Shri Shiva Vishnu Temple

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SHRI SHIVA VISHNU TEMPLE, 52 BOUNDARY RD,CARRUM DOWNS VIC

Locality/village                52 Boundary Rd

State                                   Sydney

Nearest City/Town          Carrum Downs VIC

Languages                         English,Telugu

Temple Timings                 07:30 AM to 09:00 PM

About Devasthanam

The Hindu Society of Victoria (HSV) was founded in 1982 and has a current membership of around 2,000 members. The HSV’s spiritual and cultural precinct was established in 15 acres of land at Carrum Downs,Victoria. Construction of the Shri Shiva Vishnu Temple began thereafter. On completion of the building the temple was consecrated in 1994. This is, now, the largest Hindu temple in the Southern Hemisphere. Devotees in thousands regularly attend its various Pooja Ceremonies and Festival Celebrations each year. Many of them have recorded attendances in excess of 15,000 people. The Cultural Centre has a library, a heritage museum, an educational facility, venues for residential seminars, cultural displays and community functions and a large industrial kitchen and dining hall. This is an extension of the Temple, is the venue for many cultural activities normally associated with Hindu religion that take place within the temple compound. The vision of the HSV library is to establish a public library which promotes Hindu Culture and Philosophy. It will be equipped with religious books, videos and many other media such as CDs, DVDs, etc., in English and Indian languages. These items will be available, to all registered members, on loan. There are audio-visual and reading cubicles for browsing the books and all other media. The museum will develop an extensive collection of images in the form of paintings photographs and other artefacts, as well as contemporary multimedia resources to present the various aspects of the Indian sub-continent and Hindu cultural heritage. The museum may be used by anyone wishing to hold an exhibition on payment of the prescribed fee and conforming to the policies of the HSV. The Education facility will actively serve to educate the members of the community interested in Hindu traditions in the areas of learning Hindu philosophy and worship, Classical art forms and languages associated with Hindu culture.

Architecture

The museum will develop an extensive collection of images in the form of paintings photographs and other artefacts, as well as contemporary multimedia resources to present the various aspects of the Indian sub-continent and Hindu cultural heritage. The museum may be used by anyone wishing to hold an exhibition on payment of the prescribed fee and conforming to the policies of the HSV. The vision of the HSV library is to establish a public library which promotes Hindu Culture and Philosophy. It will be equipped with religious books, videos and many other media such as CDs, DVDs, etc., in English and Indian languages. These items will be available, to all registered members, on loan. There are audio-visual and reading cubicles for browsing the books and all other media.

How to reach the temple

HIndu Society of Victoria 52 Boundary Rd, Carrum Downs VIC 3201, Australia

Daily poojas and festivals

Rajagopuram Kumbhabhishekam Three years to the month, another milestone was reached with the Kumbhabhishekam of the Raja Gopurams on 25th May 1997. This was in many ways a repeat of the ceremonies which were performed at the time of the Maha Kumbhabhishekam, but on a smaller scale. Many devotees who missed out the ceremony of 1994 were able to appreciate the importance of the rituals and the amount of work involved in organizing a ceremony such as this. During these three years, the Shri Shiva Vishnu Temple had come to take center stage in the life of the Hindu community in Victoria. The temple itself functions in complying with agama sastras and adhered to Hindu traditions. Days of major religious significance were observed. Annual Brahmotsavams for the two principal deties are conducted. Resident priests are now available for devotees to perform archanas, abhishekams etc. Hindus in Victoria now had not only a temple, as good as any in their land of birth as a place of worship, but also a temple which enables the spirit and practice of Hinduism to be kept alive in the hearts and minds of this generation and the generations to come. The Society had invested in excess of $1.5 million up to this stage.

Additional info

The building activity at the temple has never stopped. After 1997, the car park area around the temple was leveled and asphalted at a cost of $80,000 and two priest quarters, one with a guest suite were constructed at a cost of $150,000. Work for a Ther (Ratham) shelter and connecting gas to the temple and priest quarters are complete. Plans for construction of the temple kitchen and paving the area in front of the temple and the outer courtyard have also been completed. The proposal to establish an elderly citizens home in conjunction with grants provided by the ministry of housing had to be abandoned after completion of all the preliminary steps by the enequivical objection of the water board which was essential for the granting of the building permit. The AGM of 2002 has authorised the management committee in principal to explore the construction of a cultural centre which will include performance hail and a library, which may cost around four million dollars. Commitment and construction of this project will take the society to its next dimension, providing the facilities for the community to conduct its programs and much of its activities around the temple.