Hindus Society of Victoria Shri Shiva Vishnu Temple in Victoria , Australia
The Shri Shiva Vishnu Hindu Temple is located in Victoria, Australia. This temple is the largest Hindu temple in Victoria. Worship at the temple is centred around Shiva and Vishnu, the presiding deities of two dominant streams in the Hindu ritualistic tradition. The temple attempts to bring the two streams together and provide a synthesis. Many Hindus residing in Melbourne worship there and is most popularly known for holding the annual Hindu festivals of Holi and Diwali.
The Shri Shiva Vishnu Temple at Carrum Downs is a culmination of years of planning by the Hindu Society of Victoria, a skilled team of Indian artisans and an army of volunteers.
The temple combines classical Hindu traditions with construction practices in Australia. Recently the Society has completed another ambitious project in completing the construction of a multi-million dollar Cultural Centre and has made it open to Victorian Community on May 5, 2012.
There are 32 deities worshipped in the temple from various Hindu traditions. Worship is based on elaborate rituals with deep meaning. All the rituals have but one aim: symbolically awakening the spirituality in the devotee.
Colourful festivals from different traditions of Hinduism are celebrated here. They include Holi, Deepavali and the New Year.
As well as maintaining the tradition, the society contributes to the spiritual development of young children through a good library and regular classes on Hinduism.
A Cafeteria serving vegetarian snacks, food and drinks is open in the Cultural Centre on all days and provides food and snack services to all visitors got the temple as well as the Cultural Centre.
The Cultural Centre in addition to hosting this Cafeteria with Industrial Kitchen with hundreds of volunteers also has a large community hall, two rooms for community functions such as Weddings, annual music concerts and other events.
It also supports a large religious library with two class rooms for Hindu religious school run as part of the Hindu community service.
Hinduism is the oldest living religion in the world. It dates back more than 6000 years when Hindu philosophies and a way of worship for Divine realisation were propounded in India. Hindu temples are usually majestic structures with ornamental spires soaring into sky at the main entrances, and elaborately decorated halls.
During the temple opening hours Priest Service will be available for offering prayers such as Archana, Abhishekam, Kalyanam, Vadai Mala. Special services are also offered to devotees such as Anna Prasana, Naming Ceremony, Askhara Abhyasam, Car Pooja and many others. On festival occasions Uthsavams will be held for deities.
Week Day Mornings
Activities at Temple
- Art and Craft
Other facilities at Temple
- Car park
- Access With Assistance for the Disabled
- Parking for the Disabled
- Non Smoking Establishment
- Public Toilet
- Shaded Area
- Visitor Information Centre
Location of Temple
52 Boundary Rd, Carrum Downs, Victoria 3201
Phone: 03 9782 0878 | Fax: 03 9782 0001
Official website of Temple
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