News & Upcoming Events

Balalayam updates as of January 2023 

Dear devotees,

As you have noticed around the Temple, repairs, renovations and paintings are carried out in a very fast phase to ensure they are completed in time for the Maha Kumbabishegam ceremonies commencing from 6th April 2023 for the Big Day on 10th April 2023.

Please note the following changes to Abishegam arrangements at the Temple:

As we have completed Balalayam ceremonies on 18/01/2023 on various deities at both Siva and Perumal Temples, we will be able to do Abishegam for Utsava Moorthies for the following:

  • Sri Ramar

  • Sri Hanuman

  • Sri Narasimhar

  • Sri Sudharsanar and

  • Sri Viswak Sena

and please note that Abishegams will not be performed on the following until Kumbabhishegam:

  • Sri Garudalwar

  • Sri Idumbar

  • Sri Bairavar

  • Sri Dhakshina Murthy

  • Sri Navagraha Murthies

All are invited to join the puja and receive the blessings of God.

Service to temple is service to God. Many local groups and individuals serve the temple in various volunteering ways. You can do whatever, that suits your time, skill or capacity. Just ring or register Online.  We need your services leading to Kumbabishegam April 2023. For general enquiries, contact assistantsecretary@svtsydney.org or 0411 252 782

SVT Front Desk - Manager/Volunteer

SVT attracts devotees from all sections of Hindu society from all over Sydney, Wollongong, Canberra, rest of Australia & overseas. Several distinguished Swamijis, artists and leaders visit our temple as part of their trip to Australia. It is recognised as a major tourist attraction. During regular weekends and holidays the temple attracts upto 2000-4000 people each day. It is highly rewarding work to manage the Front Desk to serve the devotees with their pooja, archana or other needs. We have a well established front desk that is also computerised. We invite volunteers (husband/wife team) to manage the Front Desk, mostly during weekends & holidays. If you are interested, please contact enquiry@svtsydney.org or email: president@svtsydney.org

Canteen - Manager/Volunteer

SVT Canteen operates on weekends and holidays from 10am to 4pm. Our cooks make famous masaala dosas, iddlies, vadas, pulav rice, poories and other dishes served with yummy accompaniments such as fresh coconut chutneys, sambar etc. The canteen also serves bhujia mixture (south indian style), laddoos, mysore pak & other sweets. Of course, tea, coffee and soft drinks are available. The canteen is very popular because it offers the best dosas, prepared 'hot..hot' in front of you and other snacks at a very reasonable price, in an outdoor environment, where you can enjoy the meal with family and friends. So...it is fun to be a canteen manager, meeting people and cooking with Chef! The volunteer-manager is expected to manage the canteen front office, while cooks manage the back office!! Simply, you'll have to collect monies from customers, serve foods and generally present happy and friendly service! Of course, at the end of the shift, simply handover the collection monies to front desk, take a receipt & handover to Canteen Manager. Choose any Saturday, Sunday or Holiday 10am-4pm. Join with Friends or Family to make a team..it is fun! Of course, the Perks! You do get to enjoy a lovely dosa or two for free!! Just call 02-4214 9080 or Email: canteenmanager@svtsydney.org Register: SVT Canteen Volunteer Form PS: Temple has increasing demand for Canteen Service during major functions or long weekends, so we need you, even if you can spare 2 hrs..why not visit & enjoy the Temple Function & stay back to Serve 2-3 hrs at the Canteen..Duities are light, besides collections, simple light cooking, cleaning, peeling, chopping & packing, generally as assistant for the Chef!!

Community Kitchen, Annadhanam & Special Prasadams For Festivals

SVT festivities attract community groups that create wonderful culinary delights to serve thousands of devotees as Annadhanam or Prasadam or special events. On major events like Ganesh Visarjan, their efficient kitchen under tent creates hundreds of hot dosas, poories & other Indian delicacies. Why don't you join them or bring together your own group to help cook at the next event at SVT? Contact email: enquiry@svtsydney.org 

Flower / Garland Making

No.of dedicated ladies have been making flower arrangement and garlands every THURSDAY morning for the deities. They also serve the Wedding groups & special occasions. This is a unique art. If you've the talent, why don't you help out? Contact secretary@svtsydney.org .

