Muni 108 Sri Tarunsagarji Maharaj Passes Away at 51 in Delhi

New Delhi, 1st September 2018: Jain monk Tarun Sagar, 51, passed away in east Delhi on Saturday after prolonged illness. He was suffering from jaundice and other ailments. The Jain Monk, who had a massive following, breated his last before dawn on Saturday. A large number of followers joined his funeral procession, which started from […]

Jains have highest percentage of literates: Census 2011

Jains have the highest percentage of literates above 7 years of age among India’s religious communities. Jains also have the highest percentage of educated members who are graduates and above. The 2011 Census data has taken those between 0 and 6 years as illiterate. New Delhi, September 1, 2016: Jains have the highest percentage of […]

Sallekhana/Santhara Case Supreme Court of India STAYED the Rajasthan High Court Order & Granted LEAVE

New Delhi, August 31, 2015: Supreme Court of India stayed the Rajasthan High Court order which termed the Jain religious ritual Santhara (fast unto death) as illegal. It can be recalled here that the Rajasthan High Court had in its judgement in August 2015 had made Santhara punishable under section 306 and 309 IPC (abatement […]

Santhara not suicide, Jains tell apex court

New Delhi, August 26, 2015: A Jain community organisation on Tuesday approached the Supreme Court challenging Rajasthan HC order terming “Santhara” ritual as offence, contending it is not an act to terminate one’s life but a vow taken for spiritual purification. Akhil Bharat Varshiya Digambar Jain Parishad said “Santhara or Sallekhana” is a vow intended […]

Rajasthan High Court order on Santhara tradition challenged in apex court

New Delhi, August 19, 2015: A petition challenging the Rajasthan High Court verdict holding Santhara, a centures-old Jain ritual of voluntary and systematic fasting to death, an offence and maintaining that people opting for the ritual can be punished under section 306 (abetment to suicide) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) was filed before the […]

Jains Minority Status - Hindi Notfication

Big Breaking News: Jains Notified as Minorities in India

New Delhi, January 27, 2014: The Government of India has notified Jains as minorities under Section 2(c) of the National Commission for Minorities Act 1992 on January 27, 2014. On behalf of the Government this was notified by Mr.Lalit K. Pawar Secretary to Government of India, ministry of minority affairs. As per Jains will be […]

Breaking News: Jains to be in list of minority communities, Govt set to unveil Equal Opportunity Commission

Union Minority Affairs Minister K Rahman Khan has said in an interview that the Jain community will be added to the list of national minority communities and the government will be included in the Equal Opportunity Commission. New Delhi, January 7, 2014: The Central government is set to create an Equal Opportunity Commission as recommended […]

Central forces should be deployed on Girnar Hills

New Delhi, January 5, 2013: Central minister of state in ministry of rural development, Govt. of India, Sri Pradeep Jain ‘Aditya’ has said that – “Central forces should be deployed on the Girnar hills replacing the Gujarat police to provide adequate security to the Jain asctics/sadhus & pilgrims visiting the hills.” Further, he called upon […]

Mahavir’s teachings is epicenter of world religion

New Delhi, October 3, 2012: AICC Gen Sec- Janardan Dwivedi has said that our country has always followed and maintained the philosophy of tolerance and non-violence, giving due respect to diversity in multicultural world. It is our responsibility to maintain this heritage and hand-over a peaceful, healthy and prosperous future to our next generation. He […]

UP Government Promises to Reinstate Mahavira Idol

The Government of Uttar Pradesh has promised to reinstate a new idol of Lord Mahavira at Bhagawan Mahavira park that was defaced by miscreants in Lucknow on August 17, 2012. Jantar Mantar, New Delhi; August 23, 2012: A rally was organised at Jantan Mantar today from 10 am onwards to protest the defacing of the […]

Protest Meet Against Idol Desceretion in Lucknow

New Delhi, August 20, 2012: A protest meeting has been organised in the premises of Jantar Mantar, New Delhi on August 23, 2012, by Vishwa Jain Sangathan against the desecration of the idol of Lord Mahavira at Hathi Park in Lucknow (on August 17, 2012) by members of the Muslim community. The meeting has been […]

Tughlaq, Jain works vie for roll of honour

New Delhi, August 5, 2012: The only surviving copy — and in all probably narrated by the king himself — of a manuscript on medicine and architecture flourishing under Tughlaq ruler Firoz Shah, and another manuscript on the 16th Jain Tirathankara Shantinath, will compete at the UNESCO’s Memory of the World Register. Seerat-e-Firoz Shahi and […]

Aung San Suu Kyi Chosen for Bhagwan Mahavir Award

New Delhi, April 2, 2012: Aung San Suu Kyi, who claimed victory in Myanmar’s historic by-election for parliamentary seats, was today chosen for the first International Bhagwan Mahavir World Peace award. Suu Kyi has been chosen for her devotion to promote non-violence and peace for the welfare of the people, the award committee said. While […]

Trishla Jain’s art exhibition in the capital

Trishla Jain invites you to her pop up art exhibition ‘Tangerine Trees and Marmalade Skies’ at 4 Tilak Marg, near India Gate, in Delhi from 16-30 January 2012. New Delhi, January 16, 2012: Painting is not another leisure vocation for Trishla, it is a spiritual engagement where, as she explains, “Words are brush strokes and […]

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