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 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 […]

List of Hindu Temples in Brisbane, Queensland

List of Hindu Temples in Brisbane, Queensland

List of Hindu Temples in Brisbane, Queensland   As per the 2011 Australian Census, Queensland has a population 28600 Hindus. It is around 0.7% of Queensland’s population. This shows that the population has doubled in the past ten years. There are a few Hindu temples in Queensland and compared to the temples in Sydney and […]

List of Hindu Temples in Sydney, NSW

List of Hindu Temples in Sydney, NSW

List of Hindu Temples in Sydney, NSW As per the 2011 Australian Census, Hindu’s constitute around 1.3 percentage of the population. NSW has 119,843 Hindus which is around 1.7% of the population. There are around 12 Hindu Temples (Mandir) in Sydney, NSW; some are big and resembles temples in India, in architecture and style. Below […]

List of Hindu Temples in Melbourne, Victoria

List of Hindu Temples in Melbourne, Victoria

List of Hindu Temples in Victoria   2011 Australian Census registers 83102 Hindus in the Australian State of Victoria. This also means that the Hindu population has nearly doubled in the last ten years. The 2011 Census also shows that there are around 275000 Hindus living in Australia. Majority of this Hindu population lives in […]

5 most famous Churches in India

5 most famous Churches in India

India is a secular country that accommodates all religions.  People of all faiths live peacefully in this beautiful piece of land. Christians form around three percentage of India’s population but more than two centuries of colonial rule over India has resulted in the widespread penetration of Christian culture and traditions even among non-Christians . There […]

5 most famous Mosques in India

5 most famous Mosques in India

Islam’s entry to India began much before the Muslim conquerors. in fact, the history of Islam in India is as old as Prophet Mohammed himself. Islam was introduced to India through the Arab traders as early as 630CE. The Cheraman Juma Mosque situated in Kerala is considered as the oldest mosque in India. Malabar region […]

6 most famous Hindu temples in India

6 most famous Hindu temples in India

6 most famous Hindu temples in India The descriptions of India will never be completed without the descriptions of its temples. Some of them are ancient or, some others are more than hundred years old. The worshipping idols, the designs and architecture of the temples, the relics, the ornate at the entrance of the temples, […]

Osho

Osho

  Osho was one of the most well-known and contentious saintly leader of his time. Time to time he came to be known differently. In 1960, he was famous as ‘Acharya Rajneesh’. But, he became famous as ‘Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh’ for about 10 years from 1970-1980. Finally, in 1989 he declared himself as ‘Osho’. He […]

Kundalini Yoga

Kundalini Yoga

The Muladhar Chakra is the foundation of the spiritual development that nourishes the aspirations to reach the goal of union with the higher. It is like a mother’s womb that creates the essential requirements for the embryo. The Mūlādhāra Chakra is the starting point from where we climb for the spiritual improvement. It is the […]

Kali Puja in Bengal

Kali Puja in Bengal

Goddess Kali is often portrayed with startling ferocity with her four arms   carrying variously, a sword, a trishul, a severed head, and a bowl for catching the blood of the severed head. The iconography of this portrayal is often subject to interpretations suitable only for the modern times. She is black in color, with red […]

Sri Vakrathunda Vinayagar Temple in Melbourne

Sri Vakrathunda Vinayagar Temple in Melbourne

Vinayagar temple is located in the picturesque suburb of Basin, 31 Km from the Melbourne CBD. The Basin forms one of Melbourne’s “green wedges” and is nestled into the forest covered foothills of Mount Dandenong and the Dandenong Ranges National Park, including Doongalla Forest.  The Temple has come a long way from the days of […]

St Patrick’s Cathedral in Melbourne

St Patrick’s Cathedral in Melbourne

St Patrick’s is an integral part of Melbourne, and its history tells us much about the State’s birth and growth. Situated on the fringe of the city grid, close enough to the heart of Melbourne to be a powerful presence and breathe with a life of its own. In 1974 Pope Paul VI conferred the […]

St Michael’s Uniting Church in Melbourne

St Michael’s Uniting Church in Melbourne

St. Michael’s Uniting Church is  in Collins St in central Melbourne, Australia. Originally known as the Collins Street Independent Church, a Congregational Union of Australia church, and later Collins Street Uniting Church, it has become well known as a centre of liberal theology and political radicalism under its outspoken minister since 1971. The heritage listed […]

