Rs 11 crore bid to light Jain monk’s funeral pyre

Mumbai (Maharashtra), September 26, 2016: Five members of the Jain community collectively bid over Rs 11 core to light the funeral pyre of a revered monk who passed away in the early hours of Sunday. Jains offering huge sums to carry out the last rites of saints may not be new, but Sunday’s bidding is […]

International Jain group seeks funds for derasar in London

The Jain Network of London, along with the Jain International Organisation, recently acquired a piece of property worth 7 million pounds in Colindale, London to build a derasar spread across 30,000 sqft. Mumbai (Maharashtra), May 15, 2016: A delegate of the Jain community in London is in Mumbai to seek sponsors for building a derasar […]

This Jain programme can improve your memory, scientists back claim

Mumbai (Maharashtra), April 25, 2016: A programme for improving one’s memory that the Jain community has believed in for years has now been scientifically proven. Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) scientists have revealed the results of research done on 104 students who followed the Saraswati Sadhana programme for 36 days. The results were revealed in […]

Protest against ban on Santhara gaining momentum

Jaipur/Mumbai, August 19, 2015: In order to protest against the Rajasthan high court’s ban on Santhara, the Sallekhana Jain community will observe a country-wide silent march on August 24. There would be a silent protest termed as ‘dharam bachao aandolan’ all across the state. The Mumbai Jain community has organized a peace rally against the […]

Nitin’s ‘Venur Bahubali’ image Wins National Award

Mumbai (Maharashtra), September 1, 2013: The image of Mahamasthakabhisheka of ‘Lord Bahubali’ being anointed by flowers (pushpa abhisheka) taken by Nitin H.P.,a Bangalore based IT professional and the executive director of the popular Jain portal WWW.JAINHERITAGECENTRES.COM has won the national award in the ICICI Bank’s ‘Privilege Moments Online Photography Competition’. Nitin H.P. has been declared […]

Theft in Jain temple at Vasai

Mumbai (Maharashtra), August 23, 2013: Thieves broke into a Jain temple located on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad national highway at Vasai and decamped with gold ornaments worth Rs 2.5 lakh early Thursday. The robbery came to light when the priest came to the Lodha Dham Foundation temple a couple of hours later. The thieves broke open the […]

For the Jain community, any time is good to fast

Mumbai (Maharashtra), August 11, 2013: The Muslim month of Ramzan dedicated to rigorous fasting just got done, the Hindus fasting month of Shravan just started, but the members of the Jain community don’t restrict their fasting to any particular month of the year. The Jains at any given point of the year are either in […]

Scholars translate Jain verses in new books

Mumbai (Maharashtra), May 20, 2013: Jain scholars are putting together a new set of books that translate and explain the philosophical verses of Jainism. The first volume of the book will be released next month. More than 25 Jain and philosophy scholars from across the country have invested in the project to bring out three […]

Robbery at Jain temple in Bhayander

Mumbai (Maharashtra), January 9, 2013: Two unknown persons robbed silver ornaments worn by the idols at a Jain temple in Bhayander (west). Two security men were guarding the temple. According to the Bhayander police, the robbery took place in the Semandar Swami Jain temple at 90 feet road in the wee hours of Wednesday. As […]

Mumbai – Jains cry for better security

Mumbai (Maharashtra), January 7, 2012: More than 20,000 Jains participated in a rally near Azad Maidan on Monday, demanding protection for members of their community in the country. Wearing black ribbons, holding placards and raising slogans, they walked for about a kilometre before gathering at Azad Maidan where gurujis and community leaders addressed the people. […]