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The Mantra Room – FREE Meditation & Delicious Pure Vegetarian MealAustralian School of Meditation & Yoga warmly invite you to join us for a FREE evening of Krishna Bhajans and delicious vegetarian prasad at the Mantra Room 236 Montague Road, West End. Wednesdays 7pm / Fridays 6pm / Sundays 5pm. For more information phone 3844 8441 or email

Sai Baba Aarti Program – Every Thursday 7.30pmVirginia State School, 1678 Sandgate Road, Virginia (next to Virginia Train Station) Dinner provided. Enquiries call 0405 392 793.

Brisbane Bhakti Yoga Centre is pleased to announce that Sripad BV Sridhara Maharaj will be visiting Brisbane - Aug 27 - Aug 31 – Under the guidance of our Srila Gurudeva BV Narayan Gosvabhaktibrisbane2014@gmail.commi Maharaj, Sripad BV Sridhara Maharaj will be vising Brisbsane. Sripad BV Sridhara Maharaj will be speaking on Sunday 31st August from 4-6pm at Laxmi Narayan Temple, 46 Daymar Street, Burbank. Kirtana, Harikatha followed by aarti and prasadam. Other programs have been organised. For more information please contact: Acintya Gaur 0403 936 076, or Prakash Raniga 3715 7570

Hindu Society of Qld Inc - Gayatri Mandir - Ganesh Charturthi - 29 August – from 6pm at 178 Lyndhurst Street, Boondall. Pooja by Pt Praveen Shandil. Dinner will be provided. For further details contact Prakash Shandil on 0408 876 414  or Mrs Anita Singh at the Mandir.

Shree Vishnu Maya Mandir – Bhajan Sandhya 100% Charity Performance - 30 August -  6.30pm - 9.30pm at Sleeman Sports Complex, Chandler Theatre. All money collected from the Bhajan Sandhya will go towards the building of your Shree Vishnu Maya Mandir - 86 Scott Lane, North Maclean. Contact: Dhiru 3823 3410 / Ronish 0422 127 604. To purchase tickets visit

Technicolour Multicultural Festival - 30 August -  11.30am - 5.30pm at 23 Foster Street, Newmarket. FREE Entry. Immerse yourself in this cultural experience and let your senses go wild as you enjoy  the best flavours from around the world. There is something for everyone with performances and activities for kids it will be a fund day out for the whole family. Gourmet food stalls from around the world, foodies delight, jumpting castle, raffles, sideshow alley, stalls, 96.55 street machine. Like us on facebook

Aadhar presents World Famous Aarkee Garba Night 2014 with Achal Mehta Rishabh Group - 30 August –  from 6pm at Rochedale State School, 694 Rochedale Road, Rochedale. FREE Entry. For more information email or call 0432 578 811

FREE morning Concert - 4 September – 11am at St John's Anglican Cathedral, 413 Ann Street, Brisbane. Performer: Students of master teachers Natasha Vlassenko and Oleg Stepanov. For further information visit or call 3835 2222

Brisbane Super Kings Cricket Club presents 2nd Annual BSK Cup 2014 (Brisbane T20 Cricket League for Seniors & Juniors) – from 6 Sept – 5 Oct (every weekend) – Cash prizes and lots of trophies as never before. Turf/synthetic grounds, Tingalpa / Mansfield / Richlands. Seniors Entry Contact Sathish 0433 922 733 or Rajat 0450 777 979. Juniors Entry Contact Sridhar 0449 961 411 or Rajarajan 0431 433 889. For more details visit or email  

The Inaugural Brisbane Sangeet Mela – North Indian Classical Music & Dance Festival – 7 September – Workshops start at 10am-noon, Concert 1pm to 9pm at Qld Multicultural Centre, 102 Main St, Kangaroo Point. For more information visit

Fiji Seniors Citizens Association of Qld Inc - Seniors Multicultural Dinner - 13 September – at Greek Hall, 269 Creek Road, Mt Gravatt. Dinner 5.30 - 6.50pm, main program starts 7pm. For more information or to purchase tickets please contact Surendra Prasad 0413 004 100 or Raymond 3290 0653. Email 

