Gurdwaras in Queensland

Gurdwaras in Queensland

Below are the list of 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 […]

Indian Festival Calendar 2016

Indian Festival Calendar 2016

January 2016 14th Thursday : Lohri 15th Friday : Thai Pongal, Makar Sankranti 16th Saturday : Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti, Magh Bihu 24th   Sunday : Thaipusam   February 2016 13th Saturday : Vasant Panchami 24th Wednesday : Attukal Pongala March2016 7th  Monday : Mahashivratri 23rd   Wednesday : Chhotti Holi, Holika Dahan 24th March Thursday : […]

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

A brief explanation about 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Birth and Growth of Christian community in Kerala

The Birth and Growth of Christian community in Kerala

Christianity in India St. Thomas, one among the twelve apostles arrived In Kodungalloor ( Old name Muziris ) in Kerala in 52AD and established seven churches. He was matyred in Mylapore ( Chennai ) in 72AD. The seven churches he established are in  Ezharapallikal: Kodungallur, Kollam, Niranam, Nilackal (Chayal), Kokkamangalam, Kottakkayal (Paravoor), Palayoor (Chattukulangara) and […]

Melbourne Murugan Temple, Sunshine

Melbourne Murugan Temple, Sunshine

Melbourne Murugan Temple, Sunshine One will find this Murugan temple situated at one of the most unlikely places, sandwiched between two small scale industries in the sunshine industrial estate. People visit temples for the tranquillity and the ambience it offers which helps to feel the sacredness of the omnipresent. Once you get past the temple gates, […]

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  This Hare Krishna Temple in Melbourne was consecrated by the movement’s founder Bhakthi Vedanda Swami […]

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 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 […]

New Swami Narayan Mandir , Melbourne

New Swami Narayan Mandir , Melbourne

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 […]

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 […]

Ajna Chakra

Ajna Chakra

Ajna Chakra Our reflection of the psychic centres begins from ajna chakra. According to tradition, mooladhara chakra is designated as the first chakra since it is the seat of kundalini Shakti. However there is another system in which consideration and study of the chakras commerce from ajna . Ajna chakra is the point of the […]

Yoga

Yoga The word Yoga is derived from the Sanskrit root yuj meaning to bind, join , attach and yoke, to direct and concentrate one’s attention on , to use and apply . It also means union or communion. It is the true union of our will with that of the God. It is the yoking of all […]