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
  • Navarathri / Durga Pooja 1st day, 29th September 2019
  • Navarathri from 29th Sep to 7th Oct 2019
  • Vijayathasami, 8th October 2019
  • Kowri Viratham from 8th - 28th October 2019
more events

Opening hours

8.00am - 12.00pm | 6.00pm - 9.00pm

Weekends & Public Holidays
8.00am - 1.00pm | 4.30pm - 9.00pm

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

Saturday & Sunday
11.30am - 2.00pm

Notice Board

Dear devotees,

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.

Canteen Closed

Please note that canteen will be closed only for lunch on the following.

Annathanam (free food) will be served due to Purattasi Sani Pooja.
Saturday 05/10/2019 - 3rd Sani
Saturday 12/10/2019 - 4th Sani


MVHS Management Committe



Latest Saiva Neri Book   April to June 2019

What's new

Article on Granite - by: Nithyananda, Balasundera & Suthanantha Sivacharyaars
A Hindu temple is a structure designed to bring human beings and gods together, using symbolism to express the ideas and beliefs of Hinduism. A Hindu temple is a symbolic reconstruction of the universe and universal principles that make everything in it function. The temples reflect Hindu philosophy and its diverse views on cosmos and Truths....

A Brief History of Our Temple

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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