SVT Clean Up On 3rd Saturdays

Groups of people undertake clean up of inside of the temple on the Saturdays of every month. It is a team effort, nothing too heavy. Why not organise a small team and help the temple. Email: secretary@svtsydney.org



śrīmātā śrīmahārājñī śrīmatsiṃhāsaneśvarī । 

cidagnikuṇḍasambhūtā devakāryasamudyatā ॥

Udyadbhānusahasrābhā caturbāhusamanvitā । 
rāgasvarūpapāśāḍhyā krodhākārāṅkuśojjvalā ॥ 
manorūpekṣukodaṇḍā pañcatanmātrasāyakā । 
nijāruṇaprabhāpūra majjadbrahmāṇḍamaṇḍalā ॥ 
campakāśokapunnāga saugandhikalasatkacā । 
kuruvindamaṇiśreṇī kanatkoṭīramaṇḍitā ॥ 
aṣṭamīcandravibhrāja dalikasthalaśobhitā । 
mukhacandrakalaṅkābha mṛganābhiviśeṣakā ॥ 
vadanasmaramāṅgalya gṛhatoraṇacillikā । 
vaktralakṣmīparīvāha calanmīnābhalocanā ॥ 

Lalitha Sahasranamam is the recitation of thousand names of the Mother Goddess Lalithamnbigai. It is a sacred text for the worshippers of the Goddess Lalitha Devi, who is considered to be a manifestation of the Divine Mother "Shakthii", and the text is therefore used in the worship of Durga, Parvati, Kali, Lakshmi, Saraswati, Bhagavati,, as well.

The Lalitha Saharanamam is organized in such a way that Devi is described from "Head to Toe" (Kesadi Padam). The names then go on to extoll Devi in all her achievements, powers, and forms.

She is the Great Empress of the whole Universe, enthroned on the lion’s back. Devi came out of the fire of Pure knowledge and consciousness to promote the cause of divine forces (devas).


Sunday the 12th February 2023

10.00 am – Thriu Vilakku Pooja, Sri Lalitha Sahasranama Archana & Maha Deeparadhanai.

Sri Lalitha Sahasranama Archana is performed for Goddess Sri Tripurasundari.

Devotees participating in Vilakku Pooja are requested to bring along a Vilakku (Lamp), Tambalam/plate and couple of fruits for Neivedyam. Oil will be provided by the Temple. 

Vilakku Pooja Donation: $25/-.

Garland for Goddess Tripurasundari - $95.00

Other Note: Sale of SAREES : The sarees that adorned the deities are offered to be bought by devotees and be blessed. The sale shall commence at 9.15am.


THIRU VILAKKU POOJA LALITHA SAHASRANAMA ARCHANA - Online Booking Sunday, the 12th February 2023


 Click here to visit online Booking Pooja / Rituals page.

