Jain Temple in UK Completes 20 Years

August 23, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Times of India


There is a quiet buzz at the landmark Jain Centre on Oxford Street here as the temple housed in a former church building celebrates 20 years of its existence in this multicultural city in the east Midlands.

It is the largest Jain temple outside India and the first to be consecrated in the western world.

Temple authorities are gearing up to celebrate the anniversary and are expecting huge number of visitors.

Ramesh Mehta, president and trustee of the centre, said: "We're going to open our doors to anyone to come in and learn about our principle of non-violence.”