Madurai, 25 year old Jain woman takes sanyas

25-year-old Jain woman takes sanyas

Madurai (Tamil Nadu), 25th February 2019: A 25-year-old Jain community woman took her first step towards attaining nunhood by distributing her worldly possessions here on Sunday. Kajal Kumari of Nakoga Plaza near Dhanappa Mudali Street was taken on a chariot in a procession, which witnessed singing of devotional songs and dance. Ms. Kumari danced on […]

Miscreants spoil Madurai jain beds

Madurai (Tamil Nadu), August 31, 2013 : The Jain beds and engravings, which hold testimony to the rich Tamil culture in Madurai region, are being damaged and misused by anti-socials, creating concern among historians. The presence of these anti-social elements, in the Jain monuments at Samanar Hills in Kongar Puliangulam village on Madurai- Theni highway, […]

Book on historical Jain sites released

Madurai (Tamil Nadu), August 25, 2013: “Madurai has once been the capital of Jain culture in Tamil Nadu. This was evident during the visits to Jain abodes and literary evidences. The realisation also raised the question on the absence of this information in academic curriculum. There is total absence of local history in school textbooks.” […]

Namma Madurai: History hidden inside a cave

The otherwise serene village of Keelavalavu is often in the news for the wrong reasons, usually simmering caste fanaticism and granite quarrying. Somehow, the village has managed to preserve the Jain beds that testify to its association with a 2500-year-old religion. A left turn on the Tirupathur road from Madurai leaves you on a country […]

Students who adopted Jain site produce documentary

Madurai (Tamil Nadu), April 9, 2012: In an effort to create awareness on the rich heritage of Jainism in Madurai, second-year MA English students of Fatima College have come out with a documentary film on the subject. The documentary called ‘The Caves of Wisdom’ speaks about the growth of Jainism in Madurai by 3 BC […]

Students adopt ancient Jain site

Madurai (Tamil Nadu), April 3, 2012: Students of the history department of Fatima College in Madurai have come forward to adopt the ancient Jain site in Keelakuyilkudi in Madurai, as part of the Dhan Foundation’s tourism for development project. As part of the programme, heritage clubs have been formed by the NGO in the three […]

Notice to governments over Jain site

Madurai (Tamil Nadu), January 12, 2012: The Madurai bench of the Madras High Court on Wednesday ordered notice to the Union and state governments on a plea to declare Thirumalai hill, located at Sivaganga district, as an ancient monument and protect it. In a PIL, one M Ayyanar of Konneripatti said the hill, situated 54-km […]