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Temple in Melbourne
Written by Sairam on May 2, 2020 Share on

7 Religious Temples in Melbourne

Melbourne is one of the largest metropolitan cities in Australia and also has a significant population of Indians. We all know how important spirituality and religion is to Indians and there are always religious establishments in the area of Indian settlements. Melbourne is no exception. Melbourne, which is the coastal capital of Australia is not just famous for its city and nightlife, but also various temples and spiritual establishments.

7 Important temples in Melbourne

1. Melbourne Murugan Temple

The Melbourne Murugan Temple is one of the most visited temples by Indians, Sri Lankans and Murugan devotees all over the world. The temple exudes the same peacefulness and serenity similar to that of a local temple in India or Sri Lanka. This western suburb temple was interestingly and the statue is made of five metals such as gold, copper, iron, lead and silver from the Jaffna region of Sri Lanka.

2. Iskcon Temple

The Iskcon temple in Melbourne is situated in the Bhakti Yoga Movement in Melbourne. The Iskcon temple, also known as Hare Rama Hare Krishna temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna. The temple is a beautiful architecture in the centre of Melbourne will detailed engravings of the deity. The Iskcon temple is a centre for spiritual gatherings, meditation, devotional music and services to the society.

3. Sri Vakratunda Vinayaka Temple

The Sri Vakratunda Vinayaka Temple is dedicated to Lord Ganesh. It was also the first temple to be established in Melbourne in 1992. It is a popular belief any wish made to the lord is granted and fulfilled. The temple is located in the Mountain highway in Melbourne, Victoria.

Hindu temple in Melbourne
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4. Shree Swaminarayan Temple

The Shree Swaminarayan Temple is a very famous temple among locals and tourists alike and is one of the most famous Hindu temples. The followers of Mahant Swami conduct regular Satsang and spiritual discourses for the followers and visitors. It is a very good visit if you want some peace and tranquillity.

5. Melbourne Thai Buddhist temple

The Melbourne Thai Buddhist temple is located in the central-east coastal town of Melbourne at the Brevard County. It is one of Melbournes most famous temples for Thai people and Asians in general. The temple premises are located in a Serene and peaceful part of the town and suitable for practising the teachings of Buddha. It is also a social service centre where people learn to meditate and chant.

Buddhist temple in melbourne
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6. Shri Shiva Vishnu Temple

The Shri Shiva Vishnu Temple is one of the most revered Indian Hindu temples in Melbourne. The temple dedicated to the lords Shiva and Vishnu is also the largest Hindu temple Melbourne. The temple is visited by thousands of devotees every year and hosts a range of Hindu festivals and celebrations inside the temple.

7. Sankat Mochan Samiti

The Sankat Mochan Samiti is a non-political and non-profit organization that focuses on moral, spiritual and physical wellness of the community. The Samiti built and maintains a Hanuman temple in the premises. The Hanuman temple is one of the most visited temples in Melbourne.

These temples are a perfect way to spend your leisure day and one of the best things to do at Melbourne along with your parents and grandparents. A bit of home during your vacation if you will. Reach out to the destination experts at Pickyourtrail to customize your Australian vacation package according to your preferences.

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