New Jain temple for Melbourne

Melbourne, Aug 7: The foundation stone laying ceremony or ‘Shilanyas’ for the first Jain Derasar (temple) in Melbourne was performed in Moorabbin, Victoria under the spiritual guidance of Pujya Acharya Bhagwant Jagvallabh Suri Maharaja.
New Jain temple for Melbo 
More than 5,000 pieces of beautifully carved marble, weighing about 1500 tonnes, will be imported from India to build the temple. Currently, more than 300 artisans are undertaking the carving work, which is expected to take around 30 months to complete.