“The 'Sankat Mochan Samiti' (SMS) is a non political and a not for profit organisation with the aim to provide physical, spiritual and moral assistance to people and community in critical need thus achieving and enhancing peace and harmony".

Our core Objective: The association will promote and foster educational aspect of cultural heritage to support and work with its younger generation, newly arrived individuals & families and also senior members for better understanding of values and beliefs and to live harmoniously in the multicultural environment in Australia.

Upcoming Events

Temporary closure of SMK

Temporary closure of SMK

March 23, 2020, 1:00am - April 6, 2020, 12:00am

Sankat Mochan Samiti Melbourne
1289a North Road, Huntingdale
Melbourne, VIC  3166 Map

This is to inform all community members, devotees and visitors of Sankat Mochan Kendra that the executive committee has taken following the decision in view of COVID 19 Virus Pandemic


Sankat Mochan Kendra (SMK), the temple, at the location below will be temporarily closed for general public access for next 2 weeks i.e. from 22/03/2020 to 05/04/2020

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Recent Events

Holika Dahan

Holika Dahan

March 9, 2020, 6:00pm - March 9, 2020, 8:00pm

Sankat Mochan Samiti Melbourne
1289a North Road, Huntingdale
Melbourne, VIC  3166 Map

Thandi Holi Puja and Holika Dahan Puja starting at 6.00 PM. Devotees are invited to sponsor and participate in Puja. Puja open to every one

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Maha Shivratri Celebrations

Maha Shivratri Celebrations

February 21, 2020, 10:30am - February 22, 2020, 12:00am

Sankat Mochan Samiti Melbourne
1289a North Road, Huntingdale
Melbourne, VIC  3166 Map

Shivratri is dedicated to the worship of Lord Shiva. Shivaratri is the most important festival for the millions of devotees of Lord Shiva. It is believed that a devotee who performs sincere worship of Lord Shiva on the auspicious day of Shivratri is absolved of sins and attains moksha.
It is also believed that Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati got married on this day. Mahashivratri Festival is also considered to be an extremely significant festival by women. Married and unmarried women observe fast and perform Shiva Puja with sincerity to appease Goddess Parvati who is also regarded as ‘Gaura’ - one who bestows marital bliss and long and prosperous married life. Unmarried women also pray for a husband like Lord Shiva who is regarded as the ideal husband.

Program for Shivaratri Celebration

SMK opens at 10.30 AM till 12.30 Noon:

SMK reopens from 4.30 PM till Midnight
5.00 PM to 6.00 PM - Puja and Abhishek by Pt. Rajesh Tiwari
6.00 PM onwards - Devotees allowed to offer Milk Abkishek to Shivaling
6.00 PM to 11.30 PM - Bhajans with interludes of Puja and Abhishek as follows
7.00 PM to 7.30 PM - Arati
9.00 to 9.30 PM - Puja and Abhishek
11.30 PM to 12.00 Midnight - Puja and Arati
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Basant Panchami & Saraswati Puja

Basant Panchami & Saraswati Puja

January 30, 2020, 5:00pm - January 30, 2020, 8:00pm

Sankat Mochan Samiti Melbourne
1289a North Road, Huntingdale
Melbourne, VIC  3166 Map

Saraswati Puja on Basant Panchami 2020

Vasant Panchami day is dedicated to Saraswati, the Goddess of knowledge, music, arts, science and technology. Goddess Saraswati is worshipped onBasant Panchami day. Basant Panchami is also known as Shri Panchami and Saraswati Panchami.

Thursday 30 January 2020 -

5.00 PM to 6.30 PM - Saraswati Puja and Blessings by Bengali Purohit Dr. Pratish Bandopadhyay
6.30 PM to 8.00 PM: Bhajans and Aratis including Sai Baba Arati
6.30 PM to 8.30 PM: Thursday Mahaprasad

We shall be celebrating Basant Panchami. Young ones are invited to bring their Books, Musical instruments for blessings of Maa Saraswati Ji.

Devotees are requested to bring along the yellow flowers from their garden for the Puja.

Well know Bengali Purohit, Dr. Pratish Bandopadhyay (Popularly known as Bando), shall be performing the Saraswati Puja between 5.00 PM to 6.30 PM on Thursday 30 January at Shri Sankat Mochan Kendra, located at 1289 A, North Rd., Huntingdale. Bando is going to perform special Puja for the students and the music lovers for the blessings of Shri Saraswati Maa.
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Sunderkand Path to Celebrate Historic Ram Mandir in Ayodya

Sunderkand Path to Celebrate Historic Ram Mandir in Ayodya

November 12, 2019, 4:00pm - November 12, 2019, 8:30pm

Sankat Mochan Samiti Melbourne
1289a North Road, Huntingdale
Melbourne, VIC  3166 Map

The history of 5000 years old incidence of the place of birth of our most revered Shri Ram Ji shall be re-established in Ayodhya after the Indian Supreme Court verdict on 9 November 2019. To relish and enjoy this moment Sankat Mochan Samiti Inc. (SMS) has organised a Sunderkand Path on Tuesday 12 November 2019 starting at 4.00 PM with brief Puja. Please note that to celebrate this specail occassion the Monthly Purnamasi Satyanarayan Puja shall not be performed as notified earlier. Please note the following details

Tuesday 12 November 2019:
4.00 PM to 6.30 PM - Puja & Sunderkand Path
6.30 PM to 7.00 PM - Sankat Mochan and Hanuman Chalisa Path
7.00 PM - 7.20 PM - Aratis
7.20 to - 8.20 PM - Bhajans

Mahaprasad shall be available from 6.30 PM onwards till 8.30 PM.
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TULSI VIVAH

TULSI VIVAH

November 9, 2019, 5:00pm - November 9, 2019, 8:00pm

Sankat Mochan Temple Huntingdale
1289A North road Huntingdale
Huntingdale, VIC  3166 Map

Tulasi Vivah is the ceremonial marriage of the Tulsi plant (holy basil) to the Hindu god Vishnu or his Avatar Krishna.

Join the Barat as Barati or receive the Barat as Gharati and enjoy sacred Tulasi Vivah Ceremony. It is the celebration full of emotional attachments, enjoyments and devotions.

5.00 PM to 6.30 PM - Tulasi Vivah
6.30 PM to 7.30 PM - Sankat Mochan, Hanuman Chalisa Path and Aratis
7.30 PM to 8.00 PM - Bhajans
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