Online Darshana During Temple Closure to Prevent Spread of Coronavirus
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.
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 https://www.cdc.gov 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.
Ramai Swami, Bhakti Caitanya Swami, Bhanu Swami (GBC Executive Committee)
Normal Temple Timings
|4.30am Mangala-arati |
5.10am Japa Meditation
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)
|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.
His Holiness Kadamba Kanana Maharaja May 9-13 (to be confirmed)