Jain festival concludes with grand procession

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Purifying the mind and the body through a series of rituals and fasting, Paryushan Parv, the annual festival of the Jain community, concluded in Kochi on Sunday.

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Kochi (Kerala), September 6, 2011: Purifying the mind and the body through a series of rituals and fasting, Paryushan Parv, the annual festival of the Jain community, concluded in Kochi on Sunday. The eight-day-long festival, marked with traditional ceremonies, ended with a grand procession, which was attended by all members of the community.

Kochi has 125 Jain families with a population of 1,300. The festival turned out to be an opportunity for them express their adherence to noble values of Jainism.

The devotees were all ears as the holy sermons of saints were presented at the temple each day. They read scriptures, observed silence, and listened to bhajans and religious discourses. Besides, the tales of Mahavir were narrated every day. – Times News Network

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