Hindu temple in Sydney suburb reopening after 16 weeks of vandalizing

Hindu temple in Regents Park, a suburb in western Sydney in New South Wales (NSW) of Australia, which was vandalized on October 14 during the auspicious festive season of Navaratri, is reportedly formally reopening on February three. Reopening ceremonies of Bhartiye Mandir are open to everyone. Reports suggest that this vandalism resulted in destruction of […]

Hindus worldwide appalled at vandalizing of Hindu temple in Sydney suburb

Hindus worldwide are highly concerned regarding reports of vandalizing of Hindu temple in Regents Park, a suburb in western Sydney in New South Wales (NSW) of Australia, during the auspicious festive season of Navaratri. Reports suggest that this vandalism at Bhartiye Mandir resulted in destruction of sacred statues and images of deities, fire damage to […]

Lauding Victoria Govt. funding temple, Hindus urge Australia Govt. fund temples nationwide

Welcoming Victorian State Government for providing over $160,000 to Shri Shiva Vishnu Temple (Hindu Society of Victoria) in Carrum Downs for up-gradation, Hindus are urging Federal Government of Australia to finance Hindu temples in all the states and territories. Victorian Minister for Multicultural Affairs Robin Scott stated in a release: “The upgrades to the Shri […]

Canberra Hindu Temple – Hindus worldwide urge Chief Minister to allot suitable land

Hindus worldwide are urging Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Chief Minister Andrew Barr and ACT Land Development Agency (LDA) CEO David Dawes to expedite sale of suitable land for Canberra Hindu Mandir (CHM) to meet the needs of area Hindus. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that it was highly […]

Vedanta Centre opens in Adelaide

A Vedanta Centre has reportedly opened up in Burnside suburb of Adelaide, the capital of South Australia. Its recent launching celebrations included bhumi-puja, vastu-puja, Ganesha-puja, bhajan-kirtan, Vedic-puja, cultural-program including classical dance-music, discourses and community-meal, reports suggest. Adelaide area is said to have hosted visiting Swamis of the Ramakrishna Mission since the late 1970s. Meanwhile, distinguished […]

Sri Venkateswara Hindu Temple Sydney adopting cow for worship

Sri Venkateswara Temple (SVT) in Helensburgh (near Sydney, Australia) is reportedly adopting a cow (and a calf) for worshipping and using its milk for sprinkling on temple deities in a religious ritual. It is being done under “Goshala Project”, whose prime objective is to perform Gomatha Pooja (Mother Cow Worship). “We intend to kick start […]

Australia’s biggest Durga Hindu temple opens

New building of Sri Durga Temple, claimed to be Australia’s biggest Durga temple, will open with fireworks on November 30 after seven days of ceremonies in Rockbank near Melbourne. Its construction reportedly started about five years back. Pre-opening ceremonies, called Pran Pratishtha Program, from November 24 to 30, include Shobha Yatra, Kailash Yatra, poojas, mantra […]

Huge 4.5m Lord Shiva statue unveiled near Sydney

A huge 4.5m-high white marble statue of Hindu Lord Shiva has been consecrated and unveiled in Minto, a suburb of Sydney (Australia). Shipped from Varanasi (India), it was mounted on a concrete pedestal with the help of a crane at the Hindu temple Mukti Gupteshwar Mandir, which is claimed to be the world’s first human […]

Shree Swaminarayan Temple Opens in Perth, Australia

Western Australia has a new Hindu temple now. Shree Swaminarayan Temple (Mandir) Perth opened in Bennett Springs after six days of Murti Pratistha Mahotsav, which ended on January 14, 2013. These celebrations included hawan, poojas, kathas, aartis, kirtan, Rang Utsav, etc. Colin Barnett, Western Australia Premier, reportedly presided over the opening ceremony. Meanwhile, distinguished Hindu statesman […]

1st Hindu temple planned for Bay of Plenty in New Zealand

There are plans to raise the first Hindu temple of the Bay of Plenty in New Zealand, according to reports. About 2150 square meters of land in Tauriko area of Tauranga has been bought for about $400,000 by Sanatan Dharm Trust (SDT) for this purpose and it hopes to start temple construction during the beginning […]

Ganesha Temple to be built in Homebush, NSW, Australia

Strathfield Council in New South Wales (Australia) has reportedly approved a Hindu temple for Homebush, to be built after demolishing the existing Church hall. This new temple will reportedly include an open courtyard with five shrines, including Ganesha temple; a nine meters high Raja Gopuram; a flagpole; and shall follow the traditional Hindu temple architecture […]

Shree Swaminarayan Temple opens in Melbourne, Australia

Shree Swaminarayan Temple has been inaugurated in Boronia suburb of Melbourne (Victoria, Australia) after elaborate festivities lasting seven days. Its Murti Pratishtha Mahotsav included Pothiyatra, Janmotsav, Shobhayatra, Vishnuyag, Maha Abhishek, Ankututsav, Prabhat Feri, Dhun, Rang Utsav, Raas Utsav, Mahapooja, etc. There was even a suggested dress code for men and women participating in the celebrations: […]

Sydney Murugan Temple having grand re-consecration

Sydney Murugan Temple in Australia will hold elaborate re-consecration (Kumbhabhishekam) ceremony from November 5-7, according to reports. Starting at four am on November 5 in 2011, the detailed rituals will be performed according to ancient Hindu traditions and scriptures. Run by “The Saiva Manram”, this Temple in Mays Hill (New South Wales) performs daily morning-afternoon-evening […]