News & Upcoming Events
Balalayam updates as of January 2023
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 Sudharsanar and
Sri Viswak Sena
and please note that Abishegams will not be performed on the following until Kumbabhishegam:
Sri Dhakshina Murthy
Sri Navagraha Murthies
All are invited to join the puja and receive the blessings of God.
SVT Front Desk - Manager/VolunteerSVT 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 email@example.com or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Canteen - Manager/VolunteerSVT 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: email@example.com 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 FestivalsSVT 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Flower / Garland MakingNo.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 email@example.com .
SVT Clean Up On 3rd SaturdaysGroups 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
THIRU VILAKKU POOJA LALITHA SAHASRANAMA ARCHANA Sunday, the 12th February 2023
śrīmātā śrīmahārājñī śrīmatsiṃhāsaneśvarī ।
cidagnikuṇḍasambhūtā devakāryasamudyatā ॥
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
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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.|
|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.|
|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 Sivayaஉதிக்கின்ற 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.