Navpada oil festival

Jain community observes nine-day long Navpada Oli festival

The fest entails observance of Ayambil tap, which includes fasting for all the nine days, spending more time praying and reading ‘Shreepal Raja No Raas’ the holy text. Mumbai (Maharashtra), April 10, 2017: Navpada Oli, a nine-day fasting festival observed by the people of the Jain community, is taking place with a great deal of […]

Mahavir Jayanthi Celebrations at Mumbai

Abattoirs leading to nature’s wrath, says Jain Sadhu

CM says he will keep Lord Mahavir’s message in mind on environment Mumbai (Maharashtra), April 10, 2017: Naypadmasagar Maharajsaheb, an influential Jain monk on Sunday on the occassion of Mahavir Jayanti celebrations claimed that abattoirs were the cause worldwide for nature’s wrath including Tsunami. He was speaking at the festival organised by his organisation Jain International […]

Rs 11 crore bid to light Jain monk’s funeral pyre

Mumbai (Maharashtra), September 26, 2016: Five members of the Jain community collectively bid over Rs 11 core to light the funeral pyre of a revered monk who passed away in the early hours of Sunday. Jains offering huge sums to carry out the last rites of saints may not be new, but Sunday’s bidding is […]

International Jain group seeks funds for derasar in London

The Jain Network of London, along with the Jain International Organisation, recently acquired a piece of property worth 7 million pounds in Colindale, London to build a derasar spread across 30,000 sqft. Mumbai (Maharashtra), May 15, 2016: A delegate of the Jain community in London is in Mumbai to seek sponsors for building a derasar […]

This Jain programme can improve your memory, scientists back claim

Mumbai (Maharashtra), April 25, 2016: A programme for improving one’s memory that the Jain community has believed in for years has now been scientifically proven. Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) scientists have revealed the results of research done on 104 students who followed the Saraswati Sadhana programme for 36 days. The results were revealed in […]

Protest against ban on Santhara gaining momentum

Jaipur/Mumbai, August 19, 2015: In order to protest against the Rajasthan high court’s ban on Santhara, the Sallekhana Jain community will observe a country-wide silent march on August 24. There would be a silent protest termed as ‘dharam bachao aandolan’ all across the state. The Mumbai Jain community has organized a peace rally against the […]

Nitin’s ‘Venur Bahubali’ image Wins National Award

Mumbai (Maharashtra), September 1, 2013: The image of Mahamasthakabhisheka of ‘Lord Bahubali’ being anointed by flowers (pushpa abhisheka) taken by Nitin H.P.,a Bangalore based IT professional and the executive director of the popular Jain portal WWW.JAINHERITAGECENTRES.COM has won the national award in the ICICI Bank’s ‘Privilege Moments Online Photography Competition’. Nitin H.P. has been declared […]

Theft in Jain temple at Vasai

Mumbai (Maharashtra), August 23, 2013: Thieves broke into a Jain temple located on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad national highway at Vasai and decamped with gold ornaments worth Rs 2.5 lakh early Thursday. The robbery came to light when the priest came to the Lodha Dham Foundation temple a couple of hours later. The thieves broke open the […]

For the Jain community, any time is good to fast

Mumbai (Maharashtra), August 11, 2013: The Muslim month of Ramzan dedicated to rigorous fasting just got done, the Hindus fasting month of Shravan just started, but the members of the Jain community don’t restrict their fasting to any particular month of the year. The Jains at any given point of the year are either in […]

Scholars translate Jain verses in new books

Mumbai (Maharashtra), May 20, 2013: Jain scholars are putting together a new set of books that translate and explain the philosophical verses of Jainism. The first volume of the book will be released next month. More than 25 Jain and philosophy scholars from across the country have invested in the project to bring out three […]

Robbery at Jain temple in Bhayander

Mumbai (Maharashtra), January 9, 2013: Two unknown persons robbed silver ornaments worn by the idols at a Jain temple in Bhayander (west). Two security men were guarding the temple. According to the Bhayander police, the robbery took place in the Semandar Swami Jain temple at 90 feet road in the wee hours of Wednesday. As […]

Mumbai – Jains cry for better security

Mumbai (Maharashtra), January 7, 2012: More than 20,000 Jains participated in a rally near Azad Maidan on Monday, demanding protection for members of their community in the country. Wearing black ribbons, holding placards and raising slogans, they walked for about a kilometre before gathering at Azad Maidan where gurujis and community leaders addressed the people. […]

Akhila Karnataka Jain Sangh Celebrates 15th Annual

Mumbai (Karnataka), January 4, 2013: Akhila Karnataka Jain Sangh, Mumbai recently celebrated its 15thannual day here at Mysore Association auditorium in Matunga (East), here. Niveditha Shreyans of Pille Education institution was the chief guest. Association president B Muniraj Jain presided over the programme. Lauding the achievements of the association, Niveditha Jain said that she is […]

Maha-puja depicts Jainism to thronging devotees

Mumbai (Maharashtra), November 25, 2012: At the Shree Shankeshwar Parshwanathji Jain Temple in Gowalia Tank, the rush was more than usual on Sunday as the temple offered them a divine visual treat: flowers running down the arches, presenting a mini-vertical garden look; precious stones adorning the idols of the various gods covered by silver foliage, […]

Jains take to streets against cow slaughter

Mumbai (Maharashtra), November 5, 2012: Around 5,000 Jains took out a rally from Panchratna building to Azad Maidan on Monday to put pressure on the state government to speed up the process of implementing the Gauvansh Vadh Pratibandh Bill to stop the slaughter of cows. A section of Jains who participated in the rally said […]

Maharashtra to try for minority status to Jains

Mumbai (Maharashtra), October 21, 2012: Claiming that Maharashtra government was the first to grant minority status to Jain community, state Minority Development Minister Arif Naseem Khan has said that they would lobby with the Centre for a similar status to Jains at the national level. “It is important for the Jain community to get minority […]

Minority status for Jain educational institutes

Mumbai (Maharashtra), October 20, 2012: The Maharashtra government will grant minority status to Jain educational institutes if they apply for it, said state minorities minister Naseem Khan. Khan was addressing a camp organised by the Jain community on minority status at the Mahapragya Public School, Kalbadevi. He said the Maharashtra government was the first to […]

Ordinary Jains into extreme penance

Mumbai (Maharashtra), August 18, 2012: As the sun set in Palitana, the holy temple town of Gujarat, close to 200 Jains went bald in an elaborate ceremony recently. Unlike in Tirupati, their hair wasn’t razed off in one smooth sweep; it was plucked out, strand by strand. This practice called kaya klesh, a must for […]

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