Brisbane Maharashtra Mandal (BRIMM) Ganesh Festival - 13 September –  3pm-10pm at Cavendish Road High School Hall, Holland Park. Arati and Prasad, tea and snacks available, cultural program, dinner and Miravnook. All RSVP's must be finalised before 10 September to

Malayalee Association of Qld proudly presents PONNONAM Celebrations 2014 - 13 September – 5pm onwards at Aspley State School, Maundrell Tce, Aspley. MAQ cordially invites you to our Ponnonam Celebrations program, which promises to be an eventful night of fun with family and friends. Further enquiries and for your RSVP email or call President Mathew Arapurayil 0414 413 852, Treasurer Easo Thankachen 0414 188 148 or Secretary Sandeep P.V 0431 546 431

Chinmaya Mission Australia (Brisbane) presents Family Residential Retreat with Br Gopal Chaitanya – 20th – 21st September – “Art of Parenting” (Adults) and “How Lord Ganesh says it?” (Teens & kids).  From 8.30am 20th Sept to 4pm Sunday 21st September at The Outlook Training and Resources Centre, 4001 Ipswich-Boonah Road, Boonah. Register by 1 September. For further information call Sangeetha 0413 435 016, Lavanya 0402 556 040 or email

Gujju Lions Association of Brisbane & Gujarati Assn. of Australia presents Garba Night 2014 – Hemant Chauhan on Saturday 20 September – FREE Entry – starting at 6pm at 86 Green Terrace Windsor. For more information follow on facebook gujjulions or call Sagar Shah 0430 522 786 / Dipak Pathak 0413 612 746

BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha - Sant Samagan - 20 September to 26 September -  7:30pm to 9:30pm (Mahaprasad 6:30pm - 7:30pm) at 45 Clare Road, Kingston. You are cordially invited along with your family and friends for an enlightening experience of Srimad Bhagavad Gita Parayan in the presence of Pujya Brahmdarshan Swami (Vedant Acharya). Program highlights Sat 20 Sept, 8:30am-12:00pm Antarkhoj Parayan - 1, 3:00pm-6:00pm Antarkhoj Parayan - 2. Sun 21 Sept 8:30am-12:00pm Gnan Satra Parayan - 1, 3:00pm-6:00pm Gnan Satra Parayan - 2. For more details call 3299 2929, email or visit

Satrangi 2014 - Bollywood & Multicultural Music, Dance, Films & Performing Arts Festival - 21 September – 1pm-6pm at Clayton Hall, 264 Clayton Road, Clayton 3168, Melway: 79 C2. For more information visit or call 0404 989 336

Hindu Society of Qld Inc - Gayatri Mandir - Navraatri Celebrations - 25 September to 2 October – at 178 Lyndhurst Street, Boondall.  For further details contact Prakash Shandil on 0408 876 414  or Mrs Anita Singh at the Mandir.

Hindu Society of Queensland – Navraatri Celebrations – 25 September to 2 October – For further information please contact Prakash Shandil 0408 876 414

FREE morning Concert - 2 October – 11am at St John's Anglican Cathedral, 413 Ann Street, Brisbane. Performer: Return by popular request of the Queensland Conservatorium's Bella Quattro. Program: Classical, Celtic, folk and contemporary works for soprano, flute, harp and violin. For further information visit or call 3835 2222

Sanatan International Convention 2014 - 4 to 6 October -  Soccer / Netball / Social Volleyball - Venue: Campbelltown Stadium 3rd Oct - Hindu Youth Conference / 4th Oct Cultural Nite. For more information contact organisers or via Australia Sanatan Facebook profile.

Bollywood Dhamaka presents Dance Concert - 5 October – 6pm sharp at UNIDUS Community Centre, 2014 Sherbrooke Road, Willawong. Bollywood * Folk * Traditional Cultural Dance program. Join us for an evening to remember. Food available on sale. Pre-sold tickets $20 adult / $15 kids / $39 VIP / Family $55 - 2 Adults + 2 Child (12yrs and under). For tickets contact 3108 0402 / 0421 514 057 or visit Find us on facebook.

