Posted: 07.06.2014
 
LENS EYE New Delhi, 07 June 2014 : The welcome ceremony of the world renowned spiritual and humanitarian leader H H Acharya Shri Mahashraman Ji will be held on the 8th of June 2014 at the Talkatora stadium. PrakashJavadekar [Information and Broadcast Minister] and Dr Harsh Vardhan [Union Health and Family Welfare Minister] will preside as Chief Guests. Besides the chief guests, the event will be dignified by...
Posted: 03.06.2014
 
In Delhi, 03.06.14: Acharya Mahashramana the supreme leader of Jain Shwetambar Terapanth Dharm Sangh today entered Delhi as a part his visit to Delhi for Chaturmas 2014. Chaturmas is a sacred 4 month long period observed by entire jain community world over. Chaturmas is reserved the year for penance, austerities, fasting, bathing in holy rivers and religious observances for all. Devotees resolve to observe some...
Posted: 03.06.2014
 
News Wala The Hyderabad Deccan English Daily Acharya Mahashramana the supreme leader of Jain Shwetambar Terapanth Dharm Sangh today entered Delhi as a part his visit to Delhi for Chaturmas 2014. Chaturmas is a sacred 4 month long period observed by entire jain community world over. Chaturmas is reserved the year for penance, austerities, fasting, bathing in holy rivers and religious observances for all...
Posted: 01.05.2014
 
New Delhi Television President Pranab Mukherjee administers oath of office to the new Chief Justice of India Rajendra Mal Lodha during a ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi on Sunday. New Delhi: Justice Rajendra Mal Lodha, the seniormost judge of the Supreme Court, was today sworn in as the 41st Chief Justice of India (CJI) by President Pranab Mukherjee. 64-year-old Justice Lodha took over from Justice...
Posted: 13.04.2014
 
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee Saturday greeted the nation on Mahavir Jayanti and urged the people to follow his path of "righteous action". In his message, Mukherjee said: "On the auspicious occasion of Mahavir Jayanti, I convey my greetings and good wishes to all my countrymen and in particular, to the Jain community." "Lord Mahavira's message of peace and non-violence has enriched our...
Posted: 08.02.2014
 
Outlook magazine > Minority Status - An extensive coverage Click on Photo or following link: http://jain-minoritystatus.blogspot.de/2014/02/minority-status-extensive-coverage-in.html
Posted: 08.10.2013
 
Agence France Presse A young boy prays at the Oshwal centre at the beginning of a 24 hour Jain prayer vigil for victims of the Westgate mall massacre Nairobi: September 29, 2013 08:25 IST As a jihadist commando sowed death and horror inside Westgate mall last week, Nairobi's Jains became the silent heroes of the days-long emergency effort. The Jain community, whose small Indian religion upholds non-violence as...
Posted: 20.08.2013
 
NPR BUENA PARK, Calif. (AP) , 18.08.2013 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 include meditating 48 minutes a day and...
Posted: 03.08.2013
 
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Posted: 06.06.2013
 
The Wall Street Journal. By AVERY JOHNSON Getty Images Practitioners of a vegetarian diet were found to be 19% less likely to die from heart disease. Vegetarians live longer than meat-eaters, according to a study published Monday in JAMA Internal Medicine, a Journal of the American Medical Association. The authors tracked 73,308 members of the Seventh-day Adventist Church for almost six years. The church is...
Posted: 05.06.2013
 
Report by India Education bureau, New Delhi: The Vice President of India Shri M. Hamid Ansari presented “16th Mahaveer Awards for Excellence in Human Endeavour” instituted by Bhagwan Mahaveer Foundation at a function here today. These awards were presented to four distinguished awardees who have made remarkable contribution to society in their respective fields - (i) Mohd. Shafique Khan, of Sagar, Madhya...
Posted: 05.03.2013
By Pankaz Chandmal Hingarh
Virchand Gandhi, a Gandhi before Gandhi August is month dedicated to Forgotten Indian Patriot Shree Virchand Raghavji Gandhi (VRG - August 25, 1864 – August 7, 1901), who captivated 1893s’ first ever world religion of parliament organized in Chicago. As for all Indians, August 15, happens to be a day dedicated to Indian Patriots, August also happens to be the birth and death month of Gujarat’s...
Posted: 11.01.2013
 
