You can attend selected arati ceremonies in a regulated manner. The selected aratis are 12.30 pm, 4 pm (4.30 pm on weekends), 7 pm and 9 pm. Each arati runs for around 20 minutes. The maximum number of people permitted per arati is 20.
To comply with state government regulations, we must track all our guests, so you must book online. Everyone must register online to be allowed entry (including children). Strictly NO BOOKING, NO ENTRY.
We request individuals from the following postcodes - which are under Stage 3 restrictions from 11:59 pm on July 1 - to refrain from booking.
3012: Brooklyn, Kingsville, Maidstone, Tottenham, West Footscray
3021: Albanvale, Kealba, Kings Park, St Albans
3032: Ascot Vale, Highpoint City, Maribyrnong, Travancore
3038: Keilor Downs, Keilor Lodge, Taylors Lakes, Watergardens
3042: Airport West, Keilor Park, Niddrie
3046: Glenroy, Hadfield, Oak Park
3047: Broadmeadows, Dallas, Jacana
3055: Brunswick South, Brunswick West, Moonee Vale, Moreland West
3064: Craigieburn, Donnybrook, Mickleham, Roxburgh Park and Kalkallo
Bookings from the above postcodes will be cancelled.
You must adhere to the following guidelines:
Register for darshana at bit.ly/hk-darshan. Bookings are normally available up to 2 weeks in advance. However, depending on the changing COVID-19 situation, you may only be able to book 3 days in advance.
Perhaps some of you are unaware that from midnight on Sunday 15 March, everyone entering Australia from overseas has been required to self-isolate for 14 days.
People must not leave the premises where they are self-isolating except for the purpose of obtaining medical care or supplies; in any other emergency situation; or in circumstances where it is possible to avoid close contact with other persons. They also cannot allow visitors into their home. The penalty for failing to comply is a fine of almost $20,000.
As a Temple, we are following the Government’s directives to limit the spread of coronavirus to protect devotees and members of our wider community.
We applaud those who are voluntarily complying with this Victorian State of Emergency directive for returning travellers.
If you fail to self-isolate, please be aware that you are potentially endangering the community and may be reported to the police.
If you have questions about what you should do if you or your family-member returned from overseas before or after midnight, Sunday March 15, please read these guidelines.
As you all are aware, to prevent the spread of coronavirus the Temple is closed until further notice from Monday, 16 March. Temple gates (front and back) will be locked at all times. Our managers have finalised how devotees will be given entry to complete their rostered services.
Access to Temple
Phone numbers for department heads and some ashram devotees are displayed at the front gate.
Please call any of these numbers for access when you reach the gate. Service rosters are displayed to verify your service.
Considering the seriousness of this situation, we request everyone's co-operation.
Praying that you all stay safe and healthy,
Arjuna Sakha Das (Staff Co-ordinator)
Please see the connect page for daily video and audio lectures at the Temple, and videos of community seminars and events.
Locate regular home programs around Melbourne and Victoria. Find out what weekend classes are available - for your children and teens - at or near the Temple in Albert Park.
Register for the upcoming Founder Acarya Course here.
Register for the upcoming ISKCON Disciple Course here.
All our courses are held at the Temple or nearby.
To prepare, read me
To qualify for shelter
To qualify for first initiation
To qualify for second initiation
We've run out of our 2020 Temple calendars printed to A3 and DL (desktop) size. You can download a 'light' edition here to print. It's a 5MB 2-page PDF. Print it 'to fit' A3 size heavy paper, and tell your friends.
At Hare Krishna Melbourne, we have established online albums at Facebook, Flickr and Google Photos just to help you access your favourite photo files and then print them yourself.
Here is an information sheet to help you find our best photos, and then make photo quality prints from them.
I hope you'll excuse the errors.