Jains observe fast on ‘Nirvan Utsav’

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The annual ‘Nirvan Utsav’ of 12th Jain Tirthankar, Vasu Pujya Swami, was observed on Sunday at Jain temple on Zero Road.

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Allahabad (Uttar Pradesh), September 11, 2011: The annual ‘Nirvan Utsav’ of 12th Jain Tirthankar, Vasu Pujya Swami, was observed on Sunday at Jain temple on Zero Road. The event was held under the aegis of Digambar Jain Panchayati Sabha, Prayag, in the presence of Jain Muni, Uttam Sagar and Kshullak Suparshva. The devotees observed fast on the occasion which coincided with the ongoing Anant Chaturdashi festival.

Convener, Rajesh Kumar Jain said that the programme started in the morning with ‘abhishek’ performed by the Jain munis. A music band rendered religious tunes and songs for the devotees.

Throwing light on the life of the 12th Jain Tirthankar, Swami Uttam Sagar said that he was born at Champapur in Bihar, where he also attained ‘nirvan’ during the month of ‘bhadon’ on the occasion of Anant Chaturdashi. He exhorted the devotees to keep a control over their desires and lead a simple and austere life. – News Courtesy: Times News Network

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