FICQ – Federation of Indian Communities of Queensland Inc in association with Brisbane City Council & Qld Government present DIWALI 2014 – 10 October – 11am – 11pm at King George Square, Brisbane. FREE Entry. Music and dance – colourful Bhangra and folk dances, various Indian Classical and semi classical performances, visiting artists from India and Interstate. Variety of stalls – Indian food, fashion, information. For more details call Prof. Prasad Yarlagadda 0434 072 608

Lalitha Kalalya School of Bharatanatyam Annual Day – 11 October – 6pm to 8pm at Sunnybank State High School, Boorman Street, Sunnybank. The event will be purely classical and unique as the artists below 10 years of age are preparing to showcase their dancing skill to the much bigger audience. To make it more delightful, Guru Smt. Padmalakshmi Sriram will also share the stage with her students. For volunteers and support please contact 0406 860 078 / 0420 860 078. Visit

Hindu Society of Qld Inc - Gayatri Mandir - DEEPAWALI CELEBRATIONS - 11 October – at Canon Hill Anglican  College, Corner of Junction Street and Krupp Rds, Cannon Hill.  For further details contact Prakash Shandil on 0408 876 414  or Mrs Anita Singh at the Mandir. Diwali Celebrations at home on 23 October - 178 Lyndhurst Road, Boondall.

Hindu Society of Qld Inc - Gayatri Mandir - Calendar of Events 2015 – at 178 Lyndhurst Street, Boondall. * 26 January, 24th Anniversary Celebrations * 15 Feb to 17 Feb, Maha Shivraatri * 5 March, Holika Dahan * 21 March to 28 March, Ram Naomi Katha * 4 April, Hanuman Jayanti * 19 July * 24th Annual general meeting * 31 July, Guru Purnima * 30 August to 6 Sept, Shri Krishna Janam Astami * 17 Sept, Ganesh Chaturthi * 14 Oct to 22 Oct, Navraatri (Durga Naomi) celebrations * 31 October, Annual public Diwali celebrations 2015 at Canon Hill Anglican College, Corner of Junction Street & Krupp Rds, Cannon Hill (or alternative venue). * 11 November, Deepawali celebrations at home. * For further details contact Prakash Shandil on 0408 876 414  or Mrs Anita Singh at the Mandir.


Weekly Events...

Nundah Yoga - FREE meditation classes – Nundah Community Centre, 14 Station Street, Nundah. 

The Gold Coast Hindu Cultural Association - Gold Coast Bhajan - monthly Bhajans held every third Friday of the month starting at 7.15am at the Helensvale Community Centre - 31 Discovery Rd, Helensvale. Activities include Bhajan recitals, short educational presentations and free vegetarian dinner. All are cordially invited to attend. For further information please contact Director/Religious Activities, Mr S Barataraj on 0417 588 839 or  or visit  

Sri Selva Vinayakar Koyil (Ganesha Temple) Brisbane (South Maclean) – For full list of upcoming events please visit

BRISBANE BELIEVERS FELLOWSHIP -  Zillmere Community Hall, 54 Handsford Rd, Zillmere. Worship time: Every Sunday at 9.30am. Activities: Holy Communion (First Sunday of the Month), Sunday school, Fasting Prayer, Youth Meeting, Bible Study and Ladies Meeting. Contact: Pastor John Thomas & Mary Thomas, Sanju P. (Secretary) Phone: 0402 551 220 / 0402 907 776 or 0422 815 782 /

Brisbane Christian Assembly, Herston, QLD. -  Saturday from 6pm to 9pm.  We are praying and God has been doing miracles in many people’s life.  Contact Pastor Prakash Jacob 07 3162 5207 or 0413 347 562.  5/15 Aberleigh Road, Herston QLD 4006 /
Ph: 07-31625207, 0413 347 562

Brisbane Malayalee Association -  For information contact Secretary Rajni Nair on 0431 299 376 or President Gigie George on 0432 510 045 - /

Brisbane Multinational Church - 757 Gympie Road Lawnton. Church service time is from 9.30am to 11.00am. Special times of prayer for the sick. We will be praying for people with all kinds of sicknesses, needs, spiritual problems etc.  For more information please contact Pastor Joseph / Pastor Pratima Dass on 0424 180 240 or Assistant Pastor James Arjun on 0449 762 604.

