NEW - Vedic/Hindu Calendar for 2013

NEW - Vedic/Hindu Calendar for 2013
Shri Ramapir Mandir/Temple in Islamic Republic of Pakistan

Monday, December 21, 2009

The Melbourne Shiva Vishnu Temple (Australia)

The Melbourne Shiva Vishnu Temple

A daily news summary for news media, educators, researchers, writers and religious leaders worldwide.

Featured Temple: The Melbourne Shiva Vishnu Temple

December 20th, 2009
[HPI note: HPI will, periodically, feature a temple around the world that exemplifies Hinduism's vibrant diaspora.]

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA, May 8, 2004: The Shri Shiva Vishnu Hindu Temple is located in the suburb of Carrum Downs, 21 miles from Melbourne’s central business district. This temple is the largest Hindu temple in Victoria. Worship at the temple is centered around Shiva and Vishnu, the presiding deities of two dominant streams in the Hindu religion. The temple attempts to bring the two streams together and provide a synthesis.

The temple is most popularly known for holding the annual Hindu festivals of Holi and Diwali. The Hindu Society of Victoria was officially launched in 1984. The society bought 14.35 acres for $72,300, and the date for the Mahakumbabhishekam, was fixed for May 22, 1994. A cultural centre is now under construction.

After New Zealand, India is now Victoria’s second-biggest source of new migrants, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics. Victoria’s growing Indian population is making its mark on local culture. The temple complex–home to three priests–has become a hub for Indian migrants in Melbourne who belong to the Hindu faith.

No comments:

Post a Comment