The Union Urban Development ministry is now favourably considering to provide limited exemption to Jain saints and allow them to defecate in the open. New Delhi, January 11, 2017: The Modi government’s dream of an ODF (Open Defecation Free) India has hit yet another road block. The Union Urban Development ministry is now favourably considering […]
New Delhi, January 11, 2016: Congress MP Jyotiraditya Scindia has written a letter to Union Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu to exempt Jain monks and seers to defecate in the open. In his letter, Scindia quoted a Jain community leader seeking such an exemption to ascetics who have been following this practice for centuries. In […]
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 […]
Bangalore (Karnataka), August 3, 2015: Union minister of fertilizers Sri Ananthkumar ianugurated the Chaturmasa Kalasha Sthapana Mahotsava of Balacharya 108 Sri Siddhasena Maharaj and 108 Muni Sri Veerasgarji Maharaj at Karnataka Jain Bhavan. Speaking on the occasion he opined that Jainism is the most sacred of all religions of the world in terms of values […]
-Photos by Nitin H.P. (HPN@JHC), Bengaluru Images of a Jain monk (Muni 108 Sri Samudrasena Maharaj) taking food at a school in Alaguru (Jamakhandi Taluk, Bagalakote District, Karnataka, India).
Tamadaddi (Jamakhandi Taluk, Bagalkote District, Karnataka), April 5, 2014: Jain Muni 108 Sri Padmasena Maharaj attained Samadhi on April 5, 2014 at exactly 8.38 pm in Tamadaddi village in Jamakhandi taluk of Bagalakote district. Yama Sallekhana – Sri Padmasenaji had taken Sallekhana on April 4, 2014 at 4.00 pm and further had taken Yama Sallekhana […]
Chanderi (Madhya Pradesh), December 4, 2013: Digambar Jain monks Muni 108 Sri Pujyasagarji Maharaj, Muni 108 Sri Prabathsagarji Maharaj and Muni 108 Sri Abhayasagar Maharaj were attacked this morning at Chanderi at 11.00 am. They were attacked when they were on their way back after having their ahara (food). They were attacked by some miscreants […]
Deoli (Verdha District, Maharashtra), November 25, 2013: Muni 108 Sri Visryasagarji Maharaj a disciple of Acharya 108 Sri Viragsagarji Maharaj attained samadhi on November 25, 2013 at Deoli, Verdha District, Maharashtra. He was 36 years of age and was suffering from health related problems since many days. – Jain Heritage Centres News Service
Kothali (Shirol taluk, Kolhapur District, Maharashtra), November 1, 2013: Acharya 108 Sri Sanamthisagarji Maharaj (Huprikar) attained samadhi today morning at Kothali at around 8.00 am. He was at Kothali along with his sangh for their Chaturmas. Kothali is situated at a distance of 27 Kms from Kolhapur. His Last rights were perfromed at 1.00 pm […]
-Photos by Nitin H.P. (HPN@JHC), Bengaluru Images of a Jain monk (Muni 108 Sri Namigarji Maharaj) taking food at the one of the householders (shravakas) home in Mutta (Uttara Kannada District, Karnataka, India).