Secretary: Shree Tarun Agasti Hindu Temple & Cultural Centre of the ACT(Inc.)
(A.B.N. 64 469 334 050)
81 Ratcliffe Crescent
(Cnr. Connah St.)
Florey ACT 2615 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Temple Opening Hours
Mon-Fri: 7.30 AM - 9.00 AM & 6.00 PM - 8.30 PM
Saturday: 7.30 AM - 8.00 AM; 9.30 AM - 12.00 PM & 6.00 PM - 8.30 PM
Sunday: 7.30 AM - 1.00 PM & 6.00 PM - 8.30 PM
Evening Arati: 7.30PM
Welcome to the Hindu Temple & Cultural Centre, serving devotional, spiritual, cultural and social needs of people in Canberra.
The Hindu Temple and Cultural Centre (HTCC) is located at 81, Ratcliffe Crescent, Florey Canberra and it is the one of the first temples to be built in Nations Capital. This temple helps to promote and flourish the richness of the Hindu religion, culture, and philosophy.
HTCC is celebrating it's 23rd Murti Sthapana Anniversary. Pran pratishtha was performed on April 18, 1999 by Swami Shree Chidanandji Maharaj, International President, The Divine Life Society.
Murti Pratistha Anniversary celebration for five days from Fri 29th April
The HTCC AGM was held on 10 April 2022. The following Executive Committee has been elected to serve the HTCC membership and the wider community.
2 Vice Presidents
Beena Vaikyle and Lalita Ajmera
Appeal to contribute for Temple Operation
As you are aware, the temple remains closed as per the Government guidelines. Further advice will be provided at regular intervals.
The temple closure disrupts the regular income of the temple. The fixed expenses of the temple, e.g. priest salary, insurance, utilities are still being paid and will need to be paid.
The HTCC Executive Committee, very sincerely requests your help to provide us financial donations, so that we can keep paying our regular expenses. We are requesting the entire community to consider a regular weekly/fortnightly/monthly direct deposit to HTCC nominated account as per below. No amount is small – you may consider contributing as little as $21.00 per month over the next few months to tidy our financial situation.
Account name: Hindu Temple & Cultural Centre of ACT Inc
Bank : Commonwealth Bank
BSB 062 913
Account number 00903107
Please write your name in the reference.
We appreciate your help very much.
Hindu temple Florey
Guidelines for Temple Visit
Registration is mandatory for participating above events.
The temple is following the COVID guidelines/restrictions during all the time the temple is open. All devotees who visit the temple should follow the 4 sqm rule. Please do not visit the temple and stay home if you are unwell.
With a COVID Safety Plan, places of worship can apply the ‘one person per 4 square meters of usable space’ rule up to a maximum of 200 people (excluding staff and those conducting the service) for each indoor space and each outdoor space. Based on this information, no more than 70 devotees may be inside the temple. In case there is more than 70 devotees. Organisers will ask late comers and/or non-registered devotees to leave or wait outside (and maintain the 4 sqm rule in the queue) until people leave to make room for those waiting
As advised please download the ‘Check in Cbr’ app and register yourself using the HTCC QR codes displayed at the entry gate. Alternatively, the devotees will be required to register their name/contact detail in the register provided at the entry gate.
Please download the Check in CBR app and scan the QR code provided in the photo. That will help you to register your details. Alternatively you must register in the register provided before entering the temple.
Any questions please contact the temple President on 0408 504467.
Please do note the temple is open with certain restrictions to keep us all safe. Please follow the Government COVID 19 guidelines while visiting the temple.
Please write your name and contact details in the register kept at the temple and use hand sanitizer provided, before entering temple.
Shanti Niketan update
HTCC EC is pleased to update about the Shanti Niketan project and repair work of the current temple hall.
Please note the following:
Appeal to contribute for Temple Operation
Due to unexpected expenses at the main temple hall, we are experiencing shortage of fund to continue progress of Shanti Niketan work and hence we are seeking your support and request you to generously donate for this project.
We have finalised following arrangements for raising funds for Shanti Niketan.
A/c Number: 00903107
A/C Name: Hindu Temple & Cultural Centre of the ACT
Branch: CBA Belconnen Mall ACT Trusteeship: $5,000 Library: $25,000. Stage: $25000.00 Main Entrance Door: $25000.00 Collapsible Door: $25000 Air-Conditioning: $25000. Bricks: One ($51), Two ($101), Four ($201), or……bricks
We request each devotee family who are regularly using temple services to donate $501.
As you are aware, there are Government guidelines on social gathering and social distancing at the moment. These guidelines are almost on regular basis and quite frequently. We will update the temple operation and priest booking as regularly as we can.