Hi, it’s me Santa again with another place I felt beautiful. This time I gonna introduce a temple. As I belong to Hindu religion, it’s a normal procedure to visit the temple. I visited few temples in Sydney. But this one, I felt very attractive and I felt myself not to go back to home, such a great feeling of bhakti..
The temple name is Sydney Murugan temple. It’s located between Paramatta and Westmead. We can reach there from both stations. Here Murugan main shrine is constructed in the mid of both father (Lord Maha Shiva) shrine and mother(Meenakshi Amman) shrine. The first view itself melt our heart, felt like son in the middle of mom and dad, like a perfectly framed photo. At the left corner, brother, Maha Ganapati and at the right corner Murugan with wife Valli. Each pillar of the temple has Murugan idol of famous Murugan Temples of South India.
Navagraha is at the left corner of the entrance, and various idols of Muruga and Nataraja are there in the middle right. There people can offer their food as prasadam. At 12 o’ clock of every day, there is a big pooja, and at that time Priest perform pooja to those prasadams and after the pooja, people can take the food to annadana mandapam and supply to all peoples gathered there. I got ghee payasam and curd rice as prasadam. Such a taste, I never had it before.
Temple mostly followed Tamil culture. Priests are mainly from Tamilnadu, Palakkad etc. The temple, the view itself tells us the beauty of Tamil culture. They have the canteen on every weekends, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. I didn’t taste it. But I heard a lot about the taste of food especially masala dosa, poori. Such mouth-watering food.
On Fridays, they have special schedules as they are conducting special pooja on every Friday. Normally big crowds on every weekend. It’s good to visit on weekdays, such a peaceful and divine atmosphere. It’s a must watch temple.