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 and Deepavali timings
We are delighted to announce that henceforth the Temple and the Kitchen will operate based on Saturday timings on all public holidays, beginning from 30 September 2016 (AFL Grand Final Day)
Weekdays: 7.00am - 12.00pm | 4.30pm - 9.00pm
Weekends & Public Holidays: 7.00am - 1.00pm | 4.30pm - 9.00pm
Canteen Opening Hours
Weekends & Public Holidays: 11.30am - 2.30pm | 6.30pm - 9.00pm
Deepavali timings 29 October 2016
In Addition, we are also delighted to inform you that the Temple will be open on Saturday 29th October 2016 from 7 am to 1 pm and then from 2 pm to 9 pm in celebration of Deepavali.
On this date the Annathanam ( free Lunch ) will be served from 12 noon to 2.30 pm. The canteen will be open for from 6.30 pm to 9 pm
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Navarathiri Festival 1 October 2016 to 11 October 2016
The annual Navarathiri festival will be celebrated in the Temple from Saturday, 1 October 2016 to Tuesday 11th October 2016 in the temple.
Every day the Amman (Devi) will be dressed in different and exquisite forms and dance and musical programs have been scheduled. The artists are from the various Musical schools in Melbourne.
The Vasantha Mandaba Pooja will start at 7.30 followed by the Musical Programs, at 8 pm.
Come, enjoy and get Devi's blessings.
The Canteen will be open throughout the 10 day festival from 1 October to 11 October 2016, from 6.30 pm to 9 pm
- Navarathiri Kumbasthabanam, 1st October, 2016
- Abirami Ambal Abishekam , 2nd October, 2016
- Abirami Ambal Abishekam, 3rd October, 2016
Pooja & Services Details
- Canteen and other facilities
- Kodiyetram (Flag Hoisting Ceremony) - 2014
- Thaer (Chariot) Ceremony - 2014
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.Read More