Jyotiraditya Scindia Asks Govt to Allow Jain Monks to Defecate in Open

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 […]

Let our monks defecate in the open: Jain group to MP govt

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 […]

Chaturmasa Kalasha Sthapana at Bengaluru 2015

Ananthkumar Inaugurates Chaturmasa Kalasha Sthapana Mahaotsava at Bengaluru

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 […]

Padmasena Muni Maharaj who attined Samadhi at Tamadaddi on April 5, 2014

Muni Sri Padmasena Maharaj attains Samadhi at Tamadaddi after Yama Sallekhana

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 […]

Shocking Attack on Digambar Jain Monks at Chanderi

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 […]

Muni Sri Visryasagarji Maharaj attains Samadhi

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

Acharya Sanamthisagarji Maharaj (Huprikar) Attains Samadhi

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 […]