The Scots’ Church in Melbourne

The Scots’ Church in Melbourne

When Rev. James Forbes, from Aberdeenshire in Scotland, arrived in Melbourne in January 1838, he found little more than a village of temporary huts. The Rev. James Clow from Stirlingshire in Scotland, together with Dr. Alexander Thomson, whose family coat of arms is represented by the red stag in the Scots’ Church coat of arms , […]

St James’ Old Cathedral in Melbourne

St James’ Old Cathedral in Melbourne

This old Church was preceded in Victoria by a small wooden hut built with the help of contributions from various denominations and initially used also by them. The new St James’ Church was built on a crown grant site near the corner of William and Little Collins Streets, where the foundation stone was laid by […]

St Francis’ Church in Melbourne

St Francis’ Church in Melbourne

St. Francis Church is the first Catholic Church in Victoria and first Cathedral Church of the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne. It is the oldest Church on its original site in Melbourne. The site for the church was acquired on 1839 and mass and other services were held in a temporary wooden chapel while the church […]

St. Peter’s Eastern Hill in Melbourne

St. Peter’s Eastern Hill in Melbourne

Diocese of Melbourne, Anglican Church of Australia, Parish Church of the City of Melbourne since 1847 St. Peter’s is Melbourne’s parish church standing just north east of Parliament house. It has always been a sanctuary of peace in the busy centre of Melbourne. The history of St.Peter’s Church is inextricably linked with that of Melbourne. Melbourne’s […]

Kundrathu Kumaran Temple Rockbanks

Kundrathu Kumaran Temple  Rockbanks

 Kundrathu Kumaran Temple Rockbanks Kumaran Temple (Murugan Temple), Rockbank, Melbourne   Among the vast farm lands of Rockbanks, 500 metres away from the Durga Temple, Sri Muruga’s blessing presence is now a reality for Melbourne Indians. This Temple built by the Tamil Educational Cultural and Charitable Association (TECCA) has the potential to become the centre […]

Shri Shirdi Sai Baba Temple at Camberwell , Melbourne

Shri Shirdi Sai Baba Temple at Camberwell , Melbourne

Shri Shirdi Sai Baba Temple Camberwell Shri Shirdi Sai temple at Camberwell, Melbourne has the distinction of being the first Mandir in the world dedicated to both Shirdi Sai Baba and Jhulela . In addition, this mandir is unique as it is one of the few temples other than in Shirdi, to have Dwarakamai and Chavadi. […]

Mooladhara Chakra

Mooladhara Chakra

Mooladhara Chakra The concept of Chakra is common to many traditions. Ko shos or pressure points in one branch of esoteric Japanese Judo and acupuncture points seated in the spine and acupressure points massaged in shiatsu have similarities with Chakras of Indian tradition. Chakras form through the subtle energy body along the sushumna nadi(spinal cord). […]

Shiva Vishnu Temple , Carrum Downs , Melbourne

Shiva Vishnu Temple , Carrum Downs , Melbourne

Shiva Vishnu Temple ,Carrum Downs The Foundation stone for the Shiva Vishnu temple at Carrum Downs was laid on 5th June 1988 by Hindu Society of Victoria. Over the years the temple has grown into prominence, as a place of worship for Hindus all around Melbourne. This temple is conceived and built as a traditional […]

Mata Amritanandamayi Ashram , Australia

Mata Amritanandamayi Ashram , Australia

Mata Amritanandamayi Ashram , Melboune When Mata Amritanandamayi visited Australia in 2012, the media described her as the hugging saint from India. Born into a poor Fishermen family at Alappad in the Kollam district of Kerala state, her early childhood was of suffering. She was given the name Sudhamani by her parents. From the age […]

Durga Temple , Rockbank, Melbourne

Durga Temple , Rockbank, Melbourne

Durga Temple, Rockbank , Melbourne The new Hindu temple devoted to Goddess Durga at Rock bank in Melbourne is the second largest Hindu temple in Melbourne. This sacred place is built with an intention to provide a platform to foster religious and cultural development in a community based environment. The Temple management is also keen […]