The Indian Express Ahmedabad/Vadodara, 10.01.2013, 02:57 hrs Bharuch police on Wednesday arrested the driver of the truck who allegedly ran over two Jain monks on National Highway 8 near Bharuch on January 1. “We have arrested one person identified as Ashwin Nayka. Based on his identity established by CCTV footage, we picked up Nayaka from Padra in Vadodara and arrested him later,” Bharuch District...
Posted: 11.12.2012
 
MANGALORE, December 10, 2012 A three-day National Jain Culture and Heritage Festival began at Moodbidri on Sunday. Organised by Bharatvarshiya Digamber Jain Teerthkshetra Committee, Mumbai, in association with Dhavalatraya Jainakashi Trust, Moodbidri, the three events would have seminars and cultural events on the premises of Tribhuvana Tilaka Choodamani Basadi, also called Thousand-Pillar Basadi. Addressing a...
Posted: 29.11.2012
 
Slideshow: Prepared by: Gayatri Parivar Youth Group, Bangalore Based on the works of Pt. Shriram Sharma Acharya: "Vishwa ko Bharat ke ajastra anudaan" http://www.awgp.org http://bangalore.awgp.org Then click on this photo ► Flickr ► & choose the next photo.
Posted: 10.10.2012
By Muni Jayant Kumar
Summary in English Muni Jayant Kumar who is Media In Charge of Terapanth sect wrote an article in which he explained that for a householder earning is necessary. A monk is entitled to beg as he left his home and doing Sadhana but for a householder it is shameful to beg. Lord Mahavir never barred to earn he mention that keep your desires in limitation and earn with honesty and morality. To help other...
Posted: 21.09.2012
 
Daily News & Analysis Ahmedabad, 20.09.23012 Thousands of Jains dressed up as Jain monks and flocked to the Upashrays for performing rituals (Pratikraman) on Wednesday, the last day of Paryushan better known as Samvatsari, for self purification and in pursuit of salvation. During the previous eight days of Paryushan, Jain devotees kept a fast and consumed only boiled water. Acharya Yashpremsurishwarji Maharaj...
Posted: 03.09.2012
 
The South Asian Times Virchand R. Gandhi (1864-1901) was a friend to Mahatma Gandhi and a contemporary of Swami Vivekananda; he represented Jainism at the World Parliament of Religions in 1893 in Chicago. August 25th was his 148th birth anniversary. The community recognises this scholar, humanitarian, reformer and exponent of Indian culture. While great Swami Vivekananda received his recognition primarily for...
Posted: 03.09.2012
 
The South Asian Times 1863-64: Goddess Padmavati appeared in dream of Mahuva Nagar Sheth Shree Raghavji Tejpalji Gandhi and conveyed that his wife will give birth to narkesari son whose fame will spread worldwide and as an auspicious sign from his house an ancient Lord Parwanathji idol will be discovered. Discovered Lord Parswanathji’s idol as per forecasting of Goddess Padmavati. 25th August 1864: Born to...
Posted: 28.05.2012
 
The Express Tribune By Yashwant K. Malaiya Published: May 18, 2012 Gori temple is located in the village of Gori between Islamkot and Nagarparkar in Tharparkar district. At least a dozen major Indian Jain temples, all of them named Godiji Parshwanath, trace their heritage to Pakistan’s Gori temple. PHOTO: ATHAR KHAN/EXPRESS FORT COLLINS: There is silence at Gori temple in Nagarparkar these days. But right...
Posted: 06.05.2012
 
