Hindus disheartened as Australian Capital Territory unamenable to Diwali holiday

Hindus are disappointed as Australian Capital Territory (ACT) does not seem to be receptive to the idea of public holiday on Diwali, the most popular Hindu festival. ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr, responding to the request of distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed for public holiday on Diwali, wrote: As additional public holidays in the ACT […]

Hindus seek public holiday on Diwali in Australian Capital Territory

Hindus are seeking public holiday in Australian Capital Territory (ACT) on Diwali, the most popular of their festivals; starting 2022. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that it was not fair with ACT Hindu community as they had to be at work/school on their most popular festival while […]

Diwali 2018 | Deepavali 2018

Diwali (Deepavali), the festival of lights, is the most celebrated Hindu festival. Diwali 2018 date is November 7. This five-day festival is celebrated throughout India on Kartik Amavasya, No Moon day in Kartik month. According to North Indian calendars, it falls on Kartik Amavasya (Kartik Krishna Trayodashi to Kartik Shukla Dwitiya) whereas in Amavasyant calendars (Marathi, Gujarati, […]

Diwali Puja Time in Australia, New Zealand

Here are Diwali Puja Timings, Muhurat 2017 in Australia & New Zealand. In 2017, Diwali festival date is October 19. Lakshmi Puja and Kubera Puja are the meritorious rituals to perform on Diwali festival day. Hindu communities in Australia & New Zealand celebrate Diwali in grand manner. Some clubs and other organizations organize public events […]

Victoria announces 1 Million AUD fund for Hindu centre in Melbourne for Diwali

Victorian premier John Brumby has offered an assistance of one million Australian Dollars for the construction of a Hindu cultural and education centre in Melbourne, Australia. Brumby announced the grant during a Diwali celebration event that attracted thousands of Indians as well as locals in the heart of city’s business district. The event is the […]

Inspired by Hinduism growth, Hindus ask for Diwali holiday in Australia

Australia Census 2011 has revealed that Hinduism is the fastest growing religion in the country and Hindus are now asking for Diwali holiday. According to a Australian Bureau of Statistics media release, Hinduism had experienced the fastest growth since 2006, increasing from 148,130 to 275,534. This Census has also showed that more Australians than ever […]

Diwali Puja Time 2011 in Australia, New Zealand

26th October Diwali Lakshmi Puja time 2011 in Australia and New Zealand is given here. The timings of Pradosh kaal Lakshmi Puja & Mahanishita kaal Lakshmi Pooja have calculated without Sthir Lagna. The puja timings or muhurat are given here for all major cities of Australia – Sydney, Perth, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra & Adelaide and […]