Sometime around 1990, a handful of Jain families in Columbus, Ohio that practiced Pratikraman* and Samayik* at home often talked about needing a common place where all Jain devotees can practice Jainism. These talks continued and spurred several social events among these families as the moment to form a Jain Derasar (Temple) - a place for worship grew stronger each day. Traditional jain worship activities and performing Puja and Aarti among other rituals were performed at people’s home at first and then continued at the Old Bharatiya Hindu Temple in Westerville. The core members of this moment planned to hold a Snatra Puja at the temple and invited all participating families in the Columbus Area. This was the first step toward forming our very own Jain Temple.