A South Indian Jaina Rathotsava (Chariot Festival) at Nellikar in Tuḷunāḍu

Posted: 30.05.2018
By Padmanabh S. Jaini
Centre of Jaina Studies Newsletter: SOAS - University of London The present day Tuḷunāḍu Jains can be divided into three groups: (1) Jains (2) Śeṭṭi-Jains and (3) Indra-s. They are all Digambaras and speak both Tuḷu and Kannada. The Indra-Jains (also known as "Purohita-s" and "Jain-Brāhmaṇas") are hereditary priests at [Digambara] Jain temples (basadi-s). The Venerable Bhaṭṭāraka Cārukīrti...

Be Obedient

Posted: 03.12.2017
 
Kulbaluk was an arrogant and indisciplined disciple of an Acharya. Whenever the Acharya tried to correct him, he felt insulted and thereby, developed a feeling of aversion. So, this disciple decided to take revenge. One day, when he saw the Acharya, along with his disciples, descending from a mountain, he tried to kill the Acharya by pushing a huge boulder upon him from a height. Kulbaluk throwing a huge...

The Value of Repentance (1)

Posted: 25.09.2017
 
Suvrat was born in a rich family. He had every facility at his home. Although a wide array of sweets were offered to him, Suvrat relished the taste of kesariya- modaka. Whenever he desired to eat the modakas, he ordered his cooks to prepare the dish and it would be promptly served to him. One day Acharya Shubhankar with his Order happened to come to the city. Suvrat was so impressed by their serene nature that...

2017 ►Terapanth Chaturmas ►Munis & Sadhvis

Posted: 15.09.2017
 
S.N. Name Native Place Chaturmas Place Terapanth S# # in group 1 Acharya Mahashraman Sardarshahar Kolkata 2 Mukhya Muni Mahavir Kumar Falsund Kolkata 802 3 Muni Dharamruchi Momasar Kolkata 669 4 Muni Rajkumar Gangashahar Kolkata 713 5 Muni Dinesh Kumar Tapara Kolkata 728 6 Muni Rishabh Kumar Taranagar Kolkata 730 7 Muni Ashok Kumar Suratgarh Kolkata 749 8 Muni Kumar Shraman Ladnun Kolkata 755 9 Muni Jay Kumar...

Jains and Jainism in South India: Jaina Studies at the AAR

Posted: 28.04.2017
By Steven M. Vose
Centre of Jaina Studies Newsletter: SOAS - University of London On 20 November 2016, the Jaina Studies Group met at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion (AAR) in San Antonio, Texas to explore "Jains and Jainism in South India." The panel evaluated literary and historical depictions of relations between Jains and other religious traditions in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu from both Jain and non-Jain...

Karman and Compassion - Animals in the Jain Universal History

Posted: 20.09.2016
By Dr. Eva De Clercq
Karman and Compassion: Animals in the Jain Universal History EVA DE CLERCQ ABSTRACT: As a religious tradition which largely defines itself by its propagation of non-violence (ahiṃsā) and respect for all living beings, Jainism gives particular attention to the wellbeing of animals, for example, in the prescription of a strict (lacto-)vegetarian diet, in advocating animal rights and the sponsorship of animal...

Lord Śrī Mahāvīra (IV)

Posted: 26.04.2016
 
Introduction of Gautama etc in the Digambara tradition In the Digambara tradition, Maṇḍalācārya Dharmacandra in his text, "Gautama Caritra" introduces Lord Mahāvīra's first three gaṇadharas which, in brief, is as follows: A scholar named Śāṇḍilya used to stay in Brāhmaṇanagara in the Magadha region. He had two wives – Sthaṃḍilā and Kesarī. One day, in the last part of the night...

20.04.2016 ►Ichalkaranji ►Mission Digital India Programme by TYP

Posted: 23.04.2016
 
Ichalkaranji: 20.04.2016 Under the programme "One Nation One Mission" Terapanth Yuvak Parishad Ichalkaranji organized Mission Digital India Programme in the auspicious presence of Muni Suvrat Kumar as per instructed by ABTYP. In the programme Investment Consultant and Technology Specialist Sri Praveen Bhansali enlightened about online banking security, tips for online shopping, cyber safety etc. President Sri...

Lord Śrī Pārśvanātha

Posted: 22.04.2016
 
After the 22nd Tīrthaṃkara Lord Ariṣṭanemi, Pārśvanātha was the 23rd Tīrthaṃkara. He was born in 9th - 10th century B.C.E. He came 250 years before the 24th Tīrthaṃkara Lord Śrī Mahāvīra. Based on historical research today's historians have begun to consider Lord Pārśvanātha a historical person. Major General Furlong has written after due research – "In that time in the entire northern...

Lord Śrī Ariṣṭanemi (II)

Posted: 20.04.2016
 
Departure and Initiation After the completion of the year-long charities, the Lord's departure ceremony was held in pomp and splendour, organised by men, kings and gods. The Lord's departure procession reached the Sahasrāmravana on Ujjayanta Mountain, passing through the main streets, with a lot of people. Alighting from the gem-studded palanquin, under the Aśoka tree Lord Neminātha removed all his...