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 5.30 pm to 9.00 pm

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Virtual Tour

Deepavali Celebrations (29 October 2016)

Dear Devotees,
The Management Committee would like to inform all devotees that the temple will be open from 7.00 am to 1.00 pm and from 2.00 pm to 9.00 pm on Deepavali day, Saturday, 29th October 2016.

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

On this date there will be Annathanam (free Lunch) from 12- 2.00 pm.

We wish all of our devotees a very Happy and prosperous Deepavali.

May the Great Sri Vakrathunda Vinayagar bless you and your family on this very important occasion.

Management Committee

The Canteen will be open from 5.30 pm to 9.00 pm

Upcoming Events

Sri Vakrathunda Vinayagr Temple held many events throughout the year. Please click the link to see the upcoming events
  • Deepawali, 29th October, 2016
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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
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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
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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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