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 Melbourne they are smaller in size and activities. […]

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

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 Melbourne and Sydney. With the increasing population […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Sri Vakrathunda Vinayagar Temple in Melbourne

Sri Vakrathunda Vinayagar Temple in Melbourne

Vinayagar temple is located at 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 Melbourne’s birth and growth. Situated on the fringe of the city grid, close enough to the heart of Melbourne it is  a powerful presence for all Catholics. In 1974 Pope Paul VI conferred the title and dignity of minor basilica […]

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 […]