Nearly $60,000 was raised at the celebratory Kathin Festival at Wat Buddharangsi temple in Springvale South.
Hundreds attended, and hundreds more donated to the cause at the festival on 4 and 5 November.
Festival leader Thayhorn Yim said the festival was a “unique Buddhist ceremony”, which raised funds to support the temple’s monks.
“Religiously, the venerable monks would make then donate back to the monastery.”
About $47,400 will be donated back towards building a monastery at the site.
Mr Yim thanked the teams of cooks and helpers as well as the Chhaiyam Group that “made the celebration so exciting and meaningful”.