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

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

Navarathiri Festival 1 October 2016 to 11 October 2016

Dear Devotees,
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.

Management Committee

The Canteen will be open throughout the 10 day festival from 1 October to 11 October 2016, from 6.30 pm to 9 pm

Upcoming Events

Sri Vakrathunda Vinayagr Temple held many events throughout the year. Please click the link to see the upcoming events
  • Navarathiri Kumbasthabanam, 1st October, 2016
  • Abirami Ambal Abishekam , 2nd October, 2016
  • Abirami Ambal Abishekam, 3rd October, 2016
more events

Navarathiri Pooja 2016

Puratasi sani and student villaku-pooja 2016

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
  • Kodiyetram (Flag Hoisting Ceremony) - 2014
  • Thaer (Chariot) Ceremony - 2014
more galleries

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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