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Jain festival celebrated in city

    Kochi (Kerala), September 17, 2016: Around 15 Jain families in the city celebrated Dus Lakshan Maha Parv, the 10 day-long celebration of the minority community, which concluded on Saturday. It is one of the most important annual events for Jains, customarily celebrated in August or September.
    Ananth Chathurdashi, the main event during which many towns hold procession leading to the main Jain temple in the locality, fell on Thursday. “The day marks the attainment of Moksha by Lord Vasupujya,” said Deepak Jain, a member of the community. “It is a time when Jains focus on fasting and meditation,” he said. The culmination of the celebration is on Uttam Kshama Day (Forgiveness Day),where community people meet & seek forgiveness for their sins. Principally, its 10 days of pujas, bhajans, pravachan to spread non-violence, truth and peace messages of Jainism, he added.
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