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MP Daniel Mookhey sworn in on Hindu religious text the Bhagavad-gita in Australian first

MP Daniel Mookhey sworn in on Hindu religious text the Bhagavad-gita in Australian first

A new Upper House MP in New South Wales has become the first politician to be sworn in to an Australian parliament on the Hindu religious text, the Bhagavad-gita. Daniel Mookhey, 32, was chosen by the Labor party to fill the casual vacancy created by Steve Whan’s unsuccessful tilt at a Lower House seat in [...]

May 12, 2015 HHR News updates 0

India expects Australia to return 900-year-old ‘Dancing Shiva’ statue, other sculptures: Indian High Commissioner

India expects Australia to return 900-year-old ‘Dancing Shiva’ statue, other sculptures: Indian High Commissioner

India last Wednesday said it expects Australia to return a 900-year-old ‘Dancing Shiva’ statue and another stone sculpture bought from a disgraced Indian antiquities dealer. “We are satisfied with the steps taken and cooperation extended by the Australian government in response to this issue,” India’s High Commissioner Biren Nanda said in Melbourne. “We had formally requested [...]

June 7, 2014 HHR Archives, India, News updates 0

India asks Australia to return two Hindu statues believed stolen

India asks Australia to return two Hindu statues believed stolen

SYDNEY (Reuters) – India has formally requested two Australian art galleries to return two ancient statues of the Hindu god Shiva after it emerged the artefacts might have been looted from temples before being bought by the galleries several years ago. In an email to Reuters, the Attorney-General’s Department said the Government of India asked [...]

March 27, 2014 HHR News updates 0

Embracing Dharawal Aboriginal culture through Sanskrit

Embracing Dharawal Aboriginal culture through Sanskrit

Inclement weather on November 17did not deter participants and guests who flocked to Redgum Community Centre to celebrate Samaskrutotsavam 2013, the annual day of the Sydney Sanskrit School (SSS). It was an event at which history was truly in the making. The SSS is the world’s first school to produce and launch a bilingual CD [...]

December 10, 2013 HHR Spirituality/Culture 0
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