10th century Mahavir idol found near Vollore

10th Century Mahavira idol found near Vellore

Vellore (Tamil Nadu), April 29, 2017: A stone sculpture of Mahavira dating back to the 10th century was found on an agricultural land at Thuraiperumbakkam near Kaveripakkam on Saturday. Officials said that the sculpture was found on the land when an earthmover was removing “seemai karuvelam” trees. Revenue officials were informed and the sculpture was taken […]

Mahavir Jayanthi - 2017 Celebrations at Dimapur, Nagaland.

Jain community observes Mahavir Jayanti

Dimapur (Nagaland), April 9, 2017: Dimapur Jain community celebrated Mahavir Jayanti on April 9 with gaiety and traditional fervour. Considered as one of the most auspicious festival, Jain community undertook a grand procession accompanied by students of SD Jain School, Dimapur. On the occasion, Binod Sethi, vice president of Jain Samaj, thanked the administration for […]

Mahavir Jayanthi Celebrations at Mumbai

Abattoirs leading to nature’s wrath, says Jain Sadhu

CM says he will keep Lord Mahavir’s message in mind on environment Mumbai (Maharashtra), April 10, 2017: Naypadmasagar Maharajsaheb, an influential Jain monk on Sunday on the occassion of Mahavir Jayanti celebrations claimed that abattoirs were the cause worldwide for nature’s wrath including Tsunami. He was speaking at the festival organised by his organisation Jain International […]

Mahavir Jayanti celebrated with religious fervour

Patna (Bihar), April 10, 2017: The Jain Sangh celebrated Mahavir Jayanti on Sunday to commemorate the birth of Lord Mahavira, the 24th Tirthankara and the founder of Jainism. Over 700 devotees of all age groups took part in a procession from Mithapur Jain temple to Digambar Jain Mandir near Congress Maidan to mark the occasion […]

Mahavir Jayanti: PM Modi, President Mukherjee extend wishes to Jain community

New Delhi, April 9, 2017: As the Jain community commemorates the birth of Lord Mahavir, President Mukherjee, PM Modi and other officials wished the nation on Mahavir Jayanti. Jains celebrate the 13th day of the Hindu month of Chaitra as Mahavir Jayanti (the birth day of Lord Mahavir), offering prayers and visiting temples. Lord Mahavir […]

Jain Shwetambar Mahila Sangh and Social Group Premium Organises Cultural Evening

Indore (Madhya Pradesh), April 8, 2017: Akhil Bhartiya Shwetambar Jain Mahila Sangh Anuvrat Samiti and Jain Shwetambar Social Group Premium jointly organised ‘Ek Shaam Mahavir Ke Naam’, a cultural evening held at Ravindra Natya Grah recently. Rajesh Chelawat, Virendra Kumar Jain and Bhanwar Lal Kaswa were special guests at the programme. Women members of various […]

Ujjain: Mahamstakabhishek of 21-feet idol of Mahavir Swami held

Ujj Ujjain (Madhya Pradesh), January 1, 2017: Mahamastakabhishek of 21-feet-tall idol of Mahaveer Swami was performed at Tapobhumi, Indore Road on Sunday. At least 2,017-kg material was used for the Mastakabhishek. On this occasion, a large number of people of Digambar Jain community gathered at Tapobhumi. The community also celebrated the birth anniversary of Pushpdant Sagar […]

Lord Mahavir Temple’s Panchakalyana at Ugar Budruk

Ugar Budruk (Athani Taluk, Belgaum District, Karnataka), May 1, 2013: Ugar Budruk one of the Jain tirths in Karnataka known after Goddess Padmavati is all set to witness a Panchakalyana and a Dhama Samprokshana Programme. Panchakalyana at Mahavir Temple – The panchakalyana of the newly built temple in the Mahavir Nagar area of the town […]

Jains celebrate Mahavira Nirvana Utsava

Allahabad (Uttar Pradesh), November 13, 2012: The Nirvana Utsava of Lord Mahavira was celebrate in various Jain temples on Tuesday. Various offerings were made in front of the statue of Lord Mahavira. The Jain temple on Zero Road was decorated with colourful lights. A special laddoo weighing 24 kg was offered in the temple. Speaking […]

Jains offer prayers to Lord Mahavir on his Moksha

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh), November 13, 2012: The festival of lights is special for followers of Jainism, as it was on this day that Lord Mahavir attained Moksha. Jain temples in the city saw scores of devotees offering laddoos and lighting diyas to their deity. “Lord Mahavir commenced his last sermon known as Uttaradhyayan, which lasted […]

Shikohpur

Main Deities – The Pancha Balayati Tirthankar idols are the prime attractions of this place. It has the idols of Lord Mahavir (15′ 3″ feet high), and 9′ 3″ inches high idols of Lord Vasupujya, Mallinath, Naminath and Parshwanath. History – The ancient Jain heritage centre Nandanvan has been converted into a spiritual center at […]

Kolkata

History – The Jain temples found in Kolkata are Chawal Patti, Purani Vadi, lower Chittapur road and Belgachhia. How to Reach – Kolkata being the capital city of West Bengal and one of the important cities of India has good Bus, Railway and airway facilities from diffrent parts of the country. Heritage Centre Map –  […]

Mahavir’s Life of Equanimity

– Article Courtesy: The Times of India On the occasion of the Mahavir Jayanthi we would like to place before our visitors this special article that had appeared in the editorial of The Times of India. Saturday, April 3, 2004 : A number of people are born every day but Mahavir’s birth in 511 BC […]

Mahavira’s Life & Teachings

MAHAVIRA’S LIFE AND TEACHINGS – A GLORIOUS CHAPTER OF COMPASSION – Article Courtesy: newstodaynet.com On the occasion of Mahavir Jayanthi  we would like to present before our visitors this article that throws light on the life and teachings of Mahavira by advocate Himatlal Mardia. The life and teachings of Bhagwan Mahaveer is a glorious chapter […]

Cycle of Opposites and Anekantavada

– Article Courtesy: The Times of India On the occasion of the Mahavir Jayanthi we would like to place before our visitors this special article that had appeared in the speaking tree (editorial) of The Times of India. Friday, April 2, 2004: Both violence and non- violence start by degrees. The beginnings are subtle and […]