Hindus denounce Canberra peacock trapping plan

Hindus are critical of Peafowl Management Plan of Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Government, which talks about trapping and maybe euthanizing peacocks; stressing peacocks are revered and played an important role in Hinduism. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that ACT Government should show some maturity and find something constructive […]

Hinduism grew by 60% in Australia

Hinduism grew by 60% in Australia during 2011-2016, raising the numbers of Hindus to 440,300; according to an Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) release referring to 2016 Census of Population and Housing. It was now the fourth largest religion in Australia after Christianity, Islam and Buddhism. Median age of Australian Hindus is 31, 92% live […]

Hindus shocked at Australia Advt. Bureau clearing insensitive ad despite worldwide condemnation

Hindus and others, who denounced the highly insensitive ad of Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA), are further shocked at Advertising Standards Bureau’s (ASB) reportedly green signal to apparently reckless marketing strategies of MLA, which had already upset Hindu and other faith communities worldwide. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, […]

Hindus urge blocking public funding of Meat & Livestock Australia for reckless marketing

Hindus are urging Australia Minister for Agriculture Barnaby Joyce to halt the funding to Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) for apparently reckless marketing strategies which have upset Hindu and other faith communities worldwide. “Producer-owned” MLA, which plans to invest $267.3 million in 2017-18 in research-development-marketing activities, is reportedly primarily funded by livestock transaction levy collected […]

India High Commission made demarche to Australian govt. about “offensive” lamb ad

The High Commission of India in Australia (Canberra) “have made a demarche to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Department of Communication and Arts and Department of Agriculture bringing to their notice an offensive advertisement by Meat and Livestock Australia that hurt the religious sentiments of the Indian community”, according to its release. Distinguished […]

Christian-Hindu-Buddhist-Jewish leaders denounce Australian lamb marketing using religious figures

In a remarkable interfaith gesture, Christian-Hindu-Buddhist-Jewish leaders have urged Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) to withdraw its “You Never Lamb Alone” video ad launched on September four, which they say trivializes various religious figures. This “new integrated campaign continues with the theme that Lamb is the dish that brings everyone together, with the creative content […]

Upset Hindus may launch boycott of Australian lamb worldwide if insensitive ad continues

Seeing the apparent stubbornness of Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) continuing with its “You Never Lamb Alone” video ad launched on September four despite universal condemnation, Hindus may launch worldwide boycott of Australian lamb meat. With ads like this playing with the sentiments of communities worldwide resulting in boycotts, how long Australia would keep its […]

Upset Hindus urge Australia fightwear firm to withdraw battling Hindu gods rashguards

Upset Hindus are urging Gosford (New South Wales, Australia) based fightwear firm “Raven Fightwear” for immediate withdrawal of “Battle of the Gods – Hanoman v Ganesha” rashguards displaying images of Hindu deities Lord Ganesha and Lord Hanuman in a battle mode. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that […]

Hinduism, Fastest Growing Religion in Australia

Hinduism seemed to be the fastest growing religion in Australia in the span of last 25 years, increasing from 0.3% in 1991 census to 1.9% of the population in 2016 census, numbering at 440,300. According to information from Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) release sourced from 2016 census and dated June 27; “No Religion” is […]

Upset Hindus urge Australia yogawear co. to withdraw Lord Ganesha leggings

Upset Hindus are urging Gold Coast (Queensland, Australia) based activewear company “Flow Yoga Wear” for immediate withdrawal of leggings carrying images of Hindu deity Lord Ganesha; calling it highly inappropriate. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that Lord Ganesha was highly revered in Hinduism and was meant to be […]

Hindus urge Sydney Mayor to disallow exhibition showing Lord Krishna smoking meth

Upset Hindus are urging Lord Mayor Clover Moore and City Council of Sydney for immediate disallowing of “Krishna in Erskineville” art exhibition from a Darlinghurst gallery, reportedly showing Hindu deity Lord Krishna brandishing a meth pipe; calling it highly inappropriate. “Krishna in Erskineville” at ESD Gallery of Sydney suburb Darlinghurst, described as “A series of […]

Upset Hindus seek withdrawal of Sydney exhibition showing Lord Krishna smoking meth

Perturbed Hindus are urging the immediate withdrawal of “Krishna in Erskineville” art exhibition from a gallery of Sydney suburb Darlinghurst, reportedly showing Hindu deity Lord Krishna brandishing a meth pipe; calling it highly inappropriate. “Krishna in Erskineville” at ESD Gallery, described as “A series of embroidered works by Leon Fernandes that cheekily represent some of […]

Hindus to double their numbers in Australia

Hindus will rise to 2.7% of Australia’s population, thus more than doubling their numbers as compared to 2011 Census at 1.3%, when the 2016 Census results begin pouring in starting June 27; according to a prediction of demographics consultancy “.id the population experts” based in Collingwood (Victoria, Australia). People with “No Religion” will rise to […]

Upset Hindus urge Australian company to recall Hindu gods’ leggings

Upset Hindus have urged for the immediate withdrawal of leggings carrying images of various Hindu gods and goddesses, sold on a Melbourne headquartered online marketplace Redbubble, calling it highly inappropriate. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that Hindu deities printed on Redbubble leggings—Shiva, Vishnu, Brahma, Krishna, Ganesha, Durga, Lakshmi, […]

South Australia Hindu Temple plans $600,000 expansion

Shri Ganesha Temple (SGT) in Adelaide’s southern suburb Oaklands Park in South Australia is reportedly planning a $600,000 expansion to host bigger events, weddings, classes, etc. This Temple, built at the site of a former Lutheran Church, has approached City of Marion regarding this project and City’s Development Assessment Panel, whose task is to assess […]

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 […]

Hindus urge Sydney Art Gallery to return Durga statue if found illegal

Hindus are urging the Art Gallery of NSW (AGNSW) in Sydney (Australia) to expedite the provenance of its Hindu goddess Durga statue, and if proved stolen, return it to Hindu temple it originally belonged. According to reports, among AGNSW collections, a 140 cm tall early 10th century red sandstone statue of goddess Durga slaying the […]

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 […]