Jainism

Mahavir Jayanti – Celebrating the Birth of Mahavir

Mahavir Jayanti is an essential religious festival celebrated by the Jain community worldwide. It marks the birth of Lord Mahavir, the twenty-fourth and last Tirthankara (supreme preacher) of present Avasarpiṇī in Jainism. Who is Lord Mahavir? Lord Mahavir was born ..

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2018 Vishwa Shanti Ahimsa Sammelan started in Maharashtra

President Ram Nath Kovind has inaugurated a 3-day ‘Vishwa Shanti Ahimsa Sammelan (VSAS-2018)’ at Mangi Tungi in Nashik district of Maharashtra on October 22. The VSAS, which is also known as World peace and ahimsa conference, has been organised by ..

The series of sermons by Jain Muni Tarun Sagar ji known by Kadve Pravachan

Renowned Digambar Jain Muni Tarun Sagar ji (51), who was popularly known for his sermons titled ‘Kadve Pravachan’, has passed away in New Delhi on September 1, 2018. He was born as Pawan Kumar Jain on 1967 in Damoh district ..

Indu Jain conferred with All India Management Association’s (AIMA’s) annual award for lifetime contribution to media

Indu Jain, chairman of Bennett, Coleman & Co, has been conferred with the All India Management Association’s (AIMA’s) annual award for lifetime contribution to media oon April 18, 2018. AIMA honours achievers who created a fundamental difference to society through ..

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Paryushan in Jainism

Paryushan is most important Jain festival which is celebrated in the months of August-September. It is also known as Pajjosavana. It means “abiding, coming together”. The followers take vows and observe fasts with intensity at par with monasticism. The date ..

SC stays Rajasthan HC’s decision declaring 'Santhara' ritual illegal

The Supreme Court (SC) of India has stayed Rajasthan High Court’s order declaring Santhara, a Jain ritual of voluntary and systematic fasting to death illegal. The stay order was given by SC Bench comprising Chief Justice of India H.L. Dattu ..

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