Play to celebrate birth anniversary of Jain poet

Patna (Bihar), May 22, 2017: Famous Hindi play ‘Yugpurush – Mahatma ke Mahatma’ will be enacted at Rabindra Bhawan here on May 23 to mark the 150th birth anniversary of Shrimad Rajchandraji, a Jain poet and philosopher. The nearly two-hour long play will begin at 7.30pm. The play, directed by Rajesh Joshi and written by […]

10th century Mahavir idol found near Vollore

10th Century Mahavira idol found near Vellore

Vellore (Tamil Nadu), April 29, 2017: A stone sculpture of Mahavira dating back to the 10th century was found on an agricultural land at Thuraiperumbakkam near Kaveripakkam on Saturday. Officials said that the sculpture was found on the land when an earthmover was removing “seemai karuvelam” trees. Revenue officials were informed and the sculpture was taken […]

Jain devotees gather in thousands for ‘deeksha’

Nagpur (Maharashtra), April 27, 2017: A grand ‘shobha yatra’ was organized by Jain Shravak Sangh from Dhanson’s Lawn, Wardhaman Nagar, as part of three-day programme to mark the ‘deeksha’ ceremony of Devam Kochar (35) from Bengaluru. Thousands of Jain devotees from across the country have gathered in the city for the occasion. On the first […]

Kasamalagi to host Panchakalyana

Kasamalagi (Belagavi District, Karnataka), April 27, 2017: Kasamalagi, a hamlet in Khanapur taluk forest about 50km from the city, will host Panchakalyana Mahothsava, commemorating installation of the statue of 1008 Parshwanatha Tirthankara and the newly constructed Jain Basadi from April 28 to May 2. According to Rajiv Doddannavar, chairman of the festival committee, over 1 […]

Urban Toxin For Ancient Jain Temple in Bhopal

Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh), April 18, 2017: Ruins of Jain temple, dating back to Parmar era near the state capital are facing an irretrievable damage from mindless construction activity. Locals are livid over feeble attempts at conservation of the excavated ruins of temple complex, which they insist, is historically no less than Bhojpur or other famous […]

Jain Yuvak Sangh organizes cultural programme

Jammu (Jammu & Kashmir), April 16, 2017 – In connection with week long celeberations regarding Mahaveer Jayanti, a cultural programme was organized by Jain Yuvak Sangh in the premises of Shri Mahaveer Jain School, Rani Park Jammu which was witnessed and applauded by members of Jain Samaj present there. Programme started with Mahamantra Navkar followed […]

Navpada oil festival

Jain community observes nine-day long Navpada Oli festival

The fest entails observance of Ayambil tap, which includes fasting for all the nine days, spending more time praying and reading ‘Shreepal Raja No Raas’ the holy text. Mumbai (Maharashtra), April 10, 2017: Navpada Oli, a nine-day fasting festival observed by the people of the Jain community, is taking place with a great deal of […]

Mahavir Jayanthi - 2017 Celebrations at Dimapur, Nagaland.

Jain community observes Mahavir Jayanti

Dimapur (Nagaland), April 9, 2017: Dimapur Jain community celebrated Mahavir Jayanti on April 9 with gaiety and traditional fervour. Considered as one of the most auspicious festival, Jain community undertook a grand procession accompanied by students of SD Jain School, Dimapur. On the occasion, Binod Sethi, vice president of Jain Samaj, thanked the administration for […]

Mahavir Jayanthi Celebrations at Mumbai

Abattoirs leading to nature’s wrath, says Jain Sadhu

CM says he will keep Lord Mahavir’s message in mind on environment Mumbai (Maharashtra), April 10, 2017: Naypadmasagar Maharajsaheb, an influential Jain monk on Sunday on the occassion of Mahavir Jayanti celebrations claimed that abattoirs were the cause worldwide for nature’s wrath including Tsunami. He was speaking at the festival organised by his organisation Jain International […]

Mahavir Jayanti celebrated with religious fervour

Patna (Bihar), April 10, 2017: The Jain Sangh celebrated Mahavir Jayanti on Sunday to commemorate the birth of Lord Mahavira, the 24th Tirthankara and the founder of Jainism. Over 700 devotees of all age groups took part in a procession from Mithapur Jain temple to Digambar Jain Mandir near Congress Maidan to mark the occasion […]

Centuries-old Jain Basti at Bandora to get facelift

Goa, April 10, 2017: The crumbling centuries-old Jain Basti in Bandora is set to receive a touch of restorative care after a few years of neglect, as the directorate of archives and archaeology (DAA) will soon take up a project to conserve the unique monument. Jainism flourished in Goa during the Kadamba era, as its […]

Jain Yuvak Sangh Takes out Shobha Yatra

Jammu (Jammu & Kashmir), April 9, 2017: As part of Mahaveer Jayanti Celebrations, Jain Yuvak Sangh, Jammu, on Saturday organized Shoba Yatra in which members of Jain Samaj participated with great enthusiasm. Shobha Yatra started from Jain Sthanak, Jain Bazar and culminated at Nek Chand Memorial Hall, Rani Park, Jammu, while passing through Fattu Chougan, […]

Jain monks follow rigid lifestyle

Hyderabad (Telangana), April 8, 2017: Acharya Pushpadant Sagar Maharaj, who is in Hyderabad for the last one week, said “the Jain monks follow strict and rigid lifestyle.” “We do not wear any clothes as it is considered to be parigraha (possession), which ultimately leads to attachment. Female monks wear white robes single sari and they […]

10,000 Jains to Hold Rally

Hyderabad (Telangana), April 8, 2017: On the ocassion of 2616 birth anniversary of Lord Mahavir, 10,000 Jains will hold a Bhavya Shobha Yatra in the city. The yatra was announced by Pracharak Committee member at a meet on Saturday. In the meet, Jain guru Acharya Shri 108 Pushpadant Sagar, who has been in the city […]

Jain Shwetambar Mahila Sangh and Social Group Premium Organises Cultural Evening

Indore (Madhya Pradesh), April 8, 2017: Akhil Bhartiya Shwetambar Jain Mahila Sangh Anuvrat Samiti and Jain Shwetambar Social Group Premium jointly organised ‘Ek Shaam Mahavir Ke Naam’, a cultural evening held at Ravindra Natya Grah recently. Rajesh Chelawat, Virendra Kumar Jain and Bhanwar Lal Kaswa were special guests at the programme. Women members of various […]

A caretaker of a Jain temple in New Delhi rings the bell for evening prayer. The Vatican sent greetings to Jains for their Mahavir Jayanti festival set for April 9.

Vatican greets Jains, seeks collaboration for peace

Jains, whose religion is based on non-violence, are celebrating the 2,615th birth anniversary of Tirthankar Vardhaman Mahavir. New Delhi, March 29, 2017: The Vatican sent greetings to people of the Jain religion for their annual festival and sought their collaboration in creating a non-violent society. The message from the Vatican-based Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue accorded […]

Bihar Chief Minister - Nitish Kumar

Jain religious group gives Nitish award for enforcing prohibition

This is an award for the people of Bihar… Today, there is an environment of conflict, intolerance and discrimination in society, which needs to be uprooted: Nitish Kumar Patna (Bihar), March 30, 2017: Jain religious group – Shwetambar Terapanthi Mahasabha has conferred the prestigious ‘Anuvrat Puraskar 2016’ to Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for enforcing […]