Sri Vishnu Shiva Mandir is a place of worship for Hindus and who can pray, study religion, practice yoga, develop cultural awareness, and attend and take part in music, dance classes and cultural programs. Sri Vishnu Shiva Mandir is located in Mawson, a suburb of Canberra in the Australian Capital Territory.
If you are a Hindu, the Mandir is a place for worship, for scholarly pursuits and meetings, a centre of culture, Yoga and meditation activities, and a place in which to celebrate festivals and weddings. It is a place to help you lead a complete life - spiritually and mentally. We cannot live by bread alone.
If you are not a Hindu, it is a place to interact with Hindus and learn about their beliefs and culture. It is evidence of the sense of eternity in all human beings. It is a stimulating heritage for future generations.
While declaring that there is only one God, Hinduism uses symbolism and deities extensively to convey lofty ideals and complex concepts to ordinary people. This approach facilitates and inspires us to evolve to higher levels of consciousness and perfection. Since men vary in their approach and ideals and may wish to use different paths to the final spiritual goal, the ancient seers devised the various idols and altars, so that by placing their faith in their chosen deity they would lift themselves to the heights of perfection represented by the deity. Thus a host of gods and goddesses have been provided, each one a reflection of the supreme reality; each idol representing an ideal behind it.
Ganesha, Shiva & Parvati, Murugan, Maha Devi, Rama, Sita, Lakshmana & Hanuman, Prasanna Venkateswara, Radha & Krishna, and the Navagrahas are the deities installed in the Mandir for bestowing everlasting happiness and divine knowledge to the seekers and the bhaktas (devotees).
They are very rewarding deities to whom a devotee can turn for support in times of joy and succour in times of distress.
SRI VISHNU SHIVA MANDIR CANBERRA
is located at 82, Mawson Drive, ACT - 2607, Australia. You can contact this listing via this phone number: (02) 6286 6404 .