Acharya Vijayratnasundar Surishwarji

Jain monk wants porn sites blocked in India

Acharya Vijayratnasundar Surishwarji says pornography destroys our culture Acharya had also filed a petition seeking ban on sex education in schools Ahmedabad (Gujarat), January 7, 2017: Reigniting the debate on banning pornographic websites in India, renowned Jain monk Acharya Vijayratnasundar Surishwarji said that he has filed a petition in court seeking a nationwide ban. According […]

Gujarat government bans non-veg food during Jain fasting

Ahmedabad (Gujarat), August 30, 2016: The Gujarat government has banned slaughter of animals and birds as well as sale of meat, chicken and fish in its municipalities from August 29 to September 5 for the Jain fasting period of ‘Paryushan’. In big cities like Ahmedabad, Surat and Vadodara, there is no ban of sale of […]

ಗುಜರಾತ್: ಜೈನರಿಗೆ ಅಲ್ಪಸಂಖ್ಯಾತರ ಸ್ಥಾನಮಾನ

ಜೈನ ಸಮುದಾಯಕ್ಕೆ ಅಲ್ಪಸಂಖ್ಯಾತ ಸ್ಥಾನಮಾನ ನೀಡಿ ಗುಜರಾತ್‌ ಸರ್ಕಾರ ಶನಿವಾರ ಅಧಿಸೂಚನೆ ಹೊರಡಿಸಿದೆ. ಹಿಂದಿನ ಯುಪಿಎ ಸರ್ಕಾರ 2014ರ ಜನವರಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ರಾಷ್ಟ್ರೀಯ ಮಟ್ಟದಲ್ಲಿ ಜೈನ ಸಮುದಾಯಕ್ಕೆ ಅಲ್ಪಸಂಖ್ಯಾತ ಸ್ಥಾನಮಾನ ನೀಡಿತ್ತು. ಅಹಮದಾಬಾದ್‌ (ಗುಜರಾತ್), ಮೇ ೮, ೨೦೧೬ : ಜೈನ ಸಮುದಾಯಕ್ಕೆ ಅಲ್ಪಸಂಖ್ಯಾತ ಸ್ಥಾನಮಾನ ನೀಡಿ ಗುಜರಾತ್‌ ಸರ್ಕಾರ ಶನಿವಾರ ಅಧಿಸೂಚನೆ ಹೊರಡಿಸಿದೆ. ಹಿಂದಿನ ಯುಪಿಎ ಸರ್ಕಾರ 2014ರ ಜನವರಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ರಾಷ್ಟ್ರೀಯ ಮಟ್ಟದಲ್ಲಿ ಜೈನ ಸಮುದಾಯಕ್ಕೆ ಅಲ್ಪಸಂಖ್ಯಾತ ಸ್ಥಾನಮಾನ ನೀಡಿತ್ತು. ‘ಪಾತಿದಾರ್‌ ಮೀಸಲಾತಿ ಚಳವಳಿಯ ಕಾರಣದಿಂದಾಗಿ ಸರ್ಕಾರದ […]

Delhi billionaire to attain diksha in Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad (Gujarat), May 21, 2015: “From riches to rags” — this is how billionaire Delhi businessman Bhanwarlal Raghunath Doshi describes his journey, from a life full of worldly pleasures to sainthood. Doshi, who is known as the king of plastic raw material trade in the national capital, is set to relinquish his family, Rs 600-crore […]

Building e-bridges for Jainism

Ahmedabad (Gujarat), February 2, 2014: It was the beginning of a new life for Harshad Sanghrajka, then based in UK as part of an IBM team, when in 1994 he opted for voluntary retirement. He was then just 53. “Till then, I had worked only for my family and travelled across the world in connection […]

Science described in Jain scriptures to be put to experiment

Ahmedabad (Gujrat), December 2, 2013: When one hears about Indian culture, one of the first things one would hear would be many of the experiments that have been conducted by modern science have already been described in ancient scriptures. Right from nature of universe and the existence of atoms to metaphysical objects such as soul […]