What's On - Monthly Update



01/01/2023 Sunday New Year's Day 06.00am: Ganapathy Homam, ViseshaAbishekam for Sri VarasidhiVinayakar&MahaDeeparadhanai. Alankaram to all shrines. Continuous Archanas from 08.00am to 07.00pm.
02/01/203 Monday Vaikunta Ekadasi 09.00am: Swarga VaasalDharisanam ViseshaAbhishekam for Sri Venkateswarar, Alankaram, MahaDeeparadhana, Special Poojas and Archanas, Oonjal Seva &KalyanaUtsavam.
04/01/2023 Wednesday Pradosham 05.30pm: Abishekam for Sri Nandikeshwarar& Sri Chandramouliswarar, Alankaram and MahaDeeparadhanai.
06/01/2023 Friday AarudraDharisanam   6.00 a.m. Abhishekam for Sri SivakamiSundari and Lord Nataraja, alankaram, shodashopacharamahadeeparadhana and special archanas.
06/01/2023 Friday Poornima 5.30 p.m. Lalitha Sahasranamaarchana for Sri Tripurasundari
11/01/2023 Wednesday Koodarai Vellum 10.00am: Abishekam for Sri Andal, Alankaram&MahaDeeparadhanai.
14/01/2023 Saturday Bogi Festival
15/01/2023 Sunday MahaSankranthi-Pongal   Uttaraayana Punya Kaalam 09.00am: ViseshaAbishekam for Sri VenkateswaraUtsava Moorthy, Alankaram and MahaDeeparadhana. 10.00amVisesha Abishekam for Sri VarasidhiVinayakar, Alankaram, MahaDeeparadhanai and Archanas.
15/01/2023 Sunday Sri Andal ThiruKalyanam 02.00pm: Sri Andal ThiruKalyanam.
19/01/2023 Thursday Pradosham 05.30pm: Abishekam for Sri Nandikeshwarar& Sri Chandramouliswarar, Alankaram and MahaDeeparadhanai.
21/01/2023 Saturday Thai Amavasyai
28/01/2023 Saturday RathaSapthami
28/01/2023 Saturday SahasraKalasaAbhishekam Sri Venkateswara 08.30am: Sankalpam, PubyakaVachanam, KalasaSthpanam, Moola Mantra Homam, followed by Abhishekam, Alankaram and SodosaUpacharam. 01.30pm: Garuda Sevai.
31/01/2023 Tuesday Siva Temple Prathishta day Programme at Siva Temple commences at 8.00 a.m. Anugya, Vigneswara pooja, punyahavachanam, kalasa pooja, and Rudra moola manthrahomam, mahapoornahuthi followed by viseshaabhishekam, alankaram, mahadeeparadhana and archanas.

All are Welcome! Please contact Temple office for further details:02-4214 9080

www.svtsydney.org May Lord shower his blessings.

Om Nama Sivaya

உதிக்கின்ற செங்கதிர், உச்சித்திலகம், உணர்வுடையோர் மதிக்கின்ற மாணிக்கம், மாதுளம் போது, மலர்க்கமலை துதிக்கின்ற மின்கொடி, மென்கடிக்குங்கும தோயமென்ன விதிக்கின்ற மேனி அபிராமி என்தன் விழித்துணையே.    



ஆத்தாளை எங்கள் அபிராம வல்லியை அண்டம் எல்லாம்

பூத்தாளை மாதுளம்பூ நிறத்தாளைப் புவியடங்கக்

காத்தாளை அங்கையில் பாசாங் குசமும் கருப்பு வில்லும்

சேர்த்தாளை முக்கண்ணியைத் தொழுவார்க் கொருங்கில்லையே.


On , Saturday, 21st January,2023-Thai Amavasya day

Abhirami Ambiga dhayanam pooja @4.00 pm

Chanting of 101 slokams of Abirami Anthathi and

22 pathigams of Abirami Ammai

followed by Maha Deeparadana and prasadams.

All are welcome to join and chanting.




Om Saravana bhavaya Namaha

Mahorasam, divya mayoora vahanam,Rudrasya soonum, sura loka nadam,Brahmanya devam, saranam prapadye

“Thai Poosam” is a sacred Hindu festival that is celebrated to commemorate the triumph of good over evil. The day of Thai Poosam is observed annually during the ‘Poosam’ star in the Tamil month of "Thai’. 

Lord Sri Murugan, is the embodiment of Lord Shiva's light and wisdom. Devotees pray to him to overcome the obstacles they face, as He is the divine vanquisher of evil. The motive of Thaipoosam festival is to pray to God, to receive his grace so that bad traits are destroyed.


Saturday the 4th February 2023 – Commencing at 10.00 AM

Abhishekam, Alankaram &  Deeparadhanai for Sri Subramanya Swamy, Sri Valli & Sri Devasena.

Sunday the 5th February 2023 – Commencing at 10.00 AM

Paal Kudam & Kaavadi Attam

Abhishekam, Alankaram & Sodasa Upachara Deeparadhanai for Sri Subramanya Swamy, Sri Valli & Sri Devasena Purappadu (procession) within the Temple.

Ritual Donation:

Abhishekam – $101 

Paal Kudam - $10

Archana – $20 

Garland Donation:

Lord Sri Muruga, Sri Valli and Sri Devasena - $190

Utsavamoothy Garlands - $125

Vettri Vel Muruganukku Arohara!!                         Sri Bala Dhandayuthapanikku Arohara!!



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