Welcome to Sri Vakrathunda Vinayagar Temple

The Hindu Temple is a place of worship for devotees of the Hindu religion

Temple and Canteen Operating hours
We are delighted to announce that henceforth the Temple and the Kitchen will operate based on Saturday timings on all public holidays

Weekdays: 7.00am - 12.00pm | 6.00pm - 9.00pm
Weekends & Public Holidays: 7.00am - 1.00pm | 4.30pm - 9.00pm

Canteen Opening Hours
Tuesday, Friday & Saturday 6.30pm - 9.00pm | Saturday & Sunday: 11.30am - 2.00pm

Please click the button to view the Virtual Tour of our temple
Virtual Tour

Upcoming Events

Sri Vakrathunda Vinayagr Temple held many events throughout the year. Please click the link to see the upcoming events
  • Daily Pooja - 7.00 PM 14th Feb, 2018
  • First Samam - 8.00 PM 14th Feb, 2018
  • Second Samam - 10.00 PM 14th Feb, 2018
  • Lingothpavam : 12 Mid-night (Jothi forms into a lingam) 14th Feb, 2018
  • Fourth Samam - 4.00 AM 15th Feb, 2018
more events

Sivarathri 2018

Pooja & Services Details

Sri Vakrathunda Vinayagar Temple offers various poojas & services for devotees. Please check the link for more details
  • Poojas
  • Canteen and other facilities
more services

Saiva Neri - April Edition 2016

Temple Gallery

Contains past festival and pooja event's galleries. Click the link to see the photos and videos
  • Coming soon


Dear devotees,

Monday, 1st January 2018

Maha Sivarathri will be observed on Wednesday 14th February. On this occasion, there will be Abishehams and chanting of Rudhram during
the four Sama Pooja. There will also be Thevaram singing and Bajans by devotees.

Temple will close around 5:30 a.m. 15th Thursday, and open again at 7 a.m. followed by the Daily Morning Pooja at 08 a.m. Please contact temple office for more details.

Yours sincerely,
Management Committee

A Brief History of Our Temple

Sri Vakrathunda Vinayagar temple was the first traditional Hindu temple established in Melbourne, 1992. Since then the temple has fulfilled the spiritual and cultural aspirations of thousands of Hindus in Melbourne.


Punarutharana Maha Kubabhishegam (Restorative Consecration Ceremony) was conducted on 17-06-2007. The temple has been extensively renovated, with new shrines built, a Rajagopuram added and its internal and external decorations refurbished or enhanced.

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