Jain Sangh of Kobe, 6-17, Yamamoto Dori, 1-Chome, Chico-ku, Kobe - 650, Japan
It was on June 1, 1985 when the formal opening ceremony of the above temple was performed. Prior to opening of the said temple, Jain followers in Kobe, Japan used ton congregate at their residences by turns to give prayers where a photo of Lord Mahaveer was placed. The idol of Bhagwan Mahaveer was specially flown from Mumbai, India in 1984 and the Panch Kalyanak Pratistha was held in April same year. The temple incorporates all important features of Jain temples as in India which has been built with the funds contributed by the Jain community members of Japan.
One of the important rituals of the said temple is to change a symbol flag on the dome once a year. All who are to be engaged in the flag hoisting and descending rituals wear masks over their mouths.
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