Society for the Promotion of Hindu Culture – Brisbane
No matter where Hindus are, it is a statement of fact that they would ensure there is continuity of our culture, tradition, rites and rituals. With this in view, some very talented and visionary members of our community formed Society for the Promotion of Hindu Culture in Brisbane in 1979. In those days the Hindu population was small – however, this association served the various needs of the community then.
The foresightedness of this association saw the need for a firm legal footing for the Society. In the mean time Hindus from other parts of the world were also migrating to Australia. To more clearly depict the operations of the association, its name was changed to Hindu Religion and Mandir Association (HRMA) which formally adopted its first constitution in August 1984. At this stage the association was not an Incorporated body.
Search for a Mandir Site
The HRMA committee spent many hours and developed a check list (criteria) of the basic requirements they were looking for in a property. Several sites were seen but rejected due to the selected criteria.
Finally, the current site was chosen and seven families formed a trust to secure the same in 1990 with a deposit of around $32,000.