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
Weekends & Public Holidays: 11.30am - 2.00pm | 6.30pm - 9.00pm

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

Significance of Kandha Sashti

  • Sashti is the day that Lord Murugan defeated the demon Soorapadman
  • When the Devas could not tolerate the evil doings of this demon, they approached the younger son of Lord Shiva & Parvathi for his assistance
  • He fought Soorapadman for six days, and vanquished the asuran
  • He threw his weapon at him and split Soorapadman into two halves
  • One became his peacock, Vahanam
  • The other became a rooster and was transformed into his banner
  • Devotees usually narrate the Kandha Sashti Kavasam during this period
  • Whoever fasts and prays to Lord Murugan for six days of Skandha Sashti is believed to receive Murugan's blessings

Fasting Schedule

  • Every day after the Pooja, the temple will serve fruits and mil from 31st October to 4th November 2016
  • On 5th November coconut water will be served as well

Management Committee

Upcoming Events

Sri Vakrathunda Vinayagr Temple held many events throughout the year. Please click the link to see the upcoming events
  • Kandha Shasti, 31st October - 6th November, 2016
  • Soora Samharam, 5th November, 2016
  • Paaranai, 6th November, 2016 (After 7.30 am)
  • Murugan Thirukalyanam, 6th November, 2016
Deepavali and Kandha Shasti 2016
more events

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

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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