Australia: Melbourne to get new Jain temple

This temple will be constructed using at least 5,000 pieces of white Makrana marble from India.

Australia: Melbourne to get new Jain temple
The proposed Melbourne Shwetamber Jain Sangh temple

The foundation stone laying ceremony for the first Jain Derasar (temple) in Melbourne was performed in Moorabbin by the Shwetambar Jain Community on August 4 under the guidance of Bhagwant Jagvallabh Suri Maharaja.

Scenes of jubilation broke out as the 21 elegantly sculpted marble shilas (stone slabs) were laid into the ground amid chanting of prayers, in the presence of many dignitaries and notable community members including leaders of several spiritual organizations.