Facts about Australia

Facts about Australia

Below are the thirty facts that set Australia apart from the rest of the world 1.Australia is the 6th largest country by total area. 2.The name Australia is derived from the Latin australis, meaning “southern” 3.Australia is believed to be inhibited by humans for at least 40000 years. 4.The first Europeans to discover Australia were […]

Kangaroo Facts

Kangaroo Facts

Types of Kangaroos Kangaroo is one of the most recognised animals in the world, even though present only in Australia and nearby islands.  Pademelons, Wallabies, Wallaroos and Kangaroos look very much the same in body structure but the distinct name is given based on their sizes. Originally Pademelons were called small wallabies and wallabies were […]

Mia Mia Aboriginal Art Gallery

Mia Mia Aboriginal Art Gallery

Mia Mia Aboriginal Art Gallery The word Mia Mia means shelter.   The Mia Mia art gallery located at Waterfolds park in Melbourne gives visitors the opportunity to discover the meaning, expression and passion of notable and up and coming aboriginal artists . The English style building that houses the gallery was built as a part of a […]

Petty’s Orchard Templestowe

Petty’s Orchard Templestowe

 Petty’s Orchard, Templestowe There is an apple farm in Melbourne, at the suburb of Templestowe ,not far from the city. Unfortunately, I decided to make a dash in the wintery month of August. The trees were without the leaves and the commercial farm was out of bound for the visitors.  I parked the car and went […]

Funfields

Funfields

‘Fun fields’ is the hidden gem of Whittlesea. Most Melbournians were completely unaware of the existence of this fantastic theme park, just 40 km from Melbourne CBD until recently. The TV advertisement campaign undertook by the park management in the last couple of years, has changed the situation considerably. Last summer when I visited the […]

Hare Krishna (ISKON ) Temple , Melbourne

Hare Krishna (ISKON ) Temple , Melbourne

 Hare Krishna (ISKON ) Temple  Melbourne Krishna Mantra Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare hare Hare rama hare rama rama rama hare hare Hare Krishna(ISKON)  Melbourne Temple address 197 Danks Street , Albert Park , Victoria , Australia  The Hare Krishna Temple in Melbourne was consecrated by the movement’s founder Bhakthi Vedanda Swami Prabhupada […]

Nirmala Devi’s free Sahajayoga classes in Australia

Nirmala Devi’s free Sahajayoga classes in Australia

 Sahaja Yoga   Kundalini yoga is the one of the most effective meditation practises from India. Kundalini yoga with some minor modifications was introduced by Late Sri Nirmala Devi as Sahaja Yoga . Sri Nirmala Devi (March 21, 1923 – February 23, 2011) is credited with making this form of meditation popular all around the world .Today the […]

Sri Guru Singh Sabha Gurudwara , Craigieburn , Melbourne

Sri Guru Singh Sabha Gurudwara , Craigieburn , Melbourne

The Sikh Gurudwara at Craigieburn is an eye catcher because of its size and the distinctive architecture from the surrounding buildings. It was my well cherished wish to visit a Gurudwara and offer my prayers. The Sikh culture and traditions are very much different from that of Hindus. For my generation, Sikhs are not the calm, […]

New Swami Narayan Mandir , Melbourne

New Swami Narayan Mandir , Melbourne

The new BAPS Shri Swaminarayanan Mandir was inaugurated in Melbourne on 23rd March 2012 . The Murthi Prathishta was performed on 24th March 2012 . The murthis sanctified by Pramukh Swami Maharah in India, were installed with the chanting of Manthras . The mandir will now host a range of cultural and spiritual programs such […]

The Hindu festivals Calender 2013

The Hindu festivals Calender 2013

  Hindu Festivals  In January 2013       08th January 2013 (Tuesday) Saphala Ekadashi 14th January 2013 (Monday) Uttarayana Sankranti , Pongal 22nd January 2013 (Tuesday) Pushya (Paush) Putrada Ekadashi 27th January 2013 (Sunday ) Pushya (Paush) Purnima 30th January 2013 (Wednesday) Sankasta Chaturthi     Hindu Festivals In February 2013   06th February […]