Veerayatan Plans Building 200 Rural Schools

New Jersey (USA), September 15, 2013: Veeraytan International held its annual general body meeting on September 15 in NJ at the home of Sharad and Ketki Shah. The meeting was graced by the presence of Acharya Shri Chandana Ji, Sadhvi Shri Shilapi Ji, Sadhvi Shri Vibha Ji and Sadhvi Shri Sanghmita Ji. 50 Volunteers and […]

Jain sadhvi duo preach ahimsa in US

Chennai (Tamil Nadu), September 15, 2013: At a time when travelling abroad or using gadgets like mobile phones and computers is still taboo for many Jain sadhus (monks) and sadhvis (nuns) here are two young nuns who embraced monk-hood immediately after graduating, and have crossed the seas to sermonise in the US. Both Samani (nun) […]

US-Born Jains Make Ascetic Faith Fit Modern Life

The ancient Indian religion of Jainism, a close cousin of Buddhism, has often been a hard sell in the U.S. with a strict adherence to nonviolence that forbids eating meat, encourages days of fasting and places value on even the smallest of insects. Now younger Jains who resist the elaborate rituals of their parents, which […]

Thousands show the Jain-way of tolerance in US

Indians have celebrated their festivals and traditions with great fervour and gaiety be it in India or abroad. A similar instance was witnessed when as many as 150,000 Jains in North America will celebrate two of the most important Jain festivals – Paryushana and then Das Lakshan. An occassion of fasting and self-control, will focus […]

List of Jain Temples in USA

Jain Temple – Albany (Bhagwan Mahavir Jain Temple) Jain Temple – Allen Town, Address: 4200 Airport Road Allentown PA 18103 Jain Temple – Bethleham PA, 4105 Gloria Lane Betheleham PA 18017, Phone: 610-868-1213 Jain Temple – Blairstown NJ, Address: 65 Mudd Pond Road Blairstown 07825, Phone: 908-362-9793 Jain Temple – Boston MA, Address: 15 Cedar […]

New York

Temple at Guttengerg The construction works of this temple this temple was completed on the 17th of October 1993 under the guidance of Santh Kumari Sathyavathi. It is being maintained by a person called Sri Kumar Shah. Temple Address – Sri Kumar Shah, 7020, Polk Street, 16 Guttengerg, N.J. 07093 U.S.A. Temple at Elmhurst 4311 Ithaca Street, […]

Siddhachalam – New Jersey

Temple History – Siddhachalam is a beautiful place that is spread over an area of 170 acres, it has being constructed by the inspiration of Acharya Sushil Muniji. Many function related to Jainism are conducted here. The models of Sammeda Shikarji, Pavapuri and Girinar can be found here. We can also find a Digambar Jain temple […]

New Jersey Essex Falls

Main Deity – Idol of Bhagawan Parshwanatha in the padmasana posture. Temple History – The construction work of this temple was completed on August 24, 1980. The Jain temple was established in the year 1982 with Bhagawan Parshwanatha as the main deity with idols of Bhagawan Adinatha and Bhagawan Mahavira on either sides. Temple Address […]

Cherry Hill

Main Deity – Idol of Bhagawan Mahavira Temple History – Serving 400 families in the Tri-statearea of New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware, the Jain Sangh was inaugurated in 1980 and the temple was established in 1990 in an old church. It has the 30inches high idol of Bhagawan Mahavira Swami flanked by Shree Rishabhdev and Shree […]

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