Punjab Newsline Saturday, May 5, 2012 - 11:00 Daler Mehndi who has been singing and composing music since he was 6 years old recently performed at Acharya Mahashraman Amrit Mahotsav in Jodhpur. He also met the Jain Guru ‘Aacharya Shri Mahashraman Ji Muni’, and they both had prolific discussions concerning world peace. Mehndi expressed that he is proud of his country India where Hindus, Muslims, Jains,...
Posted: 05.04.2012
 
The Times of India Apr 5, 2012, 12.00AM IST Respect for all living beings is non-violence. Have compassion towards all living beings. Hatred leads to destruction. Just as I dislike pain, so also all other beings dislike pain. A wise person does not kill, nor cause others to kill, nor consent to the killings by others. Non-violence is the highest religion. Every soul is in itself absolutely omniscient and...
Posted: 29.01.2012
 
Posted: 18.01.2012
 
Their dream is for a world of nonviolence By Jill Carroll Published 05:56 p.m., Thursday, January 12, 2012 The prayer room at the Jain Society of Houston Temple, Sunday June 19,2011.(Dave Rossman/For the Chronicle) Photo: Dave Rossman Ramila Shah prays at the Jain Society of Houston Temple. Jainism's tenet of nonviolence influenced Mohandas Gandhi and, by extension, Martin Luther King Jr. Photo:...
Posted: 01.01.2012
 
The Times of India Ahmedabad TNN | Dec 31, 2011, It has often been seen that those settled away from homelands feel the need to connect with roots, religion and culture more intensely. So, it shouldn't surprise one to know that apparently the best online resource on Jainism recently was conceived in London, UK. The website, aptly called JAINpedia, has it all - right from answering queries about the basics on...
Posted: 15.11.2011
 
CathNewsIndia New Delhi, 14.11.2011 Christians and Jains need to join hands together to preserve and promote life with dignity and freedom, said Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, President of Pontifical Council for inter-religious dialogue. He was speaking at an inter-religious seminar in New Delhi on November 13 that highlighted the similarities between the two communities. “Christians and Jains have many things...
Posted: 02.11.2011
 
Posted at 03:27 PM ET, 11/01/2011 Diwali at the White House By Manoj Jain Thursday evening my teenage daughter asked me to help her review for an AP U.S. Government exam on the Bill of Rights. That she was studying the first amendment and the freedom of religion seemed fortuitous: the following morning I was to board an early morning flight from our home in Memphis, Tennessee, to Washington to celebrate the...
Posted: 25.09.2011
 
About: Jainism an Ancient Religion of India As one of the oldest religions of the world, if not the oldest, Jainism is one of the three major Indian religions along with Hinduism and Buddhism. Jainism, of great significance through succeeding in its many thousands of years old history in preserving to the present day its personal religious identity, personifies a unique faith with its own philosophy, mythology,...
Posted: 22.09.2011
 
India Journal HISTORIC MILESTONE: Speakers, faculty and the Jain Community at the event on September 6. BY K B NAIR CLAREMONT, CA, 09/14/2011 The Claremont Lincoln University (CLU) was inaugurated on September 6 here in a dignified ceremony in the presence of faculty members from several institutions, community leaders, office bearers of International School for Jain Studies (ISJS) and the Federation of Jain...
Posted: 15.09.2011
 
Voice of Asia Posted on: Monday, September 12, 2011 HOUSTON - The Jain festival of Paryushan was celebrated with great devotion and enthusiasm at JVB Preksha Meditation Center from August 26 to September 3, 2011. Festivals add color and meaning to Indian heritage, and are celebrated in various ways all over India. Some festivals welcome seasons of the year, such as the harvest, the monsoon, the full moon, or...
Posted: 04.07.2011
 
Daily News & Analysis By M. Raghuram Moodabidri, Jul 4, 2011 An 800-year-old tank in Moodbidri town, also called the Jain Kashi, recognised as a national monument by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has been fully restored to its 13th century glory. Thanks to the initiative of the ASI, the tank is expected to hold water this monsoon, after a hiatus of over 80 years. DNA had reported about the state of...
Posted: 10.06.2011
 
