Welcome to Sri Vakrathunda Vinayagar Temple

The Hindu Temple is a place of worship for devotees. Serving the needs of the Hindu Community

Upcoming Events
Please see below for urgent notice

Opening hours

8.00am - 12.00pm | 6.00pm - 8.45pm

Weekends & Public Holidays
8.00am - 1.00pm | 4.30pm - 8.45pm

Tuesday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday
6.30pm - 9.00pm

Saturday & Sunday
11.30am - 2.00pm

COVID 19 and E- Poojas

Dear Devotee,

As you maybe aware the temple has been closed to devotees from 9.00 PM 16th March 2020 to 8.00 AM 13th April 2020.

This is a very traumatic time for all. This move is indeed unprecedented in the history of this temple or this nation. As the Prime Minister said, “once in a hundred-year event”.

In order that Devotees continue to find ways to interact with their favourite temple and Sri Vakrathunda Vinayagar, we have decided to do the following:

  1. Any devotee who wishes to perform an Archanai, moksha Archanai, a Prasatha Pooja, or any other pooja can still do it. The Priest will perform the pooja and we will video the event, if needed “live” or send the video later through what’s app. This E-Archanai is something we feel will keep devotees connected to the Temple, during these difficult times of social distancing.
  2. We intend to live telecast the main Utsava Moorthy Alanagara Pooja on 14th April, Tamil New Year day, in the event the Pandemic is not over. Those of you who wish to have their names included in this pooja can call the temple (number below) and register with Suri or Srini. The cost of sponsorship is $20.00 per family. Payment can be made via the phone.
  3. From 17th April the Temple will conduct special Poojas at 8.30 am and 7.30 pm every day to mark the Mahotsavam for 10 days beginning from 17th April to 26th April 2020. This is specially designed for the Sponsors each day of the Mahotsavam. We would sincerely appreciate if all Ubayakarars for the Mahotsavam who have been doing the Mahotsavam ubayams for the last 12 years will continue to keep their place for all the 10 days. This is a special request to all the Ubayakarars to support the temple during this trying times and pay us the same amount as you have done in the past, like some of you who have already done that, as we will need every penny to tide through these difficult times and also to help in the transformation of the Temple into a granite temple.
  4. Internet Links to watch the pooja will be sent to all in due course. These links will be advertised via our face book page and our website, too.

  5. Finally, we will continue have a priest who will be dedicated to do all the outside poojas, such as house warmings, Punniyathanams etc. Once again those interested please reach out to Suri or Srini.
  6. The last message is that there are still some Mandalabhishegams available to be sponsored. Those of you who are interested in this once in 12-years pooja, please call and register with the MVHS office.
If you would like to make a booking or have any questions, please contact any of the following people:

Temple Office – 0436 001 881
Suri – 0470 293 217
Srini – 0470 203 500

Yours Sincerely,
Shanmugaratnam Pillai

Urgent Notice to all Devotees

Dear Devotee,

Re: COVID 19

The MVHS Management Committee has taken a precautionary step of restricting the entry of devotees to the Temple and Canteen from 9.00 PM 16th March 2020 to 8.00 AM 13th April 2020 to ensure the safety and well being of both the devotees and Staff.

The Poojas in the Temple will continue to be done by the priests, but devotees will not be allowed into the Temple Compound.

Please note that this is only a precautionary measure. No staff or devotee has been affected by the Coronavirus, at this stage.

We regret the inconvenience caused due to this action.

We appreciate your support on this matter.

If you have any questions, please contact any of the following people:

Temple Office – 0436 001 881
Suri – 0470 293 217
Srini – 0470 203 500

Yours Sincerely,
Shanmugaratnam Pillai

Notice Board


The Melbourne Vinayagar Hindu Sangam is proud to launch its E-Calendar for all its devotees, and members. This Calendar reflects all the events and times that the hard copy calendar of the Sri Vakrathunda Vinayagar Temple, contains.

In 2020, this E-calendar will be available for free, as a downloadable version.

Devotees can download the E-Calendar from Resources menu (Resources -> E-Calendar) or click E-Calendar


MVHS 2020 Daily Event 365 days events

MVHS 2020 - Festive and Special day events (This file contains calendar entries just the Indian festivals and special pooja dates)


Dear devotees,

Sri Vakrathunda Vinayagar Temple's Mandalabhishegam will be held for 45 days from 8th June to 22nd July 2020 after the Kumbabhishegam.

We invite devotees who would like to sponsor the morning and evening pujas.
The costs are as follows:
Morning puja: $750
Evening puja: $1000

Please contact below to make a booking:
Temple office: 9762 1835
Suri: 0470 293 217

We look forward to your support.

And as we prepare for the upcoming Kumbhabhishegam, we would like to request for contributions for our coffee table book that is currently in progress. We request you to email admin@mvhs.org.au if you would like to contribute the following items:

  • Photos of the temple (old and new) that are important to you
  • Personal stories of your experiences with Sri Vakrathunda Vinayagar (you do not need to identify yourself, the story can be written anonymously without mentioning any names)

If you would like to contribute anything else to the book, please get in touch: admin@mvhs.org.au. Your contributions will be invaluable.

Thank you.

MVHS Management Committe

Temple Renovations & Building Fund

As the first Hindu Temple and only Ganesha Temple in Victoria, we are proud to announce that construction of all the Shrines in granite has already begun in earnest. When completed, this will be the largest Temple of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere.

Granite as you may be aware is a ‘living’ stone, able to absorb all the vibrations of the chanting and devotees’ prayers. This is the reason it was used in most temple constructions in the olden days. Equally importantly, the Temple will be a long-lasting temple, as we can witness those in India and Sri Lanka constructed out of granite.

Please click the below link for more information on how you can contribute to the Temple Building Fund.

Read more: Temple renovation & building fund

Please contact the Temple Office for more details on
Phone: 03 9762 1835
Email: templeoffice@mvhs.org.au.

Mandalabhishekam Programme Schedule

Dear devotees, Sri Vakrathunda Vinayagar Temple’s Mandalabhishegam is planned between 8th June 2020 to 22nd July 2020 (45 days). During this period, there will be a musical programme every day between 8pm to 9pm.

We would like to invite musical schools to perform on a volunteer basis to grace the occasion and get the blessings from the Lord.

For more details, please click the link below or select the menu under "Events -> Program Schedule"
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MVHS Management Committe



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The journey of Sri Vakrathunda Vinayagar coming to Melbourne and making it His home is an interesting one.


In August 1989, a “breakaway” group from the Hindu Society of Victoria, decided to build a Vinayagar temple. Amongst this group, a core team of people set up the Pro Tem committee and along with other likeminded individuals, began the gigantic task of building the first Vinayagar Temple - Sri Vakrathunda Vinayagar Temple - in Victoria.

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