Ten years of hard work and dream of Jains in Tampa Bay Area was fulfilled in November 2008 by inaugurating newly built Shikharbandi Jain Temple with grand pratishtha celebration.
Exterior view is prominently featured with artistically designed Shikhar (Peak) having good height.
Interior architectural features: Three Main Pratimas of Bhagwan Adinath (Digamber) / Bhagwan Parswanath (Swetamber & Mul Nayak) / Bhagwan Mahavirswami (Swetamber).
Beside this, pratimas of 24 Tithankers (all Swetamber) and Simandhr Swami and Siddha Bhagwan (both Digamber) and Devi – Devtas are installed surrounding the main sanctum (Gabhara) and each of these pratimas are installed on a separate Vedi (Seat) in a mini-temple. This Temple area is 2500 Sq.ft.
Entire temple area is constructed in a white marble and as such it looks magnificent with its beauty and tranquility.
Upashraya – Hall consisting kitchen, library, bedroom and rest rooms is of 3000 sq.ft. We are about 300 Members in Tampa Bay Area.
Every Sunday we perform Pooja, Bhaktamar recital, Abhisek and every fifteen days we have Pathshala for young Jains and swadhyay for adults. During Paryusana and Das Laxan Dharma Parva we invite eminent Scholars to help celebrate the events.
Future Plan: Expansion of Upashraya Hall so as to have more space for Library and other activities.
Temple is in Tampa City in the vicinity of Hindu Temple, Vishnu Temple, India Cultural Center.