Job Opening :

Hindu Priest – Full time position at Shri Shiva Vishnu Temple, Carrum Downs.

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Hindu Priest advertisement – Sivachariar Mar 24_Rev2 ]

Hindu Society of Victoria (Aust) Inc

52, Boundary Road

Carrum Downs Victoria 3201

Hindu Priest – Full time position at Shri Shiva Vishnu Temple, Carrum Downs.

About the Shiva-Vishnu Temple and the Hindu Society of Victoria (HSV)

Hindu Society of Victoria (HSV) being a community-oriented not-for-profit charitable organisation strives to serve the Hindu public as well as the community at large.

The Hindu Society of Victoria Inc. (HSV), through the elected Management Committee, manages the affairs of the Temple, the vegetarian cafe and the multi-functional Cultural and Heritage Centre. Other spiritual discourses, concerts and functions are sponsored by the society. The Centre also caters for holding traditional weddings and other community functions. Vegetarian meals are offered at the Café for devotees and the public.

Shri Shiva-Vishnu Temple in Carrum Downs, Victoria is one of the largest temples in the southern hemisphere and is one of the oldest in Australia.

It offers a religious and spiritual home for the growing numbers of Hindus, one of the fastest growing religions in Victoria. Starting with the 1st of January New Year celebrations in a grandiose way attended by more than 8,000-10,000 devotees, more than a dozen of major religious and cultural festivals, Homa (fire sacrifices) ceremonies, Diwali, Holi, harvest festival (sun solstice), ethnic new year celebrations are held every year. Two 10-day festivals (Rathotsavam – chariot festival) are celebrated annually. One for Lord Shiva known as Shivan Mahotsvam and another one for Lord Vishnu known as Vishnu Bramotsvam. Other regular ritualistic poojas, special offerings and prayers to mark special auspicious days every month according to Hindu cosmology and astrological calendar are conducted. Annually, more than 100,000 devotees visit the temple.

Religious services are offered according to the two major traditions of Hinduism. They are Saivite and Vaishnavism. Rituals and poojas strictly follow the ancient tenets and practices laid out in Vedas and Agamas. These promoting the Hindu philosophy and way of life of non-violence, vegetarianism, karma, and spirituality as the basic foundations of life.

Highly trained religious ministers (priests) are employed to conduct the religious services, as well as to impart their knowledge of the practices to lead peaceful and fulfilling lives for the devotees.

About the role:

Commencing on the 25th March 2024. 

In this exciting Priest role, you will play a crucial role providing various religious services to the devotees and conducting;

  • Daily Poojas
  • Various kind of daily Abishekams
  • Performing yearly Mahotsvam
  • Uthra Homam
  • Skanda Homam
  • Chandi Homam
  • Pirayashitha poojas
  • Weddings
  • Poojas at devotees’ home, etc

Skills & Experiences:

  • Completed education (agamas & mantras) from reputed school (Gurukulam)
  • 10+ years of experience as a Sivachariar Kurukkal;
  • Fluent in all the relevant Mantra in Sanskrit;
  • Able to read and write in English;
  • Experience in conducting Mahotsvam festivals
  • Experience in conducting Kumbhabishekams
  • Conducted Homams


About you:

You are a genuine “people person” with a passion for helping other and a strong interest in sharing the Hinduism knowledge.

You are able to successfully guide other priests and work as team.

Maintain the harmony and spirituality at all the time.

Be able accept flexible working hours.

Salary and Benefits:

Competitive salary and benefits will be offered to the successful candidate.


For more information, please contact the Secretary on 0414 281 507 or email to quoting “Sivachariar: Alternatively, apply to

Please note: Employment is subject to a National Criminal History Check and a Working with Children’s Check and appropriate working Visa. Flexibility in working hours and travel within Victoria may be required. A current driver’s license is essential.