Largest Hindu temple to be opened in Australia on Nov 30

The new building will provide a house of Hindu worship to an ever-growing population of Indians and other Hindu nationalities in Australia's second largest city.

PTI| Updated: Nov 26, 2015, 20:22 PM IST

Melbourne: A Durga temple in Melbourne, described as the largest Hindu temple in Australia will be opened here this Sunday, meeting the long-pending wish of the growing Indian population in the country.

The temple is located in Rockbank, near Melbourne, the capital of Victoria state. It has been under contraction for the last five years.

The new building will provide a house of Hindu worship to an ever-growing population of Indians and other Hindu nationalities in Australia's second largest city.

The temple organises popular events including several Hindu festivals like Dussehra apart from holding religious lectures and bhajans.

According to official data, the number of Australian residents who were born in India rose the most, almost tripling from just 1,32,800 people in 2004 to 3,97,200 in 2014. Hindu religion has been identified as one of the fastest growing religion in Australia.