Sri Durga Temple, the biggest Hindu Temple in Australia, began its pre-opening ceremonies Nov. 24. The temple will celebrate its grand opening with fireworks Nov. 30. (Sri Durga Temple (Melbourne)/Facebook photo)
SYDNEY — Sri Durga Temple, Australia’s biggest Hindu temple, is ready for its grand opening Nov. 30, a media report said here Nov. 26.
The temple is located in the Rockback suburb of Melbourne.
After five years of construction work, the temple will provide a house of worship to the growing population of Hindus in the country, Asian correspondent reported.
The temple will open with fireworks to cap off seven days of pre-opening ceremonies, called ‘pran pratishtha,’ which started Nov. 24.
“The temple serves as an important accomplishment to pass on Hindu spirituality, concepts and traditions to coming generations,” said Rajan Zed, president of the Nevada-based Universal Society of Hinduism.
The management of the Sri Durga Temple is planning to make the temple a non-profit organization to undertake charitable activities.