 2019. We will be sending out more details once we finalize […]

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 help you face these issues. Your Name (optional) : Your Email (optional): Your Phone (optional) : Your Age Group* : 18-25 years26-35 years35-60 yearsAbove 60 […]

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 incident took place in Pulwama, Kashmir, India when a suicide bomber rammed his explosive laden vehicle in to a bus transporting a convoy of Police. […]

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 to protect religious freedom and not to pass a law that can suppress religious freedom as an unintended consequence of anti-discrimination. The main points being […]

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 conscience are Mahvash Sabet, Fariba Kamalabadi, Jamaloddin Khanjani, Afif Naeimi, Saeid Rezaie, Behrouz Tavakkoli, and Vahid Tizfahm.[2] Sabet was detained on 5 March 2008 after […]

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 religious freedom commissioner, the Prime Minister  has announced his intention to do so. The response also addresses issues like, when can a parent take their […]

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 fat from sheep, pigs and cows — as a ‘slip agent’ to prevent friction and static. The Reserve Bank of Australia confirmed banknotes have a […]

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 LGBT only recently. One would think that both are laudable achievements for Australia, but the future of religious freedom does not look so rosy. A […]

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. It was inaugurated with the joint efforts and support of the Department of Veteran Affairs, Hornsby Shire Council, Hornsby RSL, Hindu Council of Australia, local  […]

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 of today. Hindus applaud his statement and support a multicultural Australia, free of religious hatred and free of terrorism.   THE HON SCOTT MORRISON MP […]

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 March 2011). Dr Raj MaheshwariForensic Psychiatrist and Psychotherapist at St John of God Health CareSydney, Australia Bioethics addresses specific ethical issues relating to science and […]

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 Nation Party (PHON). Despite Hanson’s repeated denials of charges of racism,[13] her views on race and immigration have been discussed widely in Australia. In her maiden […]

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 sunset adorned this festivity further at the lush green lawns of the Parliament.    Extremely warm and whole heartedly welcome awaited the Indian community at […]

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 without cruelty to animals (assuming killing is cruelty) and good for the environment (meat production is one of the major factors for climate change) is […]

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 Srimad Bhagavatam by AC Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada.     He also offered a donation of a thousand dollars on behalf of ASMY to Indrajit Rai, President […]

Australia’s first Hare Krishna schoolies: No sex, drugs, alcohol, gambling or meat

By :  Samantha Turnbull , ABC North Coast   Australia’s first all-Hare Krishna Year 12 class is shunning traditional Schoolies Week celebrations in favour of a trip to India, while vowing to forgo sex, alcohol, drugs, gambling and meat.

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 joined me in Delhi,from there we went to Uttarkashi,Gangotri and Rishikesh, where we stayed in an Ashram for Yoga Sadhna and Meditation.   It was […]

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: The Racist Inside Me Discuss a time when you felt xenophobic and how you have since evolved. The web site explains how to obtain this […]

Hindu Council Donates to Farmers Relief Fund

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

Diwali becomes an important festival of Australia

By : Surinder Jain. After Australia abolished it’s whites only immigration policy in the 60s, Indians started migrating to Australia for education and work. Today there are over 450,000 Hindus in Australia who call Australia home. Marriage Procession through the streets of Parramatta For many decades Diwali celebrations were a private affair among family or […]

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 3rd was marked by Sri Sitarama Kalyanam and Ram Lila while Sunday the 4th was Sri Sitarama Pattabhishekam, Ram Lila, Ravan Dehan and fire works. […]

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. The Deities and priests were taken to host at Rohin Ji’s house on their first stay in Sydney. Pre-wedding ceremonies started next day with making of […]

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 the central business district of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Office lunch time crowd Martin Place has been described as the “civic heart” of Sydney. […]

Vandalized Temple takes first step to rebuild by Murti Visarjan

By : Pandit Paras Ram Maharaj. The Bhartiye Temple in Sydney Australia which was vandalized a few weeks ago is gathering itself to get on with the reconstruction job abd restarting temple and prayers. The first step is to do Murti Visarjana (immersion of idols) in deep ocean where they will not be trampeled upon […]

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 shopping centre in the suburb of Rouse Hill in the Hills District of Sydney. The Village Centre is the main shopping mall with hundreds of […]

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 by the support shown to it by the Governments, Political leaders, Religious leaders, Mayor, Councillors and ordinary Australians. Many ordinary Australians have shown their disgust […]

