Malayalees’ find their Malayattoor in Melbourne

Malayalees’ find their Malayattoor in Melbourne

All around the year, but especially during the Lenten period of 7 weeks preceding Easter., Christians in South India make a pilgrimage to a hilltop at Malayattoor in Kerala carrying crosses and chanting in praise of the Lord. Though historians contradict, Christians believe that St. Thomas the Apostle stayed and prayed at the hilltop in […]

Jainism in Australia

Jainism in Australia

The 2016 Australian Census counted the Jain population in Australia to be 4047 which is less than .1% of Australian population. Out of which 38% lives in Sydney and 31% in Melbourne. The rest are scattered in other capital cities of Australia in insignificant numbers. Jain Sangh’s in Australia Perth Jain Community of Western Australia […]

Dilwara Jain Temples

Dilwara Jain Temples

Photo of Dilwara temples in 1870 Dilwara temples, located at Mt Abu in Rajasthan which enshrine various Jain ‘Tirthankaras’ was built between 11th and 13 centuries and are famous around the world for its intricately carved marble interiors. The Dilwara temple compound is home to five temples known as Vasahis. Vimala Vasahi and Luna Vasahi […]

Gurdwaras in Queensland

Gurdwaras in Queensland

  History of the Gurdwara The Sikh Sangat has been active in Brisbane, since 1981 as families used to gather at Camp Hill School of Arts for congregation. From 1982 onwards regular congregations were held at a rented hall at Blind Welfare Association in Woolloongabba. Foundation stone for a permanent place of worship was laid […]

15 Most beautiful Hindu Keerthans

15 Most beautiful Hindu Keerthans

Mahishasura Mardhini Stothram Mahishasuramardini Stotra was written by Guru Adi Sankaracharya. The full text of the Keerthana ayi giri nandini, nandita medini, visva vinodini, nandinute giri vara vindhya shirodhini vasini vishnuvilaasini jisnunute bhagavati he shitikaNthakutumbini bhoorikutumbini bhoorikrute jaya jaya he mahishaasuramardhini ramyakapardini shailasute suravaravarshiNi durdharadharshiNi durmukhamarshiNi harsharate tribhuvanaposhiNi shankaratoshiNi kilbishamoshiNi ghosharate danujaniroshiNi ditisutaroshiNi durmadashoshiNi sindhusute […]

Shakthi Peeth

Shakthi Peeth

Shakthi Peeth is a place of worship of Shakti or Devi, the female representation of divine power in Hinduism. It is believed that these places of worship, scattered around Indian subcontinent are the places where the body parts of Lord Shiva’s concert Sati has fallen after Lord Vishnu cut through her corps with his Sudarshana […]

Prayers for all religions

Prayers for all religions

God is hope. But religions are unnecessary and divisive. Generally speaking, Indians in Australia are yet to be divided by the venomous spits of religion. But the nasty heads of religion are hidden among us and will show its nasty faces sooner than we think. So we have come up with Indian prayers that has […]

Sikh Gurdwaras in Melbourne, Victoria

Sikh Gurdwaras in Melbourne, Victoria

Gurdwaras and Sikhs in Melbourne Gurudwara is a Sikh place of worship and the word Gurdwara means gateway to Guru. The Gurdwara has a Darbar Sahib where the Holy Scripture Guru Granth Sahib is placed on an elevated throne. All Gurdwaras have a langar hall where people can eat free vegetarian food. All Gurdwaras carry […]

Hindu Temples in Perth

Hindu Temples in Perth

Hindu Temples in Perth Australia has around 275000 Hindus as per the 2011 Census, which is roughly 1.3 percentage of the population, Hinduism is the fastest growing religion in Australia mainly because Indians constitute the largest group among migrants. The Census also reveals that 34% of Hindus in Australia are under the age of 14 […]

List of Hindu Temples in Adelaide, South Australia

List of Hindu Temples in Adelaide, South Australia

List of Hindu Temples in Adelaide, South Australia As per the 2011 Australian Census, South Australia has a population of 13616 Hindus. It is around 0.9% of South Australia’s population.   The list of Hindu temples in Adelaide is below Shree Swaminarayan Temple, Salisbury East Address: 56-68 Clayson Road, Salisbury East SA 5109 Opening Hours: […]