The Hindu culture promotes love, respect, honouring others and humbling one’s own ego so that the inner nature, which is naturally pure and modest, will shine forth. Hinduism is an ancient philosophy and a way of life that includes an advanced system of ethics, meaningful rituals, practices, traditions and beliefs. It is rooted in prehistoric Vedic culture and draws on a common system of Dharmic values. These values advocate charity, harmony, moral wellbeing and the universal betterment of humanity.
Practice of Hindu culture in Australia is on the increase and the Australian census identifies Hinduism as the fourth largest religion. The Gold Coast Hindu Cultural Association, based in one of the fastest growing regions of Australia, aims to promote Hindu culture, education of Hindu philosophy and classical languages among the community by being inclusive and supportive of friendship, respect, peace and tolerance. In particular, the not-for-profit association will strive to promote and foster Hindu cultural activities, classical literature, music, dance and spiritual education by providing resources and facilities at the proposed “Hindu Cultural and Education Centre”.
The Gold Coast Hindu Cultural Association Inc was founded in 2012 by members from Hindu Community who saw the urgent need to serve and support the cultural, educational, spiritual and moral well-being of the South East Queensland region’s rapidly growing Hindu population.