The Weekly Voice Brampton, 13.05.2011 Hundreds of devotees with their family and friends lined up with their own bricks to lay down the foundation of auspicious Bhagwan 1008 Aadinatha Jain Temple that is being built on Mayfield Road (Mayfield and Gore Road) in Brampton last week. His holiness Bhattarka Charukirtiji and Pandit Dharm Chand Sastri conducted the special religious pooja befitting the event of...
Posted: 12.05.2011
 
The Times Of India Jain Muni On Indefinite Fast In Baghpat Pervez Iqbal Siddiqui, May 12, 2011, 05.49am IST Lucknow: Support continued to pour in for Jain priest Muni Maitri Prabh Sagar Maharaj of Bada Gaon Jain temple (Baghpat), as his fast-untodeath protesting against issuing of licences for eight new slaughter houses in the region, entered the 15th day on Wednesday. Protestors were joined by delegates from...
Posted: 26.04.2011
 
India Abroad, April 15, 2011 Navin Shah, the doctor who helped pioneer a revolutionary ambulance service in India and winner of the India Abroad Community Service Award in 2007, makes a special pilgrimage of Jain holy shrines in Rajasthan and Gujarat. At Palitana some 1,300 beautifully carved marble temples are located on the tops of the Shatrunjaya hills After my yearly India visit - to New Delhi and Mumbai -...
Posted: 16.04.2011
 
The Times Of India Mahavir Jayanti Today Apr 16, 2011, 11.27pm IST All breathing, existing, living, sentient creatures should not be slain, nor treated with violence, nor abused, nor tormented, nor driven away. Acaranga Sutra * Have compassion towards all living beings. Hatred leads to destruction. Respect for all living beings is non-violence...Real enemies live inside yourself, they are anger, proud, greed,...
Posted: 16.04.2011
 
The Times Of India Pranav Khullar | Apr 16, 2011, 12.00am IST The fundamental issue of liberation from human bondage is deconstructed in Jaina thought, through a detailed analysis of the nature of reality and the notion of karma. In its unique assertion that the soul itself is a material cause of drawing a veil over its real nature, the Jaina tradition shifts the onus from external causes and influences to...
Posted: 10.03.2011
 
The Telegraph (Kolkata) Faiths Take Nuanced View PHEROZE L. VINCENT New Delhi, March 7: Experts from different faiths today by and large opposed euthanasia, but their reactions to the Supreme Court verdict varied somewhat based on subtle differences in their interpretations of their own religions. Islam is unambiguously against all forms of euthanasia, active or passive, said Imam Umer Ahmed Ilyasi, president...
Posted: 03.03.2011
 
"Anna Hazare serves an ultimatum to the PM to sit on indefinite fast from April 5" The Decisive Battle Against Corruption In India Has Begun India Against Corruption is a movement created by concerned citizens from all spheres, and professions, who've come together to fight corruption in India. Our Anti corruption system needs a change Why is it that no one goes to jail in our country despite...
Posted: 26.01.2011
 
A negative attitude is caused by our materialistic approach that has made us too attached to material things. The moment we see things for what they are, we would be able to understand the true value of material objects, and would never aspire to gain domination over them. The whole world is one; it’s a synthesis. Life is possible only through cooperation. All species and sub-species, all that exists, is the...
Posted: 06.11.2010
 
Daijiworld.com Hassan: 14.10.2010 Pics: Shekar Ajekar Daijiworld Media Network – Hassan (SP) Sri Charukeerti Bhattaraka Swamiji of Shravanabelagola in the district, an important seat of Jainism, expressed his wish for organizing a global level convention on Prakrit texts. Prakrit is an ancient language, and a huge treasure of information and other scriptures are found written in this language, particularly...
Posted: 02.11.2010
 
