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 […]

Pakistani Hindus discuss their issues in Pakistan Hindu Council AGM

By : pakistanhinducouncil.org.pk. The First General Body Meeting of Pakistan Hindu Council Cabinet 18-20 was held on 9th December 2018, Sunday at Global Marquees, Karachi. The meeting was started with Gayatri/Mool Mantar and then a welcome speech was done by Mr. Raja Bhawan (Vice-President) in which he welcomed all the members and applauds all the […]

First Indian Born Hindu woman elected in Upper House Victoria

Hindus started migrating to Australia in 1970’s and after about 50 years of migration, they have established their roots in their new homeland. Nothing illustrates it more than a migrant and that too a woman getting elected in a Parliament. Kaushalya Vaghela Kaushaliya Virjibhai Vaghela is a Hindu Indian Australian politician. She has been a […]

Hindu chaplains help a Hindu women in prison

Hindu chaplaincy committee was contacted by another religions Chaplain to help a Hindu prison inmate with a beads mala and some religious books. Somesh Sibal from Hindu Council got in touch and is sending the books. Mala has already been provided by a Buddhist Chaplain. Somesh Ji will stay in touch for any further help […]

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 […]

Why do hundreds of South Koreans visit Ayodhya every year

Nominate a woman for Gargi Award

Click here to find out more about Gargi Award and to nominate someone for the award. Self nominations are encouraged.

Vedic woman – Where is She?

The Vedic Woman: Who Was She and Will She Return? After scouring the internet for hours, what I found left me seriously F R U S T R A T E D.

Take a Poll on Dowry – Have your say

Shakti initiative of Hindu American Foundation

Namaste WELCOME TO THE SHAKTI INITIATIVE! Many years ago, I was invited to speak on a panel about women and religion. Armed with my senior thesis from undergrad — The Vedic Woman: Who Was She and Will She Return? — I was able to quickly pull together a long list of stories and scriptural quotes to bolster my […]

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 […]

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 […]

Thailand evolves its own mix of Budhist and Brahmin rituals

The new Brahmins The relevance of mixing Hinduism with Buddhism and folk beliefs in Thai history 12 Oct 2015 at 03:46 WRITER: MELALIN MAHAVONGTRAKUL  A man dressed in white blew into a conch as if it were a horn. Joss sticks were burning. Heads bowed but people’s lips were praying. A screenplay on a golden […]

Ayush ministry seeks ISRO’s help for satellite imagery of events on Yoga Day

NEW DELHI: The Ayush Ministry has approached the country’s premier space agency ISRO for satellite imagery of the countrywide events between 7 am and 8 am on International Day of Yoga (IDY), to be observed on June 21. The ministry has sought ISRO’s assistance to get an estimate of Yoga enthusiasts who would perform at […]

Mauritius: Hotel Tells Employees Not to Wear Tika, Stirs up Protest

One of Mauritius’ finest hotels, the five-star Residence Mauritius, is in a soup for asking an employee to not sport a Tika (bindi, forehead mark) for hygienic purposes. The hotel, Residence Mauritius, also stated that the issue of visible religious symbols is addressed by telling the employees about exercising discretion. For example, the sindoor or the […]

Meet the Indian housewives studying to become Hindu priests in their ‘second innings’

At 72, Sailja Joshi has found her calling rather late in life. After a lifetime spent caring for others at home, this grandmother wants to join the workforce.  She is studying to become a Hindu priest. Female priests are a relatively new phenomenon in India, and they’re still vastly outnumbered by men. Scholars say that […]

Interfaith Peace Symposium “Empowerment of Women”

Bharathi Rengarajan of Hindu Council of Australia, gave a talk on Empowerment of women on an Interfaith Peace Symposium organized by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Woman Association  Australia held in Sydney. She talked about Hindu feminine Gods and how women can empower themselves. The meeting was also addressed by Rissa Mclnnes – Riverstone Electorate local woman of […]

A new film on Love Jihad by Sudipto Sen

Renonwned film artist Sudipto Sen has made a new film titled ‘In the Name of Love-Melancholy of God’s Own Country’. A screening of the film was organised by Global Indian Foundation and Vivekanand Vichar Manch of Jawahar Lal Nehru University in Delhi. The film focuses on the issue of ‘love jihad’ and religious conversion of girls in […]

Pakistani Hindu parents allege their daughter forced to convert to Islam

In the predawn darkness on Feb. 24, Rinkel Kumari, a 19-year-old student from a Hindu family, disappeared from her home in Mirpur Mathelo, a small village off a busy highway in Sindh Province. Hours later, she resurfaced 12 miles away, at the home of a prominent Muslim cleric who phoned her parents with news that […]

