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SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA, MAY 29, 2001: Construction has begun on a new temple building for Australia's first Hindu temple, Sri Mandir, located in the western suburb of Auburn. Approximately half of the estimated US$256,000 construction costs had been raised before the groundbreaking ceremony last Sunday. The temple will have Radha and Krishna as the presiding deities. Seven other deities will also be installed. Construction is expected to to be completed by Diwali in October.