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  • Ujjain: Jain community to take out procession during Paryushan

    According to community secretary Sachin Kasliwal Jain seers Meena didi, Sadhana didi, and Vidaksha mataji told that being cut off from the materialistic life is the base of akinchan dharm. The seers were delivering sermons at different Jain temples on the occasion of paryushan. Kasliwal further told that during the 10 day camp Jain devotees are willingly donating for the community.

  • Bhopal: ‘Paryushan Parva’: It’s all about self-purification, control and discipline

    A ten-day ‘Paryushan Parva’ of Jain community is celebrated annually for self-purification, introspection and enlightenment which ultimately lead to salvation. The members of Jain community participate in the festival by fasting and performing pujas and other religious rituals. The festival starts from the second day of the Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations. Free Press spoke to some of the community members in the city to know significance of the festival in their lives,

  • Ujjain: Jain community celebrates Paryushan Parv

    On the fifth day of Paryushan Mahaparv community celebrated lord Mahavir’s janma-vanchan at community temples across the city. Yatish Bohra informed that janma vanchan will be organised at keshariyanath Manibhadra Yakshraj Tirth, Bherugarh in the morning. Afterwards janma vanchan will be performed at Shitalnath Jain temple, Urdupura along with Adeshwar temple and Jain oswal community hall, Nayapura. Community is preserving this tradition for the past 42 years.

  • Ujjain: Sanskar camp concludes with ‘Ahimsa’ rally

    Ujjain: Sanskar camp, organised by Jain community, concluded here on Sunday. They also took out a rath yatra of Chandraprabhu Swami and Ahimsa rally. According to general secretary of the organising committee Jambu Jain Dhawal, the rath yatra started from Simandhar Digambar Jain temple located in Kshirsagar area reached to Mahaveer temple located at Chimanganj Mandi area.

  • Ujjain: Jain community celebrates Mahavir Jayanti with fervour

    Ujjain: The birth anniversary of the 24th Jain Teerthankar Mahavir Swami was celebrated by members of Jain community with full enthusiasm, in Ujjain on Thursday. A grand procession was held from Namakmandi at 8.30 am on Thursday. The procession was led by cycle rickshaws carrying pictures of all 24 Teerthankars, followed by four chariots, three bands, 2 elephants and silver palanquins of ‘swamis’ of both the Shwetambar and Digambar sects. Hundreds of

  • Ujjain: Paryushan concludes with observance of ‘moksha kalyan’

    Ujjain: Jain community’s paryushan concluded with observance of ‘moksha kalyan’ of the lord on Tuesday. A pooja of ‘uttam brahmacharya vrat’ and 10 ‘lakshan dharma’ was also performed. To commemorate the last day of paryushan, community members offered ‘nirvan laddu’ to the lord. Prabha didi delivered a discourse on the occasion and elaborated on ‘uttam brahmacharya’. A procession of lord Sriji will be taken out from Tapobhumi on Wednesday at 9 am

  • Ujjain: Jain community celebrates birth anniversary of Mahaveer Swami

    Ujjain: The Jain community celebrated birth anniversary of Mahaveer Swami on Tuesday. The Shri Sangh organisation held a procession during which people of the community displayed a silver cradle of Mahaveer Swami. Rituals of ‘Mahaveer janmvaachan’ were performed at all Shwetambar Jain temples to mark birth of Mahaveer Swami on the fifth day of the festival of Paryushan. Community members congratulated each other in a ceremonial function applying holy saffron on each

  • Bhopal: Jain community warns of agitation

    SIRONJ: Members of the Jain community, on Saturday, presented a memorandum addressed to the chief minister to the local Tehsildar demanding that the thieves who had stolen valuable idols from Jain temples should be caught and the idols recovered. They have warned of agitation if their demands are not met.