The Times Of India Neither A Beginning, Nor An End Jaina cosmogony offers a different perspective of creation, time and the cycle of life, writes Ashok Vohra... Nov 2, 2010 In Jainism, the study of the cosmos talks about a cyclical notion of time. Cosmic cycles, according to Jain doctrines, comprise utsarpini - the age of expansion, and avasarpini - the age of contraction or decay. We are in the avasarpini age...
Posted: 14.10.2010
 
Deccan Herald Three Honoured with Prakrit Jnanabharathi International Award Hampana urges govt to promote Prakrit Shravanabelagola (Hassan), Oct 14, DH News Service: Noted writer Nadoja Dr Hampa Nagarajaiah on Thursday called upon the Union Govenrment to declare 2011-12 as a year of Prakrit and establish five prakrit universities across the country allocating Rs 100 crore. Delivering his valedictory address at...
Posted: 10.10.2010
 
Deccan Herald Prakrit Seminar from October 12, 2010 Hassan, Oct 8, DHNS A three-day international seminar on Prakrit jointly organised by Delhi-based ‘Sanskrit Samsthan’ and ‘Bahubali Prakrith Vidyapeeth’ will be held at Srikshetra Shravanabelagola in Hassan district from from October 12 to 14. Disclosing this at a news conference here on Friday, Sri Charukeerthi Bhattaraka Swamiji said experts would...
Posted: 07.07.2010
 
Moksa Publishers present 1st issue of new monthly E-Magazine Spiritual Lounge Vol.1 July 2010
Posted: 30.06.2010
 
The Times Of India Surendra Bothara, Jun 30, 2010, 12.00 am IST The universe is dynamic. Irrespective of its speculated origin with the Big Bang or otherwise, its existence as we see it is a consequence of dynamism in a sustaining balance. The concept of static is therefore a relative phenomenon. For instance life is dynamic and death is static, or so it seems. Though antithetical, the two states are...
Posted: 18.06.2010
 
On the Eve of 91st Birth Anniversary of His Holiness Acharya Shri Mahapragyaji at FICII Auditorium on 14th Jun 2010 at New Delhi. Awaiting for the Chief guest H.E. Former President Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Manglacharan & Anuvrat Geet presented by 91 members of Akhil Bharatiya Terapanth Mahila Mandal In attendance H.E. Former President Dr A.P.J.Abdul Kalam ji Sashan Gaurav Muni Shri Tarachand ji Muni Shri...
Posted: 15.06.2010
By Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
Address during the celebration of National Colloquium on Vision of a Noble Family and Ideal Nation - Birthday of Acharya Mahapragya New Delhi, Jun 14, 2010 Nonviolence movement blossomed "Nonviolence my religion" ---------"Acharya Mahapragya" I am happy to participate in the National Colloquium on Vision of a Noble Family and Ideal Nation. My greetings to all of you. This important gathering reminds me of...
Posted: 06.06.2010
 
The South Asian Times By Dr. Sulekh C. Jain ISSJS 2010 was held at Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand from April 27-May 12, 2010. It was organized jointly by the Research Institute of Languages and Culture of Asia, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand; Jain Samaj Bangkok; and International School for Jain Studies, India. ISSJS CLASS GROUP PHOTO The class comprised Nineteen (19) full time participants...
Posted: 19.05.2010
By Mahima Sethia
Acharya Mahapragya, in an explanation to Anekant view, pronounces that Whole is the sum total of two opposites. And so is the definition of development. Development is the harmonically existence of co-opposites - material and moral, quantity and quality, production and consumption, stability and mobility, today and tomorrow. Sustainability refers to racing with time at nearly same pace without much crest and...
Posted: 29.04.2010
 
South Asia Mail On April 16, 2010, the Stadium Club of Florida International University (FIU) in Miami glowed with an elegant aura of Jain traditional decor and a colorful gathering of the Jain community. The multicolored sand art, the intertwined garlands, the traditional lamp, the cultural saris and classical tunes of tabla and flute just added glamour to the hall. The occasion was to celebrate the official...

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