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 arriving today evening in Sydney. There will be a warm welcome by our local priests and Andal group with Purna Kumbam at the host’s residence.  […]

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 between the adherents of the various religions in Australia and to combat religious prejudice and discrimination. It has members from Council fo Australian Jewery, Bahai, […]

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 work shop for making Rangoli was held by Nutan, Damji, Shubhada and Bhakti. This was followed by a dance by the group. Many passer byes […]

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 most holy period of Navaratri in Hindu calendar.  The vandalism has caused lot of pain and anguish to the devotees. We do not have enough […]

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 member for more than ten years and has recently celebrated 10th Anniversary of its Eat Less Meat campaign. Members of ARRCC in Sydney met on […]

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 has just reached a new milestone of 2 decades.    It is true that, this year marks 20th year since this walk was started by […]

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 for the first time coming to Sydney from the ancient and famous Sri SitaRama temple of Bhadrachalam which is on the banks of mighty Godavari […]

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 Affairs References Committee for inquiry and report by 6 December 2018. The committee’s focus is on the broad issues raised in the terms of reference […]

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, known as the “Nobel Prize for mathematics” — awarded once every four years to between two and four people under the age of 40. It […]

Deepavali in Australia

Diwali 2018 celebrations in Australia

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.  

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 co-founder of Hindu Swayamsewak Sangh, Bhagwat Chauhan of VHP Australia and Mr Jagdish Raniga of Braham Kumaris. Together they founded Hindu Council of Australia. Sanjeev […]

Take a Poll on Dowry – Have your say

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.

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 Magistrate Robert Stone on Tuesday, July 3, 2018, ordered Adelaide Archbishop Philip Wilson to serve at least 6 months before he is eligible for parole.

Swar Ganga – Shree Nath Ji Jhanki Blacktown

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 the inscription ‘happy diwali’ and The Perth Mint’s traditional ‘P’ mintmark.

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 Australia in the celebrations.  

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 Bhutan. About 60 members of the local Bhutanese and Indian communities got together to produce a Bollywood-style dance and song titled That Girl. The song has a […]

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 both competitive runners and community participants who can choose to run or to walk.   Did you know: City2Surf is the fifth-largest running event in the […]

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 that evidence, on 26th June the Australian Senate referred the provisions of the practice of dowry and the incidence of dowry abuse in Australia to the Legal and […]

Take a Quiz on Hindu Diaspora

Please enter your email: Which religion replaced Hinduism as the main religion of Khmer in 13th century?  Islam  Theravada Buddhism  Christianity The empire’s official religions included Hinduism and Mahayana Buddhism until Theravada Buddhism prevailed, even among the lower classes, after its introduction from Sri Lanka in the 13th century.[10] Since then, Hinduism slowly declined in […]

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 participating in its cabinet meetings and has sent the following report. “Our meeting was held at this year’s venue, the Soka Gakkai International in Olympic […]

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 participants and the emphasis was placed on Yoga in everyday life. International Yoga Day 2018 at The Ponds The Ponds is located approximately 40 kilometres […]

Take a Quiz on Hindu Society and Institutions

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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 Council of Australia. Tributes are still pouring in. Surinder Jain Professor Raja Jayaraman left his mortal body on last Thursday; his funeral will be at 2 pm on […]

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

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 doing and their idea of how we can preserve our culture in Australia. There was a unanimous agreement among all gathered Hindu organizations that such […]

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 joy to the Darwin yoga and Hindu communities through the power of kirtan.      The first night (Thursday 21st June) of kirtan was at […]

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 at ISKCON Chowpatty. ISKCON is a member of Hindu Council of Australia. Mr Prabhu visited Sydney on 23rd June 2018 and held a special dinner […]

Take a Quiz on Hindu Scriptures

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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.      

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 be an elaborate performance of Rama Sita Kalyanam or Ram Sita Vivah (marriage of Ram and Sita) being planned for 3rd November in Parramatta park […]

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 with the demand, a new Hindu Education and Culture Centre is being planned in western Sydney suburb of Riverstone. Havan signifying the hand over of […]

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 and mellow sounds with beautiful ancient mantras that soothe the soul’s inner-most needs.  Weaving together the mantras with amazing music, Ashraya brings a unique and […]

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 incite violence against a community or person based on their race could face up to three years in prison and an $11,000 fine. The bill, […]

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 kilometre in Australia. The town has a total population of 8,281 according to the 2016 census of which Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 7.7%. […]

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 that they can start understanding simple texts as well as allow them to use it in daily life. Participants got an understanding and appreciation of […]

