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.
As a part of this drive, Canberra Hindu Mandir is incorporated and devotees have commenced bhajans on the last Saturday of each month at Birrallee Scout Hall. Apart from this, few devotees have volunteered to do bhajans at their homes on weekends to bring about awareness to the greater community.
On Thursday 15/5/2014, some community members met with Land Development Authority officials and discussed the need and options. Hindu Community was advised to put in an application for the grant of land for a Hindu Temple in Gungahlin area. In order to meet the requirements, an association was registered in the name of “Canberra Hindu Mandir Inc” and an application was successfully submitted on 19 May 2014.
Members and volunteers have met LDA officials again to progress the application and sought meetings with community leaders. Representatives of Hindu Council Australia, Fiji Indian Community and Indian Community have engaged LDA officials and state leaders to seek support for this project.
If you are interested in supporting and / or organising satsang/bhajan at your home, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for the available dates in August and later. Please use the forms below to express your interest, pledges and support for this project.