||The place is called Wilrijk, close to Antwerp, where about 300-400 jain families have built probably the largest jain temple out side India. Jains in Antwerp are exclusively engaged in diamond business and they follow paths of Shwetambar Murti Pujak and Shwetambar Sthanakwasi sects of Jainism.
The intension of this blog is to provide as much information as possible about the temple. Here is some information about the temple.
Opening hours :
7:30 am to 11:30 am, 8:30 pm to 10:30 pm, Arati at 9:00 pm on week days,
7:30 am to 12:30 am, 8:30 pm to 10:30 pm, Arati at 9:00 pm on week ends.
(Timings may deviate about 1 hour)
From Antwerp Central station :
Bus number 31 and 17 will bring you close to the temple.
(more information required like, which direction and which stop to get down)
Contact person :
Sewa Singh - 0032 475294463
A basic facility is available for taking bath and changing clothes. Pooja clothes are also available for men. The current temple is very holy place though it is temporary. The shift to the large temple, which is under construction since few years, is expected in July 2010 following the Pranpratishtha Mahotsav. A huge Upashray is also under construction for Sthanakwasi followers. Regular classes of Pathshala and during Paryushan, also Wyakhyan take place.)