About Us - Adelaide Shwetaber Jain Sangh

About Us



Adelaide Shwetambar Jain Sangh (ASJS) established in 2009, is an assemblage of Jain families and individuals. Although the commencement was with meagre 8 families, as of July 2016 the sangh boasts of 58 member families. As the name suggests, the members of the sangh are the followers of the Shwetambar sect of Jainism, however is not restricted to it. Associations of the exponents of other sects of Jainism are an integral part of the sangh.

Since its inception members congregate routinely to perform various religious activities such as Pathshala, Mahaveer Janm Vanchan, Samvatsari Pratikaman, Sports Day and Sanatra Pooja (ad hoc basis). Pre and post prayushan activities are also orchestrated including but not limited to cultural program, Tapasvi Bahuman and Swamivatsalya.

Every year many jain families immigrate to Adelaide, Australia. We try to contact and welcome them to our sangh thereby making them a part of our big family

Adelaide Shwetambar Jain Sangh was incorporated in 2015. It is currently governed as per the legislations of an Australian incorporated association and the constitution of ASJS. The management committee generally decides the flow of events. Suggestions regarding improving, different ways of promoting our sangh and propagating Jainism are always encouraged by the committee, which are implemented on the basis of their merits.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you would like further information about ASJS or any of its activities.

Jain Jinendra

Management Committee

Name :  Anish Shah
Position :  President
Phone :  +61 430449604
E-mail :  anishbshah@yahoo.com
Name :  Ankit Modi
Position :  Treasurer
Phone :  +61 438806901
E-mail :  ankit23482@yahoo.com
Name :  Nishidh Shah
Position :  Secretary
Phone :  +61 433305540
E-mail :  nishidh.shah@gmail.com
Name :  Ashvin Shah
Position :  Member
Phone :  +61 413630148
E-mail :  acshah2002@yahoo.com
Name :  Sunay Zaveri
Position :  Member
Phone :  +61 433547407
E-mail :  zaverisunay@gmail.com
Name :  Zimmi Shah
Position :  Member
Phone :  +61 430033234
E-mail :  zimmigold2006@yahoo.co.in
Name :  Jenish Shah
Position :  Member
Phone :  +61 433892332
E-mail :  jenish2shah@yahoo.co.in
Name :  Minesh Surana
Position :  Member
Phone :  +61 433655456
E-mail :  mineshsurana81@gmail.com
Name :  Chintan Shah
Position :  Member
Phone :  +61 425727973
E-mail :  cshahaus@gmail.com

Aim And Objectives

The objectives outlined below are according to the Shwetambar sect of Jainism:
  • Aim to establish new temple.
  • To teach, promote and propagate the religion and principles of Jainism (non-violence).
  • To organize classes and distribute instructional and educational literature relating to Jainism via pathshala.
  • To organize and celebrate auspicious Jain events and festivals of Jainism.
  • To help charitable organisations for needy.
  • To encourage the kids and youth to know jainism and how to keep its roots here in overseas.
  • Live and let live.
  • Promote to be vegetarians.
  • Jeev Daya (save animals/birds from being slautered).

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