New Delhi, 22nd September 2019: Jain Muni Elacharya 108 Sri Vidyanandji Muni Maharaj attained Samadhi by undertaking Sallekhana today morning at 2:40 am. He was 95 years and had a great followership across India and world over. He was one of the most popular and highly respected Digambar Jain Munis. He had undertaken Sallekhana at 6 am on 19th September 2019 as per the norms specified in the Digmabar Jain tradition.
Jain Acharyas, Munis, Aryikas, Bhattarakhas and thousands of devotees had assembelled at Kunda Kunda Bharati, New Delhi to have a darshan of the revered Jain monk.
Jain Acharya 108 Sri Shrutasagarji Maharaj, Acharya 108 Sri Vasunandiji Maharaj, Acharya 108 Sri Pragyasagarji Maharaj, Jain Acharya 108 Sri Soubhagyasagarji Maharaj, Muni 108 Sri Anumansagarji Maharaj, Aryika 105 Sri Bahubali Mataji and other ascetics; His Holiness SwastiSri Bhanukeerthi Bhattarakha Swamiji of Kambadahalli Jain Math; His Holiness SwastiSri Dr. Devendrakeerthi Bhattarakha Swamiji of Hombuja Jain Math; His Holiness SwastiSri Charukeerthi Bhattarakha Swamiji of Moodabidri Jain Math; His Holiness SwastiSri Lakshmisena Bhattarakha Swamiji of Narasimharajapura Jain Math; His Holiness SwastiSri Jinasena Bhattarakha Swamiji of Nandani Jain Math and His Holiness SwastiSri Siddanthakeerthi Bhattarakha Swamiji of Aretippuru Jain Math were present.
His last rites were performed in the premises of Kunda Kunda Bharathi, New Delhi.
– Jain Heritage Centres News Service (Inputs from Nitin H P, Bengaluru, HPN@JHC; Photos: Bhuvan Suresh Jain, Belagavi & HPN@JHC)