The Scots’ Church in Melbourne

The Scots’ Church in Melbourne

When Rev. James Forbes, from Aberdeenshire in Scotland, arrived in Melbourne in January 1838, he found little more than a village of temporary huts. The Rev. James Clow from Stirlingshire in Scotland, together with Dr. Alexander Thomson, whose family coat of arms is represented by the red stag in the Scots’ Church coat of arms , […]

St James’ Old Cathedral in Melbourne

St James’ Old Cathedral in Melbourne

This old Church was preceded in Victoria by a small wooden hut built with the help of contributions from various denominations and initially used also by them. The new St James’ Church was built on a crown grant site near the corner of William and Little Collins Streets, where the foundation stone was laid by […]

St Francis’ Church in Melbourne

St Francis’ Church in Melbourne

St. Francis Church is the first Catholic Church in Victoria and first Cathedral Church of the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne. It is the oldest Church on its original site in Melbourne. The site for the church was acquired on 1839 and mass and other services were held in a temporary wooden chapel while the church […]

St. Peter’s Eastern Hill in Melbourne

St. Peter’s Eastern Hill in Melbourne

Diocese of Melbourne, Anglican Church of Australia, Parish Church of the City of Melbourne since 1847 St. Peter’s is Melbourne’s parish church standing just north east of Parliament house. It has always been a sanctuary of peace in the busy centre of Melbourne. The history of St.Peter’s Church is inextricably linked with that of Melbourne. Melbourne’s […]

Kundrathu Kumaran Temple Rockbanks

Kundrathu Kumaran Temple  Rockbanks

 Kundrathu Kumaran Temple Rockbanks Kumaran Temple (Murugan Temple), Rockbank, Melbourne   Among the vast farm lands of Rockbanks, 500 metres away from the Durga Temple, Sri Muruga’s blessing presence is now a reality for Melbourne Indians. This Temple built by the Tamil Educational Cultural and Charitable Association (TECCA) has the potential to become the centre […]

Shri Shirdi Sai Baba Temple at Camberwell , Melbourne

Shri Shirdi Sai Baba Temple at Camberwell , Melbourne

Shri Shirdi Sai Baba Temple Camberwell Shirdi Sai Baba Temple Shri Shirdi Sai temple at Camberwell, Melbourne has the distinction of the being the first Mandir in the world dedicated to both Shirdi Sai Baba and Jhulela . In addition this mandir is unique in that it is one of the few temples other than […]

Mooladhara Chakra

Mooladhara Chakra

Mooladhara Chakra The concept of Chakra is common to many traditions. Ko shos or pressure points in one branch of esoteric Japanese Judo and acupuncture points seated in the spine and acupressure points massaged in shiatsu have similarities with Chakras of Indian tradition. Chakras form through the subtle energy body along the sushumna nadi(spinal cord). […]

Shiva Vishnu Temple , Carrum Downs , Melbourne

Shiva Vishnu Temple , Carrum Downs , Melbourne

Shiva Vishnu Temple ,Carrum Downs The Foundation stone for the Shiva Vishnu temple at Carrum Downs was laid on 5th June 1988 by Hindu Society of Victoria. Over the years the temple has grown into prominence, as a place of worship for Hindus all around Melbourne. This temple is conceived and built as a traditional […]

Mata Amritanandamayi Ashram , Australia

Mata Amritanandamayi Ashram , Australia

Mata Amritanandamayi Ashram , Melboune When Mata Amritanandamayi visited Australia in 2012, the media described her as the hugging saint from India. Born into a poor Fishermen family at Alappad in the Kollam district of Kerala state, her early childhood was of suffering. She was given the name Sudhamani by her parents. From the age […]

Durga Temple , Rockbank, Melbourne

Durga Temple , Rockbank, Melbourne

Durga Temple, Rockbank , Melbourne A Hindu temple devoted to Goddess Durga is under construction in Rock bank, Victoria. Daily Puja and other religious activities are conducted from a makeshift facility in the same compound. This sacred place is built with an intention to provide a platform to foster religious and cultural development in a […]