Retired Jain teacher dies while observing ‘Sallekhana’ fast near Vandavasi

  Ponnurmalai (Tamil Nadu), December 4, 2016: A septuagenarian follower of Jainism attained samadhi by observing ‘Sallekhana’ fasting (also called Santhara) near Vandavasi on Sunday night. J. Appandairajan (75), a retired teacher of Vangaram village near Vandavasi, had started the vow at Visakachariyar Tapo Nilayam near Ponnur hills on November 20. A celibate monk called […]

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