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Online Darshana During Temple Closure to Prevent Spread of Coronavirus



Join our  live stream worship 3 times a day:
  • Mangala Arati - 4:30am - 5.00am
  • Sringara Arati - 7:00am - 7.30am (daily darshana and Guru Puja kirtana)
  • Sandhya Arati - 7:00pm - 7.30pm
(Melbourne’s LIVE channel will be visible/available only at the above times.)
At 7:30am you can stream Srimad Bhagavatam class (and follow the text). Or you can stream the audio using apps like VLC Media Player, or listen on SoundCloud.




Access to Melbourne Temple restricted until further notice



For the safety and well-being of our friends and supporters, and to prevent the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 in the ISKCON community, the ISKCON Melbourne Temple will be closed from Monday, 16 March 2020 to everyone except those performing rostered services.

  1. Temple entry is only open to rostered staff and volunteers, and to resident ashram devotees from Monday, 16 March. 
  1. Saturday and Sunday Feasts, Kirtana nights and the Urban Yoga program will be suspended until further notice. 
  1. Prasadam meals will not be distributed to the public beginning from Monday, 16 March. 
  1. Deity darshana and Bhagavatam classes will be available online. The implementation of the online Deity darshana will be deployed over the next week. Click on our Connect tile below for details. 
  1. Sastra Courses and Children's Programs will be delivered online. Students should contact their teachers for details. 
  1. Bhakti Vriksha groups are encouraged to co-ordinate programs using online facilities. 
  1. Gopal’s, Radhey’s Chai Bar and Crossways restaurants remain open for business.

ISKCON Melbourne’s management will work on systems to enable staged visits to the Temple in the coming weeks. This is in the planning stage for the moment. It may require adherence to public health regulations, person-to-person distance rules, eligibility criteria, rosters, bookings, and your co-operation.


Your servant, Aniruddha Dasa - Temple President




ISKCON Governing Board Commission statement about Coronavirus, 12.3.2020


Dear ISKCON Community Members,
Please accept our humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

Yesterday, we received the sad news of a beloved member of the Bhaktivedanta Manor Community in the UK passing from this world as a result of the coronavirus.

In light of the seriousness of the situation, we request all of our ISKCON communities, temples, and centres to adhere to the following recommendations:
Temple events will continue as scheduled.


However, we request that you do not visit the temple if:
1. You have any symptoms of COVID-19, the illness caused by the new coronavirus — fever,
cough, or shortness of breath.
2. You have been around anyone else with the above symptoms.
3. You have a compromised immune system and are therefore at a greater risk of contracting COVID-19.
4. You are worried about catching the coronavirus disease.
5. You have travelled to high-risk countries listed at or been in close
contact with someone who has travelled to one of these countries.
In any of the above cases, please refrain from participating in temple activities for at least 14 days after your return or after you are symptom-free.

We also request the following precautions:
1. Anyone involved in cooking or serving prasadam must wash their hands every 20 minutes with hot water and soap for 20 seconds. Servers must wear disposable gloves.
2. Anyone showing any symptoms of any illness should remain out of the kitchen and also not serve prasadam.
3. Avoid shaking hands.
4. Avoid touching your face.
5. Please do not distribute prasadam flowers, oil, or water at this time.

Thank you very much for your cooperation.
Hare Krsna,
Your servants,
Ramai Swami, Bhakti Caitanya Swami, Bhanu Swami (GBC Executive Committee)



Normal Temple Timings


4.30am Mangala-arati
5.00am Tulasi-arati
5.10am Japa Meditation
7.00am Sringar-arati
7.10am Srila Prabhupada Guru-puja
7.30am Srimad-Bhagavatam Class
9.00am Breakfast Prasadam 
12.30pm Bhoga-arati
1.00pm Lunch Prasadam
4.00pm Dhupa-arati (4:30pm Sat-Sun)
5.30pm Evening Prasadam (6pm Sat-Sun) 
6.45pm Tulasi-arati
7.00pm Sandhya-arati
9.00pm Sayana-arati



Darshana Times


4.30am - 5.00am
7.00am - 11.30am
12.30pm - 1.00pm
4.00pm - 6.30pm (4:30pm - 6:30pm Sat-Sun)
7.00pm - 7.30pm
9.00pm - 9.20pm



Please note: all our meals may contain dairy, nuts and gluten.

If you have allergies or special requirements, please check with our cooks regarding which items are suitable for you.



Upcoming Visitors


His Holiness Kadamba Kanana Maharaja May 9-13 (to be confirmed) 

Temple Darshana Timings

Temple Meal Timings

Sunday Love Feast

Crossways Vegan/Vegetarian

Gopal's Pure Vegetarian Restaurant

Radhey's Chai Bar, Vegan & Vegetarian

Food For Life, Port Melbourne

Western Suburbs Sunday Feast

Harinama in the CBD

Desire Tree Yoga

Hare Krishna Morning Program

Hare Krishna Valley