Sydney Murugan Temple
About Murugan or Muruka is a popular Hindu deity among Tamil Hindus, and is worshipped primarily in South India and Sri-Lanka. He is the God of war and the patron deity of the Tamil land (Tamil Nadu). According to the Tamil devotional work, “Murugan never hesitates to come to the aid of a devotee when called upon in piety or distress”. Sydney Murugan Temple is the bigest tepmple in the region. The primary object of The Saiva Manram is to provide forum, place premises and or facilities for the worship, prayer,teachings.
The Saiva Manram
The primary objects of the association are:
Provide forum, place premises and facilities for the worship, prayer, teachings and other related religious and philosophical activities, based on Saivam and the Tamil Language;
Undertake the provision and continued operation and maintenance of a place of worship with Lord Murugan, the traditional God of Tamil – as the presiding Deity;
Preserve and enhance the role of Tamil in religious, philosophical, meditative and yogic activities; and
Provision of publication and materials for dissemination of knowledge towards the achievement of these objects;
Conducting research, seminars and workshops
Conducting worship, prayers, functions etc; and
The complementary objects will be those related to the Educational, Cultural, Social, Linguistic and Historical activities that will:
Enhance and preserve the role of the Tamil Language in cultural, educational, and community activities including linguistic and cultural instructions such as literature, art, music and dance;
Foster social and cultural harmony through the provision of appropriate forums and publications for the mutual understanding of the people of different communities;
Establish and maintain a library with materials predominantly based on Tamil Language, Culture, Philosophy, Religion and related fields.
Sponsoring or conducting research in related areas;
Sponsoring of traditional arts, music and other related educational / cultural activities;
Providing opportunities for understanding and / or learning the traditional values and social concepts by participating in appropriate roles; and
Conducting cultural functions and ceremonies such as weddings, etc.