Brisbane Sikh Temple (Gurdwara) - 2679 Logan Rd, Eight Mile Plains.
Sunday Service 9am to 1pm. Weekdays evening service  6pm to 7pm including meditation. Mr Baljit Singh Secretary (for all bookings enquiries)  Ph: 0412 057 554, Gianni Kuldeep Singh Priest of Brisbane Sikh Temple (for all religious functions) Ph: 0422 705 936.

Burnie Brae, a Senior Citizen’s Centre in Chermside, meet on the 1st and 3rd Monday of every month. Please contact Sandra or Naomi on 07 36242141

Eben-Ezer Pentecostal Church, Brisbane – Sunday School, Prayer & Fasting, Youth meeting & worship (Malayalam) Contact: Pastor Mathew Tharian 07 3165 7617, 0431 413 482 or Eng. Victor George 07 3359 8946, 0413 069 477

Ekta Women’s Group, meetings last Sunday of every month from 2-4pm. For further information contact President - Mrs Kushla Sahai 3344 4715, Vice President - Mrs Kusum Prasad 3209 5174.

Fiji Senior Citizens’ Satsang Association of Qld Inc -1 Kensington Place, Wishart 4122. Monthly meetings held on th last Sunday of the month at 2pm. Contact President Surendra Prasad OAM 3849 5435, Secretary Raymond Saran 3290 0653.

Forest Lake AOG Church - Hindi Service - Second Sunday of every month - commencing @ 4.30pm. Cnr of Alpine Place & Forest Lake Boulevard Road. Contact Sudesh on 0401 519 541.

Hindi Speaking Christian Fellowship - Meets at 2.30 p.m. last Sunday of each month at Merthyr Uniting Church, 52 Merthyr Rd, New Farm. All welcome. Contact Irene 3715 8659.

Hindu Mandir Association of Queensland - Shree Laxmi Narayan Mandir - 46 Daymar Street, Burbank Qld. Every Sunday 4pm to 6pm - Bhajan/Kirtan, Arati and Dinner is provided. Every 1st Sunday of month from 2-4pm - Program by Brisbane Bhajan Group. All welcome. For further information contact: Resident Priest 07 3216 8848, Rakesh Sharma 0411 289 202

Hindu Society of Queensland Inc. - Gayatri Mandir (178 Lyndhurst Rd, Boondall). Gayatri Mandir opens every Sunday from 8am to 11am. Mandir opens with Punditji. Weekly Programs & Mandir Openings: • Every Tuesday from 7pm  - Ramayan & Bhajan recitals • Every 2nd & 4th Friday from 7.00pm – Ramayan & Bhajan Recitals. • Open Every Sunday from 9.00am – 12.00pm  For further information contact President Prakash Shandil 0408 876 414

Indian Church Service News - Every Sunday 9.30am - 11.00am. Southern Springs Community Church 59 Marshall Road, Rocklea. Contact Ps. Sivanus Naidu (Senior Pastor) 3274 2542 or 0417 197 747

Indian Senior Citizen Association - The Committee meetings are held 2nd Sunday of every alternate month from 2pm to 4pm or more often as the situations arise. For further information contact, President: Mr Bir Sahai 3344 4715 / 0411739045, Vice Presidents: Mr Ram Sumer 3349 7238, Mr NK Sharma 3711 4201.

International Congress of Fiji - for more information contact Sarat Maharaj 3263 2093 or 0407 111 709 or visit

International Multicultural Christian Fellowship - Worship & Word every Sunday at 9.30am to 11.30am followed by free sausage sizzle - everyone welcome. For full details of events contact Pastor Raj Singh 0407177117 or /

Islamic Society of Gold Coast - Cnr Allied Drive & Olsen Avenue, Arundel. For more information visit

Islamic Society of Queensland hosts Zikre Mustapha programme Program starts from Maghrib to Isha Prayers. 2nd Saturday of the month at Rochedale Mosque - 2664 Logan Road, Eight Mile Plains. Dinner provided  to all after Isha Namaz. For enquiries contact Imam Ali on 0407 156 527, Asif Ali Khan on 0411 516 007.

