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MURUGAN TEMPLE, 17-19 KNIGHT AVENUE,SUNSHINE NORTH,

Locality/village                17-19 Knight Avenue

State                                   Melbourne

Nearest City/Town          Sunshine North,

Languages                         English,Telugu

Temple Timings                 09:00 AM to 07:30 PM

About Devasthanam

Melbourne Murugan Temple at Sunshine is located in the western suburbs of Melbourne. This center is the fruit of ardent devotees of Murukan who so desired to build a dedicated temple for their beloved god. The trust to build the temple was formed in 1995, then temple project was launched and the first stage of the temple was completed in January 1999. Currently the statues of Lord Murukan with Teyvanai and Valli and Vinayakar are held in a hall where a resident priest conducts puja and abishekam. Idols of Navagraham are enshrined too. Melbourne Murukan Cultural Center manages this temple and endeavors to build a fully-fledged traditional style temple in the near future.According to Mani Selvendra, she initiated building a temple for Lord Murugan in Melbourne to fulfill the aspiration of her father Mr. V. Thambinayagam, who was a devotee of Lord Murukan. A cultural centre was formed in 1995 in order to build a temple for `Melbourne Murugan’. Under the chairmanship of Mr. Ganeshamoorthy, the Cultural Centre took the initiative and completed the first stage of the Murugan Temple at Knight Avenue in Melbourne in the state of Victoria. The opening ceremony of this temple was held with cankapisekam – ceremonial bath of an idol with chanks (conch shells) filled with sacred water – on 23 January 1999.

Architecture

Melbourne Murugan temple is managed by Melbourne Murugan Cultural Centre Inc. This temple is in operation from 1999 in a temporary facility. The foundation was laid on 2002 and the temple construction was completed in 2006. The temple was consecrated on 28th January 2007. Foundation for the temple was laid in 2002 and temple construction completed in 2006.The temple was consecrated on 28 January 2007.

How to reach the temple

There is a direct bus service from Sunshine Station to the temple. Bus Route No: 903. You can catch the bus from outside Sunshine Train Station. It will take you to Corner of Munro Avenue and McIntyre Road. From here it is few mins walk to temple.

Daily poojas and festivals

ARCHANAI Archanai - Navagraha 1 Dietie, Anchaneyar Only Archanai - Fruit Archanai Archanai - Coconut & Fruit Archanai Archanai For Main 3 Dieties Archanai For All 17 dieties Archana to bess New Car (Car Pooja) Modcha Archanai Navagraha Archanai (For all 9 Navagraha) Kungkuma Archanai Sahastra Nama Archanai

Additional info

Murugan worship in the state of Victoria was initiated by Mrs. Mani Selvendra, a ?r? Lankan Tamil who brought a Vel made of five metals, viz. gold, iron, copper, lead and silver from Jaffna, Sri Lanka. In 1991 a committee was formed and prayers were held in community halls and houses in Melbourne. According to Mani Selvendra, she initiated building a temple for Lord Murugan in Melbourne to fulfill the aspiration of her father Mr. V. Thambinayagam, who was a devotee of Lord Murukan. A cultural centre was formed in 1995 in order to build a temple for `Melbourne Murugan’. Under the chairmanship of Mr. Ganeshamoorthy, the Cultural Centre took the initiative and completed the first stage of the Murugan Temple at Knight Avenue in Melbourne in the state of Victoria. The opening ceremony of this temple was held with cankapisekam – ceremonial bath of an idol with chanks (conch shells) filled with sacred water – on 23 January 1999. Since its inception, Lord Murugan was called `Melbourne Murugan’. In the sanctum sanctorum of the Melbourne Murugan Temple originally the Vel (spear) has been the object of worship. Worshipping the Vel is the tradition at the Murugan temple at Nallur, Jaffna, Sri Lanka. But according to the Melbourne Cultural Centre, a Murugan statue will also be enshrined in the sanctum sanctorum of the Melbourne Murugan Temple. The Melbourne Murugan Cultural Centre is working hard to complete the last three stages of the temple to perform the consecration ceremony as early as possible.