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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Mahavir Jayanti: PM Modi, President Mukherjee extend wishes to Jain community

New Delhi, April 9, 2017: As the Jain community commemorates the birth of Lord Mahavir, President Mukherjee, PM Modi and other officials wished the nation on Mahavir Jayanti. Jains celebrate the 13th day of the Hindu month of Chaitra as Mahavir Jayanti (the birth day of Lord Mahavir), offering prayers and visiting temples. Lord Mahavir […]

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 […]

Heritage buffs take Ahimsa Walk at Egmore museum

Chennai (Tamil Nadu), March 5, 2017: They have walked to abandoned and neglected Jain sites in various parts of Tamil Nadu 38 times. But the 39th walk, held in the city on Sunday, trod a different path. At least 300 heritage enthusiasts went on an Ahimsa Walk through the Government Museum in Chennai to see […]

Parshwanath Jain Tirthankar idol found at Kaushambi, Uttar Pradesh.

Ancient Jain Tirthankar statue found in Kaushambi

Kaushambi (Uttar Pradesh), March 4, 20017: A 4.5 ft tall stone statue of 23rd Jain Tirthankar Parshavnathji believed to be about 1000-year-old was discovered by some fishermen from Yamuna in Kaushambi area on Wednesday. The finding strengthens the fact that the region was a key centre for the Jains for ages. The statue has now […]

U.C. Riverside Announces New Endowed Chair in Jain Studies

University of California (USA), February 22, 2017: U.C. Riverside’s College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences and the Department of Religious Studies Feb. 17 announced the establishment of its latest endowed chair, the Shrimad Rajchandra Endowed Chair in Jain Studies. The chair is named after renowned Indian poet, philosopher, scholar and reformer of Jain principles Shrimad […]