The proposed temple will have a complex enshrining three main deities with a large multi-purpose hall, library, Hindu heritage museum and enough parking spaces.
Our Aim - Canberra Hindu Mandir
Dr Krishna Nadimpalli, President
Hindu Practitioners of Gungahlin (Canberra) district require a temple closer to their home to meet their spiritual and cultural needs complimented by the services provided by other temples in Woden and Belconnen districts. The need accentuated with the steady growth of Hindu Practitioners in Gungahlin (North Canberra) as reflected in the last Census. Strong demand by residents and their visiting families, relatives and friends from overseas and interstate has brought members of various Hindu Practitioners together to come up with a plan and proposal for a temple in fast growing Gungahlin district.
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Devotees have commenced bhajans on the last Saturday of each month at Birrallee Scout Hall or at their homes on weekends.
"I am not Hindu myself, but I think it's important to have a facility where people can celebrate their beliefs and life milestones with everyone in their social and spiritual groups without having to travel to another major city with a big enough venue with cultural significance. It would also serve the rest of the community well, providing a large function space."
"A Hindu Temple in Gungahlin is very much required for the people who live in North Canberra. Moreover, Australian is encouraging Multicultural society and environment and a support on this cause would justify the actions as well."
"I live in Gungahlin and a Nepalese Hindu. We desperately need a Hindu Temple in Gungahlin to worship. Those in Mawson and Florey are not convenient for us. We Nepalese community of Gungahlin will be very pleased if you allow to build one Hindu temple in Gungahlin. Thank you."
"I am born, brought up as Hindu, i & my family follow Hindu religion. We need a place of worship in gungahlin area with decent sized area to accommodate Temple, parking, facilities for function hall, kitchen, storage facilities and priest accommodation etc."
"Temples are not only a place of worship for Hindus but temples play a significant part within community by bringing together people to support those in need such as raising funds for a cause, raising food for the needy, spreading message of unity, peace and harmony."
"Temples have been an imperative part of my life. Just like myself I hope to see future generations to be given an opportunity to learn and practise their traditions in the manner I have. I believe this temple will provide a platform for them to enhance their knowledge about yoga and hindu philosophy."
Why we need a temple?
Our vision is to establish a temple complex to practice, preserve, promote and uphold the Sanatan Dharma and Vedic Philosophy, based on the traditional Hindu scriptures and Guru Parampara.
The number of Hindu practitioners in Gungahlin area has significantly increased and attracted new migrants and first home buyers. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the responses provided for the year 2011 shows that Hinduism as the fourth choice of the respondents in ACT, with Gungahlin having the highest density of Hindu Population.