Kannada Sangha Qld Inc - Promoting Kannada culture, Kannada activities and community based events and functions. For more information contact: President Dr Balaji Hiremagalur 0421 583 273 Secretary Navin Kumar 0413 164 401, kannada - 52 Parkway Crescent Murrumba Downs Qld 4503.

Lourde Matha Malayalee Community - Every month Malayalam  Mass (Qrbana) in Brisbane. For more information about upcoming events.  Contact Fr. Thomas Areekuzhy 4697 3177 youth coordinator.  Siju Mathew 0432 192 558.

Malayalee Association of Qld – For a detailed list of upcoming events, contact the President C K Oonnikrishnan Nair on 0416 927 100 or E: or visit

Melmaruvathur Aadhiparasakthi Brisbane Mandram - For more information contact Sakthi Para 0438 778 483, Sakthi Jayanthan 0402 907 064 or Sakthi Kalyanasundaram 0411 165 067

Nexus Church - 151 Flockton Street, Everton Park Qld. For more information please call 07 3353 1377 or visit

Public Zikre Mustapha programme - Program starts from Maghrib to Isha Prayers. Last Saturday of the month at Logan Mosque - 260 3rd Avenue, Kingston.  Dinner provided free to all after Isha Namaz. For enquiries contact the chairman Mr Nawab Khan on 3209 4627

Queensland Fiji Football Association - QFFA - For information visit facebook: QueenslandFijiFa or

Queensland Telugu Association - For a list of upcoming events and membership information, please contact: Secretary, Mr Sai Gollapudi on 0409 907 934 or email

Sant Mat (Sant Baljit Singh) - Sant Mat is a practical path based on meditation on the inner Light and Sound, ethical values, service to others and love for all creation.  For further information contact 1800 462 193 or visit

Shree Vishnu Maya Mandir - 86 Scotts Lane, North Maclean, Qld 4280. Our Dharam Guru Param Pujya Pundit Tripathi Ji resides at Shree Vishnu Maya Mandir. Daily opening Hours: 7-11am / 5-8pm. Every Sunday: 4 to 6pm. Bhajans / Kirtan, prawachan, Prasadam and Maha Prasadam. For more information contact 0481 238 360

Sri Selva Vinayakar Koyil (Ganesha Temple) and Hindu Education Centre - 4915 – 4923 Mt Lindsay H’way South Maclean. Temple Opening Hours: 7:30am – 11:00am and 5:00pm – 8:30pm. Pooja times – Weekdays 9:00am and 7:30pm. Weekends 9:00am and 6:00pm. Contact President Vimal “Vic” Ratnam 0411 594 394, Temple Priest 07 5547 7302. For full list of upcoming events please visit

St. Thomas Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church Brisbane Malayalam Holy Qurbono, Sunday School and other spiritual activities. Holy Qurbono celebrated by Rev. Fr. Jigi Varghese at 2pm on the third Saturday of every month at St Mary’s & Joseph’s Coptic Orthodox Church, 2 Hamish Street Calamvale Qld 4116.  For more information about upcoming events and activities please contact: Dr. Joy Pynadath 0431 631 397, Joy Mathew 0403 114 470.

The Gold Coast Hindu Cultural Association - Gold Coast Bhajan - monthly Bhajans held every third Friday of the month starting at 7.15am at the Helensvale Community Centre - 31 Discovery Rd, Helensvale. For further information please contact Director/Religious Activities, Mr S Barataraj on 0417 588 839 or or visit

TOUCH Group of families Program includes Bollywood dance, Sri Lankan dance, Saomoa cultural dance, fashion show, musical program. Anyone who would like to join can contact or call Sripathy & family 0432 768 607, Vijekumar & family 3823 4628.

Vaishnav Sangh of Qld. For more information email or visit

Varnam Cultural Society (Qld) Inc. For more information call Rajarajan 0431 433 889 / Ayyapann 0418 909 825 or email

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Women of Light Our purpose … is to equip women for Life, by providing opportunities for personal growth, believing that every women is valued as a role model to her family, her work, her church and her community. We meet Every alternate Thursday at 11.00am at 3, Montserrat Place, Forest Lake and Buckby St, Nundah. Contact –  Mavis, 0418 745 179, 07 3879 973