Welcome to Sri Vakrathunda Vinayagar Temple

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

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Opening hours

7.00am - 12.00pm | 6.00pm - 9.00pm

Weekends & Public Holidays
7.00am - 1.00pm | 4.30pm - 9.00pm

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

Saturday & Sunday
11.30am - 2.00pm

Notice Board

Dear Devotees,

Thursday, 31st January 2019

Our chief priest Gowrieswara Gurukkal will be retiring this year and his last day at the Sri Vakrathunda Vinayagar Temple is on 31 Jan 2019. He is leaving after almost 13 dedicated years of service to the Temple, including leading the Kumbabhishegam in 2007.

The Management Committee will be holding a farewell event on Friday, 1 February at around 8 pm after the daily puja at the temple. Devotees and well-wishers are invited to attend this event and get his blessings.

We wish to thank Gowrieswara Gurukkal for his commitment and unwavering support to the temple over these last 12 and half years.
We wish him happy and healthy retirement

Yours sincerely,
Management committee


On 27th January 2019, the canteen will only have take away service for LUNCH.
This because the entire canteen hall has been booked for a wedding in that day.

We apologise for this inconvenience.
Thank you for your patronage.

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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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