Sri Balaji Temple Trust

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About Sri Balaji (Lord Vishnu)

The ancient and sacred temple of Sri Venkateswara is located on the seventh peak, Venkatachala  (Venkata Hill) of the Tirupati Hill, and lies on the southern banks of Sri Swami Pushkarini. 

It is by the Lord's presidency over Venkatachala, that He has received the appellation, Venkateswara (Lord of the Venkata Hill). He is also called the Lord of the Seven Hills. 

The benefits acquired by a piligrimage to Venkatachala are mentioned in the Rig Veda and Asthadasa Puranas. In these epics, Sri Venkateswara is described as the great bestower of boons.

There are several legends associated with the manifestation of the Lord at Tirumala. The Temple has its origins in Vaishnavism, an ancient sect which advocates the principles of equality and love, and prohibits animal sacrifice. 

Sri Balaji Temple is open 7 days of the week

Check Opening hours for more details.

An Appeal to all Devotees

Recent Announcements


15th Annual General Meeting

You are cordially invited to attend the 15th AGM, which will be held on:

Date: 20th July 2024

Time: 2:00 PM

Location: Sri Balaji Temple premises, 2 Kent Street, Frankton, Hamilton

(This notice is issued under sections 18 & 20 of the SBTT Trust deed)

Nominations for Trustees

We are inviting nominations for three Trustees positions. If we receive more nominations, there will be an election for the new Trustees. We request all life members and annual members to come and cast their votes on the day of the AGM.


Important Note

Only financial members (both Ordinary and Life members) are entitled to participate in the proceedings and vote in the meeting if required. Ordinary Membership is a $50 donation paid for this purpose each year, and the Life Membership is a $2,000 donation paid for this purpose once per life. You may pay into our bank A/C 12–3171–0169613–000, specifically mentioning membership and submit your membership application form to the Secretary.


Please respond by 18th July 2024.

You may bring flowers, garlands and prasadam.

The agenda and nomination form for the positions of Trustees is available at

With the blessings of Sri Balaji


Dear devotees, 


Conducting Bhajans on Sunday, 26th May 2024 from 6.00 pm - 7.00 pm at Sri Balaji Temple.

Please join us to sing Bhajans.

For further information, contact:

Lunar Eclipse on 25th March 2024

Dear devotees, 

The temple will be closed at 6.30 PM on Monday, 25th March 2024, due to Penumbral Lunar Eclipse.

Sri Balaji Temple Development Project: July 2022

Dear devotees, donors and members,

 We humbly bring to your kind notice that the current premises and facilities at Sri Balaji Temple, Hamilton are not providing enough services to our communities.  Therefore, the Temple Trust is considering expanding the temple services and facilities to devotees by exploring possibilities for the Temple's development.

 The Trustees have embarked and have identified a property for our growing needs and to have better and more comfortable premises for our Temple.

 The potential cost is around $2.5m and we need to raise at least $500,000 to have any hope of bidding for the property located very close to our current property.  This property will service most of our needs.  As such we humbly appeal to you all to generously donate to raise the required $500,000 and we are working hard to raise the balance from the bank.

 The Temple is also looking at naming rights to the Community Hall that is available in the new property to any donor who is going to donate $500,000 or more.  We appeal to all to consider donating any amount you could afford so that we can all have comfortable premises at the new Temple for Lord Balaji. 

We request all the devotees to make a lump sum donation or set up an automatic payment monthly or fortnightly or weekly for an amount that you can afford towards this project. Also send a confirmation by email with your name, address and phone number to the chairperson which will assist us in getting prior approval for the funding from the bank. 

The Bank Account you have to use are:

•    ASB Bank A/C 12-3171-0169613-00

•    Westpac A/C  03-1568-0478167-00

Please indicate in the Bank Transfer:

Reference: your 1st Name, Code: TDFund,  and Reference: Your Last Name

We also appeal to all Life Members and members alike to spread the message in your networks and make further donations.

 May the blessings of Lord Balaji be with you.

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For all current events, check Temple's Calendar.

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