Shree Swaminarayan Temple Melbourne

MISSION

Shree Swaminarayan Temple Melbourne is a Spiritual, Volunteer-Driven organization dedicated to
improving society through individual growth by nurturing the Hindu Culture ideals of faith, unity,
humanity, and selfless service.

OUR HISTORY

Humble footholds of the Original Swaminarayan Sampraday in Melbourne, Australia started with
only three Kutchi Satsangi (religious) families. The first regular satsang sabha was held at one of their
homes on the auspicious day of V.S. 2061 Vasant Panchmi (13th February 2005).

Mota Maharaj Shri @SSTM #2018 #Guru #1Family

As migration increased into Melbourne, Australia, more and more young satsangi families and
students gradually started joining in the satsang crew, largely from Kenya, India and also to some
extent, UK. The weekly satsang sabha and all Hindu festivals were now held at a local school hall and
community hall in the local Council. To accommodate the flourishing numbers, and the cultural and
spiritual needs of the young kids and youths, Bal-Yuvak-Yuvati Mandals and Gujarati Classes were
whole heartedly commenced by our female volunteers within the following three years.

To strengthen the prosperity of the local satsang and the generations to follow, our Saints from our
maternal organization, Shree Swaminarayan Temple, Bhuj – Kutch, first arrived in 2005 with the
inspiration of Pujya Mahant Swami (Head of Maternal Organization) and divine elderly Saints. They
have continued to visit the Australian Satsangis at least once a year during the months of December
– February. In particular, the Head of Shree Nar-Narayan Dev Diocese – H.H. Acharya Shree
Koshalendraprasadji Maharajshree – made annual visits for 5 consecutive years to nurture the young
budding satsang down under. “Shree Swaminarayan Temple – Melbourne” was incorporated as a
non-profit cultural and spiritual organization in June 2006.

SSTM 6th Patotsav 2K18 #MahaAbhishek #GreatSaints #DhwajaRopan #grandcelebration #Day3

Lest we forget, what has spread far and wide around the world and now in Australia, has been a long
journey made, easier and by far gratifying, with the devotion and hard work of our beloved ancestral
Saints and Haribhaktos. The story started with our ancestors going to East Africa with the
inspirations of our far-sighted divine Saints back in India. The migration pattern also followed to UK
and now into the land of Australia.

Not only keeping our Sanatan Dharma, Culture, Architecture, Music and Mother Language alive but
also teaching compassionate, community spirit, thirst for knowledge, morality and respect for all
human beings has always been an important part of the Temple where lifelong friendships have
been created.

With the inspiration and support of our Divine Saints at Shree Swaminarayan Temple, Bhuj- Kutch,
the local devotees began looking for a property where we can call Gods’ Home and be a central
place of worship. On 14th February 2009, a business warehouse at 69 Wadhurst Drive, Boronia was
bought, which has been the physical beginning of the great temple that exists today.

Havving not to move around, all temple Satsang activities and festivals started taking place here and
opened the ability to spread the words to local Community Members. Planning and Renovations
works which wholly transformed the premises into a Divine Abode for the Supreme Lord were
undertaken over the next 3 years with the exceptionally admirable mental, physical and financial
seva (help) of all the young, male and female, passionate devotees present then.

The temple was officially inaugurated to the Australian public on the auspicious Australia Day and
India Republic Day, 26th January 2012 by His Holiness Acharya 1008 Shree Koshalendraprasadji
Maharaj (the head of the Swaminarayan faith), who ceremoniously installed the Murtis (Marble
Statues) of Lord Shree Swaminarayan, Shree NarNarayan Dev, Shree RadhaKrsna Dev, Shree Ram
Darbar, Shree Shiv Parivaar including Shivling, Shree Suryanarayan Dev, Shree Ganeshji and Shree
Hanumanji. He gave his eternal blessings to the Temple and the crew on the occasion of the Murti
Pran Pratishtha Mahotsav Celebrations which was an amazing seven days of festivities in the
presence of many Saints and hundreds of devotees from not only from different States of Australia
but also from around the world.

During a local satsang visit in 2013, Pujya Mahant Swami Shree Dharmanandandasji pronounced his
wishes and blessings to purchase the building next door at 71 Wadhurst Drive. The utmost vision
was to increase the floor area of the temple to accommodate the increasing number of young
devotees, a multi- purpose Hall, commercial kitchen and canteen and numerous rooms for activities
for young ones. By the grace of Lord Shree Swaminarayan, this great vision became fruitful in May
2014. Planning and renovations works were undertaken with great enthusiasm by all Haribhaktos of
the Melbourne temple in the following 2 years. On accomplishment, the new Sanskar Bhavan, the
new temple architectural Shikhars and Ghumats (Flags), were made open to public during the grand
5th Anniversary Celebrations. An incredible seven-day festival, in the presence of H.H. 1008 Shree
Maharajshri, Pujya Mahant Swami and other Saints and hundreds of devotees from around
Australia, was celebrated with great splendidness and harmony.

Till date the Temple has embraced the local culture and at the same time spread the love to local
communities with various Hindu Festivals such as – Diwali (including Diwali Mela), Hindu New Year,
Annakut, Holi, Janmashtamani (Lord Krishna Birthday), Ganesh Chaturthi- to name some. The
Temple also contributed by helping the Charity work such as – Royal Childrens Charity Walk, Red
blood donation Camp, Tree Planting, Australian Clean up day, Cancer Coucil run and Covid-19 relief
packages including Hot meals open to all, Cow Fodder in India, Australia Bushfire Relief

Shree Swaminarayan Temple Melbourne
A: 69 Wadhurst Drive, Boronia, VIC – 3155, Australia
T: +61 3 9884 0925 | 
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