Aratipura – Aretippur Bahubali Swamy Mahamastakabhisheka on 3rd December 2017

Aratipura / Aretippur (Mandya District, Karnataka), November 25, 2017: The Mahamasthakabhisheka Mahotsava of Lord Bahubali at Aratipura will be held on 3rd December 2017. The event has been organised under the Holy Guidance of His Holiness SwastiSri Charukeerthi Bhattarakha Swamiji, Shravanabelagola. Vichara Patta Kshullakha Sri Siddanthakeerthi Swamiji, Aretippur will be present and lead the proceedings. Programme […]

Report of Research Workshop on Siri-Bhoovalaya at Indore – 13th & 14th September 2017

Indore (Madhya Pradesh), September 14, 2017: Two-day research workshop on Siri-Bhoovalaya was hosted by Kundkund Gyanpeeth, Indore a research centre recognised by Devi Ahilya Vishwa Vidyalaya, Indore, with active support from Tatva Chintan Varsha Yog Samiti. The workshop was graced with holy presence of Pujya Acharya Shree Vishuddha Sagarji Maharaj with Muni Sangh, Pujya Elacharya […]

Ancient Parshwanath Tirthankar idol found at Kanakagiri

An ancient idol of 23rd Jain Tirthankar Lord Parshwanath has been found at Kanakagiri in Chamarajanagar district of Karnataka, India. Kanakagiri (Chamarajanagar District, Karnataka), September 8, 2017: An ancient idol of Lord Parshwanath Tirthankar has been found in the middle of a field at a distance of 1 Km from Jain Siddha Kshetra Kanakagiri. The […]

Jains embark on unique peace building initiatives

Secundrabad/Hyderabad, July 12, 2017: The Jains in the city have embarked on unique “peace building” initiatives. Nearly 5000 Jains will assemble at a place in Ranigunj and chant “Navkar Manthra” for 36 lakh times for world peace on July 16, under the aegis of Shri Vardhaman Sthanakvasi Jain Shravak Sangh Secunderabad. Navkar Manthra is to Jains […]

Peace and Non-Violence: Inculcation of Jain Philosophies in the Youth for a Better Tomorrow

Shravanabelagola (Karnataka), July 7, 2017: Governor Vajubhai R. Vala said that it was Jainism which taught us the importance of sacrifice and non-violence and it enhanced the rich heritage of India when he was talking at Chaturmasa Mangala Kalash installation ceremony at Jain Mutt at Shravanabelagola in Channarayapatra taluk on Friday. The governor gave an […]

Ujjain Jain Temple Panchakalyana

Ujjain: Panchkalyana ceremony begins with grand procession

Ujjain (Madhya Pradesh), May 31, 2017: Traditional ceremony ‘Panchkalyana’ commenced at Digambar Jain temple, Laxminagar, on Monday. Panchkalyanak is a traditional ceremony of idol consecration and is observed when a new idol is installed at Jain temples. The ceremony began with a grand procession, flag hoisting, abhishek pujan, religious discourse, purification of temple premises, Indra […]

He will be known as Jain monk who scored 99.99 percentile in Class 12

Varshil’s parents have supported the decision of their son, who got inspiration from Jain monk Shree Kalyanratna Vijayji Maharaj (32). Surat (Gujarat), June 6, 2017: A Class 12th student of Gujarat State Board who scored 99.99 percentile in Commerce stream this year is not looking for any top college to get admission. But he is […]

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, […]

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