Pakistan elects a Hindu woman senator, second time in its history

Compare that with how many Muslim women have been elected in India since 1947. Krishna Kumari Kohli’s election represents a major milestone for women and minority rights in Pakistan. Ms. Kumari’s victory was a rare bit of good news for the country’s Hindu minority. Pakistan has a dismal record over the treatment of vulnerable religious minorities. […]

Hindus attacked by Rohingyas in Myanmar

The attaches from international community met with local Hindu women who had been abducted by Muslim insurgents responsible for killing about 100 other Hindus during the crackdown, Hindu leader Ni Maw said. The women said they wanted to know why the world is talking only about Muslims,” Ni Maw told RFA. “Hindus also were killed […]

Rangoli workshop at Parramasala

By Shobha Deshikan Hindu Council of Australia created a huge Rangoli of flowers at Parramasala and conducted a Rangoli making workshop. It took eight people to do the wonderful beautiful Rangoli. of vibrant and colorful flowers.  The Rangoli was very impressive. All day long, passers would stop, wonder and pictures including numerous selfies. It was […]

Painting workshop at Parramasala by Hindu Council

A painting workshop was conducted at Parramasala festival where visitors were encouraged to try their hand at painting and to watch painters making their paintings live. This wonderful workshop was conducted by two teenage girls Mili and Kushi. They both mesmerized their audience with their speed painting skills. Kushi did a reverse painting whilst the […]

Yoga workshop at Parramasala by Hindu Council

Bharani Ji, a renowned Yoga teacher, conducted a Yoga workshop at Parramsala festival. The aim of the workshop was for people to come and try Yoga under supervision and free of charge. 10 children showcased various poses whilst their guru was instructing them. The children were so adaptable and showcased their talent and also involved […]

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 Jayanthi Ramanan

Winner of Gargi Woman Award 2018 – (Carer) By Bharathi R Jayanthi Ramanan has been awarded Hindu Council of Australia’s Gargi Woman Award 2018 for her outstanding contribution as a carer. The award consisting of a plaque was presented to her by Member of Parliament – Parramatta Hon. Geoff Lee and by Anita Sharma NSW […]

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 Dr. Meenakshi Srinivasan

Winner of Gargi Woman Award 2018 – (Educationist) By Bharathi R Dr. Meenakshi Srinivasan has been awarded Hindu Council of Australia’s Gargi Woman Award 2018 for her outstanding contribution as an Educationist. The award consisting of a plaque was presented to her by State MP for Strathfield Jodi McKay and by Mr Suman Saha Councillor, […]

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 […]

International Women’s Day Parramatta NSW

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 – […]

Hindu council in Parramasala parade

Hindu council of Australia has partnered with Parramasala festival to celebrate International Women’s day and Gargi Woman Awards. Parramasala is a three day celebration Parramatta’s cultural diversity. The festival began on Friday 9th March 2018 with a parade from Parramatta Town Hall to Prince Alfred Park. Different ethnic cultures at home in Parramatta were represented […]

International Women’s Day 2018

Hindu council of Australia together with Parramasala invites you to celebrate International Woman’s Day at Parramatta, Prince Alfred Square. Sunday, March 11, 2018 | 11pm to 4pm    

Gargi Woman Award Press Release

Hindu Council of Australia institutes award for recognizing Australian women  Sydney : 12 February 2018  Hindu Council of Australia has instituted annual awards to recognise outstanding contribution by Australian women in the society. The awards would be across multiple categories and will be announced on the occasion of International Woman’s day 2018.  Speaking about the […]

Thank you Hindu Benevolent Fund

An anonymous recipient of help from HBF thanks by sending following email: To Consulate general of India and Hindu council I sincerely thanks for all the generous help and support provided to me in my time of hardship. I really appreciate and very thankful for the financial support provided in terms of paying my apartment […]

The World’s Oldest Icon Of Feminism

You think Kangana Ranaut is a feminist? You must not have heard about Rishi Gargi then.  The Story Of Rishi Gargi: The World’s Oldest Icon Of Feminism Found In Ancient Hinduism. [Read More …]  

Hindu Council Gargi Woman Award

On the International day of women 2018, Hindu Council of Australia has decided to institute an award for outstanding women in Australia who make a good role model for growing up Hindu girls and women. The award will consist of a commendation letter and will be awarded in multiple categories like Sports, Journalism, Performers, Defense, […]

International Women’s Day 11th March

International Women’s Day 11th March