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With the eternal blessings of Dev, Guru and Dharma, MSJS is pleased to inform the Jain community across the globe that it has embarked upon the journey to achieve its own Centre - the MSJS Centre and Shikharbandhi Jinalay. This Centre will serve as a place where current and future generations of the community can find divinity and a guiding light on the path to righteousness.

MSJS Centre’s Objective:

  • To assist each soul in achieving the path of liberation by providing a dedicated place of worship
  • To perform rituals and celebrate auspicious Jain festivals and events of key importance
  • To spread the message of Jainism throughout Australia
  • To provide support to the increasing Jain population in Melbourne and to instil Jain principles for the coming generations

To see this project from the start through to its completion, many Sadharmik in the MSJS Community have committed to participate in સાકળા ઉપવાસ – a chain of fasting where every day from the start of the project (that is 17th August 2015) till its completion, a Sadharmik will observe fast according to Jain principles. It has crossed 2400 fasts so far. It is estimated that this chain will cross 3000+ fasts by the time the construction of the MSJS Centre and Shikharbandhi Jinalay is completed.

Centre Location:

The MSJS Centre and Shikharbandhi Jinalay will be located at:

124-126 Rowans Road Moorabbin
Victoria 3189 Australia.

The location has been carefully chosen as it is in close proximity to the majority of Jain families in Melbourne who mostly reside in the South, South East and Eastern suburbs of Melbourne.

Key Facilities:

Ground floor

First floor

  • Main hall with a maximum capacity of 400 persons
  • Commercial kitchen and separate meals area with a maximum capacity of 200 persons
  • Extra amenities such as office, library, storage, toilets and showers to support Seva Pooja
  • 47-Bay car park
  • Two large-sized independent rooms for guests such as Tapovan Veer Sainiks during Paryushan.
  • Multipurpose hall with a maximum capacity of 200 persons – perfect to hold multiple Pathshala sessions. This can be divided into multiple rooms.


Major milestones achieved so far:

Community Consultation to have our own Centre and Shikharbaddh Derasar

November 2015

Search for a suitable location commenced

October 2016

Initiated discussions with the Moorabbin Masonic Centre for the purchase

August 2017

Signed the contract for the purchase of Moorabbin Masonic Centre

August 2017

Lodged Town Planning application to construct Shikharbandhi Jinalay and modify the existing centre

December 2017

Land Acquisition

May 2018

Planning permit Approved by City of Kingston

Sep 2018

Temple Architect Contract signed

March 2019

Jinalay Carving Contract signed

October 2020

Commercial Kitchen Stage 1 Construction Start

January 2020

Commercial Kitchen Completion and Inaugural

August 2020

Takana Vidhi for the Jinalay carving

November 2020

Khanan Vidhi and Bhoomi Poojan

April 2021

Shilanyas (Foundation Stone Laying Ceremony)

August 2021

Takna Vidhi for the Murti

July 2022

Anjanshalaka Pran Pratishtha (consecration) of Prabhuji in India

2nd Feb 2023

Chal Pratishtha (Arrival and temporary setup) at current Gruh Jinalya

10th Feb 2023

Start of Jinalay Construction

6th July 2023


Latest update:

A team of Sompura (stone masons) have arrived in Melbourne and completed pre-construction-related activities, incl mandatory training.

With this highly skilled team on-site now, the marble side of Jinalay construction started on Thursday, 6th July 2023 during the auspicious Mahurat time between 10:05:43 AM to 10:06:16 AM.

We have a highly professional construction management team overseeing the project. This construction activity is anticipated to prevail between 1.5 to 2 years.


How can you extend help for this noble cause?:

Donation towards this noble cause provides an opportunity to acquire virtuous Punya karma and will bring happiness to one’s eternal soul.

The time has come when you can convert your wealth into a currency that is of value in any Gati (Punya Nu Bandhi Punya). The MSJS Community requests your active participation in the construction of this religious centre – by donating and/or offering your time for volunteering services.

With folded hands, we request you to share these details with your family and friends and encourage them to support the MSJS Community – spiritually, physically and financially.

To make donations, please contact president Mr Nitin Doshi on +61 414 998 340 or send an email to [email protected].

On behalf of the entire MSJS Community, we extend our heartfelt thanks for your continued support as we continue to fulfil our dream of a Shikharbandhi Jinalay, which will serve as an ideal place for worship and keep Jainism alive and thriving for future generations in Melbourne.


#All figures are estimates sourced from Industry specialists and are subject to change depending on when we start the build. 

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