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 […]