Jain monk embraces death through ‘Sallekhana’

Dharmasthala (Karnataka), 19th February 2019: Nispruha Sagar Muni Maharaj,75, attained Samadhi through ‘Sallekhana’ at Kuteera of Jain seers near Sri Chandranatha Swami Basadi in Dharmasthala on Tuesday.

He was on Sallekhana Vratha (a religious practice of voluntarily fasting to death by gradually reducing the intake of food and liquids) from Monday. According to Jainism, it is a vow taken for spiritual purification.

Muni Maharaj hailed from Kishangarh in Rajasthan. He had studied up to SSLC at his village. He took monastic vows as he was passionate about meditation and non-violence since childhood. He had embraced the life of a Jain Muni under the guidance of Acharya Sri Vardhaman Sagar Munimaharaj in Champapuri in 2009. – News Courtesy: Naina J A, Deccan Herald

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