Posted: 10.11.2016
 
Ahimsa Times DIWALI AND JAINISM Diwali has a very special significance in Jainism. It marks the anniversary of Nirvana of Mahavira's soul, the twenty fourth Jain Tirthankara of present cosmic age. It is celebrated at the same time as the Hindu festival of Diwali. Diwali marks the New Year for the Jain group and it likewise remembers the passing commemoration of their 24th Tirthankara Mahavira and his...
Posted: 04.09.2016
 
Ahimsa Times On the Occasion of Paryushana Parva and Das Lakshan Parva We Sincerely Request for Forgiveness As We may have Hurt your Feelings by Thoughts Words, Inaction or Actions, Knowingly or Unknowingly MICHCHHAMI DUKKADDAM AHIMSA FOUNDATION   PARYUSHAN: SIGNIFICANCE OF JAIN FESTIVAL OF FORGIVENESS Paryushan is the most important Jain festival celebrated in the month of August or September. Normally...
Posted: 13.08.2016
 
Ahimsa Times CHATURMAS 2016 BEGINS Chaturmas is a holy period of four months (July to October), beginning on Shayani Ekadashi the eleventh day of the first bright half, Shukla Paksha, of Ashadh (fourth month of the Hindu lunar calendar until Prabodhini Ekadashi, the eleventh day of the first bright half of Kartik (eighth month of the Hindu lunar calendar) in Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism. Chaturmas is reserved...
Posted: 20.07.2016
 
Ahimsa Times JAIN SAINT SETTLING FOR HOLY CHATURMAS PERIOD The holy period of four months "Chaturmas", which is much observed in Jainism has begun. Chaturmas is the period of rainy season in the country and meant for self-purification. All over country Jain Saint reach their Chaturmas destination for next four months. Jain Saints observe their annual 'Rains Retreat' during this period by living in one place...
Posted: 23.06.2016
 
Ahimsa Times NEW DELHI'S BHAGWAN MAHAVIR MEMORIAL IS NOW WRESTLING RING FOR JAIN LEADERSHIP The National Committee was constituted by the Government of India for the celebration of 2500 Nirvan Mahotsav of Bhagwan Mahavir under the Chairmanship of the then Prime Minister late Smt. Indira Gandhi. As part of celebration, Smt. Indra Gandhi wished a befitting memorial of Bhagwan Mahavir in the national capital. In...
Posted: 19.05.2016
 
Ahimsa Times JAIN TEMPLE MAHAMASTAKABHISHEKA IN 2018 WILL BE A SIMPLE AFFAIR Charukeerti Bhattaraka Swami of the mutt, chairing the first national-level Digambar Jain Committee meeting held in Shravanabelagola, said the event would be simple. However, the works related to improving facilities for the public at the pilgrimage centre and providing care and shelter for devotees would go on as per requirement. ''As...
Posted: 05.04.2016
 
Ahimsa Times JAIN TEMPLES WORLD'S TALLEST IDOL OF JAIN TEERTHANKAR LORD RISHABHDEVA TO BE SANCTIFIED February 11, 2016: Nashik: The world’s tallest idol of Lord Rishabhdeva, the first Teerthankar of Jains, carved out of a single rock at the twin pinnacled peak of Mangi Tungi near Teharabad village of Baglan tehsil in Nashik district is will sanctified on February 11, 2016 in the presence of lakhs of followers...
Posted: 05.02.2016
 
Ahimsa Times AHIMSA & VEGETARIANISM JAINS URGE BIHAR CM TO BAN NON-VEG ITEMS, LIQUOR AT PAWAPURI Biharsharif: February 3rd 2016: A day after Jharkhand CM Raghubar Das asked to ban open sale and consumption of non-veg items and liquor at Parasnath, a Jain pilgrimage centre in Giridih district, Jain religious leaders and organizations in Bihar urged CM Nitish Kumar to accord the same status to Pawapuri, where...
Posted: 31.12.2015
 
Ahimsa Times JAIN TEMPLE COPS FIND JAIN MAHAVIR IDOL IN DITCH IN BIHAR Patna: December 7th 2015: The Bihar state police recovered the stolen 2,600-year-old idol of Lord Mahavir, the 24th Tirthankar of the Jains, from a ditch next to the Jamui-Sikandra-Madhve Road around 6am. The dramatic recovery of the 250kg idol eight days after it went missing from a Jain temple at Lachchuar village, around 20km west of the...
Posted: 01.12.2015
 
Ahimsa Times WE PRAY FOR THE INNOCENT VICTIMS OF PARIS TERROR ATTACK The PEACE LOVING JAIN COMMUNITY AROUND THE WORLD stands with French people at this terrible time. Our thoughts and prayers are with the innocent victims of Paris terror attack. This is an attack on mankind. While condemning the devil minds, we call upon all freedom-loving peoples to coordinate their efforts against evil. We must not give space...

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