We need a Hindu Temple in Gungahlin, ACT.

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Waiting for ACT Government's decision.

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We update it regularly based on the questions people ask us.  If you have any other questions please do email us at  info@hindumandir.org.au we will respond to your queries for you and update our FAQs.

 

1Why another temple?

The ACT government is keen to ensure that the rapidly growing population of Gungahlin is well served with appropriate places of worship and a community facilities.  According to the Government statistics, there has been about 84% increase in the number of people who identify themselves as Hindu between 2006 and 2011 Census of Population and Housing.  In the Gungahlin region this increase was more pronounced with a 185% increase over the same period.  (Minister Joy Burch). The aim is to make the temple accessible to the Hindu Practitioners living in Gungahlin area.

2Would I get a tax deductible receipt for the donations I make?

Yes, for Australian residents only. Tax deductible receipts are now available for the donations made to the school building fund.  In order to make a donation towards the school building fund, please transfer money to the following account:

Account Name: Canberra Hindu Mandir
BSB:  06 2900
Account Number: 108 916 34

Once you transfer the money, please send the acknowledgement receipt to info@hindumandir.org.au for a tax deductible receipt to be issued.

3How can I make financial contribution to Canberra Hindu Mandir?

You may Contact Us for

  • Making birthday Pledges (send us the birthday dates of your family members)
  • Pledges for Important event dates (wedding anniversaries)
  • Donating on a particular day in memory of your loved ones
  • Making in an one off contribution
  • Pledging a week/months salary
  • Regular deductions such as monthly/quarterly/yearly donations
  • Sponsoring the bhajan on last Saturday of on any month by paying A$105 towards the hallhire at Birallee scout hall
  • Purchasing paper plates, cutlery, napkins for use at the monthly bhajans.

Please send us an email at info@hindumandir.org.au with your preference so we will send you reminder closer to the date that you nominate.

Donations

Canberra Hindu Mandir appreciates your contribution in cash, kind and support. For online monetary contributions, please find below the account details.

General donations can be made to the following account:

Account Name: Canberra Hindu Mandir
BSB : 06 2912
Account Number : 102 699 08

Tax deductible receipts (for Australian residents only) are also available for the donations made to the school building fund.  In order to make a donation towards the school building fund, please transfer money to the following account:

Account Name: Canberra Hindu Mandir
BSB : 06 2900
Account Number : 108 916 34

Once you transfer the money, please send the acknowledgement receipt to info@hindumandir.org.au for a tax deductible receipt to be issued.

4I would like to be a member. What do I need to do?

You can be either - Annual member $25/year Life member $251 for life time Trustee $10,001.   You can fill in the pledge form (link to the pledge form) for contact US (link) with your details we will open the general memberships (excluding trustees) once the land is allotted to us.

5Who can be involved in the activities of the Canberra Hindu Mandir?

Anybody who respects/practices and has faith in the Hinduism based on principles of Sanatana Dharma from any country are welcome to join Canberra Hindu Mandir.

6When is the temple going to be ready?

The planning will commence once the land is granted.  We will be consulting the Vastu specialist to build the temple according to the Agama Shastra.  This will be a huge project requiring the skilled Sthapa this from India to build the temple.  The temple  will be built in a phased approach, over a period of 5 to 6 years provided if everything goes according to the plan and the funds raised for the purpose.

7Who are supporting the Canberra Hindu Mandir?

This project has overwhelming support from FINACT Hindu Council of Australia, Vishnu Shiva Mandir, Mawson, Shirdi Sai Parivaar, Telugu Association Canberra, Hindi Samaj, Gujarati Samaj, Indian Tamil Association of Canberra, Bihar Jharkhand Sabha, Karnataka Association, Malayalee Association, Sri Lankan Tamil Association, Fiji Community, Nepali Community, the list is growing steadily.........

8Where is this temple going to be located?

The proposal is to have the temple in Gungahlin- Hall Region to meet the needs of the ever growing HinduPractitioners in the Gungahlin district.  The actual location will be determined by LDA.

9Will this be only “Shirdi Sai Temple”?

No.  The proposed plan is to have three shrines, one for Vishnu family, One for Shiva Family and one for Shirdi Sai Baba subject to the size of land granted by the ACT government.  Please see the Constitution (provide link to constitution).  The proposed Statues are

·         Lord Ganesh

·         Lord Shiva

·         Durga Maata

·         Subramanyam

·         Lord Venketeshwara

·         Lakshmi Devi

·         Lord Rama, Sita, Lakshmana

·         Hanuman

·         Lord Krishna

·         Navagrahas

·         Shirdi Sai Baba

The temple will be done in phased approach once the land it granted.  The website will be update with details about the phases and building priorities once the land is granted and the architecture is in place.  Watch the space!!

10 What activities are currently undertaken by Canberra Hindu Mandir?

We have weekly bhajans at devotees house.  People from the community choose which Saturday of a particular month they would like to have bhajan at their home.  The volunteers from CHM help set up and run the bhajan at the devotees home.  Please contact us if you would like to have a bhajan at your home.   We hold a monthly bhajan at Birallee Scout Hall at 5th The Valley Avenue, Gungahlin (Opp Burgman School) on the last Saturday of each month. This open to public.  The program commences from 5:30 and finishes by 8:30 PM

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