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 […]

Jain bodies cry foul over Raj HC’s Santhara ruling

Nagpur (Maharashtra), Aug 14, 2015: Digambar Jain muni Prasanna Sagarji Maharaj, one of the most revered in the community, on Friday termed the Rajasthan High Court’s outlawing the Jain practice of Santhara or Sallekhana (fast unto death) as unfortunate. Prasanna Sagarji, who is in the city for his four-month-long Chaturmaas, told reporters, “It has hurt […]

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Jains prefer mangoes over strawberries

He spent five years of his life researching and writing the award-winning documentary, Santhara. He talks about truths that he discovered in the process. – Article By Nadini Kumar, Bangalore Mirror Source: Odditycentral.com Shekar Hattangadi’s 25-minute documentary Santhara, on age-old practice of fasting unto death by members of the Jain community, won the award for […]

Ancient Jain Inscription & Nishadi discovered at Honnatti village in Haveri District of Karnataka.

12th Century Jain Inscription & Nishadi Discovered at Honnatti

Honnatti (Ranebennur Taluk, Haveri District, Karnataka), September 10, 2014: An ancient Jain inscription and a Nishadi (Jain memorial stone) have been discovered at Honnatti in Ranebennur Taluk of haveri district in Karnataka. This was discovered by Sri Ravikumar K Navalagunda, lecture of  Kannada, Government Per-University College, Bannikod, Harihara. Ravikumar is a research scholar perusing his […]

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 […]

Ancient Jaina Nishadhi & rare ruined Chaturmukha Idol found at Kunchuru, Haveri District, Karnataka

Ancient Jaina Nishadi & Rare Ruined Chaturmukha Tirthankar Idol Discovered at Kunchuru

Kunchuru (Hirekerur Taluk, Haveri District, Karnataka), November 24, 2013: An ancient Jaina Nishadi (memorial stone) and a rare ruined Chaturmukha idol has been discovered at Kunchuru village besides the Terina Mane (chariot house) in an open air in the Hirekerur taluk of Haveri district in Karnataka by Ravikumar K. Navalagunda a lecturer in Kannada at […]

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