  • Bhopal: Hindu community members laud crackdown on slaughterhouses in UP

    BHOPAL: Inspired by UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath’s campaign on illegal slaughter houses, an ‘Ahimsa Rally’ is being organised by Jain community in the city on Saturday. Most of them want illegal slaughter houses to close and trading in meat stopped. Some of them also want that no animal should be slaughtered at all and India should turn into a vegetarian country.  As many as 10,000 people of different Hindu communities including

  • Indore: Jain seers welcomed after 600-km march

    Khwasa: The Jain community Khwasa welcomed the grand march of 600-km by Jainachaarya Jinchandra Sagarsuri, Jainacharya Hemchandrasagar Suruji and 75 other monks with drums and bands here. The seers’ rest house was at Bachpan play, Thandla Road. There were more than 300 people in this march. There were religious programmes the entire day at the rest house followed by a religious discourse by the Gurudev himself, who was welcomed by union president

  • Jain community celebrates ‘nirvan’ day of lord Mahaveer

    Ujjain: The ‘nirvan’ (salvation) day of was celebrated with great enthusiasm by members of Jain community on Sunday.  The community members offered ladu in temples as a custom and flags were placed on the peaks of temples to mark the occasion.

  • Jains leave for Kundalpur

    Ujjain: Hundreds of Jain Community people from the city left for the Mahamastakabhishek event organized at Kundalpur, on Sunday. Mahamastakabhishek has been organized under the aegis of Seer Vidyasagar Maharaj since June 4 and will continue till June 21. Community people will invite the seer to practise Chaturmas in Ujjain.

  • Meat ban

    Meat ban: Shiv Sena hits out at Jain community

    Mumbai: Slamming Jains for their insistence on banning sale of meat during their festival ‘Paryushan’, the Shiv Sena today said the community’s stance on practicing “non-violence” comes as a surprise now as they purportedly supported violence during the 1993 riots in the city. The party accused the Jains of doing a volte-face for altering their position on “non-violence”. “Until now, only fanatic Muslims used to bully people in the name of religion. If

  • SC stays HC decision on ‘santhara’

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday stayed the operation of a Rajasthan High Court order terming as illegal the religious practice of “santhara”, a ritual of fasting until death prevalent among Jain community members. “Issue notice. Leave granted,” a bench comprising Chief Justice H L Dattu and Justice Amitava Roy said while staying the HC order and issuing notices to the Centre, Rajasthan and others. The bench was hearing a batch

  • Devotees throng at Mahamanglik

    Ujjain : Thousands of devotees from Jain community witnessed the rituals of Mahamanglik at Bhairavgarh Tirtha Parisar, here on Sunday. The ambience was filled with spiritual energy after the chanting of mantras as the Mahamanglik ritual was begun.

  • Jains take out march in support of ‘Santhara’

    BHOPAL : Members of the Jain community, on Monday, took out silent processions in the cities and towns across the state in protest against the Rajasthan High Court judgment outlawing the practice of ‘Santhara’ and ‘Sanlekhna’

  • Rituals mark Chaturmas celebration

    Ujjain : Jain community organizes various rituals to mark Chaturmas celebration. The portrait of Shankheshwar Parswanath was installed under the aegis of Seers and Sadhwis, on Friday. Lamp was kindled by Naveenchandra Manoj Kumar Surana family. Tapaswi Khushbu Katkani was felicitted by Bharti Jain and Anju Surana on behalf of Chaturmas Samiti.

  • Rainfall fails to resist devotees to welcome the Seers

    Ujjain : The torrential rainfall could not stop devotees to receive their Seers in the city on Monday. Jain community accorded warm welcome to Seer Rishabhchandra and others at Bhairavgarh. A procession was taken out on the arrival of the seers.

  • Tirthankar’s procession taken out

    Ujjain : On the fourth day of Panch Kalyanak Mahotsava, a procession of Tirthankar was taken out on Wednesday. Jain community people danced and enjoyed the procession. Women and virgins practiced Vedi Shuddhi abhishek, Vastu Shanti Havan with 81 urns at ancient 1008 Shri Chandra Prabhu Jinalaya at Bhairavgarh.