OUR JOURNEY

Our History

 

Our temple initially started out as a wood and iron shack by our forefathers in 1897, is now a beacon of Murugan worship in South Africa and the world with a congregation in excess of 20,000 devotees. The Johannesburg Melrose Shree Siva Subramaniar Temple (affectionately known as Melrose Temple) was founded in 1897 by Tamil Hindu indentured labourers working as washermen for the Melrose Steam Laundry.

Mr Reginald Linaker, the laundry’s owner, gave the land on which the temple was built to the Tamil Hindu community as a reward for the hard work and dedication of his Tamil Hindu workers. He was described by Thillayvel Naidoo in The Temple at Melrose as “a philanthropist of well-meaning habits”, and one of the “few white businessmen who showed genuine sympathy for the local Indian people and their plight as second-class citizens”.

 

ABOUT US

A community who believes in Lord Muruga and Humanity

Our Melrose Temple is dedicated to the worship of our divine Lord Muruga, his consorts, Valli and Deyvani, his Parents, Lord Siva and Mother Parvathi and his Brother, Lord Vinayager. Our Melrose Temple also houses a Temple for Lord Perumal (Lord Vishnu), the brother of Mother Parvathi and Anjenair (Lord Hanuman) the most loyal devotee of Lord Perumal and a separate temple for our Navagrahrum Deities
 

ABOUT US

A community who believes in Lord Muruga and Humanity

Our Melrose Temple is dedicated to the worship of our divine Lord Muruga, his consorts, Valli and Deyvani, his Parents, Lord Siva and Mother Parvathi and his Brother, Lord Vinayager. Our Melrose Temple also houses a Temple for Lord Perumal (Lord Vishnu), the brother of Mother Parvathi and Anjenair (Lord Hanuman) the most loyal devotee of Lord Perumal and a separate temple for our Navagrahrum Deities
 

OUR SERVICES

Serving our Lord Muruga through service to Mankind

Temple Visit

Our Temple is open to the public from 06:00 to 18:00 (07:00 to 17:00 Winter times) daily, 7 days a week for Prayers, Life and Spiritual Counselling, Education, Meditation and general Well-being.

Library

Our Temple is a source of Knowledge and wisdom to Humanity, providing guidance and counselling to both ardent and aspirant devotees of Life through Murugan Worship.

Community

We invite you to join us on this journey of Life dedicated to enhancing your knowledge and experience of life and the lives of others through Murugan worship.

Om Skandaya namaha

We are committed to spread the glory of our Lord Murugan
God of courage, wealth, and wisdom.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Come together in spiritual unity and harmony at our upcoming temple event

Sri Maasi Magam Pooja

On behalf of the Gurus and Board of Melrose Temple, we warmly welcome you to the Maasi Magam Pooja.

Sri Thai Poosa Kavady Festival

On behalf of the Gurus and Board of Melrose Temple, we warmly welcome you to the Thai Poosa Kavady Mahotsavam.Shree

SERVICE OFFERINGS

The Melrose Temple serves its congregation
through its Annual Prayer festivals
as reflected on its Tamil Calendar.

In addition:

  • Navagraha Prayers
  • Car Prayers
  • House Prayers
  • Panchangum (book) readings
  • Weddings

Blessings and Counseling by the Resident Priest and Spiritual Head.

THIS YEAR

Become a part of something great.

 

Join our growing community of
devotees, philanthropists & people
trying to bring goodness to all.

 

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