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Temple and Canteen to re-open Fri 22 Oct.

Dear devotees, We are looking forward to welcoming you back to your Temple from 7am on Friday 22 October. The Canteen will also re-open from 6:30pm on Friday 22 October.  In order to comply with Victorian Government direction, all devotees are required to adhere to the following conditions of entry: 1.Full (double dose) COVID-19 vaccination is mandatory (16 years & over). Your…
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Navarathri Day 1 Durga – Thursday 7 October

Navarathri is an incredibly auspicious festival in honour of the divine feminine power, Goddess Shakthi. The Goddess is worshipped for 9 nights in the form of Durga, Lakshmi and Saraswathy. The festival celebrates the triumph of good over evil. Sri Vakrathunda Vinayagar Temple will be celebrating each day with prayers which will be followed by…
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Navarathri Golu Competition

In celebration of Navarathri Sri Vakrathunda Vinayagar Temple will be holding a Golu competition.  A Golu is a traditional festive display of dolls and figurines which typically narrate Goddess-related themes and stories during the multi-day Navarathri festival. Each displayed item in a golu is sometimes called Golu doll (Bommai) or equivalent. These are typically made by rural artisans from clay…
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