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 their religious marriage ceremonies. By Dolly442 – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=20285641  Now, a first religious same sex marriage has been performed in a […]

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 to explore ways to stamp out racism in Australian community. He is holding a forum on the same 2:15pm, Saturday 26 May 2018  

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. They seem to live in a time warp that existed in Australia before 1970’s. Most new immigrants avoid country towns for their lack of employment opportunities. […]

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 Australia and Internet had not been invented yet, SBS was a major (and sometimes the only) source of news and entertainment for new migrants to […]

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 keep Australian multiculturalism a continuing success story. The Australian Government wants newly arrived migrants to succeed by integrating and make the most of the opportunities while […]

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 promote the centre’s junior yoga program and encouraged youths to take up yoga to help manage stress. Gosnells is a suburb of Perth, located within the City of Gosnells. Gosnells […]

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 by a many few multi-faith religious leaders, by the Ambassador of Israel to Australia, by ACT leader of opposition and many other dugnatories. The program […]

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 ambassador to Australia Mark Sofer, President Zionist Council of NSW Richard Balkin and President NSW Jewish board of deputies Jeremy Spinak. Hindu Council was represented by […]

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 in front of the Hornsby Railway Station.  The ceremony was attended by Parveen Gupta on behalf of  MP Julioan Leeser, Phillip Ruddock mayor of Hornsby […]

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 argue that if you don’t have knowledge of the Bible you can’t understand the English language, literature, history, art, music or culture fully,” he told The […]

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 Hindu students in NSW out of a total of 755,000 student in 2,160 schools, making 2.64% of all students. Buddhists had about 15,000 and Muslims […]

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 in the area. The program was organised on 29th March 2018 to meet the new Liverpool area commander Superintendent Paul Albury. Paul addressed the attendees. Among […]

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 Aboriginal men’s Y chromosomes matched with Y chromosomes typically found in Indian men.[…Read More…]

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. HCA WA chapter will lead this program to establish relation with other Hindu Organisations in WA. Second Program will be celebration of International Yoga Day. […]

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 live in harmony with all the other communities in Australia. To achieve this we have a mission to work for a strong, cohesive and active […]

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 a Film Producer. The award consisting of a plaque will be presented to her in a ceremony to be held in her home town Adelaide. […]

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 performer. The award consisting of a plaque was presented to her by Federal Member of Parliament  Hon. Michelle Rowland  and Councillor Hill Shire Reena Jethi, […]

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 Community as a Dementia Consultant. The award consisting of a plaque was presented to her by Member of Parliament – Granville Hon. Julia Finn and […]

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. The award consisting of a plaque was presented to her by Dy. Lord Mayor Parramatta Council Hon. Michelle Garrad  Mr Prakash Mehta – National President […]

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 Academic Researcher. The award consisting of a plaque was presented to her by Federal MP Julie Owens and by Mr Surinder Jain – Vice President […]

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 – Academic Research 3. Dr Meenakshi Srinivasan – Educationist 4. Anju Kalra – Dementia Consultant 5. Jayanthi Ramnan – Carer Service 6. Poornima Sharama – […]

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 $7000 then the govt will also give $7000, then the school can hire a well being officers for $21000. Mr Paul Green, MLC Christian Democratic party announced […]

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 in primary and secondary Schools. At Primary School level (SRE) – An hour of class time is allowed in state schools per week to teach […]

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 and Chinmaya Mission under this special scheme. As a part of implementing many of these recommendations, an All Faith SRE (AFSRE) committee was formed. This […]

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 ethics, values, relationships and spirituality”.[1] The grants are $20,000 a year for schools and $24,000 for schools in remote areas.[2] Hindus are missing out big […]

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 as the Shri Shiva Vishnu Temple. Consecrated in 1994, the Society’s spiritual and cultural precinct, the Shri Shiva Vishnu Temple, is now largest Hindu temple […]

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 review into the legal protections for religious freedom in Australia, which has emerged as a contentious issue inside the Coalition ahead of the legalisation of […]

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 by about 300 community leaders. Four representatives of Hindu Council were present. It was opened by a cultural dance performed by the aboriginal custodian of […]

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 Lane Cove is not your ordinary Australian. He came to Australia way back in 1967 to the University of New England on a post-doctoral Fellowship. […]

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              <!more>   12 January 2015 Sydney: We, the members of the ‘Hindu Council of Australia’ deplore and condemn with utter dismay the […]