Jains in Ahmedabad celebrate Gyan Panchami

Ahmedabad (Gujrat), November 7, 2013: Various Jain Sanghs of the city offered devotees a special darshan of rare granth (books), religious scriptures and antique idols on Thursday, to mark Gyan Panchami, a Jain festival. On this day, Jains symbolically worship Gyan (knowledge), or their old religious books and scriptures. The Surendrasuri Jain Tatva Gyan Shala […]

1350 Jains create ‘record’ in paarna feast

A Maharaj at the event said they did not believe in registering and getting confirmation by any record books. Ahmedabad (Gujarat), Septembr 12, 2013: Even though Wednesday began on a hot and humid note, the muggy weather could hardly dampen the mood among hundreds of Jains who flocked to the Sabarmati riverfront to celebrate paarna […]

700 years old Jain idol stolen at Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad (Gujarat), Septembr 12, 2013: Theft in temples leaves society in shock. But the theft of centuries-old idols from derasars seems to have left society shell-shocked. And, the theft of the 700-year-old idol of Lord Shantinath from Prernatirth derasar on Tuesday has left the Jains of the city completely devastated. Why not? The idol, brought […]

Jain family celebrates 50 years of life as sadhus

Gunshil Surishwarji Maharaj & Kulshil Surishwarji Maharaj Ahmedabad (Gujarat), June 9, 2013: A Jain family has completed 50 years of taking diksha or adopting the life of a saint, a tradition followed by many members of the community. And, to mark the achievement, a huge celebration will be held in the city beginning June 16. […]

Jains launch cleanliness drive at temples

Ahmedabad (Gujarat), June 9, 2013: Thousands of members of the Jain community turned up at 504 Jain temples across the city for a cleanliness drive at the temples and its neighbourhood. It is one of the major cleanliness drives conducted by the community so far. From millionaire businessmen to those engaged in services joined the […]

18k devotees to clean 504 derasars

Jinagnya Yuva group to kick off operation next Sunday. Ahmedabad (Gujarat), June 3, 2013: Around 18,000 volunteers have taken up the unique task of washing and cleaning 504 derasars of the city. Organised by the Jinagnya Yuva group, the derasar cleaning campaign, which kicked off last year with 111 derasars, will be carried out on […]

Jain sadhvi completes 110 years

Ahmedabad (Gujarat), May 17, 2013: The Jain community organised a programme at Dasha Porwad Society in Paldi to mark the 110th birthday of Sadhvi Hem Shreeji Maharaj. She entered her 111th year on Thursday. Sadhvi Hemji took diksha some 83 years back when she was 28-years-old. She hailed from a very well-to-do family from Patasha […]

Muslim guide helps Jain monks get their PhDs

Ahmedabad (Gujarat), February 13, 2013: NiranjanMuni (52) completed his thesis on ‘Austerities in Jainism and Other Religions: A Comparative Study’. The doctoral degree however has deputy commission of commercial tax IntajMalek beaming, as he is now a proud guide under whose guidance two Jain monks completed their doctoral theses. A year ago, Chintan Muni (45) […]

Two more temples in Ahmedabad targeted

Ahmedabad (Gujarat) January 29, 2013: In yet another case of theft in temples, thieves on Monday burgled Jain Derasar in Shahibaug of two silver crowns and ornaments worth Rs5,71,000. Priest of the temple, Lalsinh Rathod, has lodged a complaint in the matter with Shahibaug Police Station. Rathod on Monday found locks of derasar complex broken […]

Truck driver who ran over two Jain monks arrested

Ahmedabad/Vadodara (Gujarat), January 9, 2013: Bharuch police on Wednesday arrested the driver of the truck who allegedly ran over two Jain monks on National Highway 8 near Bharuch on January 1. “We have arrested one person identified as Ashwin Nayka. Based on his identity established by CCTV footage, we picked up Nayaka from Padra in […]

Jain trust files plea in HC over Girnar shrine row

Ahmedabad (Gujarat), January 10, 2013: The dispute regarding alleged illegal construction around a shrine on the fifth tonk (peak) of Girnar mountain in Junagadh has landed before the Gujarat high court. A trust of the Digambar Jain sect has alleged illegal construction around the idol and charan (footprint) of lord Neminath, in a manner that […]

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