The temple had its humble beginning in a small wood & iron building in Quail Street and served the local farming community. In 1935 this structure was destroyed by a severe rainstorm. In 1940 another wood & iron building was erected on lot 326, 20 Erica Ave. This property was eventually purchased from fixed properties in 1955 at a cost of R450. This temple ,with minor improvements to its structure,served the Hindu community for some 39 years. Since this site at Erica Ave was declared residential, no alterations or additions in the structure were permitted by the Durban City Council. In 1975 an alternate site at 3 Oak Ave was purchased at a cost of R3500. A temporary wood & iron building was erected at 3 Oak Ave to serve as a temple. In 1993 the trustees initiated an extensive programme of alteration and additions to the existing temple.
The Thai Poosam Kavady prayer is centred aroun the worship of Lord Muruga who symbolises intelligence, beauty, love, courage and who frees the penitrnt from the shackles of suffering. Muruga is the Lord of the Universe and Mother Adhie Parasathie is the Mother of The Universe. Lord Muruga is the beauty of the six senses "SARAVANBAVA" Sa- Eyes, Ra- Ears, Va- Smell, Na- Speech, Ba- Touch And Va- Understanding
Our hall boasts an extremely ambient setting for packaged deal table seated weddings in the traditional form
A congratulatory area will be erected in the foyer aswell marigold flower confettis will be supplied. A priest will be available to bless the bridal couple after the marriage
Hall seats 500 people. Decorative fairy lights in ceiling and walls of main hall and entrance foyer.Foot of stage will be draped.
Overlays/Chair back ties will be supplied(Choice of 5 colours gold/sliver/olive/green/burgandine). A glass centre piece or gold praying lady supplied by temple. Basic Cutlery and crockery on each table
Ample parking space with a wheelchair ramp for disable guests.
Based on the left of the stage allowing for views of both couple and speaker. Microphone will provided for speaker with PA system and recorded music.
Tables for the bridal couple and parents will be provided in the front of the stage
View of couple at the entrance of the hall.
If no parking is available inside the yard there is ample parking available outside. Security is not provided.
View Of Main Stage Just Before A Wedding
A Few Of Our Community Awards
3 Oak Avenue, Kharwastan
Postal Address: P.O Box 562583 Chatsworth 4030
Tel: +27 31 403 5919
Fax: +27 31 401 6187