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At the founding, it was felt that the organization should be more than just a Jain shrine, and it should serve all of Southern California, not just Los Angeles.
Thus, the name "Jain Center of Southern California" was selected.
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Assisted by Mahendra Khandhar, he and other Jains conceived the idea of organizing a Jain institution locally and at the national level.
In late 1970, dozens of Jains from cities around the Southland would come to a tiny house in Cerritos for prayer hosted by Manibhai Mehta.
Although the majority of the members were Gujarati, after some discussion it was decided that the institution would serve all Jains.
While formal documents would use English, lectures could be in English, Gujarati or Hindi.
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