Jain devotees gather in thousands for ‘deeksha’

Nagpur (Maharashtra), April 27, 2017: A grand ‘shobha yatra’ was organized by Jain Shravak Sangh from Dhanson’s Lawn, Wardhaman Nagar, as part of three-day programme to mark the ‘deeksha’ ceremony of Devam Kochar (35) from Bengaluru. Thousands of Jain devotees from across the country have gathered in the city for the occasion. On the first […]

19-year-old Jain girl from Gadag to turn sanyasi

Hubballi (Dharwad District, Karnataka), November 29, 2016: Shrutikumari, a 19-year-old girl from Gadag, has decided to take “sanyasi deeksha”. Mahendra Singhi, Goutam Gulecha and Ashok Kothari, office bearers of Vardhaman Sthanakavasi Jain Shravak Sangh’s Bhagavati Deeksha Mahotsav Samiti, said that Shrutikumari Praveen Lunkad has decided to dedicate her life for the welfare of the world. […]

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 […]

Two Jain girls renounce the world to take ‘diksha’

Trichy (Tamil Nadu), January 30, 2013: In a religiously significant event, two Jain girls – Pooja Lodha, 25 and Kumnaji Surana, 27 – will be taking ‘diksha’, a ceremony of embracing a serious spiritual discipline in Jainism, in Trichy on February 1. Though the girls hail from Narayanpur in Chhattisgarh, they chose Trichy for the […]

Manikya Keerthiji to be Sonda’s next Bhattarakha

Shravanabelagola (Hassan District, Karnataka), January 16, 2013: Vichara Patta Kshullakha Sri Manikya Keerthiji will be the next Bhattarakha of Sri Bhattakalanka Peetha of Sri Digambar Jain Mutt, Sonda (also called as Swadi in Uttara Kannada District, Karnataka). This was announced formally at a function held at Shravanabelagola by His Holiness Swasti Sri Charukeerthi Bhattaraka Swamiji […]

First Diksha Ceremony in USA

First Diksha Ceremony in USA Badi Diksha of Sadhvi Sanghamitraji (Mangalam) – – News & Article Courtesy: Jaina Education Committee Sadhvi Sanghamitraji, prior known as Mangalamji is associated with Veerayatn, Bihar, India, since her childhood. At the young age of 6 years, she memorized Bhaktamar, Kalyan Mandir and Tatwartha Sutra and other Jain Stotras. She […]

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