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

Upcoming Events

Sri Vakrathunda Vinayagr Temple held many events throughout the year. Please click the link to see the upcoming events
  • Mahotsavam Shanti - 20th April, 2017
  • Nadesar Abhishekam - 20th April, 2017
  • Kodiyetram (Mahotsavam 1st Day) - 21st April, 2017
  • Mahotsavam 2nd Day - 22nd April, 2017
  • Mahotsavam 3rd Day - 23rd April, 2017
  • Prathosham - 24th April, 2017
  • Mahotsavam 4th Day - 24th April, 2017
  • Mahotsavam 5th Day - 25th April, 2017
  • Mahotsavam 6th Day - 26th April, 2017
Annual Mahotsavam 2017 Programme

Basin Temple - Parking Locations
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

Dear Devotee,

As previously communicated, Sri Vakrathunda Vinayagar Temple will
celebrate its annual Mahotsavam Festival from 21 April 2017 to 30
April 2017. The Ther (Chariot Festival) will be on 29th April 2017 and
the Theertham on 30th April 2017.

We attach a copy of the daily festivities for your record.

Please come and get the blessings of Sri Vakrathunda Vinayagar on this
very auspicious festival.


As in the past, we have made special arrangements for car parking.

On the Chariot Day. In addition to the car parks available at St
Bernadette School, we have also made arrangements with the Basin
Primary School on the corner of Liverpool Road and Mountain Highway.

Please see the map of the car parking arrangements attached for the
Chariot festival day.

With the blessings of Sri Vakarthaunda Vinayagar,

Yours Sincerely,

MVHS 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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