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Guru Purnima 24th Jul 2021

Ashadh Sud 15 (Punam) in the English calendar months of July-August is celebrated as Guru Purnima also known as Vyas Purnima. ‘Gu’ means darkness of ignorance (Agnan) and ‘Ru’ means that which dispells hence Guru is the dispeller of darkness of ignorance. It was initiated by the disciples of  Krishna Dvaipayan Vyas better known as […]

Chaturmaas 20th Jul 2021 – 15th Nov 2021

The Origins of Chaturmaas King Bali was the grandson of Prahladji, and grew up with the guidance of his grandfather which gave him a good sense of righteousness and bhakti. When King Bali succeeded his grandfather, he became King of the Demons. Bali Raja’s kingdom expanded quickly in all directions, even up towards heavens and […]

Hindola Utsav 25th Jul 2021 – 24th Aug 2021

The Hindola utsav is celebrated from Ashadh Vad 2 to Shravan Vadh 2. The origins of the divinity of Hindola go back to Vrindavan, 5000 years ago where the Gopis swayed Lord Krishna on a decorated swing. The Hindola utsav has a special status in the Hindu dharma due to this event because of the […]

Shraavan Maas – 9th Aug 2021 – 7th Sep 2021

Shravana is the holiest month of the year for Devotees. All devout followers of Sanatana Dharma around the world observe austerities in this month with great reverence and devotion. Each day of the month has its own significant value. Somvaara – Monday – known as Shravan Somvar, is a special day for Lord Shiva. Managalavaara […]

Knox Holika Dahan & Hindu Food Festival 2020

This year we have incorporated two of our great events, the Holika Dahan Festival & the Hindu Food Festival. While practising the Hindu traditions of the Holika Dahan Poojan, the foodies will also have the opportunity to enjoy a variety authentic Pure Vegetarian Indian dishes. This is a Free event, with activities, food and tradition. When: 28th March […]

Maha Shivratri – 11th March 2021

Shree Swaminarayan Temple Melbourne will be celebrating Maha Shivratri on the 11th March 2021. Ple join us with you family and friends on this occasion. See poster below for more details:- Brief Outline In the Shikshapatri ‘Codes of Conduct’, authored by Supreme Personality Shree Swaminarayan Himself, He instructs His followers about reverence and worship of […]

Holika Dahan – 28th March 2021

Significance Phalgun Sud Poonam marks the celebration of the Holi Festival. Various aspects of the festival of Holi make it significant to one’s life. It may not be so apparent but analysing it reveals the significance of Holi in more ways than it meets the eyes. Festivals in Sanatan Dharma are to enjoy and be indulged in […]