French Diplomat Meets Jain Muni Vidyasagarji Maharaj - Vows to be Vegetarian

French diplomat vows to turn veggie after meeting Jain muni

  Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh), 28 October 2018: Moved by Jain seer Acharya Vidyasagar’s philosophy of vegetarianism, French ambassador to India Alexandre Ziegler has pledged to turn vegetarian. Alexandre Ziegler had visited Khajuraho on Thursday, along with his wife and two daughters. While taking a tour of the famed temples, he expressed his interest to meet […]

Urban Toxin For Ancient Jain Temple in Bhopal

Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh), April 18, 2017: Ruins of Jain temple, dating back to Parmar era near the state capital are facing an irretrievable damage from mindless construction activity. Locals are livid over feeble attempts at conservation of the excavated ruins of temple complex, which they insist, is historically no less than Bhojpur or other famous […]

Jain seeks blanket ban on liquor

Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh), January 22, 2016: Enthused by chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s de-addiction drive, state power minister Paras Chandra Jain has demanded a prohibition in Madhya Pradesh. He said like Narmada Sewa Yatra, similar initiatives should be taken to remove liquor vends from river banks in parts of the state. “My personal opinion is […]

Bhopal: Jain Social Group International Federation award ceremony held

Khachrod (Madhya Pradesh), January 1, 2016: A 2-day conference and award ceremony function of Jain Social group International Federation MP region was organised at Nageshwar Jain Pilgrim from December 31 to January 1 where all three groups of Khachrod won more than half dozen prizes. There were awards for various activities by the 59 groups of […]

Let our monks defecate in the open: Jain group to MP govt

Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh), May 1, 2016: A group representing Digambara Jains has approached the Madhya Pradesh government seeking exemption for their monks to defecate in the open, which they say is the ascetics’ way of life. The Digambara and Shwetambara are the two main sects of of the Jain order, which account for 0.4 % of […]

Santhara verdict: Jains to hold mega protest today

Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh), August 23, 2015: Members of the Jain community will take out rallies in several cities and towns across India on Monday to protest against the recent Rajasthan High Court order on Santhara, a practice of fasting unto death. Calling the practice illegal, a double bench of the high court had called the […]

Idol, antiques stolen from Jain temple in MP

Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh), September 30 2013: An idol of Mahavira and other antiques was stolen from a Jain temple in Madhya Pradesh’s Mandla district. The theft on Saturday triggered resentment among Jain community who held a protest alleging Jain temples were being specifically targeted in the state. Police have failed to take action against the […]

Chouhan anguished over attack on Jain Seer

Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh), January 7, 2013: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has appealed to his Gujarat counterpart Narendra Modi to initiate stringent action against those responsible for allegedly attacking a Jain seer at Girnar. “The entire state, including me, is anguished over the incident involving Jain Muni Prabal Sagar at Girnar town in […]

MP HC upholds Kundalpur Jain Temple Trust’s stand

Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh), September 17, 2012: Rejecting the Archeological Survey of India’s claim, the Madhya Pradesh High Court today gave permission to Bade Baba Digambar Jain Temple Trust for construction work in Kundalpur in Damoh district provided it should obtain permission from the state government within two months. A division bench of acting Chief Justice […]

300-year-old idols stolen from temple in Shivpuri

Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh), August 8, 2012: Unidentified miscreants made away with ancient idols from a famous Jain temple in Shivpuri district late on Wednesday night after tying the priest with rope. The incident occurred at Golakot Jain temple near Khaniadhana. The stolen stone idols of Lord Parswanath are believed to be more than 300 years […]

Jain Saint’s Discourse-Surprise to School Teachers

Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh), March 14, 2012: A group of Government school teachers in Bhopal who had gone to collect examination material and question papers were ‘made to wait for hours and subjected to a sermon session by a Jain saint, instead. What has galled several teachers, who belong to various religions, was that they were […]

Development of Jain Tirth’s in Madhya Pradesh

Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh), February 1, 2012: The Ministry of Tourism, Government of Madhya Pradesh has initiated a programme to develop the ancient Jain Heritage Centres in the state. Ancient sites from all sects of Jainism will be brought under the programme. The Government has scheduled to take up the programme in three different stages. It […]