Jain Flag

The Jain flags are used in different celebrations and are hoisted above the main pinnacle or shikara of the temple. It comprises of five colours and signifies the Pancha Paramesthis. They are arranged in the following order starting from top – Red for Siddha Yellow for Acharya White for Arihanta Green for Upadhyay Blue for […]

Tirthankara Symbols

Each Tirthankara has a symbol of their own for identification them. The symbols are found in the centre right below the statue. This symbol helps us to recognize the particular Tirthankara. The symbols used to signify the 24 Tirthanakaras of the present times are as below – Adinatha – OX Ajithanatha – Elephant Shambavanatha – […]

Ashta Mangala

::jseblod::article::/jseblod::::panel_article:: ::/panel_article::::wysiwyg_introtext:: ::/wysiwyg_introtext::::wysiwyg_fulltext:: These are eight auspicious symbols – Swastika Shrivasta (an auspicious sign on the chest) Nandhyavarta (complex swastika) Vardhamanaka Bhadràsana (a holy seat) Kalasha (Holy pitcher) Minyugala (Fish-couple) and Darpana (Mirror). They have been considered auspicious since time immemorial and have been depicted in the Kalpasutra. According to the scriptures every Jain has […]

Om

::jseblod::article::/jseblod::::panel_article:: ::/panel_article::::wysiwyg_introtext:: ::/wysiwyg_introtext::::wysiwyg_fulltext:: The Sanskrit word Om is made up of five sounds and letters; a, a, ä, u, and m. The first letter “a” represents Arihants (human beings who have eradicated all four Ghäti Karma. It includes Tirthankars who have established religious order) · The second “a” represents A-shareeri (A-shareeri means without physical body, […]

Universal Jain Symbol

::jseblod::article::/jseblod::::panel_article:: ::/panel_article::::wysiwyg_introtext:: ::/wysiwyg_introtext::::wysiwyg_fulltext:: The universal symbol of Jainism is a congregation of various symbols with each one of them having a deeper meaning. It comprises of an outline The text “Parasparopagraho Jivanam” or “Live and Let Live”. The Symbol of hand with a circle composed of 24 spokes and the text ‘Ahimsa’ the four arms […]