Jincandrasuri II

Posted: 15.06.2015
 
The fourth and last Dadaguru was Jincandrasuri II. Readers will recall that Jincandrasuri was also the name of the second Dadaguru. Just as the earlier Jincandrasuri is distinguished by the appellation manidhari ("gem-bearing"), the later Jincandrasuri is sometimes called akbar pratibodhak ("the influencer of Akbar") to distinguish him from his predecessor. He was born in 1541 in a village called Khetsar (or...

Dadagurudevs

Posted: 10.06.2015
 
The worship of deceased ascetics of note is a central feature of the religious life of Svetambar Jains associated with the Khartar Gacch. Of these the most important by far are the figures known as Dadagurus or Dadagurudevs. The Dadagurus are past Khartar Gacch acaryas who are singled out from others because of their roles as defenders and reformers of Jainism, and as miracle workers and creators of new Jains...

Rajasthan ►Malpura ►Malpura Dadabadi

Posted: 07.05.2015
 
Idols and foot print of Dadaguru Jin Kushal Suri in Malpura Dadabadi Main foot print of Dadaguru Jin Kushal Suri in Malpura Dadabadi Exclusive Ruby gemstone idol of Jin Kushal Suri in Malpura Dadabadi Sri Jineshwar Suri, founder of Khartar Gachchh sec of Swetambar Jain Sri Jin Dutt Suri, first Dadaguru Dadaguru Jin Kushal Suri idol Dadaguru Sri Jin Chandra Suri who preached Mogul emperor Akbar Malpura Dadabadi,...

Dada Guru

Posted: 04.07.2011
 
The Śvetambara Kharatara Gaccha, which is particularly popular in north-western and central India, has developed a set of four sanctified medieval teachers, the dādā-gurus or dādā-guru-devas. Literally, dādā means 'paternal grandfather' and consequently a dādā-guru is a senior male spiritual guide. These preceptors are the four ācāryas of the Kharatara Gaccha, namely Jinadatta Sūri (1075-1154 CE),...

Historical Background Of Jainism [1.1.2] Historical Studies. Mahāvīra till now. Beginning of the 5th Ārā

Posted: 10.05.2008
By Dr. Shugan Chand Jain
Historical Background Of Jainism 1.1.2 Historical Studies. Mahāvīra till now. Beginning of the 5th Ārā I. Mahāvīra Mahāvīra was born to Siddhārtha, a district chieftain of Vaishali (in the present state of Bihar), a prosperous democratic state in the year 610BC, and royal lineage as most of his paternal and maternal aunts were the queens of different kings in that area. He became the 24th...