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
  • New Year 2020, 1st Jan 2020
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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

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


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



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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